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Nobody had ever wanted to kiss June until she met her holiday romance. Ignacio wanted to kiss her all the time.  But was it just kisses he wanted? Or did he have a more sinister purpose? Soon June begins to lose weight. A lot of weight! Could Ignacio be . . .  The Mantequero!

“Once again Jenny has used her knowledge of Spanish folklore and her insight into the human heart to give us a story that has pathos, mystery and a delightful touch of macabre humor.”

“I love the way reading this story makes me feel. I will reread this again and again, too, the mark of a great story. Buy it NOW–its a true gem! A+”


Miss Blacker has disappeared. She never came back after the Christmas holidays and Alison is convinced something dreadful has happened to her. When nobody believes her she sets off to Spain to track down the woman whom she believes to be the best teacher in the world. It wouldn’t have been so bad if her companion, Heather Jones, hadn’t been quite so fat. The mantequero likes fat girls. He likes them a lot.

“I loved the ending of this book because it held a special surprise. I for one truly hope there will be future installments in this series because I just love it!”

“Shades of the Twilight Zone, Fright Night, and Frankenstein, a chilling mystery…”

Author note: I read about the mantequero in one of Gerald Brennans’s books. A friend of his was mistaken for one and very nearly murdered by superstitious peasants. This was in the 20th century!!  After I published Mantequero lots of readers begged for more. At first I couldn’t see how I could write a sequel, since I had written myself into a corner with the first story. Then a dear friend suggested a possible way out and I was inspired to do it.