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The hero of The Jaguar Legacy, Scottish archaeologist Alistair Kincaid, is both brilliant and professorial, with a preference for hideous Hawaiian shirts. He can and does rise to the occasion—any occasion—when motivated. To illustrate, I offer you a short extract as he expounds on the significance of jaguars and were-jaguars.
Oh, boy. Although Kincaid could be highly irritating, he was cute when he went into lecture mode. All serious and knowledgeable and earnest. Charley had always found professors appealing. The gold flecks swimming in his deep brown irises mesmerized her.
Apparently, he was on a roll as he continued, “Olmecs recognized both the jaguar and the snake as naguals—animal-spirits so closely related to an individual that if the animal died, the person would die as well. Jaguars are the most powerful predators in the jungle, and were considered the alter egos of Olmec shamans. Ancient shamans performed dark ceremonies centered on the jaguar. They believed they could transform themselves into their jaguar nagual through a mystical power called shapeshifting.”
Charley shuddered. Shapeshifting, jaguars, dark ceremonies. Terrifying pictures, almost memories, tantalizing in their ambiguity, hovered on the edge of her consciousness. Unexpectedly, she caught Felipe’s eye. He was staring directly at her as if he could see into her soul. Now there’s someone, she thought uneasily, who might actually understand. Somehow, the thought did not provide any comfort.
His accent deepening, Kincaid launched into a sermon on the mysteries of ‘were-jaguars’, offspring of a feline father and human mother, a common theme in Olmec sculpture, when Colin strolled over to the table and caught the last words.
“Och, Kincaid,” Colin interjected, “not those were-jaguars again. You don’t want to put the lass to sleep at the dinner table on her first night in camp. You can continue the lecture some other time.”
Charley hid a quick smile.
Colin addressed Charley. “You can thank me later for the timely rescue. Sometimes it’s easier to stop a runaway train than to stop Kincaid once he’s started discoursing on his favorite topics, particularly if he thinks he has an interested audience. The man can pontificate for hours without pausing for breath. Don’t know how he does it. Folk tend to nod off long before he runs out of steam.”
Kincaid chuckled. “Colin always brings me down to earth when I get carried away.” He gestured toward an empty chair. “Join us.”
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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