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This review is only for A Jaguar s Kiss by Lora LeighIn my quest to read the latest Breeds book by Lora Leigh, Lion s Heat which I hear is not to be missed , I have to slog through all the Breeds books that have somehow accumulated on the TBR pile I can t keep up with LL and all her series This includes A Christmas Kiss from Hot for the Holidays, Bengal s Heart, Coyote s Mate, Christmas Heat from The Magical Christmas Cat, and Mercury s War Jeez, that s a lot of books it s going to take me weeks to get to Lion s Heat Hopefully they ll all be as easy to read as A Jaguar s Kiss was.There was nothing really new or unusual about this one LL sticks to the same pattern Breed the sexy, dark haired, green eyed, 6 4 , baseball loving, cartoon watchin , Cajun Saban Broussard finds his mate non Breed, newly divorced, striving to be independent, first non Breed schoolteacher to teach the Breed children, Natalie Ricci , she s reluctant to be controlled by him, he sticks to her like superglue, they argue, they snipe, they have wild sexit all was sounding very familiar to me The little twist in this book was that Natalie had a super controlling, philandering ex husband that just would not go away, and Breed enforcer Saban wanted to see him go away permanantly Natalie and Saban fought over the physical violence Saban displayed towards Mike the ex Natalie thought it was unnecessary, Saban knew of no other way to protect his mate Natalie was scared of her growing feelings for Saban she d just gotten rid of one controlling man in her life, why would she want another one There s a big confrontation near the end of the story where Natalie s life is put in danger how will Saban handle it This story was just the right length for me I didn t have to put up with too much of the arguing that the Breed and non Breed mate usually go through as they try to adjust to the relationship Natalie was a bit stubborn and since she already had been in a controlling relationship she was reluctant to enter into another one It took her a while to see that Saban wasn t so much controlling as he was protective I really liked Saban I liked the little endearments he used to refer to Natalie chay, cher, petite bebe however I didn t like boo , I liked how he took advice from Cassie Sinclair first seen in Elizabeth s Wolf and read the book How To Charm Today s Woman, Sex and The New Generation to prepare himself for his mate , I liked the glimpses we got of his past I wish there was , and I m curious about his sister, Chimera does she have a book and also Breed enforcer Shiloh Gage.Saban and Natalie s sex scenes were just as hot as you can imagine if you ve read other Breeds books can t forget the barb but nothing too kinky no anal, bdsm, or toys although there was a light spankingSo for a short Breeds story, this was a pretty good one I think it would be okay to skip this one if you want or to read it out of order I don t think there was anything pertinent to the whole series storyline that was revealed in this one So if you re looking for a fast, sexy, LL read, this one should do the trick Now on to Mercury s War 4 stars Story available in print format in Breeds 15Feline Breeds 9Featured Couple Saban Jaguar Natalie Human Natalie is the first non Breed schoolteacher to teach the Breed s children She has recently been divorced, but her ex husband still pursues her.Saban is the one who goes to fetch her and become her bodyguard A Cajun, Jaguar Breed.Of course Saban and Natalie realize immediately that they are destined for each other, but Natalie does not want to lose her newly acquired freedom and independence Saban is a bit too protective, too violent, too controlling But don t worry soon he will become a sweetheart.Lots of Breeds have secondary roles and appearances in this book Mercury, Callan, Jonas and Cassie who gives advices.HOT book as usual Amazing love and action scenes.Merged review The review is only for Lora Leigh s story A Jaguar s Kiss Breeds 15Feline Breeds 9Featured Couple Saban Jaguar Natalie Human Natalie is the first non Breed schoolteacher to teach the Breed s children She has recently been divorced, but her ex husband still pursues her.Saban is the one who goes to fetch her and become her bodyguard A Cajun, Jaguar Breed.Of course Saban and Natalie realize immediately that they are destined for each other, but Natalie does not want to lose her newly acquired freedom and independence Saban is a bit too protective, too violent, too controlling But don t worry soon he will become a sweetheart.Lots of Breeds have secondary roles and appearances in this book Mercury, Callan, Jonas and Cassie who gives advices.HOT book as usual Amazing love and action scenes There are 4 short stories in this Shifter anthology all pertaining to humans that change from some type of animal 1 Mad Dog Love by Angela Knight Set in 2450 time frame and it was okay Werewolf, spaceship a lot of futuristic terminology I don t care for reading sci fi and this was 2 stars for me meaning it was okay, but nothing special..2 A Jaguar s Kiss by Lora Leigh This is 15 in her Breed Series and it started out good, but the characters constant arguing practically ruined this short story for me I would give it 2 stars it was okay, but nothing special There is a another brief mention of Mercury s character in this one, too Callan and Jonas are in this as well and Cassie s psychic abilities are mentioned Next in this series is Mercury s War, 16 coming out October 2008 and is a full length book And her website indicates another anthology 17 in the Breed Series, but not yet titled and should be out October 2008 as well.3 Shifter s Lady by Alyssa Day This is the Warriors of Poseidon, Book 4 and I have not read any of the previous in this series and won t either I did not care for this one It was already a short story, yet spent too much time recapping previous stories in the beginning Same ole, same ole 1 star from This Reader.4 Sea Crossing by Virginia Kantra Set in the historical romance time frame and involved a group of humans that changed into Selkies seals Different I ll give the author that I thought this was the best story in the book and 3 stars from This Reader meaning I liked it. [ Download Book ] ♏ Shifter ♴ WHEN IT COMES TO SHAPESHIFTING PARANORMAL ROMANCE, WHO CAN RESIST New York Times Bestselling Author Angela Knight, USA Today Bestselling Author Lora Leigh, And National Bestselling Authors Alyssa Day And Virginia Kantra Whether Transforming Under A Blue Moon Or Prowling The Streets, The Shifters Come Alive To Fulfill The Wildest Of Fantasies In This Seductive Anthology By Four Masters Of Paranormal Romance I realize anthologies are usually hit or miss, but it s not a bad way to read a little of an author with whom you re not familiar The book began with offerings by Angela Knight and Lora Leigh her Breed tale was, well, a Breed tale HOT I enjoyed these stories the most Next was one by Alyssa Day, and although I liked the hero, a Florida panther shifter, the heroine was First Maiden of the Nereids from Atlantis and I just couldn t buy them as a couple The writing was okay, but didn t win me over enough to seek out books by this author The last story, by Virginia Kantra, was about a selkie and a ruined teacher, and didn t do it for me at all I have decided, in fact, that I really don t want to read any paranormals about sea creatures They just don t appeal to me However, there s always the possibility that some of my friends here will try to convince me otherwise, and since they know their stuff, I ll listen From Shifter AnthoThis one has the send up that made me eager to read it, but, due to the short format, couldn t deliver as far as I m concerned.Natalie Ricci is hired by Sanctuary to be the first teacher of the breed children of Leigh s world When Saban, pronounced sa bahn , emphasis on the bahn eyeroll for pretentious name , comes in to retrieve her, it doesn t take him long to realize she s the one for him Sparks fly, and per usual, Nat resists the mating.This one fell flat because we wanted to see of the children and her reacting with them No children to be found And little interest from me.Merged review Okay, here s the thing I m not a big antho fan I know what they are nothing than a marketing tool with a short story by one author I do like in order to get me to read a short by an unknown before the release of unknown s new book Yet I fall for it, because, dangit, I can t resist a story by an author I love.I broke it down per story, so here goes Mad Dog Love by Angela KnightThis was my favorite in this antho.Shape shifter Rance aka Mad Dog, betrayed and enslaved by a nasty little piece of drek, is just waiting for his chance escape and exact revenge When a beautiful woman shows up to purchase him as a body guard, he follows along knowing this is his only chance Will he follow through on his plans to use her as a means for his escape or will he succumb to the heat between them and stick around long enough to see that she s not exactly who she seems Of course he ll stick around, but Knight creates a world combining ancient werewolf lore and futuristic nanotechnology that s got me hooked I hope she continues on with it 4 out of 5A Jaguar s Kiss by Lora LeighThis one has the send up that made me eager to read it, but, due to the short format, couldn t deliver as far as I m concerned.Natalie Ricci is hired by Sanctuary to be the first teacher of the breed children of Leigh s world When Saban, pronounced sa bahn , emphasis on the bahn eyeroll for the second time , comes in to retrieve her, it doesn t take him long to realize she s the one for him Sparks fly, and per usual, Nat resists the mating.This one fell flat because we wanted to see of the children and her reacting with them No children to be found And little interest from me.2 out of 5.Shifter s Lady by Alyssa DayI read a contemp by this author under another Nom De Plum, and found it just as lacking as this one For some reason I find her books boring and I can t put my finger on why exactly.In this story, an obvious installment in the Poseidon series by Day a series I haven t read and now probably won t Marie the sister of Lord Bastian, whose story is told in another Antho called Wild Thing is leaving Atlantis to visit her brother and his new shape shifting wife, Kat Things go awry when Bastian is called back to Atlantis immediately on Marie s arrival and she finds herself entwined in a pack war between the Alpha of Kat s pack and his ex brother in law.Day s Atlantis books have caught my eye for some time now, but unfortunately she s disappointed me one to many times to invest the money into starting a new series.2 out of 5 from me It IS well written, but something is missing If someone can tell me what, please let me know Sea Crossing by Virginia KantraAh, the newb to be promoted.Seal shape shifter C mon, really eh no.Wrapping together the Selkie mythology with a historical setting around the fact that the heroine has to fall for a man who shape shifts into a bull seal Nope, doesn t work for me.1 out of 5 from me. Short and sweet I enjoyed this one and it packed a lot of story for such a short read Will keep you XXXtra hot on a cold, dark night Four awesome novellas from awesome authors Mad Dog Love by Angela Knight Princess Zarifa Lorezo is on the run, afraid for her life, afraid and knowing that her fiance and her uncle would do anything to keep her in their grasp, to rule the empire she will inherit In disguise, she s looking for a bodyguard to keep her alive so that she can bring very important information to her half brother, the rightful ruler of the Empire.Enter Rance Mad Dog Conlan, a Freeworlds werewolf, has been betrayed, the traitor seeing fit that he become a slave The collar that the slaver, Casus, had put around his neck has reprogrammed his nanobot system, and is now able to inflict pain on Rance whenever he sees fit Casus has found a potential buyer Zarifa.Rance discovers who Zarifa really is and isn t happy, but she intrigues him She s not at all like she s portrayed to be in video clips he s seen Convinced she d been controlled, he s vowed to keep her alive until she can turn the reins over to her brother No matter if Knight is writing a novel or novella, she certainly knows how to grap and hold a reader s attention The hero and heroine seem real enough for the reader to wish this was happening in real life Quickly, Zarifa and Rance learn to trust each other, despite the shaky circumstances With a twist in the plot near the end, Knight brings another great story to a close with a happy ending A Jaguar s Kiss by Lora Leigh Natalie Ricci is a human no nonsense woman who stands up for herself and fights for what she wants She desperately wanted the teaching position to the Breeds in Buffalo Gap, but what she wasn t counting on was this fierce wanting she feels for Saban Broussard.Saban Broussard, of the Breed Enforcer and a Jaguar, has wanted Natalie since before he approached her to relay the good news He is to be her bodyguard, close to her at all times He recognized her instantly as his mate and tries desperately to court her like a human male would.But her ex husband doesn t like the idea He wants a woman who he can control, to see to his every whim, and he wants Natalie to be that woman, no matter what she wants He plans to kidnap her with the help of the Council doctors, scientists who are looking to capture a member of a mated pair to study and dissect them, for mated pairs age considerably slowly, and the Council wants the secret I liked Natalie right away A divorced, no nonsense teacher who fights back and stands up for herself And I truly felt for Saban the Jaguar tried so hard to court Natalie, easing her into what he s feeling, all the while trying to protect a very stubborn woman And while Mike, Natalie s ex husband, tries to prove that she s being held against her will, Saban is trying to convince her to stay away from him He feels the danger, even if she doesn t believe that Mike would truly hurt her However, she s wrong Slipping away from Saban for one final confrontation with Mike, she realizes too late that Saban was right and fears she ll never be able to explain or apologize Meanwhile, Saban feels betrayed, believing that Natalie wants to return to Mike after she continuously defended him Lora Leigh knows how to write gripping characters, awesome love scenes and action scenes, all the while focusing on the characters, their feelings I have a feeling I ll be picking up Lora Leigh really, really soon Shifter s Lady by Alyssa Day Ethan, alpha male of the were panthers is having trouble seems someone is killing the endangered panthers in his territory A prideful man, he ll do anything to put a stop to it Lady Marie, First Maiden of the Nereids in Atlantis, travels through a portal to this world to visit her brother Bastien and his lady, Kat She s never left Atlantis in 4 centuries, and the promise of her first vacation is exciting to her.While Marie has had lovers, nothing has prepared her for Ethan Irresistible, startingly so, he sends her senses swimming, and he is than happy to use it as his advantage For with his first glimpse of her, of her smile, the bottom dropped out of his world, and he wants her all to himself.While Ethan has promised to protect Marie through the danger surrounding his territory and the animals in it, they grow closer and closer Marie has never met a male who wants her so desperately as Ethan does At the beginning of the story, it seemed to me like I was missing something Okay, so it s part of the series, and I got the feeling that I should have known the characters But other than that, I enjoyed it The plot was good, action scenes superb, fighting well done Love scenes are hot as well, LOL I liked how Ethan tried to rein in his feelings, to be the perfect gentleman for Marie That inner fight with himself drew Marie to him even Excellent Sea Crossing by Virginia Kantra Emma March was betrayed and hurt She was convinced that he loved her, that he would marry her Alas, it wasn t what he had in mind Removed from her teaching post, she left, deciding to board a ship to Canada and in lieu of payment, she is to go into service During the crossing, the storm sinks the ship and Emma comes close to drowning after falling overboard.Surprised she isn t dead, she s even surprised to awaken in a soft bed, completely nude, on a remote but populated island Griff, a quiet, handsome, caring man, pushes past her moral to capture her heart But he s holding a secret from her they all are.They are Selkie, people who can shape shift into seals The island is shared by them all, and the little ones need a teacher Griff convinces her she doesn t not need to make her way to Canada, when she can do what she loves to do right there, on the island But will Emma understand their world She does, and falls in love with the patient, caring Griff While fighting with her morals, her heart still heavy after being used, Griff shows her what it means to love I thought Emma was sweet and strong, a woman who tries to do the right thing, even after being led astray She doesn t see herself as worthy now that she s been used But Griff teaches her that it doesn t matter to the Selkie, what happened to her is not her fault, and they don t believe in the same morals as her He loves her, and that should be enough It was great to watch Emma fight an inner struggle until she can no longer fight it Griff, to me, was a man any woman would want in a husband patient, kind, caring, handsome The entire romance was perfect. Angela Knight MAD DOG LOVE features a nano enhanced werewolf shifter I loved this space romance I am not familiar with A Knight so I am not sure what series this pulls from But as a new fan I must say I enjoyed it just as much as an old fan would Lora Leigh s A JAGUAR S KISS from the BREEDS series Just gorgeous I don t think I have come across a Lora Leigh story I did not like or love This story scorches with the brand of senusality that I have only seen Mrs Leigh do so well Alyssa Day s SHIFTER S LADY Comes from the Warriors of Posiedon series To really like this novella I would say reading the series helps But to just enjoy a good shifter storythis one hits the spot Ethan is a Florida jaguar shifter that vows to protect Atlantean First Maiden Marie when a rogue challengeshis alpha positon In SEA CROSSING the very fresh for me Scottish telling of a selkie shifter is a treat I look forward to from author Virginia Kantra.