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“Provoked,” the fifth installment in Rebecca Zanetti’s enthralling “Dark Protectors” series, ventures into the heart of the ongoing conflict between demons and vampires, introducing readers to a story of unlikely alliances, fierce love, and the relentless pursuit of peace amid war. This narrative spotlights Jase Kayrs, a character long missing in the tumult of supernatural battles, and Amber Freebird, a vegan pacifist with unexpected ties to the conflict. Together, their story encapsulates the series’ hallmark blend of intense action, passionate romance, and the complexities of family and duty.

Jase Kayrs’s disappearance has left a void in the Kayrs family, one filled with questions and a desperate need for closure. The search for answers leads Kane Kayrs to Amber Freebird, a character who embodies peace and resistance against violence. Amber’s life of “chaotic freedom” and her steadfast commitment to her principles present a stark contrast to the ordered, battle-scarred existence of the Kayrs family. Yet, it is within this contrast that Zanetti crafts a narrative ripe with tension, growth, and the exploration of what it means to fight for what one believes in.


Kane’s discovery that Amber may hold the key to finding his brother thrusts her into the center of the war she abhors. The dynamic between Kane and Amber is charged with an electric mix of conflict and attraction. Kane, a vampire driven by duty and the weight of leadership, finds himself challenged by Amber’s spirited independence and unwavering moral compass. Their interactions delve into themes of autonomy, sacrifice, and the lengths to which one will go to protect those they care about.

The concept of “mating for cooperation” introduces a compelling layer to their relationship, blending the primal with the deeply personal. This union, born out of necessity but rooted in an undeniable connection, serves as a catalyst for change in both characters. Amber’s influence on Kane, and vice versa, illustrates the transformative power of love and understanding, even among those who seem irreconcilably different.

“Provoked” is a testament to Zanetti’s ability to weave multifaceted characters into an intricate world where the lines between friend and foe blur. The mission to rescue Jase becomes more than a quest for one man; it is a journey that challenges preconceived notions about strength, compassion, and the true meaning of being a protector.

“Provoked” is a captivating addition to the “Dark Protectors” saga, praised by Kate Douglas for being “hot and fast from beginning to end.” This novel not only advances the overarching narrative of the series but also offers a profound examination of the clash between war and peace, love and duty. Through Amber and Kane’s story, Rebecca Zanetti invites readers into a world where opposites attract, unite, and ignite a spark powerful enough to light the darkness of their world. As the series continues, “Provoked” stands as a shining example of paranormal romance at its best, promising more thrilling adventures and passionate tales yet to come.



A casualty of the war between the demons and the vampires, Jase Kayrs has been missing for six long years. His older brothers want answers—but they’re going to have to get them from an unlikely source. For when Kane Kayrs tracks down Amber Freebird, what he finds is a blonde, vegan pacifist who has no intention of using her skills in his war…


Amber enjoys her life of chaotic freedom and has no intention of falling in line just because a sexy-as-sin vampire insists on order. Unfortunately, he discovers she may be the only hope they have of finding his brother, and there’s no way he’s going to let her go—even if it means mating her to gain her cooperation. The two are as different as can be, yet when the dominant Kane and the untamed Amber finally unite to rescue Jase, they just may find that opposites really do attract…