If you are loading up your e-reader and crave paranormal romantic suspense, please check out The Jaguar Legacy, where the heroine is experiencing strange panic attacks. Or are they something more? Decide for yourself.
She shuddered and started walking again, picturing the unseen creatures, all swarming, scurrying, and writhing through the underbrush. She could feel beady eyes boring into her back. Keeping a wary eye peeled for hungry, hairy predators, she picked up her pace. Hey, all natural noises ceased when big trouble crept up. Didn’t they?
The duffel bag gained weight with every step. Halfway up a steep incline, she dropped her burden and plopped down to wait until her breathing slowed to normal.
At first the resonance was almost imperceptible. She concentrated on the sound. Sure enough a familiar buzzing, reminiscent of a swarm of wasps, filled the air. She clamped her teeth together to prevent them from chattering. The gesture of defiance did nothing to dispel the sound that heralded another panic attack.
“Not again,” she whispered. “I’m supposed to be cured!”
The humming intensified, drowning out all other noises. Her skull throbbed. Icy wind buffeted her body, sucking her breath away, stifling the howl lodged in her throat. Helpless, she surrendered.
She had a sense of minutes ticking by. Little by little, peace descended leaving her clammy and trembling. She opened her eyes to an unfamiliar world. Footpath, trees, and rocky incline had all disappeared, replaced by columns that soared toward a carved wooden roof. Something hard and pointy jabbed her lower back sending pain shooting up her spine. Her paralyzed body refused to obey her brain’s command to shift to a more comfortable position.
In an attempt to conduct a self-survey she cast her gaze downward. A granite armrest supported an unfamiliar arm encased from elbow to wrist in jade-studded armbands. The hand attached to the arm, bronzed, elegant, and dainty, appeared smaller than her own. Artificial nails curved into elongated claws.
Fighting the panic bubbling in the back of her throat, she sucked in a shuddering breath. The other hand – she had difficulty viewing it as her hand – cradled a human skull. Not just any skull, but a work of art made of volcanic glass overlaid with a mosaic of turquoise and coral. Inlaid mother-of-pearl eyes gazed back, and what looked suspiciously like human teeth grinned in a permanent rictus of a smile.
The skull signifies the continuation of life after death.
How did she know that?
She took a long, deep breath and dredged up every ounce of mental strength she possessed to vanquish the horrifying hallucination.
And slid into a dark void.
Maureen Fisher’s Books
The Jaguar Legacy (Hot Paranormal, Hot Jungle Love)
Deep in the Mexican jungle, whispers of were-jaguars and reincarnation grow louder. Locals blame a remote archaeological dig for releasing an ancient force that stalks its prey on velvet paws.
With her life falling apart, journalist Charley Underhill invades an Oaxacan archaeological dig, determined to unravel rumors of the so-called ‘Curse of the Olmecs’. She needs a juicy exposé to fund her mother’s life-saving treatment. If it means avoiding hairy, hungry predators or lying to a hot archaeologist with a sexy Scottish accent, brilliant scientific mind, and gaudy Hawaiian shirts, she’s more than up for the challenge.
Still smarting from a ruthless betrayal, Dr. Alistair Kincaid is hell-bent on guarding the secrets of his latest discovery, an ancient Olmec city buried deep in the jungle. A premature press leak would destroy his last chance at success. He won’t let a snoopy reporter, even one with a quirky sense of humor, smarts, and a heartwarming smile, ruin his career. Or steal his heart.
Together, they uncover long-buried secrets best left untouched. Strands from past lives intertwine with the present, drawing Charley and Kincaid into a legacy of shapeshifting and danger, romance and redemption, reincarnation and karma.Torn between saving her mother’s life and betraying the man she loves, Charley must make impossible choices. Is history doomed to repeat itself or is a new path possible?
“An intricately woven tale of mystery, romance and the supernatural … definitely a keeper!”
“A thrilling page turner and a unique romance.”
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Fur Ball Fever
Fur Ball Fever A romantic crime mystery spiked with attitude (most of it warped), tons of humor, and enough steamy sex to drive those who dare read it racing for a cold shower.
5 Stars: “One for the Money meets Best in Show.”
5 Stars: “Fun romance with laugh out loud humor!”
An impulsive pet spa owner who loses her client’s prize pooch …
After a lifetime of impetuous mistakes, pet spa owner Grace Donnelly outdoes herself when she loses Miss Coco Chanel—a shoo-in to win the annual Jersey Shore Fur Ball. Money, careers, and lives are in jeopardy. Too bad her helpers consist of an aging hippie aunt, a renegade schnauzer, and a drag queen. Worst of all, the only man truly qualified to help is her former flame, the hunkiest bodyguard north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
A smokin’ hot bodyguard with his own agenda …
Security specialist Nick Jackson faces his worst nightmare when Grace’s amateur investigation nearly blows his undercover operation. Unless he nails the con-artist who scammed local seniors and whacked a witness, his homicidal granddaddy will take justice into his own liver-spotted hands. To salvage his case, his sanity, and his ex-lover’s velvety skin, Nick joins forces with the sassy crusader who rubs him the wrong way—and so many right ways too.
Together, they weather an explosion of murder, mayhem, and fun …
Action bounces between a beach harboring washed-up corpses, a fancy yacht no honest preacher could possibly afford, and the bawdiest nightclub in Atlantic City. Hazards multiply like bunnies, culminating in romance … and a Fur Ball extravaganza the locals will never forget.
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