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Jungle Rapture by M.A. Jewell

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The Jaguar Queens, 1

An advocate for endangered species, journalist Kelsi Gorman travels to the Brazilian Amazon to locate a mysterious black jaguar the size of a saber-toothed tiger. Instead, the enormous cat finds her knee deep in mud, blood, and smugglers. 

Jaime Salazar, one of a few surviving male jaguar shifters, encounters a scent he never thought to find—a female jag shifter. Jag queens exist only in the elder’s stories, but someone staked out a she-cat like poacher bait. 

In a fit of primal instinct, Jaime marks Kelsi as his mate. Now, no other female will arouse him. To avoid a long celibate life, he is forced to woo his reluctant mate-to-be. But first he must keep her alive.

 

Excerpt:

Jaime stayed silent in the face of her outburst. With a deliberate nod, he stood. She guessed him to be about six-foot-four. He toed off rubber boots that appeared way too small then lowered the zipper of his pants. Kelsi gasped before looking pointedly at the damp earth.

"I must disrobe or go naked the rest of our hike. Don't look away. It's essential you know me as I am."

Kelsi jerked a nod. Her sanity rode on this next minute. His pants dropped to his feet, and he stepped from them. Her gaze followed the perfect, masculine form of his calves to his thighs. She gasped again. Still seated, she got a full frontal of the healthy weight at his groin.

Uncut, interesting. She forced herself to look him in the eye. The half-grin returned. He may be some unearthly, were-something, but he was still a typical man.

Jaime dropped to a prone position. "I'll lie still in cat form. So you feel safe."

"That's thoughtful." Kelsi couldn't keep the sarcasm from her voice. Likely, he played her like some pervert exhibitionist. Although, he did have goods worth looking at.

"Remember, I cannot harm you. You are—special."

Before she could ask what he meant, Jaime grimaced. His body shimmered with a dark light that grew beyond his form. The nimbus cast a beast shape around his body, darkened further, then melted away.

Kelsi's strangled yelp cut the air. She scrambled back from the massive jaguar lying in Jaime's place. Black Beauty. The cat settled his muzzle on his front paws and raised amazing blue eyes to her. True to Jaime's word, the beast didn't move a muscle.

Kelsi froze in wonder. If the dart drug did this, she'd know eventually. But wow, what a ride! Her knees sank into the damp earth as she crawled on all fours to the cat.

"Hi there, Black Beauty. Such a pretty boy."

The lush fur, so close, called to her. As Jaime predicted, the jaguar's sedate manner gave her a sense of safety. Ferns near his nose quivered in time with his regular breaths. She reached a hand to his neck and slid fingers into his pelt. Aside from leaning into her touch, the animal didn't move.

Kelsi edged closer. She reveled in the nearness to the great cat. Like a child who couldn't stay away from a fluffy kitten, she ruffled his ears then leaned in to nuzzle his fur. His luscious scent further soothed, melting away any remaining angst.

"Thank you for saving me," she whispered. Fully into the fantasy, or her delirium, she lay next to him and stroked his side.

Black Beauty blinked and lifted his face to hers. He flicked his whiskers before the tip of his tongue dabbed her nose.

She giggled. A visceral part of her wanted the magnificent animal to accept her touch. All those times the big cats approached her—unusually interested in her over the other zookeepers—she'd yearned to tousle their ears or ruffle their fur. Logic never allowed her to indulge.

Petting the cat, she couldn't help the smile that split her face. "You're amazing."

White light rose from the jaguar's form enveloping her hand. While the glow hid his body, fur turned to bare skin under her touch. The halo of light receded. With that same knowing, half-smile, Jaime propped his head on a raised elbow and turned to his side. "So are you, anjo."

His arousal lay prominent, front and center, along his abdomen. Kelsi's mouth froze in an "O". A beat too late, she yanked her arm to her own personal space. Heat flushed her cheeks and other hidden parts. 

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Product Reviews

  1. Night Owl Reviews 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jul 2017

    "Jungle Rapture" is the first book in the Jungle Queens series written by M.A. Jewell, who is a new author to me. I’m awfully glad I picked up this book, and the only negative thing I have to say is that I was bummed that it was so short. It’s one of Evernight’s short On The Go books. Shifter books are a genre that I’ve only gotten into over the past couple of years, and it’s a very fluid world other than they shift and want mates. Ms Jewell has written a richly, lush world for her story and I was so impressed with the detail and the characters.

    We pretty much deal with Kelsi Gorman and Jamie Salazar for the entirety. Kelsi finds herself in quite a bit of trouble with some poachers at the beginning of the book. Jamie is a black jaguar shifter who is trying to keep his identity secret, both as the giant black jaguar he is, and who his human side is. So he helps Kelsi out, but as a jaguar, until he has no choice but to reveal himself to her, because after all, she’s his mate.

    However, Kelsi has no clue who or what she is, and doesn’t believe or want Jamie as a mate. But after a day of violence, Kelsi has her eyes opened, but will she choose Jamie, or leave him?

    I was completely riveted to this book, and was close to having a bit of a bratty foot stomping moment because there wasn’t any more book to read. You’ll definitely want to check this one out, and I’ve found myself a new author to love.


  2. The TBR Pile 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jun 2017

    Kelsi is in serious trouble, her friend is dead, poachers have tied her up and she’s in the middle of the rain forest. She’s saved by a huge shifter, Jaime, who turns out to be her mate.

    Kelsi is a tough woman that I instantly liked. She isn’t some damsel in distress but she isn’t the toughest thing in the rain forest either. She is a nice balance that reads very real. Jaime is the sexy shifter that saves here. Together they traverse the jungle to get away from the poachers. I love the characters and the action is great but this story isn’t unique. Nothing separates this story from all the other shifter stories out there. However, the author shows a lot of talent and I hope to read more from her in the future.

    If you’re looking for a quick bite of shifter romance, I think you’ll enjoyed Jungle Rapture.


  3. O.M.G! Love it! Can't wait for the next one! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jun 2017

    Wow. Just wow. I absolutely loved it! I can't wait for the next book! I hope ther is a next book!


  4. Shapeshifters, Jungle, danger = steamy! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jun 2017

    This was my first book by M. A. Jewell and I was impressed! Her use of imagery and scene setup was expertly done. I loved the heroine for her strong independent, feminine appeal, even though it gets hey into trouble from time to time.

    The twists and turn throughout the book kept me guessing as to what Kelsey, the heroine, was going to do, or be done to her, next. And don't get me started on Jaime! The silent strong type always steals my heart.

    I am anxious to read the next book in the series. Keep them coming M. A. Jewell!


  5. A Hot Shifter Series! More!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th May 2017

    Jungle Rapture is the first book in the Jungle Queens series written by M.A. Jewell, who is a new author to me. I’m awfully glad I picked up this book, and the only negative thing I have to say is that I was bummed that it was so short. (It’s one of Evernight’s Reading On The Go books). Shifter books are a genre that I’ve only gotten into over the past couple of years, and it’s a very fluid world other than they shift and want mates. Ms Jewell has written a richly, lush world for her story and I was so impressed with the detail and the characters.

    We pretty much deal with Kelsi Gorman and Jamie Salazar for the entirety. Kelsi finds herself in quite a bit of trouble with some poachers at the beginning of the book. Jamie is a black jaguar shifter who is trying to keep his identity secret, both as the giant black jaguar he is, and who his human side is. So he helps Kelsi out, but as a jaguar, until he has no choice but to reveal himself to her, because after all, she’s his mate.

    However, Kelsi has no clue who or what she is, and doesn’t believe or want Jamie as a mate. But after a day of violence, Kelsi has her eyes opened, but will she choose Jamie, or leave him?

    I was completely riveted to this book, and was close to having a bit of a bratty foot stomping moment because there wasn’t any more book to read. You’ll definitely want to check this one out, and I’ve found myself a new author to love


  6. More, please 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th May 2017

    M. A. Jewell scorches the screen with white-hot imagery and dialogue. I could not get enough of Jewell's insanely sexy shifter Jaime (the man) and Black Beauty (the jaguar), as well as the feisty Kelsi, the woman Jaime marks as his mate for life. Make no mistake: Jaime and Kelsi are made for each other. The passionate pair possesses incredible chemistry -- in both their human and animal forms. This is a fun read. I hope Jewell writes more about these jag shifters' adventures.


  7. Wow 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st May 2017

    The author was able to bring to life the characters from a mythical realm while giving the reader a plausible explanation for the chance encounter of the characters. I cannot wait for the next in this series!


  8. Great debut novel 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Apr 2017

    Her writing of shifters is intense! And add in the jungle and it's suspense and danger everywhere. She's obviously done her homework and research to know what she's talking about with animal movement and behavior, and her humans emulate their internal animals so effortlessly that sometimes I forgot they were human. Well-developed short story and debut novel and hoping that M.A. has more planned for the Jaguar Queens.


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