"Sensually Touched - Start of Great New Series!"

Dr. Kara Cantrell fled a supernatural malevolence seven years ago when she witnessed the brutal murder of her husband. She settled in the small town of Zorro thinking it would be a good safe place to raise her son Alex and settled into living a normal life, away from the threats of evil. All seemed right with her world until the day when she stepped from her truck and felt the 'power'. Gazing at the tall dark stranger in town she recognized him for what he was -- a Sentinel. Kara knew the danger and the risk, and she wanted no part of him, his powers, or any influence he would have over Alex.

Damien Morgan was an Atlantian Sentinel soul born human -- mortal but with supernatural powers to track down and bring Karmic justice to evil Belians. He knew at once that Kara recognized and felt his power; knew also that she was not a Sentinel but a Conductor who could help him find the Belian. More than the woman though, Damien sensed a much more powerful energy emanating from the boy, and knew he was an initiate - a fledgling Sentinel who without guidance would easily fall prey to the Belian evil.

Damien forcefully inserted himself into Kara and Alex's life mainly to protect but also knowing that with her help he would fare a greater chance of discovering where the evil Belian dwelt. Kara knew the dangers of emotional involvement with a Sentinel, knew Damien's purpose of rooting out the evil was dangerous and she could not afford to have her heart broken again. But the pull Damien had on her was so intense that falling in love was too hard to resist.

*** This was an amazing story. Damien was a terrific lead with a take charge no nonsense attitude and was not about to be ignored. Fabulously sensual, the concept of how a Sentinel and Conductor's relations empowered the Sentinel's chances of tracking the enemy made for a truly steamy tale. The concept and characters were developed extremely well, and the brief background of terms describing these new beings was fabulously helpful in giving this reader a better understanding of what was going on and who was who in this authors new world. Breathing life into the characters with a deft touch the reader will become immersed immediately into the story, feeling the terror, the heartbreak and the joy of the characters as they began to work towards the common good. Personally, I loved the entire concept of how these people came from the lost land of Atlantis and give this author high marks for originality and creativity. Fans of Spangler's Sci-Fi Fantasy are going to be mesmerized by this sensual new series.

Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau
Posted January 6, 2007


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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