The Paranormal in the Pacific Northwest


With: Rebecca Zanetti

Thanks for having me over on Just Paranormal Romance to celebrate the release of Wicked Ride, the first book in the Realm Enforcer series! It’s about witches, shifters, demons…and a few vampires. So yep. Definitely paranormal.


I like writing paranormals, and perhaps it’s because I’m from the PAC NW. I mean, the paranormal is all around us here.



1. Sometimes we don’t see the sun…for a long time: Now, I have to admit that we’ve had some very mild winters lately, but I’m sure that has to end at some point. I first started writing in 2009 because we were snowed in, so I’m hoping next winter will be a doozy. There’s nothing like writing about hot, sexy, fire-throwing witches when it’s freezing outside and I’m all toasty warm inside.


2. We actually see wolves, bears, and other creatures. Sure, there are tons of wolf shifter books out there…but if you live in the Pacific NW, you probably know what a wolf actually looks, sounds, and even smells like. They’re in our backyard, right? As are bears, wild raccoons, and cougars. I mean, if shifters really exist…I bet there right here in the mountains with us.


3. We understand loyalty and helping a neighbor. In my neck of the woods, we help each other. There’s no turning away and thinking that somebody else will come along and help someone in need. We do it. Many paranormal creatures share this ability to help and make things better for others. (Of course, many creatures can be bad guys…or there wouldn’t be a story.) In Wicked Ride, the hero is looking to stop a dangerous drug from hurting his people, and the heroine is a cop trying to do the same thing. Of course, they don’t know they’re working toward the same goal!


4. We accept our odd relatives. Here in the mountains, we don’t ship crazy Aunt Edna off somewhere…we bring her out for fun on Thanksgiving. So we understand that crazy is part of life…same as vampires and their bloodlust. Or shifters and their odd changes. Or witches and their ability to use quantum physics to manipulate matter.


So, if the paranormal world really existed…it’d be right here. Probably. Or perhaps it would be where you live? What do you think?

If you love the Dark Protectors, these wicked hot Realm Enforcers are for you!


Wicked Ride-RAZ coverWICKED RIDE

Alexandra Monzelle is a hard-fighting, heat-packing Seattle vice cop, and she’s not much interested in being protected. Her short skirt and sex-kitten heels are tools to lure her suspects into talking about the deadly new drug hitting the streets. She can take care of herself and then some. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to get that through to Kellach Dunne.


Kellach is a fresh import from Dublin, and he’s landed at the heart of a vicious motorcycle club that deals in guns, narcotics, and mayhem. He’s all male, all rough power—and all interference in her damn investigation. Maybe he’s one of the good guys. Maybe not. Lex knows an affair with an immortal like him would risk everything. No matter how delicious he looks…


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Author bio:
Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Her current series are: The Dark Protectors, The Maverick Montana Cowboys, and the Sin Brothers series. Upcoming series are: The Realm Enforcers and The Scorpius Syndrome. Find Rebecca at:


  1. I loved the Sin Brothers series and am looking forward to this one. Thanks for a great interview.

  2. I can understand that…especially on the Olympic Peninsula where the fog winds itself through, around the greenery and is tangled in the tree moss. Those old placer mining sites lend themselves to mystery. Who knows what tales they hide?

  3. Rebecca Zanetti

    The mining sites would be perfect!!!

    Thanks for commenting, ladies!