Author Xenanique Clarke Debuts with Fantasy Book ‘The Curse’

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A family of teenagers tries to unravel deception and lies using magic and friendship

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Xenanique Clarke debuts as a published author with the release of “The Curse” (published by Xlibris), a fantasy novel about a family of teenagers trying to unravel deception and lies using magic and friendship.

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The book follows the life of Zylan Cain, a girl who is cursed. Zylan has been living on the same island for 543 years, with a boy everyone believes is Peter Pan. She believes he killed her parents the night he brought her to the island, so she avoided him as much as she could. Recently though, she and the girls decided to get even with the boys. In doing so, she is forced to spend more time with Pan. The more she does, the more she starts to doubt her memories. To get to the truth, she leaves the island. Meanwhile, the real killer attacks her home in an effort to break his curse.

“My characters are relatable because they have an interesting and fun way of dealing with the challenges of adolescents,” Clarke points out. “(The book) focuses on developing who you are as a person and realizing who you are.”

An excerpt from the book reads:
I look back and pull the dagger out of the wall. The note in my hand has three words scribbled onto it. “Your too late.” I don’t know what’s worse, the fact that he’s on The Island looking for the treasure or the fact that he used the wrong you’re…

“The Curse”
By Xenanique Clarke
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 384 pages | ISBN 9781984518859
Softcover | 6x9 in | 384 pages | ISBN 9781984518842
E-Book | 384 pages | ISBN 9781984518835
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Xenanique Clarke has been telling stories since she was little, but it was not until she was 11 that she actually put pen to paper. Even then, she could not get the whole story down before she had another idea that she had to get out. She started writing “The Curse” when she was 16 after she had a dream about the first chapter.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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