Sunday Spotlight: Immortal’s Honor by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted December 5, 2021 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 3 Comments

Sunday Spotlight is a feature we began in 2016. This year we’re spotlighting our favorite books, old and new. We’ll be raving about the books we love and being total fangirls. You’ve been warned. 🙂

Sunday Spotlight: Immortal’s Honor by Rebecca ZanettiImmortal's Honor by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Dark Protectors #14
Also in this series: Marked (Dark Protectors, #7), Fated (Dark Protectors, #1), Claimed (Dark Protectors, #2), Hunted (Dark Protectors, #3), Consumed (Dark Protectors, #4), Provoked (Dark Protectors, #5), Marked (Dark Protectors, #7), Shadowed (Dark Protectors, #6), Vampire's Faith (Dark Protectors, #8), Demon's Mercy (Dark Protectors, #9), Alpha's Promise, Hero's Haven, Guardian's Grace, Rebel's Karma
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Publication Date: December 7, 2021
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 328
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Series Rating: four-stars

From award-winning author Rebecca Zanetti comes the newest wildly thrilling Dark Protectors novel with an immortal hero to die for.

First comes danger . . .

When Vampire-Demon Sam Kyllwood discovers he’s the keeper of some mysterious circle, he laughs it off. When he finds out that his younger brother is supposed to fight to the death in said circle, he snaps right to furious. And that’s before he starts uncontrollably making things explode —it turns out it’s never too late to develop deadly new immortal abilities. But even those explosions are nothing compared to what happens when he tries to handle a very suspicious, brilliant and beyond sexy human female whose piercing eyes ignite a heat that rages deliciously outside even his unbreakable control…

Then comes desire . . .

Honor McDovall is one of the best interrogators Homeland Security has ever had. But no matter how well she appears to fit in, her mystical gifts are slowly driving her mad. She doesn't understand them, she doesn't want them, but for now, she'll use them to detect and defeat danger until she completely loses her mind. Unfortunately, her job brings her face to face with the deadliest man she's ever met—and she senses Sam is even more gifted than she is. Yet once they kiss, she realizes he's also more dangerous than the enemies suddenly coming from every direction. Good thing they both like to play with fire . . .

Excerpt

Indeed. The man’s eyes were a sea green with a fierce tint of… gold? Just around the irises? His shoulders were too broad for the chair, and they narrowed nicely to his waist and long legs. He had to be around six-five or six-six, with black hair, thick and wavy, that curled beneath his ears. His bone structure was brutally cut, sharp with muscle and masculine strength. Everything about him was harsh angles and barely contained energy that most people probably couldn’t see. Right now, he was staring at her through the one way mirror. Somehow.

Bill shifted his weight next to her. “I don’t think I ever really understood the term ‘male animal’ until right this second.”

Honor nodded. “Agreed.”

In the interrogation room, the two agents shoved away from the table and stormed toward the door.

The prisoner tilted his head, still watching her. Or himself in the mirror. She reminded herself that he couldn’t see her.

“You’re up,” Bill said. “Thanks for coming in, again. I know you want to flee town tomorrow, and you totally deserve the vacation you have planned.”

“I’m ready to take a break away from here and explosions and fires and bad guys.” She stared for one more beat at the prisoner. “Though I’m glad you called.” There was something about the cuffed man that drew her. Oh, she didn’t like her unusual gifts, and until lately, she’d been able to hide them, but this guy was a challenge. Even for her. “I’ll send you a postcard from Ireland. Or Iceland. Or wherever I end up.” She was ready for a walkabout, and it was time to write that book she’d always wanted to start, before she went completely crazy. Then she’d open her new office and make a fresh start.

The door opened, and the nearest agent shook his head as he walked through. “This one hasn’t said a word. I’m not sure he’s even there. He did pass out when we first caught him.”

“Probably from the localized blast pressure,” Bill said. “Those two buildings exploded fast.”

Honor took a deep breath. “I’ll see what I can discover.” She moved efficiently past the agents and into the room, shutting the door behind her. Energy struck her so quickly, she took a step back before she could stop herself. Then she breathed deep and forced her body to move into the electric field generated by the prisoner.

She’d never felt anything like it.

Drawing out a chair, she sat. It was still warm from the other agent’s butt. “Hi. I’m Dr. Honor McDoval.”

For the first time, the prisoner reacted. His upper lip twitched.

She settled more comfortably in the chair. Her skin electrified, and her breathing stopped for a moment. This was odd.

“Sam.” The guy looked down at his hands, which were secured by cuffs to a bar set into the table. “I suppose these are for your protection?” His voice was a low rumble, slightly gritty.

She wet her lips. Why did she have a feeling he could get out of those if he so chose, but he just hadn’t bothered? “Yes.”

“I won’t harm you, Honor.” His gaze ran over her features, and in the dim light of the interrogation room, his eyes darkened to the viridian patina of a lost sunken ship of old. “You’re a special one, aren’t you?”

She cleared her throat and forced herself to remain in place. “I sometimes consult with Homeland Security, but I’m not an agent.”

“Why you?” he asked softly, that gritty tone licking over her skin.

What in the world was wrong with her? She lifted one shoulder. “I’m good at it. Reading micro expressions, noticing nuances that nobody else sees.” It was the best she could—or would—explain it. “Do you want to tell me why you blew up those buildings? Homeland has been tracking you for the last month, and it seems you’ve destroyed plenty of real estate. But you’ve been careful not to hurt anybody. That makes you a good person.” She kept her voice level. Soft and encouraging.

His bark of laughter caught her off guard. “Oh, baby. You’re wrong on both counts.”

Dark Protectors

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Sunday Spotlight: December 2021

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About Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormals, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.


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What Are You Reading? (589)

Posted December 3, 2021 by Casee in Features | 3 Comments

Casee

After reading Immortal’s Honor by Rebecca Zanetti, I decided to dive into her Realm Enforcers series. I am currently reading Wicked Ride, which is book one. I’m really enjoying it so far. The heroine is pretty bad ass.

I’m still listening to older JG releases on audio. I thought about trying a McNaught, then decided not to so I could save my sanity. I’m currently listening to The Wedding by Julie Garwood. Brenna and Connor are two of my absolutely favorites.

Holly

This week I read the Kinsmen universe books by Ilona Andrews. Silent Blade, Silver Shark, A Mere Formality and the most recent release, Fated Blades. It was great revisiting the world and I loved the new book.

I set aside The Inadequate Heir by Danielle L. Jensen. The writing and story are both wonderful so far, but it’s a very angst-filled story and I’m not in the right headspace for it. I’ll revisit it at a later date. I ended up listening to Unzipped by Lauren Blakely instead, which was just the type of lighthearted contemporary I was in the mood for.

I am currently reading Little Fire by by Hollee Mands, a new to me author. I’m enjoying it, though I haven’t had a lot of time to read so I’m not very far into it.

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!


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Books to Binge On: December 2021

Posted December 2, 2021 by Casee in Features | 2 Comments

Books to Binge On

Our Books to Binge On feature is pretty simple in its purpose. Every month, we put together a monthly new releases list of books that we’re all looking forward to. These are the books that we can’t wait to read and want everyone to add to their monthly binge-reading lists. Here are the books that we plan to binge on in December of 2021.


Immortal’s Honor (Dark Protectors #14) by Rebecca Zanetti

First comes danger . . .

When Vampire-Demon Sam Kyllwood discovers he’s the keeper of some mysterious circle, he laughs it off. When he finds out that his younger brother is supposed to fight to the death in said circle, he snaps right to furious. And that’s before he starts uncontrollably making things explode —it turns out it’s never too late to develop deadly new immortal abilities. But even those explosions are nothing compared to what happens when he tries to handle a very suspicious, brilliant and beyond sexy human female whose piercing eyes ignite a heat that rages deliciously outside even his unbreakable control…

Then comes desire . . .

Honor McDovall is one of the best interrogators Homeland Security has ever had. But no matter how well she appears to fit in, her mystical gifts are slowly driving her mad. She doesn’t understand them, she doesn’t want them, but for now, she’ll use them to detect and defeat danger until she completely loses her mind. Unfortunately, her job brings her face to face with the deadliest man she’s ever met—and she senses Sam is even more gifted than she is. Yet once they kiss, she realizes he’s also more dangerous than the enemies suddenly coming from every direction. Good thing they both like to play with fire . . .

Casee: I’ve already read this book & I loved it!


A Scoundrel of Her Own (Sinful Wallflowers #3) by Stacy Reid

Lady Ophelia Darby exists in two worlds. In one, she is the impudent, willful daughter of a powerful marquess and darling of the ton. In the other, she moves through the underworld’s shadows as songstress Lady Starlight, protected only by the notoriously wealthy scoundrel Devlin Byrne. But when she stumbles upon her beloved father’s darkest secrets, the line between her two worlds quickly blurs. Now she needs the help of the one man a lady should never trust.

Devlin Byrne stands on the edge of London society, knowing he will never be accepted. No one else knows that his obscene wealth and ruthlessness aren’t without purpose. Or that his purpose has golden-brown eyes that shimmer with mischief, the palest of skin, and a lush mouth that beckons to be kissed, and deeply. But having Ophelia is only the beginning of Devlin’s plans.

It’s undeniable that Devlin Byrne is a dangerous temptation—but just as Ophelia begins to trust him, maybe even fall for him, she discovers she’s not the only one with secrets. And his would lead her down more than just the path of scandal…

Holly: I really liked the first two books in this series and I’m so glad we’re finally getting Ophelia’s book.


It Happened One Midnight by Saranna DeWylde

CAN YOU SKIP THE STORYBOOK BEGINNING…

Novelist Juniper Blossom has romance down to a science in her bestselling books. But she’s not about to settle for just any man—a happy ending looks different for everyone, and she needs to find the guy whose idea of forever matches her own. Try telling that to her adorable, meddling grandmothers, though. If she doesn’t find a man soon, they’re going to find one for her. Which is why Juniper has prepared for a trip home to Ever After by fibbing that her sexy, smart, sweet best friend Tomas is her fiancé! He doesn’t believe in love at all, but that doesn’t matter if they’re just pretending…

ON THE WAY TO THE HAPPY ENDING?

Divorce attorney Tomas Rivera is as proud of Juniper’s authorial success as she is, but that doesn’t mean he buys into her books’ premise. His career is proof enough that true love is the real fairy tale—and everyone knows fairy tales aren’t real. But he can never say no to gorgeous Juniper, and an “engagement” might move him one legal brief closer to partner at his old-fashioned firm. Yet playing the part suddenly starts to mean feeling it, especially when a kiss just for show turns up the heat between them. Is happily ever after possible for two people who aren’t on the same page when it comes to love?

Holly: I haven’t read this author before, but the story sounds really cute.


The Love Con by Seressia Glass

He’s cosplaying as her boyfriend but their feelings for each other are real in this romantic comedy from Seressia Glass.

Sometimes Kenya Davenport believes she was switched at the hospital–how else could a lover of anime, gaming, and cosplay come from STEM parents? Still, Kenya dreams of being able to turn her creative hobby into a career. She finally has a chance to make it big when she joins the reality show competition Cosplay or No Way.

There’s just one catch: the challenge for the final round is all about iconic pairs, and the judges want the contestants’ significant others to participate. Unfortunately, Kenya is as single as can be at the moment. Luckily her best friend, Cameron Lassiter, agrees to be her fake boyfriend for the show.

Roleplaying a couple in love will force them to explore what they’re hiding under the mask of friendship. Can Kenya and Cam fake it until she makes it, or will she be real about her feelings, knowing it could cost her the best friend she’s ever had?

Holly: I love the premise of this book.

What books are you looking forward to reading this month? Share in the comments!


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Monthly Reads: November 2021

Posted December 1, 2021 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 6 Comments

It’s a new month so we’re back with a list of our Monthly Reads to share with each of you. This is where you’ll see what each of us has read and what our favorite books and our least favorite books of the month are. Check it out.

Casee

Reading wise, November was not much better than October for me. I read four books. Two were rereads. :O

Annihilation Road (Torpedo Ink #6) by Christine Feehan | 3 out of 5
The Bride (Lairds’ Fiancées #1) by Julie Garwood (reread) (audiobook) | 5 out of 5
The Secret (Highlands’ Lairds #1) by Julie Garwood (reread) (audiobook) | 5 out of 5
Immortal’s Honor (Dark Protectors #14) by Rebecca Zanetti | 4.25 out of 5

My favorite book of the month was Immortal’s Honor by Rebecca Zanetti. I also absolutely adored the two JG books on audio.

Holly

I didn’t have a lot of reading time, but I listened to a lot of audiobooks in November. Most of them re-reads, since those are easier for me to listen to when my brain is engaged elsewhere.

Unzipped (Lucky in Love #4) by Lauren Blakely (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
Silent Blade (Kinsmen #1) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
Silver Shark (Kinsmen #2) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 3.25 out of 5
A Mere Formality (Kinsmen #3) by Ilona Andrews (reread) | 3.5 out of 5
Fated Blades (Kinsmen #4) by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4 out of 5
White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
Emerald Blaze (Hidden Legacy #5) by Ilona Andrews (audio) (reread) | 4 out of 5
Stay (WAGs #2) by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (audio) (reread)
The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years #1) by Sarina Bowen (audio) (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years #2) by Sarina Bowen (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Blonde Date (The Ivy Years #2.5) by Sarina Bowen (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
The Understatement of the Year (The Ivy Years #3) by Sarina Bowen (audio) (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
The Shameless Hour (The Ivy Years #4) by Sarina Bowen (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Boyfriend (Moo U #1) by Sarina Bowen | 4.25 out of 5
Extra Credit by Sarina Bowen (anthology) (reread) | 4 out of 5
Priceless (Rylee Adamson #1) by Shannon Mayer | DNF
One Night of Sin (After Hours #1) by Elle Kennedy | 3.75 out of 5
One Night of Scandal (After Hours #2) by Elle Kennedy | 3.5 out of 5
Huge Deal (21 Wall Street #3) by Lauren Layne (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Getting Played (Getting Some #2) by Emma Chase (audio) (reread) | 4.5 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was Fated Blades by Ilona Andrews. The world-building was fantastic and I loved both main characters. Honorable mention goes to Boyfriend by Sarina Bowen. My least favorite was Priceless by Shannon Mayer. The writing was all over the place and I didn’t connect with the characters. I ended up DNF’ing it.

Giveaway Alert

Three lucky winners will choose their prize (one book) from any of the books we logged this month. If you want to be entered to win, leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite – and least favorite – reads of the month were.

Monthly Reads: November 2021

So…what was your favorite read of the month? And your least favorite? Use the Gleam Widget to enter! Good luck!


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Monthly Recap: November 2021

Posted December 1, 2021 by Casee in Features, Giveaway Winners | 3 Comments

Hey guys!

The Monthly Recap is exactly that, a monthly recap of what we’re reading, reviewing, and blogging about on Book Binge. We’ve also got some winners to announce for our monthly giveaways. If you missed anything on the blog last month, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s what you missed on the blog…

What We Reviewed

Holly reviewed Beauty and the Beast by K.M. Shay | 3.5 out of 5
Holly reviewed Dark Planet Warriors by Anna Carven | 3.5 out of 5
Holly reviewed Dark Planet Falling by Anna Carven | 4 out of 5
Holly reviewed Into the Light by Anna Carven | 3 out of 5
Holly reviewed Out of the Darkness by Anna Carven | 3.75 out of 5
Casee reviewed Reckless Memories by Catherine Cowles | 4.25 out of 5
Holly reviewed Alpha by Audrey Faye | 3.75 out of 5
Holly reviewed Heart by Audrey Faye | 3.75 out of 5

What We Posted

Books to Binge On: November 2021
Monthly Recap: October 2021
Monthly Reads: October 2021
What Are You Reading (585)
WTF Cover Saturday (417)
Sunday Spotlight: Dirty Deal by Mira Lyn Kelly
What Are You Reading (586)
Happy Birthday, Rowena!
WTF Cover Saturday (418)
Sunday Spotlight: Guild Boss by Jayne Castle
What Are You Reading (587)
WTF Cover Saturday (419)
Sunday Spotlight: Someone Perfect by Mary Balogh
Happy Thanksgiving!
What Are You Reading (588)
WTF Cover Saturday (420)

Giveaway Winners

BN
Kim
Kareni

Monthly Reads: October 2021

Kim

Sunday Spotlight: November 2021

Winners: Please shoot us an email at admin[at]thebookbinge.com then let us know which book you choose, and where you would like us to send your prize. You have two weeks to get back to us before we choose another winner.

That does it for this month’s recap. We hope that you’re all having a great day and we hope you look forward to what we have in store for June.


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