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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

Publisher's Summary

Janie Kayrs has known Zane almost her whole life. He was her friend in the dream world. She trusted him. But that was before he kidnapped her, spiriting her away to an isolated cabin to learn what her dreams never told her. Like how dangerous he looks. How he got on the wrong side of the negotiating table. And how much sexier he is in real life....

Zane is a battle-hardened warrior, used to command and solitude. But Janie has drawn him from the minute they met. His need for her could destroy everything he's worked for, but the risk is too sweet not to take it.

They call her the Chosen One. But when it comes down to the questions of peace or war, life or death, safety or passion, it will be Janie who makes the choice....

Love is about to start conquering....

©2014 Rebecca Zanetti (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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"Paranormal romance at its best!" (Cynthia Eden)

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  • Gaele
  • Atlanta, GA
  • 09-11-15

HUGE twists, turns and surprises here with plenty

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Spanning the time since we first met Janie, it’s been 20+ years, and she’s always been at the center of the action. The “Chosen One”, her psychic abilities and her dream walking have been a constant winding thread through all of the stories. Years ago Janie made a friend, her BEST friend, Zane. She’d talk to him, tell him things that she shared with no one else, and somewhere in her mind, had determined she loved him. But Zane is not the innocent and protective boy we first met, and he did,in fact, try to warn her off repeatedly.

But Zane is not the only person that Janie spent time with during her dream walking. Kalin is a Kurjan, purported heir. A bit of a psychopath, more than a little unhinged and spoilt, he’s got ‘plans’ for Janie. But, the one outstanding feature in this story is Janie’s belief that she can (and will) keep everyone she loves safe and end the war.

HUGE twists, turns and surprises here with plenty of action and several on the edge of my seat moments where everyone’s happiness, let alone life and love, is in danger. Secrets all come out of the closet in this – some I didn’t even know were secrets! Every faction has their own version of how things will end, most conflict although those that do come “true” have some serious kinks in the works that no one expected. A wonderful wrap up to an epically engaging series.

Karen White has provided the narration for this series, and the continuity did help this series as a listener. Her ability to maintain character voices, delivery, accent and tone, as well as appropriately age Janie from young girl to young woman, gives listeners an instant reference that brings each character to mind. Throughout the series, White has nailed each emotional moment, taking her time to deliver the punch without overdramatizing or adding elements that would be too much. Dialogue, action and even silence are delivered to put the words on the page front and center, allowing listeners to disappear into the world where they can visualize and feel every moment. You’d be hard pressed to find a better narrative performance for a series than White. Having experienced her work in other genres, I know that she is certainly a must listen for me. In what had to be a formidable project, there were no moments that distracted, the listen was easy and the performance felt effortless, a great trick. This is a favorite series of mine, and one that will get lots of “relistens” when I want to escape and just enjoy.

I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Audible Communications Team. I was not compensated for this review all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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  • Lynn
  • Enterprise, AL, United States
  • 08-23-15

It Was Very Good Book

I liked how the book did a recap without being overwhelming. The author did a good job throughout. Kalen's involvement was minimal and I was surprised by that. I thought he would have had a bigger role but it was not disappointing. And yes I would recommend this book along with the other books in the series.

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Wonderful series!

I absolutely loved everything about this series of books. I was hooked from the very first book and could not stop.... Everything was great from the storyline to the narrator ..,,she did a wonderful job ,I love listening to her. I hate that this series is done I just hope there is more to come,with the story of the little girl ...Hope.

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GREAT FINISH

Where does Marked rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the most memorable series

What does Karen White bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

As the series went on her performance got better and I fell more and more in love with the characters

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The birth of the baby

Any additional comments?

Don't miss out on a unforgettable series... I loved ALL the books

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  • Doreen
  • Englewood, Florida
  • 03-24-18

A great ending to an awesome series

I so loved the last book in the Dark protectors series. Rebecca Zanetti totally out did herself. I love every minute of the book and so hated each time really life interrupted me and I had to stop listening.

This last book brought the whole series together and it was a great end to an awesome series. There were so many twist and turns that it's hard to write a review without giving anything away. I screamed WHY when I found out what Zane was other than a vampire but then RZ brought all back to good again.

I love the fact that we got to meet more of Zane's family, but was sad that Jase didn't have a bigger part in the book. Especially after everything that Suri put him through, I was really hoping for a confrontation between the two of them.

Rebecca did something that I never thought was capable of me to do...I learned to like Kalin...LOL :)

Zane and Belle's love story has been told over every book in the series and even though I'm sad the series has come to an end I loved how their story played out. This book made me feel every emotion I think possible. The climax at the end was just perfect and I was happy that everything worked out the way it did.

I highly recommend this series to anybody who loves a paranormal romance and look forward to the new series based off this one. I just hope we get both Zane's brothers stories and more of Zane and Belle in all future books.

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Scoobydoo style

I'm unable to get past an hour of this. The narration is painfully similar to a comic book show. Ruins any ability to take the characters seriously.

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Wonderful ending to this series.

Ah, the last book in the Dark Protectors series. Endings of series are always bittersweet. I love seeing how everything wraps up, but then I also sad to see the end of characters that I’ve come to love. In this series and in this book, the ending comes with the story of Zane and Janie. Janie is a character we’ve watched grow up throughout the series. When we first meet Janie in the first book, she is only four years old. I haven’t read many books where I’ve known the character as a child. I wasn’t sure how I would like a romance about a book when I read about them and stuff bear named Mr Mullett. Turns out, it didn’t bother me in the slightest.

Janie is the chosen one. She is a very powerful seer. She sees the future. Always has. We see her do this in the first book when she is just four years old and tells her that her knew father is coming to get them. She also has the ability to create dream worlds. Not only create dream worlds, but to allow other people into them. In comes Zane, a boy that has grown up with Janie, but we don’t know what he is. Is he a vampire, shifter, a hybrid? No one knew. There is also Kalin, who is a kurjan that has been at war with the vampires since the beginning of the series. He also wants Janie.

Zane has had a rough life. We’ve seen him in bits and pieces throughout the series, but this is the first time we really get to spend any time with him. He is very loyal and a great warrior. He’s done things he isn’t proud of, but he has done them to protect his family. He also wants to protect Janie and keep her out of this war. Problem is that she is vital to the war. There is no keeping her out of it.

I really enjoyed the wrap up to this series. I thought it brought things to a great conclusion. I loved that there was plenty of page time with each of the characters that I’ve loved from the series. I loved watching everyone come together to win the war. While there are two potential love interests for Janie, there is no love triangle. Kalin is never a true potential lover for Janie, no matter how much he wants it. He is just too evil for he to ever willingly be with him.

I think that this was my favorite romance of the series. I loved watching these two come together. I don’t know if it is because this is something that has been building since book one or what, but I really enjoyed seeing Zane trying so hard to win Janie. He really wasn’t what Janie was expecting when she finally got to met him in person.

I also enjoyed the wrap up at the end with each couple. I thought that was a great way to end the series. I felt it gave it great closure. I will miss this world that Rebecca Zanetti has built. I will have to check out some of her other series to see what I’m going to try next. I’m sure it will be an adventure.

Narration
Once again, I really enjoyed the narration by Karen White. I’ve enjoyed it throughout the entire series. I was always able to tell which character was speaking. She had some wonderful accents, plus the demonic voices she had to tackle. There was even some revisit of the really young Janie, which she nails. If you haven’t tried Karen White, I recommend you try one of her audiobooks.

**I like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Great end to a great series

This was well done. I laughed .. I cried and most of all I enjoyed. I felt there was enough for another book, as the end seemed rushed. But overall I truly enjoyed this series.

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