Free Christmas Short Story: If Love is a Crime

On Christmas Eve 1852, a runaway slave slips unnoticed through a meadow and happens upon a small, rustic cabin in the woods, occupied by a boisterous old woman named Beatrice. As a winter storm blows in and the sheriff comes inquiring, all that stands between the frightened girl and the arm of the law is a stack of biscuits and a whole lot of love.

Free on Kindle for a Limited Time. Get your copy HERE!

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Free Christmas Story on Kindle: If Love is a Crime

THE STORY

On Christmas Eve 1852, a runaway slave slips unnoticed through a meadow and happens upon a small, rustic cabin in the woods, occupied by a boisterous old woman named Beatrice. As a winter storm blows in and the sheriff comes inquiring, all that stands between the frightened girl and the arm of the law is a stack of biscuits and a whole lot of love.

THE PRICE

Free! (Limited Time!) Only on Amazon.

THE LINK HERE!

Merry Christmas. I hope you enjoy this poignant, heart-warming tale.

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A FREE New Christmas Story: “Christmas in the Trenches, 1914”

Merry Christmas, everyone! To celebrate I’ve published a brand new Christmas story to add to your Christmas reading list: “Christmas in the Trenches, 1914.”

It’s completely FREE on Smashwords. In addition, I’ve added a couple short Christmas dramatic readings to it as well, plus some other goodies.

Please pick yourself up a copy and I hope you enjoy. FREE CHRISTMAS STORY HERE!

Here’s the synopsis: Christmas Eve, 1914. Young Private O’Malley, staring over the crest of a trench deep in the heart of France, regales his comrades with nostalgic images of home as he describes his parents’ Christmas preparations back in Brighton. But when a curious group of German soldiers singing Silent Night step out of the trenches and approach the British line of defense, O’Malley and his mates have to decide if there’s enough Christmas magic in the air which would allow the weary soldiers a brief respite from the ravages of war on the holiest of nights.

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FREE: Christmas Story – “If Love is a Crime” (Limited Time)

Hey all,

I’m happy to offer my Christmas story “If love is a crime” for FREE on Kindle from November 28 – Dec 2. If you haven’t read it yet, don’t be a humbug! It’s sure to wrap you up the sweet goodness of Christmas and get you ready for the holiday season.

I wrote this piece last year. It’s based on a short play I wrote called, “If Love is a Crime, String Me Up.” I really do love this piece. It’s about a runaway slave in the 1850s who happens upon the house of Beatrice, where she receives unexpected Christmas love.

Did I mention it’s FREE!  Please go grab yourself a copy and tell your friends. It’s a great short read.

Get if FREE on AMAZON!

Let me know what you think. It’s my after Thanksgiving gift to you. Enjoy!

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Free on Kindle through December 2.

Christmas Deals! Free and Discounted Books for the Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! I’m happy to offer some great deals on books over the next week. Let’s start with the free!

From December 23-27, my new release short story, “If Love is a Crime: A Christmas Story” is free on Kindle. Please enjoy this read with your family as you celebrate the holidays. My gift to you. 5.0 stars on Amazon with 4 reviews so far!

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On Christmas Eve 1852, a runaway slave slips unnoticed through a meadow and happens upon a small, rustic cabin in the woods, occupied by a boisterous old woman named Beatrice. As a winter storm blows in and the sheriff comes inquiring, all that stands between the frightened girl and the arm of the law is a stack of biscuits and a whole lot of love.

“If Love is a Crime” is a short piece of historical fiction that offers a powerful and emotional picture of the beauty of love and the spirit of Christmas. “If Love is a Crime” is sure to stir the emotional embers of compassion and love, which permeate the most wonderful time of the year.

Pick up your free Christmas story HERE!


On Sale: December 25 – December 27, my second novel, The Recluse Storyteller, only $0.99 on Kindle. 4.6 stars with 33 reviews on Amazon.

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The stories haunt Margaret every waking moment, but they are anything but random. A fractured view Michael Cheevers’ red hat through a discreetly cracked door sends her off on adventure. A glimpse of the Johnson twins from apartment 2D transports her mind to the lonely hill on a Midwestern prairie in 1887. The regular letters from Reverend Davies bring her to the brink of exhaustion as she stares intensely into the heart of war, deep in the jungle of Vietnam.

Margaret is not insane, at least not in a clinical sense. She’s like a midnight raccoon, painfully aware of her surroundings, gleaning crumbs of information at every turn. Her eyes peer incessantly in the night, stealing glances of the neighbors through partially opened doors. But the tales she weaves were not meant to merely hold empty court to the receptive dead air of her apartment. Her stories were meant to embolden the lives of the inhabitants of that drab apartment block because her story is also their story–and everything would be different if they could only hear the prophetic words of the rambling recluse.

Pick up your $0.99 copy HERE!  (Dec 25-31)


On Sale: December 25 – December 27, my debut novel, Beauty Rising, only $0.99 on Kindle. 4.4 stars with 84 reviews on Amazon.

 

Beauty Rising Mark W Sasse“My heart sank. I dumped my father’s ashes in the heart of communist Vietnam – over a thousand miles from the death of his comrades – over a thousand miles from the smile of that girl. How could I have been so stupid?”

Only the bumbling, overweight, thirtyish, stay-at-home Martin Kinney could have mistakenly flubbed his dying father’s request with such gusto. This thousand mile mistake awakens the ghosts of long-held family secrets and puts Martin on a fateful course with an unlikely romantic interest – a young, beautiful, yet troubled Vietnamese woman named My Phuong.

With its cross-cultural setting and unlikely romance, the 61,000 word novel Beauty Rising creates a powerful, unique voice in today’s literature. In a swift-moving, dialogue-driven prose which is funny, honest, tragic and unpredictable, Beauty Rising explores the depths of culture, family, and love as the Vietnam War, a generation removed, continues to hang on the periphery of society, cursing families and causing destruction.

 

Pick up your $0.99 copy HERE! (Dec 25-31)