The paperback version of our action-adventure The Dogon Initiative  has been published on Amazon. It follows last year’s successful launch of the novel as a Kindle ebook.

 

The Dogon Initiative (The Deniables Book 1) by [Lance Morcan, James Morcan]

Paperback available now.

 

In The Dogon Initiative, a group of foreign mercenaries hired as deniable assets by a newly-formed humanitarian division of the CIA is tasked with saving Mali’s persecuted Dogon people from genocide. They are the Deniables. Their operation must be carried out in stealth while journeying across some of West Africa’s most hostile terrain. As if all that’s not enough, they are also instructed to help solve an ancient astronomical mystery linked to the pyramids of Egypt.

The Deniables soon find themselves fighting for their lives when they get caught in the middle of warring ethnic factions in Mali. Their only way to survive is to join with the Dogon in a race against the clock. The stakes are so high that not only could an entire indigenous group be wiped off the face of the Earth, but all evidence that supports advanced ancient technology theories surrounding the Dogon and a lost civilization thesis may be destroyed in the process.

Inspired by a true-life mystery of astronomy, The Dogon Initiative  highlights some of the many myths and theories surrounding the fascinating Dogon people of Mali. In particular, their unexplained knowledge of the invisible-to-the-eye Sirius B white dwarf star, the rings of Saturn and other heavenly bodies, and their rumored ancestral relationship to ancient Egyptians.

 

The Dogon Initiative  is exclusive to Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Dogon-Initiative-Deniables-Lance-Morcan/dp/0473519720/

 

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Award-winning authors among Underground Knowledge group’s members.

 

The group’s bookshelves include the following titles:

Classified Woman / The Lone Gladio by Sibel Edmonds

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The Science Delusion by Dr. Rupert Sheldrake — a scientific rebuttal to The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

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New World Order: A Strategy of Imperialism by Sean Stone

The Men Who Stare at Goats, by Jon Ronson

Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult by Professor Richard Spence

The Untold History of The United States 

The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide

JFK’s 100th bday, Cover-up Continues

Muhammad as foretold by bible

Gerald Posner’s God’s Bankers and other works

Ethical Empowerment by Arthur D. Schwartz

A Global Security System: An Alternative to War by Kent Shifferd

Promod Sharma’s humanitarian philosophy books

The digital age is under attack!

‘How I became a human being’ a memoir of an alien from Cosmos

The true identity of Yahweh.

Native American Empowerment over Oppression

Forbidden Bookshelf

Give-Away: A Dazzling Re-Imagining of Genesis

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“Very highly recommended.” That’s Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 book reviewer Grady Harp’s summation of 5 SHORT STORY GEMS: Once Were Brothers / Mr. 100% / A Gladiator’s Love / The Last Tasmanian Tiger / Brooklyn Bankster – a new release compendium of short stories that is currently exclusive to Kindle.

The Hall of Famer says, “Lance Morcan proves he is a master weaver of stories. This collection of tales, so appropriately called ‘GEMS’ in the bundle’s title, is a solid survey of Morcan’s gifts as a writer.”

 

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New box set for lovers of short stories… https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086JZSK2T/

 

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Attention fellow authors and publishers… Allow me to introduce Les, a graphic designer who operates under the trading name germancreative  and whose design services we use for many of our book covers. 

 

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Les…a superior cover designer.

 

Les, who is from Austria, offers her professional book cover design services at very competitive rates via Fiverr, the online freelance services marketplace. Her business germancreative  can boast an average 4.9 star rating after 1,000+ reviews.

Les describes herself as a graphic designer and illustrator focused in cover design, vector graphics and typography.

“I started as a young girl to create the first covers, then I graduated in communication and now I turned my passion for design in my job.”

Most recently, Les designed the exquisite covers for my recently released short story books Mr. 100%  and Once Were Brothers, and my new release box set 5 Short Story Gems (pictured below).

 

5 Short Story Gems: Once Were Brothers / Mr. 100% / A Gladiator's Love / The Last Tasmanian Tiger / Brooklyn Bankster by [Lance Morcan]

Cover by germancreative.

 

The reviews for germancreative speak for themselves.

One satisfied customer (from India) says, “Les is awesome. This is my third cover with her and she always gets it right. This time I had a template and she was super helpful and she’s very understanding of the concept and what I’m trying to do.” Another (from Spain) says, “It has been great working with germancreative. The result was absolutely amazing and beyond our expectations and not even needed to ask for a single review. We will definitely work again with her in the future!”

 

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More examples of germancreative’s cover designs…

 

Here at Sterling Gate Books, we have no hesitation in recommending Les to fellow professionals who seek quality book cover designs. She can be contacted via https://www.fiverr.com/germancreative 

 

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Today marks the Amazon release of  5 SHORT STORY GEMS (Once Were Brothers / Mr. 100% / A Gladiator’s Love / The Last Tasmanian Tiger / Brooklyn Bankster) – a compendium of short stories written by New Zealand author Lance Morcan and published by Sterling Gate Books in 2019/2020.

 

5 Short Story Gems: Once Were Brothers / Mr. 100% / A Gladiator's Love / The Last Tasmanian Tiger / Brooklyn Bankster by [Morcan, Lance]

Box set of short stories is exclusive to Amazon.

 

The stories, which have also been released as standalone Kindle ebooks, are aimed at lovers of thrillers, adventure, romance and historical fiction.

Brief blurbs (and Kindle links) follow for each of the short stories featured in 5 SHORT STORY GEMS:

Once Were Brothers

ONCE WERE BROTHERS – Life will never be the same for young Benjamin Thomas after disaffected Maoris abduct his identical twin brother in this moving short story adventure set in Nineteenth Century New Zealand. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082Z5FBVZ/ 

Mr. 100%

Mr. 100% – When New York defense lawyer Madison ‘Mr. 100%’ Harley secures a Not Guilty verdict for a client who confides that he is guilty of the ghastly crimes he was accused of, he sets out to ensure that justice is done. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085Y89NYQ/ 

A Gladiator's Love

A GLADIATOR’S LOVE – In this short story set in Ancient Rome, dashing Greek gladiator Leonidas is one fight away from winning his freedom. Throughout his trials he is sustained by the love of Fatuma, a beautiful gladiatrix. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082S2MKN3/ 

The Last Tasmanian Tiger

THE LAST TASMANIAN TIGER – Outdoorsman Charlie Truganini can’t believe his eyes when on a trip into Tasmania’s wilderness he sees a Tasmanian tiger – a carnivorous marsupial considered by most Australians to be extinct. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082GGKR77/ 

Brooklyn Bankster

BROOKLYN BANKSTER – After ageing hippy Bill Hogan is taken hostage during a bank heist in Brooklyn, his captors demand a million-dollar ransom for his safe return. The problem is no-one knows who the hell Bill Hogan is. Does he even exist? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZTT23YK/ 

 

5 SHORT STORY GEMS can be viewed on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Short-Story-Gems-Lance-Morcan-ebook/dp/B086JZSK2T/

 

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Scientists, doctors and other members of our fast-growing Underground Knowledge group on Goodreads debate whether Coronavirus is a man-made lab creation and speculate on what kind of world can we expect post-COVID-19.

 

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We invite YOU to check out the group’s Coronavirus discussion topics (below) – or better still, have YOUR say:

Is Coronavirus (COVID-19) a man-made lab creation?

geopolitical, legal and financial ramifications of Coronavirus

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Coronavirus-related books of interest

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The group has been designed to encourage debates about important and under-reported issues of our era. All you need is an inquiring mind and a desire to gain or share underground knowledge.

Everyone’s welcome. Our members include award-winning writers and journalists, whistleblowers, members and former members of the intelligence community, armed forces and law enforcement, teachers, students, doctors, scientists, historians, bloggers, conspiracy theorists and other shit-stirrers, authors, everyday readers, stay-at-home moms and more.

Everything’s up for debate. No topic is off-limits.

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Jaded over Brexit? Do yourself a favour and read English author-poet Harry Whitewolf’s new release, straight-talking, poetry book Broken Albion.

 

Broken Albion by [Whitewolf, Harry]

Broken Albion, Whitewolf’s ninth poetry book, takes a satirical, logical, humorous, and opinionated look at the contemporary UK Brexit-led political and cultural landscape, and imagines a world beyond division, where having compassion for one another is more important than flags.

One reviewer describes it as a “must-read” for anyone confused by Brexit; another recommends it “for fans of poetry, politics, or anyone searching for a quick enjoyable read” – and yet another says “It (Brexit) is complicated, but Broken Albion explains it all.”

Harry Whitewolf is the author of two raffish true travelling tales that read like fiction (Route Number 11 and The Road To Purification), and seven collections of contemporary poetry, including Underdogs Unite, New Beat Newbie, Two Beat Newbie, and Rhyme and Rebellion, which was one of Readfree.ly’s 50 Best Indie Books of 2016.

You can find out more about Whitewolf at his website: http://www.harrywhitewolf.com 

Harry Whitewolf

To check out his other books, do yourself a BIG favour and visit Amazon’s Harry Whitewolf page at: https://www.amazon.com/Harry-Whitewolf/e/B00DTFUT7C/

“Harry Whitewolf is one of the best kept secrets in alternative literature.”

– Raegan Butcher

 

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San Francisco Review of Books

Mr. 100% by [Morcan, Lance]

An effulgent new novella!

New Zealand novelist and screenwriter Lance Morcan is a former journalist and newspaper editor with over twenty published books to his credit. Often he writes in collaboration with his son James Morcan, but new novel is another solo for Lance. Following the ongoing output of a talented author such as Lance is rewarding in that with each new publication, a different aspect of his talent is evident. Having read almost all of his books, this reviewer believes MR. 100% to be his most polished and creative novel to date – and that is significant given his prodigious tally of works! More acutely than ever, Lance displays a fine gift for creating characters – both central and peripheral. The cast seems familiar, not that anyone has cultured them in the fine style that Lance delivers, but in the fact that they are credible to the point of being visual. 

Setting the tone for this story, the book opens with A Dilemma – ‘On the evening of November 2nd, 1987, in the den of his upmarket Manhattan apartment in New York City, a depressed and intoxicated Madison Harley studied his Glock 17 through the bottom of an empty whiskey glass. The pistol, which rested on the desktop alongside a near-empty bottle of Heaven Hill Bourbon, was loaded. Harley planned to use the Glock to end his life very soon, but not before he drained the bottle. It was, after all, a question of priorities….’ Being witness to a thought of suicide incites the curiosity of the reader to explore this character’s circumstances.

The synopsis of the plot outlines the dilemma without spoiling the tenor of the novel: Hotshot New York defense lawyer Madison Harley only takes on clients he believes innocent. He’s known as ‘Mr. 100%’ because he has never lost a case, and consequently he is Public Enemy No. 1 in the eyes of the police, prosecutors and the media. The bad press has taken a toll on his personal life. His wife has moved out, taking their two young sons with her and instigating divorce proceedings. When his latest client confides that he is guilty of the horrific rape-murder he’s accused of, a depressed and guilt-wracked Harley hires a contract killer to terminate him after the jury delivers a Not Guilty verdict. It’s 1987 and groundbreaking developments in the field of forensic science sees DNA profiling used for the first time in criminal investigations in America. The release of DNA test results causes Harley to rescind his order to carry out the hit on his client. Unfortunately for him, the killer doesn’t change direction once a ‘kill’ order has been placed. The nightmare scenario that follows sees Mr. 100% negotiating for his client’s life, his own life and the lives of his estranged family with a Mafia henchman, stalking a contract killer and acting as a minder for a client who it appears really is innocent and who is oblivious to the mayhem unfolding around him. Throughout it all, Harley is sustained by the affections of a new woman in his life – a prosecutor with the District Attorney’s Office no less.

Once again Lance Morcan proves he is a master weaver of stories. Not only is this a fine story, but it also adds a depth of knowledge about the impact of DNA profiling, a topic which along with omnipresence of surveillance cameras, facial recognition, and other contemporary invasive legal profundities, deserves exploring! Rich in flavor and fine characterizations, this novel is particularly fine. Highly recommended.

-Review by Amazon Hall of Fame Top 50 reviewer Grady Harp for San Francisco Review of Books http://www.sanfranciscoreviewofbooks.com/2020/03/book-review-mr-100-by-lance-morcan.html 

 

Mr. 100%  is exclusive to Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Mr-100-Lance-Morcan-ebook/dp/B085Y89NYQ/ 

 

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My new release book Mr. 100% was launched today on Amazon. Aimed at lovers of the crime thriller/legal thriller genre, it introduces New York defense lawyer Madison ‘Mr. 100%’ Harley.

Mr. 100% cover

Madison Harley has never lost a case and so is Public Enemy No. 1 in the eyes of the NYPD, the District Attorney’s Office and the media. When Harley secures a Not Guilty verdict for a client who confides that he is guilty of the ghastly crimes he was accused of, he sets out to ensure that justice is done. He could never have envisaged the train of events that followed.

Mr. 100% is exclusive to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085Y89NYQ/

 

Other books by Lance Morcan include:

Once Were Brothers https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082Z5FBVZ/

A Gladiator’s Love https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082S2MKN3/

Brooklyn Bankster https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZTT23YK/

The Last Tasmanian Tiger https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082GGKR77/

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Sterling Gate Books’ next book, a legal thriller titled Mr. 100%, will be launched on Amazon soon. It’s the latest work of Lance Morcan, author of Once Were Brothers, A Gladiator’s Love, Brooklyn Bankster and The Last Tasmanian Tiger 

 

Mr. 100% cover in 3D

New release title coming soon.

 

To view other books by Morcan go to: https://www.amazon.com/Lance-Morcan/e/B005ET3ZUO/ 

 

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