[Paranormal Romance] Interview
MENTION 1999 P.E.A.R.L. AWARD : FUTURISTIC
people were dying of a deadly virus and she could help them. Although
she was shunned because of her seizures and considered worthless, Nessa
had the skills and was willing to allow herself to bring a sample of the
Orana virus through dangerous territory to the far away lab with hopes
of finding an antidote. The method to carry the virus to the lab
was to be injected with it. If the trip to the lab took too long,
she would not survive.
days out in space, her ship breaks down and dressed as a Pilgrim, she is
begrudgingly rescued by Chase McKnight. Our hero is allergic to Nessa’s
pet lanrax and even worse, a bounty hunter and her people, Shielders, were
his prey. Chase’s work delays his taking her to a drop off point
and time is running out for Nessa. Since she cannot explain why the
need to hurry, she has to avoid contaminating others and spends time learning
his ship and computer… and picking up a couple of children in need of help.
story unfolds in a consistent manner and it takes awhile for the love to
grow between the H/H and trust is slow to come even after the love.
She does not know that Chase was formerly a top research scientist and
he does not know that she is heading toward death because of the plague.
I won’t tell you what happens, but it is well worth the reading even before
you get to the HEA.
felt Ms. Spangler dealt well with the heroine's development of self-worth
and the prejudices and plots in this story. There is a good
balance of love and conflict to make this an enjoyable story.
Cy Korte /
© 2000 for Book Isle Paperbacks
MENTION 2000 P.E.A.R.L. AWARD: FUTURISTIC
I originally read this story, I had been told it was a sequel to SHIELDER
– the first Futuristic Romance by this author. I enjoyed SHIELDER
enough to write a review for PNR and was excited to get to read an advance
copy of SHADOWER. Actually, this new story is a PREquil. You
will not miss anything if you have not read SHIELDER first.
After reading this, I felt a need to reread SHIELDER “to
continue the story.”
Travers is a Shadower – a bounty hunter for the Controllers. When
his decrepit space ship broke down. He decided to have a drink at
Giza’s while his ship was being repaired. He never expected to meet
the woman who would change his life.
ship had been taken and she had to get a ride off this hellhole of a planet.
Her sister and the other women on Risa needed her to complete her mission.
[She is a smuggler and can be arrested by a Shadower.] Things went
from bad to worse when Sabin helps her during a bar fight and she ends
up stranded. Moria wasn’t the only one with secrets. Her stowing
away on his ship led to other difficulties. Finding that Sabin was
helping Shielders – a race set for genocide by Controllers – made her a
danger to him which meant he could not let her free to pursue her own business.
drugs him and hijacks his ship. When fate places her in Sabin’s hands,
he takes full advantage of the situation. Can two very strong personalities
eventually work out a way to work together? Will they be able to work out
the differences and combine their skills and goals?
read for entertainment and am fond of Futuristics; this story was well
written and filled my needs for a good read. I would recommend it
and it’s sequel and hope to see more in this series.
Cy Korte /
© 2000 for Book Isle Paperbacks
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.
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
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.
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. Jared 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.
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
Cy Korte /May,
© 2001 for Book