Authors: Lora Leigh
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“Lora Leigh delivers on all counts.”
Romance Reviews Today
Praise for Lora Leigh’s Novels of the Breeds
“Powerful and sensual with enough fast-paced action to make your head spin. A Lora Leigh novel is always a must read!”
“The incredible Lora Leigh continues to write about the Breeds while keeping the story fresh and new. Go, Lora Leigh, go!”
Night Owl Romance
“I couldn’t put it down and I have since read it two more times. It is phenomenal.”
“Wickedly seductive with sizzling sex scenes that will leave you begging for more. I’ve read every book of this series and always find myself eagerly anticipating the next.”
“A tantalizing read from start to finish . . . Lora Leigh will touch your heart with the kaleidoscope of emotions she weaves into this novel. Breathtaking . . . Ms. Leigh never fails to deliver the red-hot romances that I have been enjoying for many years, and this one will grace my keeper shelf right beside all of her other great novels. Grab your copy of
and get ready for a rousingly fantastic read. Enjoy!”
Night Owl Romance
“Erotic and suspenseful . . . Readers will laugh, readers will blush and readers will cry.”
“With two great twists, fans of the Breed saga will relish [
Midwest Book Review
“Intriguingly powerful with plenty of action to keep the pages turning. I am completely addicted! A great read!”
“Leigh consistently does an excellent job building characters and weaving intricate plot threads through her stories. Her latest offering in the Breeds series is no exception.”
(4½ stars; Top Pick)
“Held me captivated.”
Fallen Angel Reviews
“Erotic, fast paced, funny and hard-hitting, this series delivers maximum entertainment to the reader.”
“The incredible Leigh pushes the traditional envelope with her scorching sex scenes by including voyeurism. Intrigue and passion ignite! . . . Scorcher!”
“Sinfully sensual . . . [This series] is well worth checking out.”
“Leigh’s engrossing alternate reality combines spicy sensuality, romantic passion and deadly danger. Hot stuff indeed.”
“I stand in awe of Ms. Leigh’s ability to bring to life these wonderful characters as they slowly weave their way into my mind and heart. When it comes to this genre, Lora Leigh is the queen.”
“A riveting tale full of love, intrigue and every woman’s fantasy,
is a wonderful contribution to Lora Leigh’s Breeds series . . . As always, Lora Leigh delivers on all counts;
will certainly not disappoint her many fans!”
Romance Reviews Today
“Hot, hot, hot—the sex and the setting . . . You can practically see the steam rising off the pages.”
“This entertaining romantic science fiction suspense will remind the audience of
Kitty and the Midnight Hour
by Carrie Vaughn and MaryJanice Davidson’s
as this futuristic world filled with ‘Breeds’ seems ‘normal’ . . . [A] delightful thriller.”
The Best Reviews
“The dialogue is quick, the action is fast and the sex is oh so hot . . . Don’t miss out on this one.”
A Romance Review
“Leigh’s action-packed Breeds series makes a refreshing change . . . Rapid-fire plot development and sex steamy enough to peel wallpaper.”
Monsters and Critics
“An exceedingly sexy and sizzling new series to enjoy. Hot sex, snappy dialogue and kick-butt action add up to outstanding entertainment.”
Berkley titles by Lora Leigh
NAUTI AND WILD
(with Jaci Burton)
HOT FOR THE HOLIDAYS
(with Angela Knight, Anya Bast, and Allyson James)
THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS CAT
(with Erin McCarthy, Nalini Singh, and Linda Winstead Jones)
(with Angela Knight, Alyssa Day, and Virginia Kantra)
BEYOND THE DARK
(with Angela Knight, Emma Holly, and Diane Whiteside)
(with Emma Holly, Shiloh Walker, and Meljean Brook)
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To my son, Bret, who breaks my heart daily with the
sheer, unavoidable fact that he’s growing up, becoming
a man, and making me realize what an incredible job
he’s done in maturing. I can’t take the credit for the
wonderful young man he’s becoming; that success is his
alone to claim. And it’s one he’s improving upon daily.
And to Roo Roo. Yeah, you know who you are. I
couldn’t have been who I am, do what I do, or live as
I live without those first years that you befriended me.
There are no words to describe . . . There are no ways
to express . . . You saved me with the gift you gave me in
faith, in belief, and in love.
To both of you, you bless me daily.
Throughout the ages man has struck against man with merciless strength through prejudice, ignorance or fear.
Humanity, in all its often courageous, intuitive and compassionate acts, is still capable of great evil against one another.
Blood has been spilled.
Power has been sought, fought for, betrayed for, and souls destroyed in the quest for.
And those who spilled the blood; started the wars; betrayed their countries, their friends and their children for power; sold their souls for it, have still had their moments of kindness, their moments of compassion.
But have we really learned from the past?
Have we taken to heart the mistakes our forefathers made and begun the quest to ensure they’re never made again?
This is the “What If . . .” behind the Breeds.
Have we learned from our past?
Have we learned from the prejudices, the acts of mercilessness, and the unthinking search for power our forefathers sought?
Or is man, in all his, or her, humanity, only waiting for the chance . . .