Mercury's War: A Novel Of The Breeds

Mass Market Paperback | October 7, 2008

byLora Leigh

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Nothing matches Lora Leigh?s latest entry in the series about genetically altered Breeds with feline DNA?and the humans who awaken their desire.

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.

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Nothing matches Lora Leigh?s latest entry in the series about genetically altered Breeds with feline DNA?and the humans who awaken their desire. 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 dange...

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 abou...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.56 × 4.19 × 0.88 inPublished:October 7, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:042522418X

ISBN - 13:9780425224182

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18


Rated 4 out of 5 by from My favorite of the series The fifth in the Feline Breeds series. Mercury who's mate died years ago, thought that he would be alone for the rest of his life, until he meets Ria. A woman who's undercover looking for a leak within Sanctuary, and Mercury begins feeling very mate-like towards her. Very Good, my favorite of the series. Lora Leigh is one of those great writers that I buy on sight with out looking at the back, if she's written it I will like it. 109/1000
Date published: 2010-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go Breed Series! Mercury’s War is one of my favorites in Lora’s breed series. Mercury was kept isolated from others during the councils rule due to an anomaly called feral fever, this has the ability to take over a person’s control and becomes stronger and kills without mercy. There in the lab Mercury found his mate, the strongest female leader, though has never touched her. Later he is informed that she has been killed and he escapes and continues his life. Just before is escape scientists gave Mercury a drug therapy in order to kill the animal inside him due to the uncontrolled behavior. Now in present day Mercury walks as a human enforcer for Jonas Wyatt. Ria is sent to Sanctuary by Dane, the Leo’s son and brother to Jonas and Callan, to investigate whether Sanctuary will be continue to be funded. Her real mission is to uncover to spy that is within Sanctuary’s walls before all there secrets are exposed. Her body guard is none other than Mercury. An affair starts between the two and soon readers realize that the animal within Mercury is not dead but has been sleeping until this moment. Mercury plans to make Ria his and all looks good until his mate came back from the dead. My favorite part of this novel that made it unique from every other is that you got to read from the animals POV. That is the animal within Mercury.
Date published: 2010-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read! This was Mercury and Ria's story. Mercury is a feline breed who believe's that his one and only mate died before he could claim her. That is until he meet's Ria, a supposed pencil pusher who is actually a spy trying to uncover a leak within the Santuary walls. My only complaint about this book is the big twist at the end wasn't that big of a surprise considering it's printed on the back of the book. The Breed series is a great read that any paranormal fan would find hard to put down.
Date published: 2009-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely great Absolutely entralling to read. Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole read. The characters were so real that I felt like I was right there with them. Keep up the good work and looking forward to the next book I can find of yours.
Date published: 2009-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Typical Breed book This Breed book is much like the others, plot-wise. There is either someone trying to bring down the Breeds, kidnap the Breeds, kill the Breeds, spy on the Breeds Etc. Breed readers know what I mean. I'm not complaining. I like how the stories go and follow each other. Consistency is good in a series. The hero/heroine conflict in this book is that it's thought by both Mercury and Ria that Mercury was supposed to have been mated to a different woman. That was thought to have died. So they were not able to go through the mating head and bond to each other. When Mercury and Ria do start to show signs of mating to each other, Ria is convinced that the heat he has is for someone else. Even though she accepts him as her mate and aches for him, she feels like second best. For those who are confused-Breeds can only mate once, however, they can have mate-like tendencies to anyone as long as they have not physically gone through the mating heat with a specific person. I had always been under the impression that a Breed could only share the hormones from his tongue with a mate that nature picked for them. According to this book, it does not have to be nature's mate, but the real mate will suffer if the one meant for her mates with someone else. That is why Ria was feeling bad after the mating. She was convinced that she was not really the one nature meant to be mated to Mercury. I did enjoy this book. There were a few minor issues. The first being that Ria was drinking so much coffee during her heat. Every other Breed book has the women avoiding coffee because it makes the pain of heat so much worse. In this book there is one line mentioning that she should not be rinking coffee, but it felt to me like that line was just thrown in there as an after thought. Also, it's mentioned through the book how Mercury's nail are actually claws. Although they are blunt, they are still claws (Because Mercury is more lion than man in appearance) At one point during the story, he uses his blunt nails/claws to rip apart off all Ria's clothes. If he can shred clothes, then why the heck was he fingering her so much? Seems to me she would have been torn up. Just sayin'. 3/4 of the book was awesome. The story was engaging, entertaining, and even though it lacked anal, (Lora Leigh writes anal so good!) there was lots of oral to make up for it. The last 1/4 took a negative turn, imo. There was this big twist about Ria that came way out of left field, and honestly, it was not at all believable, and I actually put down the book for a bit, not because I had to do something, but because I needed to roll my eyes a few hundred times to work out the annoyance I was feeling. All in all, it was a good Breed book. It wasn't the best, it wasn't worst. I give it a C+. That twist with Ria brought it down for me. For Jonas fans, he is in this book a lot. Yay. I have a sneaking suspicion that Dr. Ely might be his mate. I'm not too sure how much I would enjoy a book with her as the star of it. She is in most of the books, but I don't like her that much.
Date published: 2008-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing!! WOW!! I love Lora Leigh’s writing; she combines a brilliant story line, sexy characters and mystery in to an amazing series. The surprises kept coming, it continued to get steamier, sexier and exciting. I love this book and its awesome characters, like the other novels in this series the men are dominate, sexy and animalistic, and the women let their men think they’re in control ‘cause their sassy, beautiful and witty. Bring on the next novel, I can’t wait for it!
Date published: 2008-10-16

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