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Fury (New Species #1)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  14,031 ratings  ·  920 reviews
Ellie is horrified to discover the pharmaceutical company she works for is doing illegal experiments. Company scientists have spliced human and animal DNA, creating exotic new species. One such “experiment” captures her heart and she’ll do anything to save him—even if he hates her for it.

Fury has never known compassion or love. He’s spent his life in a cell, chained and ab
ebook, 376 pages
Published July 27th 2011 by Ellora's Cave Publishing
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Jessica Hatfield
4.5 pioneer couple Stars

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“Sense of smell. I know you want me. Your scent is so sweet when you are aroused. I want to lick you and feast on your desire. You’ve been torturing me for days.”

Fury is the First book in the New Species Series. This is my first time reading a Laurann Dohner novel, and I really liked it. I really love the different take on the world of shifters that she made. I have read nothing like it before and that alone made me intrigued. Add to that a evil pharmaceutical company,

4 Stars!


Fury is book one in Laurann Dohner's New Species series. I have been meaning to start this series for quite some time now; however, the price of the books had me a little reluctant. I bit the bullet so to speak and am very glad that I finally decided to give this series a go. This book (and series) sort of falls under a PNR/Sci-Fi-esque genre and for me it was definitely a guilty pleasure read that I enjoyed immensely. I found the concept and the overall story arc very intriguing and ori
Oct 20, 2013 Mona rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Alpha Male Lovers!
Recommended to Mona by: Sammy Loves Books
"I want you. I hate it but I hurt to be inside you..."


Amazing, MIND blowing and a captivating read. This PNR series surprised me with how good it is. From the compassionate, tortured characters, to this new world I suddenly stumbled across. I was immediately and completely engaged from the prologue, all the way till the end.

New Species, born to a world where their existence is filled with sorrow, humiliation and pain. A species illegally created from human and animal DNA. Chained and held in

"I desire your taste, the sounds you make as my tongue teases your little bud and it swells with pleasure."

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Fury was SUCH a wonderful book!
I was actually a bit nervous since all the reviewers on GR rated it 2-4 stars.
It's still a mystery to me as to why, because i LOVED it!

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Fury has never known compassion or love. He’s spent his life in a cell, chained and abused by humans. The one woman he allowed himself to trust betrayed him. Now he’s free
3 stars

Well....... I picked up this notorious story so I could finally assuage my raging curiosity. Going into it, I was well aware of the blaring similarities between 'Fury', (and the rest of the New Species series from Dohner) and the older, but more well-known 'Breeds' series from Lora Leigh that I, and hordes of others, (mostly) love.

After having now read it, I can say there's no denying the plot and storyline of 'Fury' is indeed quite similar to that of the 'Breeds' novels and it does bear
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
4 Steamy Stars

Fury is intense, intriguing, fun, and extremely steamy. There are some editing issues that make the writing feel disjointed and convoluted at times (shame on you Eleanor's Cave). Other than that, I very much enjoyed this great start to the series.
Jan 07, 2015 Kirsten rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Kirsten by: Erika
3.5-4 Genetic stars!

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Mercile Industries is an evil drug research and development company. They are keeping human beings captive to conduct their studies. The test subjects have been genetically altered using animal DNA. Though primarily human, the testees have animal like qualities through their senses and strength. Some have even acquired some animal-like features, depending on what they were blended with.

Ellie has been enlisted as a spy of sorts. She is to try to gather information in order t
Aestas Book Blog
DNF. Sigh. This has only happened to me 3 times before, but I actually could not finish this book.

I really struggled with this one. The world/concept/story was good, but the writing was just so BAD!! And the sex was so beyond cheesy, even from the start, it was literally making me cringe and/or roll my eyes.

I stopped reading at 65%. But if I had to rate what I’d read so far, I’d give it about 2.5 stars – somewhere between ‘barely okay’ and ‘meh’.

It was just to the point where I was forcing mys
3 1/2 Stars - intense, rather silly but so fun to read!

I must start by saying that I have double feelings regarding this story. On one hand, this is too cheesy, very sentimental and a bit too dramatic. There are big emotions, an overheated caveman and all obstacles that are possible. On the other hand, it is good and fun entertainment.

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Ridiculous? Languorous? Yes, I'm sorry to say; sometimes. You can't get away from that in some scenes and in some dialogues between the characters it bec
This book has a set up remarkably similar to Lora Leigh's Breed series, almost uncomfortably so. I am a big fan of LL's Breed series but as we all know, her new work is badly edited (or not edited at all) and just not up to par. So I was kind of glad to read something similar that had a decent story that entertained me. I liked the leads, the heroine had more power in this setup because there was no mating heat to tie them down. The hero is dominant but the heroine is strong enough to stand up f ...more

4 Stars! Surprised at how much I enjoyed it!

I know some reviewers compare this series to another one with a similar concept, but since I haven't read that one, I can't make the comparison. So, it was unlike anything I've read, and I rather enjoyed Fury. Lots of alpha posturing, but a pretty engaging plot with a likeable hero and heroine.

I listened to the audiobook and Vanessa Chambers does a stand out job narrating. This is a steamy one kids, so I wouldn't suggest driving, slicing and dicing, o
I feel like I should be offended on Lora Leigh's behalf. This is so INCREDIBLY similar to her Breed series it borders on plagiarism, at least in my opinion. I wasn't impressed with the writing or the story and absolutely hated both lead characters. Won't be reading anymore in this series.
Sammy Loves Books
I enjoyed the opening book to the New Species series more than expected. Fury and Ellie meet under extreme circumstances as she saves him from a violent rape and death by a coworker.


Unfortunately she is forced to frame Fury for her actions because she is on a classified mission. Months later, Ellie meets Fury again as a free man but he feels that she owes him payment for her betrayal. His plans for retribution are misguided but he is a man obsessed!


New Species are now free but they still living
Re-read March 2015

I decided to pick up this series again as had really enjoyed the couple that I had originally read.....I still feel a little uncomfortable about the similarities with that other series but the stories are good so putting that feeling aside.

November 2011 = 4 Stars
March 2015 = 4 Stars

Original review November 2011

A majority of reviewers compare this very closely to another well known authors works and I cannot disagree with them. I did feel a little uncomfortable in the beginnin
3 1/2 stars

Laurann Dohner's New Species = Lora Leigh's Breeds with better editing (not sure if that's a compliment, as that isn't hard to accomplish, LOL)
3,5 Stars

Fury is the accurate name. Passionate + a bit Nuts.

This book is totally new to me.. I have never before read something like that..
I liked it a lot.. I also had some issues too.. But generally it was pretty nice and i will continue reading the series..

- At first i was heartbroken with the way they were treating Fury and so happy with what Ellie did.
- Fury is an Alpha Male.
- Many things happened and the story progressed a lot, it wasn't only about sex an
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
After putting off reading this series for several months, I finally got around to it and fell in love! The writing style is amazing and the author does such an incredible job of really connecting the reader to the characters. After the horrible suffering that Fury has endured, I expected him to find his mate and move on, I was not prepared for all of the obstacles that they would have to face. I had a very hard time putting this book down, as it is very action-acked and fast moving. I can't wait ...more
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
I am so not into books like this. Cross species and experiments and all that hundred and ten things,
But I was on this website called:
And Mistress M was raving about this author and how she loves her books and etc. So I thought okay let me check it out.

WOW!! Holy molly. This book was awesome.
All the trials and issues that Fury and Ellie had to go through.
The horrible experiments these Mercile people did, makes me wonder how these people are actually human beings.
Ms. Phoenix
First read 30th April 2013. Might I added my first review which is really quite emabarrassing. I think this was the first time that I had writte a review.

Reread 10th May 2015.

At the time that I first bought Fury I was looking for something different as I was fed up with all the bandwagon books on the market, I get bored quite easily and always need something captivating. This book is bliming awesome. 5 communication breakdown stars.

Ellie Brower was asked by the government to go undercover to cl
**re-reading again:)
This is one of my favorite series, of all time. Laurann Dohner writes her heroe's like it's nobodys business. Ahh I love Fury, another great re-read!
Lora Leigh's Breed series is the series that got me into erotica. Recently, all my book ladies have been talking about New Species, so I rushed it to the top of my never-ending TBR list, with multiple promises that I wouldn't be disappointed.

I was definitely not disappointed! I did get the "Breed" vibe from it, but Dohner's story is her own, not a rip-off of Leigh's.

Ellie is an awesome strong female lead. She risked her life to discover what the Company was doing, and had hard choices to make t
Thanks for the kindle loan Melissa!

I'm too lazy to do a full review, so I'm just going to jot down some quick thoughts.

It was interesting to see another take on a group of human/animal genetically altered people who had been enslaved, abused, and experimented on. I don't mind similar storylines or formulas if it works, but this one wasn't near as interesting for me. Even with a sex dominated story, Lora Leigh does it better. This one had awkward, formal dialogue and stilted writing. The reason
Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
I absolutely loved this first book in the New Species series. I thought Fury was definitely the alpha male that every girl wants mixed with an inherent innocence when it comes to the world of relationships. Fury only knows how to deal with what he's been exposed to which prompts him to try to be extremely careful with Ellie. Ellie is a compassionate heroine that just wants to be helpful and see everyone have a fair life. The combo of these two together made for a delicious read that has definite ...more

RATING: 3.75 "Sexy Fury" HEARTS!

This is a guilty-pleasure read. I have seen this series countless times, but never got around to it. But, I am glad I'm finally reading it cause its all kinds of good. Fury took me by surprise. I was expecting some really bad writing, and a half-assed attempt at the plot, and even worse characters who lust after each other form moment one, and then some really horrendous smexy scenes, as is the norm in this genre. I assure you that was not the case here. Instead,
Really enjoyed this book! Similar to LL's "breeds" but without all the horrible editing errors!
Beware very aggressive, possessive, dominating, alpha male hero! He is also really sweet when he stops trying to kill the heroine!
Alex is The Romance Fox
I have just finished reading the entire Breeds Series by Lora Leigh, which I loved and was on the lookout for a similar series. After reading so many glowing series on the New Species Series by Laurann Dohner, I decided to give it a try.

Fury is the first book in the series and gives us an introduction into the world of human/animal experimentation done by the government.

What struck me from the beginning was how so alike it was to the Breeds Series.

Corrupt scientists are creating/testing a new s
Future Slayer Girl (aka: kitten)
I have to be honest. When I first stumbled across this book I didn’t want to read it. I saw it recommended with Lora Leigh’s breed series, and a lot of reviews spoke that it was a total copy of the breed series. They are very much wrong, and I find it hard to believe they even read the book. This book is totally unique and the only thing that is ‘similar’ is human and animal DNA being spliced. As far as the rest of the plotline goes, it is unique and in its own class. For a first book in the ser ...more
Lady Heather
Very much like another 'Breeds' series.
I had a BIG problem with the author repeating A LOT! ...the constant repetition really took the essence away from the story.
This story had so much potential, and hooked me right at the beginning.. and then it just flopped.
Glad I read it, but doubt I'll read the rest of the series...too bad because the author could have done so much with it!
Laura Wright
This was great! Love this world, and the characters. The fish out of water element, mixed with inescapable danger and hatred make you root for them all and their HEA. Loved the scenes with Ellie and the women. Can't wait to see the progressive of Homeland and the couples. On to book 2!
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover ❤️ & KA Addict
Jan 24, 2012 Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover ❤️ & KA Addict rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover ❤️ & KA Addict by: Bookie | The BookChick
3 1/2 stars......I Did not fall in love with this book but I did enjoy and look forward to the rest the series, it is different than any other series that I have read
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“You are ours and he should have known not to touch you."

"I'm yours? I thought you hated me."

Kit stepped out of the bathroom. "We don't hate you. You're our pet."

"Kit!" Rusty shook her head. "Don't say that. You'll offend her."

Kit shrugged "She is. She's so little and cute. She yaps around trying to please like... What are they called? A Yorkie?"

Rusty sighed. "We decided she's more similar to a cute little poodle with her long blonde hair." She flashed a smile at Ellie. "Don't take it offensively please. We enjoy having you around and you amuse us to no end.”
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