Mymcbooks's Blog

Keepsake that Educates!

Book Spotlight/Giveaway: The Recluse Storyteller. Ends Nov 25th


The Recluse Storyteller

The Recluse Storyteller by Mark W. Sasse

About the Book: Red Hat hijacks a yoghurt truck and barrels into the Chester Walz Bank at full speed, desperate to open a safety deposit box.

The twins, beckoned by an ominous streak of light across the sky, climb Harper’s Hill to encounter an apparition of their missing father.

The reverend stands on a muddy ridge, the barrel of the rifle in his neck, looking down on a Vietnamese village, scarred by war and regret.

The stories come to Margaret at all times, but they are anything but random. A fractured view of Michael Cheevers’ red hat through a discreetly cracked door sends her off on adventure. A glimpse of the Johnson twins from apartment 2D takes her to the lonely hill on a Midwestern prairie in 1887.  The regular letters from Reverend Davies, who has tried to look after Margaret since the death of her mother, brings her to the brink of exhaustion, staring 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, gleaming crumbs of information at every turn; eyes peering incessantly in the night, stealing glances of neighbors behind partially opened doors.

But the tales that 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 her stories.

The Recluse Storyteller weaves five stories into one as the loner Margaret not only searches for meaning from her reclusive life, but also gives meaning in the most unexpected ways to the troubled souls of her apartment complex. Part adventure, part tragedy, and part discovery, The Recluse Storyteller bridges genres, bringing hope, life, and redemption to the broken relationships of modern society.

Paperback: 238 pages

The author will give a print copy to the first random pick winner. And the 2 & 3 winner will receive an e-book – either Kindle or Nook formats.

IF you have a facebook, twitter, Printerest or blog please help promote this book.

Leave the link with you comment below.

What others are saying about the book  http://www.amazon.com/The-Recluse-Storyteller-Mark-Sasse/product-reviews/1492241253/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

Mark Sasse

About this author

Mark W. Sasse currently lives in Malaysia teaching drama and history. He lived in Vietnam for ten years which provided the rich background of modern day Vietnam in his first novel “Beauty Rising” released in December 2012. His second novel, “The Recluse Storyteller” will be released in October 2013. He just finished writing his third novel with a release date of 2014.

When he is not writing novels, his other passion comes out: live theater. He has published a series of plays of different genres including “Grandparents’ War”, “Spy Blue”, “Take Two: Who Directs Your Life”, and “Life with Stewart”. He also produced and directed all of these as original stage productions.

Sasse grew up in western Pennsylvania as…Mark W. Sasse currently lives in Malaysia teaching drama and history. He lived in Vietnam for ten years which provided the rich background of modern day Vietnam in his first novel “Beauty Rising” released in December 2012. His second novel, “The Recluse Storyteller” will be released in October 2013. He just finished writing his third novel with a release date of 2014.

When he is not writing novels, his other passion comes out: live theater. He has published a series of plays of different genres including “Grandparents’ War”, “Spy Blue”, “Take Two: Who Directs Your Life”, and “Life with Stewart”. He also produced and directed all of these as original stage productions.

Sasse grew up in western Pennsylvania as a huge baseball fan. He loves to cook and spend time with his family.

Mark W. Sasse is also the author of Beauty Rising & The Recluse Storyteller

http://www.amazon.com/The-Recluse-Storyteller-ebook/dp/B00FOBQ464/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381502108&sr=8-1&keywords=the+recluse+storyteller

http://mwsasse.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/markwsasse

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18454126-the-recluse-storyteller

Giveaway Rules

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The author will give a print copy to the first random pick winner

And the 2 & 3 winner will receive an e-book – either Kindle or Nook formats.

IF you have a facebook, twitter, Printerest or blog please help promote this book.

Leave the link with you comment below.

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends Nov 25, 2013

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

Mandatory: Leave a comment about the review below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

Please promote this review on your blog, twitter or facebook

Giveaway Guidelines and Disclaimer  

Winners are selected via Random and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond;

If no response, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner is chosen

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winners are

Print Copy – #2 – Diana M

Kindle or Nook Formats – #4 – Dee@ Dee’s Read and #6 – Amy

About these ads

October 23, 2013 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. Looks like a great book, very mysterious.

    Comment by jeremy mclaughlin | October 26, 2013 | Reply

  2. Looks like a great read. Hope I win one will put on my blog. will tweet, and put on fb page.

    https://www.facebook.com/diana.montgomery.9

    http://dianasbookit.blogspot.com/

    DianaJoeym11 is my tweet

    Comment by Diana Montgomery | October 26, 2013 | Reply

  3. This looks like a great book that my son would like. He loves mysteries books like this.

    Comment by lisa | October 27, 2013 | Reply

  4. I love books that blend genres. This one sounds super creepy. Which is perfect for me because all of oct and nov I’m reading creepy books in honor of Halloween! The scarier and creepier , the better! Thanks for this dear.
    Dee @ Dee’s Reads

    Comment by diamondnazaneen | October 28, 2013 | Reply

  5. It must of been very hard for Margaret with her reclusive life and all 5 stories coming to her at once. I can’t wait to find out what happens when all 5 stories are weaved together for her neighbors in the apartments. I will have to read this book to find out if she was able to bridge everything together for a good ending.

    Comment by Danielle Jones | November 3, 2013 | Reply

  6. My kids would love this!!! I have 5. Also looking for Christmas gifts for local needy veterans family.

    Comment by Amy | November 5, 2013 | Reply

  7. Thank you for the intro to this book and author. It sounds like it could be the next book in a nightly read along. It seems chapter books work best for this, it keeps the story going for a bit, and this one is great for the season.

    Comment by Diane S | November 6, 2013 | Reply


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,565 other followers

%d bloggers like this: