The Numbers: 4.8, 25, .99 (Hint: An amazing book deal.)

In a week I’ll be kicking off the biggest promotional book campaign I’ve ever organized.

So I decided to do a pre-sale to help set the stage for what’s to come.

By the numbers, it looks like this:

A book with 4.8 stars on 25 reviews for only $0.99! That’s the making of a great deal!

I’m talking about my third novel, released in 2014 – “The Reach of the Banyan Tree.”

You can pick up your 99 cent Kindle version HERE!

I’ve gotten a ton of great feedback about the book. It’s a story that will appeal to a wide audience:

  • A Love Story
  • Historical (set in 1945 Indochina and 2000 Vietnam)
  • Political intrigue
  • Adventure (the protagonist sets off on a long journey from Hong Kong to Thai Nguyen, northern Vietnam.
  • Romance (It actually has two stories of romance – one in 1945 and one in 2000 – but they are uniquely linked.)
  • Cross-cultural (Americans in Vietnam)
  • Asian culture
  • Generations of one family (3 generations of American men)

If you want to get wrapped up in a different world and experience a love story that is anything but a love story, please check out “The Reach of the Banyan Tree.”

On sale through September 22.

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A Love Story – 50 Years Apart

I wrote a guest post for Bookingly Yours explaining the set-up of my new novel. Read part of it is below and then please head over to the Bookingly Yours site for the rest. Thanks.

In the summer of 1945, a small team of American OSS officers parachuted into French Indochina to help the Viet Minh resistance fighters in their struggle with the Japanese. Ironically, these same resistance fighters eventually earned their freedom from their French colonialists, setting themselves up for another struggle with the same people that trained them. Yes, I’m referring to the Vietnam War.

I have always been fascinated by the strange ending to WWII in Indochina which led to so many unforeseen circumstances. When I read the stories about the Americans who came to train the Vietnamese and who build such a camaraderie with the Ho Chi Minh led forces, I thought it would be an interesting starting point for a story.

Well, I tried and failed miserably to write this story in 2001. My writing wasn’t yet ready and my mind couldn’t persevere until the summer of 2013 when I tried to tackle the subject matter again.

This led to the birth of my newly released, third novel – The Reach of the Banyan Tree.

READ THE REST HERE!