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Texas author, Kathrese McKee, writes epic adventures for anyone who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life’s difficult questions.

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Texas author, Kathrese McKee, writes epic adventures for young adults and anyone else who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life’s difficult questions. She is committed to exciting stories, appropriate content, and quality craftsmanship.

Medium Bio: (97 words)

Texas author, Kathrese McKee, writes epic adventures for young adults and anyone else who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life’s difficult questions. She is committed to exciting stories, appropriate content, and quality craftsmanship.

Mardan’s Mark is the award-winning first book in the Mardan’s Mark series.

Once upon a time, Kathrese worked as a systems engineer for EDS and various oil and gas companies. Then, she taught Reading and ESL at the middle school level. These days, she edits fiction, home schools her children, and turns a blind eye to the feral dust bunnies lurking beneath her desk.

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Texas author, Kathrese McKee, writes epic adventures for young adults and anyone else who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life’s difficult questions. She is committed to exciting stories, appropriate content, and quality craftsmanship.

Mardan’s Mark, the first book in the Mardan’s Mark series, has won a couple of awards:

Winner: 2014 Novel Rocket Launch Pad Contest, MG/YA Category

Finalist: 2014 Phoenix Rattler writing contest, Christian Writers of the West (CWOW) – Arizona’s ACFW affiliate

The sequel, Mardan’s Anointed, is in process.

Once upon a time, Kathrese worked as a systems engineer for EDS and various oil and gas companies. After that, she taught Reading and ESL at the middle school level. These days, she edits fiction, home schools her children, and turns a blind eye to the feral dust bunnies lurking beneath her desk.

Kathrese is Treasurer for Writers on the Storm, a chapter of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) meeting in The Woodlands, Texas, and a member of the Houston Writers Guild. She is also a Contributing Member and website administrator for The Christian PEN.

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Synopsis for Mardan’s Mark

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A princess must rescue the heir from behind enemy lines before war breaks out. The stakes rise when she accepts help from a pirate’s slave.

Short Synopsis: (46 words)

First Princess Srilani must rescue her brother, the heir, and two sisters from behind enemy lines before war breaks out. The stakes rise for the Twin Kingdoms when she accepts help from Aldan, the slave of the most infamous pirate captain to sail the Great Gulf.

Medium Synopsis: (97 words)

Srilani is second in line to the throne, and she’s always known what is expected of a princess — bring honor to her family and marry well. Aldan has been a pirate’s slave for as long as he can remember, and all he wants is to be free. After pirates abduct Srilani and her siblings, they are stranded behind enemy lines. Srilani convinces Aldan and his two fellow slaves to help her bring her father’s heir home. These unlikely allies – seven young captives – must survive a perilous journey and escape pirates, soldiers, and priests before war breaks out.

Long Synopsis: (120 words) – Same as Back Cover

Death is not their deepest fear.

Abducted by pirates and taken behind enemy lines across the Great Gulf, Princess Srilani is determined to save her sisters and younger brother, the crown prince, from captivity.

She convinces their caretaker, Aldan, and his brother slaves to share the perilous journey home. This ragtag group of unlikely heroes sets out on a quest—pursued by cutthroat pirates, merciless priests, and marauding soldiers—to return the heir to his kingdom before war breaks out.

In this epic adventure fantasy, Srilani and Aldan risk everything to save a prince and a nation, discovering along the way that death is not their deepest fear.

Mardan’s Mark is the award-winning first book in the Mardan’s Mark series.

Book Details

Book Title: Mardan’s Mark, Mardan’s Mark Epic Fantasy Adventure Series (Book One)
By: Kathrese McKee
Published by: Word Marker Books
Available for Sale at: Amazon.com
Retail Price for eBook: $3.99 USD
ebook ISBN: 978-0-9863578-0-0 (ISBN)/B00QZ3PKRE (ASIN)
Book Title: Mardan’s Mark, Mardan’s Mark Epic Fantasy Adventure Series (Book One)
By: Kathrese McKee
Published by: Word Marker Books
Available for Sale at: Amazon.com
Retail Price for Print Edition: $11.99 USD
ebook ISBN: 978-0-9863578-1-7
Book Title: Healer’s Curse, A Companion Novella in the Mardan’s Mark Series
By: Kathrese McKee
Published by: Word Marker Books
Available for Sale at: Amazon.com
Retail Price for eBook: $0.99 USD
ebook ISBN: B00VC2ZB6S(ASIN)

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Award Winning Young Adult Adventure Fantasy

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Srilani is second in line to the throne, and she‘s always known what is expected of a princess — bring honor to her family and marry well. Aldan has been a pirate‘s slave for as long as he can remember, and all he wants is to be free. The Twin Kingdoms have been sister nations for centuries, but now their unity and existence are threatened by enemies both inside and outside their borders.

After pirates abduct Srilani and her three siblings, they are stranded behind enemy lines and across the Great Gulf. As the eldest, Srilani is faced with the dangerous task of bringing her father‘s heir home. She convinces Aldan and his two fellow slaves to share their journey to freedom. These unlikely allies — seven young captives — must defeat the web of lies, murder, and betrayal tearing the kingdoms apart.

˃˃˃ Pirates, princesses, and prophecy combine in an epic adventure. Plunge into the fray!

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