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Touched by Fire (The Sentinels #2)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  194 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Book 2 of the Urban Fantasy Romance series, The Sentinels

Since a brutal attack on her sister eleven years ago, Marla Reynolds has been emotionally frozen—but one man’s passion could melt her defenses . . .

For the past eleven years, Marla has avoided relationships with men. Then she meets Luke Paxton in a Houston bar and is upended by an intense attraction she doesn’t unde
Kindle Edition, 383 pages
Published November 16th 2013 (first published October 2nd 2007)
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Christine Rains
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
After witnessing a brutal assault on her sister and having her empathic powers opened, Marla wants nothing to do with men. In fact, she hasn't felt any attraction to men until she meets Luke Paxton at a Houston bar. The connection is frightening, and Luke isn't subtle about getting what he wants. She thinks he's crazy when he says she's a conductor and he's a Sentinel, and they must work together to stop a monster killing innocents. Marla doesn't want to be near him, but she can't let the evil b ...more
This is the story of a Sentinel whose job is to find an evil spirit who is going among humans to kill. He meets a woman who is a "conductor" and she can increase his power to track the enemy. However, the conduction is increased through the sexual act. When he recommends that they "increase" his power, she admits that she is a virgin. The law of his people state that he can not use a virgin to conduct an increase of his power.
Paranormal Romance
After surviving an attack and watching her sister get raped, the heroine has sworn off men and basically lived the life of a hermit. They only reason she's at the bar that night was to be the DD for her friend. Much to her surprise and confusion, the gorgeous man seated next to her decides to press her for her time. She knows what she looks like. Sort of frumpy, glasses and a bit chubby, she is far from the type of woman any man let alone this hunk picks up at a bar. She is skittish and so not s ...more
★Moonrise Books
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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An urban fantasy romance, Touched by Fire could also be described as a crime drama, as the characters--although supernatural in nature--are chasing a very real criminal committing very real and violent crimes throughout Texas. It is a well written book with fully developed characters. Gripping and action-packed, this novel will keep you hooked till the end!

Marla Reynolds is still working through issues related to a trauma from eleven years ago. Her coping mechanisms have left her in a position t
Monique Atgood
This is one of those “They HAVE to do it, to save the Earth” books.

Honestly, I expected more from a Spangler book. She is an impressive author, who strongly writes in the “Alpha Male Forces Heroine To ‘X’” genre.

Hero is a ‘reincarnated Atlantisian’ who is a super cop who chases down “Belians’, evil ‘reincarnated cult worshipers from ancient Atlantis’. Heroine, is his perfect match as a ‘conductor’, a human who magnifies hero’s tracking abilities by ahem. Umm. Ok. They make it like monk
Jun 23, 2016 rated it did not like it
Just awful and painful and clunky.

Like watching the awkwardness of Padme and Anakin in Episodes 2 and 3...with dialogue written by George Lucas. On. Every. Single. Page. I would throw my book across the room in frustration, but my book is my ipad, and I'm rather fond of it.

"Could this dialogue be any worse? More cliche?" Yes. Yes it could.

"How many times must I roll my eyes before I give up?" Far too many.

Why must there be the unattractive female with the wild hair and ugly glasses w
Jan 18, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
2nd in a series featuring Sentinels - reincarnations of Atlanteans, on earth to battle against reincarnations of Atantean baddies. They need conductors - humans with pyschic abilities who are able to boost the sentinel's natural abilities. Yes, sex is the main way this happens. But in this title, the conductor - Marla - is still recovering from a serious trauma and, according to the rules, she can't conduct sexually, as it were.
Wendy coling ( trowbridge)
Love the way luke screws up around marla. Kidnapped her and can't explain things, it's funny. The dogs great and her sister meets Adam who realizes she is his bond which is next book. Together with Damien and Kara they get the bad guy.
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So far my favorite in the series! As with the first, just enough 'paranormal' infused with 'romance' wrapped in a shiny 'mystery/thriller' bow! Add to that witty sarcasm and humor and this is my choice to represent the series on my Fabulous Shelf!
Jun 24, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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More porn than book 1.
May 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Catherine Spangler is a bestselling and award winning author of the Shielder series (futuristic romance)and the Sentinel Series (romantic urban fantasy). She is a two-time Golden Heart finalist and a RITA finalist and has received numerous other awards and honorable mentions.

She is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local chapter, Dallas Area Romance Authors. A frequent speake
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