25 October 2017

Silent Fear: A Special Halloween GIVEAWAY

                                             



SILENT FEAR: Coming to you this Halloween!

October 31st is Halloween. It's also the release date for the Kindle edition of Silent Fear, the new thriller by Lance Morcan and James Morcan. 


The authors and I want to celebrate this spooky coincidence with a very special Halloween giveaway competition. We're giving away three Kindle e-books of Silent Fear. All you have to do answer this question:

What is the scariest book you've ever read? 


You can submit your answer either by leaving a comment on this blog, or by tweeting the answer.

Note that we're only giving away one copy per person.  The winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter. 

The competition starts tomorrow, October 26th at Midnight, and lasts until October 30th (also Midnight). So think back on all the books you've read, and give us the one that scared you the most.

Happy Halloween!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


"When you can't hear... death comes suddenly."


So goes the tagline for the new suspense novel, Silent Fear by Lance Morcan and James Morcan - a father and son author team from New Zealand. Now all my awesome readers have a chance to get a free advanced readers copy of Silent Fear, and an opportunity to win a physical copy! 




Silent Fear is dedicated to the many millions of deaf people around the world. This novel was inspired by the murders of deaf students at Gallaudet University, one of the world’s most prestigious learning institutions for the deaf, between 1980 and the early 2000’s. The investigating authorities didn’t know if the killings were ‘inside jobs’ and for a time nearly everyone connected to Gallaudet was under suspicion. 


Synopsis


Scotland Yard detective Valerie Crowther is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at a university for the Deaf in London, England. The murder investigation coincides with a deadly flu virus outbreak, resulting in the university being quarantined from the outside world. 

When more Deaf students are murdered, it becomes clear there is a serial killer operating within the sealed-off university. A chilling cat-and-mouse game evolves as the unknown killer targets Valerie and the virus claims more lives. 

A stunning, claustrophobic, "whodunit" murder mystery with shades of horror, sci-fi and romance, Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) is the eighth novel by the father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan. Included is a commentary by Deaf filmmaker Brent Macpherson on the unique aspects of Deaf culture the story covers. Together, the Morcans and Macpherson are currently developing a feature film adaptation of Silent Fear



Detective Valerie Crowther - concept art

The unique premise, and the early reviews make me very excited to read this novel myself.  

Silent Fear will be available on October 31, but you can pre-order it right now on Amazon: 


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075HRYTVC/


Buzz about Silent Fear


In the meantime, you can read the early reviews of Silent Fear on Goodreads: 



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35626239-silent-fear

"What a great story! I didn't figure out who the killer was until the last chapter, and it still had a surprising twist! I had to read the book in one sitting!" - Beth. Goodreads reviewer 

"Very suspenseful from beginning to end. The characters are very well written. The story moves along very nicely. I've recommended this book to many of my friends already... it's a MUST-READ" 
-Troy, Goodreads reviewer  

You can also join the discussion group for Silent Fear on Goodreads: 

The best part is that you can sign up right now to get a FREE advanced readers copy of Silent Fear!  It's a gift to all of us book lovers from the authors of the novel. There's no catch. No string attached. Just submit your name and your e-mail address to receive your very own ARC of Silent Fear!  

NOTE that this book is COPYRIGHT protected, and cannot be shared. It's for private use only!

About the authors


Lance

New Zealand novelist, screenwriter and film producer Lance Morcan is a prolific writer with various published books and released movies to his credit. His novels include the international thriller series THE ORPHAN TRILOGY (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising) and the historical adventure series THE WORLD DUOLOGY (World Odyssey / Fiji: A Novel). All five novels were co-written with his son James Morcan and published by Sterling Gate Books. The Morcans' first non-fiction title, THE ORPHAN CONSPIRACIES, was published recently. Their production company, Morcan Motion Pictures, is developing The Ninth Orphan and Fiji into feature films. 


A former journalist and newspaper editor, Lance divides his time these days between novel writing, film producing and screenwriting. Numerous screenplays he has written are in active development as movies and as a producer his feature films have screened at cinemas in Australia, Italy and Cannes.

Lance is currently perfecting his solo-written 'New Zealand' - an epic adventure novel covering 500 years of South Pacific and Polynesian history. Including research, writing (and life's distractions!), this novel has been over a decade in the making.


James


New Zealand-born actor/writer/producer James Morcan resides in Sydney, Australia. His books include
the international thriller series THE ORPHAN TRILOGY (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising) and the historical adventure series THE WORLD DUOLOGY (World Odyssey / Fiji: A Novel) and the controversial non-fiction UNDERGROUND KNOWLEDGE SERIES (Genius Intelligence / Antigravity Propulsion etc). These books were all co-written with his father Lance Morcan and published by Sterling Gate Books. Their production company, Morcan Motion Pictures, is developing The Ninth Orphan and Fiji into feature films.

James' most recent acting performance was a leading role in the post-Apocalyptic feature film 'After Armageddon' which he also wrote. The dystopian adventure film was shot in rural Australia in early 2015 and Morcan co-starred with Berynn Schwerdt ('Wyrmwood').


Other recent leading roles include the OZ-Bollywood productions 'My Cornerstone' and 'Love You Krishna'. Morcan also wrote the screenplays for both features which were filmed in Sydney and Mumbai and incorporated English and Hindi languages.


Additional productions he has performed in include a BBC TV series, several indie features and a live stadium production of Ben Hur headlined by Academy Award winner Russell Crowe. To date, his feature films have screened at cinemas in New Zealand, India, Australia, Italy and Cannes.



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