Awesome Reads: New Blurb for my Newest Novel!

My latest novel is in search of new readers, so let me break-out a new blurb that highlights a different part of the story. Here it is:

When a former writer, Gerald Sanpatri, tragically loses his beloved wife and his unborn child, he picks up his pen once again and escapes into a fantasy world where his son heroically battles the evils of the world which caused his wife’s death. But as Gerald’s fantasy stories become more vividly directed at the real-life dictator of their impoverished nation, he starts to wonder what it would really take to start a real revolution.

Only those who love to get engrossed in stories they can’t put down need apply.

Available on Kindle: KINDLE VERSION

Paperback with FREE Worldwide Shipping: PAPERBACK with FREE SHIPPING

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New Book Review for “A Love Story for a Nation”

Danielle at Universalcreativityinc just posted her review of “A Love Story for a Nation.”

Some highlights include:

“[It] is one of those novels that readers won’t ever forget.”

“I found the mystery of the plot incredible.”

“By the the time you reach the end you will be waiitng for the next stunning well written adventure by Mark Sasse. It’s the first time that I have read any one of his novels and now, I plan to read each one of his previous novels before this one.”

Please head on over to her website and read the entire review HERE!

If you want to try the novel for yourself, you can read excerpts and reviews HERE!

Thanks again for all your support.

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My Biggest Promotion Ever is Coming Soon

You have to spend money to make money.

I really wonder if that saying applies to indie authors. Later this month, I will be having the largest, most expensive, and wide-spread promotion I’ve ever done.

I have no idea what the outcome will be, and I don’t pretend to think it will be successful. I’m simply following another saying: you never know until you try.

I’m pretty sure that all indie authors have felt the squeeze the last couple of years. The number of free and discounted websites have either dwindled or changed policies in order to keep up with their costs. It’s simply a lot more expensive to advertise today as an indie author than it was in 2013.

The competition is also much fiercer. I can’t imagine the number of new novels and books which are flooding the market each month. How many are from new authors? A lot, I bet. I also won’t pretend to evaluate the quality of the books either. In all honesty, it’s a rare book that grabs my attention these days. What I typically see on social media is simply not a draw for me. I have no idea how my novels stack up with the average indie novel, whatever that means.

For me, I’m satisfied with what I have produced. I’m not ashamed to put my name on the novels, anyhow. That’s enough for me. Of course, I’m always thrilled when I’m able to connect with a reader or have someone recommend my work.

So here I am, gearing up for my largest promotion ever. I’m dishing out some cash, okay if it never comes back. I have a novel I believe in, the reviews have been fantastic so far (received a great one today I’ll shared soon), and I’m willing to take that next step. Could it be one step forward, two steps back? Possibly. But it’s time to make a push, and if it fails, I’ll try again at another time, and if that fails … It’s okay. I’m not in it for the money.

More details on the promotions coming soon!

Three Easy Ways to Purchase My Novels in Malaysia (or Anywhere Worldwide)

I am lucky to have loads of friends around the world, but it isn’t always easy for them to pick up a copy of my novels. Well, hopefully this post will alleviate a lot of that. I’ve tracked down three sites where paperback copies of my novels are available. The first two are in Malaysia, and since I live in Malaysia, I’d like to have an outlet for my friends to pick up my novel. Here’s two choices:  Bookurve & Kinokuniya Malaysia

Bookurve Malaysian On-line Bookstore

Kinokuniya Malaysia

One of the best sites to order my book from is in the UK – The Book Depository. It offers FREE worldwide shipping on all its books, including my titles. Here’s a link to my latest on their site:

Book Depository

So I hope many of my friends around the world (and especially in Malaysia) will check out one of my stories. Please let me know what you think!

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Review of “A Love Story for a Nation” on Lit World Interviews

Book Reviewer Colleen Cheseboro recently posted her review of my latest novel A Love Story for a Nation. Her thorough and insightful interview was posted on “Lit World Interviews.”  Here’s how she closed her review:

“Lovers of historical literature and fiction will lose themselves in the events that Mark Sasse has woven around these characters. I finished reading this novel on the Fourth of July while, outside my window, fireworks were exploding celebrating the freedoms of all Americans. It was a poignant moment.”

Please head over to the site and read the entire review.

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Available now on Kindle and Paperback: Read reviews and excerpt HERE!

 

Travel to an Unspecified Country. Travel to Every County. “A Must Read”

My latest novel, A Love Story for a Nation, is set in the country of ?

Actually, even I don’t know. It’s unspecified.

I wonder if that bothers anyone.

The story is set in the capital city called ?

Hmmm, even that is unknown. The one place in the story that is known is the slum-like section affectionately known as Reoux – the heart of the resistance, the home of workers, the lower class, the heart and soul of the nation. They live and work and breath and love under the watchful eye of the oppressive regime. Their hearts yearn for freedom, but are just as often content to kiss their kids goodnight after a hearty meal consisting of more heart and less meal.

Gerald J. Sanpatri lives in Reoux with his wife. He is the neighbor everyone loves. Kind and compassionate, giving and loving. His heart doesn’t take its cue from circumstance. He smiles at the children, gently rubs the arm of his wife, and sits down with friends and enjoys a humble meal of beans and rice. Life is good in the midst of poverty and under the crushing force of the city.

But beneath this humble existence, the city is starting to pulse with new life. Whispers of demonstrations, comedic skits of the dictator are on the street, new boldness is felt in the classrooms.

Time is a poor master of fate. For when the timing is right, the cracks of society begin to buckle the entire structure. Dictatorship is no match for freedom. Oppression is no match for love.

Wherever there are people who wish to be free, wherever their are those who struggle to love and live the life they want, wherever there are those who are will to take a stand for their God-given rights, that is where this story takes place.

It’s a love story for a nation. Any nation. Every nation.

Read this “MUST READ” now!

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“This Story Deeply Affected Me”

Charlene from Literary R & R posted her review of A Love Story for a Nation. 

Here’s a few things she said:

“There are numerous layers to unpack in this story.”

“[a story] of personal betrayal, loss, and fear, and a story of ultimate surrender.”

“This story deeply affected me.”

“Beautiful and hauntingly written.”

Please head on over to Literary R & R and read the Full Review.

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