Primal

Primal

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ISBN-13: 9781101486320
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 218,418
File size: 385 KB

About the Author

Lora Leigh is known for her deliciously intense and satisfying erotic romance. Her characters come to her in her dreams, inspiring her with the possibilities of What If... Most days, Lora can be found in front of her computer weaving daydreams while sipping the ambrosia of the gods, also known as coffee. When not writing, thinking about writing, or plotting what to write, Lora, a Kentucky native, enjoys gardening, fishing, and hiking with her husband and children.

Michelle Rowen writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy, futuristic romantic suspense, and young adult fantasy. She has been on the Waldenbooks/Borders Group romance bestseller list and was the winner of the 2007 Holt Medallion for Best First Book.

Michelle lives in Southern Ontario and is the 2010 President of Toronto Romance Writers. She wields her power wisely. Please feel free to contact her, she loves hearing from readers!

Jory has been writing since childhood and has never outgrown being a daydreamer. When she's not hunched over her computer, lost in the muse and conjuring up new heroes and heroines, she can usually be found reading, riding her horses, or hiking with her dogs.

Jory has won numerous awards for her writing. She lives in California with her husband and a menagerie of pets.

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Primal 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 177 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
"Bleeding Heart" by Michelle Rowen. Dhampyre Declan Reyes vows to keep safe purebred human Jillian Conrad in spite of their attraction to each other. He knows only her death can bring them together. This is an entertaining direct follow-up to Nightshade. "Skin & Bone" by Ava Gray. In a remote part of Ecuador that keeps him off the grid after five years of torture and imprisonment to reveal his gift, Silas rescues American expatriate Juneau Bright from the rubble of an earthquake. Though he fears betrayal and returning in to the grid, he finds himself thinking of a second chance at life with his new "partner". This is an exciting direct follow-up to Skin Tight. "Angel-Claimed" by Jory Strong. In California, Addai the angel knows he must forget Sajia, but cannot. Sajia the Djinn knows she must forget Addai, but cannot. Their love is considered taboo and unnatural since djinn and angels have warred for eternity, yet each prays for the safety of the other. This is an enjoyable return to the post-apocalyptic world of Spider-Touched and Ghostland. "Primal Kiss" by Lora Leigh. A good girl all her life got Kita Claire Engalls is betrayed by her loved ones. Now she has met bad boy Wolf Breed security specialist Creed Raines and knows she loves him. However, she fears her beloved will be like her family by betraying her love. This is an exhilarating Breed thriller. All four tales are well-written fun that overall will satisfy series fans, but the novella format limits character development; trademarks of the contributing authors in their romantic fantasy novels. Harriet Klausner
SamanthaP More than 1 year ago
I only read the Primal Kiss (Breeds short story) by Lora Leigh in this book. Primal Kiss is the continuation of the story involving Jonas Wyatt's daughter, Amber Broen. In Lion's Heat, Philip Bradenmore injects the infant with an unknown chemical agent that is changing her DNA chemical makeup. This short story is not a stand alone and should be read after reading Lion's Heat in order to understand the challenges the Breeds face in finding a cure for Amber. Primal Kiss is also a great love story about Creed (Breed enforcer) and Kita (Horace Engall's daughter). Though Lion's Heat was a total disappointment to me, LL redeemed herself by bringing some closure to questions that were never answered in Jonas' book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed.I was looking for an action adventure story continuing the Breeds Saga and all I got was a Harlequin Blaze predictable romance. Too much of the book was spent detailing the sex scene and very little spent telling the story of the Breeds struggle. The plot and ending of the story was summarized too quickly within a few short pages and nothing was left for the reader to learn more about the events and the characters.
WitchyCW More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Lora Leigh's Breed story tremendously! I wasn't crazy about the others due to my never reading them and they were parts of series. I totally hated the story Angel Claimed by Jory Strong. I LOVE strong characters but he was just an arrogant so &so. It seemed to me he wanted to own the heroine not truly love her. I thought she was a good writer just didn't care for the type of characters she made Addai and Sajia. I at least read her book through unlike others since I didn't know the series they were from. I may look them up and see if I like them since I'm always on the prowl for new authors tho. I thought they looked interesting.
adorablyalice on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Let¿s get one thing straight, shall we?I bought this anthology for the novella by Ava Gray. I make no secret of the fact that I fan girl over anything Ann Aguirre/Ava Gray writes.So. Now that that¿s in the open, I¿m going to review each of the stories separately and then give a rating to the overall anthology based on that.Bleeding Heart by Michelle RowenThis was my second favorite story of the anthology. Rowen introduces the reader to her ¿Nightshade¿ series in ¿Bleeding Heart.¿ The events of this novella take place after her first book, but I was able to follow along without any real confusion.¿Bleeding Heart¿ is the story of Jill, a human infused with Nightshade ¿ a poison that can kill vampires who feed on her, but that can also kill her if it stays in her bloodstream too long. Unfortunately, there is no cure once the serum is injected, so Jill and Declan ¿ her dhampyre bodyguard ¿ are on a mission to find someone who can remove the Nightshade from Jill¿s system and save her life.Now, this story was really interesting to me, which surprised me because vampire stories tend to bore me nowadays. I think what really surprised me was the relationship between Declan and Jill. It¿s very clear from the beginning that they have an intense attraction for one another, but Declan has taken a serum of his own ¿ one that curbs his emotions to the point that sex never crosses his mind.It¿s a clear source of frustration for both of them, and it¿s fun to read their different reactions to the ¿I want you and can¿t have you¿ storyline.This story, while very low on the sizzle and sex, is very high on action and adventure. There¿s a mad scientist, zombie-like vampires and a race to stay alive. And while this novella doesn¿t necessarily have the HEA ending one would expect from a romance, it¿s a great story and it makes me want to read more in this series.Four stars.Skin & Bone by Ava GrayAh, the whole reason I bought the anthology was for this novella, set in Gray¿s ¿Skin¿ series. This story follows Silas, a body guard we met in book two (¿Skin Tight¿), who is hiding out in Ecuador until an earthquake lands him the unlikely companion of school teacher Juneau Bright.I think the story works well as a stand-alone, but I¿d definitely recommend reading the ¿Skin¿ series to get a better feel of the world Gray has created. This isn¿t your average paranormal; rather than focus on a creature (vampire, werewolf, etc), Gray¿s stories take on a very X-Men like quality ¿ the paranormals are all humans with a super power.¿Skin & Bone¿ follows Silas and Juneau as they make their way out of Ecuador and back into the US, while remaining hidden from those hunting Silas. Silas is a bit of a gentle giant in a lot of ways. He¿s got a deadly power, but he feels remorse at the things he¿s done in his past. Juneau, on the other hand, is definitely a free spirit. She enjoys travelling and there are several references to the fact that she¿s yet to settle down ¿ much to the chagrin of her mother.These two are thrust together during an traumatic event (a big earthquake), and the natural progression of two people trekking it on foot through Central America would be to hook up. However, what sets this story apart is how Gray¿s characters handle the emotional bond they form in their travels. I think it was all done very realistic and smart. This isn¿t just a case of ¿We¿re together forever.¿ It was more of a case of ¿We¿ve bonded, yes, but is it real?¿Gray also introduces new characters, like Mockingbird and Tanager. I¿ll be honest, once Tanager entered the story, she kind of stole the show for me. Her character was dynamic and smart alecky, and she kind of overpowered Junaeu in the few scenes they shared together. I look forward to reading her story (which Ann has told me via Twitter is book four in the series, ¿Skin Dive.¿)Still, ¿Skin & Bone¿ is great addition to the ¿Skin¿ series; I¿m very eager to read more.Four stars!Angel-Claimed by Jory StrongWhen I di
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Lora Leigh always hits the mark
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Loved it
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She answered more questions from others books. Short but sweet. Read and enjoy.
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I was a littled disapointed in lora leigh story but the other 3 stories are pretty good
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Breed_fan0680 More than 1 year ago
The short stories really catch your eye and keep you entrigued to see what happens at the end. I couldn't put the book down!
kitiaralady More than 1 year ago
I bought the book for Lora Leigh's Breed Series. Loved the book, it's enough to make a womans mouth water. Yum Yum.....
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