Featured SFR Author: Catherine Spangler

I’m thrilled to have Catherine Spangler as one of our featured authors this week. Her Shielder Series was one of the first SFR series that caught my imagination. It is so great to see this series, along with the Sentinel Series available again. Catherine is also the first author I ever sent a fan letter. It was after reading Shadow Fires, which featured a cold blooded (literally) hero. It was a big risk at the time.  I’ve already praised this book many times on the blog, so let’s take a look at the book that launched the series.


ShielderThe Controllers have engineered a virus that is killing Shielders. In the hopes of finding a cure, the Shielders need a human host to get the deadly Orana virus past Controller checkpoints and to a medical lab on the planet Santerra. With her people facing extinction, outcast Nessa dan Ranul volunteers to be the host and is injected with the Orana. She has only four weeks to make it to Santerra before the virus kills her.

When her ship breaks down in deep space, she’s rescued by her most dangerous enemy—a shadower, a bounty hunter who tracks down Shielders. She can’t tell him the truth about her dilemma, or he will turn her in to the Controllers.

Shadower Chase McKnight has an agenda more pressing than claiming bounty rewards—vengeance. He doesn’t have time for a homeless waif who ignites emotions he buried long ago. He refuses to allow anything to deter him from his mission, which results in traveling away from Santerra—while the time bomb inside Nessa is ticking down. But she doesn’t dare trust this man who is an enemy of Shielders.

Their secrets and agendas don’t prevent the growing attraction between them, even as they fight their individual demons—even as time runs out for Nessa. Only love can bring them full circle, offering Chase redemption, and the chance to save Nessa—and ultimately, her people.

I urge you to go to your favorite retailer and download a sample now.  Super space opera fun!

Available on Amazon US and B&N

About Catherine

Catherine Spangler is a bestselling and award winning author of the Shielder series (futuristic romance) and the Sentinel series (urban fantasy romance). She is a two-time Golden Heart finalist and a RITA finalist and has received numerous other awards and honorable mentions. She is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local chapter, Dallas Area Romance Authors. A frequent speaker at writers’ groups and conferences, she has taught workshops on the creative process, writing techniques, writing paranormal romance, and goal setting. Catherine lives in north Texas with her husband and a menagerie of critters. She loves reading, taking naps on the sofa with a good football game for background noise, eating chocolate, and playing poker.

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A Question for Blog Lovers!

I first blogged about Catherine Spangler’s book, Shadow Fires, in my post Yes, Aliens are Sexy! back on August 20, 2010. Follow the link to the post for an excerpt.

When did you start reading the SGL SFR blog?

15 thoughts on “Featured SFR Author: Catherine Spangler

  1. Thanks so much for including my Shielder series in your 5th anniversary celebration! When I started writing SF romance, there weren’t many available. But now, I’m happy to say that there are many excellent authors producing exciting and wonderful SF romances. And plenty of smart girls to appreciate them 🙂

      • Hi Charlee! Thanks so much for posting my information. You’re right–early on, finding any SFR was exciting, and finding a good one was time for celebration!

  2. I started reading SGLSFR this year. I don’t know where I found mention of it but am so glad I did as you are feeding my sci-fi romance addiction nicely! Regarding Catherine Spangler’s Shielder series, I recently read my first, “Shadow Fires”, and LOVED it! Of course, the rest of the series went into my wishlist and I am working my way backwards. Whatever works! Thanks for all the great info on what we love.

    • There is no time like the present to fall in love with SFR. More available than ever and getting better all the time as new authors bring in fresh ideas. But the oldies are still goodies, too! Glad you found it and us.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words about Shadow Fires, and for seeking out the other books in the series. They’re each stand-alone and can be read out of order.

  3. I first met Catherine through Goodreads when her books were not available in e-book. I hunted for Shielder and finally found a paperback copy. So glad I made the effort!

  4. I first started reading SGLSFR a couple years ago. I don’t remember how I found it but I love your reviews.
    I haven’t read any of Catherine’s books but they sound awesome. I’m going to have to check them out.

  5. I started reading the blog several years ago. I read all of Catherine’s books when they first came out. Hope for more now that she is doing the re-release. Re-reading is fun but so are new stories and books.

  6. I´ve just found you, and all of this is a goldmine!! *grabby hands* Just what I love =)
    Can´t wait to continue exploring.
    Thanks for all the giveaways & Happy Saturday!

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