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Here’s an eye-catching tweet – featuring our historical adventure novel strategically placed on a beach somewhere in Fiji and posted by a Twitter follower – that caught our eye. “I’d rather be in Fiji,” according to @TripFiction.
As TripFiction says at TripFiction.com, “See a destination through an author’s eyes, novels/books set in over 1000 locations.”
This unsolicited endorsement of Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology, #2) follows the novel’s recent nomination by TravelersToday.com as one of the ‘Top 10 Books to Read While Traveling’. The book came in just ahead of The Da Vinci Code and hot on the heels of Anonymity.
Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology, #2) is available via Amazon as a trade paperback or Kindle ebook: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057YCZM0/
World Odyssey (The World Duology, #1) is available as a Kindle ebook:http://www.amazon.com/World-Odyssey-Duology-1-ebook/dp/B00HHVOMO0/

…and The World Duology (World Odyssey / Fiji: A Novel) is also available as a Kindle ebook: http://www.amazon.com/World-Duology-Odyssey-Fiji-Novel-ebook/dp/B00HMQRMFG/

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Happy reading! –Lance & James
And feel free to follow us on Twitter at: @SterlingGate
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Our historical adventure Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology, #2) has made one of TravelersToday.com’s lists of ‘Top 10 Books to Read While Traveling,’ keeping company with novels by the likes of Dan Brown and Stieg Larsson.

The list concerned is ‘Location and history-based books for travelers.’

Writing for Travelers Today, columnist Althea Serad says:

Books to read while traveling is not considered most searched or much of a concern for many when it comes to trips. After all, it is the destination travelers are after during a journey. However, the type of books to read while traveling can determine the amount of enjoyment a traveler’s experiences during a long haul ride.

“A trip to a foreign location can also be enhanced by reading a book set on that destination. Fiction or non-fiction, set in the past or present day, books to read while traveling will instill in a traveler that extra information which will ultimately create a great travel experience.”

As at today, May 14, Fiji: A Novel comes in at No. 9 on the list – one place ahead of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code.

Commenting on Fiji, Ms Serad says:

This book is spellbinding novel of adventure, cultural misunderstandings, religious conflict and sexual tension set in one of the most exotic and isolated places on earth, according to Goodreads.

It’s in this hostile environment that an innocent young Englishwoman and a worldly American adventurer find themselves.

This book was written by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan (authors of The Ninth Orphan), Fiji is an historical adventure-romance published by Sterling Gate Books. A feature film adaptation of Fiji is currently being developed…

Topping TravelersToday.com’s list is Kilingiri, a family saga by Janna Gray.

The Top 10 books, in order, are:

1.   Kilingiri – by Janna Gray

2.   Sleeping People Lie – by Jae De Wylde

3.   Eat, Pray, Love – by Elizabeth Gilbert

4.   The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – by Stieg Larsson

5.   Blue Coyote Motel by Dianne Harman

6.   The Girl Who Played with Fire – by Stieg Larsson

7.   Shantaram – by Gregory David Roberts

8.   Anonymity – by Amber Lea Easton

9.   Fiji: A Novel – by Lance & James Morcan

10. The Da Vinci Code – by Dan Brown

 

To view all books on the list go to: http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/9566/20140421/books-read-traveling-top-10-location-history-based-travelers.htm

The article ends with a final comment from Ms Serad:

Books to read while travelling may not be as picturesque as the travel destination itself, but seeing the place where a much-loved character from a book is set makes a travel experience that much more enticing.

We couldn’t agree more. Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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The Chinese translation rights to all our published books (fiction and non-fiction) are now available.

We are represented by literary agency Rightol Media, of Chengdu, China…  http://www.rightol.com/en/

Any publishers interested in acquiring the Chinese translation rights to any of our books should contact Mina Liu at Rightol Media – email mina@rightol.cn

 

Our eight titles (published between 2011 and 2014) are all available on Amazon as Kindle ebooks and are listed below:

 

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Happy reading! Lance & James 

 

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Those readers who enjoyed our historical adventure Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology, #2) will love World Odyssey, released this week by Sterling Gate Books and available now as a Kindle ebook via Amazon.

Set in the nineteenth century, World Odyssey follows the fortunes of three young travelers as each embarks on an epic journey. Their dramatic adventures span sixteen years and see them engage with American Indians, Barbary Coast pirates, Aborigines, Maoris and Pacific Islanders as they travel around the world – from America to Africa, from England to the Canary Islands, to Australia, New Zealand and Samoa.

After traveling thousands of miles and experiencing the best and worst that life can offer, these three disparate individuals eventually end up in the remote archipelago of Fiji, in the South Pacific, where their lives intersect.

The adventures of our three main characters continue in Fiji: A Novel, which remains in Amazon’s bestseller list in its historical category.

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For more information on World Odyssey go to:

http://www.amazon.com/World-Odyssey-Duology-1-ebook/dp/B00HHVOMO0/  (Then click on the book’s cover to read the early chapters at no charge!).

 

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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World Odyssey (The World Duology, #1) coming soon.

Book one in our historical adventure duology will be released any day now as a Kindle ebook on Amazon. World Odyssey is the prequel to our bestseller Fiji: A Novel, book two in The World Duology.

Set in the nineteenth century, World Odyssey follows the fortunes of three young travelers as each embarks on an epic journey. Their dramatic adventures span sixteen years and see them engage with American Indians, Barbary Coast pirates, Aborigines, Maoris and Pacific Islanders as they travel around the world – from America to Africa, from England to the Canary Islands, to Australia, New Zealand and Samoa.

Ambitious American adventurer Nathan Johnson’s journey begins when he runs away to sea to escape a violent father. After surviving a shipwreck and enslavement by one of the indigenous tribes of America’s northwest, his stocks rise and he becomes a successful trader. When Nathan decides to visit Fiji to trade muskets to the natives, he doesn’t know it but his fortunes are about to change again.

Sheltered English missionary Susannah Drake’s journey begins after she agrees to accompany her clergyman father to Fiji to help him run a mission station there. They endure a nightmare voyage they’re lucky to survive. When Susannah finds herself sexually attracted to a young crewmember, she is forced to choose between her forbidden desires and the life her father has mapped out for her.

Irrepressible Cockney Jack Halliday’s journey begins when he steals hemp from an unscrupulous employer who owes him outstanding wages. For this he’s sentenced to seven years’ hard labor in the British penal colony of New South Wales. Jack escapes to Fiji only to be tracked down by a bounty hunter employed by the British Government to round up escaped convicts.

After traveling thousands of miles and experiencing the best and worst that life can offer, these three disparate individuals eventually end up in the remote archipelago of Fiji, in the South Pacific, where their lives intersect.

 

The launch of World Odyssey (The World Duology, #1) will be announced right here…Watch this space! –Lance & James

 

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In the tradition of epic novels like Michener’s Hawaii, our historical adventure Fiji: A Novel  tops the list of the most popular novels (according to Goodreads members) that have a country in the title.

Here’s the top five novels in Goodreads’ current Country List rankings:

1.    

Fiji: A Novel Fiji: A Novel byLance & James Morcan

2. 

A Passage to India A Passage to India byE.M. Forster

3.   

Murder in Mesopotamia (Herc... Murder in Mesopotamia (Hercule Poirot, #14) byAgatha Christie

4. 

Jamaica Inn Jamaica Inn byDaphne du Maurier

5. 

Congo Congo byMichael Crichton

For the top 100 books in this list go to: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/32783.Countries

You’ll see most of the books on this list cover a country’s entire history or at least give the reader a thorough understanding of its history.

Fiji: A Novel is a spellbinding novel of adventure, cultural misunderstandings, religious conflict and sexual tension set in one of the most exotic and isolated places on earth…

In the mid-1800’s, Fiji was a melting pot of cannibals, warring native tribes, sailors, traders, prostitutes, escaped convicts and all manner of foreign undesirables. It’s in this hostile environment in our story that an innocent young Englishwoman and a worldly American adventurer find themselves. Despite their differences, there’s an undeniable chemistry between them. When their lives are suddenly endangered by marauding cannibals, they are forced to rely on each other for their very survival.

The Kindle ebook version of this novel is available via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057YCZM0/

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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Our historical action/adventure-romance Fiji: A Novel, which continues its climb on Amazon’s Bestseller List, is today ranked #3 with Goodreads members on the popular goodreads.com’s “Favorite World Fiction & Literature List”.

The list is dominated by Khaled Hosseini’s critically acclaimed The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.

The top 10 books on this list are:

 

#1.

The Kite Runner The Kite Runner byKhaled Hosseini

 

#2.

A Thousand Splendid Suns A Thousand Splendid Suns byKhaled Hosseini

 

#3.

Fiji: A Novel Fiji: A Novel byLance Morcan

 

#4.

One Hundred Years of Solitude One Hundred Years of Solitude byGabriel Garcí­a Márquez

 

#5.

The Joy Luck Club The Joy Luck Club byAmy Tan

 

#6.

The Alchemist The Alchemist byPaulo Coelho (Goodreads Author)

 

#7.

The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo byAlexandre Dumas

 

#8.

The Shadow of the Wind (The... The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1) byCarlos Ruiz Zafón

 

#9.

Life of Pi Life of Pi byYann Martel

 

#10.

The Little Prince The Little Prince byAntoine de Saint-Exupéry (Author/Illustrator)

 

To view the top 100 books on Goodreads’ Favorite World Fiction & Literature List go to: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/323.Favorite_World_Fiction_Literature

 

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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