Realm Enforcers: Books 1 – 3
by Rebecca Zanetti
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
If you love Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors, try the wicked hot Realm Enforcers, together for the first time . . .
Seattle vice cop Alexandra Monzelle’s short skirt and sex-kitten heels are tools to lure her suspects into talking about the deadly new drug hitting the streets. But Kellach Dunne is complicating matters. An affair with an immortal like him could undo everything—including every bit of her resistance . . .
When Coven Nine Enforcer Daire Dunne spots Cee Cee across a Titan’s of Fire party, it’s not long before she’s back in his apartment. Where after one overheated kiss, she drugs Daire and steals valuable files that can’t fall into enemy hands. The second he comes to, the hunt is on . . .
Irish witch Simone Brightston didn’t get to her position on the high council without serious power. But of all the men she’s known, Nikolaj Veis is the hardest to intimidate. So when he pulls up on a roaring bike and tells her to climb on or fight it out, the only thing to do is grab a handful of jacket and hold on tight . . .
A couple of things first. I’ve NEVER read Ms. Zanetti before. Seriously, not one book. So why did I choose this series to start? Knowing that it’s a spinoff? Yes, I’m a glutton but I dove in and I’m glad that I did. This is the first books in her Realm series that is a spinoff of the Dark Protectors. Now, let me tell you a tale. I barely read PNR so when I started reading the series, I was surprised. This is a series about a group of men that are supposed to protect a coven of witches. I know, right? Witches!!! I’ve never read a book about witches. So I dug in.
I will have to say that Wicked Burn was my favorite of the 3. There was just something about Nik and Simone that just wouldn’t let me go. Passionate, exhilarating and exciting is how I can describe it. The action never lets up with these two. They have a back story which I liked, too. Don’t get me wrong, I liked Daire/Cee Cee and Kellach/Alex, too. What’s not to love about hot alpha men that will die to protect the women that they love. My heart was just taken by Nik and Simone. Simone gave as good as she got but there is an underlying vulnerability to her that spoke to me. Nik is just too much at times in the book. And I mean that in a good way. 😉
The cat and mouse games that happen in all three books is terrific. I was literally on the edge of my bed (I read in bed) during most of the books. Ms. Zanetti writes romantic suspense like I like it. Fast, hot, sexy and with enough twists that make my head spin. Now, I will always have to say that some of the secondary characters I didn’t quite understand but that’s all because they are in her other books. It didn’t take away from my enjoyment of these books.
Overall, I liked the series. I realize that there are more books in the Realm series, too. I plan on getting them for my summer reading. I think you should too. But be warned…this is NOT a new series. And when I told some peeps that I was reading them, they suggested that I read the Dark Protectors first. Me, I didn’t listen but it didn’t take away from my enjoyment.
“Just let me go.”
“No.” Apparently finished with the conversation, he swung his torso and lifted, landing her squarely behind him.
Her ass hit the leather seat. Damn it. How in the world had she forgotten his strength? Even for a demon, his was unreal. He’d lifted her with one hand, and he wasn’t even breathing hard. Before she could protest and burn his ears off, he ignited the engine and roared into the street.
She yelped and grabbed his dress shirt with both hands, leaning in for balance.
Nick Veis handled a Ducati like he did everything else in life . . . using control edged with a hint of violence. The contrast between the elegant demon official that he showed the world and the primal being lurking inside him showed just how far he’d come since this latest war had ended. But the elegance was merely a mask for the cold predator lurking beneath.
She wasn’t the same wide-eyed girl he’d played with before. It had taken years, but she was as tough as they came, and she could handle him. “Let me go.” She leaned up to hiss in his ear while allowing plasma to course along her hands. Creating flames out of oxygen calmed her.
The fire bit into the back of his dark shirt, and smoke rose. “Dammit, Simone,” he bit back, swerving to avoid a school bus. She allowed the fire to dissipate. Burning him held little appeal at the moment, with him driving and her life in his hands. But the sight of the perfect handprints burned into his shirt made her smile. Leaning into him, she allowed herself just one moment to feel. The chill of a Seattle morning, still misty and damp, had no power over the warmth from the demon. Firm lines and smooth muscle filled her palms. It had been over a century since she’d touched him, and if anything, he felt harder than ever. Streamlined and tough. As a soldier, he was unbeatable . . . but his true strength lay in strategy. Zane Kyllwood now ruled the demon nation because Nicholai Veis had protected, groomed, and then defended him until it was time to take over.
There was a moment, centuries ago, when she had believed that Nick would sacrifice his entire future for her. How wrong she’d been, and there was no going back. Even now, with peace ruling, Nick was one cold bastard.
“You’re out of my life,” Simone whispered, more to herself than to the warrior.
He stiffened and turned his head to the side, deftly driving around a series of potholes. “No, I’m not, and you’d better get used to that fact right now.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner – only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes contemporary romances, dark paranormal romances, and romantic suspense novels.
Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day—or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.
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