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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Character Confessions:Zane Kyllwood (Marked by Rebecca Zanetti)

REBECCA: Hi Sharon! Thanks so much for having me over to play and celebrate the release of Marked. I hope it’s okay, but Zane Kyllwood, the hero, pretty much insisted about showing up. He’s part vampire, and if you know vampires, they don’t exactly take no for an answer when it comes to being somewhere they really want to be.

ZANE: I believe I asked nicely.

REBECCA: You most certainly did not. Okay, well you did, but when I said no, then you weren’t nice.

ZANE: I was still nice, just insistent. And it all worked out just fine, didn’t it?

REBECCA: Whatever.

ZANE: Anyway, I figured this would be a nice place to chat and get some things straight.

REBECCA: I’m not saying a thing. And for those of you who haven’t met Zane, he’s a six and a half foot tall soldier, black hair, green eyes, with a pretty great nickname I’m not sharing. He’s rugged and sexy…and has a very intriguing scar along his jawline.

ZANE: You make me sound like a beefcake on a calendar.

REBECCA: Works for me.

ZANE: Knock it off. We had a brief disagreement, I won, and now I’m here. So let’s talk. Why the hell haven’t you had a scene from my point of view since the very early books of the Dark Protectors? I’d really like to get my viewpoint out there, and waiting until MARKED, the 10th story, seems very late.

REBECCA: Well, hmm. Okay. Here’s the deal, Zane. I know you’re all Alpha and have quite the burden of responsibility, but the series, I mean the entire series, is really Janie’s story. She’s the heroine in Marked. And Janie didn’t know who you were, or rather what you were other than a vampire, because you wouldn’t tell her…so we couldn’t be in your head, or the reader would know before Janie, and that’s just not cool.

ZANE: You are using way too many words.

REBECCA: I’m a writer. And for the record, bite me.

ZANE: You should be careful saying that to a vampire.

REBECCA: Half vampire.

ZANE: I already told you to knock it off. Back to secrets – you know I couldn’t tell Janie what I am besides a vampire.

REBECCA: I know. So you just answered your own question.

ZANE: Would you like to see my fangs?

REBECCA: You don’t scare me.

ZANE: Then why are your lips trembling?

REBECCA: I’m rewriting your dialogue in my head when you talk. You should try to be more interesting.

ZANE: I’m rapidly losing my patience here, but I am seeing why Janie Belle is such a complete smart-ass. She gets it from you. What I very much would like to know is who survives Marked. More importantly, I must know, does Janie survive? That’s the most important issue, you know.

REBECCA: You’re gonna have to read Marked to find out.

ZANE: I can’t. I have to live it first.

REBECCA: Then you really should get going, because once you start, you don’t get to take a breath until you finish whatever fate holds for you.

ZANE: Ah, that’s the rub, isn’t it? Fate doesn’t scare me, and I’ll forge my own path. As will Janie Belle.

REBECCA: I wish you all the luck with that. You’re gonna need it. :)

Marked (Dark Protectors #7)
by Rebecca Zanetti

December 22nd 2014
by Lyrical Press

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.

About the Author:
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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  1. Oh, this interview with Zane was wonderful! I love that as much as an excerpt...more, really. I've gotta read Marked pretty soon or I'm gonna go crazy wondering about him and Janie... Thanks so much for the interesting post.

    1. I agree :) it is so much fun when characters fuss at their writers. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. loved it ;) looking forward to finding out how it works out :)

  3. That was great Rebecca!! I love all your books.

  4. This is one of the most enthralling series I have ever read! Rebecca Zanetti is a master at what she does and MARKED (while sad that it's over) has succeeded in closing the series and the ongoing mysteries PERFECTLY!!! This is definitely a series that will remain on my shelf for re-reading in the future. CONGRATULATIONS Rebecca on what is bound to be a BEST SELLER!!

    1. now there is some enthusiasm! Thanks for stopping by

  5. Fantastic! I loved the chit chat! Marked is EPIC!!!

  6. Thanks everybody for popping by! I'm sorry Zane was such a smart-aleck, but that was actually him in a good mood! :)

  7. Interesting character

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  8. I love Zane, even in a bad mood!

  9. I love it when a writer and their muse comes together for interviews! LOL It's a fun look into a meeting of the mind. Thanks for a great interview!