Prince of Darkness (Dark Protectors #17) (Paperback)

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Unknown to humans, beyond daylight lies a world of intoxicating darkness where deadly creatures prowl with insatiable desires and unbelievable power: vampires, demons, witches, shifters. When vulnerable humans find themselves thrust into that realm, they’ll never be the same. . . The 17th installment in the long running fan-favorite Dark Protectors series from New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti

In the aftermath of war, a fragile peace hovers between the Kurjan nation and the Dark Protector coalition. Yet amid labyrinthine politics and intrigue, Vero Phoenix, a Kurjan, stands apart. He has lived devoid of legacy or lineage—until the day he backed his newfound brother as king, putting himself into the treacherous position of enforcer and shield. Yet there is another thorn in his side, no less vexing, undeniably captivating—and all-too-human . . .

Lyrica Graves was once ensnared by Kurjan captors and now embodies defiance and freedom as she guides other women to independence and modernity. She is particularly amused—and breathtakingly challenged—by her battles with Vero. But their clashing also belies a sizzling connection, a dark attraction between supernatural and fully human that threatens their chosen destinies and makes them a target for far too many bloodthirsty enemies . . .

About the Author

Rebecca Zanetti is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over sixty romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and contemporary romances, many of which have also appeared on the Publishers Weekly, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Apple bestseller lists and sold millions of copies worldwide. She is a Daphne du Maurier Award-winner, a five-time Daphne du Maurier Award-finalist, a PRISM Award-winner, and a two-time PRISM Award-finalist. Her books have been featured in The Washington Post and New York Times Book Review and received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, and Kirkus. Previously an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner, Rebecca has ridden in a locked Chevy trunk, asked the unfortunate delivery guy to release her from a set of handcuffs, and discovered the best silver mine shafts in which to bury a body – all in the name of research. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and can be found online at

Praise For…

Praise for Rebecca Zanetti:
“I devoured this unique take on Beauty and the Beast in one sitting. Sexy and utterly engrossing, One Cursed Rose is Zanetti at her best!” —J.T. Geissinger, bestselling author of The Queens and Monsters series on One Cursed Rose
“Zanetti is a master of romantic suspense, creating tightly plotted mysteries with delicious twists and turns…A strong start to a new series promises more mystery and romance for an up-and-coming FBI profiler.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW on You Can Run
“Zanetti launches a romantic suspense series with this pitch-perfect blend of slow-burn romance and adrenaline-fueled thrills…Both awkward Laurel and dogged Huck are refreshing departures from typical leads while still remaining fiercely independent and easy to root for. Their romance only bolsters the deliciously intricate mystery. Readers will delight in this smart take on classic trope.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW on You Can Run
“Plot twists and red herrings abound in this fast-paced novel that will keep readers turning the pages.”Library Journal on You Can Run
“Be prepared to stay up all night…Rebecca Zanetti takes you on a thrill-ride, pitting characters you love against impossible odds.” —Christine Feehan, New York Times bestselling author
Product Details
ISBN: 9781516111831
ISBN-10: 1516111834
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Dark Protectors