New Release Review! TRICKED by Rebecca Zanetti (A Dark Protectors & 1001 Dark Nights novella)

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for TRICKED by Rebecca Zanetti, a novella in her Dark Protectors Series brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights! Grab your copy of this sexy novella today!

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About TRICKED:

He Might Save Her

Former police psychologist Ronni Alexander had it all before a poison attacked her heart and gave her a death sentence. Now, on her last leg, she has an opportunity to live if she mates a vampire. A real vampire. One night of sex and a good bite, and she’d live forever with no more weaknesses. Well, except for the vampire whose dominance is over the top, and who has no clue how to deal with a modern woman who can take care of herself.

She Might Kill Him

Jared Reese, who has no intention of ever mating for anything other than convenience, agrees to help out his new sister-in-law by saving her friend’s life with a quick tussle in bed. The plan seems so simple. They’d mate, and he move on with his life and take risks as a modern pirate should. Except after one night with Ronni, one moment of her sighing his name, and he wants more than a mating of convenience. Now all he has to do is convince Ronni she wants the same thing. Good thing he’s up for a good battle.

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Excerpt:

His muscles tightened as he held himself in check.

She stretched her neck, her body moving against him. “I feel so good.” Holding out her hand, she twisted her arm left and right. “Strong. Well, stronger than I just was.” She rubbed her palm along his whiskers. “That’s not all.”

Yeah. He felt it, too. Attraction. So he turned her to straddle him, feeling her body warm several degrees. “Let me know if I go too fast.”

She leaned in and settled her lips on his. “The first time I saw you, I thought wow. A real wow.”

Her breath brushed his mouth, and he stiffened to remain in control. “Is that a fact?” he asked, waiting for her to make a move. The last thing he wanted to do was frighten her, and he couldn’t tell how much stronger his blood had made her. If at all.

“Yes.” She nibbled at his bottom lip.

Magma boiled through his blood. “When I first saw you, I thought your eyes were the prettiest color I’d ever seen,” he said against her mouth. “Like a fine whiskey that has just caught the light.”

She kissed him, and he could feel her smile. “That’s sweet,” she whispered.

Yeah. That was him. Sweet. Nobody in his entire life had called him that. “I don’t want to rush you,” he said.

She tunneled her hands through his hair and hummed. “But we’re on a bit of a deadline?”

“Yeah.” The slight tug of her fingers hazed red over his vision. “Don’t know how long your extra strength will last.” Probably not very long. And there could be repercussions to her damaged heart from his blood, so they had to mate and now. He stood, easily holding her to him. “Bedroom.”

She wrapped her legs around his waist. “Um. Okay.”

 

Review:

I haven’t read any of the Dark Protectors series before (why? Why haven’t I? I have no excuses here) but though it’s clear that they have some connection (Tricked is the middle novella of three in the 1001 Dark Nights series dealing with three vampire brothers–between Teased and Tantalized) I did just fine starting here.

I loved Jared and Ronni–he’s all gruff and alpha and vampire-y and she’s feisty and independent and…kinda likes for him to take charge sometimes. But hates it too. And loves it. It all makes for some fun reading 😉

The novella format worked nicely here–the ending did come a bit quickly, and they did get to the “I love you”s after a fairly short amount of time, but somehow it doesn’t feel like instalove when there’s supernatural creatures involved. Especially supernatural creatures who double as sex gods. But I digress…

This story was just enough to really whet my appetite for more from this series–at the very least, I’m going to get my hands on Teased ASAP and grab Tantalized as soon as it comes out! (Because, hello–I knew that witch was up to no good!)

Rating: 4 stars / B+

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

 

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rebecca-zanetti-headshotAbout Rebecca Zanetti:

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances. 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 Dark Protectors, The Maverick Montana Cowboys, and the Sin Brothers series. Upcoming series are: The Realm Enforcers and The Scorpius Syndrome.

 

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Rebecca Zanetti’s TRICKED – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

October 26th

A Fortress of Books – Review

Letter Shelves Blog – Review & Excerpt

Marie’s Tempting Reads – Review & Excerpt

October 27th

GraveTells – Excerpt

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

She Hearts Books – Review

Reese’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

October 28th

Natalie TheBiblioholic – Review & Excerpt

Booknista – Excerpt

The Escapist Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

October 29th

The Reading Cafe – Review & Excerpt

Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt

Vagabonda Reads – Review & Excerpt

October 30th

WTF Are You Reading! – Review & Excerpt

Alphas Do It Better Book Blog – Review

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Excerpt

Sofia Loves Books – Review & Excerpt

October 31st

Reading in Pajamas – Review & Excerpt

Always YA at Heart – Review & Excerpt

Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – Excerpt

Untamed Bibliophiles – Review & Excerpt

November 1st

Dog-Eared Daydreams – Review & Excerpt

My Nook, Books & More – Excerpt

Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt

Hannah’s Words – Review & Excerpt

November 2nd

Bookaliciousbabes Blog – Review & Excerpt

Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt

Mistress of Romance – Review & Excerpt

Romance Book Nerd – Excerpt

November 3rd

The Romantic Angel Blog – Review

The BookWhisperer – Review

British Book Binge – Review & Excerpt

November 4th

G & T’s Indie Café – Excerpt

The Sassy Bookster – Review & Excerpt

Knotty Girl Reviews – Review

Robinson Reviews – Review

 

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Release Day! TEASED by Rebecca Zanetti (1001 Dark Nights / Dark Protectors novella)

 

We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for TEASED by Rebecca Zanetti! TEASED is a novella in Rebbeca’s Dark Protectors Series brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. Grab your copy of this sexy novella today!

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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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EXCERPT:

Olivia stilled, her gaze meeting her savior’s as he landed on his feet, facing her.

Except he didn’t look like a savior. Standing next to the van, his size became apparent. Well over six-feet tall, muscled and tight, with blond hair tied at the nape, he looked like an avenging…what? Not an angel. Definitely not an angel. He wore black slacks and an expensive looking button-down shirt with the sleeves rolled up. One arm dripped blood from deep scratches, and he didn’t seem to notice.

The crowd milled around, some passing by, some glancing into the van.

But nobody existed except for the man. His face was an intriguing blend of hard angles: prominent jawline, slashes for cheekbones, high brows. Handsome in a too-sharp-to-be-real look. But those eyes…intelligent and knowing.

She swallowed. There was no doubt he was allowing her to look her fill. Waiting and…allowing.

What in the world?

She breathed out, trying to slow her heart rate. Then her brain kicked back into gear, so she turned on a heel and ran.

She tripped over a dog that scurried beneath a cart peddling roasting chestnuts. Run. She had to run. Sirens came from too far away, and she knew, somehow she just knew, that the blond guy wouldn’t let her talk to the cops.

Her initial assessment about him was wrong because he couldn’t be a cop. Not once had he identified himself, and he didn’t seem to have a badge or a gun. In fact, a cop probably wouldn’t have knocked out both men without at least trying to gain their cooperation.

The blond didn’t care about cooperation.

She hurried across the street to the now moving throng of shoppers, her instincts humming. Keeping her balance, she turned slightly to look behind her. Panic rippled through her instantly.

He stalked her, calmly, easily winding through the mass of people. No tension showed on his face or in his movements. He could be out for a nice stroll through the neighborhood.

Except for his eyes. Focus, intense and absolute, lived in those dark orbs. He tracked her, keeping pace, not seeming to notice that people naturally got out of his way.

Or maybe he did notice and just didn’t care.

 

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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 iBooks bestseller 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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