Publisher ~ Brava Paranormal Romance
Published ~ 1 March 2011
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Cara Paulsen and her four-yr-old daughter Janie are humans with special abilities. Cara is an empath and Janie sees the future. Talen Kayrs, Protector of the Realm and a member of the royal family, is a 300-yr-old vampire sent to protect them from a species similar to his called the Kurjans. Each species has their strengths and weaknesses as well as genetic characteristics specific to their species.
From the start of this book it’s been action, action, action as Talen tries to keep Cara and Janie safe and out of the Kurjans hands. With the attempt to take Cara and Janie the Kurjans have started another war after 200 years of peace and things are going to get messy as the vampires plan raids on Kurjan research facilities and Kurjans strike back at vampire strongholds. Oh, did I forget to mention the nasty genetic manipulation experiments the Kurjans have been doing? Hence the reason for raiding research facilities as they steal research material in an attempt to discover what the Kurjans have been doing for the last few hundred years. It’s not curing cancer, I can tell you that.
The Kayrs brothers are HOT, Cara is no wimpy heroine, Janie is a cutie and we get a glimpse of Cara’s sister Emma, also a seer of the future and no slouch herself when it comes to the three B’s – brains, bravery and beauty. We meet a shifter and his Pride and learn there are other supernaturals out there who ally themselves with one side or the other. Except for the fae. We learn they do whatever they want and it’s not revealed if they will ally for this war or ignore it.
I love this world Rebecca Zanetti has created. I love her sexy heroes and the women they call mate. I love the fast-paced action, the well-fleshed characters, the zippy, snippy, snarky conversation, the hot, hot love scenes and a special four-yr-old who has big bad scary vampires wrapped around her tiny fingers. I can’t wait to read Book 2 Claimed and look forward to seeing each of the brothers find and claim their mate.