Book review: Touched By Darkness by @CatSpangler

The Sentinel Series #1: Touched By Darkness by Catherine Spangler – 5 stars

An exciting, new Urban Fantasy Romance release.

After seven years on the run, Dr. Kara Cantrell believes she and her son, Alex, are safe. She’s wrong.

Kara settles in the sleepy town of Zorro, Texas, convinced that she and her child have escaped the sinister reach of a supernatural underworld. But the appearance of Damien Morgan, a dangerous, alluring man with superhuman abilities, upends her quiet existence.

Damien realizes that Alex is a fledgling Sentinel, and Kara is a matched, psychic conductor for him. She wants nothing to do with him, refusing to revisit the hell she experienced seven years ago. But she has no choice, as her son is projecting his abilities, leaving him vulnerable to unseen forces. Not only that, but someone—or something—is murdering people in Zorro.

Kara is forced to work with Damien, tapping into a mystical link that triggers desires both of them must ignore. But as they work together to protect her son, and to track the killer, evil stalks them, reaching out—with the touch . . . of darkness.

This book delivers exactly what it promises, with well developed characters, a solid mystery, and just the right balance between plot and romance. The writing is seamless – every time I picked it up, I had trouble putting it back down.

While this book does have sex scenes, they dance an elegant line between explicit and implied. The romance between the two characters is believable, and I really liked the tension involved in it. This isn’t my usual fare, but I’m making an exception for the author’s other books, because she’s a writer worth reading.


  1. Hi Lee! Thank you so much for the very nice review. You made my day! I’m so glad we connected on Twitter. I will definitely be checking out your books and look forward to discussing the ups and downs of writing.

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