Review: Demon’s Mercy by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted January 28, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 16 Comments

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This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Demon’s Mercy by Rebecca Zanetti
Demon's Mercy

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Series: Dark Protectors #9
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Lyrical Press
Released on January 22. 2019
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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The Dark Protectors series has been a favorite for a few years now.  Last year began the new season in the series introducing The Seven, a new enemy and a new generation of Protectors.  I was thrilled with Vampire’s Faith and eager to press forward into the long-awaited book for Logan Kyllwood.


Demon’s Mercy is the ninth installment of the series and doesn’t make for a good place to jump in with its direct connection to the book before it, but in a pinch a new reader could get by.

The Seven and the new enemy Kurjans has been introduced, but now a new race has entered the conflict with their own take on the fate of all things- the fae.  Logan discovers this when a certain fae beauty attempts to kidnap him to save his life from her own people who think killing The Seven is the answer to altering a catastrophe they see on the horizon.  This starts Logan and Mercy on an action-packed adventure to get his brother back and deal with the fae while discovering what they know so they can share it with the allies.  Oh, and dealing with the mischievous and quite capable Mercy who now has her own complications in the form of a huge, muscled vampire-demon making it difficult to hold to loyalty to her fae race and their way of doing things.  She enjoys their dust ups and fighting with him, but the attraction can’t go anywhere because she’s promised, right?

The author’s books are always a treat.  I enjoy the fantastic action scenes, teasing and sizzling romances, and the good chemistry not just in the romance but the group of ‘Protectors’ like with Logan and Garrett.  Logan was introduced in the earlier part of the series when his older brother got his story and then popped in often enough.  I impatiently waited for him and his best bud Garrett to get their stories and now, here we are.

I loved Mercy for Logan.  She starts out all starchy and prim and sure of her racial superiority only to face a guy who is not all that impressed and has done his time scrapping and fighting to earn his self-confidence.  Mercy is no wilting flower and I love that she has gifts to make her capable of standing beside Logan in the fight with the evil Immortals and stand up to his alpha nature.  Meanwhile, little Hope is still visiting in her dreams with someone her whole family would consider the enemy and she knows will help her bring an end to the conflict.

This book read so swiftly.  I intended to read a few chapters and ended up devouring it in two sittings.  The pace was swift, but steady and easy reading.  Hot romance and action will do that.  Now, besides Garrett, I totally want Sam’s book after what we learned about him.  Really loving this new season of the series and glad the author kept writing them.  Paranormal Romance fans who enjoy a variety of paranormals including vampires, demons, witches, and now fae should give this book/series a look-see.

My thanks to Lyrical Press for the opportunity to read this book 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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Lover Of Romance
2 years ago

I LOVE this series too but haven’t picked up the newer books yet, but I plan to very soon. I just love anything this author writes.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

It was neat that she kept the series going. I was so-so with the last heroine and this one got iffy, but then she got it together. The overall book was fab.

2 years ago

That’s an author I still need to try

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Melliane

Yes! I do love her books.

Carole rae
2 years ago

Woah! 2 sittings! You really got hooked

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Carole rae

It read fast and easy more than a deep hook if that makes sense.

Debbie Haupt
2 years ago

This author has been on my radar Sophia Rose now i just need some more time LOL

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Debbie Haupt

The time, the time… yes, the old cliche is true about so many books so little time. 🙂

Anne - Books of My Heart

I love Rebecca Zanetti but haven’t read this series. I would start at the beginning. So I only skimmed here. It must be pretty good that you are going on with book 9.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Yes, definitely start at the beginning. Some books will be better than others and the first books in this series were her first books written. The last book started a new season in the series with a new generation and new series arc so it feels a little like something new to me especially after she wrote a long spin-off series that comes between the last of the old season and this new one.
Hope you end up liking them. 🙂

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

This series is on my list. You know I love her other series! Great review.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Yes! We need more in her dystopian series, right? And her new black ops series. So much to love.

This one is a long chain of stories with the first several books of the Dark Protectors, then the Realm series spinoff, and then back to the next generation of the Dark Protectors.

Rachel @Waves of Fiction

I’ve read and enjoyed Rebecca Zanettii’s books, but I don’t think I’ve picked up this series. I love it when a book grabs my attention and I end up reading chapter after chapter. I’ll have to check this one out! 🙂

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

This is like a third series in a chain of connected stories from the first gen of the Dark Protectors to the Realm Enforcers and now this second gen of the Dark Protectors.
I wouldn’t say I was necessarily deeply riveted the whole time so much as it was a quick easy read with lots of action spots. 🙂

herding cats
2 years ago

LOL best laid plans trying to read just a couple chapters at a time. Hers are so darn hard to put down. At some point I’m going to have to binge this series, I think.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  herding cats

It went from one action scene to the next so I couldn’t stop reading. 🙂

Now, you might do perfectly fine doing the binge, but she can get formulaic with her romance situations even if the action offers a slightly different set up in each though not terribly different because the villain is the same. I don’t think I’d do well binging these because of that so figured I’d give you a heads up.