TOUCHED BY DARKNESS

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The talented Spangler returns in a
complex and intriguing new series about the Sentinels, a race of beings reincarnated into human bodies as
part of their war against the evil Belians, who are trying to take over
the human race. Spicing up this scenario with a sexy twist is the fact that human conductors are needed to optimize the powers of the Sentinels. Book one of this tempting series sets up the exciting premise and delivers both
suspense and budding romance.

Following the violent death of her Sentinel lover Richard, Dr. Kara Cantrell fled to Zorro, Texas, with her young son, Alex. For years, Kara has tried to deny that Alex is displaying the unique abilities that mark him as a Sentinel, but when Damien Morgan shows up, reality bites back.

Damien is on a hunt for an evil Belian who has possessed someone in the town of Zorro. He's surprised when he senses not only a powerful Conductor in the form of Kara, but also the burgeoning talents of a Sentinel. Knowing that the Belians will target young Alex unless he's taught to control and hide his powers, Damien forces Kara to accept his help. She's reluctant to have anything more to do with the Sentinels and their ongoing war, but for the sake of her child, she must. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jan., 304 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith