“Since I’m starting to sound like a broken record concerning Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors series, I’ll most likely make this my last review and just rate the rest as I read them. CLAIMED is my favorite in the series so far. I loved Emma, and Dage is a hero to die for. Ms. Zanetti’s witty...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Since I’m starting to sound like a broken record concerning Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors series, I’ll most likely make this my last review and just rate the rest as I read them. CLAIMED is my favorite in the series so far. I loved Emma, and Dage is a hero to die for. Ms. Zanetti’s witty dialogue and sense of humor between the characters makes the book a fun, exciting read.
What I truly admire about Ms. Zanetti’s style is that she introduces secondary characters gradually, but integrates them in such a way that by the next book, I’m eager to read more about these well fleshed out personalities. That’s talent, and what a great way to hook the reader on the next book…like me!
CLAIMED, just another great book by a great author.
Focused. Strong. True.
“Emma Paulsen is a genetic scientist, a seer of the future, and a possessor of the 3 Bs – brains, beauty and bravery. She’s more than a match for Dage Kayrs, King of the Realm, 300+-yr-old vampire and wielder of several known (visions, teleportation, controller of the elements) and unknown powers.
This story picks up where Fated left off. Emma has been kidnapped by the Kurjans and is on her way to be forced to mate with their new leader. Dage has no intention of letting that happen because Emma is his destined mate and Queen to his King. As she’s trying to figure out a way to escape a Black Hawk helicopter he tracks her down, rescues her and takes her back with him. Being a vampire with special powers sure comes in handy.
A lab is acquired for her and Dage’s brother, Kane, to do research to counteract some nasty viruses the evil Kurjans have spent the last hundred years developing. Several of their people are infected and it’s a race against time while they try to find a cure, find the spy in their midst and fight the Kurjans. Plus, avert a possible war with the Demons. And a possible war with the Irish Coven when Conn, Dage’s brother, goes to Ireland to claim his mate. Just another day in the life of the King of the Realm.
There are several side stories in Claimed also as we meet the leader of the Demons, some leaders of shifter groups, a few witches and some prophets. All of the threads introduced in Fated are coming together with threads from Claimed and we’re starting to see a picture forming. Questions are answered and more are posed. Rebecca Zanetti is a cruel cruel wench for keeping us on tenterhooks.
The Kayrs brothers are definitely HOT, their mates are no simpering misses, the action is fast-paced, the characters well-formed, the love scenes smokin’, the fight scenes action-packed without being overly long and tedious (as some tend to be) and the mystery is compelling.
*The publisher provided me with a review copy. Please see disclaimer page on my blog.”
“I had a hard time with Emma. I kept putting the book down because she was so irritating and it took me almost two weeks! ( unheard of for me ) to finally finish it. The overly verbose and insightful 4 year old is a bit to choke back as well. I like the lore and the brothers though so I will continue to read the series.”Oliva wrote this review Wednesday, January 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved it! Sexy, hot, fun, adventure, excitement, mystery, terrific!”Terry Spear wrote this review Saturday, June 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love this series! Can't wait for the last book! ”tanya marie wrote this review Tuesday, January 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love these Kayrs brothers. Dage is the king and a serious alpha male. He and Emma made a good couple once she stopped tying to deny him. I liked the first book in this series, but this book was a little better. I can't wait for the next one ”Roz wrote this review Tuesday, January 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No