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For over 500 years, ancient malice has festered within the shadows of the Amazon jungle.
The Brazilian Amazon is considered virgin. But is it, really? Ejup Mikic has quietly plotted world dominance with evil at its heart and soul. Now, he is ready to unleash his pent-up fury.
A secret team of select hunters, sponsored by those who would stop Ejup’s immoral spread, has tracked him to a jungle paradise in Brazil`s rainforest. The group encounters the Icamiabas tribe, which was believed to be extinct, and their queen, the red-eyed, drop-dead beauty, Itotia. One more group under Ejup Mikic’s sinister control.
As team members go missing, the team leader, Ana Carvalho, is irresistibly drawn to Itotia’s invitation to join the tribe. Ana learns what is asked of her. She knows what it means.
She would become Undead. Vrykolakas. Vampire.
“My name is Zreia,” she said in Portuguese. “A bonfire has been prepared in your honor and Itotia calls you to attend.” She held herself upright, her vibrant young body glistening in the reflecting torches. She couldn’t have been more than eighteen years old.
“We will come,” Ana replied and stood.
Aaron noticed the two young men staring at Zreia. “You will remember who you are and who you represent,” he said, knowing his words fell upon deaf ears. “Gentlemen!” he yelled and slapped each of them on an arm as he walked between them. It grabbed their attention but had little effect on their eyes.READ MORE
“Two things. Hands off.” He nodded to Zreia then turned back to the young men. “And do not consume anything you don’t recognize.” He raised a hand for effect. “The natives know more about the indigenous plants and what they can or can’t do. Remember how I told you NOT to pee in the rivers and the reasons why? Don’t participate if you don’t know what you’re doing — you may gain more than you expected, just like the parasite who wandered up into your penis when peeing.” He smiled at them. “I’m not kidding.”
Paulo strolled up to Aaron and placed a friendly arm over his shoulder. “Listen well to the doctor, my young friends; he speaks well.” He shook a hand at them. “Do not smoke or drink anything, unless we do.” He pointed to one of his men. “Five years ago, Heitor woke up married with four kids. He now has nine.”
The two young men laughed.
“Is there a reason you are only telling them?” Barbara asked, looking directly at Aaron. “Does that mean we girls can party hardy?”
“I’ve not seen that many men,” Ana said picking up on the conversation. “But, the same thing goes for you. Be on your best behavior and leave any men alone.” She glanced at Megan who flushed a little in embarrassment.
“I really don’t know what came over me,” Megan said.
Neville leaned over to Aaron and elbowed him. “Don’t you find it peculiar there are very few men?” he whispered. “Have you seen any?”
Aaron shrugged. “It could be our presence is keeping them at bay. I don’t remember a single one.”COLLAPSE
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