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Subject: L.Leigh's Breeds vs Elite Ops
Date Posted: 4/14/2010 9:04 AM ET
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I've seen a lot of  positive reviews/recommendations for Lora Leigh's Breed Series here.  And I'm #378 on the WL for the first one so they must be popular.  However, I've read a few of her Elite Ops books and am getting diappointed.  I enjoyed the first 2 (also read a few Navy Seals book and liked them).  However, I barely made it through the 3rd Elite Ops book and am posting Black Jack (#4) before finishing it. 

So, my question is, are the Breed books better written?  Is the writing/editing deteriorating as it seems to be with the Elite Ops books as the series goes on?  I did notice that there have been 3 differenct publishers for this series (I wonder if poor effort on later books has forced her to switch publishers??).  I hate the idea of starting the series and then not being about to finish it.


TIA, Pauline

Subject: L.Leigh's Breeds vs. Elite Ops
Date Posted: 4/14/2010 8:52 PM ET
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I love her Breeds series!  You will not be disappointed! 

Date Posted: 4/15/2010 5:32 PM ET
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I do also like her Elite Ops tho.   Had trouble with a couple, but on the whole I like.

Date Posted: 4/22/2010 9:05 AM ET
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Okay, I read the first Breeds Book Tempting the Beast.  It was an okay read...I very much liked the storyline and look forward to reading about the rest of them.  I am also very hopeful that the storylines improve as the series progresses and matures.  The writing style was what I thought was only okay.  Considering how popular the series is on this site (I'm number #278 for the 2nd), I guess I was assuming a more griping style of writing....something along the lines of Gena Showwater's Darkest Demons series or Ward's BDB series.   Thanks for "listening", lol. 

Date Posted: 4/22/2010 9:17 AM ET
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I've read 2 of the Breeds..read Coyote's Mate then decided to start at the beginning and go in order. I liked coyote's mate better..more storyline. I'm thinking there are gonna be faves and not so faves that I'll have like with any series. but nope I've never noticed anything 'special' in her writing style..just good dependable nookie and I know it'll be in one of hers somewhere!

Date Posted: 4/24/2010 10:46 PM ET
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I read her Breed books out of order.  They are okay for that - you just have to remember that you're reading them out of order.

I know what you mean though about the Elite Ops.  I read the Navy Seals and loved them.  The Bound Hearts books are great, the Nauti series is awesome - but I'm getting more and more disappointed with the Elite Ops books.

The Breed books are great though.  I'm sure you'll like them.

Date Posted: 5/7/2010 8:11 PM ET
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I have read most of both series but much prefer her Breeds series.  The Elite Ops is good but doesn't interest me as much.  I was a little disappointed with the last two Breed books but the most recent one just released a month or so ago (Lion's Heat I think?) is sooo good that I am officially rehooked on this series.  

Date Posted: 5/8/2010 4:24 PM ET
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I have never read any of her other series, they just don't interest me; especially after I read where there was sharing. 

The Breeds. however, I LOVE them. The first three (I think) were under a different publisher (Ellora Cave) who are soft porn, very high on smut.  I don't know if she had a second but I do know that who she is with now isn't wanting the focus on sex but on storyline.

You don't HAVE to read them in order, but it is best.  And the order of printing isn't accurate as she wrote some books to merge or blend all the different breeds together, the felines and wolves. 

I think that Lion's Heat is the best so far.  I hated Tanner's Scheme, it was the first one I read and it turned me off, but read a short story in Shifter anthology and loved the story so decided to give it a chance. Glad that I did. Not wild about some of the language and some of the love scenes (the one and only back door in each book), but that is easy to take care of --  just skip those pages. 

They are on my keeper shelf and I can't even think of giving them up!


Date Posted: 5/9/2010 4:07 PM ET
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Ive been trying FOREVER to get all of the Breeds books! I have an issue... I have to have all the books in a series before I start reading it! Anyway, Ive only got two more left, then I will finally have them all and I can start reading them. I cant wait, I have no doubts that I will love them! I also have her Seals books and the Elite Ops series but I just havent got to them yet...

Date Posted: 5/10/2010 3:59 PM ET
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I just finished the most recent one, and the editing was AWFUL. I mean, extra words in sentences awful, not just spelling issues. It really frustrated me. The story was good, though. I love Jonas.