Jungle Inferno (Phoenix Agency, Book One)

Jungle Inferno (Phoenix Agency, Book One)

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by Desiree Holt
     
 

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Book 1 in the Phoenix Agency series.

For Faith and Mark, the telepathic connection they'd shared for years was nothing compared to the scorching physical connection they realized as adults. From the first moment they came together, "erotic" was too pale a word to describe their relationship. Together they explored each other's deepest, darkest

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Book 1 in the Phoenix Agency series.

For Faith and Mark, the telepathic connection they'd shared for years was nothing compared to the scorching physical connection they realized as adults. From the first moment they came together, "erotic" was too pale a word to describe their relationship. Together they explored each other's deepest, darkest desires.

But now Mark, survivor of an ambush to his Delta Force team, is a prisoner of a terrorist group in the Peruvian jungle, and his telepathic communication with Faith is his only contact with the world. While she searches for help to save him, they survive on dreams that take them beyond all sexual boundaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419930447
Publisher:
Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
Publication date:
05/20/2011
Series:
Phoenix Agency
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
522,079
File size:
314 KB

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Jungle Inferno 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Would you like to have telepathic communication with the man you love? What if he were in the jungles of the Amazon with no other means of contact? What would you do if those messages told you that he was being held captive and routinely tortured by terrorist arms dealers? Best selling author, Faith Wilding and Captain Mark Halloran of the Delta Force, a military special ops team, both possess psychic gifts. They have been close friends since children, and that friendship has turned to love, as adults. As teenagers they discovered that they were able to talk to each other through telepathy. How exciting would that be? Faith's Aunt Vivi is psychic, too, and has counseled and mentored her along the way. Aunt Vivi is a member of a group that educates, and practices psi abilities. They will prove to be indispensable to Faith during the terrifying journey ahead. Mark is being held captive in the Peruvian Jungle by Al Qaeda arms dealers. Somehow, his team's objective has been leaked. This highly trained, extremely strong man proves to be unbreakable to his diabolically evil captors who are determined to find out who revealed their mission and location to Mark's team. They have wiped out the entire elite ops team except for Mark and one other man who escaped but is now in a coma, and they are torturing Mark in horrible ways. Faith is also an empath, as she is soon to discover. Unfortunately that discovery comes with the horror of experiencing Mark's pain and anguish. On the plus side, he is able to tell her of his plight, that he is in great danger and needs her help. He is unable to tell her where he is because he is being blocked by one of the terrorists who also possesses psychic talent. It becomes a race against time while Faith uses her writer's connections and resources to locate Mark and arrange a rescue. There are so many plot twists and branches in this story that it almost overtakes the reader in its complexity. However, it makes for a very intense tale that is a constant page turner. One example of the complex nature of the story is the way the author weaves in the sexual and romantic relationship between the main characters with regular flashbacks and dream segments on the part of both lovers. The sexual descriptions are hot and sensual; the romance, sweet. I was transported by the eloquent details in the story whether it was the sticky heat of the Peruvian Jungle or the memories and dreams of urgent, passionate lovemaking. Most of all, this is a tension-filled action thriller that means serious business. I was struck by the realistic nature of the story and the razor sharp accuracy with which Ms. Holt captures the current state of world affairs. The addition of very believable psychic ability and the important role it plays in every part of this book was a key part of my enjoyment and interest. My only problems with the story were a few editing errors and a sense of abruptness at the end. After such an emotional and tension-filled ride, I longed for just a little more of an ending. An epilogue for the lovers after Mark had recovered from his ordeal would have been great. Read the full review at Whipped Cream Reviews
preciousferret More than 1 year ago
I can honestly say I have not read a book of Desiree's that I have not absolutely loved. Her romantic suspense books are oustanding and the chemistry between her heros and heroines is electrifying. Also, her plots have plenty of twists and turns making them a must read and Jungle Inferno is another winner. Desiree is an auto buy for me!!!
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by April Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book Sizzling hot and intense, Jungle Inferno is the perfect mix of nail-biting suspense, emotional torment and sultry sensuousness. I must confess that this book surprised me.  I was incredibly intrigued when I read the blurb and after having read a few of Ms. Holt’s other works, I was anxious to read this one.  However, I was blown away by the intense scenes of imprisonment that Mark suffered and the look into a twisted political plot that could devastate the entire country – all for money.  I also loved the unique connection that Mark and Faith shared.  Their discovery that they could communicate telepathically to one another at a young age and the development of their friendship into something deep and moving was excellent. Though hot and erotic, the love scenes are filled with passion – both emotionally and physically.  These scenes are also entwined within the action of the story in a perfect way.  I must also mention that the scenes are tasteful and not done in an offensive way at all. I really enjoyed the character of Faith.  She is intelligent, sweet and an author – I have a fondness for books when they center on an author or bookshop in any way, lol.  Faith is also an incredibly gutsy and courageous woman who suffers right along with Mark as she literally feels his pain and torment.  Their bond is mesmerizing.  Mark, a captain in the Delta Force was taken hostage when his team is ambushed by a relentless group of terrorist.  He is tortured and suffers to no end, but never breaks.  His hold on sanity comes from his communication with Faith, as well as heated dreams of the last weekend the couple spent together in heated pleasure and endless discoveries. Jungle Inferno is an excellent read for anyone looking for sensuousness, true love, dedication and an excellent plot.  I not only fell in love with the main characters of Faith and Mark, but also with Faith’s assistant/close friend Tia and the entire group of hot sizzling alpha males that made up the Phoenix Agency.  These guys are fearless, brave, mind-blowingly intelligent, loyal, fierce and – oh yeah – all male!  I can’t wait for the next installment in this series!  Speaking of the series, here is the list of the other books in the Phoenix Agency series – which are all out and available now:  Extrasensory (Bk 2), Delicious Danger (Bk 3) and F-Stop (Bk 4).  I must get cracking on these… lol! Do I recommend Jungle Inferno?  Oh yes, without a doubt.  This is the perfect story to lose yourself in.  It will engulf your senses and send your pulse racing. *Excerpt:* The last time she’d heard from Mark Halloran was two years ago. That time she’d been sitting in a Starbucks drinking a mocha latte and checking her schedule on her PDA when the message hit her. Startled, she’d nearly spilled her coffee and looked around to make sure he wasn’t just standing two feet away. Hello, darlin’. That whiskey-smooth voice had warmed her blood and made her smile. And remember the one long weekend they’d had together before he’d left on a mission. Hi. Where are you? Far away. An image of him in a helicopter danced before her eyes, helmet securely on his head, rifle and other gear strapped to his body. As a Special Ops soldier, a member of the famed Delta Force, he was always in some far corner of the world on a mission that no one could discuss. Usually he was concentrating so hard on what he was doing there was no opportunity to clear his mind and reach out to her. Miss you, came the next message. Me too. You’ll never know how much. You still have my heart. The image had changed to one of him naked, grinning, his blue eyes laughing at her. Her body had heated and every pulse point had begun to throb. She’d looked around her carefully, sure every eye was on her but everyone had appeared to be attending to their own business. She’d carried that short message and those images with her for a long time.
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kimamhill More than 1 year ago
I started this series with high hopes and I was not disappointed at all! Desiree has got a very hot series going on here. I directly went and bought book 2 and can't wait to start it! You def want to check this series out!
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Is a reeeeeeealy great book, I liked it to soooo much !
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ovrr 600 pgs of romance, suspense, mystery and the paranormal! Include a strong and independent heroine and a sexy alpha male with interesting secondary characters...Excellent! This is the first in the series , will be on the lookout for the others. ( sc)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Missed a nights sleep just to read and i was not disappointed! Very detailed, very sexy, and super romantic! I normally dont re-read books, but i would for this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome book. The characters and storyline were well developed. I couldn't put the book down. I had to get to the end. Once I finished, I had to get book 2 of the series. If you like romance, a good storyline, hot steamy scenes, drama, excitement or just a good book, you can't go wrong with this one.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good, I mean who doesn't love telepathy, danger, and love all mixed together?
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I could have done with out all the sex... well most how incredibly descriptive the sex scenes were. Otherwise this has a great story and was a hard to put down book.
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Very enjoyable start to a great seties!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stayed up all to read this :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great novel! I was so into these peoples lives. Thank you so much for writing you.
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Agree story a little drawn out and could have done without the c u next tuesday word used so much. Overall not a bad read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has everything. Great storyline.it has it all...the heroine, the hero, the heroes that make up a group of four that are unstopable, the romance, the psychic connection, the corruption. EVERYTHING!!! Wow!!! Wonderful book.