Release Date: July 24, 2018
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Coiling around myself, I sit and wait. I can feel her coming. I will stalk her and then destroy her. ~Iris
Maia can't help the feeling she's having; Brazil is calling to her. She begs the school she’s going to not to stop the senior trip to the rainforest. She needs to write an article for her college application. The freelance journalism program at Nova is where she longs to be and she knows exactly how to get there...
Adventure flurries around her as she falls head over heels in love with the guide Iris, but what she doesn't know, may very well kill her. Can love stop evil? Or will Maia become a rainforest legend.
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“What...” I took a deep breath. I wanted to accuse her of so many things, but I couldn’t even begin to be mad at the moment. I threw my arms around her and held her tight. “Thank you.” I whispered. The tension in her body eased, and we just stood there before she broke the silence.
“It’s not safe. We need to head back to the camp.” I pulled back from our embrace and frowned, but nodded. She was right.
“I don’t know what that was Iris, but again thank you.” She swallowed and nodded taking my hand and leading us back to the camp. “Iris...when you’re ready I’m here to listen.” She looked my way quickly and then straight ahead again.
“I want to trust you, but trust doesn’t come easy for me.” I squeezed her hand to reassure her. I wanted to understand her. Whatever, she was involved with deep inside I knew it tore her to pieces. She didn’t want to be a monster, yet as those thoughts swirled inside of me I couldn’t shake the feeling that indeed she was a monster.
When we got back to the camp we parted ways and I wasn’t sure what to make if that so I decided it was best to try to get some sleep. Although the ringing of my phone told me I’d have to wait for that. “Hi Aunt Lacey.”
“Wow that was a pleasant greeting.”
I sighed, “please not tonight.” I rubbed my temple with my free hand now trying to ward off a headache.
“What’s going on honey?”
“Nothing. It’s dumb. It’s not important.” I tried to shrug it off. Shrug off all the feelings that swirled inside of me when it came to Iris.
“That doesn’t sound like nothing.”
I sighed resigned to the fact I’d have to tell her. “I’m falling for our guide. She’s amazing, but she’s also dangerous.”
“She’s been the guide the last two trips and before that her sister was. I can’t shake the feeling I have, but at the same time I can’t turn off the feelings I have developing for her.” I waited for my Aunt’s verdict. I was admitting to falling for another girl and I wasn’t sure how this was going to go.
“It’ll work out.”
“I’m sorry. What?”
“It’ll work out. Get some sleep and then maybe things will seem clearer in the morning.”
“You’re okay with this?” I asked.
“Okay, with what?”
“Me and another girl?” I clarified.
“If at the end of the day you’re happy then yes. Goodnight honey. Love you.”
“Love you to Aunt Lacey.” I whispered before hanging up. I couldn’t even express how much I loved that woman. She gave up so much for me. She didn’t hesitate to take me in when my mother abandoned me. She was my rock. Her support was gold to me.