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Authors: Shannon K. Butcher

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Dying Wish: A Novel of the Sentinel Wars

BOOK: Dying Wish: A Novel of the Sentinel Wars
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Praise for Shannon K. Butcher’s
Novels of the Sentinel Wars

Living Nightmare

“[An] action-packed story of the brooding and angry warrior Madoc and his journey to the future. This series rocks!”

—Fresh Fiction

“In the latest chapter of Butcher’s Sentinel Wars, two extremely damaged individuals face danger of the body and heart. Utilizing her ability to combine excellent characterization with riveting danger, rising star Butcher adds another fascinating tier to her expanding world. You are always guaranteed generous portions of pulse-pounding action and romance in a Butcher tale!”

Romantic Times

“Ms. Butcher’s written word began to grab hold of my imagination and lead me on a ride unlike anything I have read before.”

—Coffee Time Romance

Running Scared

“What an entertaining and thrilling series! The characters are forever evolving, secrets are revealed, powers are found, new details come to life, and love is the cause of it all. I love it!”

—Fresh Fiction

“Superb storytelling…I am amazed how Ms. Butcher’s intricacies and subplots continue to expand the story without bogging down the overall plot.”

—Romance Junkies

“This book jumps right in the fray and keeps you hooked till the end and I was unable to put it down. Emotionally dark, this is a wonderful blending of paranormal romance and urban fantasy [with] many twists and turns.”

—Smexy Books Romance Reviews

Finding the Lost

“Exerts much the same appeal as Christine Feehan’s Carpathian series, what with tortured heroes, the necessity of finding love or facing a fate worse than death, hot lovemaking, and danger-filled adventure.”


“A terrific grim thriller with the romantic subplot playing a strong supporting role. The cast is powerful as the audience will feel every emotion that Andra feels from fear for her sister to fear for her falling in love.
Finding the Lost
is a dark tale as Shannon K. Butcher paints a forbidding, gloomy landscape in which an ancient war between humanity’s guardians and their nasty adversaries heats up in Nebraska.”

—Alternative Worlds

“A very entertaining read…The ending was a great cliff-hanger and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series…a fast-paced story with great action scenes and lots of hot romance.”

—The Book Lush

“Butcher’s paranormal reality is dark and gritty in this second Sentinel War installment. What makes this story so gripping is the seamlessly delivered hard-hitting action and wrenching emotions. Butcher is a major talent in the making.”

Romantic Times

Burning Alive

“A wonderful paranormal debut…Shannon K. Butcher’s talent shines.”

New York Times
bestselling author Nalini Singh

“Starts off with nonstop action. Readers will race through the pages, only to reread the entire novel to capture every little detail…a promising start for a new voice in urban fantasy/paranormal romance. I look forward to the next installment.”

—A Romance Review (5 roses)

“This first book of the Sentinel Wars whets your appetite for the rest of the books in the series. Ms. Butcher is carving her way onto the bestseller lists with this phenomenal, nonstop ride that will have you preordering the second book the minute you put this one down.”

Affaire de Coeur
(5 stars)

“Absorbing…Butcher skillfully balances erotic, tender interactions with Helen’s worries, and intriguing secondary characters further enhance the unusual premise. Fans of Butcher’s romantic suspense novels will enjoy her turn toward the paranormal.”

Publishers Weekly

“Ms. Butcher offers fresh and delightfully creative elements in this paranormal romance, keeping readers engaged as the story unfolds.
Burning Alive
is a well-crafted beginning to this exciting new series, and will have fans of the genre coming back for the next adventure in the Sentinel Wars.”

—Darque Reviews

“An exciting romantic urban fantasy…Shannon K. Butcher adds her trademark suspense with plenty of tension and danger to the mix of a terrific paranormal thriller.”

Midwest Book Review

Burning Alive
is Shannon Butcher’s first foray into paranormal romance and what a doozy it is! Filled with sizzling love scenes, great storytelling, and action galore, fans of paranormal romance will rejoice to have Ms. Butcher finally join the genre!”

—ParaNormal Romance

“A different twist on the paranormal genre…Shannon K. Butcher has done a good job with
Burning Alive
, and I will definitely be reading the next in the series.”

—Fallen Angel Reviews


Bound by Vengeance

(A New American Library e-Special)

Dying Wish

Living Nightmare

Running Scared

Finding the Lost

Burning Alive


Razor’s Edge

Living on the Edge






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Copyright © Shannon K. Butcher, 2012

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EISBN: 9781101576892


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For Mandy, whose optimism and determination never
cease to amaze me. Thanks for keeping me sane.

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