Q & A with Rebecca Zanetti
Thank you for stopping by to speak with us today. You were kind enough to come speak to us about two years ago. You have been a busy beaver since we last spoke. You have a new home. Please tell me those pictures of the pretty mountains you keep posting are just a postcard. I don’t think it’s fair that you’re a fabulous writer with an awe-inspiring view like that too.
Thanks so much for having me here today – I always love to visit! The view is real and inspires me, even when it’s gray and drizzly like today.
At the new house, have you been able to break your husband of the odd items he keeps coming home with or were they packed up and moved with you?
LOL! No, I have not. In fact, I’ve attached a picture of his newest addition, which is just crazy. In fact, I have to tell you, when I left him this morning to go to a writer’s meeting, he was trying to install a rusty, really old axe to a handle because his handle (after having been duct-taped several times), finally just broke off. He’d found the axe in the river years ago, so it was probably old by then. Instead of just buying a new axe ($19), he bought a new handle ($13) and was trying to attach the old axe head. He’s not cheap…he just loves things with history. But as he was chiseling out the broken wood from the really old axe head, I just had to shake my head.
You have two series which have concluded or are concluding shortly. Marked was the final book in the Dark Protectors Series which came out December 22nd and Total Surrender on March 31st should bring a HEA to all the Dean brothers in the Sin Brothers series. As a writer, is it hard to walk away from the worlds you create?
Great question, and yes, it’s definitely hard to walk away from the worlds. However, and this makes it a lot easier, spin-offs are always possible. We’re doing a spinoff on the Dark Protectors called the Realm Enforcers, and right now I’m also creating a proposal for a spinoff for the Sin Brothers. I think it’d be fascinating to have a brother out there who didn’t know (or even want) the Dean Boys existed. They don’t exactly give up on family, so it might make for some humorous moments.
Is there any type of story that you want to try your hand at or anything you definitely want to stay away from? Erotica? Urban Fantasy?
You know, my reading tastes are pretty eclectic, so I figure I might try a hand at a few genres. I’m not big into historicals, so I don’t see myself writing one, but I’d never say never. And I like really spicy romances, but I don’t see myself writing a BDSM with contracts, negotiations, and all of that. But again, you never know.
Now in your upcoming release, Total Surrender, Jory’s been trapped at the mercy of the Commander and the Dr. Madison for some time now. I’m sure they are not just having tea parties. My guess is that there’s been some torture and more experimentation going on. How is that going to affect him?
Jory is a sweetie but also a genius who learned early on to tamp down on emotion and deal with the moment, so he’s well prepared. And frankly, no matter what, he’s always the smartest guy in the room, so that has a lot of value. Plus, his motivation is saving his brothers, and that makes for great determination. I wouldn’t mess with the guy.
Thank you so much for stopping by once again to speak with us. I am so sorry to see the end of the Dark Protectors and now the Sin Brothers, but I am looking forward to seeing what new stories you will create for us.
Thank you so much for having me, and I truly hope you enjoy the spin-off series’ we’re working on right now!
BLIND FAITH by Rebecca Zanetti
(January 27, 2015; Forever Mass Market; $8.00)
A betrayal he couldn’t forget . . .
For Nate Dean, love is a four-letter word. As part of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be ruthless soldiers with an expiration date. They were loyal only to one another . . . until Nate laid eyes on the woman who stole his heart and blew his world apart. Now, years later, his family is still paying the price for his mistake. But as time runs out, there’s only one person who can save his family: the very woman Nate swore he’d never trust again.
A love she couldn’t deny . . .
The moment Audrey Madison spies Nate across a crowded ballroom, she can barely breathe. He’s just as undeniably sexy as she remembers, yet there’s an edge to him now that’s as irresistible as it is dangerous. When he asks for her help, Audrey can’t refuse. But she has secrets of her own–secrets that, if Nate ever discovers them, may cost them both their lives . . .
About the author:
New York Times 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 is a member of RWA, has won awards for her works throughout the industry, and has a journalism degree with a poly sci emphasis from Pepperdine University as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho.
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.