Author Mark Stephen Levy
- Mark Stephen Levy
- Denver, Colorado, United States
- I was so inspired by my adventures while traveling throughout Europe, India, Nepal, Tibet, China, and other exotic locales that I had to write something. Then one day early last year, an idea started to take form quickly. I was finally enabled to weave some of my stories and integrate them into one of the best love story adventures to come along in years.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Normally I write about various themes of life that tie into Overland, such the characters, or actions, or events. But today's posting is a review I received today by a woman who does nothing but review books. Well, I'm sure she does other things, but this is what she does for a living and I thought you would want to read it. And not so much because it is a great review, but it will give you some keen insights into the story of book, which ultimately, will make you want to read it. And by no means for the sale of the book. My faithful followers here are what I would call my friends and "early adopters"...those that were there for me from the start...and I thank you!
So, before we read on with this review, I want to share some news:
I'm going to start working on Overland, the sequel, Part II. I can keep you up to date along the way, or an announcement at the time of publication. I don't know what is going to happen in Part II...certainly if you have an ideas or what you would like to see, please let me know....
And now, the review:
Mark Stephen Levy takes his traveling adventures and his personal love story as he creates an incredible Masterpiece of war, history, and romance. The main character, Danny Benson is a man who makes the reader turn the pages as fast as the speed of lightning, and has the type of personality that would make your heart melt. As he rides the Magic Bus to Afghanistan in desperate search to find the woman he loves, along with answers to many questions about their relationship, unexpected circumstances changes his life forever. When Danny finds Heather, what else does he find? Did Heather ever find herself, and what else does she find? How did the Soviet invasion, and the bomb blast affect Danny's life? Which direction was Danny in, and was it the same direction Heather was in? Did unexpected events in Danny's life bring him happiness? Why did Danny want to go to Kathmadu?What does the blood stained blue scarf signify? Why was James arrested? What was considered paradise for Danny? Who is Vyasa, and what did he do for Danny? I highly recommend this novel to all fiction, historical fiction, and adventure lovers. The sweet scent of sizzling romance blossoms like a rose as the reader is taken on an interesting journey through the culture and beauty of different countries. Challenges are taken through many twists-and-turns, while war is looming as the pages become covered in drama. The plot is captivating, the story is delightful and the fascinating characters come to life in this unique, emotional roller-coaster ride. The author paints each page with excitement, danger, sorrow, and happiness. A colorful portrait is the result of an unforgettable story that's made for the movie screen. "OVERLAND" is as entertaining as GONE WITH THE WIND, as romantic as JERRY MAGUIRE, and as dramatic as
THE DEER HUNTER with Robert Deniro.
Posted by Author Geri Ahearn
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Being stranded is so unexpected. It’s the kind of situation you couldn’t anticipate at all. And it can be incredibly nerve racking, or even life changing. It could be a flat tire on your car, and your spare tire is in worse shape. And say this situation is far from home, and your cell phone is dead…woof!
Or, mentally stranded to where life just doesn’t seem to be moving ahead. Or, geographically stranded and can’t get out of where you are. It could be temporary, or permanent. So there you are, with an instant new life!
So, what do you?
Danny, in our story OVERLAND faces this very same issue. Of course he didn’t see it coming either…but it happened: Being stranded in a faraway place, knowing no one except the girl he went after, but wasn’t sure what happened to her after the…..well, unexpected!
But the circumstances he does with the situation he found himself in, will amaze the reader. And in the end, he becomes a better man, evolved, wise, loving…and has followed his destiny. The destiny he didn’t know until he was stranded.
Have you ever been stranded to where your life turned out better?