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M/G/W Presents A Week With Forever: Interview + Review Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti

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Today’s Featured Author is Rebecca Zanetti. Rebecca is the author of the Romantic Suspense Novel, Forgotten Sins; featuring a band of brothers who carry unnatural powers genetically engineered into them by a black ops military unit. Today it’s our pleasure to review this AMAZING novel and to sit down and chat with Rebecca! We hope you enjoy this look inside Forgotten Sins!









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M/G/W Presents A Week With Forever: Interview + Review Forgotten Sins by Rebecca ZanettiForgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Sins Brothers #1
Published by: Forever Yours, Grand Central Publishing on July 2, 2013
Genres: Military, PNR, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: ARC From Publisher

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His Secrets Can Destroy Her

From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true . . . until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked by the hospital calls: Shane has been found . . . at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

Her Love Can Save Him

Shane can't remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside—or who he even is—but he knows something isn't right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he's ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew—one who carries such a deadly secret?






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Forgotten Sins pulled me in from the first page.



I really liked the characters. The main character, Josie, is ballsy and fun.  She doesn’t back down, which I think makes her a great counterpoint to Shane.  Shane is sweet and sexy, even though he is a bit of a chauvinist; convinced that Josie is weak and fragile simply because she is female.  I liked the way they interacted and fought for each other.


I don’t usually go for army romances; I think I liked this one because it has the sci-fi element added to it. (Don’t want to reveal too many of Shane or his brothers secrets.) But I also think I liked it because of the writing.  The way Zanetti combined the action and romance together really kept the book moving. (Plus the sex scenes were yummy too!) I also liked the way she revealed Shane’s memories.  Yes, it was in bits and pieces, but it really flowed with the story and kept me interested in seeing what he would remember next.  There were also some interesting plot twists that I didn’t see coming either, but they really made the story even juicier!

The way Zanetti combined the action and romance together really kept the book moving…

The ending was well written.  Of course, there were things left unanswered and not all the problems were solved, but it isn’t a dramatic cliffie.  Altogether, the ending is a nice set up for the next book in the series. (I assume there’s going to be a book for each brother.) I gladly would read the next books in the series not only to find out the answers to some of the more interesting questions, but also to find out more about Shane’s brothers.  The author gives you a taste of them that definitely leaves you wanting more!


Overall, not only am I giving this one 5 out of 5 controllers, I’m also giving it a royalty award.  It was a great romance that kept me hooked from beginning to end and I think it’s a great start to what looks to be an awesome series.



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  1. Welcome Rebecca to Mother/Gamer/Writer. For those readers who are not familiar with you or your work can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

    Thank you so much for having me here today!  I’m a mom, gamer, and writer, so I feel right at home here.  I live in the Pacific Northwest with my 6 foot 5 Italian husband, football playing son, and softball playing daughter who give me tons of support and inspiration.  I’m a former lawyer and college professor, and I like to write about complex people finding happy endings together.  My heroes are usually Alphas, and my heroines highly intelligent, because I think these two personality types naturally have both chemistry and a sexy conflict.




  3. Do you have a particular writing style? Any odd writing habits?
    I’d like to think I had a style, but I’d be hard-pressed to define it.  To be honest, I love romance and wondering how people actually meet each other, so I usually write that scene first.  Then the entire book usually unfolds from there.  As for habits…I have a few.  I used to drink diet coke, but now I have green tea next to my keyboard instead.  Or water.  Or a glass of wine.  And I always have on comfy socks when I write, and I have a play list for every book that plays over and over and over…  My family is usually thrilled when I move on to a new book because they’re so tired of the same songs playing from my office at that point.




  5. Who would you consider your favorite authors, or where do you draw inspiration?
    I have so many favorite authors, it’s hard to pick just a few.  Definitely Jill Shalvis, J.D. Robb, Margaret Mallory, Vicky Dreiling, Sandra Brown, Cynthia Eden, and Jennifer Apodaca/Jennifer Lyon.  As for inspiration, I get it daily from my family.  I have a pretty hot husband, two adventurous kids, and a couple of wild sisters who also have families.  Traits of my sisters are often found in my heroines, to be honest.  And I live in the Pacific Northwest, so I often write at the lake or river or even up at the ski lodge with gorgeous scenery to ground me.





  7. What books are currently on your bookshelf?
    Let’s see… Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis, Angel in Chains by Cynthia Eden, and Power by Debra Webb are stacked on my bookshelf and waiting for me to read.  I’m also eagerly waiting for the final installment of Jennifer Apodaca’s Plus One Chronicles.




  9. Your latest novel is Forgotten Sins. What is the background behind the story and what can we expect to see from the series?
    Forgotten Sins is the first book in a series about a band of half-brothers genetically enhanced in test tubes and raised as soldiers.  They learned early on that family is all that matters, and they fought for each other until finally gaining freedom from their creators.  Now, all bets are off, they’re heading back to take out the people who created them…while finding love on the way.  Forgotten Sins begins with the heroine being called to the hospital to see her husband, who has amnesia.  Unfortunately, she hasn’t seen him in two years after a very quick marriage and has no clue where he’s been, or even who he really is.  They passionately find out together while skirting danger.




  11. Without giving too much away, can you tell us what were your favorite scenes, chapters, or characters to write?
    You know, I’m just big of first kisses.  I love the first kiss scene of any book.  Here is the beginning of the first kiss in Forgotten Sins:

    A spark flared in his eyes. His gaze swept her body top to bottom, pausing several times on the journey. The air in the room thickened.

    The moment slammed a hard awareness into her solar plexus. She’d imagined him in the comfortable home, looking at her like that.

    Like he had when they’d lived together.

    Her feet stuck to the floor. She couldn’t look away from his high cheekbones, straight nose, and the full lips she hadn’t touched in two years. His thick hair had grown to his shoulders. Her fingers itched to touch. But she frowned. The military had let him grow his hair that long?

    Holding her gaze, he stalked forward as graceful as any jungle cat. Slow and sure—closing the distance between them until she inhaled his scent of heated cedar. A hum began in her abdomen. Heat flushed along her skin.

    One of his thick knuckles lifted her chin. She should step back. Away from danger. But something…something kept her still. Maybe it was curiosity. Maybe it was hope that she could still feel on fire. Her limbs grew heavy. Too heavy to move. Her heart rate picked up.

    Slowly, so slowly they both knew she had eons to move away, he lowered his head. His lips brushed hers. Firm, knowing, so hot. Once, twice, and then a third time.

    A moan fluttered in her throat.

    He stepped into her, one hand clenching her hip and the other angling her chin. Fire. His tongue shot past her lips, taking.



  13.  Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

    Well, I’d say to never give up and always ignore the naysayers.  If you want to write a romantic suspense book about a hero with amnesia, or a vampire book, or a new chick lit book, do it.  Write what you want to read.  Don’t listen to anybody telling you that something isn’t selling.  If your book is good, if it’s fresh, it’ll sell.  Be true to your own voice and your own style.





  15.  Lastly, is there anything you would like to say to your fans, or to people who are considering reading your novel?
    Sure!  Thanks to all of my fans.  I love the fan mail, the Facebook comments, and meeting up at the book signings and at conferences.  I really appreciate the support, and I love to engage in philosophical discussions about my characters and their worlds.  That’s the fun stuff in this business!




    This or That:

  17. Tea or Coffee?  Warm=coffee, and cold=green tea
  18. Reading or Writing?  Ah man, that’s a tough one.  I’d have to go with both.  I love to read, and I need to write.
  19. True Blood or Game of Thrones?  Okay, I haven’t seen Game of Thrones yet.  I did buy the first season on DVD and plan to watch it soon, so I can’t really make a comparison here.  But I do enjoy True Blood.  And I LOVE Supernatural.  Supernatural wins over every other show out there in my opinion.
  20. Vampires or Werewolves?  Well, I write about both…but if I had to choose, I’d go with vampires.
  21. Books or Movies?  These are really tough questions!  I do love a good movie, but if I’m choosing, I’ll go with books. 




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Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions; it has been my pleasure having you on Mother/Gamer/Writer!


Thank you for having me!  I really appreciate it.  🙂








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Rebecca Zanetti
SA 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 is a member of RWA, has won awards for her works throughout the industry, and has a journalism degree with a poly sci emphasis from Pepperdine University as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho.

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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