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The man the Fijians knew as the Shark Caller stood chest deep in water out in the bay. Amongst the villagers on the sandy shore, Nathan and Susannah watched intrigued as the old man began chanting. They gasped as a huge fin sliced through the water toward the Shark Caller. 

 

 

Turning to Nathan, Susannah whispered, “That will be the Great White.”

Nathan couldn’t take his eyes off the drama unfolding.

The fin veered away only yards short of the Shark Caller who continued chanting as the shark began circling him.

More fins appeared, smaller than the Great White’s. They, too, circled the Shark Caller, who appeared oblivious to the danger. Wild cheering broke out among the onlookers. Nathan could hardly believe his eyes.

Susannah, shouting to be heard, said, “The Great White answers the call of the Shark Caller. It brings other sharks with it.”

Men waiting aboard canoes in the shallows began paddling furiously out from the beach to intercept the sharks.

In the lead canoe, Joeli and Waisale reached down and hauled the still-chanting Shark Caller from the water. The crews of the other canoes set about killing as many sharks as they could.

You have been reading an excerpt from Fiji: A Novel, an adventure-romance set in 19th Century Fiji.

Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology Book 2) by [Morcan, Lance, James Morcan]

To see what the critics are saying about this novel go to: http://amazon.com/Fiji-A-Novel-ebook/dp/B0057YCZM0/  

 

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You are invited to enter our Goodreads giveaway competition to win a copy of the paperback edition of Fiji, another action-packed historical adventure novel by Lance & James Morcan, co-authors of White Spirit  and Into the Americas.  

 

Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology Book 2)

By the mid-1800’s, Fiji has become 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 an innocent young Englishwoman and a worldly American adventurer find themselves.

Susannah Drake, a missionary, questions her calling to spread God’s Word as she’s torn between her spiritual and sexual selves. As her forbidden desires intensify, she turns to the scriptures and prayer to quash the sinful thoughts – without success.

Nathan Johnson arrives to trade muskets to the Fijians and immediately finds himself at odds with Susannah. She despises him for introducing the white man’s weapons to the very people she is trying to convert and he pities her for her naivety. Despite their differences, there’s an undeniable chemistry between them.

When their lives are suddenly endangered by marauding cannibals, Susannah and Nathan are forced to rely on each other for their very survival.

 

If the Fiji  paperback is of interest, you can enter the Goodreads giveaway competition at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12884662-fiji?from_search=true

Entries close September 1. (All countries, or almost all countries, eligible).

 

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By the mid-1800’s, Fiji has become 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 an innocent young Englishwoman and a worldly American adventurer find themselves in the historical adventure, Fiji: A Novel.

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Fiji: A Novel is book two in the historical adventure series The World Duology; it continues where book one, World Odyssey, left off…

 

In Fiji, Susannah Drake, a missionary, questions her calling to spread God’s Word as she’s torn between her spiritual and sexual selves. As her forbidden desires intensify, she turns to the scriptures and prayer to quash the sinful thoughts – without success.

Meanwhile, Nathan Johnson arrives to trade muskets to the Fijians and immediately finds himself at odds with Susannah. She despises him for introducing the white man’s weapons to the very people she is trying to convert and he pities her for her naivety. Despite their differences, there’s an undeniable chemistry between them.

When their lives are suddenly endangered by marauding cannibals, Susannah and Nathan are forced to rely on each other for their very survival.

 

*** WARNING: Fiji: A Novel is not for the squeamish. It’s gritty and lusty, and true to the era. ***

 

Here’s what Amazon reviewers are saying about Fiji: A Novel

★★★★★ “A fabulous novel, beautiful for its blunt rawness, exotic scenery, and fascinating storyline.” -Historical Novel Review

★★★★★ “A well-written, totally absorbing novel.” -J.B. DiNizo (author of Comings and Goings)

★★★★ “A fantastic combination of romance and action.” -The Kindle Book Review UK

★★★★★ “A perfect plot, flawless writing and a consistent storyline with no kinks or glitches throughout.” -Review Buzz

★★★★★ “The richly woven world of Fiji sometimes comes across as a human Jurassic Park.” -Greg Kuhn (author & quantum physicist)

★★★★★ “A journey not only of adventure, but of heart, and most definitely of soul.” -Remy Benoit (historian and author of ‘Peace, Now’)

★★★★ “Reminiscent of the great South Pacific tales of Jack London and James Michener.” -John R. Lindermuth (historical novelist) Rambles Reviews

Fiji: A Novel is available via Amazon as a trade paperback and Kindle ebook at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057YCZM0/

 

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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