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Shifter (Breeds #15)

4.06  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,827 Ratings  ·  216 Reviews
"New York Times" bestselling author Angela Knight, "USA Today" bestselling author Lora Leigh, and national bestselling authors Alyssa Day and Virginia Kantra?
Whether transforming under a blue moon or prowling the streets, the shifters come alive to fulfill the wildest of fantasies in this seductive ant
ebook, 336 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Berkley Books
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Apr 16, 2010 Auntee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Lora Leigh's Breeds series
This review is only for A Jaguar's Kiss by Lora Leigh...

In my quest to read the latest Breeds book by Lora Leigh, Lion's Heat (which I hear is not to be missed), I have to slog through all the Breeds books that have somehow accumulated on the TBR pile (I can't keep up with LL and all her series!) This includes A Christmas Kiss from Hot for the Holidays, Bengal's Heart, Coyote's Mate, Christmas Heat from The Magical Christmas Cat, and Mercury's War. Jeez, that's a lot of books--it's going to take
Story available in print format in Shifter anthology.

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*** NOTE: This rating is for Lora Leigh's A JAGUAR'S KISS only! ***

Nice story, but the TSTL heroine irked me big time.
There are 4 short stories in this "Shifter" anthology; all pertaining to humans that change from some type of animal.

1. "Mad Dog Love" by Angela Knight
- Set in 2450 time frame and it was okay. Werewolf, spaceship a lot of futuristic terminology. I don't care for reading sci-fi and this was 2 stars for me; meaning it was okay, but nothing special..

2. "A Jaguar's Kiss" by Lora Leigh
- This is #15 in her Breed Series and it started out good, but the characters constant arguing practically ruined
May 06, 2008 L8blmr rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone needing a quick "Breed" fix!
I realize anthologies are usually hit or miss, but it's not a bad way to read a little of an author with whom you're not familiar. The book began with offerings by Angela Knight and Lora Leigh (her Breed tale was, well, a Breed tale - HOT!). I enjoyed these stories the most. Next was one by Alyssa Day, and although I liked the hero, a Florida panther/shifter, the heroine was First Maiden of the Nereids from Atlantis (?!) and I just couldn't buy them as a couple. The writing was okay, but didn't ...more
From Shifter Antho...

This one has the send up that made me eager to read it, but, due to the short format, couldn’t deliver as far as I’m concerned.

Natalie Ricci is hired by Sanctuary to be the first teacher of the breed children of Leigh’s world. When Saban, (pronounced "sa-bahn", emphasis on the "bahn") (::eyeroll for pretentious name::), comes in to retrieve her, it doesn’t take him long to realize she’s the one for him. Sparks fly, and per usual, Nat resists the mating.

This one fell flat bec
Will keep you XXXtra hot on a cold, dark night!

Four awesome novellas from awesome authors!

~ Mad Dog Love by Angela Knight ~

Princess Zarifa Lorezo is on the run, afraid for her life, afraid and knowing that her fiance and her uncle would do anything to keep her in their grasp, to rule the empire she will inherit. In disguise, she’s looking for a bodyguard to keep her alive so that she can bring very important information to her half-brother, the rightful ruler of the Empire.

Enter Rance “Mad Dog”
Mar 18, 2009 Miss rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of shifter romance, fans of (fea. authors') series
Angela Knight MAD DOG LOVE features a nano-enhanced werewolf shifter. I loved this space romance. I am not familiar with A. Knight so I am not sure what series this pulls from. But as a new fan I must say I enjoyed it just as much as an old fan would. Lora Leigh's A JAGUAR'S KISS from the BREEDS series. Just gorgeous. I don't think I have come across a Lora Leigh story I did not like or love. This story scorches with the brand of senusality that I have only seen Mrs. Leigh do so well. Alyssa Day ...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
May 28, 2011 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of paranormal romance
This anthology cntains stories from three authors I've read and loved before, and one I hadn't.

I bought it because Lora Leigh's Breed stories are a must buy for me, and this one did not disappoint. Natalie is a strong woman who is reeling from having to divorce a louse and does not want anything to do with men. Saban is a strongwilled man who will protect women from all harm, even when she is opposed to needing protection. He has fallen for her before she was aware that he was watching her. She
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Mad Dog Love is "vintage" Angela Knight and much, much better than her contribution in Beyond the Dark. Despite the futuristic setting, the story and characters maintain a rather realistic feel, and the combination of action and excitement is spot on and complimenting the plot, instead of (so many times) deterring from it.

Lora Leigh's A Jaguar's Kiss merely confirmed my "suspicion" the Breed series should be added to my TBR pile (which I'm working on). I love any kind of paranormals (vampires, s
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Overall this is the best anthology that I have ever read. I can also honestly say I wish each of the stories were longer. I enjoyed each individual story immensely! This is a 5 star, 5 flame read across the board.

Mad Dog Love by Angela Knight, 5 stars. I knew the moment the year was mentioned that I would like this story, 2450. Knight has given us a futuristic sci-fi world of space travel, werewolves, empires and zero gravity sex. Rance has been betrayed by a comrade and sold into slavery. Zarif
Laura the Highland Hussy
I bought this book for the Warriors of Poseidon novella called Shifter's Lady, which I loved! But the first story, Mad Dog Love is a sci-fi deal that I couldn't get into cyborg werewolves and a nanobot empress, it was a good thing it was short or I probably wouldn't have finished it. The second story is called Jaguar's Kiss is better, but confusing unless you've read the series before..too world building. The third is Shifter's Lady, and the ending leaves it resolved enough to be happy, but unre ...more
Jessie Mihalik
Mad Dog Love by Angela Knight - 3 stars, best in the book by a mile
I liked this story quite a bit, and it set my expectations way too high for the rest of the book.

Jaguar's Kiss by Lora Leigh - 1 star
Forcing a life-altering decision on someone because you're impatient is NOT OKAY. Hated it.

Shifter's Lady by Alyssa Day - 2 stars
Skimmed heavily, never drew me in.

Sea Crossing by Virginia Kantra - 2 stars
It was okay, but the deception bothered me, and it wasn't resolved as well as it could've been.
Julie (jjmachshev)
Feb 25, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads
WOW! 4 sizzlers in one.

Angela Knight gives us a futuristic princess-in-disguise fighting for her life and finding love with her shifter/bodyguard.

A short (but sizzling) Pride story from Lora Leigh.

An Atlantean/Cypress pride tie-in story that gives us a tease of what's coming in her next full-length novel by Alyssa Day.

Virginia Kantra delights with story of a love between mortal and selkie.

Four winners in one book!!
Jan 20, 2015 Mariah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
These stories were very well written and exciting! I truly enjoyed Angela Knight's and Lora Leigh's tales. Especially because they were easy to read and filled with passion. I have read a tale or two from both authors and they are always exciting! Now while I tried to read the story from Alyssa day, I admit to becoming lost enough that I had to stop. I wasn't sure what events were taking place or what everyone truly represented and I blame myself for that as I have read nothing of her books. It ...more
Rebecca (everyday reader)
I really enjoyed it!! Especially the pre-quel to the Children of the Sea series, Griff is very sexy and he so deserved to find love. The Warriors of Poseidon story even though it wasn't a full book, I am glad to know Ethan and Marie's story. I loved her rainstorms!! The Breeds story added a good chapter to the series. Some of my favorite series.
Tammy Sargeant
Only picked this up for Lora Leigh's book A Jaguar's Kiss. It was an okay story, same old "you mate, my mate. I kiss you now, vagina is burning for sexy time. No I hate you Breed get away from me. Vagina on fire kiss me with your penis to put out flames. Sex, sex, sex, sex. I love you Breed, I am your mate forever and ever. The end." Basically. I just want to hurry up to Cassie's story which I know is going to be EPIC. Lora really does know how to keep it interesting though with the different ba ...more
Apr 15, 2010 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just read Lora Leigh's Breed short story... fun coupling, wish it were a whole book devoted to them. An independent woman was refreshing and an insecure Breed with some real-life qualities made the story more light-hearted tha usual.
Michelle Russell
Only read the Virginia Kantra story "Sea Crossing", part of the Children of the Sea series......loved it!!!!!!Will eventually go back and read the other 3 remaining stories.
♡♥Ang ♥♡
Mmmm That was a short book!!
I would have liked it to be longer... But I loved it just the same :)
Jul 10, 2015 Angel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shifter's lady....Ethan is still coming to terms with the fact that he lost Kat to the Atlantian, but he's here to welcome his sister Marie when she arrives, what he wasn't expecting was the way his panther seems to recognize her as its mate...Marie is looking forward to meeting her brother's lady, and is happy to finally be able to come to the surface world, she didn't expect to be in the middle of an alpha challenge...very good quick read that I understand why it had to end the way it did, but ...more
Karen L
Mar 22, 2014 Karen L rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 06, 2009 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-books
The fun thing about these short story anthologies is that they (like life) are a lot like a box of chocolates on sale after Valentine’s Day, except that just to make it interesting, someone has taken the sheet that explains what all of the chocolate flavors and centers are, leaving you to just kind of grab one and guess. If the chocolate is one of the dark chocolate covered peanut butter ones, it’s great and you’re in good shape! If it’s say, one of those weird apricot ones, well, at least it’s ...more
☂ ℬrandi
Overall not bad. Most anthologies are inconsistent and disappointing. Perhaps that's the pitfall of a short story versus a novel. This collection of stories, while not all strong, was actually pretty entertaining. Solid 3 Stars, perhaps 3.5 if I was more familiar with the book series that each of the originate from.

Mad Dog Love by Angela Knight

Enslaved shifter Rance aka Mad Dog is purchased by a beautiful, but mysteriously disguised woman in need of a body guard. Mildly hot. 3/5

A Jaguar's Kiss
Jul 11, 2010 MaggieReadsRom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Angela Knight - Mad Dog Love
Interstellar empress Zarifa Lorezo desperately needs protection against the royal assassins who are out for her blood. She decides to buy a bodyguard -- a powerful werewolf slave named Rance "Mad Dog" Conlan.
She soon realizes that despite his slave collar, Rance is a very dangerous man -- and not just because he can turn into a seven-foot wolf.

This is the story of Rance Conlan, a genetically engineered werewolf from the Freeworld and Zarifa Lorezo, the empress of Thro
Shannon (Savhage Temptrest)
"Mad Dog Love" by Angela Knight was just a fantastic, futuristic romance story that I truly enjoyed! The story is set in the future and in space. Zarifa is running from her fiance who is trying to control and destroy her. She needs a guard and purchases slave, Rance, who is a wolf shifter. Neither expects to feel the strong attraction they have for one another, and they must defeat their enemies if they hope to have a future either together or apart. Very well written, passionate, erotic, Angela ...more
(Kelly)~Got Fiction?~ Oakes
I only read the Warriors of Poseiden, #4 so far from this anthology.
This is the story of Ethan, Alpha of the Big Cypress panther pride and Marie, First Maiden of the Nereids in Atlantis.

So if you are lost already, go directly to the bookstore and buy Atlantis Rising the first in the series!

If you are not confused, then you know that Ethan had a little thing for Kat, the former Alpha's daughter. That didn't work out so much and Kat is now mated to Bastien, warrior of Atlantis and one of the princ
Apr 08, 2013 Jody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Story # 1 - Mad Dog Love by Angela Knight -Space romace!?!?
Story # 2 - Jaguar's Kiss by Lora Leigh - This is the story of the teacher they selected to teach the breed children when they decided to try to let them interact more with human children. Natalie is selected and Saban Broussard is sent to bring her in. The hot Cajun gets under her skin.
Story # 3 - Shifter's Lady by Alyssa Day - Opens with Lady Marie in Atlantis getting ready to go visit her brother. This story seems to pick up in the mi
Lorraine Lesar
Nov 13, 2012 Lorraine Lesar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved all four shifter stories.

In Lora Leigh's "A Jaguar Kiss", we meet Natalie and Saban. Natalie is the new school teacher for the Breeds and Saban is her bodyguard/mate. The book centres around Natalie's ex abusive/controlling husband. Of course, he has never met anyone like Saban!!

Angela Knight's "Mad Dog Love" was great. It is set in the future where Rance is a prisoner and Zarifa "buys him" as her slave. Really sexy and a good short story.

Sea Crossing by Virginia Kantra is again a really g
Jan 05, 2010 July rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: home-library
Lora Leigh's A Jaguar's Kiss - Saban and Natalie story is a another breed series. Natalie is just been divored and wants to teach the breed children. Her ex-husband decides he does not want her to go with Saban. Well Saban sets eyes on Natalie and decides she is his mate. So wow what a story this is. Sexy!!!!

Angela Knight's Mad Dog Love - Rance and Zarifa meet when she buys him from a slave trader. Rance has been betrayed and made a slave. Until he gets the collar off his neck he cannot control
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Angela Knight is an American author of mostly erotic fantasy. She was a reporter for ten years and a comic book author. She lives in South Carolina. First published under Red Sage, she was able to write romantic fiction for the first time in 1996. She published several short stories in their Secrets anthologies. Editor Cindy Hwang brought her to Berkley Publishing and has helped her become a best ...more
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Breeds (1 - 10 of 22 books)
  • Tempting the Beast (Breeds, #1)
  • The Man Within (Breeds, #2; Feline Breeds, #2)
  • Elizabeth's Wolf (Breeds, #3)
  • Kiss of Heat (Breeds, #4; Feline Breeds, #3)
  • Soul Deep (Breeds, #5)
  • Megan's Mark (Breeds, #7)
  • Harmony's Way (Breeds, #8)
  • Tanner's Scheme (Breeds, #9)
  • Jacob's Faith (Breeds, #11)
  • Aiden's Charity (Breeds, #12)

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