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(Dark Protectors #11.5)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  596 ratings  ·  93 reviews
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti comes a new story in her Dark Protectors/Rebels series…

Tabi Rusko has a simple to-do list: Rob a bank, steal a recording, set up a lucrative factory, and survive the assassins on her tail. Sure, she’s a demoness with the cunning and instincts that come with her species, but she’s always spent more time
Kindle Edition, 1001 Dark Nights #129, 114 pages
Published August 11th 2020 by 1001 Dark Nights Press
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Vixen by Rebecca Zanetti

Dark Protectors #11.5. Rebels #2. Can be read as a stand-alone but strongly suggest reading Vengeance first. It’s helpful to be familiar with the Dark Protectors but not necessary to have read them all. Characters from the connected series make appearances (King and Queen). Paranormal romance novella.

More harassment by the corrupt sheriff with small town politics. A well intentioned deputy that is running out of time to clean up the town because of a terminal illness. Ne
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
When it comes to paranormal love, intriguing plots, and page-turning suspense, it doesn't really get any better than the Dark Protectors series! I loved getting the chance to dip into this world again while I wait for Guardian's Grace.

All Tabi was doing was protecting herself against some jerks. What did that get her?
✔️ arrested
✔️ a video with her image on it
✔️ sessions in court-ordered anger management
✔️ more interaction with the hot detective that won't stay off her case

Now if only she could g
Precious ✨
Classic Zanetti paranormal romance.

This novella is very much like the rest of the Dark Protectors series. Fast love, bad guys on their tail, bossy male, sassy female. This one however was the first human man paired up with a demoness and I enjoyed the twist.
Nadine Bookaholic
This was my first dip into Rebecca Zanetti's Dark Protectors World and now I know why she has sooooo many fans.

The chemistry was great, the story was fast paced and interesting, and all of the secondary characters in Anger Management have me wanting more of each of them. You can say that Rebecca Zanetti has found another fan!

You can read my full review here:

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Nadine's Obsessed with Books **I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books*
Aug 12, 2020 rated it liked it
3 1/2 "New Twist" Stars!

This was good. Possibly a very interesting new twist to the Dark Protectors world. I hope so! Love seeing Dage and Emma. Tabitha and Evan have an interesting dynamic. Evan had/has my attention for sure. I really hope to see more of them both. Looking forward to what comes next in this world. Happy reading!
Sofia Lazaridou
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Vixen is a novella written by Rebecca Zanetti and it belongs in the Dark Protectors series, but it can be read as stand-alone story. I am not particularly informed about the universe, but I had no problem understanding what was going on and diving into this supernatural world. I want to read more since I enjoyed this novella a lot.

I was captured by the story from the very first page and I wished we had gotten more when I turned the last one. It was an exciting ride and the secondary characters w
A demoness set on bank robbery and a cop with her best interests at heart clash in a smalltown paranormal romance set in the Dark Protectors world. I’ve gotten behind in the series, but leaped at the chance to pick up this novella-length standalone that would take me back to a favorite paranormal world.

Vixen is #11.5 in the Dark Protectors series and is connected to the previous 1001 Nights novella that tells a side adventure in the series, but it is a standalone story as far as plot.

Tabi is set
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
I love this whole little side story going on in the Realm. I forgot for a minute about all our anger management friends but 2 seconds into the book and I was sucked back in! You can read this as a stand alone, and I hope you get excited about the world building and want to read more. Fans of the series will love this even more than the cold reader.

Tabi is a Demoness--rare, feisty and determined to get the job done. She doesn't count on getting arrested and thrown into the anger management class
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

Fun and romantic with fantastic characters and great action, Rebecca Zanetti continues to expand and enhance her paranormal world, and I cannot get enough!

This is the second book in the Dark Protectors/Rebels spin-off, which can be read independently of the original series, but will be infinitely more enjoyable to fans. The characters in this book were introduced in the first of the spin-offs, Vengeance, where we met a unique bunch of immortals attending (of all things) anger management
Sandy S
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
VIXEN by Rebecca Zanetti is instalment 11.5 in the author’s contemporary, adult DARK PROTECTORS paranormal romance series and the latest addition to the multi-authored 1001 Dark Nights series. This is twenty-five year old, demoness Tabitha ‘Tabi’ Rusko, and thirty-five year old, enhanced human male and former SEAL/detective Evan O’Connell’s story line. VIXEN can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Several characters from the author’s Dark Protectors series cross-over for cohesion an ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is such a fun read - I don't often read paranormal, and haven't read this series, but Zanetti is such a favourite of mine that I could not pass up the opportunity. I was thrilled when I got a hot, sexy, and exciting novella, and even happier once I had read it.

I have no doubt at all that if I were up with the series, there would have been a lot of old friends here, but for me the whole cast was new, but I never fel
Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)
Vixen is a fast-paced paranormal romance that is full of steam, adventure, action, and a smattering of humor. For a novella, the author does a spectacular job with world building and the story is comprehensive with a lot going on between the pages. The plot was interesting and I found both Tabi and Evan to be likable characters.

Tabi was quite entertaining with her saucy personality all while being a strong, independent demoness - my favorite type of heroine. Evan is a human cop with no knowledg
Sydney M Neblett
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Winning the game

This sassy demoness keeps her over protective alpha police detective on his feet and the story moving throughout. I love the way the author brings out the fun in even the most dangerous situations and the way she added something new to this series that I already love so much. I can’t wait to read all about the doctor and the vampire in the next book. I’m sure it will not be an easy path for them, but it will be oh so enjoyable for me.
This short continues with characters previously introduced in the anger management class in VENGEANCE.

I’d be happy if this series never ended; it’s always such a fun read.
Tracie R
Jan 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Great story. I loved the strength and diversity of the characters and the well developed storyline. I love this series and look forward to more.
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m really loving the group in anger-management. I loved that instead of an enhanced female it’s an enhanced male. Hot sexy funny all rolled into me fantastic book.
Another jaw-dropping book by Ms. Zanetti. She has a fan for life! I love the Dark Protectors series with all my heart and once again she does not disappoint. We have met Tabi before in Vengeance, Noah and Abby's story, in an anger management meeting. We also meet Evan O'Connell a sexy cop who is trying his best to protect Tabi. Pfft, as if she needs protecting, Lol. Evan has no idea of the paranormal world, yet, and as you read along, Evan is in for a world, the paranormal world of a surprise wh ...more
The Romantic Rush Blog
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
The 1001 Dark Nights series, a multi-authored novella series featuring standalone stories that take place in worlds already created by the writer, is really such delightful way to find new and exciting series that you want to explore further and a fabulously low-stakes way to discover a new author to cherish- cause we all have time for a novella, right? Vixen comes from Zanetti’s Dark Protectors paranormal romance series- a series that I am not super familiar with myself. Fortunately, the story ...more
WycEd Reader
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆
This is such a fun read – I don't often read paranormal, and haven't read this series, but Zanetti is such a favourite of mine that I could not pass up the opportunity. I was thrilled when I got a hot, sexy, and exciting novella, and even happier once I had read it.

I have no doubt at all that if I were up with the series, there would have been a lot of old friends here, but for me the whole ca
Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this novella! It seems like I have been on Rebecca Zanetti reading spree but after reading her latest book in the Dark Protectors series (Guardian's Grace) I realized that I had missed one of the previous short stories and found this one. I think this story takes place right before Guardians Grace in terms of the timeline as there is a brief mention of Adare, but this story features several never before mentioned characters - yet it still incorporates those that long ti
Serena Kenton
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tabitha and Evan

Tabitha is a demoness living in this small town trying to make tons of money. She’s creating a product for immortals, a product that can blur faces so the immortal is not on camera.
She runs into trouble with some of the locals, the sheriff’s son to be one of them. They try to accost her, she hands them their asses and puts them into the hospital. For this she is sent to attend an anger management group.

Detective Evan O’Connell is an ex navy seal who now has settled into his rol
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I hate to admit I haven't read any of this series but I am shamefully addicted to the 1001 Dark Nights books. The 1001 Dark Nights series is a wonderful way to discover a author new to you and see if you might enjoy their series and their writing styles.

YES! Rebecca Zanetti has it! I absolutely loved Vixen. Tabi was a very interesting, sassy character.
Not quite what I pictured for a demoness but much better than my imagination.
I feel so quickly for Evan and my heart was bursting with
Amanda Bhear
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Tabitha kind of makes you laugh! You gotta love 'er! She's a full demoness who is just having a little bit of trouble. She's a tough girl with a good heart. But thanks to the sexy cop, Evan O'Connell who keeps turning up at the wrong time (for her) she can't just leave town. She finally decides she's going to rob the bank that he has the video of her in. She needs to get that video. At the time she is about to go across the street with her tools, he steps out of the shadows & wants to know what ...more
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
I adore that the 1001 Dark Nights series gives readers a glimpse into an author’s world allowing them to see if they want more . . .and I have to say I fell in love with Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors/Rebels series!

Vixen is the story of a demoness and a dying human. All Tabi wants to do is break into a bank to steal a video recording of herself and they get out of town to escape the assassins on her tail. All Evan wants to do is protect Tabi and see her clear from whatever danger she is in be
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

Rebecca Zanetti once again, brought me to my KNEES with her sizzling novella in the 1001 Dark Nights series, Vixen!

Literally I could not put this book down and I read this wickedly delightful novella WAAAAAAAAAY to fast. This novella is definitely different with an enhanced human male and an immortal demoness. And the incredible powerhouse Evan O' Connell turned out to be has STILL left me reeling! I am still squealing with absolute joy over this novella. It wa
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.4 stars
The latest release in the 1001 Dark Nights series brings a spicy demoness, Tabi, and her police detective, Evan, together for some fun and danger intertwined. This is one fast paced storyline as Ms. Zanetti has penned a witty and entertaining read. From the beginning you cannot help but fall for how protective Tabi is over her police detective but it seems as if there is more to him than meets the eye. Add in the supposed fiancé that is after Tabi and the world as is known radically cha
Jun 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Vixen is a novella and book #11.5 in the romantic paranormal Dark Protectors series. This is Tabi’s and Evan’s story.

Evan is a former Navy Seal who is now an officer for the local police department. He’s a good man who is all kinds of sexy and serious. When he gets all protective, I was swooning right alongside Tabi.

Tabi is a beautiful demoness who is mischievous and conniving. She seems to always find trouble and doesn’t really care. Once she starts trusting Evan, we see a sweeter and softer s
Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wish it was longer

This was a really good story that just needed a little more it left so many unanswered questions it felt like a soap opera episode not in content but length. It just needed more length. 25% of the book was intro to other books or content. I scrolled past the first 12% to get to the start of the story and at the end scrolled another 13% to get to the last page. I feel cheated and while interested in the next book won't get it since this story felt so incomplete. What were his po
Feb 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
This novella was fun and unique, as we learn Zanetti’s Immortal World has a new category of being that few know about. We learn that as confident and powerful as she is Tabi Rusko is young not only in years but in understanding of many things in the immortal world having been raised by a human. One of them is mating. She is also a ruthless business woman who has a couple dangerous enemies. Human Detective Evan O’Connell has a savior complex and secret skills as former Navy Seal. Tabi is his late ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Vixen was a delightful introduction to Rebecca Zanetti who is a new to me author.  This is the story of demoness, Gabi, who is breaking the law to build her fortune which lands her into an anger management group that seriously made me laugh hard.  She's put there by local detective, Evan, who was a former SEAL until he caught a fatal disease so he's just trying to do good in his time left.  Now, she thinks maybe she could mate with Evan to save his life, and that causes all kinds of chaos which ...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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