A LOVE STORY FOR A NATION is one of the favorite stories I’ve ever written. It, like a lot of my writings, started as a short play called “Almighty Might.” An audience member, who came to see a production of it, was greatly moved by its story – so much so that this audience member, who also happened to be an artist, drew an amazing picture of its story. I was blown away! I had the chance to meet the artist later that year. His name is Woon Bin Chang. A terrific guy. He was gracious enough to allow me to use his picture as the the book cover for my novel. I was thrilled.
But the picture posed some problems for the cover, and when the novel was published, I decided on another design by another talented graphic artist. I loved it, and I was very happy with the cover.
But three years on, I stumbled back upon this artwork and wondered if I could redesign it in order to give the novel a make-over and to show off this great piece of art which represented the story so very well.
And so I did.
I’ve decided to change the cover art for the novel. I’m very happy with it and I hope it inspires others to check out this moving story.
As always, your thoughts are welcome.
Here it is:
One more day on this great free promo. I hope you’ll love this novel as much as I do. It’s full of suspense, full of twists and turns, full of courage, full of interesting fantastical stories, full of truth about our world, and lastly with an ending that will make you think.
And its absolutely FREE. For one more day.
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The promo has been working great so far, currently at #1 in Lit Fiction/Suspense and Mystery and into the top 100 overall free download store.
Please enjoy it with my compliments, and I’d be grateful if you leave a short review.
My novel “A Love Story for a Nation” – rated at 4.8 stars on Amazon – is FREE in the Kindle store for the FIRST TIME EVER! POSSIBLY the ONLY TIME EVER!
Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up a story near and dear to me.
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This is a gripping story of one man who experiences terrible tragedy and decides to take fate and destiny head on by daily standing at attention in front of the palace gate of the dictator Antoine.
This is a thriller with unbelievable twists and turns. It’s also a work of literary fiction with memorable themes, unexpected reveals, and deep symbolism. One reader even called it a “modern-day tall tale.” And that it is. Small snippets of fantasy emerging out of the stories the protagonist writes in protest of the dictatorship.
This was originally a short play which won several awards in Kuala Lumpur in 2013. Now it’s a gripping tale that you won’t want to put down.
And it’s FREE for a limited time only. Please grab yourself a copy and tell a friend.
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Book reviewer CathyS from CNKbookreviews posted her review of my latest novel A Love Story for a Nation. Here’s her opening excerpt:
“I’ve read four of Sasse’s novels…four very different novels, four very enjoyable reads. Naturally, I dived eagerly into what is now my fifth Sasse read. This is not only different from his other books, it’s also hugely different from anything I’ve read before. It’s quite extraordinary. It’s a rich tapestry of many different threads: history, politics, courage, determination, love, passion, compassion, commitment, loss, heartbreak, tragedy, death, friendship, grief, surprise, sadness, joy, perseverance, hardship, danger, hope. Phew! But I’m not lying. They’re all in there.”
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If you haven’t picked up a copy of my newest release, A Love Story for a Nation, here are two new descriptions which might help you see if this book is for you or not.
- Someone recently asked if I wrote it like a historical tall-tale? I thought about for a minute and then replied, you got it exactly right. That description seems almost like an oxymoron, but it hits the heart of the story well. It’s a story of love and revolution would could have been set in any number of countries during the 20th century.
- A second person said the following: “I just finished A Love Story and thought you should know that I think it is wonderful! Any story that makes you think about your own life; what you could do better; what you should do more or less of to affect positive change…that’s a winner to me.”
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My newest novel will be on 99 cent promotion on Kindle from December 19 – December 26.
Where else can you get hours of riveting entertainment for 99 cents?
I may be biased, but check out the independent reviews and decide for yourself. I think you’ll agree, this is a great deal!
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I received an email this week that said the following (no I didn’t make this up):
“I just finished A Love Story and thought you should know that I think it is wonderful! Any story that makes you think about your own life; what you could do better; what you should do more or less of to affect positive change…that’s a winner to me.”
There you have it. Anonymous email person said it better than I could.
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I’m doing an author reading tomorrow at Penangpac’s 4th Anniversary Open Day. Below is a portion of the passage I’ll be dramatically performing. After horrible tragedy strikes the former writer Gerald Sanpatri’s life, he joins the mass protests happening in front of the presidential palace. But he comes to realize that this cannot possible be the way.
The word echoed over the loudspeaker, and a deafening round shot into the crowd. Screams of anguish rang out in all directions. The crowd panicked and ran backwards, trampling hundreds under the feet of the frenzied masses. Bodies fell to the ground, both dead and wounded.
A second round of shots. A third volley.
A young woman standing next to Gerald grabbed his arm as she buckled over. A bullet ripped through her abdomen and blood erupted in all directions. Gerald tried to pull her up, but she fell, twisted and torn, trampled by feet trying to flee the gate. Bodies—alive, dead, and wounded—bounded into Gerald from all sides. He contorted himself in several directions at once, surrounded by an escapade of chaotic sight and sound. The girl who had grabbed him fell quickly out of his mind as he, too, thought of nothing but survival. He tripped over someone but luckily balanced himself on a gentleman who had fallen down. The shots continued to ring loudly, until they were drowned out by the firing of the tank. Its piercing ordinance soared over the crowd, magnifying the screams of the frantic exodus. The large traffic circle at the back of the square had been closed off by another military unit, forcing people through the park on the right, or up the side of the boulevard which led to Reoux. The military nabbed dozens of runners, whipping them to the ground to be handcuffed and taken away. Gerald navigated the square about as well as anyone else. He tried to make it to the trail near the boulevard which led down to the river and over towards his home. When he finally made it to the side of the bank overlooking the square, he looked back and saw the tumultuous scene, a grand epic from Hollywood’s golden era; it was like the Egyptians had caught the Israelites on the wrong side of the Red Sea. Bodies lay like flies over the square. Screams and pleas sounded over the firing of the menacing rifles. He stood watching history unfold in front of him; a tale being played out with pawns, kings, and willing participants who would never see another day.
Gerald stared at it all out of obligation. He watched it through his tears and felt sick to his stomach, knowing intimately that life would never be the same again for both himself and his nation.
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