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Marie E. Reid
lives a regimented existence until the sudden death of her father leaves the
family business vulnerable to take-over, derails her engagement, devastates her
invalid mother Deidre, and exposes long-held family secrets. Health declining,
Deidre is frantic to disclose murky details of an ancestral link to Mayan
culture, and tries to convince Marnie that she’s in danger. Insisting her
husband’s death renders Marnie subject to Mayan law of Inherited Rights,
Deidre dies before Marnie learns more.
Left with a sense of disquiet, puzzling images of exotic places
intimacy with a sexy apparition haunt Marnie's dreams, which affects her waking
hours, and prompts Marnie to take off on a much-needed cruise vacation.
During one port-of-call, while touring the Costa Rican rain forest, Marnie happens upon an indigenous
that entices her to join their rituals and share their meal.
Afterward, she drifts into a surreal state of sleep and
her phantom lover appears.
When she awakens, she’s alone, and
no longer in the forest. Once back onboard ship, no one believes her
story. Marnie returns home to find the family
business has a new partner,
Etienne Luc Cuvier, the incarnation of her fantasy lover. Two
months later, she learns she’s pregnant. Unwilling to accept all
these occurrences as quirky déjà vu, she recalls Deidre’s ominous revelations,
senses her life is in jeopardy, and suspects someone close to her is
But who, and why?
© Marie E. Reid
fiction - Contemporary M/F Romantic Suspense
Aianna Sinclair believes she has it all until her husband
develops terminal cancer. To support his needs, Aianna
gets a job closer to home and
soon realizes her mistake when she finds herself thrust into a
situation rife with deception, conflict, and incompetent, treacherous
supervisors. Then her husband dies. At his funeral, she
meets her alleged invalid neighbor Gregorio Galliano, aka Calderone
whose imposing stature contradicts his purported infirm status.
Handsome and affable, with an underlying, subtle threat of menace,
Aianna stares into jungle green eyes in a too handsome face, and a chill
of apprehension sweeps her body.
Weeks after her husband's funeral, when Aianna returns to work, the Chairman of the
Board announces he's closing the offices, offers her another job, and she accepts.
At the new job, it’s déjà vu from day one. Enmity from co-workers
is palpable, the Chairman’s conduct toward her turns bizarre, and the
CFO tries to set her up as an embezzler. It’s not
until someone kills her supervisor and she becomes the prime suspect
that Aianna realizes she’s the target of something more sinister than
antagonism, and she might not survive.
© M. E. Reid
fiction -- m/f - romantic suspense - Interracial
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