Published by Kensington Publishing Corp. on 2011-10-25
Reviewed by Miranda
A DARING RESCUEEmma Paulsen is a geneticist driven by science. But shes also a psychic, so when a dark, good-hearted vampire frees her from the clutches of the evil Kurjans, she realizes he must be the man whos been haunting her dreams. But with a virus threatening vampires mates, Emma may discover a whole new meaning of lovesick A DEADLY DECISIONAs King of the Realm, Dage Kayrs has learned to practice diplomacy. Still, its taken three hundred years to find his mate, so hell stop at nothing to protect hereven if it means turning his back on his own kind Praise for Rebecca Zanettis thrilling debut FatedHot and fast from beginning to end.Kate Douglas
Emma Paulsen has been running for months. She is a geneticist. Unknowingly her lab was being used as a research facility for the evil Kurjans. The Kurjans plan to find a way to take their enemies’ mates. Emma will do anything to keep that from happening since her sister is now mated to a vampire. Emma has psychic premonitions and knows things are going to get rough before they get better for those she loves. She is determined to protect those she loves if it’s the last thing she does. However, she will have to escape the Kurjans first.
Dage Kayrs is the King of the Realm. He’s a vampire but he rules over most supernatural beings. He has waited three hundred years to find his mate. He has had visions of her and the anticipation has only intensified. Knowing his mate is in danger, Dage will stop at nothing to protect her but he has to find her first. Finding and rescuing Emma from the clutches of the kurjans may be the easy part. Making her believe he can love and protect her and her family will be a war in itself.
With the Kurjan virus finding victims, the hope of the realm lands on Emma’s shoulders. Will she find a cure to this devastating virus before it takes those she loves the most? Can Emma let down her shields enough to let in her King and mate?
All of my favorite characters are back in this second installment of the Dark Protector series, Claimed. I thought the first book Fated started off with a bang, well Ms. Zanetti must be determined to outdo herself because Claimed drops you into the heart pounding action on page one and doesn’t let you take a breath until it’s over. I am awestruck at the outstanding visuals that propel these scenes to a higher level.
Emma and Dage burn up the pages of Claimed with their passionate battle of wills. Emma’s history keeps her from trusting easily or giving her love. She is a very independent woman used to taking care of herself and she’s not ready to hand over that duty to someone else. Dage is a typical male alpha vampire he’s been waiting for his mate for centuries. It’s so difficult for him not to lock her in a room to protect her from herself and everyone else. He doesn’t want anything to happen to any of his people much less the woman he will spend the rest of his life with. Now, I think he is pretty patient with Emma at first. However, I do just love when he finally has enough of her denial and starts showing her exactly how he feels. Emma and Dage’s mating dance is as humorous as it is hot.
I love that Claimed gives the reader a bigger glimpse into the different races that make up the supernatural realm. Witches, prophets, werewolves, shifters and even demons get a little face time in Claimed. We learn more about the Kayrs brothers and their powers. I’m excited about some of the other matings to come. These couples take passion to new heights. Katie the powerful lioness is back and I love her storyline I cannot wait to read more about her! Mostly I’m thrilled to get to know little Janie better. Janie is a sweet child and it seems there will be no end to her power. We get hints as to what will happen in the future and I am so excited to learn more about this child and her impact on the future of the realm.
The latest supernatural showdown between the vampires and the kurjans blows away the competition. Rebecca Zanetti’s Claimed brings the paranormal genre to a new heightened level of sophistication. You don’t want to miss this Joyfully Reviewed Recommended Read.