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The Kindle version of our new release crime-thriller Silent Fear  is free for two days only on November 14 and 15PST.

 

Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) by [Morcan, Lance, Morcan, James]

 

To claim your free Kindle copy go to: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075HRYTVC/

Meanwhile, our Silent Fear  paperback giveaway competition remains open to Goodreads members worldwide. Entries close November 18. To enter go to: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35626239-silent-fear#other_reviews

 

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BOOK REVIEW:  Orange Town: FIFO 3-2-1 – by Paul Rhoden

★★★★★

In a message to the reader, author Paul Rhoden says, “Orange Town: FIFO 3-2-1 is a book I have always wanted to write.” Well, in a message to the author, this reviewer says this is a book I have always wanted to read!

From one Down Under bloke to another…It’s fair dinkum brilliant mate!

  

Firstly, the title intrigued me. Even though, in another time, I worked in the mining industry in Outback Australia, and mixed with many of the (types of) colourful characters who feature in this must-read novel, I wasn’t familiar with the term FIFO. Now I know: it’s the description given those hard-nosed, hard-working, hard-drinking, hard-living individuals who ‘Fly In Fly Out’ to earn a living in Aussie’s unforgiving earthmoving, construction and mining industries.

Rhoden focusses on hard case Brent Williams – better known as ‘Rooster’ – who morphs from a cattle ranch roustabout and bareknuckle fighter to a charismatic, smooth, lady’s man who scales the corporate ladder during Aussie’s mining boom of the early Nineties. In the process, he manages the biggest FIFO contract around.

Unfortunately for Rooster, he carries a dark secret around with him. Though this may be unfortunate for him, it’s very fortunate for the reader as it adds another beguiling dimension to this breathtaking novel.

Love the humour, too. It’s humour Colonials will relate to, but this is a novel deserving of a much wider audience.

Summary: This is one you have to read, mate! (The ladies will enjoy it, too). -Reviewer Lance Morcan

Paul Rhoden…author of Orange Town: FIFO 3-2-1.

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How do you catch a man who is never the same man twice? That’s the question posed in the conspiracy thriller novel The Ninth Orphan, book one in The Orphan Trilogy.

TheNinthOrphan ebook cover

An orphan grows up to become an assassin for a highly secretive organization. When he tries to break free and live a normal life, he is hunted by his mentor and father figure, and by a female orphan he spent his childhood with. On the run, the mysterious man’s life becomes entwined with his beautiful French-African hostage and a shocking past riddled with the darkest of conspiracies is revealed.

But can the ninth-born orphan ever get off the grid? To find out you’ll need to go on a tumultuous journey around the globe to such far-flung locations as China, France, the Philippines, Andorra, America, England, Germany and French Polynesia. The frenetic cat-and-mouse chase moves from airports to train stations and hidden torture prisons, taking the reader on a shocking, nail-biting ride into the world’s closet of skeletons that goes beyond conspiracy theories to painful reality.

Here’s what Amazon reviewers are saying about The Ninth Orphan:

★★★★★ “What makes The Ninth Orphan stand out from other thrillers is its intelligent handling of its themes. Like Kazuo Ishiguro’s haunting novel, Never Let Me Go, The Ninth Orphan taps into our fascination with the possibilities of genetic selection, and the consequences it may bring. Throw in a pinch of romance and the suggestion of political shadow organizations that may or may not operate in the real world, and you have an exhilarating read that will keep the little grey cells ticking over long after you’ve reached the final page.” –The Flaneur Book Reviews UK

★★★★★ “The authors manage to weave political intrigue, espionage and eugenics into an exciting fabric of mystery and entertainment. The reader can’t but believe that the novel may not be only a work of fiction.” -I.A. Wilhite, Ph.D.

★★★★★ “Moves at the speed of a runaway train” -J.R. Rogers (author of ‘Doomed Spy’)

★★★★  “A Cloak and Dagger Grand Prix” -The Kindle Book Review

★★★★★ “A fantastic spy thriller” -A Made Up Story Book Reviews

★★★★ “This book is fast paced, and I mean fast.” -C9C Reviews

★★★★★ “Every twist and turn that you can imagine” -Holy Smoley Book Review

★★★★ “Ranks amongst the best thrillers” -Kindle Book Review UK

★★★★★ “This psychological thriller really kept me on the edge of my seat!” –Susan M. Heim, bestselling author of the ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ series

 

The Ninth Orphan is available via Amazon as a trade paperback and Kindle ebook at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056I4FKC

 

Happy reading! -Lance & James

 

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BOOK REVIEW

 

GLIMPSES by Erin J. Munz

While not my usual or favorite genre, GLIMPSES held this reader’s interest from start to finish and left me wanting more.

The non-linear storyline (jumping backwards and forwards in time) and the dialogue-heavy script are normally big turn-offs for me…but it works this time. And that’s a reflection of the writing which is, well, beautiful.

This is a love story – fast-paced with twists and turns, and insights (“glimpses”) into a relationship between two everyday people struggling to recapture what they once had. Many readers will relate to their journey…and that’s part of its magic.

5 Stars!!!!!

-Lance Morcan      April 28, 2014

Product Details

The Amazon link for this book is:

http://www.amazon.com/Glimpses-Erin-J-Munz-ebook/dp/B00H20TFTI/

 

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What’s All The Fuss About Amazon?.

The Orphan Uprising (The Orphan Trilogy, #3)

The Orphan Uprising, our long-awaited third book in The Orphan Trilogy, has just been published on Amazon courtesy of Sterling Gate Books.

In this climactic sequel, the story resumes five years after book one, The Ninth Orphan, ends. It’s an action-packed finale in the life story of Nine, the ninth-born orphan and product of a shadowy organization intent on establishing a New World Order.

The Amazon kindle link for this thriller is: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BFC66DM/

The Amazon links to books one and two in the series follow:

The Ninth Orphan (book #1):

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056I4FKC

The Orphan Factory (book #2):

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008M9WWKW/

For more about the international thriller series known as The Orphan Trilogy, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/SterlingGateBooks

 

Happy reading! -Lance & James

 

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Amazon reviewer Linda Townsend loved The Ninth Orphan so much she has started reading the prequel (book two) – and is finding it “awesome!”

Here’s her (abridged) review:

A Very Suspenseful Spy Thriller You Won’t Be Able to Put Down!!!!!!

OMG! First of all, please know that this book is outside of the genre I have normally read. However, it will not be the last as I found myself unable to put it down… don’t start it when you need to get to sleep! The Ninth Orphan is the tale of one of a group of children who were genetically manipulated and raised from inception to be operatives for a clandestine organization in a very controlled environment. This is the tale of one of those children who makes a break from the organization that has been the only “parent” he knows. BTW, I’ve now started reading the prequel to this story (and it’s awesome!) I look forward to more great reads from these authors!

For the full review go to: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056I4FKC

The Ninth Orphan is available via Amazon as a trade paperback and kindle ebook. To read the first few chapters free, click on the book cover below…

The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1)

For more background on this international thriller, and the ‘goss’ on some of the conspiracies it uncovers, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/SterlingGateBooks

Book three in The Orphan Trilogy will be released soon courtesy of Sterling Gate Books.

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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“The Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon probably wouldn’t have happened if e-books didn’t exist…”

So says Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, in an article in the January 5 US edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Mr Carr goes on to say:

…Readers of weightier fare, including literary fiction and narrative nonfiction, have been less inclined to go digital. They seem to prefer the heft and durability, the tactile pleasures, of what we still call “real books”—the kind you can set on a shelf.

E-books, in other words, may turn out to be just another format—an even lighter-weight, more disposable paperback. That would fit with the discovery that once people start buying digital books, they don’t necessarily stop buying printed ones. In fact, according to Pew, nearly 90% of e-book readers continue to read physical volumes. The two forms seem to serve different purposes…

…Half a decade into the e-book revolution, though, the prognosis for traditional books is suddenly looking brighter. Hardcover books are displaying surprising resiliency. The growth in e-book sales is slowing markedly. And purchases of e-readers are actually shrinking, as consumers opt instead for multipurpose tablets. It may be that e-books, rather than replacing printed books, will ultimately serve a role more like that of audio books—a complement to traditional reading, not a substitute…

…The initial e-book explosion is starting to look like an aberration. The technology’s early adopters, a small but enthusiastic bunch, made the move to e-books quickly and in a concentrated period. Further converts will be harder to come by. A 2012 survey by Bowker Market Research revealed that just 16% of Americans have actually purchased an e-book and that a whopping 59% say they have “no interest” in buying one…

…e-book purchases have skewed disproportionately toward fiction, with novels representing close to two-thirds of sales. Digital best-seller lists are dominated in particular by genre novels, like thrillers and romances. Screen reading seems particularly well-suited to the kind of light entertainments that have traditionally been sold in supermarkets and airports as mass-market paperbacks.

These are, by design, the most disposable of books. We read them quickly and have no desire to hang onto them after we’ve turned the last page. We may even be a little embarrassed to be seen reading them, which makes anonymous digital versions all the more appealing…

For the full article go to: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323874204578219563353697002.html?KEYWORDS=print+books#articleTabs%3Darticle

WHO AGREES WITH MR CARR? LET ME KNOW. I’D BE INTERESTED TO LEARN YOUR OPINION.

For what it’s worth, I suspect we’ve only seen the tip of the e-book revolution iceberg and I believe Mr Carr and, indeed, the rest of us will be amazed by the monumental changes coming in the publishing industry and in the literary world.

Publishers who don’t adapt won’t survive.

All power to the lowly writer!

Lance

 

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