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Enthralled (Breeds #28 (The Devil's Due))

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They Have the Power To Hold You Spellbound, To Captivate Your Senses, and to Keep You Forever in Their Control.

Forever enthralled...

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh returns to her sensual world of the a spirited female Wolf Breed finally meets her match, and can no longer deny her mate - or the fierce desires of her own heart.

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Paperback, 458 pages
Published July 2nd 2013 by Berkley
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Enthralled takes us a back to the familiar worlds of Lora Leigh’s sensuous Breeds, Meljean Brook’s steampunky Iron Seas, and to the medieval Highlands of Lucy Monroe’s shapeshifting Children of the Moon, plus it introduces the brand new Bordertown world of Alyssa Day’s Order of the Black Swan. Most of the stories are nice little carve out romances that will work for newbies and fans alike – though for Leigh’s having at least a passing familiarity with the Breeds is probably a good idea – and the ...more
Enthralled is an anthology of three paranormal romance novellas written by authors: Alyssa Day, Meljean Brook, and Lucy Monroe. Below, I have included individual reviews for each short-story, along with an individual rating. An average of all three ratings equals 3.8 which I rounded up to 4 stars for Enthralled as a book. I'd recommend this anthology whether you are familiar with the authors are not. Each was enjoyable as a standalone short-story. If you're into steampunk or shifter-themed paran ...more
Rating for Lora Leigh book only - not bad but the story wasn't focused enough on the leads, I felt like I barely knew them. There were some side stories which aren't bad in a full size book but took too much time from the leads in a short story.
Carolyn F.
I'm actually reading this book that includes the Lora Leigh book. But I'll give the reviews for the stories in this book also. This is a way for me to keep track of book I already read and not to think that I haven't when it comes up on a search. Average rating is 3.83 stars.

1. The Curse of the Black Swan by Alyssa Day. At first I thought, "Ugh, a black swan curse story. Boring!" Well this was much better than I thought. I wish I would have learned a little more about what happened before the ep
Dr susan
Jun 30, 2013 Dr susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read, read-again
Yes, I read scary fast, plus I have been home with a mild migraine, so I did read Affliction and Enthralled in a little more than 20 hours.
Goodreads does not offer a way to rate each story in an anthology, except by rating within the review. Enthralled earned 5 stars from me for Salvage, an Iron Seas love story/pirate adventure/steampunk tale. Georgie and Thom are my favorite characters since the Iron Duke and Mina. Georgie is a great female character, and the fake sex scene had me laughing hyst
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Four stories in this anthology, two I really wanted to read (see below) and two I just skimmed over.

The Devil's Due...It seems quite a while since I've read a Breed's story after reading all of them in a space of a couple of years. Despite a million reasons not to continue I must admit I do love my "guilty Pleasure" read and it was good to be in the Breeds' world again. As a novella, nothing of super significance happened to move the plot along except a bit of a teaser concerning Rule Breaker w
Mar 17, 2013 Preeti rated it it was amazing
OK, so I only read Meljean Brook's story, but it was a fantastic one! It reminded me in tone of another novella of hers, the one about the marriage of Mina Wentworth's (remembering name correctly?) assistant. This one is about an estranged husband and wife forced to deal with monsters of both the human and beastly variety. Her monsters in the Iron Seas series (megalodons, zombies, etc.) scare the crap out of me. Clueless yet earnest and stalwart hero was endearing.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
An enthralling mix of paranormal and steampunk romance, this anthology will captivate your senses and leave you spellbound by the abundance of mystical creatures and their passionate love.

Read this review in its entirety at Fresh Fiction
Jan 14, 2015 Amyiw rated it really liked it
First these are romances, paranormal ROMANCE, pnR with emphasis for each story on the R.

In my compilation I think the Lora Leigh book is missing which is alright with me as I haven't liked her Breed books. It is a library digital audio book and I don't think any of the audio versions has the Lora Leigh story as it is sold separately for $17. I'm glad to skip it. I started it for the Iron Seas novella (really like the Iron Seas) and the League of the Black Swan (Wanted to try Alyssa Day's new se
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I’ll be honest, when I saw Alyssa Day and Meljean Brook had stories in here, I begged, pleaded, and promised unsavory things to get Enthralled. I’m glad I did. Not only did I get the promised goodness I knew would come from Day and Brook, but I was also able to sample some of Lora Leigh and Lucy Monroe. I have heard of both authors but had not yet ventured into reading their series. I will be sure to rectify that as soon as possible.

This is a nice little collection of stories by authors Lora Leigh, Alyssa Day, Meljean Brook, and Lucy Monroe.

The Devil's Due by Lora Leigh - 4 stars.
I have not yet read the Breeds series by Lora Leigh and I now know that I will definitely be adding the many books to my bloated to read list. This was one hot little story and I loved the two main characters Kate and Dev.

The Curse of the Black Swan by Alyssa Day - 4 stars
I enjoyed this story about a young woman cursed to become a swan and sing t
Jan 16, 2013 Mara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, novella
I can't shake the feeling anthologies are not really for me. I don't think I ever found one in which I liked all of the stories, but I'm happy when I liked at least half. Enthralled was such experience.
Actually, it wasn't that bad. I didn't like two of the stories, but "didn't like" is quite different from dislike, so I can say it was a good enough read.

Honestly, I bought it for the Breeds novella. I love Meljean Brook. But while I love to read them, missing one of her stories doesn't mean you
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I love Meljean Brook’s Iron Seas series, and for that reason alone I was excited to read this anthology. And I’m glad that I did, because I really liked three of the stories, and found two additional new authors that I’m excited to read more of.

The Devil’s Due by Lora Leigh is a story set in the Breeds universe. I have to be honest, I didn’t even like this story well enough to pay that much attention as I was reading. I didn’
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Lora Leigh - The Devil’s Due
A recessive Wolf Breed is revealed and she has to hide from almost everyone. Those against the Breeds want her dissected and checked since she passed all the tests which were supposed to show she is a Breed. None of those tests were successful until the fever hit and she found out she is, after all, not human. Those who are not against the Breeds see the benefits of having her. This is a standard Breed story minus the arguing common to other Breed stories.
I was mo
Breeds 28 - The Devil's Due by Lora Leigh - 2 stars.
Lora Leigh can write good sex. Beyond a doubt the woman came make the pages sizzle with her erotic descriptions. But after 28 books, this series has gotten very stale, and I'm ready for the story to end. Nothing new here.

League of the Black Swan 1.5 - The Curse of the Black Swan by Alyssa Day - 3 1/2 stars
This novella introduces us to Day's world of the Black Swan, a series that I'm not familiar with but found intriguing. Day's PNR world of Bor
Jun 25, 2013 Rei rated it really liked it
The devil's Due
The Plot is amazing yet it had to ruined by the crappy dialogue.
not to mention the story moved way too fast, there was nothing substantial there.
the heroine looked weak and pathetic, come on when is Lora Leigh going to make a feisty heroine.
And as usual the guy was totally domineering and controlling and Katie the main girl just gave in quick. the plot line was the same as all the other books but this had no substance, katie the heroine was just a fickle character. this was not
Jul 03, 2013 GONZA rated it it was ok
Read only the Breed novel, just a summary to remember us what is going on in the Breed's World, I really hope the next book will be about Cassandra because it's getting worser and worser....
Stuff I Read - Enthralled by Lora Leigh, Maljean Brook, Alyssa Day, and Lucy Monroe Review

Wow. I don't think you could really pick more different stories to cram into a collection together. If this had been just the Black Swan story and the Iron Seas story this would be five stars, around a 9/10, just great. It makes sense, I guess, because that's why I got the collection, or why my partner got it for me, because I liked those two series and was hungry for more. But the two shifter stories...wel
 Reading In Pajamas
Jul 14, 2013 Reading In Pajamas rated it really liked it
ENTHRALLED ANTHOLOGY by Lora Leigh, Alyssa Day, Meljean Brook and Lucy Monroe
REVIEWED BY: Reading In Pajamas/ Donna
RATED: 4 Stars

Description and review for each novella separate below:


#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh returns to her sensual world of the Breedsas one stubborn Breed meets her match, and can no longer deny her mate—or the fierce desires of her own heart.

This was my first taste of a Breed Novel but I had no tr
Cecilia Quick
Jul 28, 2014 Cecilia Quick rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. Of the 4 stories, I liked the Meljean Brooks, "Salvage", the best. I'm not usually a fan of steampunk, but here the inventions were integrated so smoothly into the story that it felt natural that the world would include people with mechanical arms. I liked both the main characters, and their characters were intelligent, damaged, yet strong. They'd both hurt each other unintentionally, despite the fact they loved each other, and their separation made sense. The plot was reall ...more
Snarky Mom
Jul 09, 2013 Snarky Mom rated it liked it
Shelves: shifter-romance

NOT Enthralled about the Devil Getting His Due


I bought “Enthralled”, the anthology containing stories by Lora Leigh, Alyssa Day, Maljean Brook and Lucy Monroe in the print edition, basically because I couldn’t wait to have it in my hot little hands on release day for the Breed story, Devil’s Due. Was “Devil’s Due” worth almost $10? N.O. Okay, okay, so it’s 25% of the book, so was it worth $2.50? Big ole N.O. Was I pissed as all get-out
Isa Lavinia

The Devil’s Due by Lora Leigh - 2 stars
It's been a while since I've read any Breeds books, their quality varies too much, you never know what you're going to get. This one wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either - very little in the way of plot, just sex. Which is fine when you know and care about the characters, which I didn't, so...
The Curse Of The Black Swan (League Of The Black Swan #1.5) by Alyssa Day - 4.5 starsI'd never read anything by Alyssa Day, and if all her books are like this sho
Carolyn F.
Dec 31, 2015 Carolyn F. rated it really liked it
Anthology Average rating is 3.75 stars.

1. The Devil's Due by Lora Leigh. For a Breed book, the "romance" was watered down, which I actually enjoyed. The series got to the point where it was a sexual hunger that almost hurt and the sex didn't seem to feel any better, especially for the women. This one was a nice story about a Breed that thought he'd never find love and the woman that was rejected when her DNA was found out. Good story. 3-1/2 stars.

2. The Curse of the Black Swan by Alyssa Day. At
Lynsey A
This review is based on the Lora Leigh and Alyssa Day stories. I don't think I am going to read the Lucy Monroe short right now, even though I have read the other books in the series. The last full length novel didn't impress me.

The Lora Leigh story was good but had too many people appearing with their stories taking away from the main couple. Plus the beginning when Jorn "dies"? I was so confused about what happened? Is he really dead? Leigh is probably going to come back to that later but thro
Feb 13, 2014 Dominus~ rated it it was amazing
Was it right? I think I've read four stories here? Or maybe three. I remember the Breeds then Robots and the wolves. I forgot the cursed ones. I don't really know the titles. Let's just rank the four of them.
First is the Wolf and Eagle. The animalistic approach was broached rather good. It was awesome and I think I would like to read a series of this.
Two.five is Robots. I love hope the fell in love all over again though cliffhanger ending. It's the same with the firedemon dude and the cursed swa
Jan 16, 2015 Caro rated it really liked it
This was a really good book. I actually enjoyed all the stories in this anthology and am wanting to read more in all the series. I had only heard of one of these and am really interested in reading more in the other series. There was action, suspense, some steampunk, shifters and everything in between, emotions, fun, some tense moments, and good endings. I loved all the characters, each one in a little different way, and their personalities and eccentrics. This would definitely be something I wo ...more
Susan Parks
May 17, 2013 Susan Parks rated it really liked it
I only read the Lora Leigh and Meljean Brook stories, and they were excellent!
Only enjoyed the Meljean Brooks story sadly.
Aug 30, 2012 Vashti rated it liked it
The 3 stars is only for the Lora Leigh book that I read.Enjoyable read, Cassie and the breed that was hiding as a lion breed was there.Still waiting for Cassie's book.
Jul 30, 2013 Mskychick rated it liked it
Devil's Due by Lora Leigh- 2 stars
Curse of the Black Swan by Alyssa Day - DNF
Salvage by Meljean Brook - 4 stars
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“For the first time, his wife was waking up in his arms...And if he'd known how it would feel to have her there, his heart bursting out of his chest and his throat so full and tight that he couldn't have spoken a word if he'd wanted too, Thom would never have been able to pass a single night away form her. He didn't know how he ever would again.” 2 likes
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