Rebecca Zanetti is a college professor by day and romance author by night. Currently she’s busy writing the sexy Dark Protector Series from Kensington Brava, which has received excellent reviews. To find Rebecca on the web, drop by her website: http://rebeccazanetti.com/
First – a big thank you to Paty for having me over today!
1) Why do you write vampire stories?
Well, truth be told, I didn’t intend for FATED to be a vampire story right off the bat. I started writing it, figuring the hero was a U.S. Marshal, and the guy kept turning into a vampire. Oddest thing. But then the story unfolded about a virus that attacks vampire mates and how the bad vampires are after the heroine’s daughter…so the series became about vampires.
2) Why did you decide to write a series?
My favorite books have always been a part of a series—I like getting hints about future books while reading, and also seeing old characters again. So, it just made sense to write a series. Also, the Dark Protector Series is mainly about five brothers who fight for their people and find their loves. I have two sisters, so the family dynamics in the vampire world make sense to me. And we want each brother to find love, right? J
3) What are you working on now?
I’ve turned in HUNTED (Book 3) and TEMPTED (a novella to be published before book 3) and am just starting Book 4, which features a couple of lion shifters (Katie and Jordan) met in earlier books. I’m also tinkering with another paranormal series as well as a romantic suspense series about a group of soldiers.
Blurb for Claimed
While geneticist Emma Paulsen appreciates vampire king Dage Kayrs rescuing her from the evil, pasty, creepy Kurjan leader who wanted to mate with her, she wouldn’t have needed rescuing had the vampires not gone to war. And while she’s willing to spend one night fulfilling her fantasies with Dage, no way does she plan to stick around for good. Whether the king happened to brand her flesh or not.
That is until her pregnant sister, Cara, contracts a Kurjan virus that will not only destroy the baby but strip Cara’s chromosomal pairs until she’s possibly less than human. A virus that turns shifters into werewolves. A bug that requires science, magic and physics to be quashed. Emma will have to suspend her every belief in science and to trust the vampires in order to save her sister.
Dage Kayrs has waited three centuries to find his mate. As King of the Realm, he’s accustomed to diplomacy and design, although he’d rather rip his enemy’s head off than negotiate. He’s tired of hiding his true nature. He’s tired of being alone. But the greatest challenge of his long life will be in learning to compromise enough to keep Emma, his learning to bend during a time of war when his oldest friends might become his greatest enemies.