"A Futuristic Worthy of Awards!"

Ms. Spangler has written this story so well that if you have never read any others in this series, you will not feel lost, but will wish to immediately find the other stories. If you have read the SHIELDER and SHADOWER stories from this trilogy, you have been anxiously awaiting this book and you will enjoy finding characters from those stories in their new lives without being distracted from SHAMARA by recaps of past stories. On the planet Travan, women are the property of men. Eirene had been traded by her uncle and was to become a bride of a Leor. The Leors are renown for their fierceness and cruelty and their ability to probe minds. It would only be a matter of time before her husband-to-be knew her secret-- she was an Enhancer, a race the Controllers had hunted to near extinction as they were presently doing to the Shielders. No telling her fate when that was discovered; in fear she hides on a departing cargo ship. First, to be safe from the Leors, she must make sure she was no longer a virgin bride and what better way than going to a Pleasure Dome.

Jarek san Ranul did not usually visit the Pleasure Dome. The last thing he expected for his evening's entertainment was an intriguing virgin lover and a surprise attack by his enemies that should have killed him. No one can explain how he was healed, but he suspects his bed-partner at the Pleasure Dome was an Enhancer. As new leader of the Shielders, Jarek has developed a desperate plan that requires the aid of an Enhancer. He must fight his feelings for Eirene because his first responsibility is to his people. He regrets repaying Eirene's lifesaving help by imprisoning her and forcing her to use her powers to help his people escape the Controllers. Jarek hopes to win her cooperation by showing her the plight of his people and taking her to meet his friends. But, by abducting Eirene, Jarek and his friends have added a powerful new enemy -- the commanding prince of the Leors looking for his bride.

The excitement of developing love and finding her full heritage bring Eirene to life for the reader. Eirene finds a love within her strong enough to do what is needed to bring Jarek and his people to the safety of Shamara knowing that it will probably cause her death. Jarek is unaware of Eirene's possible sacrifice and must find a way to save her by combining his Shielder powers with her Enhancer powers. The minor story of tough Leor Commander Gunnar and lighthearted Lani, the "blue-feather lady" from the Pleasure Dome adds an interesting humorous element to what at times can be an intense story.

SHIELDER and SHADOWER were both won Honorable Mention in Paranormal Excellence [PEARL] Awards and I have confidence that after reading SHAMARA, you will agree Ms. Spangler has written another futuristic worthy of awards.

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Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted September 24, 2001


Think Pink!

P.E.A.R.L. AwardWinner of the PEARL AWARD 2001 Honorable Mention - Best Futuristic


In a universe of darkness and depravity, the Shielders battled to stay one step ahead of the vengeful Controllers. Their survival depended upon the quest of one man.

To Live

Jarek san Ranul had found evidence of a wormhole, a vortex to another galaxy; escape from those who sought the destruction of his race was at hand. But when his search produced the most intriguing woman hed ever met, he found he wanted something more than duty and honor.

To Love

On the run from a mighty warlord, Eirene Kane had to protect her identity. She was an Enhancer, one of a genetic few with a powerful gift. Then her flight hurled her into the arms of Jarek, a man who both stole her heart and uncovered her perilous secret and though she knew she should flee, Eirene found herself yearning for both the man and the one thing he claimed would free them forever.


(Shielder series: Book 3)
by Catherine Spangler

Love Spell
September 1, 2001
ISBN #050552452X
EAN #9780505524522
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