Jarek san Ranul is fully aware of the fate of his people, the Shielders. The Controllers massacred most of the Shielders fearing their powers -- they are genetically resistant to Controllers' mind power. Any individual who shows the gift of mind power is put to death. The few survivors were scattered. Jarek finds evidence of a wormhole, a vortex to another galaxy, which can provide escape and he needs help to open it to find SHAMARA for his people.
Eirene Kane is Enhancer, one of a genetic few with a powerful gift. Enhancers can enter a mental plane of existence where thoughts are communicated to others even though their bodies might be light years apart. She is hiding her identity and a dark secret and on the run from her dangerous uncle who has traded her virginity for a trade route. Her flight hurls her into the arms of Jarek, a man who steals her heart and uncovers her secret.
Shamara is an engaging Futuristic romance filled with passion and love so much so that sub-genre fans will enjoy feasting on the tale. The magic of this novel lies in the characters who seem so real that Ms. Spangler must have met them in some far away place rather than her fertile imagination. Oh, what a set of secondary characters SHAMARA has, you will laugh your way through Lani's part in this book, right down to the unconventional stuff she did at the end. The fast-paced story line is exciting and the insight into many exciting characters is cleverly intermingled into the plot. Let me just say this, if you want a sensual book with tons of excitement, and thrills; this is the series for you. So hang onto your hearts and get set for a memorable, fast-paced tale that puts Catherine Spangler on your must read list!