It’s almost summer, and the beach is beckoning. How about
some pampering while you’re enjoying the sun, sand, and
water? If you win, you’ll receive a $25 gift card from
Bath & Body works and a copy of the second Shielder series book, SHADOWER (or one of any of Catherine
It’s interesting to ponder what things my characters would
pack in their beach totes. Here are some choices from a
character in each of the five Shielder series books:
1) SHIELDER: Nessa would take her beloved
lanrax, Turi (a lovable, ferret-like creature with four eyes).
2) SHADOWER: Moriah is a smuggler, and she
would pack three or four alternate IDs—just in case.
3) SHAMARA: To keep from being recognized
and captured, Eirene would pack some hair dye and a few
4) SHADOW CROSSING: Crown Prince Rurick,
who impersonates an android when he travels, would be sure
to take his fake android arm bands to maintain his secrecy.
5) SHADOW FIRES: Because of his unique
skin, Arion wouldn’t need sunscreen. But he’d be sure to
pack a loincloth and a weapon.
To add to the summer fun, SHADOW
FIRES, the fifth book in this science fiction Shielder series, is now on presale for a
special limited time price of 99˘! For even more fun, the
first four Shielder books will have special pricing
through June 8!
Jenna dan Aron, a Shielder, lives a solitary
existence, shunned by her people because she has visions and
can see the future. She’s even foreseen her own destiny: to
be a human offering, a mate for a savage Leor warlord. When
two Shielder colonies need to be rescued, the Leors who are
their only hope demand a bride for their leader in return.
Knowing she can’t deny fate, Jenna steps forward.
The Leors are a hybrid race and only part human. Arion of
Saura finds mating outside his race abhorrent, but he has no
choice, as his kind faces extinction. His life is ruled by
hard logic and physical prowess, with no room for softness
or emotion. Bound to him, Jenna faces a life of barbarism
with a mate who seems more beast than man. In the relentless
heat of the wild Sauran desert, Jenna and Arion wage a
battle of wills, until they discover that the heart is
mightier than any weapon—and that love can forge shadow and