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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Spotlight & Giveaway (CLOSED): Into the Americas by Lance & James Morcan

Regular readers of the blog may remember that I recently collaborated with father-son writing duo Lance and James Morcan to promote their novel White Spirit. As that post proved to be such a success, today we're teaming up again to tell you about another of their novels - Into the Americas.

The novel is a tale of two vastly different cultures – Indigenous North American and European civilisation – colliding head on. It also has a strong romantic subplot.

It has been described as:

"A Romeo and Juliet story set in the wilderness."

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Image: Lance and James Morcan
Nineteen-year-old blacksmith John Jewitt is one of only two survivors after his crewmates clash with the fierce Mowachaht tribe in the Pacific Northwest. A life of slavery awaits John and his fellow survivor, a belligerent American sailmaker, in a village ruled by the iron fist of Maquina, the all-powerful chief. Desperate to taste freedom again, they make several doomed escape attempts over mountains and sea. Only their value to the tribe and John’s relationship with Maquina prevents their captors from killing them.

As the seasons' pass, John ‘goes Indian’ after falling in love with Eu-stochee, a beautiful maiden. This further alienates him from his fellow captive whose defiance leads to violent consequences. In the bloodshed that follows, John discovers another side to himself – a side he never knew existed and a side he detests. His desire to be reunited with the family and friends he left behind returns even stronger than before.

The stakes rise when John learns Eu-stochee is pregnant. When a final opportunity to escape arises, he must choose between returning to civilisation or staying with Eu-stochee and their newborn son.


Into the Americas is available to buy now.

Lance and James have kindly offered an ecopy of the book to one lucky reader. Simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and conditions:
  1. Giveaway closes on 18th January 2017 at 11.59pm (GMT).
  2. The prize consists of one ecopy of Into the Americas by Lance and James Morcan.
  3. Upon confirmation of the winner's address, the prize will be sent to the winner by the authors, NOT The Writing Greyhound.
  4. This giveaway is open internationally.
  5. The winner will be randomly generated by Rafflecopter once the giveaway has ended.
  6. The winner will be informed by email once the giveaway has ended.
  7. The winner will have 72 hours to claim their prize. If the winner has not responded by this time, another winner will be announced.
Will you be reading the book? Let me know in the comments below!

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