An Interview with Rebecca Zanetti

WickedEdgeHey all!  Don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom of the page!  I’m so excited to be here at Cynthia Woolf’s celebrating the release of Wicked Edge!  The hero in Wicked Edge is Daire Dunne, who’s a tough witch enforcer on a Harley…and is totally grumpy.  The heroine is a bit of a surprise.  She’s a wild card who drugs Daire, steals from him, and then likes to rob banks.  Of course, they’re the perfect match!  They just don’t know it right away.

The interview questions were TONS of fun!  Thanks so much, Cynthia!

Tell us about your current series.

This series is basically the Dark Protectors on bikes.  The Realm Enforcers are deadly male witches who go undercover at a Seattle Motorcycle Club in order to hunt down the manufacturer and distributors of a drug that harms both witches and humans.  On the way, they fall in love with some pretty interesting women ranging from a tough cop to a slightly crazy bank robber to a wild musician with a few tricks up her sleeves.  Many of the Dark Protector characters make appearances throughout this series.

Do you have a view in your writing space:

I have an amazing view, and right now I’m looking out at a dark storm with pelting rain over the lake.  The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful place to live, and we’re surrounded by mountains, rivers, and lakes.  We live about half-way up a mountain, so I can see the mountains all the way to Canada.  Sometimes late at night, I can hear train whistles from way up north echo over the mountains.  Here’s a recent picture of the view from my office at our home when it was not raining (no filters or edits on the picture): Mountain View

Do you write under a pen name? Why or why not?

I actually write under my real name.  When I was first starting out, somebody said that if your neighbor doesn’t know that you’re writing books, then you’re not marketing well enough.  That made sense to me.  However, and this is just the truth, I never really thought it’d be an issue.  The books have been more successful than I ever dreamed, and I didn’t imagine that I’d be in a position where anybody would know my name.  LOL.

Tell us about your hero. Give us one of his strengths and one of his weaknesses.

Daire Dunne is the hero, and he’s an Enforcer for the Witches of the Coven Nine.  I think one of his strengths is that he has the ability to see people for who they really are, and he has the compassion to see what or who they need to be.  He’s also a deadly soldier and is probably the grumpiest of the Coven Enforcers.  His weakness would be pure stubbornness with a bit of arrogance thrown in.

Tell us about your heroine. Give us one of her strengths and one of her weaknesses.

Cee Cee is a little crazy and a lot determined.  She’s been hit hard in life, more than once, and yet she’s a strategic genius at plotting and planning.  Her family is everything to her, as is her mission.  As a weakness, she’s so determined to succeed on her own that she forgets it’s okay to have help.  Drugging Daire Dunne and stealing from him gets her in more hot water than she’d ever imagined.

Do you have any words for aspiring authors?

Sure.  Don’t ever give up, and right now, spend time working on craft.  Worry about marketing and promotion later.  Right now, character arcs, setting, motivations and conflict need to take up the bulk of your time when you’re not writing.  Most of the time, write, write, write.

What is your favorite part of writing?

I love this question.  The first page, the very blank first page, is my favorite part of writing.  Nothing is there yet, I’m not backed into corners, and I can just sit and write that first meeting between the hero and the heroine.  My editor and I joked the other day that it’s too bad we can’t just publish a book full of first chapters.  I just love first chapters.

What is your next project, and when will it be released?Mercury Striking

I’m working on a new series called Scorpius Syndrome.  The first book is MERCURY STRIKING, and it releases in January.  The series is post-apocalyptic, gritty, and very sexy.  The hero is Jax Mercury, who’s a former L.A. gang member turned soldier, who has taken over LA to protect his small group of survivors from a bacterial infection.  The heroine is Lynne Harmony, the former head of the CDC’s Infectious Disease Department.  Oh, and she has a blue heart now.



Rebecca-4New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, including the Dark Protectors, Realm Enforcers, Sin Brothers, and Scorpius Syndrome series.  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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Release date:  November 10, 2015

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Zanetti gives paranormal a sexy MC twist!”—New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde

“Zanetti delivers decadently delicious romance in the second Realm Enforcers paranormal motorcycle club romance  … The wild action rarely stops, sweeping readers along in the main plot while allowing a rich and satisfying romance to build between the leads.”- Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW

“Zanetti’s Realm Enforcers series is hot with a capital “H”! The characters are real and feel like people whom readers would run across – or hope to – in everyday life. This is a great read to add to your collection.”- RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars Top Pick
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If you love the Dark Protectors, these wicked hot Realm Enforcers are for you!

Daire Dunne is more than ready to take a quick break from his duties as a Coven Nine Enforcer. When he spots a sexy blonde across a Titan’s of Fire party, it’s not long before she’s on the back of his Harley on the fast track to his apartment. Unfortunately, one overheated kiss in, the woman drugs Daire and steals valuable files that can’t fall into enemy hands. The second he comes to, the hunt is on…

Now that Cee Cee has the information to take down an enemy that destroyed her family, she can implement her perfect plan for revenge. Nothing will stop her, not even a shockingly sexy enforcer barging into her life. Not even the spectacular, fire-branding sex engulfing them. But if Daire ever figures out who her family really is, all bets are off…



January 26, 2016 print and eBook release

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With nothing but rumors to lead her, Lynn Harmony has trekked across a nightmare landscape to find one man—a mysterious, damaged legend who protects the weak and leads the strong. He’s more than muscle and firepower—and in post-plague L.A., he’s her only hope. As the one woman who could cure the disease, Lynn is the single most volatile—and vulnerable—creature in this new and ruthless world. But face to face with Jax Mercury…

Danger has never looked quite so delicious…

“Thrilling post-apocalyptic romance at its dark, sizzling best!” —Lara Adrian

“Nothing is easy or black or white in Zanetti’s grim new reality, but hope is key, and I hope she writes faster!” —New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione

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