Romance Author, Lora Leigh

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Breed Chronology


A special thanks to Kat Brandt for helping me put this together. As noted, the Breeds at one time or another have been separated by three publishers. I never imagined the series would be so popular or that it would go so far. Now that it has, we have a few discrepancies that I hope you’ll overlook.

Thank your Kat. You’re help is deeply appreciated.

The Breeds were originally written out of order chronologically, so that and a change in publishers is why there are chronological discrepancies in Jacob’s Faith and Aiden’s Charity. The Breed character is listed first.

Temporarily not available - 1) Tempting the Beast - Callan and Merinus - Lion Breed - Merinus Tyler discovers a secret in the Kentucky mountains. Men and women who were created in and escaped from the labs of their creators. Human, with the genetics of the predators of the world. And Callan Lyons, the leader of this small Pride, will change all life in ways she had never imagined possible.

Temporarily not available - 2) The Man Within - Taber and Roni - Panther Breed - Roni Andres had once loved Taber Williams until he broke her heart and left their small Kentucky town amid the shocking news that he and his ‘family’ weren’t exactly human. But he did something to her before he left. The mark he left on her now endangers her life, and the dreams she had of finding love after Taber. And Taber, part man, part animal, now has to face the fact that the woman he couldn’t forget knows exactly what he is.

Temporarily not available - 3) Elizabeth’s Wolf - Dash and Elizabeth - Wolf Breed - Elizabeth is running for her young daughters life, and losing the race. But when her daughter takes up correspondence with a Special Forces soldier overseas and he learns the danger they’re in, all the fury of a Wolf Breed fighting for his mate is unleashed. And secrets are revealed that could destroy a child’s life.

Temporarily not available - 4) Kiss of Heat - Sherra and Kane - Snow Leopard Breed - Sherra has kept the natural mating heat breeds and their mates experience under control for far too many years. Its been ten years since the lover she was torn from in the labs returned. Ten years that’s she’s been forced to confront him nearly on a daily basis. And the heat is growing out of control. The woman’s emotions and fears are tearing through her. Now, she won’t be able to run from her mate much longer as old fears and deceptions begin to fade away beneath the love and aching need she never forgot for one man.

Temporarily not available - 5) Soul Deep - Kiowa and Amanda - Coyote Breed - Kiowa was just supposed to watch the President’s daughter from afar. But when an attempted kidnapping nearly succeeds, he finds himself with much more on his hands than he ever imagined.

6) The Breed Next Door  - Tarek and Lyra - Lion Breed - Undercover breed enforcer, Tarek Jordan is searching for a soldier that tormented breeds in the labs. There’s a bounty on the man’s head, and the Bureau wants him, bad. His next door neighbor is hindering that process. With home baked bread, a tempting little boy and more emotions than he ever dreamed he could feel. But when his mission endangers her, Tarek learns, there’s much more to those emotions than he could have ever imagined.

7) Megan’s Mark - Braden and Megan - Lion BreedWhen breeds start turning up dead in her desert, Deputy Sheriff, Megan Marks is forced to confront breed enforcer Braden Arness as he tries to take over her investigation. And as a desire, a need, that she hadn’t envisioned begins to sear them, she learns that love is just a heartbeat away in the arms of the  most incredible man she’s ever known.

8 ) Harmony’s Way - Harmony and Lance - Lion BreedSheriff Lance Jacobs, Megan Marks cousin finds himself enmeshed in a manipulation and a desire he can’t resist when the director of Breed Affairs assigns his own sister to the sheriff’s office, in an attempt to save her from Breed law. Assassin, Harmony Lancaster has been alone, wild and free for too many years and filled with too much rage. Council members are dying unsanctioned and those deaths are being laid at her feet. But when Breed opponents in Lance’s county begin showing up dead as well, Lance knows Harmony has to be innocent. There’s no other choice, because she’s stolen his soul, and he can’t allow anyone or anything to harm what is his. Complicating this, is the information Harmony holds, that her enemies want. Information that get them both killed.

9) Tanner’s Scheme - Tanner and Scheme - Bengal BreedAfter the Feline Breeds’ main base is attacked, Tanner desires revenge. So he kidnaps Scheme Tallant-the daughter of a one-time high-ranking member of the Genetics Council. But when Tanner discovers that Scheme herself is a target of her father’s ruthless mission, his vengeance takes a back seat to saving the life of the woman he hopes to claim as his mate.

10) Wolfe’s Hope - Wolfe and Hope - Wolf Breed - Hope believed Wolfe was dead, but he was only waiting for the right time to claim her. The scientist who created him, Hope’s mother, has forced his hand. She wants her creation back, and she wants any children he may breed on her daughter.
He is a man whose DNA was altered, infused with the genetic code of the wolf. His unique genetic makeup has created a male unlike any other and will make itself known in the most surprising ways. Now Hope must convince her mate she hasn’t betrayed him, and they must defeat the plans of a scientist gone mad.

11) Jacob’s Faith - Jacob and Faith - Wolf Breed (both of them) - Jacob left Faith six years before, unaware that the mark he left on her also left her in an agony of sexual heat that never dimmed. Now Jacob and Faith are together again, but surprises lurk around every corner and dangers as dark and deadly as their very creation surround them in more ways than one.

12) Aiden’s Charity - Aiden and Charity - Wolf Breed - But can the human heart accept and adapt as easily? Can Charity bestow the love and the acceptance that has always been a part of her, to the man whose very survival depended on the hardening of his heart, of his soul? And can Aiden maintain that cruelty now, in the face of the sacrifices she made? Only time and nature can tell…

13) In a Wolf’s Embrace (in Beyond the Dark anthology) - Matthais and Grace - Wolf Breed - Grace had no idea the man that rescued her from a mugging was a breed assassin, until she catches him in the act of assassinating a known Genetics Council member. Now Matthias has kidnapped her, but rather than threatening her, rather than harming her, Matthias shows her a love she could have never imagined, and the true horror of the council catches up with them, nearly destroying the life she dreams of having with him.

14) Dawn’s Awakening - Dawn and Seth - Cougar Breed - The runt of the lab she was created in, Dawn Daniels endured years of torture by her pride brother and the council soldiers. Finally freed from her torment, she’s now a Breed Enforcer, in control of her own life. Until she’s assigned to protect the one man destined to be her mate–and realizes it’s far too easy to lose total control.

15) A Jaguar’s Kiss (in Shifter anthology) - Saban and Natalie - Black Jaguar Breed - Natalie Ricci is hired to teach breed children. She wasn’t aware the job came with the all too sexy, too exasperating breed bodyguard, Saban Broussard. Cajun and too hot to handle, but once his kisses fill her senses, she’s lost in the man she’s learning he truly is.

16) Mercury’s War - Mercury and Ria - Lion Breed -   Someone has been slipping the Sanctuary’s secure information to a pharmaceutical company. Now it’s up to Ria Rodriguez to pose as a clerk and uncover the leak. Yet she has no idea of the danger she’s about to encounter—or the passion she’s about to ignite in one of the greatest Breeds ever created.

17) Christmas Heat (The Magical Christmas Cat anthology)- Noble and Haley - Jaguar Breed  - Haley has witnessed a spy in Sanctuary and now her life is in danger.  Now it is up to Noble to keep his mate alive as death and destruction follow her every move.

18) Coyotes Mate. - Del Rey and Anya - Coyote Breed - For six years Anya Korbin worked with Del-Rey Delgato—the genetically altered rebel known as the Coyote Ghost—to free a group of coyote women kept in her father’s lab. As Anya matured into a woman, she and Del-Rey grew close…but then he broke his promise and wounded her father. Now she must deal with her animalistic desire for the one who betrayed her.

19) Christmas Kiss, Hawke and Jessica's story (HOT FOR THE HOLIDAYS anthology) - Wolf Breed-.  After Jessica was caught betraying the breeds she is arrested and awaiting her fate.  Hawk has to find a way to clear Jessica’s name as mating heat scorches them both.

20) Bengals Heart–Cabal and Cassa- Bengal Breed-  In Bengals Heart, Cabal St. Laurents has to deal with is mate in a very interesting way. Reporter Cassa Hawkins is investigating a series of murders suspected to have been committed by a breed. Six of the rumored Deadly Dozen, a hunting parting that once preyed upon escaped breeds, has been murdered. The crimes scene photos suggest a breed killer. The problem is, those crime scene photos are the only evidence that a murder was ever committed.

Someone is drawing Cassa and Cabal together in the small town of Glen Ferris West Virginia and they don’t have mating on their mind. The past is on their mind. A past rife with spilled blood and the horror of a death that still screams out for vengeance. And Cassa voice could very well be added to those screams, unless Cabal finds a way to save her.
21) Lions Heat – Jonas and Rachael- Lion Breed -The story you’ve been waiting for. Jonas Wyatt. It’s time that bad boy Lion is brought to his knees. Or at least forced to have weak knees. Would he tremble for his mate? Would he bow before her? Is there anything or anyone that could actually be considered a weakness for our arrogant Director?

Soon you’ll see just how deep, how well and how savagely Jonas Wyatt can truly love.

22) Styx's Storm- Styx and Storm -- Wolf Breed-  To save innocent, young Storme Montague from the claws of Breed slave traders, Wolf Breed Styx is forced to claim her himself-on the condition that Storme will no longer be a virgin by night's end. And though Storme's defenses are up, Styx will free her-in ways she never expects.

23) Primal Kiss in the Primal Anthology- Creed and Kita- Lion Breed- When the bad boy lion breed, Creed Raines, crashes the family cabin while Pharmaceutical CEO Horace Engalls' daughter is vacationing, it sets off a series of events that even Creed couldn't have imagined beginning. Mating Heat blows sky high, hot and overwhelming, and reminding him of all the reasons he had fought to avoid it. Especially with the shy, though incredibly stubborn decidedly willful, much loved and cherished Engalls Princess, Kita Engalls.

But for Jonas Wyatt it could be a blessing in disguise, because only Horace Engalls knows the true scope of Phillip Brackenmore’s evil. And only by holding Kita hostage to the truth Jonas demands, will it ever come to light. But can mating heat bloom and became the fiery tendrils of love when Kita suspects her breed has betrayed her?

24) Navarro's Promise-Navarro and Mica-Wolf Breed-  Mica Toler’s best friend is the wolf/coyote hybrid breed, Cassie Sinclair. And now Mica is being drawn into her world in ways she had prayed she never would be when the charming wolf breed Navarro makes good on the promise he made her on a dark, explosive night.

25) An Inconvenient Mate (Tied with a Bow anthology)- Malachi and Isabelle- Coyote Breed- Isabelle Martinez was instantly fascinated by the sexy Coyote Breed she met at the bar, but her sensual flirtation with him was cut short when she saw the man who'd attacked her arrive at the bar.  
Breed enforcer Malachi Morgan was entranced by Isabelle's mix of shyness and boldness, and he was determined to chase and play with his sensual prey. But he could tell she'd been hurt before by a man, and he vowed that Isabelle was now his to protect and love, even as if it meant going against her family and his orders.

26) Lawe's Justice- Lawe and Diane-Lion Breed- Diane Broen's lived to protect her younger sister Rachel from harm. But now that Rachel has been mated off, Diane's occupied herself with less fulfilling tasks at the Genetics Council--until she's paired with a new team member, a Breed male notorious for his attitude, and a touch that makes her recoil. Lawe isn't thrilled with her either. A lion at heart, he prefers a lair of solitude. When it comes to females, he'd rather snarl than purr. And while fate may have paired them to fight on the same team, neither is willing to admit to the obvious: the mating heat between them is positively incinerating.

27) Stygian's Honor
Window Rock, Arizona, is the last known location of Honor Roberts, who vanished when she was just thirteen. It was her only sanctuary from the Breed research that would surely have ended in her death—one such insidious experiment should, indeed, have killed her. That she lived is both a miracle—and a great mystery. 

Rule Breaker: Lion Breed, Rule Breaker had just a few rules he didn’t break. Not for anything. Not for anyone. #1. Never have sex with a woman outside his own subspecies, especially a human woman. #2. Never, at any time, accept a mission concerning a female when Jonas Wyatt stinks of a lie. #3. Run don’t walk, skip or stumble. Run, hell for leather away from any female, human, or breed, when his desire for her appears, in any way, to have so much as a single sign of Mating Heat.

Now, the man believes he’s mated, is too helpless, to fun loving and too full of life to ever be able to protect herself, let alone aide him in protecting her.

If the damned animal inside him insisted on a mate, then why pick the woman it did? One that could be struck out at any time?

But, what he suspected was a mating, may not be. No swollen glands? No heat? Just his animal instincts rioting, pacing, irritated whenever he’s away from her.

Okay, he could handle that.

What ensues is a fiery affair that breaks all the rules of mating heat will eventually endanger his mate with the very rules designed to protect the breeds when Jonas learns she’s possibly been working against them.

Bengal’s Quest: He was a shadow, ever shifting and insinuating, able to blend in everywhere and anywhere. The elusive ideal conceived and created by the Genetics Council, he went by just as many names as he had identities- the last one being Gideon.

Now calling himself Graeme, he hides in plain sight, terrifyingly close to his goal. A rogue Bengal Breed, he has loyalties to no one but himself. And he has a need for vengeance that surges hot and swift through his veins.

Graeme plans to exact an extreme and ruthless vendetta against those who wronged Him-Breed and human alike. All will suffer his wrath: those who created him, those who pretended to love him, and those who betrayed him.

That includes the one at the center of it all: a seductive, enigmatic woman helpless against the man whose desire is just as desperate as his need to destroy.

And he’s on her scent…


Enthralled: The Devils Due: What’s Gideon been up to?

Why is Cassie and Dash Sinclair joining Dane Vanderale on the remote New Mexico estate belonging to the lone wolf Lobo Reever? And what is the breed executioner, Wolf breed, Devil Black doing now that the Bureau of Breed Affairs polices the breeds?

And Irish lass only now realizing her breed genetics now also carries the proof of a little known breed phenomena, called ‘genetic flaming’. A fever that literally pulls recessed breed genetics from hiding.

She’s discovered in the worse of places, in Europe, where breeds are now required to submit to testing facilities or forced to those facilities once found. But breeds rarely leave the same way they enter.

If Kathleen ‘Katy’ O’ Sullivan doesn’t find a miracle than no one can save her, even her adored Dad, Barrett O’ Sullivan. Northern Ireland’s Chief Constable can save her from the fate her country would order her to.

Rescue comes in the form of the famed, Devil Black, a former Breed Rogue Executioner and now, her mate.


Too Hot To Touch: Three Breed Novellas

A Christmas Kiss:
Jessica Raines would never willingly betray the people she believes in. but she did expose Breed secrets, and now someone wants her dead. Her protection is Wolf Breed Hawke Esteban-and he’s got the mating urge for a woman on the run.

Christmas Heat
Jaguar Breed Noble Chavin’s new role: bodyguard to Haley Mcquire, a woman at risk after discovering a conspiracy against the Breed community. For Noble, being this close to Haley has brought out the mating heat, and she’s more than willing to stoke it.

Primal Kiss:
Betrayed Kita Engalls, drawn into shady activities involving the Breeds, can trust only Lion Breed Creed Raines to help. But their mating passion reveals Kita’s fear that Creed may be guilty of the greatest betrayal of all.


Overcome: Three Breed Novellas

The Breed Next Door:
Lyra thinks her new neighbor looks too good to be true. But Tarek Jordan is even more than he seems: a Breed Enforcer on the run. And even though he wants her, Tarek knows Lyra could get burned-unless she embraces the danger that comes with loving a Breed.

In a Wolf’s Embrace:
Mattias and Grace are meant to mate-until he commits an act too shocking to ignore. Grace knew that the hot Breed was dangerous, but now, she fears for her own life. Yet she wonders: could it be part of some insidious plan? For there are forces determined to tear them apart and destroy what’s left of the man within.

A Jaguar’s Kiss: Jaguar Breed Saban Broussard has a job to do: guard the first instructor chosen to teach Breed Children. But with just one Kiss and his touch, the mating phenomena begins that will tie Natalie Ricci to him forever. Unless a shadow from her past gets them both killed.



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