Review: Vampire’s Faith by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted June 20, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 14 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Review: Vampire’s Faith by Rebecca Zanetti
Vampire's Faith

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Series: Dark Protectors #8
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Lyrical Press
Released on June 19, 2018
Pages: 292
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley

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The Delight

This was one of the most unexpected squee-inducing surprises of the year.  I had no idea the Dark Protectors series was going to get a second season and keep going with a new series arc.  I thought the grand finale book was great when it came in book seven, but a chance to delve back into this fantastic paranormal romance world was not one I could miss.

Review

Vampire’s Faith is, as I said earlier, a whole new series arc.  It introduces new characters, particularly Ronan Kayrs and the concept of The Seven.  I suppose a person could jump in if they don’t mind missing all the back story especially when familiar faces show up, but I thought it worked best coming on the heels of the others.  It is a new story arc and new names are brought out so… maybe.

Ronan is great-uncle to the Kayrs in the first part of the series and he’s been off with his brothers fighting evil in another realm by holding a big baddie in a prison of sorts in this other dimension.  But, something happens, the Seven have lost members, and he wakes up back on earth and several centuries into the future.  This is always a fun concept for me because then I get to see someone have to discover the modern world.  Ronan was a great hero and an alpha to the core, but getting used to a new day and age had him on his off foot for a while.  He has a job to do now that the prison in the other dimension is down and he’s ready to do it.  He wakes up to find his dream woman mate is right there in all her skeptical and dismissive glory, but Ronan is up to the task of breaking down Faith’s barriers because she’s his.

That brings me to Faith.  Erm, yes… heroines, particularly ones who ironically have no faith even if her name is Faith and like to pull a stubborn-stupid now and then to keep things dangerous and exciting for everyone, are something of a struggle.  Faith has a gift with coma patients and her heart is in learning all she can because her beloved sister is in a coma.  She will do anything to save her sister- and that’s where all that stubborn-stupid comes in.  She is pretty skeptical about Vampires and the whole paranormal world out there until denial becomes ridiculous in the face of the deadly danger they encounter.

I liked Roman and Faith as a couple once she stopped resisting so hard and things get pretty hot and bothered with this pair.  But, I think I preferred the action moments more so than the romance.  It was good, but not riveting.  I felt the stronger part of the story was all the pieces rather one element over another if that makes sense.

Before I started reading, I did have that moment when I wondered if these could be just as engaging and action-packed with a worthy enemy and tense situation as the earlier stories.  No worries, it kept me clicking pages fast and getting right into it.  I was all in especially when a few crossover characters from earlier books like Janie’s brother, Garrett.  I like what is sizing up with this group of Seven and the threat they have to deal with.  That said, I’m in a wait and see about the dreamwalking stuff in one of the secondary plot threads with girl encountering the bad boy in her dream state and everyone saying he’s bad, but she doesn’t think so.  I don’t want to see a carbon-copy of Janie and Zane’s story.  Hopefully, it will have its own twist when it comes out.

So, excitement continues to reign as I now look forward to the next installment in this revitalized and new direction for the Dark Protectors.  Paranormal Romance lovers who like good action and strong-willed heroes, here you go.

I rec’d this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

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About Rebecca Zanetti

New York Times 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 is a member of RWA, has won awards for her works throughout the industry, and has a journalism degree with a poly sci emphasis from Pepperdine University as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho.

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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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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She is an author that is on my “list” LOL great review and I personally LOVE it when an author changes it up during a series. First it makes it possible to extend the series maybe longer than first thought and it keeps readers on their toes 😉 Great review pal

Sophia Rose
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Oh, those lists. Mine is so long now. 😉

Yes, this is a neat thing that authors have been doing lately so readers can keep enjoying the same world they love with new characters and new plot.

Thanks, Debbie!

Mary Kirkland
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I really should read more of her books. I’ve enjoyed the ones I’ve read and this sounds great.

Sophia Rose
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Yes, this one kept up the great momentum of the earlier books even if it has a different set of new characters and a new enemy. I think you’d have a good time with it, Mary!

Melliane
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I didn’t realize that she had a long vampire series

Sophia Rose
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Oh yes, I think it is her first books that she wrote. She’s got a unique take on vampires and there are other paranormals, too.

Carole's Random Life
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This does sounds like something that I would like. I think that this is another series that I have collected most of the books and now I actually need to start reading them. Glad that you are still enjoying it eight books in!

Sophia Rose
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For sure, Carole! I found this was a series that got better with each book. It was riding high by the last book and this one picks right up from there. I was so glad.
Haha! Yes, someone else who gathers a series for a future reading. I do that, too, if something looks good.

Lorna
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Okay now you have me excited . I don’t think I knew about this either and I can’t wait to get a chance to read it .How did I miss this on Net Galley!?

Sophia Rose
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Yeah, it was just suddenly there in front of me in the publisher’s newsletter and I got grabby hands and clicked over to that NetGalley invite so fast. I get the author’s newsletter and I don’t remember any remarks about going back to that series. Maybe she said it in her Facebook group. I’m not good at keeping up with fan club groups. LOL

AngieElle @ Ba_BAMB
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Lord save me from heroines who are headstrong to the point of being dumb. I find that so frustrating. Having said that, this book does sound really good! I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

Sophia Rose
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For real, Angie! I was yelling at my kindle ‘you can’t save your sister if you’re dead, hon!” LOL

But yes, it wasn’t enough to spoil the book for me. 😉

Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!
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This sound like a really good book. Does the series have to be read it order? I like standalones but hate missing the backstory of characters too. So, I am always iffy if I should start in the middle of a series. But, this sounds sexy and a little dumb is ok – a lot and I throw the book! =)

Sophia Rose
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Personally, I would start with the very beginning of the Dark Protectors series because there is a sense of things going on before and the feeling that you should know who certain characters are, but, this would be the easiest point, if you do decide to jump in and not get the earlier books.
Nah, it wasn’t a case of always being stupid, just sometimes so you’d probably be alright. LOL