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Lora Leigh

Author of Megan's Mark

206+ Works 30,543 Members 951 Reviews 81 Favorited

About the Author

Lora Leigh was born in Ohio on March 6, 1971 She is the New York Times bestselling author of erotic romance novels. Her works include Killer Secrets, Maverick, Lion's Heat and Nauti Temptress. Her most popular series is entitled, The Breeds. She won the 2009 Romantic Times Award for erotica. show more (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Series

Works by Lora Leigh

Megan's Mark (2006) 897 copies
Tempting the Beast (2003) 813 copies
Harmony's Way (2006) 743 copies
Tanner's Scheme (2007) 737 copies
Dawn's Awakening (2008) 718 copies
Mercury's War (2008) 658 copies
Coyote's Mate (2009) 649 copies
Wild Card (2008) 641 copies
Elizabeth's Wolf (2005) 616 copies
The Man Within (2004) 603 copies
Dangerous Games (2007) 598 copies
Lion's Heat (2010) 596 copies
Bengal's Heart (2009) 595 copies
Kiss of Heat (2005) 546 copies
The Magical Christmas Cat (4-in-1) (2008) — Contributor — 532 copies
Beyond the Dark (2007) — Author — 524 copies
Hidden Agendas (2009) 523 copies
Styx's Storm (2010) 517 copies
Maverick (2009) 511 copies
Soul Deep (2004) 484 copies
Nauti Boy (2007) 476 copies
Nauti Nights (2007) 470 copies
Killer Secrets (2008) 469 copies
Forbidden Pleasure (2007) 461 copies
Navarro's Promise (2011) 445 copies
Jacob's Faith (2003) 443 copies
Hot for the Holidays (4-in-1) (2009) — Contributor — 435 copies
Aiden's Charity (2007) 416 copies
Nauti Dreams (2008) 415 copies
Wicked Pleasure (2008) 409 copies
Heat Seeker (2009) 390 copies
Nauti Intentions (2009) 381 copies
Lawe's Justice (2011) 378 copies
Renegade (2010) 370 copies
Black Jack (2010) 366 copies
Only Pleasure (2008) 363 copies
Stygian's Honor (2012) 338 copies
Rescue Me (Anthology 3-in-1) (2008) 337 copies
Nauti Deceptions (2010) 324 copies
Live Wire (2011) 319 copies
Primal (2011) — Contributor — 319 copies
Marly's Choice (2003) 295 copies
Guilty Pleasure (2009) 255 copies
Nauti and Wild (2010) — Contributor — 244 copies
Loving Lies (2006) 239 copies
Primal Heat [Anthology 4-in-1] (2004) — Contributor — 237 copies
Rule Breaker (2014) 235 copies
Heather's Gift (2004) 234 copies
Sarah's Seduction (2003) 233 copies
Midnight Sins (2011) 226 copies
Real Men Do It Better (Anthology 4-in-1) (2007) — Contributor — 212 copies
Honk If You Love Real Men (Anthology 4-in-1) (2005) — Contributor — 208 copies
Bengal's Quest (2015) 204 copies
Tied With a Bow (2011) — Contributor — 203 copies
The Breed Next Door (2005) 195 copies
Dangerous Pleasure (2011) 195 copies
Submission / Seduction (2004) 195 copies
Men of Danger [Anthology 4-in-1] (2010) — Contributor — 179 copies
Enthralled (2013) — Contributor — 172 copies
Deadly Sins (2012) 171 copies
Wicked Sacrifice (2006) 167 copies
Wake a Sleeping Tiger (2017) 157 copies
Ménage à Magick (2003) 156 copies
Cross Breed (2018) 146 copies
Reno's Chance (2010) 144 copies
Shameless Embraces (2007) 140 copies
Surrender (2003) 140 copies
Secret Sins (2012) 140 copies
Nauti Temptress (2012) 132 copies
When Wizards Rule (2006) 127 copies
Nautier and Wilder (2013) — Contributor — 120 copies
Wicked Intent (2004) 113 copies
Wicked Lies (2015) 112 copies
Legally Hot [Anthology 3-in-1] (2012) — Contributor — 106 copies
Ultimate Sins (2014) 105 copies
Manaconda (2004) — Contributor — 101 copies
Wolfe's Hope (2002) 100 copies
Ellora’s Cavemen: Tales from the Temple I (2004) — Contributor — 98 copies
Sacrifice (2004) 92 copies
Secret Pleasure (2015) 90 copies
Cops and Cowboys (2005) — Contributor — 90 copies
Embraced (2004) 90 copies
Moving Violations (2003) 89 copies
Collision Point (2018) 85 copies
Dirty Little Lies (2016) 83 copies
Seduction (2003) 81 copies
Hot Alphas (2015) 79 copies
Shattered Legacy (2006) 78 copies
Broken Wings (2005) 77 copies
Nauti Enchantress (2014) 76 copies
A Wish, a Kiss, a Dream (2005) — Contributor — 75 copies
Shameless (2005) 71 copies
Dragon Prime (2004) 71 copies
B.O.B.'s Fall (2004) — Contributor — 68 copies
Submission (2003) 66 copies
Shadowed Legacy (2006) 66 copies
FyreBrand [AND] Surrender (2009) 62 copies
Dagger's Edge (2018) 59 copies
August Heat (2004) 57 copies
One Tough Cowboy (2019) 56 copies
Savage Legacy (2007) 56 copies
Enigma (2010) 56 copies
Hawk (2019) 55 copies
Nauti Seductress (1700) 51 copies
An Inconvenient Mate (2011) — Author — 50 copies
The Twelve Quickies of Christmas Vol 1 (2004) — Contributor — 49 copies
Intense Pleasure (2017) 49 copies
Lethal Nights (2019) 48 copies
Atlanta Heat (2012) 48 copies
Overcome (2015) 47 copies
Cowboy and the Captive (2009) 43 copies
The One (2011) 43 copies
White Hot Holidays, Volume 1 (9-in-1) (2006) — Contributor — 40 copies
Nauti Angel (2017) 37 copies
Cooper's Fall (2012) 37 copies
The Devil's Due (2013) — Author — 32 copies
Strong, Silent Cowboy (2021) 30 copies
The Nauti Boys Collection (2010) 25 copies
Twin Passions (1656) 24 copies
Barak's Bargain 23 copies
In Isabeau's Eyes (2023) 20 copies
Sheila's Passion (2012) 19 copies
Cowboy and the Thief (2009) 18 copies
Sealed With a Wish (2005) 17 copies
Fyre Brand (2003) 17 copies
For Maggie's Sake (2016) 16 copies
A Jaguar's Kiss (2008) 14 copies
Erin's Kiss (2017) 12 copies
Knight Stalker (2004) 12 copies
In a Wolf's Embrace (2018) 9 copies
A Christmas Kiss (2009) 7 copies
Hannah's Luck (2019) 6 copies
Surrender | Submission (2017) 6 copies
Made to Sin (1999) 6 copies
Elite Ops Complete Series (2013) 6 copies
Sinful Pleasure 5 copies
Christmas Heat (2016) 5 copies
Nauti Siren [novella] (2013) 5 copies
Reluctant Consort (2014) 5 copies
The Club (1992) 4 copies
La cara oculta del deseo (2009) 3 copies
Feline Breeds, Books 1-4 (2008) 3 copies
Piacere colpevole (2014) 2 copies
Nauti Kisses 2 copies
Primal Kiss (2017) 2 copies
Un solo piacere (2013) 1 copy
Christmas Mate (2008) 1 copy
The One (2013) 1 copy
Ecstasy (2016) 1 copy
Bengal 1 copy

Associated Works

Shifter (Anthology 4-in-1) (2008) — Contributor — 611 copies
Hot Spell (Anthology 4-in-1) (2005) — Contributor — 509 copies
Ties That Bind: Sins of the Father [and] Surrender (2003) — Contributor — 114 copies
Elemental Desires (2005) — Author, some editions — 36 copies
Paranormal Holiday Anthology Trio (12-in-1) (2010) — Contributor — 8 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1965-03-06
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Ohio, USA
Places of residence
Martin County, Kentucky, USA
Occupations
romance novelist
Short biography
Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambience of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared. Lora’s family, and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a teenage son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora’s life is filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

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Reviews

This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review. Also my tags may have spoilers in them so be forewarned before checking out full review.

Book Evaluation:
Plot: 🎞️🎞️🎞️🎞️🎞️
World Building:🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎
Cover:📔📔📔📔📔
Hero: 🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻
Heroine:🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏻‍♀️
Intimacy Level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Relationship Building: 💒💒💒💒💒
Heart & Feels:💞💞💞💞💞
Witty/Banter/Reaction of Laughter: 😂😂😂😂😂
Page Turner Level:📖📖📖📖📖
Ending:🧧🧧🧧🧧🧧
Overall View: ✨✨✨✨✨

First Impressions
Dane's Mark is the most recent installment in the "Breeds" series. This is my most anticipated release of the year and really lets be honest, the whole decade. I absolutely adored everything about this book. There was so much wild fun that was packed into this story. Now was it the best of the series? No and I think I enjoyed "Cross Breed" a bit more. However, there were so many positive elements to this book and it had some amazing reveals that made it well worth the wait.

First Line
If you're new to the Breed world, you don't have to begin at the beginning, starting here is fine.

The Main Protagonists
The Hero: Dane Vanderale
The Heroine: Katy Chavos

Summary
Katy Chavos had to practically raise herself, she lost her mother at a young age and never knew her father and was passed around different families in the town that she grew up in. Now she is just fighting to survive so she can leave the town as soon as she can and make something of herself. But there is someone else holding her to this town....Dane Vanderale. Dane is a man that she loves deeply but when he spurns that love, she leaves the town for good. Dane had his reasons for turning away from Katy, believing her to be too young and Dane trying to do what is right for his people. But never imagined the pain he would deal to Katy or the depth of her heart for him or how it would impact him. Now its been years, and Katy has made a woman of herself. She is confident and strong and empowered and has come back to oversee a building project she is in charge of. What she doesn't plan on is the connection between herself and Dane to be more powerful than ever. But Dane isn't going to let Katy go this time, and will fight for her no matter what it takes.

What I Loved
Dane's Mark was such a powerful story. From the beginning, you are swept immediately into this story with such deep impactful emotion. I was literally feeling the pain from this heroine and your heart will immediately want to fight for her. And man their beginning scene together just had me melting for them and what this would do to their relationship and that there would need to be some good groveling for him to redeem himself.

What I really enjoyed though was the fact that even though the heroine turns into a woman that isn't my favorite type of heroine, we still see plenty of vulnerable sweet moments with her so she ended up working for me. And you can see how much of the toughness stems from her protecting her heart due to how much Dane hurt her. But we do see such strength and resilience that comes from her character. You see the friendship that she has developed with others. Now do I think who she was before made her weak? Nope ...there is strength in being vulnerable with someone and having a softer personality. And we still see glimpses of that softer personality at times within in.

The plot was so fascinating though, there is a plot of danger that is after Katy. But there is also a dynamic of Dane and Katy working through their issues. The spice is on point and I really enjoyed that element of seeing them learning to trust each other and even though at times they hurt one another, it feels real in many ways. Then we have the reveals that come into this story. These reveals happen in the third act so it was really fascinating to see what Lora Leigh reveals in the story. I was so BLOWN AWAY by what is revealed. Like Lora Leigh throwing out any knowledge you may have of the Breeds and thrown it into the mixer and now you have something different and deep that you never expected would happen. Lora Leigh definitely doesn't pull any punches with this story at all. I am not sure where the author plans on taking the series moving forward, but its going to be wild and I am ready for it!

What I Struggled With
The heroine at times was a bit too hard but it didn't really take away from the enjoyment of the story.

Overall View
I found Dane's Mark to be a brilliant story that captivated my heart from the beginning! Dane's Mark is a story that will enthrall you, guaranteed to pierce you deeply with impactful emotion and the plot growth will drive you wild! GET READY FOR A CRAZY ADVENTURE THAT BECOMES A TRUE GEM OF THE SERIES!

Favorite Quote(s)
“Can you walk away from this now, Katelyn?” he asked, brushing his lips against her ear. “I watched for you, searched for you for years. Because I couldn’t forget you. It wasn’t finished, and we both knew it.”

Book Details (also in my shelves)
Sub Genre: Science Fiction/PNR
Character Types: Alpha Hero, Alpha Heroine, Royalty, Shape Shifter
Themes: Tear Jerker, Pining Hero and Pining Heroine, Danger, Kick Ass
Tropes: Unrequited Love, Fated Love

Book Perspective
3rd POV

Relationship Conflict vs Plot Conflict
A Mix of Both

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Song This Book Inspires
Die Another Day by Madonna

Recommendation For Reading Order
You can read as a standlone if needed, but the little details will make sense if you read it in order

Steam/Spice Explanations

Steamin' up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.
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addictofromance | Feb 8, 2024 |
Jack's constant use of "baby" when he is talking to Poppy made me want to hurl. To me it is the equivalent of female characters calling male characters "daddy".

The rest of the book was interesting, I liked the mix of the SEAL team, romance, and the alternating timelines.

Brianna Bronte did a good job narrating the novel and I would listen to books narrated by Brianna in the future.
 
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Popularity
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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Favorited
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