Summer Read Gear-up: Trilogy Super-Sale all Weekend!

There’s never been a better time to give this unique and exciting The Forgotten Child Trilogy a try. Wed-Sunday this week! Hit the link below and get ready for some great beach reading!


“A unique, entertaining, and deftly crafted novel by an author with a genuine gift for imaginative and engaging storytelling.” – Small Press Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review

SALE on KINDLE! 99 cents – MOSES THE SINGER – Limited Time!

My new novel MOSES THE SINGER is on sale for only 99 cents July 30 through August 5! This is the first time this novel’s price has ever been reduced, so please take advantage of it. What’s it about?

  • A talented group of teen musicians. A stateless old man living on the margins of society. What do they have in common? Humanity and sweet music.Will, Sanchez, Song-Yi, and Stephanie attend an American international school on the island of Penang, Malaysia. But at night, they are a talented band of musicians striving to win their school’s talent show, so they can further their dreams of becoming professional musicians.

    Musa “Moses” Marbun has been without a country for forty-six years. The crippled and destitute rickshaw driver pedals tourists through the quaint streets of Penang’s capital city to meet his daily needs.

    One day when downtown, Song-Yi witnesses Musa being beaten on a sidewalk for a theft he didn’t commit. As she intervenes on his behalf, an unlikely friendship ensues, which puts the band on a collision course with musical destiny while Musa hopes to end his decades long journey through the wilderness by confronting his past.

    Introducing the Band:
    Song-Yi, lead singer
    Will, guitarist & composer
    Sanchez, bass guitarist
    Stephanie, percussionist
    Moses the Singer

MOSES THE SINGER – only 99 cents!

You can also read it for free on Kindle Unlimited.

If you enjoy. Don’t forget to leave a review.



FREE – FIRST TIME EVER! “A Love Story for a Nation” on Kindle

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.

Free for a limited time. HERE!

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.

And don’t forget to leave a review!

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Another Great Review for WHICH HALF DAVID

Here’s another great review for my new release, WHICH HALF DAVID.  This one by Cathy over at Cath’n’Kindle Books. She says:

“A compelling story … Correction. An utterly compelling story … written with Sasse’s usual flair, that’s intense, passionate and peppered with some I-never-expected-that little surprises.”

Head on over to her site and read the entire review HERE!

And it’s currently on SALE at Amazon for only 99 cents for ONE MORE DAY! Please check it out. 99 cents on AMAZON


Cheapest Price Ever! Last Chance: “A Love Story for a Nation”

The deal is running down. Only 99 cents for “A Love Story for a Nation.” It’s my wife’s favorite. Now that might not hold much weight in your eyes, but to me, it’s huge! She’s a tough critic. She doesn’t like just anything, but this one, well, I agree. It’s something special.

So pick it up for 99 cents but the deal ends soon, so don’t delay.

I especially like this one because it started as a short 10-minute play, one that affected many people who saw it at the Short & Sweet Festival Kuala Lumpur three years ago. The production ended up winning two awards. I also have it in the works to resurrect the play next May as part of a larger production I’m working on.

This is a touching story which says a lot about the world we live in. Enjoy!

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Exclusive Excerpt: “A Love Story for a Nation” (99 cent sale still on!)

Gerald J. Sanpatri walks to the presidential square each day to stand in a particular spot. To pass the time, he creates story about how his deceased son destroys the dictatorship in their small nation. In this excerpt, he decides to send his son Jonny into the sewer system. 


“Jonny, what will you do today?” he said to himself as he started his daily exercise. The incomparable Jonny had a thousand tricks up his sleeve, and each one led to the downfall of the self-crowned prince, who lived high and mighty within those walls.

He took out his notebook as he stood, balancing it precariously on his left hand.
“Sewer,” he said. He hadn’t used the sewer system before.

A boy stood on a grate, bounding up and down like children tend to do, expressing the jubilant joys of childhood when the grate gave way, and Jonny fell into the swift moving current. He stretched and turned, striving for breath, all the while fighting against the torrent’s green caps of contaminated drift which encompassed him. Anyone else would have drowned, but not Jonny. As his mother frantically yelled from the street, Jonny took one quick plunge into the polluted flow and let the filth contaminate his cells. He drank it in, gladly, with purpose and clarity unknown to everyone else. For Jonny was not ordinary. His cells wouldn’t be cast aside; the chemicals penetrated deep into his inner being. His fate was not his own. He accepted it all, gladly, for his family, for his country; he dipped and dived beneath the filth until the metamorphosis was complete.

Gerald wrote furiously as people streamed past him in the heat of the day.

First a tail exploded out of his back side. Then the claws, the massive perverted claws made by the chemistry of the dark green sludge. He stood on four legs, but the sewer couldn’t hold the beast-of-a-boy and his second-by-second expansion. He exploded upward, through the twenty feet of rocks and sod, through the half foot of asphalt and into the palace of Antoine. The beast stood, reticent and bold. The army, confused and distracted, shot at each other; the beast attacked and trampled the guard house. It smashed the courtyard and flung its tail against the Ministry of Finance. Bricks flew in all directions. Accountants stood ashamed beside blackened columns, their balance sheets precariously unbalanced. The mutant beast, a product of Antoine’s filth, assailed the main palace with one flick of his jaw, and the entire structure fell into oblivion. The beast flapped furiously back and forth. Bullets were useless. Tanks fell still. Jonny, the beast, rested on top of Antoine, who was defeated and cowed into submission.

Gerald chuckled loudly as he wrote down the words. It was late. The light in the sky had begun to sink into the horizon.

“Jonny, I shall have to wait until tomorrow. Thank you.”

He closed his notebook and returned it to his gray sack. He looked once at his stone, said his goodbyes, and began walking home—another day waiting for the revolution had come to its end.

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99 cents on Amazon UK

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A Steal of a Deal! 99 cents! “A Love Story for a Nation” – LIMITED TIME OFFER

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!

Get your 99 cent copy HERE! Read reviews! 4.8 stars on Amazon!

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.

Please pick up a copy, share with others, write a review, and enjoy!

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First Time Ever: “Banyan Tree” novel FREE on Kindle! Limited time.

“The Reach of the Banyan Tree” was published in July of 2014. I’m proud of this novel, because whether anyone else liked it or not, it was my great Vietnamese novel that I always wanted to write. You see, I lived there for ten years, and I learned to love the culture and history of this amazing country. So I set out to write a three-generational tale about one American family which had been forever altered by their encounters in Vietnam. 1945. 1967. 2014. I wrote it, and I’m happy with it. And luckily, so are the reviewers. It’s garnered a 4.8 on 26 reviews on Amazon. I never thought I would offer it for free on Kindle, but when Book Bub agreed, and the prospect of getting this great story into the hands of 10,000+ readers came calling, I couldn’t turn it down. So here it is:

The Reach of the Banyan Tree FREE – December 14-16

It’s free on Kindle. Please get yourself a copy and help me get the word out. I can’t see me ever offering this again for free in the future, so this is the time.

And if you do download it, I’d greatly appreciate a review.

Thanks for all your support.

“The Reach of the Banyan Tree”

Chip Carson intended to marry a young Vietnamese woman until a tragic accident lands him in prison, forever altering the outlook of their relationship. As he struggles to cope with his strained love, a mysterious stranger appears bearing a journal about Chip’s grandfather who parachuted into French Indochina at the end of World War II. As the words in the journal reveal a life that Chip never knew, he begins to understand the depth of love and sacrifice needed in order to have a second chance at love.

Part historical fiction, part contemporary love story, The Reach of the Banyan Tree is an adventure spanning two eras. It explores the effects of war, love, culture, and family obligation in twentieth century Vietnam through the eyes of three generations of American men, who each lost their soul in the tangled reaches of the banyan tree.

Get your FREE KINDLE copy here! (only until Dec 16)

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