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Monday, May 6, 2013

Celebrating Anniversaries by Paty Jager


May is a special month for me. Not only do I celebrate thirty-four years of marriage with my best friend and lover, but I also celebrate the month my first book came out and the start of this blog.

To share my "Anniversary" month with everyone else, I've put my first Isabella Mumphrey book on an "Anniversary Special". It's available for $.99 from May 1st through May 12th. Please spread the word about this special.

Secrets of a Mayan Moon

What happens when a brilliant anthropologist is lured to the jungle to be used as a human sacrifice?
 
Child prodigy and now Doctor of Anthropology, Isabella Mumphrey, is about to lose her job at the university. In the world of publish or perish, her mentor’s request for her assistance on a dig is just the opportunity she’s been seeking. If she can decipher an ancient stone table—and she can—she’ll keep her department. She heads to Guatemala, but drug trafficking bad guys, artifact thieves, and her infatuation for her handsome guide wreak havoc on her scholarly intentions.

DEA agent Tino Kosta, is out to avenge the deaths of his family. He’s deep undercover as a jaguar tracker and sometimes jungle guide, but the appearance of a beautiful, brainy anthropologist heats his Latin blood taking him on a dangerous detour that could leave them both casualties of the jungle.

Excerpt 
She deposited her backpack on the floor at her feet. The horn handle of a twelve inch Guatemalan blade protruded from the side pocket. Tino’s curiosity spiked another notch.
“I have a reservation. Dr. Isabella Mumphrey.”
Tino snapped the paper down and stared even harder at the woman. This was the frumpy, old anthropologist he was to guide? His gaze scanned the length of her one more time while tuning in the conversation.
“Ahh, Dr. Mumphrey, Dr. Martin said you were to get the finest room, no?” The clerk acted like a simpering fool giving the doctor her key and expounding on all the wonders of the hotel.
Gracias. May I borrow a paper and pencil? I need to make a list for the taxi driver.”
The clerk handed her the items. She stepped to the side of the counter and began writing.
Why would she make a list for a taxi driver? Curious, Tino folded the paper and strolled to a spot beside her. So intent on her list, she didn’t even acknowledge his presence as he leaned, reading the items. Army knife, candle, braided fishing line, hooks, swivels, 24 gauge snare wire…
“You are planning a trip into the jungle, no?”
She started at his voice. Deep green eyes rimmed in gold stared at him from behind wire-rimmed lenses. She blinked, focused on him, and narrowed her eyes.
“Didn’t your mother teach you manners? You don’t look over people’s shoulders to see what they’re doing.” She picked up her list and held it to her damp shirt.
Mi mamá did teach me manners, no? I am Tino Kosta, your guide to the dig at Ch’ujuña.” He held out his hand waiting for her to shake.
Her gaze traveled from his extended hand up his arm to his face. She squinted her eyes and glared at him.
“You’re not of Mesoamerican descent, so you can’t possibly be my guide. Are you in cahoots with the disgusting little man who stole my property?” She bent toward her backpack, giving him a good view down the front of her blouse.
Si, she didn’t wear a bra. The nipples peaking through her clingy shirt sat atop a palm-sized mound. Now, being a man who liked his hands filled to overflowing when it came to handling a woman—
¡Carajo!” The pointed end of the large knife that had been tucked in the doctor’s backpack waved inches from his nose. “What is this about?” A woman who ran around without undergarments shouldn’t be offended by a man viewing her body.

Secrets of a Mayan Moon is available at Windtree Press, Kindle, Nook  Kobo

Is there anything you celebrate in May?

3 comments:

Judith Ashley said...

Hi Paty,

I'm a little late stopping by...my son's 50th birthday is this month so that is certainly something to celebrate. We started last Friday and will finish with a joint birthday/Mother's Day BBQ. Tonight was dinner out with the family after watching his youngest play softball. Since he has a degenerate eye disease, his being able to see her play is very special.

My Very Best Friend's birthday is this month also and although my brother's bday is in April we seldom get our traditional Thai lunch before May (this Wednesday)is the day this year.

And, of course, Romancing The Genres - a labor of love which is fitting because it spotlights romance!

Paty Jager said...

Thanks for stopping in Judith! You do have a busy month!

Sarah Raplee said...

Thank you for putting SECRETS OF A MAYAN MOON on sale this month! You certainly have a lot to celebrate!

My sister-in-law's birthday is in May, and of course I celebrate RTG's Blog-o-versary. :)