Savvy collegiate, Lexie Wiggins’ curiosity plunges those she loves into the mystical Everglades where she must overcome ancient native Indian challenges in order to restore the material world.
While on college break celebrating Thanksgiving with her family and boyfriend, Lexie excitedly discovers a jeweled artifact worth millions of dollars. She carelessly mishandles the treasure’s powers, thereby unleashing a long-forgotten Seminole curse. Ill-prepared to deal with supernatural forces, her forever-loyal boyfriend, Lance, fails to save the day.
Relying on nothing more than her guardian sight, she embarks on a long, impossible journey into the Everglades full of devious spirits, sea serpents, and witchery. Temptation tests Lexie’s love for Lance as she puts his life at risk, unless she musters her warrior spirit.
Anatolia, amateur treasure hunter, sailed the Caribbean until her sailboat was confiscated during a planetary shift, leaving her to protect her injured younger sister. Anatolia discovers a jeweled nautilus which she plans to sell to help her ailing sister. The sisters escape their captors and are rescued by teen sailors who are plagued by a curse against treasure hunters.
Meanwhile, mermaids are outraged at the theft of their jeweled nautilus and set out to destroy Anatolia unless she returns it before the full moon. The romantic lure of a dangerous ex-love controls her thinking. Not respecting the power of Caribbean magic, she tries to manipulate them all to her advantage until she finally realizes she is the problem and she must make restitution to the sea, before all those she loves are lost.
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