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Consumed by Rebecca Zanetti

Consumed by Rebecca Zanetti

This 4th book of the Dark Protectors Series
 is exciting and hot!

Women Wanting it All By Rebecca Zanetti
First, a quick thank you to Iris here at Paranormal Cravings for asking me to drop by. I love all things paranormal, so I’m quite comfortable here!

Consumed is the fourth novel in the Dark Protector series – a series about vampires, shifters, witches, and demons. They’re all just different species on earth…and apparently all the males seem to be Alphas. But don’t worry…the women have power, strength, and spirit. Not to mention the ability to see the humor in a dark paranormal world.

Katie and Jordan are both lion shifters who have been part of the story line since Fated, which is the first book in the series. Right off the bat I received fan-mail asking if they’d receive their own book. Boy, did they.

I think Consumed was such a fun book to write because of the long history between the hero and heroine. Katie had had a crush on Jordan almost her entire life, and as young girls do, she planned for the perfect life with him. In fact, she planned to lead by his side and be the ideal lion mate.
Of course, life changes as we grow. Katie found her own path (tough werewolf hunter) and faced that odd time when she realized that just being in the background and helping Jordan wasn’t enough. She built her own life, learned how to use her own skills, and she decided she wanted it all.

What’s wrong with wanting it all?
Jordan, of course, had to learn to see Katie as a strong adult and not as the kid he used to protect. But you take an Alpha male and try to alter his perception on life…and sparks fly. Boy, do sparks fly.

These two had more sparks than I’d anticipated. But, hey, the mating was between two powerful lion shifters…it’s not like they could bond for life in a luxurious hotel room with violins playing in the background. It was more like a hurricane, earthquake, and tornado combined.

And of course, whether they were successful or not became a true issue of life or death. 🙂
Consumed by Rebecca Zanetti

Katie Smith is the best of her class, part of an elite hunting force trained to eliminate werewolves from the hills of Western Virginia. She’s good at it because she has the kind of focus and drive that won’t back down no matter how steep the odds. Call it southern sass. Whatever it is, there’s no denying her willingness to risk everything for the only man she’s ever cared about-a man on the verge of losing his very humanity…

For the past ten years Jordan Pride has dedicated his life to protecting his people from a deadly shifter virus. But in a rare moment of distraction, Jordan’s guard drops just long enough for his fate to take an irreversible twist. Unless the woman he loves surrenders everything to him, again and again, under a full moon rising…
My Thoughts
This one is one of those books that keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning till end. Its really an addiction to read this series. You just keep craving for more! And that is exactly what Rebecca Zanitti gives you in her new book, her writing is in a style we know from Nalini Singh and Christine Feehan. Through the story about the main characters you also read about the secondary characters from previous books but you also get to meet new characters and their story’s that are the big teasers for the next book(s). But they are never just thrown in there to fill up space. It is al written very natural and rolls smoothly in to the main storyline without interrupting your reading. Consumed is fast-paced, explosive with full force action with hot love scenes! I will be looking forward to read book 5 of the Dark Protectors series, Provoked this one will be released November 1st 2012.

If your a shape shifter or werewolf fan or like the writing style of Nalini Singh and Christine Feehan you definitely going to like this one!
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He held her up against the wall.
Focus.  She needed to focus.  Was this really happening?  Her fantasies didn’t come close to this heat—to this need.  The breath caught in her throat and she held still.  So still maybe he wouldn’t stop.  Maybe he’d finally kiss her. 

He blinked.  Once.  Twice. 
 “I’m sorry, Kate.  I shouldn’t have grabbed you.” 
Even so, he settled deeper into the vee between her legs.

Nothing in the world would make her look away.  
She held his gaze, mesmerized by the multitude of colors combining into topaz.  “I’m a big girl.”  

They’d never be able to mate.  She knew that.  The man ruled the entire feline world—he couldn’t mate with an infected lioness unable to shift.  With someone who might pass on the genetic mutation.
Resulting freedom caught her unaware.  Pain, too.  But also…freedom with the clear knowledge they’d never go anywhere spread through her like a swarm of hungry bees.  Her chin lifted—along with her thighs.
He stilled.
Throwing challenge into her smile, she clasped her ankles at the small of his back, sliding along the prominent line of his erection. 

 Her hands clenched his shoulders.  “So.  I’ve been waiting a long time for this.”
Dreams died.  She knew that firsthand.  She’d also learned—the rough way—to take the good and ride it hard. 

“Kate.”  Her name came out more of a groan.  His tongue wet his lips.
Elation mingled with an odd despair inside her to result in determination.  What the hell.  

She had nothing to lose.  “You want me, Jordan.”  Proof of his desire pulsed against her, even through her jeans.  Every ounce of strength she had went into keeping the amazement off her face.  He actually wanted her.  “There’s no way we can go back to living near each other—not going to work.” 

His gaze dropped to her lips.  One broad hand threaded through her hair, tangling at the nape.  “I’m dropping you off—going to fight.”

The words were simple, the tone final.  A goodbye of sorts?  “You’ve fought before.”  Panic bit her words off.  It would be just like Jordan to squire her to safety if he were about to fight to the death.  To get his affairs in order.  What wasn’t he telling her?  She began to struggle.

He quickly, easily, immobilized her—pressing her body into the wall.  “Stop moving.  Please, God…stop moving.”

He tugged her head back.  Erotic tingles jerked along her scalp.  Her breasts pressed against his chest, forcing a groan from her.  So hard.  So male.  The need echoed her heartbeat between her ears.  “Please, Jordan.” 

“Ah, Kate.”  Sadness filtered through his amazing eyes.  His hold tightened.  Regret and inevitability exhaled on his sigh.  Better than any dream, his head lowered toward hers.
Then his lips found hers, and she forgot all about sadness and dreams.
Fire, promise, despair, all comingled in his kiss, his lips firm, his tongue gentle.  So much softness.  The shoulders under her hands went rigid with restraint, a vibration of control as he kep

t himself in check.

Slowly, too damn slowly, he halted the kiss, levering back.   Desire and apology cut hard lines into his face.
Oh, hell no.
Swift as the cat she’d once been, she clutched both hands in his thick hair, yanking his mouth back down.  Wild, nearly desperate, she slid her tongue inside, pressing her entire body along his length.  Demand had her rubbing against him, need had her taking what she wanted.  What she needed.
For almost two seconds, he held back.
Book 1-3 from the Dark Protectors Series

Rebecca Zanetti: Website to order Consumed (Dark Protectors) click here!
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