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“No one spins a story quite like Lora Leigh” (Night Owl Reviews)-and when it comes to her “highly charged and carnal” (Fresh Fiction) Breed novels, nobody does it better. Now, the #1 New York Times bestselling author tells a story of two Breeds who are united by animal desires, only to find it’s vengeance that stirs the mating heat…

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…




 From #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh comes Dirty Little Lies, a scintillating novel of the Men of Summer-and the scorching hot women who set their hearts on fire…


Dirty Little Lies: The Heart has its Secrets. Zack Richards knows he’s asking for trouble. Trying to protect a member of the notorious Maddox family could get a man killed- even a battle-scarred, muscle-ripped alpha like Zack. But the woman who has captured his wildest fantasies is nothing like the rest of her power-hungry clan. She’s innocent, beautiful, and has quickly become the one shining light in his dark, desperate world. The only woman worth fighting for…and dying for…

But Passion Never Lies. Her name is Grace Maddox- and everybody knows that she is a marked woman. Targeted for her family’s sins and hunted like a wild animal, grace has no choice but to accept Zack’s protection. In his arms, she finally feels safe. In his eyes, she sees an insatiable desire that mirrors her own. But the truth is dangerous- and could end up tearing them apart. Will surrendering to Zack end up being the biggest mistake of Grace’s life?

Stygian's HonorAugust 2012

The Breeds return--in Lora Leigh's breathtaking new novel of animal instincts and human desire...

Honor Christine Roberts is a living miracle. As a child dying of leukemia, she was cured by a medical giant and now holds the key to survival. If the breeds can convince Liza Caine, daughter of a Navajo Nation council member, to help find her.

Stygian Black's mission is to use Liza to fulfill the prophecy left him by his biological mother, a Cajun voodoo princess--that of the life of a breed. A creature created to kill. Trained to obey. And unbound by chains.

Liza and Stygian--brought together by an inhuman evil will soon come together amid secrets and passion, and a battle of wills that could create a union of the flesh, or feed a betrayal that threatens not just the mating heat, but the future of every living breed.




Nauti and WildRe-release of Nauti And Wild Anthology  September 2012

Coming Soon
Twin Passions
A new and exciting installment in The Wizard Twin series.



Secret SinsSecret Sins
The next thrilling story in The Callahan’s series.
Wicked Lies
 Jazz has never been known as a good boy. A good drinker. A good partier. A damned good builder, and a hell of a good liar.

Reluctant Lies
Zach wasn't a liar. He didn't cheat. He didn't steal. He refuses to allow himself to be drawn into the games...



Two hot talents. Two new novellas. One big sexy package.Nautier and Wilder

From the authors of Nauti and Wild come two all new novellas. Lora Leigh returns to the sexy world of her New York Times bestselling Nauti series, while Jaci Burton revisits the scorching setting of her Riding series

Forbidden PleasureJanuary 2011
The mass market reissue of FORBIDDEN PLEASURE
St. Martins is reissuing the former trade paperback version of the Bound Hearts title, Forbidden Pleasure, just in time to read and refresh your imagination for the next Bound Hearts title releasing in May.
PrimalFebruary 2011
Anthology new release, PRIMAL
that includes my Breed novella, Primal Kiss
When the bad boy lion breed Creed Raines crashes the family cabin while Pharmaceutical CEO Horace Engall's 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 decided 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?
Live WireMarch 2011
LIVE WIRE, the last novel of the Elite Ops

Meet Captain Jordan Malone. For years he has been a silent warrior and guardian, operating independent of government protocol or oversight, leading his loyal team of Elite Ops to fight terror at all costs. A legend in the field, Jordan’s true identity has remained a mystery to even his own men…until now.
Tehya Talamosi, codename: Enigma, is a force to be reckoned with. A woman this striking spells nothing but trouble for Jordan. Armed with killer secrets—and body to die for—she’ll bring Jordan to his knees as they both take on the most deadly mission they have ever faced. Because this time, it’s personal…

The novel that completes the series and the shadows that have haunted not just Tehya but also the Malone family for decades will be a bittersweet completion. This book, besides Wildcard, has become my favorite of the series, and letting Jordan go hasn’t been easy at all.
Navarro's PromiseApril 2011
You wanted to know more about Cassie? Her friendships, her interactions, the nightmares that haunt her?
In the wolf breed novel, NAVARRO’S PROMISE, 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.

The Breeds guaranteed that no harm would come to Micah Toler but they never allowed for her sensual fascination with Navarro Blaine. Aloof, cool, and mysterious, he draws her in as no man ever has. But Micah never wanted this. She had her own dreams, her own desires, and being stalked and seduced by a wolf breed wasn’t part of that plan.
Now she knows her life is in danger. What Navarro knows is that she’s his mate and that the breeding and training that created him is being peeled away in his desperation to claim a woman that refuses to be claimed.
He has her body. She craves his touch. And as the breeds converge the past will rise up to haunt Navarro in ways he never expected.
May 2011
Dark. Dangerous, and plotting the downfall of the bitter, evil old man that calls him son, Abram Mustafa, Khalid's, half brother on his father's side will now face the most dangerous test of his life. And his heart. When his father kidnaps Khalid's beloved half sister by his mother, and brings her to his Saudi village as a hostage against his son's defection. Abram knows his plans for escape from the terrorist occupied home he's known since his childhood, has suddenly become more imperative than ever before.

With Shane Connor working at his side, he must convince his father of his loyalty, a terrorist commander of his unconcern, and a woman that she's not the center of his heart.

And he must do all this while losing the battle to fight the forbidden desires that have haunted his dreams for far too many years where Paige is concerned.

Also, be watching for the e-version of FOR MAGGIES SAKE

Nauti DreamsJune 2011
The mass market reprint of Natches Mackay's story, and the conclusion of the trilogy that began the Nauti series.

Also releasing, the e-version of COOPER’S FALL
July 2011
Anthology LEGALLY HOT with Lora Leigh, Red Garnier and Cheyenne McCray including the second WOUNDED HEARTS novel.
If you enjoyed COOPER’S FALL, then join me for the next exciting novella of the men who have fought with Ethan Cooper.
ONE LOVE: Tank was wounded in combat and watched his buddies die around him. Now nightmares plague him until his heroine, Sheila, takes matters into her own hands and fills his nights with carnal pleasure and sweet loving instead.

Legally HotAugust 2011
The most exciting month of 2011:
MIDNIGHT SINS : The first of an exciting new trilogy that I’ve waited with eager anticipation to bring to you. Midnight Sins begins the trilogy of three friends caught in a vicious circle of blood and distrust. Micah Decker has been tormented by the night he and his friends were forced to watch Jaimma Flannigan die. Helpless, horrified, the nightmares still haunt him. As does the knowledge that the one woman he wants above all others fears him now.

Kyra Flannigan lost her sister in the brutal murders that haunted their hometown more  than a decade before. And there are those who still believe Micah, Logan, and Crowe, committed those murders. There are many who believe Wayne Sorbenson was innocent. Kyra’s parents are two of those people. Kyra has always wanted Micah. Even at a time when he had been slipping around to see her sister and she was covering for them, he’s haunted first her girlish dreams, then her adult fantasies. She can’t accept that he killed Jaimma. She can’t forget that her parents were destroyed by her sisters death, or that Wayne, the man they accused of killing her, was a close friend of her father’s.

That won’t stop Micah from going after the woman that haunts his lusts, as well as his dreams of a future. Now a local rancher, he’s fought, worked until his hands were bloody and is quickly on the road to building a legacy for the children he doesn’t yet have. He wants Kyra to be the mother of those children, the wife he’s dreamed of having. Flame haired and wild as the wind, she’s possibly untamable, most likely unattainable, but he’s going to fight like hell to seduce the little hellion into his bed. He couldn’t have imagined the hell that would open up once he does so. Or the past that will return with a vengeance when women begin dying again. Women that Micah, Logan and Crowe have a connection to.  Suspicion, fear and loyalty will tear at Kyra, until she makes the choice that endangers her life and the soul of the man she loves.

And be watching in the coming months for Logan and Crowe’s stories in Deadly Sins and Secret Sins.

Nauti IntentionsSeptember 2011
mass market reprint of Alex Jansen and Janey Mackay's story.

October 2011
You’ve waited for him. You’ve begged for him. And now, it’s time for the story of the Lion Breed that has tempted your imagination and your heart.
Lawe Justice…

Mating heat gives him the Heebie Jeebies. It makes his stomach clench. It makes his teeth grind. Not because he wants to avoid it.
Sure as hell not because he's searching for it and  can't find it. No, it's the woman he's sensed is his mate, the woman
that makes him insane every time they cross paths. The one woman he knows he can never, ever tame. The mercenary sister of Jonas’ mate, Diane Broen. And he doesn’t mean mercenary in the monetary sense. Oh hell no, he couldn’t be that damned lucky.  Diane is the commander of a small group of rough and ready male soldiers. A woman living on the edge, and threatening to pull him over with her.

November 2011

WAKE THE SLEEPING TIGER:  Feline(tiger) novella –
He’s a primal. His genetics are recessed. He’s a law abiding, trusted member of the small community he’s a part of and he’s determined to ensure the animal inside him sleeps. Until the mated pair, Lawe Justice and Diane Broen step into the quiet, peaceful little town he claims as his own and with their arrival, blood begins spilling. Now, as sheriff, he has to find a killer, keep his animal hidden, and try to find a way to make sense of the sudden hunger, the raging dominance, and the pure animal need to mark the one woman he’s sworn he’d stay away from. The woman a killer has set his eyes on.

December 2011

And we're saying goodbye to the new year with Christmas in Somerset, Kentucky. But we're also saying hello to a Nauti new Series.

 Gabriel Royce, the new detective assigned to Somerset’s police department, a former Marine that once fought with the Mackay cousins, has finally found a home to call his own. A wanderer and a man that’s never known stability, until the mountains of Kentucky surrounded him and one woman began to work her way into his heart.

A woman with secrets, and a family determined to keep those secrets hidden. But someone else knows the truth, just as they know the connection she has to the Mackays. A connection that’s now endangering her life.

As you can see, we have a wonderful year coming up. Do remember, I'm still behind schedule St. Martins and Berkley are doing their best to ensure the books get out on schedule, but they can't publish them if I don't get them finished, right? :)
The reissues in mass market are something I've been waiting on with eager anticipation. Seeing the Bound Hearts and the Nauti's in mass market is going to be so wonderful. I hope you pick them up as well, and I hope you enjoy the second read as much as you enjoyed the first.
Thank you, the readers, for all your support, for all the enjoyment you find in my books, and for giving me the opportunity to entertain you.


Would you like a bit of a sneak peek into what’s coming after 2011? Now, please remember, I don’t have release dates, or even release months for these books. What I do have are the books on schedule to be written. As soon as they’re done, they’ll be heading to the appropriate editor to be edited. I hope you enjoy this little sneak peek, and as always, I hope you continue to enjoy the books

Contracted by St. Martins
Series: TBA
Beginning with MIDNIGHT SINS in September 2011 and then continuing with;
DEADLY SINS in 2012.
Logan Braece has fought to forget. Now, he relives that night only in his nightmares. If he doesn’t let himself sleep when nightfall comes, then nightmares aren’t something he has to face. As the owner of his own business, a towing and vehicle repair business, Logan has found a way to escape sleep when night falls. But that isn’t keeping the past away.

When Lisa Markham, a former lover is kidnapped, raped and murdered, all eyes turn on him and the two men he’s considered brothers all his life. Suspicion is suddenly turned on them again, and Logan knows that life is about to become another hell. His new neighbor, Sky O’Brien, has been a mystery to him since she moved in the month before. Quiet, shy, she’s also a night owl and fighting her own demons. Demons she hasn’t yet shared with him. A demon too closely related to his own. Black hair, and wicked blue eyes draw him. Tempting and wild, his search for a killer is being jeopardized by a woman he can’t get out of his mind, one that is slowly invading his heart. But can he forgive the fact that Skye isn’t there for him? That she’s there to catch a killer as well, and that she intends to use him to do so?
The third book in the series is perhaps my favorite.
The hero and heroine of this book has been in my head as long as Nathan and Sabella Malone. It’s a novel that the few scenes I’ve written, have broken my heart, and left me in tears. I hope you enjoy reading it, and when you’ve finished this series, I hope you find it to be one of your favorites.

The third book in this exciting series;
SECRET SINS : Crowe Eckhardt has never been socialable. He never trusted the small town he was raised in and he learned after that night that there was nothing there to hold him to it, or to convince him to stay. Until he’s drawn from his mountain home to help Micah and Logan to combat the past.
A past he’s fought to forget, just as he forgot to forget Mia Sorbenson, the daughter of the man that destroyed their lives.

Mia, left an orphan after her father’s death, was raised amid the lies and suspicions against Crow, Micah, and Logan. But nothing could halt the fascination she feels for him, or the hunger that has risen inside her. Crowe is forbidden to her. She hadn’t known her father well. He hadn’t raised her. Her family was torn over his innocence, just as the town itself has always been. Now, more than a decade later, its beginning again, and she had a plan to catch that killer if he’s indeed her father. A plan Crowe can’t fight against.

And please remember, these books are still months from being completed, and there is always the possibility that the plot will change once I get completely into it. The books listed here though have a very small chance of this, simply because they’ve been in my head so long, and in doing so, they’ve become alive within the story I know for them. That usually ensures nothing will change.

And now onto the completion of another series you’ve been asking about for several years now.
When will the series, THE LIES MEN TELL, be completed?

LOVING LIES, the first book in the series was so much fun to write in some ways, in other ways, it was heartbreaking. Slade and Jesse had a story to tell that I thought was so unique from so many other books I’ve written. The role Jazz played surprised me, but it also intrigued me. LOVING LIES had a spark of reality to the relationship that I truly enjoyed delving into, and the relationships that developed because of it, still keeps my imagination humming.

I hope you enjoy the next two books that St. Martins has contracted.

Series: Lies Men Tell

Jazz has never been known as a good boy.
A good drinker.
A good partier.
A damned good builder, and a hell of a good liar.
Those are all descriptions that come to mind when the citizens of Loudon Tennessee think of the tall, muscular, laughter filled charmer they know as Jazz. And Jazz will admit to all of them. He likes to play. He likes to tease. And a little white lie surely never hurt anyone.
Until the sexy, too-shy kindergarten teacher, Annie. Annie sets fire to his lusts as well as to his heart. But Annie has a past he wasn’t aware of. A past that will draw Jazz into the heart of a conflict he had never expected to face. His little Annie is under the protection of the United States Marshal Service for her testimony that has a high profile, very wealthy businessman facing death by lethal injection. A man that will stop at nothing to see her dead.
Now, Jazz has to pull in some serious favors, just as he finds himself fighting not just an over protective Marshal that he believed was the new school principal, but also a woman determined to save the charming liar that has never been serious. One that has never faced reality. A man that has always sworn himself a bachelor. A man that now is telling the most wicked lies of his life to steal the heart of the woman that has stolen his soul.

Zach wasn’t a liar.
He didn’t cheat.
He didn’t steal.
He refuses to allow himself to be drawn into the games his friends and business partners, Slade and Jazz, have allowed themselves to be drawn into.
Until Willow. Until the one woman guaranteed to break his control, does just that. The daughter of the family that rescued him from the orphanage. The hellion that kept him fighting to protect her and to pull her out of trouble that would do nothing but see her heart broken or her reputation destroyed.
She’s back from college now. All grown up, according to her, but still as charming, and just as damned destructive as she ever was…to his self control.
He can’t have her. She’s untamable, and Zach wants a woman he can tame. One that won’t make him crazy. One that won’t stray. One that understands home and hearth and family, and children.

Willow understands all that. But she also always understands pure, white hot hunger. The hunger that has burned inside her for Zach.
She’ll lie.
She’ll cheat.
She’ll do whatever it takes to steal his heart and to be the woman to fulfill the dreams he’s unaware he has. Dreams of a woman that will burn down the night with him. Dreams of a life rather than an idea. Until Zach breaks his own rules, and he lies. A lie that threatens the very balance of her heart, and the future that could have fulfilled them both.

Next, as I said, unscheduled other than the first two books, COOPER’S FALL and THE ONE are the WOUNDED WARRIOR’S novella’s.
3.    WHISKY GIRL. Jake was captured in combat, tortured, and nearly killed, but he never gave up the fight to return home to the woman he knew would never be his. Only to return to find her divorced, disillusioned, and fighting to be free. He’ll teach her that freedom can only be found in his arms.
4.    ONE HEART. Casey never imagined sweet Riley could be so wild. But when she steps into the bar and rocks his little world for a single night, he learns that loving a woman sometimes means letting her go. Thankfully, Riley flies back to his arms, where she was meant to be.
5.    NEVER SAY NEVER. Iron left her for war, and she swore she would never give him the chance to steal her heart again. But holding back from the wild, impulsive man that touched her in ways no other could, was impossible. She was never going to love again. She was never going to touch him again, but now, she vows, to never say never where he’s concerned again.

Did you think I had forgotten about the Breeds?
Never. They wouldn’t let me.
There are at least two new breed books coming after the novella at Christmas 2011.

WAKE THE SLEEPING TIGER – Feline – Bengal Tiger

I hope you’ll forgive me for not including blurbs at this time, but we all know how the breeds are. They love it when I tell you, generally, what the books are about. That gives them the chance to change it one me whether I want them to or now. I promise, as I’m closer to writing each one though, I’ll definitely let you know more about it.

Thank you for reading the pages of Coming Soon, and I hope you’re as excited as I am about the upcoming books.

Lora Leigh

Guilty Pleasure

Guilty Pleasure is almost complete. I believe I might have mentioned that it contains one of the hottest scenes I think I've ever written. It definitely surprised me when it finished. I think I was swearing a bit.

Khalid has definitely surprised me more than once. His third, Jack Fyre, has intrigued me as well. I think you'll like Jack, I know I've definitely fallen in love with him. And Khalid's brother?

Oh, did I mention Khalid has brothers? Three actually. Two are nasty bad guys though. The oldest one. Whew. Just the little bit I've played with him has some killer ideas hitting my head.

  Heat Seeker
Heat Seeker releases tomorrow. I think I'm nervous. The plot to Heat Seeker gave me a headache or two, as well as a surprise. But John and Bailey burned in my imagination even after the book was finished. John was just hot. I couldn't help it. He made me want to lick him.

There's a lot of surprises, new characters and interesting twists coming soon to several of my series.
Have I mentioned the new contracts. Several in fact.

Loving Lies

Three more books have been signed to St. Martins, though the exact details of the series or characters involved haven't been discussed much yet.

Except for two. The Men of Summer are based on the lies men tell. Jazz and Zach have been waiting a long time to tell their lies, and now its time to let them have their turn.  I don't have titles yet, but those should be coming soon.
So that makes five books. Real Men Last All Night

 Think you can handle more? How about four more novella sequels to Coopers Fall.

Did you like the bouncers Ethan Cooper employed in his bar? The Wounded Heroes series is a five set novella series featuring the rough and ready wounded heroes ready to take on more danger than they left behind in the wars that wounded them. Their stories intrigued me, and now I'm ready to sit down and see what they have to say.
We also have three more Breed books coming after Lion's Heat, which is Jonas book. I haven't decided the characters to use there yet, I'm still plotting and planning on those. We have a lot of books still to go, and I'm hard at work now that the move has been made and I'm settling in.
 I hope you're looking forward to everything set to release in the coming months, because I'm definitely looking forward to writing about the men and women that flit through my imagination.


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