DEERWARD is a High-Fantasy Novel for New Adults

Alcander is a young prince who lives in the city of Silver Fir, which is being plagued by continuous winter for two decades. Though he’s a generous and patriotic young man, he is disliked by the commoners, who see him as nothing more than the son of the land’s tyrannical queen, Charna. When he discovers a secret about his past, he reconsiders everything he knew so far and he sets forth on an epic quest in order find the source of the evil plague and save his homeland. He comes across deadly enemies and he experiences love, loss and treason. However, the greatest milestone of this quest is a powerful dragon, who will change his fate forever. Alcander isn’t prepared to face the massive changes which are about to happen in his life, but the strength hiding in his heart will keep his hope alive.

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(Antara, #1)
An illustrated fantasy romance for young adults

 Peace and tranquility on the island of Aster, home to both humans and merfolk’, has long been broken by a devastating phenomenon, recurring every five years. A storm including gusting winds and huge waves mysteriously appeared and eradicated much of the population. The misunderstandings, suspicion and hate born of this disaster have torn the two races apart, and the peace loving merfolk are now in a never-ending struggle to prove their innocence and restore peace to the island. On the human side, things are even worse; under the tyranny of cruel king Orestis, the people suffer and all their king cares for is vengeance against the “fish”, as he spitefully calls them, executing merfolk after merfolk for just being near his lands. Secrets, intense emotions and strange phenomena will upset their lives forever.


Merbook blog
"Ethereal, Magical, A Modern Fairytale! "
"Marilena Mexi has created a beautiful, hypnotic world that reads like an old-fashioned fairytale."

Rie Conley - Mission to Reed Blog
"The romance is a sweet one, the settings are described in beautiful detail, and the tale of ignorance becoming enlightened makes a great story."

Just another book addict - Blog
"I liked what the story was about and it's promise. I loved the illustrations. They were beautiful and really helped me imagine the island and the people in the story."

Seeing night reviews - Blog
"The storyline is very original and the details of each land are written beautifully."

Lost for Words - Blog
"With that said, the storyline is still a unique one, and the world is fantastical."

There's A Book - Blog
"Overall I felt Antara and it’s author/illustrator, Marilena Mexi has a bright future."

Missy Reads Reviews - Blog
"It was beautifully written and lyrical, sucking you in with just words from the very beginning. The story is very fantasy with a very real issue that is dealt with in our society today, which was a nice little twist. The premise was completely original and, even though the story was short, you came away from the story completely mesmerized and satisfied with what you've read."

My World of Books - Blog
"The beauty that Marilena creates with both the words and the pictures are breath taking and touching. I would love to be a part of this world she has created."

Loud Words and Sounds - Blog
"In Antara there are secrets that you might figure out on the first page or so that you wouldn't realize until the last page, but when you pick up Antara  I doubt you'll put it down. ."

Books to the Sky - Blog
" The story line in this book was fabulous and I was interested to see how this would all play out ."

Sarah Catching Books - Blog
" Overall, I really enjoyed this book! I have been reading a lot of books lately because of my power outage and this was a really great one!! I really liked how this story was really orginal and very different then other mermaid stories that I have read ."

I Adore Books and Film  - Blog
" I must say the story is good, but the illustrations are simply amazing. Pair the two together, and you have a unique experience where at the end of every chapter, there are beautiful images awaiting. It made reading, exciting ."

Books with Bite  - Blog
" Antara is a great story of love and redemption. Ms. Mexi brings a excellent tale of adventure, action, and a strong love worth fighting for ."

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Book reviews and features
To Read or Not To Read
Seeing Night Blog Review
Fantasy Gate Presentation
Merblog Author Interview
Mission to Read Review
Mission to Read Character Interview : Orestis
Once Upon a Twilight Review
Merbooksblog Review + Giveaway
My Reading Room ( blog tour ) Author Interview
Just Another Book Addict Review
Just Another Book Addict When I’m not writing
Lost For Words Review
Lost For Words Character interview – Asteria
There's A Book - Review
There's A Book - Guest Post 
The Wide -Eyed Legless Feature
The Wide - Eyed Legless Interview + Giveaway
Missy Reads Reviews  Review
My World of Books   Review
Books and Things Review
Moonlight Gleam Guest Post + Giveaway
Loud Words and Sounds Giveaway
My World of Books Interview + Giveaway
Loud Words and Sounds Review
Books to the Sky Review
Sarah Catching Books Review + Giveaway
I Adore Books and Film Review
Escape in a Book Giveaway
Librarian Mouse Review 
Librarian Mouse Interview
Books with Bite Review 
Ladybug Storytime Review
Vvb32reads Book Presentation
Vvb32reads Giveaway
The art of Isis Sousa Blog Review -+ Interview
The Persons' Rant Review

    (Antara, #2)
    The sequel and the final part of ‘Antara’


    The ‘Antara’ had disappeared… or at least that’s how it seemed, until one night a terrible nightmare will overshadow Asteria’s dreams forever. Some lust for revenge, others hide vital secrets, demonic souls want to corrupt the Aster Island and the merfolk. Where the present unites with the past, where dreams pause to exist, the fight for survival begins. Is love strong enough to face the enemies? The infinite blue of the sea, a sweet song and an angelic soul will be their only hopes to keep their beloved ones alive. After the illustrated novel ‘Antara’, the second and final part of the story follows. A sequel which is going to move you and travel you to heavenly worlds.


    Merbook Blog
    "Magical & Breathtaking, A New Breed of Fairytale."

    Seeing night reviews - Blog
    "Once again Marilena Mexi has captivated me with her beautiful art while creating a magical world in writing. Ninemia."

    My World of Books - Blog
    "I am at a loss for words on how to describe the haunting beauty this book presents you without ruining your own journey of this new fairytale. Ninemia is my favorite story of the two, because of the very original fairytale-ish telling and feeling it provoked within me."  

    Once Upon a twilight - Blog
    "Marilena is a phenomenal illustrator. Her illustrations are so real and so beautiful that they just completely bind the story and the pictures together perfectly. I totally recommend it."  

    Book reviews and features
    Merblog Review
    Seeing Night Reviews Review + Giveaway 
    My World of Books Review 
    Librarian Mouse Review 
    Once upon a twilight Review 

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    Where you can buy 'Antara' and 'Ninemia' 

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