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“Marked,” the seventh book in Rebecca Zanetti’s acclaimed “Dark Protectors” series, presents a pivotal turn in the saga, weaving a tale of psychic visions, forbidden desires, and the thin line between love and war. As a New York Times bestselling author, Zanetti elevates the narrative with Janie Kayrs and Zane’s story, blending elements of danger, passion, and destiny into a paranormal romance that captivates from the first page to the last.

Janie Kayrs, long known as the Chosen One, steps into the forefront of this installment with a complexity and depth that have been hinted at throughout the series. Her psychic abilities and the dreams that connected her to Zane since childhood have always marked her as special. However, Zanetti delves deeper into Janie’s character, exploring the ramifications of her powers and the weight of the destiny that has always loomed over her. The transition from the dream world to the startling reality of her kidnapping by Zane serves as a catalyst for Janie’s journey of self-discovery and assertion.


Zane, a vampire-demon warrior accustomed to the solitude and command of the battlefield, is presented with an irresistible paradox in Janie. His character embodies the eternal struggle between duty and desire, power and vulnerability. The man Janie trusted in her dreams reveals layers of complexity in real life—dangerous, formidable, yet undeniably compelling. Zane’s internal conflict, driven by his attraction to Janie and the potential consequences of their union, adds a rich layer of tension to the narrative.

The cabin, isolated and removed from the world they both know, becomes a crucible for Janie and Zane’s relationship. It is here, away from the negotiations and battles, that they confront the truths of their connection—truths that dreams could never convey. Zanetti masterfully balances the intensity of their attraction with the looming questions of peace, war, life, and death that Janie must ultimately answer.

This book brings the focus to Janie Kayrs, a unique blend of human and psychic, and the daughter of Talen Kayrs. Her life has been shadowed by prophecies that her 25th year would be a pivotal one, marking her as either the harbinger of peace or the doom of all paranormal races. Throughout her life, she’s been caught in a complex web of visions involving Zane, a mysterious vampire/unknown hybrid, and Kalin, a Kurjan warrior with a dark side, leading the opposition. Despite the intrigue surrounding her connections, Janie finds herself increasingly drawn to Zane.

The revelation that he is actually a demon/vampire hybrid adds layers of complexity to their relationship and the decisions she must make. As peace negotiations begin, Janie is thrust into a tumultuous saga filled with danger, war, and deep-seated love. The unexpected twists in their story left me eagerly anticipating what’s next for these characters.

“Marked” is praised for its fast-paced, excitement-filled explosion of action, as noted by RT Book Reviews, and it stands as a testament to Zanetti’s ability to continuously elevate the series. The stakes are higher than ever, as Janie’s choices ripple through the realms, challenging the established borders between supernatural factions and setting the stage for future conflicts.

“Marked” solidifies the “Dark Protectors” series as a cornerstone of paranormal romance, offering readers a profound exploration of love’s power to transcend the darkest of circumstances. Zanetti’s writing shines in its ability to blend heart-stopping action with emotional depth, crafting a story where safety and passion, life and death, are intricately intertwined. Janie and Zane’s journey is a compelling narrative of choices and consequences, marking a chapter in the series that fans and newcomers alike will not want to miss. As the saga continues, “Marked” promises that the adventure and the romance are far from over, leaving readers eagerly anticipating the next thrilling installment in this unforgettable paranormal world.


A psychic discovers the man of her dreams is a vampire-demon—and her kidnapper—in this paranormal romance by a New York Times–bestselling author.

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 attracted 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….