Interview and Giveaway with Rebecca Zanetti

Posted December 10, 2014 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Featured Authors, Interviews / 80 Comments

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Hi Rebecca!  Thanks so much for stopping by Under the Covers today and sharing with our readers about your upcoming release MARKED, hitting stores December 22, 2014.

MARKED is the seventh book in the Dark Protectors series. Can you tell us a bit about it?

Thanks so much for having me over today!  Marked is the final book in the Dark Protector series, so it wraps up the arc and answers the questions asked throughout the books.  Janie is an adult and ready to meet fate in Marked, and she’s also finally ready to meet Zane in person.  He’s not quite what she expects, to be honest.

How would you describe Zane?

Zane is a badass.  He really is.  He’s been through some tough times, and he has his family as well as Janie to protect, and he plans to do it all his way.  Of course, Janie has her own plans, and let’s just say they don’t agree on methodology.  In fact, there’s some fun tension between the two.  He’s a soldier, tough and sweet, and determined to save everybody.

You write in several other genres as well. What did you find alluring about the Paranormal Romance genre? How different is it writing in so many different genres?

This is such a fun question!  I like the paranormal genre so much because anything is possible.  You can make up entire worlds, and I enjoy having that much freedom.  As for writing in different genres, I think it keeps me interested and engaged.  There’s always something new happening and different realities to explore.  Also, it’s nice to be able to take a break once in a while and just play.  Writing in different genres allows me to play a lot.  😉

What’s your favorite way to wind down after a long writing day?

I don’t want to sound boring here, but I usually do laundry after writing all day.  I’ve been under a really tight deadline, so I’ve been doing laundry throughout writing just to get my butt out of the chair and get some movement going.  Both kids and Big Tone (my hubby) play sports, so there’s always tons of laundry.  Other than that, I do like to snuggle with Tone and watch a movie, although he’d rather watch ESPN.

How do you approach any criticism regarding your books in any stage of the writing process?

To be honest, it depends who’s giving the criticism.  If it’s my agent or my editor during the writing process, I pay attention and fix what they’ve noticed.  Part of their job is to spot issues I’m too close to the book to see, and I trust their abilities.  Usually they notice something (like for instance, the heroine needs to be rounded out in an early scene), and I figure out a way to address the issue.  It’s always my book and my words in the book.  After that, if you mean reviews, those aren’t written for me.  Those are written for other readers, so I leave those for other readers.

What’s the best advice you can give aspiring authors?

Don’t give up. Ever, ever, ever.  I know terrific writers, really amazing ones, who have given up and it just kills me.  I don’t care how you get published: traditionally, hybrid, or self…if you are meant to write, then keep writing.  Nobody but you can make you stop.  So don’t stop.

If you weren’t an author, what else would you be doing?

Well, I’ve been an art curator, a Senate aide, a college professor, and a lawyer.  So at this point, if I wasn’t writing books, I think I’d like to study genetics.  Or maybe physics.  Possibly both.  What I’d do with the knowledge, I’m not sure.  😉

Thank you again for these fun questions – I really enjoyed answering them!

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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 drawn 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…

 

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About Rebecca Zanetti

USA Today 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 writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

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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Lisa Brown
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Lisa Brown

I think it is a well-thought-out series, exciting paranormal reads 🙂

Make Kay
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Make Kay

Marked is a fantastic finale!! Loved it!

Teja
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Teja

Two words: love it! Can’t wait to read this book! Thanks for sharing!

Carol H.
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Carol H.

I LOVE THIS SERIES! I’m mostly excited to see how it ends – but I’m sure I’ll mourn the loss of the fabulous Karys men!!!

Elizabeth H.
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Elizabeth H.

I love Zane!!! Thanks for the insight!

Rebecca Zanetti
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Rebecca Zanetti

Hi all! Thanks so much for dropping by today – this was a fun interview! I’ll pop by throughout the next couple of days and read comments. Have a wonderful week!

Stephanie
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Stephanie

So many great occupations! No wonder you write such interesting worlds! I could so see you writing something including art!

This series has been something I’ve looked forward to with each story. Each woman brings such great change and joy to their males. I can’t wait to see what Marked brings.

Inga
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Inga

I only read the first book in the series and I am already hooked!

Anne
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Anne

I liked both the dark protectors series and Rebecca’s Dean Brothers series which is contemporary romantic suspense.

Tammy V.
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Tammy V.

Haven’t read yet but I see a marathon in my future….

Victoria
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Victoria

I haven’t read any of these books but I just looked up Fated and I’m definitely checking it out!! I read some of the reviews and it sounds amazing.. I can’t wait to start it this evening :).. Thanks for sharing!!

Amy Woolard
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Amy Woolard

This book sounds great!! I would love to read it! Crossing my fingers that I get an Amazon Gift card for Christmas so I can buy this one!!

Pansy Petal
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Pansy Petal

I really need to move these up my tbr list and get them read. I think I have all that are out. I just need to read them. *sigh* I need to go read now! aka Becky

Janice Hougland
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Janice Hougland

This was a great interview! Not only did you talk a bit about your paranormal writing in general, but of your Dark Protector series in particular. Sad to see it come to an end…but I notice you have the Teased novella coming out a year from now (I’m assuming it will be a reunion of sorts with one or more of your earlier characters?). Hope to hear soon what new series or project you will be working on…and whether it will be paranormal as well. Thanks for the interesting interview/post!

Bonny McDevitt
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Bonny McDevitt

Amazing! thanks for the chance!

Miranda
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Miranda

Okay I’m hooked. I need to read all of these now. Right now.

Ash L.
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Ash L.

I just discovered this series and read the first two. I’ll be reading the rest!

Sophia Rose
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Sophia Rose

Laundry? Yeah, I could see that. It does get one moving, but its also a good time to have a think. We have a revolving door in this household too that means laundry is always a mountain waiting to be conquered.

Love this series and can’t wait for Janie’s story. Oh and do I detect a little follow-up novella in that group of books? Cool.

Fun interview!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Wow! I have somehow missed this series

erinf1
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erinf1

this series looks and sounds awesome!!! I have the first book and I’m so excited to dive in 🙂 Congrats to Rebecca on the newest release!

Betul E.
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Betul E.

I love Rebecca’s books, so looking forward to reading this one!

Diane Sallans
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Diane Sallans

I’m looking forward to reading this series – I’ve read a lot of great comments!

Timitra
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Timitra

I’ve got the Tempted, Hunted and Fated on my tbr pile need to get the others and binge read them

Melanie Jayne
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Melanie Jayne

I enjoy this series so much. I met Rebecca at RT2013 in KC- I sat next to her during the Entangled Spoons game. Poor Rebecca she was with the most ferocious table. We were rough!!!! I think the table tipped once.

Fun Times!!!

Rebecca Zanetti
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Rebecca Zanetti

LOL everybody! Great comments! Yes, there will be a novella called Teased next December in one of the 1001 Dark Nights books – should be fun! I didn’t know it was up yet. Everyone have a great night. 🙂

veRONIca
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veRONIca

I haven’t read this series yet but I read her Sin Brothers series and absolutely loved it! I would love to read more of her work!

Vanessa N.
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Vanessa N.

I just got the box set of the first 4 books. Can’t wait to start the series.

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ML
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ML

It’s a fascinating series idea.

Yaritza Santana
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Yaritza Santana

Love bad boys in books. Especially in a paranormal book. This looks like and amazing series that I need to pick up and read. Thanks for sharing interview.

Bube
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Bube

I haven’t read this series yet,but definitely I will,love paranormal romance,and this series sounds awesome!
Great interview!
Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

Lori H
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Lori H

I can’t wait to read this series. I’ve heard so many great things about it 🙂

Lori H
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Lori H

I’m looking forward to reading this series.
Happy Holidays

Lori H
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Lori H

oops sorry for the multiple responses 😉

donnas
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donnas

Only read the first, but looking forward to reading more.

Cheryl Sanders
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Cheryl Sanders

I haven’t read yet but they are close to the top of my TBR list. Thank you for the giveaway!!!

Lola Havisham
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Lola Havisham

I’m going to be checking this series out and your book in the 1001 Dark Nights collection! I love finding new reading material!

Laura Lovejoy Brunk
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Laura Lovejoy Brunk

I absolutely LOVE this series !! Great interview wish it were longer

Mary Preston
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Mary Preston

On my reading list.

Lisa M
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Lisa M

I had never heard of this author or her books … but now that I have I am very interested in getting to know the characters of this series!!!

CassandraG
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CassandraG

Looks like an interesting read.

Julie K
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Julie K

Sounds interesting!

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the override, series sounds good and it’s the last book so I could glom and be done which is a postive.

Mirlou
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Mirlou

I only read the first book in the series. Thank you for this giveaway.

Theresa Fischer
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Theresa Fischer

I absolutely love the Protector series and can’t wait to read Marked!

martha lawson
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martha lawson

I can’t wait to read Marked, this is an awesome series!!! I have loved watching Janie grow up in the previous books. I sure hate to see my old friends go!!!

gamistress66
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gamistress66

looking forward to finally getting Janey & Zane’s story

Ashleigh Downes
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Ashleigh Downes

Looks awesome!!

Deb P
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Deb P

Sounds interesting, hope to read.

Bonny McDevitt
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Bonny McDevitt

I can’t wait to read this series I have heard all good things!

Anca B.
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Anca B.

I’ve read every book in this series and I loved each and every book. This is one of my favorite series and I’m happy to finally read Janey & Zane’s story.Since the first book I was hooked with this two characters and now I have the chance to know their story.

Amy Woolard
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Amy Woolard

I need to get this series to read over the holidays!!!