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(Dark Protectors #5.5)

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Librarian Note: This is the original cover edition for ASIN: B00B9I1M5O. The alternate cover edition is here.

Maggie is a wolf shifter who was captured and experimented on by the Kurjans. Now that a cure has finally been found for shifters (although not for vampire mates or witches), she can concentrate on creating a new life for herself and finally accepting that her memor
Kindle Edition, 103 pages
Published June 20th 2013 by eKensington (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
First read Dec 2014
Reread Nov 2016
Rereread 2/16/2018


Yay Maggie and Terrent..... I have been waiting for Maggie and Terrent's story since she nailed him in the balls! This novella was freaking great, but should have totally been a full novel! So someone is messing with the Virus-27 vaccinations. The King sends in Maggie to investigate who is sabotaging the inoculations. Maggie is a wolf shifter who was kidnapped by the Kurjans and experimented and injected with virus 27 and experi
Sophia Triad
“I think I remember loving you, Terrent Vilks.”

Wolf shifters’ nation is this time in the spot light.

Maggie was a guinea pig for the Kurjan scientists and for virus 27, which was turning shifters into werewolves and vampire mates into humans again.
Nowadays a vaccine has been found for virus 27 by the vampire scientists and for the time being at least shifters are safe. Until a few years ago, Maggie could shift in her wolf form only during full moon. Now she can shift any time, but she has di
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Twisted by Rebecca Zanetti

Book 5.5 of the Dark Protectors series. Paranormal wolf shifter and vampire romance novella. Best read as part of the series.
Maggie was kidnapped by the Kurjans and has lost a lot of her memories. Terrent can fill in the blanks for Maggie if he can hold her attention long enough to let their sexual sparks speak for themselves.
Maggie’s not sure she likes that Terrent hasn’t been open with her. Terrent knows what Maggie needs: His protector instincts and his love.
Hot a
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Terrent & Maggie's story:

Best. One. Yet. I fluffin loved it! This is not a standalone and won't make sense unless you start with book 1. We've gotten glimpses of Maggie and Terrent in previous books and I was pleasantly surprised to see that Terrent is a big ole softy! He came off so cold in previous books. He's still very much a dominant male and quite deadly but he is also super protective of the people he cares about. It makes for a very pleasing combination as the Hero of this book. Maggie w
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 sexy badass stars

This novella in the Dark Protectors series brings us the long awaited story of Maggie and Terrent, and OMG, it was unexpected!

Bombshell alert!!!!

Ten years ago shifter, Maggie was taken by Kurgens. She was experimented on and whatever they injected her with caused her to lose her memory. Since being rescued, she has been looked after and protected by the Kayrs family at Realm headquarters who have looked after her and tried to help her remember who she is but to no avail.

May 31, 2017 rated it liked it
3 1/2 "Sweet, funny, and sexy" Stars!

I enjoyed this story. I have always wanted to see Maggie and Terrent together. However, it could have been better with a few more details and explanation about why Terrent left Maggie with the vampires for so long and more about their history together. Seems very out of character for theses alpha guys to be away from their lady, at all. Especially not for this long. I suppose that happens in novellas sometimes; lack of the good details. It was still entertain
ツ Renée
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It was sooo good to be back in this world – with these characters! The action, the suspense, the humor, the emotion … and the hot-monkey sex!!!

I have loved the powerful, dominant Terrent and the feisty, adorable Maggie since they were first introduced in the series. These two were intense, and by the time I was finished with this one I was in doggy heaven!

I’m squirming in anticipation for Jase and Brenna’s story.
bella farren
2.75/ 5 stars

The second I met the characters, Maggie and Terrent, I was desperate for their book. Unfortunately, this wasn't a full novel but it was still completely adorable (more adorable than I thought possible for Terrence).

It was slightly more ridiculous than the others, with some of the side characters bleeding into cringe-worthy stereotypes and cliches, but all round it was worth the read. This series is short, sharp and shiny—I can manage to get through quite a few in one day and they'r
Diane ~Firefly~
A short story for Maggie and Terrent. There were some interesting surprises here as we learned more about both Maggie's and Terrent's backgrounds as they are investigating who is sabotaging the inoculations. The ending wasn't really a surprise but it was interesting to see how it got there. ...more
For the last 10 years, Maggie has been living in the dark about her past. She is a wolf shifter that was kidnapped and injected with an experimental drug by the Kurjans, she remembers bits and pieces of her past but for the most part her memory is gone.

Living among the vampires, Maggie has found safety and made a home. When the vampire king asks her to investigate drug tampering in the wolf packs, Maggie must rejoin her own kind...and Terrent Vilks.

Terrent Vilks knows Maggie and just happens t
This really didn't seem like a novella it was more like a full length story. I think that could be because we already know Maggie and her story as she had featured quite a bit in other stories across the series. Would still have liked to have had more of a story between Terrent and Maggie. ...more
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a cute novella. I would have really loved it if not for Terrance letting her live for 10 FRIGGIN YEARS not knowing who she is and she forgives him instantly. Again, a heroine's vagina gets in the way of her brain.

Other than that bullshit premise, I really enjoyed the story!

4 - "I'm a big ole slut who f**ked wolf-boy senseless ten years ago." Stars!

The one issue I have with the novellas that are part of the Dark Protectors series is that I think the characters (although secondary to the Kayrs family in the books) have enough going for them that they could be afforded a full length book. Maggie and Terrent are no exception, especially as the novella develops and you realise that things between them aren’t as cut and dried as you thought.

”I think I remember loving yo
Can these books get any better? I’m not sure my heart can take it if they do. I’ve enjoyed every single one of them but this one definitely takes high honor…at least until I read the next one.Filled with so much humor and warmth it wasn’t at all what I was expecting.

Terrent kind of scared me in the previous books. He’s a huge wolf shifter and he hunts werewolves for the council. Believe me, it’s a big deal not only in the shifter world but to the Realm. Maggie lost her memory ten years ago and
Too short to develop a real plot outside the romance ... and actually even too short for the romance to be fully credible.
May 10, 2013 rated it liked it
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Maggie was captured by the Kurjans and experimented on. This caused her to have no memory from beyond the past 10 years, when she was rescued. In the meantime, she’s been training with the vampires, and has been, well if not happy, content.

But 5 years ago, she met Terrent Vilks (for those following the series, they faced off in Consumed), and this novella is their story.

What I liked about this story was that we got to see both of their backstories, or at
May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Are you as hooked on Rebecca Zanetti's Dark Protectors Series as we are? If so you are going to absolutely love Twisted. A Novella telling us Maggie's Story. You know Maggie, the shifter that was captured by the Kurjans and then saved by Kyrs family? Well she has spent 10 years living with the vamps but now it's time for her to return home...

Maggie Malone (seriously? How cute is that) has spent 10 years not knowing who she is.. but finally she feels strong enough to go out into the shifter world
Debra Johnson
Twisted (Dark Protectors, #5.5) Rebecca Zanetti
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense
3.75 Stars

The world build, the characters, everything about this series is fantastic.
While I can say this is my favorite (it isn't), it is still very good.
There was room for improvement.
I think it would have been better if it was a bit longer.

I have been curious about Terrent & Maggie and wanted to learn more about them.
So part of my problem is it felt a bit rushed. It felt like some of their story was
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4 out of 5.

A lovely and sweet novella about a pair of wolf shifters, Maggie, the heroine who has lost her memory and Terrent the Alpha hero, who is determined to be a part of her life again.

This novella has intrigued me enough to want to read the other books in this series.

ARC Courtesy of NetGalley and Kensington Books.
Kathie (katmom)
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
This one is available today! Hot SHIFTERS for the win!

ANOTHER short story. Apparently I'm on a roll with them.

I stayed up until midnight reading this one.

This is number 5.5 in the Dark Protectors Series. I haven't read the first five, but I will certainly be searching them out, and will be anxiously awaiting book 6, Shadowed. I stayed up until after midnight reading Twisted.

Even though I haven't read the others, I was quickly drawn into Ms. Zanetti's world of shifters. I like when an author ca
Feb 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Twisted is an excellent novella, I found it to be an exciting read and a well-written plot. Zanetti does a good job of novellas, probably because the compressed time frame keeps the story tight and on point, no time for fillers or going off on tangents. Twisted was so refreshing. It was fantastic to learn more about the Bane Council and especially their leader, wolf shifter, Terrent Vilks. Maggie Malone, a female wolf shifter, started to blossom once she was out from under the protective bubble ...more
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Maggie is a wolf shifter who was experimented on and as a result she is missing a huge chunk of memory, her past is a mystery to everyone except maybe Terrent Vilks. Terrent & Maggie have a strained relationship, she kidnapped him once and he has never forgive her for it - for some reason Maggie hears his voice in her dreams, or at least she thinks it's his voice, can he know more about her past than he is letting on? Now that all factions have manipulated Maggie into agreeing to spend time with ...more
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fave-as-fuck
Been waiting for Terrent's story for eons (kidding). Being introduced from the previous books as one of the 3 members of the BANE COUNCIL, I've been wondering and slightly hoping he will have his own story and voila! Here he comes! An over 100% wolf alpha!

I just love him and his over alpha-mones. I just wish this was a full book and not just a novella for DP, nonetheless this was an awesome read just like the previous books in the series. Yay. XDD
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you haven't read the previous books in this series you would be a bit lost with this cute novella as Maggie and Terent's story picks up right in the middle of all the ongoing action.

I'm so glad they both got their long overdue and hard fought for HEA. I wasn't too sure about Terent in earlier books, but getting their history and how he gave her the space she needed changed my mind for the better. He's a bossy, hot, uber protective alpha male and was perfect for Maggie
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
I enjoyed Maggie & Trent's story but something was missing for me. I don't know what. Maybe I was expecting her memory to return or to find out more about her mutation. But its a novella, and so they give you the short version of the call to love.

It was nice seeing Jase after his imprisonment. I look forward to his book this fall or winter.
The only reason I can't give five stars is because this story was too short! There were some amazing twists and turns in this story, and I loved seeing Maggie flourish. I'm looking forward to seeing how Maggie and Terrant are doing in the next few books. ...more
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
Although i liked this book, we have seen so much of Maggie in previous books that i feel that she really deserved her own full length book and that a novella just gives us a glimpse of her past and the woman.

Terrent was just the wolf for Maggie and he was brilliant for her, and i am glad that the pack that he lived with, although not actually part of, trusted and respected him like they did.

Lots of action is packed into this book and although Maggie does not get her memories back, she learns mor
Ivana Azap Feješ
A lovely and sweet novella about a pair of wolf shifters, Maggie, the heroine who has lost her memory and Terrent the Alpha hero, who is determined to be a part of her life again. This easy to read short gives Terrent Vilks a chance to flex his alpha muscles as Maggie gains some respect. This entry was just as layered and involved as its big brothers and gave us a glimpse of the Kayrs staunchest allies and parts of Maggie's past came to light. Deceptively it seem that all this entry cover is Mag ...more
For 10 years Maggie has not been able to remember who she is, she was captured by the Kurjan and experimented on. For the past 10 years she has been basically on her own. For the past 5 she has been living and training with the vampires. Her path has crossed with Terrent a couple of times since moving to the vampire’s compound and each time they have met sparks have flown and not always the good kind. Terrent has wanted Maggie returned to the wolves, saying that she should be among her own kind. ...more
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I knew there was something fishy with Terrent Vilks. He's part of the Bane council and he wants Maggie. Maggie has no memories of what happened to her before her capture and torture. Luckily for her, after ten years and no memory returning, Terrent finally gives her a few clues. This story was unexpected for me. I didn't know exactly how the back story would be filled in and truth be told, it wasn't filled in much. The present time conflicts were pretty easy to predict. Trying to figure out Magg ...more
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New York Times and 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.

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