Teased (Dark Protectors #7.5) by Rebecca Zanetti

Teased (Dark Protectors #7.5) by Rebecca ZanettiSeries: 1001 Dark Nights, Dark Protectors
on December 8, 2015
Pages: 132
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About TEASED:

The Hunter

For almost a century, the Realm’s most deadly assassin, Chalton Reese, has left war and death in the past, turning instead to strategy, reason, and technology. His fingers, still stained with blood, now protect with a keyboard instead of a weapon. Until the vampire king sends him on one more mission; to hunt down a human female with the knowledge to destroy the Realm. A woman with eyes like emeralds, a brain to match his own, and a passion that might destroy them both—if the enemy on their heels doesn’t do so first.

The Hunted

Olivia Roberts has foregone relationships with wimpy metro-sexuals in favor of pursuing a good story, bound and determined to uncover the truth, any truth. When her instincts start humming about missing proprietary information, she has no idea her search for a story will lead her to a ripped, sexy, and dangerous male beyond any human man. Setting aside the unbelievable fact that he’s a vampire and she’s his prey, she discovers that trusting him is the only chance they have to survive the danger stalking them both.

 

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MY REVIEW:

I really had to reach far back to remember who Chalton Reese was in the prior books. There has been minimal mention of the assassin in the prior Dark Protector series, but not enough that his name jumped out at me.

In this installment, Dage (the King of the Realm) orders Chalton, to find a journalist named Olivia Roberts because she may have uncovered information concerning the Realm and most importantly, a clue to who their leak might be.

In the typical Dark Protector fashion, there is an instantaneous attraction between Chalton and Olivia but because this is a novella, the romance was a fast development. That’s the only real downside to reading short stories about relatively new characters, everything happens in a blink of an eye.

With that said, Rebecca Zanetti is one of my favorite authors and her writing NEVER disappoints. Her heroines are strong, smart and resourceful. Her heroes are definitely alpha males, but they are also sweet and sexy, even for a computer geek like Chalton. I enjoyed this book and I am glad we got a tiny peak of what Dage and the Realm had been up to since Janie Belle saved everyone.

If you are a follower of the Dark Protector series, this book falls right in line with the prose you are acquainted with. If you aren’t familiar with the series, this isn’t a good starting point. While the author does a good job of giving background to this world, this series should be read in order starting with Fated (Dark Protectors #1).

Rebecca Zanetti- author picAbout Rebecca Zanetti:

New York Times Bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the USA Today, NY Times, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooksbestseller lists. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Her current series are: The Scorpius Syndrome, The Dark Protectors, The Realm Enforcers, The Maverick Montana Cowboys, and the Sin Brothers series.

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About Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti wrote her first story when she was six – a romance between a princess and neighboring prince. The princess fell out of her castle and the prince rescued her. A happily ever after was had by all.

This theme of romance has been carried through Rebecca’s works until present time. While today’s heroine may have a medical degree, black belt in Karate and her own 401K, she’s still after that happy ending. And today’s prince may have fangs and wear a black hat, but hey, a modern princess likes a guy who bites.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides there with her husband, children and extended family who inspire her every day.

Blog Tour: Teased (Dark Protectors #7.5, 1001 Dark Nights #29) by Rebecca Zanetti

Series: 1001 Dark Nights, Dark Protectors
on 2015-12-08
Pages: 120 pages
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The Hunter: For almost a century, the Realm's most deadly assassin, Chalton Reese, has left war and death in the past, turning instead to strategy, reason, and technology. His fingers, still stained with blood, now protect with a keyboard instead of a weapon. Until the vampire king sends him on one more mission; to hunt down a human female with the knowledge to destroy the Realm. A woman with eyes like emeralds, a brain to match his own, and a passion that might destroy them both--if the enemy on their heels doesn't do so first.

The Hunted: Olivia Roberts has foregone relationships with wimpy metro-sexuals in favor of pursuing a good story, bound and determined to uncover the truth, any truth. When her instincts start humming about missing proprietary information, she has no idea her search for a story will lead her to a ripped, sexy, and dangerous male beyond any human man. Setting aside the unbelievable fact that he's a vampire and she's his prey, she discovers that trusting him is the only chance they have to survive the danger stalking them both.

About Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti wrote her first story when she was six – a romance between a princess and neighboring prince. The princess fell out of her castle and the prince rescued her. A happily ever after was had by all.

This theme of romance has been carried through Rebecca’s works until present time. While today’s heroine may have a medical degree, black belt in Karate and her own 401K, she’s still after that happy ending. And today’s prince may have fangs and wear a black hat, but hey, a modern princess likes a guy who bites.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides there with her husband, children and extended family who inspire her every day.

Tamed (Dark Protectors #6.5) by Rebecca Zanetti

Tamed (Dark Protectors #6.5)  by Rebecca ZanettiSeries: Dark Protectors #6.5
on May 15, 2014
Pages: 129 pages
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Caleb Donovan was never meant to be a prophet. At heart he’s a conqueror, his appetites far more carnal than spiritual. He’s not inclined to repress his passions and surrender to fate. After all, that’s what cost him Lily—three centuries ago. She married another, because it was ordained. Now that he’s in the same benighted calling—and forced into proximity with her—all the old desires are roaring back to life…

After widowhood and centuries of celibacy, Lily is eager to explore the wild side of life, except now she’s vulnerable to another forced relationship, with an enemy. But this time she’s determined to choose her own path. And if hot, furious Caleb comes charging to the rescue, it might just change both their destinies…

Love is about to start conquering…
three-half-stars

There was something a little underdeveloped and really rushed about this story. Caleb Donovan and Lily Sotheby have been dancing around each other for a couple of books now, but I didn’t feel like they were truly served in this book.

Caleb and Lily were in love decades ago, when Lily chose duty over love and married another. Now that her husband Sotheby is dead, fate has put Caleb and Lily on a collision course again. Both Caleb and Lily are marked as prophets, and they are assisting King Dage with peace talks between the Realm and Kurjans. While trying to broker a peace, old flames are reignited between Caleb and Lily, and she must make the same decision again, Love or Duty. Will her answer still be the same?

Question containing spoilers:
1) How was Guilles tapping into Lily’s memory and how can he manipulate what she sees?
2) Can Lily, Caleb or any other prophet do the same?
3) Guilles mentioned looking into her future and seeing the babe, can other prophets look into others futures?
Why wasn’t guilles able to see that he would be double crossed by Franco
4) Did other prophets have the ability to manipulate people’s vision? How can we trust anyone except Janie’s visions? Can her visions be manipulated too?

I think Caleb and Lily could have brought more heat. There was no real advancement on anything here except that now we can see that betrayers are everywhere. I was disappointed with this one.

Special thanks to Kensington Books via Netgalley for the review copy.

About Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti wrote her first story when she was six – a romance between a princess and neighboring prince. The princess fell out of her castle and the prince rescued her. A happily ever after was had by all.

This theme of romance has been carried through Rebecca’s works until present time. While today’s heroine may have a medical degree, black belt in Karate and her own 401K, she’s still after that happy ending. And today’s prince may have fangs and wear a black hat, but hey, a modern princess likes a guy who bites.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides there with her husband, children and extended family who inspire her every day.