"Suspenseful paranormal series sure to have you wanting your own SENTINAL"

Damien was a SENTINAL who, because of childhood experiences, chose not to let his emotions interfere with his duties to defend our world against the Belians. While on assignment in a small Texas town, he discovered Kara and Alex, her 6 yr-old son, whom he recognized as a SENTINAL in need of training.

Kara's psi-ability had brought her only painful knowledge until she met Richard, her SENTINAL husband who linked her psi to his powers to battle the Belian evil. She loved but lost him during a Belian attack and has made a new life focused on raising and protecting their child. After 6 years in hiding, fate has brought another SENTINAL into Kara's life. She could not refuse Damien's aid to protect and train her son, but could she resist the physical needs his psi-link inspire? Or was it more than just psi?

Award winning author Catherine Spangler has introduced us to the SENTINALS which will surely garner her more awards for her story telling. Although a very sensual story, TOUCHED BY DARKNESS was refreshing story where the heroine did not choose to 'allow sex' to resolve concerns. Kara's priority is her son rather than the complex attack of Belian evil in the community. Her son was accurately portrayed as a 6-yr-old with special abilities that he did not understand but viewed with normal curiosity for his heritage and skills. Although part of the plot with the focus of all protecting him, there was nothing that made me uncomfortable with his place in the story.

The conflict between protecting her child and assisting in 'protecting the world' was realistic and well described. The SENTINAL & BELIAN conflict and how it affected others was an interesting part of the story. The touch of reincarnation bringing the battle of good against evil was skillfully done. I look forward to more tales of SENTINALS [Book two of the Sentinel series, TOUCHED BY FIRE, coming October 2007]

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Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted December 2, 2006


Dr. Kara Cantrell settled in the sleepy town of Zorro, Texas, convinced she and her child had escaped the sinister reach of a supernatural underworld. But now dark forces may jeopardize her new life. Her only hope is Damien Morgan, a dangerous, alluring man with superhuman abilities. He and Kara share a mystical link that triggers desires they must ignore. But as they work together to protect her son, and begin tracking the evil stalking them, something threatens to push them toward the edge...of darkness.

Look for TOUCHED BY FIRE, Luke Paxton's story, in October 2007.


Touched by Darkness
(Sentinel series: Book 1)
by Catherine Spangler

Berkley Pub Group (Sensation)
January 1, 2007
Available: January 1, 2007
ISBN #0425214001
EAN #9780425214008
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Other Books by
Catherine Spangler

Touched by Light
Touched By Fire
Demon's Delight
Totally Charmed : Demons, Whitelighters and the Power of 3
Shadow Fires
Shadow Crossing

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