A Warrior’s Heart: Marastin Dow Warriors Book 1.1

A Warrior’s Heart

Marastin Dow Warriors, Book 1.1

Ben and Aaron Cooper’s have spent years trying to survive among an alien world kidnapped from Earth as children. Evetta and Hanine Marquette are Marastin Dow; a species where only the strongest, most ruthless live. Can they all survive long enough to discover what it means to be loved?

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Ben and Aaron Cooper’s life had never been one of ease. Deserted by their mother and raised by a drunken father, they fought to survive on the Kansas farm where their father worked. Life deals them a horrendous twist when they are kidnapped by an alien trader and sold. Ben, the oldest by sixteen months, convinces the aliens who enslave them that he and Aaron will die if they are separated. It is the only way he can think of to keep them together and protect his younger brother.

The next fifteen years prove to be the most challenging of their lives. They do what they have to in order to survive. They are convinced their time has come to an end when the freighter they are on is attacked by a species known for their lust for blood and killing.

Evetta and Hanine Marquette are Marastin Dow; a species whose leaders thrive on living in the old ways where only the strongest, most ruthless are allowed to live. The life expectancy for most Marastin Dow is short, especially on one of the warships that all Marastin Dow, male or female, are expected to serve a mandatory service. Advancement usually comes by murder.

Evetta and Hanine want a different life and work together to stay alive in the hopes of finding a life away from the constant threat of death. Life changes for them when they encounter two strange and unusual alien males.

When the males’ lives are endangered, there is only one thing these warrior women can do to save them… run!


“Where are these coming from?” she murmured under her breath.

Hanine carefully turned the delicate shape in her hand. This one was in the shape of a soft pink flying creature. The intricately folded creature was made of the same material as the rest of them. It was made of cloth fibers that were mixed, rolled flat and then dried. She did an analysis of one when they first started appearing several months before.

She carefully unfolded the creature. She hated destroying it, but she was curious when she saw the hint of a printed letter on the tip of one wing. Making sure she didn’t tear the material, she sank down into her chair and worked at unraveling the form. Soon she was able to read the message written on the creased square.

Can I keep you? Forever?

Hanine’s breath caught at the simple words. Her fingers trembled as she carefully traced them. She bit her lip to keep the smile from showing. Whoever was doing this was driving her crazy with curiosity.

“Who are you?” she whispered with a shake of her head. “How are you able to sneak past my sensors?”

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  1. kd says:

    Link for excerpt may be wrong… “nothing found.”

    However, the story itself sounds awesome, can’t wait to read it.

    1. admin says:

      Hi KD, sorry about the broken link. I have fixed it and the link to the excerpt is now working. Thank you for letting me know.

  2. Enna says:

    Here’s a tip if you want to read this book on the Kobo app. Though this book is no longer available on kobo, you can download the Epub format from smashwords and import it in to the kobo app

    Have fun reading

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      I remember Kobo was having some technique issues with this book that even the tech guy had not seen before. I’ll get back on it! Thank you, Enna!

  3. Cece says:

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    I was wondering if this book is going to com out on the iPads books store? Because I can’t find some of the books that are on the websit then on the book story that is on the iPad. And I don’t know if that made any sense.

    1. admin says:

      Cece, here is the link to iBooks for A Warrior’s Heart – https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-warriors-heart/id1001307564?mt=11. I hope you can easily find it.
      ~ Narelle

  4. Trace says:

    When will this book be available on audible?

    1. admin says:

      A Warrior’s Heart is on David’s list of books to do however there are a few before it so I expect the audiobook will be available in 2019.
      Cheers Narelle

  5. Beth Coogle says:

    I looked for this book in audible and tried clicking the link above. I wasn’t able to find it.

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      A Warrior’s Heart is in production—well, after the narrator gets back from vacation. LOL.

  6. Bonnie says:

    I just finished reading this book and I loved it! I really like how you build the characters and how they interact with ones from the previous books. You can read these by themselves or in the series. I’ve gotten three of my sisters and my mother hooked on them too. I can’t wait until the next one comes out!

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Thank you!! Ben and Aaron both captured my heart. There will be more in this series. I just need to catch up. My imagination goes much faster than my fingers can type. LOL. Hugs to your mom and sisters!

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