Dark Protectors series by Rebecca Zanetti
Fated – There are good Vampires and bad vampires (The Kurjans). The Kurjans have broken a 300 year old treaty to go after Empath Cara and her 5 year old Psychic daughter Janie because Janie is featured in some prophecy. To prevent the bad guys from getting them Talen kidnaps them and forces Cara to mate and marry him.
I almost didn’t finish this but pushed through as I figured that there were several books that followed and there wouldn’t be if the whole series sucked right? Besides first books are all about world building. I finished the book and found a lot about the world to like. Will never be a big fan of Talen and Cara though.
Claimed – King of the Vampires and leader of the Realm (a consortium of Vampires, Shifters, and Witches) Dage has dreamed of a woman for 200 years. Turns out the face in his dreams belongs to Cara’s sister Emma. Emma is a Psychic and a genetic scientist. Turns out she is pretty good at hiding from both the bad guys and good guys too. Until she isn’t. Then its Dage and his brothers to the rescue.
This book takes place right after Fated and I like both characters even if Dage tends to be as neaderthalic (Cara’s word) as Talen.
Tempted – This short novella tells of Janie’s bodyguard Max being sent to help Sarah who is an escapee from a mental institution because she claims to have seen vampires kill a woman at the Lab where her half-brother works. What she saw was a Kurjan.
I adore Max. A big bad bodyguard who doesn’t mind playing Go Fish and getting his nails polished by a little girl. My only complaint is that we don’t get to see much of Sarah in the ensuing books.
Hunted – Vampire Warrior Prince Conn ends up mated to witch Moira after a one night stand. Moira is young and The Seventh (seventh daughter of a seventh daughter). She pleads for time to complete her studies. It is 100 years later and with war on the horizon Conn comes to claim her.
A fun story. It feels like this series is finally coming into its own.
Consumed – Katie has loved Jordan Pride since he rescued her when she was 4 years old. She is all grown up now and has been dealing with the effects of the Kurjan virus that has left her unable to shift by hunting werewolves. Jordan has known that Katie was his mate since she turned 18 but she has always been to young. She is now 34 and still a baby to his 300+ and now he has been infected with the virus too. Chances are good he may turn into a werewolf and he doesn’t want Katie to have to kill him. Can she save him?
My favorite in this series to date. I like that Katie is a strong woman who knows what she wants and is willing to fight for it.