She stole my wallet–and my heart.

Dragon-kind is all but extinct. My mission is simple—protect the survivors of the Therion Tribunal’s assault.

After centuries of searching, I’ve finally located the weapon that could shift the balance of power. This is the battle I’ve waited for my entire life. I’m ready to do what I must, whatever it takes.

But then she walks into my life. I know that Mia is my enemy. I know I shouldn’t let her in. Still, I find myself drawn to her. She is impossible to ignore, impossible to deny. She challenges me and stirs desires long suppressed. Being close to her allows me to hope, to feel. I can’t afford to give in.

And yet even if I wanted to, even when my mission depends on it—I can’t let her go.

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Titles in the The Protectors Unlimited series include:  Can’t Prove Shift – Suave as Shift – Deep in Shift

Title:  In Deep Shift
Series:  The Protectors Unlimited #3
Author:  Keira Blackwood
Published:  October 22, 2018
My Rating:  4.5 stars

I’ll freely admit, I’ve been waiting for Mia’s story… and it was well worth the wait.

Mia knows that dragons exist, she’s seen one with her own eyes.  Yet everyone from the Tribunal down to the shifter community claims that dragon shifters no longer exist.  She’s going out of her way to prove them wrong.  Mia is trouble with a capital “T” – she’s feisty, takes no crap from anyone, isn’t afraid to speak her mind and more often than not, finds herself in trouble in just about every mission she’s sent out on.  Enough so that this time she’s not going to get off the hook so easily — but she could have never expected what did happen.

Zane has been on a mission for hundreds of years, and he’s so close to finding the weapon that would put an end to not only dragon shifters, but all shifters.  He is one of the last of his kind that hasn’t been captured, locked deep in sleep or just eliminated by the Tribunal.  He sees his life as forfeit in order to find the weapon and destroy it before it can wreck the havoc it’s rumored to be able to do.  He’s on track but never expected the sassy, sexy fox shifter to interfere with his plans… or to discover that she’s his mate.  Now they’re both on the same track for a weapon that should never have existed — but, are they on the same side.

In Deep Shift is intense, definitely sexy and brings one of the most humorous characters I’ve yet to meet… Nona, the sprite.  Nona is adorable, smart, sassy and very, very important to Zane’s and Mia’s lives, more so than they could ever realize.  I’m not about to let spoilers slip — but I absolutely loved In Deep Shift.  It answers questions, but leaves a few left for the future.  We get glimpses of favorite characters, and see justice done.  Ms Blackwood’s talent and imagination always hits the right note for me.  I’m always fascinated by what she’ll offer up to us next.  If you haven’t gotten lost in The Protectors Unlimited series yet, then what are you waiting for?  Because the stories do flow together in some ways, I would suggest starting from the beginning – right now that’s three stories.  Not too much to go back for, and they’re amazing stories to enjoy.  You could read this one on its own, but it will be enhanced if you know the whole story… in my opinion.  In any event,  I loved Mia and Zane together and Nona was just the icing on this cake.  *grin*

I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Available for the Kindle