We are thrilled to bring you the Review/Excerpt Tour for TEASED by Rebecca Zanetti! TEASED is a novella in the world of her Dark Protectors Series, brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. Released on December 8, 2015, be sure to grab a copy of this sexy novella today!
– SYNOPSIS –
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.
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.
– EXCERPT –
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
He exhaled and stretched out long, very long, legs. “Sure you do. Your first two articles in the series detailed missing researchers from Oregon along with hints about their missing research, all leading up to an article coming next week with a big reveal. I’m assuming the big reveal is the actual research into chromosomal pairs, into extra ones belonging to an imaginary species, and you’re being duped.”
“Oh yeah?” She put her hands on her hips and pivoted in the seat to face him. “If I’m being duped, then why are people trying to either kidnap or shoot me?” She was on to the find of the century, and she needed to get back on track to meet her source for the evidence. “Let me out of this car, and I won’t press charges.”
“Do I look like I’m worried about charges?”
No. Not at all. He looked like some badass vigilante in tailored clothing. All muscle, intelligence, and…maleness. So damn male he could define the word. “You should be worried,” she countered, her stomach dropping. The guy couldn’t care less. She’d seen his face. She knew his name. “You’re going to kill me,” she whispered, her heart clenching. “Or try to,” she added quickly.
He tossed his empty water bottle into a trash receptacle near the door. “I’ve saved your life twice. If I wanted you dead, you’d be dead.”
A chill crawled down her back. “But you need the information you mentioned.” Then would he kill her? Or try to?
He leaned toward her, bringing heat. “Listen, Livy. I will not kill you. I promise.”
Livy? Only her grandpop called her that, and hearing the nickname from Chalton’s handsome lips gave her odd tingles she really had to banish. She pressed her lips together. “Have you killed anybody before?
She knew it. Of course he had. The guy was definitely a soldier from the way he moved. “In times of war?”
Hope unfurled inside her. “In other times?”
“We’re usually at war.” He shrugged
– REVIEW –
Journalist Olivia Roberts is about to release an article that will put the humans of planet Earth in a state of panic —at the very least. A secret source has been feeding her information about a heretofore unknown species of creatures that evidence thirty pairs of chromosomes, as opposed to the twenty-two pairs identified in humans. What Olivia doesn’t know can harm her — those creatures in possession of the eight extra pairs of chromosomes are actually vampires and shifters!
Chalton Reese is the vampire charged with tracing down Olivia Roberts, finding out her source for the material and preventing the publication of that article. When he finally comes face to face with the dishy Olivia, the attraction is electric. Unfortunately, he’s not the only faction of the vampire/shifter world that wants Olivia and her source.
In her latest release, Teased, author Rebecca Zanetti takes the reader on a breathtakingly fast-paced race of a story. Filled with fascinating characters first introduced in her Dark Protector Series and a companion piece to her 1001 Dark Nights Tricked novella, Zanetti has created a vampire canon in which the vampires are alive — they have hearts, they bleed — no undead, cold hands creeping on warm human flesh here, folks. While they are still immortal, they can be injured in any number of ways. And although they can’t glamour you, their sheer gorgeousness is more than enough to pull you into their world.
The romance between Chalton and Olivia is hot, but predictable. (I challenge any other female to deny Chalton anything for the length of time Olivia does — he’s her mate, for Pete’s sake!) The secondary characters are all well written — all interesting — some absolutely delightful (Chalton’s mother is a hoot) and the plot is terrific. Original and ingenious, it’s complete with a twist that will leave you wanting more of these characters and their stories. A standalone novella, Teased is destined to be a winner.
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*
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– ABOUT THE AUTHOR –
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 iBooksbestseller 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.