Author Colleen Chesebro just reviewed my new novel and her ratings for the book were fantasic:
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies
Hey, you see that? 5 out of 5 on the fairy scale. I’m honored. Colleen wrote a great, detailed review of the novel. Here’s a brief excerpt:
“I have had the pleasure of reading most of Mark Sasse’s novels which like his characters have grown in expression, bursting with life lessons portrayed from living in an unsure world. The author’s descriptions are rich and vibrant placing the reader at the scene of the crime as it is being committed. His imagination is limitless!”
Please head over to her website and read the full review. And while you’re there, check out her writing as well. Enjoy!
READ FULL REVIEW HERE!
Book Available HERE
And the trilogy begins …
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Kindle in pre-order. Releases directly to your Kindle device on December 18.
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Amazon Canada: HERE!
Amazon Australia: HERE!
I’m very fond of this book. And it’s just the beginning. Book 2 is only months away as the saga continues. It’s fun, it’s explosive, it’s unexpected, it’s a page-turner.
This novel has been two years in the making and I’m thrilled with the result. I hope you’ll check it out. The Kindle version deal is a STEAL!
Thanks for the support.
My Kindle Scout campaign for book one of my brand new trilogy ends on December 1. If you haven’t nominated it yet, please head over to the site and give it a look.
If you like what you see, I’d be honored to receive your nomination which will bring me one step closer to a publishing deal with Amazon. It costs you nothing, but if the campaign succeeds, you’ll receive a early-release copy of the novel.
Thanks for your support. Kindle Scout Campaign Here!
I used to think I would never write a series or a trilogy. I liked closure. I liked an entire world or experience to be contained in one complete story. I hated cliff-hangers. (Marvel movies, really? Those after credit snippets were clever marketing ploys.) I hated marketing ploys. So I wrote five standalone novels. I was satisfied.
Then I started writing my sixth novel. It was different on many levels, but I still thought it would be a standalone novel until I finished it. Suddenly I had a strange feeling: it didn’t feel finished. There was more to tell. More to discover. I realized at that moment that I had never written a sequel or series because I had previously not had the right story.
Now I do, and I’m proud to soon be releasing book one of The Forgotten Child Trilogy: A Man Too Old for a Place Too Far.
It’s on Kindle Scout until the December 1. It could use your nomination. Please use this KINDLE SCOUT LINK and read the first couple chapters of it. And if you like it, please nominate it!
REVIEWERS: If you review books and post reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, I’d love to send you a pre-release copy of book 1 in exchange for your honest review. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set it up.
Here are the tentative release dates for THE FORGOTTEN CHILD TRILOGY. I can’t wait.
BOOK 1 – DECEMBER 2017 – A MAN TOO OLD FOR A PLACE TOO FAR
BOOK 2 – SUMMER 2018 – THE AFRICAN CONNECTION
BOOK 3 – TBD – THE FORGOTTEN CHILD
Book One of my soon to be released trilogy – A Man Too Old for a Place Too Far – is currently on Kindle Scout, vying for a Kindle Press publishing deal.
You can help! Please check out the Kindle Scout page for my novel. If you like what you read, nominate it. It helps get the attention of the Kindle Press editors. If my book is chosen, then you’ll be one of the first to receive a copy of it for FREE!
You have nothing to lose, but I do have something to gain. I greatly appreciate your help!
The campaign link is HERE!
Here’s the book’s blurb and cover.
Thanks for your support.
If she wanted help changing the world for one forgotten child, she chose the wrong man. Seventy-two-year-old Francis Frick would scorn his own family to close another deal. But Bee doesn’t see the world like you or me. She is an optimist, searching for potential where none exists, and so she hovers above Frick’s bed every night, eating pomegranates and waiting for his eyes to open to the possibilities. One night, it finally happens. A rogue droplet of juice slips through her fingers and hits the sleeping Manhattan businessman on the forehead, thrusting him on a series of baffling adventures to some of the twentieth century’s most brutal regimes—all to help Bee save a forgotten child of history.
A Man Too Old for a Place Too Far is part one of The Forgotten Child Trilogy—a one-of-a-kind adventure that mixes time travel, magical realism, and historical fiction into a contemporary story about an old man, his estranged daughter, and a tiny flying person in a white robe, who chooses to believe that anything can happen with enough prodding and an endless supply of pomegranates.
The KINDLE SCOUT campaign for my new novel – A Man Too Old for a Place Too Far – is now off and running!
Please clink the link to read the first excerpt available anywhere, and if you like it, I’d ask for your nomination. It might help me land a Kindle Press deal. If it does, you’ll get a free copy of the book!
This novel is book 1 of my brand new and first ever series – The Forgotten Child Trilogy. I put my heart and 22 months into this one. It’s an absolute blast. At least it was writing it, and I hope it is reading it as well.
KINDLE SCOUT NOMINATION LINK HERE!
Thanks for your support.
In this scene, American mission worker is living on the edge, running away from his marital problems, trying to outrun a police car after he had too much to drink. This excerpt gives you a glimpse of the fictional capital city of Sunay City.
The car hit its siren and weaved through the cross-traffic in hot pursuit of the brazen fugitive. Tobin felt empowered as he laughed at the image in his side mirrors before turning left into a small alleyway. A hundred meters down, he turned right onto a smaller alley and sped out of sight into the frenzied maze of the Sunay City slum, where the crowds spill onto the streets at every hour of the day. Vendors lined each side yelling at their customers. Children played games with broken remnants of the city. Men sat at hawker stands and chatted about politics. They all were inconvenienced by the man on the motorcycle, who made their already treacherous lives that much more dangerous. The same disarray that hid Tobin in its midst, blocked the police car within the first hundred yards of the first alleyway. A motorcycle carrying twelve crates of chickens slid into the car, knocking several of them to the ground and scattering the chickens in all directions. He cursed at the police car as the officers stepped out, futilely looking for traces of the foreigner. Tobin knew he was free, and he laughed at his cleverness and dumb luck.
Which Half David is a modern-day retelling of the historical story of King David set in the fictional Southeast Asian nation of the Sulu Republic.
Available as an Amazon Kindle ebook for $2.99. On Amazon Kindle Here.
Available on paperback from any on-line retailer, including free world-wide shipping from the Book Depository: Paperback here!