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Subject: Lora Leigh - have you read her?
Date Posted: 4/7/2008 9:10 AM ET
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Would you recommend this author?  I have seen her name come up in the "what are you looking for" posts a lot.  What type of books does she write.  I'm always up for trying new authors but I want to try the "BEST" of  books. 

Any suggestions??

ETA: The books available in the system are Hidden Agendas and Tanner's Scheme.  Which should I try or does anyone else have her books but just not yet posted??

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Date Posted: 4/7/2008 9:15 AM ET
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I've only read two of her books but really enjoyed them.  Her books are borderline erotica, so if you don't like explicit sex, I would steer clear.  Her books seem to have better and more involved stories than a lot of the other erotica I've read which is why I like them so much.

I'm sure people who have read more of her stuff can elaborate!

ETA:  I read and enjoyed Hidden Agendas, but not as much as Dangerous Games (which is WLed, I think)

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Date Posted: 4/7/2008 9:36 AM ET
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I lke her Seals series and Forbidden Pleasures..the ones with 'regular people'..some are paranormal kinda and I haven't read those to really know but they are erotica as Amy mentioned and some are multiple partners like 2 men with a woman...Dangerous Games was one of the Seal stories and it had some S&M in it..Hidden Agendas and Killer Secrets from t he same series are in myTBR pile so don't know how much BDSM is in those..the first book of hers I picked up to read was Dangerous Games and well, being new to erotica I was a bit unprepared for the vibrating butt plug...but I soon got used to it LOL!

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 10:19 AM ET
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Thanks for the information!! 

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 11:02 AM ET
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she is a prolific author that has about 6 or 7 books out a year. She also has about 10 open-ended series that she is working on.

She writes very explicit books where the couple (and more) like to get their freak on a lot. She features very arrogant alpha males. My favorite series of hers and the only one I really like is her Breed series which Tanner's Scheme is a part of. It's best if you read an intro book to the series tho like ELIZABETH'S WOLF or MEGAN'S MARK or TAMING THE BEAST

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 6:19 PM ET
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I love Lora Leigh. If you don't like very graphic sex that pushes the boundaries of conventional (multiple partners, bdsm) then don't read her.  Her books are highly erotic but they have a great plot to go with them. 

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 6:34 PM ET
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Hi Lisa - Lora Leigh is a erotic romance author.   She writes a lot of books for Ellora's Cave, which is a popular publisher of erotic romance, or "romantica" as they call it.    I've read some of her books, including the first and a few subsequent of her "Breed" series.   These are sort of paranormal romances, where many of the characters have been genetically altered, with the DNA of predatory animals.   I've also read a couple of her SEALS books, and  some of her contemporary romances, including Ties That Bind, and and Moving Violations (co written with Veronica Chadwick).   Many, if not most feature some level of BDSM.  

I know that I'm in the minority here, but I can't read Lora Leigh anymore, because they just seem all the same to me.  Its just the characters names that change:  He's big, gorgeous, and Dominant, and she will bend to his will, and come to like it.   Generally, there will be one or two menage scenes in the story, and she will definately be initiated to the thrill of anal sex.  

If you've never read her, and want to read erotic romance, sooner or later, you'll probably try one of her titles. 

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 7:58 PM ET
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Betsy, I have had the same experience with Lora Leigh. I've read some, but it felt like I was reading the same book with different names.

IMO she is worth reading, but not reading a lot of. None of her books have made it to my keeper shelf.

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 5:22 AM ET
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I have to agree with you both, Betsy and Sarah. I do still read her here and there, but it all kind of runs together and I don't keep any of them. Her sex scene writing is a bit over the top and her alpha guys can be mean and thoughtless

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 5:33 AM ET
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I've only read a couple of her books so far, and they were fine but not great.  Yes, very racy, but not the best erotica writing I've run across by any means.  I was pleased that the books had a real plot though!   I'd really be interested in trying some of her older Ellora's Cave books, which I've heard is her best stuff.  And I'm finally getting up to the top of the WL for some of them after a scant 31 months so maybe I'll get a shot!  :P

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 8:18 AM ET
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I'm not a big fan either.  I just can't seem to get into her heroes- they're just mostly jerks in my mind.  I don't mind so me gruffness, etc. but some of these guys just aren't that appealing.  And, I don't really like the heroines all that much either.  I usually like strong women, but there's just some disconnect for me.

I don't mind pretty racy sex, but I only enjoy it if I connect with the characters.  I agree with others who say they tend to feel like they're reading the same thing over and over. 

Some people really like her so it's worth trying.  I just couldn't get into them.


Date Posted: 4/8/2008 9:29 AM ET
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I've enjoyed her SEAL series but they aren't keepers for me, except the last one she wrote.  I've read two of the "Nauti" books and they, as mentioned above, are explicit.    Not really into the threesomes and some of the BDSM but to each his own. LOL    I've got a couple of her paranormals in my TBR pile.


Date Posted: 4/8/2008 3:52 PM ET
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I haven't quite jumped into the erotica genre yet.... so maybe i'll wait.  thanks for all your replies!