Sunday, November 13, 2011

Claimed Review

Claimed (Dark Protectors, #2) ~ Rebecca Zanetti
Publisher ~ Brava Paranormal Romance
Published ~ 25 October 2011

My Rating ~ 5 out of 5

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 a copy of this book to me. Please see disclaimer page.


  1. Hi! The cover certainly promises a very hot story.

    I love your banner "manifesto." I, too, get very antsy if I go a day without reading :)

    New follower~

    Stephanie ~Misfit Salon~

  2. Hi, Stephanie! Thanks for following! Definitely hot, lotsa action, strong characters, a really good read. :)