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The Great American Novel - ’Marcella’ Breaks New Ground


(Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 19, 2005)— JP McDonald, published by iUniverse, Inc., the leading provider of publishing technology solutions for authors, announced today the publication of his first novel, ’Marcella: Princess or Pawn.’

Marcella: Princess or Pawn - In this action-packed novel, two American mercenaries are tapped to rescue a beautiful Spanish foreign-exchange student who has become an unwitting political hostage in the Middle East. Filled with thrilling and explosive scenes of combat, interlaced with entertaining bouts of humor, with all the gusto of a true suspense novel, ’Marcella: Princess or Pawn’ is the ’must-have’ book of the year.

’An innocent child in a world of sinister dealings and shady characters, Marcella Cortez had to grow up quickly. While on an educational trip that takes her from a small town in southern Spain to Saudi Arabia, she becomes a pawn in the greatest political chess match in recent history.’

A first-rate novel from a first-time author - Though ’Marcella: Princess or Pawn’ is JP McDonald’s first novel, it has the look and feel of an accomplished piece of work by someone quite experienced in the art of telling an exciting story.

“To have this book finally appear in print is a thrill for me,” Mr. McDonald states. “It is the fulfillment of a life’s dream. I am very passionate about this story (”Marcella: Princess or Pawn“) and the characters are like a part of my family.”

An adventurous novel that will grab you from the very first chapter and hold you until the final turn of the last page. A story that will leave you wanting more right from the beginning.

One of the most exciting and fun stories you will ever read. If this were a movie you would need some popcorn!

About JP McDonald - “I have poured my heart and soul into this book but I am not looking for fame nor fortune. I simply consider this a personal achievement for which I am very proud.” JP McDonald lives with his family in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About ’Marcella: Princess or Pawn’ - Published September 2005 by iUniverse, Inc., available in softcover (ISBN number 0-595-36525-6) for $12.95, hardcover (ISBN number 0-595-67386-4) for $22.95, and as an Adobe eBook (ISBN number 0-595-80959-6) for $6.00. Now available at,,, and


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