PROVOKED by Rebecca Zanetti
“A Time for War….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….
A Time for Love….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….”
From the review at I Am, Indeed:
“Narration in the entire series is provided by Karen White, and I don’t think I have anything new to say…her work is terrific. Characters from earlier books that pop in here are instantly recognizable with distinct voices, delivery patterns and tiny quirks. Amber and Kane have clearly been imbued with overriding personality traits (Kane’s struggle for a logical explanation with a touch of puzzlement is wonderfully done) and emotional moments made clearer and more impactful with pauses, hesitations and tone variations. The moments that build tension are vocally presented with rushed or hushed moments, forcing the listener to sit up and pay attention – something big is happening. The dictionary would take on new meaning if White were to narrate it – she adds greatly to the don’t miss this series statement.”
My recording experience:
In some of these middle books, I feel like Zanetti started to feel more comfortable bringing humor to the genre. There’s a lot of fun here with Amber (and the other humans she lives with) resisting the reality of vampires. Zanetti’s also skillful with her female characters’ inner monologues, and I had a great time finding the humor in those, including the sex scenes!
Listen to a sample here: