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.
The 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!
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.
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.
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