Rec My Weekend #3 – Sentinel Wars

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Rec My Weekend is a new weekend feature here. A new way for me to share something I’ve discovered this week, or an old favorite, and a way for YOU to help me increase my already-taller-than-me “to be read” pile. Because, really, there is NO SUCH THING AS TOO MANY BOOKS!! Feel free to share your “Rec My Weekend” recs in the comments below! And if you’re a blogger who’d like to join in… there’s a linky link tool below.

This week’s rec is inspired by my recent happy dancing, brought on by fantastic UF/PNR author, Shannon K Butcher!! I got word this week that Shannon will be joining my merry band of storytellers at Coastal Magic Convention in February. I can only say that I’m very, VERY glad that no one saw my super silly shakin’ & groovin’ when I got the email. I absolutely cannot wait to meet her in person. So… in honor of Shannon’s participation, I thought I should make sure EVERYONE has read her Sentinel Wars series!!!

Here’s a bit about book one (from Shannon’s site) to start you off…

BurningAliveThere are worse ways to die…

They are the Sentinels. Three races descended from ancient guardians of mankind, each possessing unique abilities in their battle to protect humanity against their eternal foes–the Synestryn. Now, one warrior must fight his own desire if he is to discover the power that lies within his one true love…

For too long, Helen Day has been haunted by visions of her own death, surrounded by flames as a dark-haired man watches her burn. So when she sees the man of her nightmares staring at her across a diner, she attempts to flee–and ends up in the man’s arms. There, she awakens a force more powerful and enticing than she could ever imagine.

The instant the Theronai warrior Drake touches Helen, the anguish he has borne for years fades away. He is determined to know why this beautiful, fearful woman has such power over him. The answer lies in his very blood–and in Helen’s as well. For together, they may become more than lovers–they may become a weapon of light that could tip the balance of the war–and save Drake’s people…

‘Til death…

Helen shivered and heard a small moan lift from her mouth. Every cell in her body stood at attention from that one little touch. Her skin grew warm and her abdomen tightened against a jolt of heat. She wanted something she couldn’t name. Needed it. It wasn’t just desire. It went deeper than that. Bone deep. Soul deep. He had something that belonged to her and she wanted it. Even if it killed her.

His lips slid over her cheek, barely touching. Maybe not even touching, just stirring the fine hairs along her skin. Whatever he was doing, it was wonderful, fear or not. She felt like she was being filled up with energy. She felt more alive than she ever had before.

All from a barely-there touch from the man who would watch her die…

This series is addictive. The worldbuilding is complex and so very different from anything else I’ve read. The characters are passionate, and their conviction absolutely drives the storyline. There is a brilliant balance between the stong “alpha males” and their equally powerful female counterparts. Everyone has their place in this world. Every person is vital to keeping their race alive. There is depth, and emotion, and just… READ IT!!! Read them all!! If you’ve read these books, you KNOW what I’m talking about, if you haven’t… you no longer have any excuse. Move them up your TBR… add them to your auto-buy list… whatever it takes. Book seven just released in April… you’ve got some catching up to do, my friends 🙂

Just for kicks… tell me… aside from Shannon K Butcher (!!!), who is on YOUR auto-buy list??



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