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October's must-reads: a bookish harvest you won't want to miss!

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Shadow Fires by Catherine Spangler


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Also by Catherine Spangler:

Shadow Fires, June 2015
e-Book (reprint)
Shadow Crossing, November 2014
e-Book (reprint)
Shamara, July 2014
Shadower, April 2014
Shielder, February 2014
The Sentinel Series Books 1-2-3, January 2014
Touched by Fire, November 2013
Touched by Light, November 2013
Touched by Darkness, November 2013
Demon's Delight, March 2007
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Shadow Fires, February 2004
Shadow Crossing, April 2003
Shamara, September 2001

Shadow Fires
Catherine Spangler

Shielder Series #5
Self Published
June 2015
On Sale: June 8, 2015
Featuring: Arion of Saura; Jenna dan Aron
393 pages
ISBN: 0991497457
EAN: 2940151916110
Kindle: B00XJ1653I
e-Book (reprint)
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Romance Science Fiction | Science Fiction Romance

Jenna dan Aron, a Shielder with psychic abilities, finds herself reluctantly married to Arion of Saura, a Leor who seems more beast than man, and who has no place in his life for softness or emotion. She finds life in the Leor settlement barbaric and beyond her experience. Her fierce warrior husband is her only buffer and her only lifeline, yet she finds herself challenging him and the ways of the Leors.

In turn, he tries to resist the unfamiliar, protective urges his soft human mate raises in him, while they're both stunned by the sensual attraction that rages between them. And 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 l! ove can forge shadow and fire together.

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67 comments posted.

Re: Shadow Fires

I dont have a favorite.
(Marissa Yip-Young 6:05am May 14, 2015)

I'm a big Janet Evanovich fan, and got caught up in her
series through someone else, although I'm really glad they
told me about her books!! There is one other Author who
shall remain nameless, that I loved to read as well, but she
took a wonderful series, and took it out into left field.
When that happened, I stopped reading her books cold turkey,
which was very disappointing for me. I also have 1 or 2
others who are waiting in the wings for me to try, as well
as reading your books. This year I'm branching out and
reading out of my genre. Congratulations on the book that I
noticed is going to be released shortly!! Love the cover,
Peggy Roberson 11:13am May 14, 2015)

I love your shielder series. I also love the Psy/Changeling Series by Nalini Singh.
Angela Parrish 12:36pm May 14, 2015)

Hi Marissa! I'm with you, in the sense I like a number of series. Some of my faves: J.D. Robb, J.R. Ward (BDB, Nalini Singh (Guild Hunters), G.A Aiken, and more--so many more!
Catherine Spangler 1:04pm May 14, 2015)

Hi Peggy! Thanks for your kind words about the Shielder series. I love anything Nalini Singh writes!
Catherine Spangler 1:05pm May 14, 2015)

Oops! I mxed up Peggy and Angela. Duh. Thank you, Angela, for your kind words about the Shielder Series.

Peggy, I like Janet Evanovich, too. As with you, I've enjoyed some series that seemed to go downhill, and I eventually lost interest. I really respect and admire those authors who can keep a series fresh, enjoyable, and still enjoyable.
Catherine Spangler 1:07pm May 14, 2015)

Okay I am going a bit old school with my favorite book series.
My pick is the whole Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S.
Sarah Bauman 1:30pm May 14, 2015)

Oh boy fav book series... well the one that I have most of the books from is JD Robb's In Death series... I also have enjoyed Catherine Coulter's FBI series... definitely some others too...
Colleen Conklin 1:55pm May 14, 2015)

Love of all of your books! I enjoy reading your books and
those by Debra Webb (Colby Series) and Anna Destafano.
Tami Lang 2:00pm May 14, 2015)

Ursula Le Guin and her Earth sea series plus J.R.R.Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
Edgar Gunn 2:01pm May 14, 2015)

I don't have a favorite book series. I'll read anything I can lay my hands on.
Christine Schultz 2:42pm May 14, 2015)

There are a lot of authors that I enjoy. I read a lot, 48 so far
this year. So the series that I really enjoyed most recently was
Chirstmas in Snow Valley-Box Set. I pefer sweet to erotic.
Realistic to fantasy, and historic instead of furturistic or
Nancy Luebke 3:18pm May 14, 2015)

Hi Sarah! I think Narnia is a great series :-)
Catherine Spangler 3:48pm May 14, 2015)

Colleen, I love the JD Robb books. Will have to check out Catherine Coulter's series.
Catherine Spangler 3:50pm May 14, 2015)

Hi Tami! Good to see you here. Yes, Debra Webb is really good!
Catherine Spangler 3:50pm May 14, 2015)

So happy to hear there will be more Shielder stories!

One of my favorite series that hasn't been mentioned yet is
Shelly Laurenston's Pride series.
Mary C 4:28pm May 14, 2015)

Hi Edgar! Good choices!
Catherine Spangler 4:46pm May 14, 2015)

LOL, Christine! I share your philosophy.
Catherine Spangler 4:47pm May 14, 2015)

Hi Nancy!Thanks for your comment. I'll have to check out the Christmas in Snow Valley set.
Catherine Spangler 4:48pm May 14, 2015)

Hi Mary! Will have to check out Shelly Laurenston. Thanks
Catherine Spangler 4:50pm May 14, 2015)

I think Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy series is a lot of
Irene Menge 8:05pm May 14, 2015)

I love JD Robb books And I can't wait to read the wonderful sounding Catherine Spangler books. Thx.
Mary Ann Brady 11:27pm May 14, 2015)

Are there any other genres you have considered writing ?
Michelle Bauer 6:27am May 15, 2015)

If I have to choose what my favorite kind of books to read
is end-of-time books.
Renae Kelly 12:06pm May 15, 2015)

I have only read one of your books so I don't have a favorite series.
Jackie Wisherd 3:35pm May 15, 2015)

Some of my favorite book series are: Ilona Andrews' Kate
Daniels series, Nalini Sing's Guild Hunter and Psy-
Changeling series; Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians
series, Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series, and Larissa
Ione's Demonica series.
Janie McGaugh 2:28pm May 16, 2015)

Hi Catherine,
I hate to admit that i have not read your books before.
However i can say they all just went on my TBBN list. :)

In the rom.-suspense category: I love Catherine Coulter's
FBI series(Sherlock and Savich are awesome) and of course
Iris Johanson's Eve Duncan series is amazing. Paranormal
erotic rom.:Anything by Milly Taiden but especially her
Julia Mills Dragon Guards series and also Becca Van's
western "Slick Rock series". this is just a few of the
series i love. i love a good series but i'm not a big
fan of the new way of doing books in
chapters/serialization. it's frustrating and can end up
costing you more money too.
Tammy Ramey 7:19pm May 16, 2015)

I want to read them all
Tamara Lawson 10:12pm May 16, 2015)

interesting story
Susan Gannon 8:25am May 17, 2015)

Gemma Halliday Homicide in High Heels and Addison Kline Shadow
Series and Black Horse Series
Denise Austin 12:37pm May 17, 2015)

JD Robb's In Death, Maddy Barone's After the Crash, Psy/changeling by N
Singh. It'so kind of interesting that I can love one series by an author and
can't get through one book in another series by the same author.
Laura Gullickson 9:24pm May 17, 2015)

Hi Catherine
I recently received a E-mail indicating that I was the
winner in fresh fiction under the guest post giveaway
My wife is the reader in our family.
I kno she will enjoy your books.

Thank You
Thomas Collette 3:15pm May 27, 2015)

"Opposites attract" is a very common theme in romance, I would think. The noble/rich male falling in love with the poor/country female. Or even if it's not status, but in species (fantasy), I love reading how characters finally get together despite opposing circumstances (be it their parents or the world).
Lisa L. 8:57am June 11, 2015)

Yes that what makes them attracted to each other.
Marissa Yip-Young 9:52am June 11, 2015)

Hi Lisa! You're absolutely right. Opposites is a very common theme. And it creates a lot of good conflict.
Catherine Spangler 11:09am June 11, 2015)

Hi Marissa! Sometimes opposites are attracted to each other. Sometimes it's the "forbidden fruit" allure. In the case of Shadow Fires, they are not attracted to each other, but forced together. So maybe it's more of a "marriage of convenience" theme.
Catherine Spangler 11:09am June 11, 2015)

Many times. I particularly love the ones where one is
introverted and the other is extroverted and that makes
them struggle until they find their middle ground with one
another's personality.
Rhianna Walker 12:50pm June 11, 2015)

Yes, to me it is much more exciting when the couple are total opposite of each other .
Joan Thrasher 1:01pm June 11, 2015)

Oh I enjoy opposites attract books... love seeing how two totally different people can come together and find happiness.
Colleen Conklin 1:12pm June 11, 2015)

Hi Rhianna! Nice to see you here. I'm with you--those total opposites can really keep things interesting!
Catherine Spangler 1:22pm June 11, 2015)

Hello Joan! I agree. It's like pieces of a puzzle fitting together.
Catherine Spangler 1:23pm June 11, 2015)

Hi Colleen. I think we're all agreeing that the opposite attracts stories can work quite well.
Catherine Spangler 1:24pm June 11, 2015)

Opposites attract is one of the great tropes of romance - the
make or break being how well it is written. Modern would be
Titanic, and classic would be Gone With the Wind.
Deb Philippon 2:33pm June 11, 2015)

I think this is a common plot twist in books and life. If we
only stuck to someone exactly like ourselves..how boring would
life be!
Kimberley Coover 3:42pm June 11, 2015)

Hello Deb! I love your two examples of well-known opposites attract.
Catherine Spangler 4:53pm June 11, 2015)

Hi Kimberley! I agree completely, especially in fiction. The characters must be bigger than life. When I read, I want to be taken out of my ordinary world.
Catherine Spangler 4:54pm June 11, 2015)

Hi L. Thanks for checking in.
Catherine Spangler 4:54pm June 11, 2015)

yes opposites do attract.keeps you on your toes.
Jennifer Beck 11:33am June 12, 2015)

Opposites attracting is quite a common theme - that I love - in romance stories.
Nancy Reynolds 1:46pm June 12, 2015)

There are a lot of books with opposites attracting and they usually are fun.
Pam Howell 3:02pm June 12, 2015)

It doesn't surprise me when early conflict leads to
attraction. I think you learn to 'know' your 'enemy'
better than someone to whose faults you are blinded by
'love'. And there really isn't anything much worse than a
boring relationship.
Irene Menge 4:38pm June 12, 2015)

I love reading stories were opposites attract - my favorites include the great
gatsby and the notebook! So romantic!!
Lily Shah 6:55pm June 12, 2015)

No stories that I can remember the name of buy in my own marriage.
I find that some of those opporsites things compliment each
other.Some of my skills and strengths help when his doesn't type
Nancy Luebke 7:42pm June 12, 2015)

My goodness, my husband and I are opposites and we've been
together for nearly 37 years. I always figured that it was a
matter of what one lacks, the other fulfills. And it does make
for an interesting marriage. Not calm or peaceful always, but
interesting! ;-)
Marcia Berbeza 12:50pm June 13, 2015)

I really enjoyed reading this post. I found it a great way to find out more
about the books and the author. I don't think I have seen a blog post where
the author has done that before.
Sharame Vodraska 1:42am June 13, 2015)

Even though people are opposite, life can work out if both of them try hard enough. Sometimes you can't always get your way and what you want--compromise.
Sharon Extine 2:26am June 13, 2015)

I've found over the years that I tend to be drawn to the
excitement of an opposites attract storyline & the drama that
usually unfolds with it. Thanks for the opportunity to win &
good luck to all who enter!!!:)
Andra| Dalton 10:52am June 13, 2015)

Erm... Adult-ish content warning for this comment?

One of my favorite novels (which is absolutely NOT for the younger set) involves a woman who's a kidnapper and a sex trafficker, and a an honorable young man who plays football and studies religion (Christian emphasis). She kidnaps him, dominates him, and does this while informing him it's all for his future "master."

Doesn't sound like they could have a happily ever after together, does it? But they do, and it's exceptional.

It's a delightful *dark* romance, and I enjoy it immensely. ("Deliver" by Pam Godwin, if you're curious.)
Rebecca Diederich 11:33am June 13, 2015)

How about Roarke and Dallas in J.D. Robb's In Death series? She's the law and he
was anything but. Love the the blurb for Shadow Fires -- just my kind of book.
Glad to have found you. Thanks for the entry!
Laura Logan 2:45pm June 13, 2015)

I love stories where two people seem to have nothing in common - until... then they discover how many ways they click together that are not so obvious and it becomes a strong relationship!
Shirley Bennett 5:24pm June 13, 2015)

I love reading stories where opposites find each other. With my husband of 41 years, it seems that when one is weak the other is strong so we can help each other through the hard times. Thanks for sharing about the card...sometimes we are blessed enough to get what we need instead of what we want...smile.
Brenda Rumsey 7:37pm June 13, 2015)

I would luv this, I am a huge fan
David Heath 8:02am June 14, 2015)

just near the end of reading "Owning Violet" and there are two people that are so
opposite that are drawn together in the book. Sex seems to be the bonding
material for them that turns into something more
Diane McMahon 11:59am June 14, 2015)

I would love this!
Racquelle Robinson 1:39pm June 14, 2015)

A Choice for Claire by AJ Harmon was a wonderful book with
Denise Austin 1:58pm June 14, 2015)

I've quite a few of them and I love them because the books
are usually so passionate not only with the attraction, but
the personality clashes and the emotional aspects of the
book. Thanks for sharing
Eva Millien 2:42pm June 14, 2015)

Yes I have and I enjoy them.
Deb Pelletier 9:16pm June 14, 2015)

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