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Megan's Mark (Breeds #7)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  9,439 ratings  ·  303 reviews
In the first book of her erotic new series, Lora Leigh invites you to an intriguing world where genetically altered Breeds and the humans who created them commingle - and sometimes cross the boundaries of desire….

Cursed with the extraordinary power to feel other peoples’ emotions, Megan Fields has tucked herself away in a remote corner of New Mexico, working as a small-tow
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Published November 1st 2010 by Penguin Audio (first published January 1st 2006)
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I say I like erotic romance, but now I wonder. I don't like Lauren Dane, Maya Banks or, apparently, Lora Leigh. My claim is looking kinda baseless. More research is in order.

Anyways, the book. Oh, the book.

Megan's Mark starts off well. Megan Fields is an empath working as a sheriff's deputy in the nice empty New Mexico desert. The blessed lack of people and action leaves her at peace, leaving her free from the overload of feeling other people's emotions.

When she checks on a SUV left in a washed
Opening Line: “They were created not born. They were trained not raised.”

I haven’t read any Lora Leigh for ages, I gave up on her after editing issues, recycled storylines and just plain lack of any cohesive plot became too much to ignore. I started to feel a bit used as a reader and figured if she didn’t care about putting out a finished product why should I care about reading her stuff? Anyways.

After seeing several 5 star reviews (and because it had been sitting on my TBR shelf for years) I d
Every now and then, something happens to you that reaffirms your faith in the essential goodness of humanity. A few weeks ago, Choupette said she would like to get acquainted with the Brigade Mondaine series which I have been so diligently promoting in my reviews. I sent her a package of assorted Michel Brice. She asked if I wanted any contribution towards postage, but I told her that I believed that my karmic investment was clear, and I would surely get my reward in due course. I was just curio ...more
Braden was a wonderful hero: alpha to the core but a bit less domineering than the other Breeds Ive read so far, and I got the feeling he knew Megan was the woman for him before the mating heat took over, which was nice to see.

Megan was a kick-ass heroine, as alpha as a woman can be, but sometimes she came on too strong for my taste. When she showed Braden the arsenal of weapons she kept tucked at home, the word "psycho" came to my mind. Why did she have all those weapons? Shed been living a pre
Aug 07, 2008 Heather rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans ofLora Leigh, Nalini Singh, and Angela Knight
This is actually the 7th (I think) book in the "Breed" series by Lora Leigh, although, aside from a novella I read in "Hot Spell" I had never read a "Breed" book before... and Im not sure why? I adore Lora Leigh... so here goes...

This is the story of Megan. She is a law enforcement officer in a really small town in the desert. She likes to be as far away from people as she possibly can, because she is an empath. She doesn't have a lot of control over her abilities however, which makes being arou
In Megan's Mark, I noticed a marked growth in Leigh's writing style and skills from the first of her Breed series. Fortunately, all the plot backgrounds that are missing from the earlier editions to the series are found here.

Meghan's Mark follows in the series timeline- 7 yrs later. It is definitely a stand alone novel, if you haven't ever read any of the Breed series yet, though I would recommend reading Tempting the Beast first for reference.

Set in the not too distant future, MM steps it up wi
Megan Fields has been struggling with her empathic abilities for the better part of her life. It was her inability to block other people's emotions that forced her to abandon her life-long dream to work in "serious" law enforcement, so now she makes her living as a sheriff's deputy in a small town in New Mexico.

While patrolling the desert, relishing its quietness and lack of thought and emotion, she discovers two corpses in a shot through SUV. Two Breed corpses. Examining the crime scene she qui
Megan's Mark is billed as the start of a new series, but the only thing that differentiates this one from the Breeds books that have come before, is that this one is set around seven years later than the first six. Otherwise, this is very clearly just a continuation. In fact, I really think you would benefit from reading the first couple of the original books to get a better understanding of the background to the Breeds (even though the basics are covered off in this one).

I'm not sure how I felt
Megan is an adventurous kick-ass alpha gal packing a lot of weapons as a deputy sheriff with empath powers. Megan is to work with Braden who is an equal alpha which promotes a lot of clashes between them. Both have extrasensory abilities which are complementary.

Sanctuary spies, scientists, and medical folks are all about trying to investigate and dissect Megan’s powers and the influences of Brandon’s bites. The primary and interweaving sub-plot storylines were well done with action, mystery and
Willow Brook
This is the second time I've read Megan's Mark and I loved it as much as I did the first time. The plot is fast paced and exciting with not one, but two chase scenes and lots of action as Megan and Braden fight the seriously bad guys together. I really have been rating LL's current books too generously. Megan's Mark is so much better written, with tigher plots, and characters that jump off the page compared to what has come out over the past couple of years. The chemistry between Megan and Brade ...more
Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
3.5 stars.

I can definitely see why people say the series get much better with this book. Megan and Braden didn't even have sex till 33%.....that's amazing!! The story was interesting although I do have to admit that my eyes glazed over a bit when they were talking about all the weapons, GPS, and whatnot!

I was a little disappointed that Braden and Megan weren't as affectionate with each other as some of the prior couples. I don't think they even "just kissed" till around the halfway point of the
So not good. I mean, I knew that going into the book--just look at that cover--but I was not prepared for how awful the writing truly was. It went beyond what I thought I knew about awful writing and it set the new bar for what I consider to be the absolute worst. A bar, might I add, that's still not broken. It's been nine years and nothing I've read since then comes close to this book.
Colliding Worlds
3,5 Sterne: Die Geschichte um Braden und Megan ist etwas weniger Erotik-lastig, als es zum Beispiel der Vorgänger um Kiowa und Amanda war. Das war der Glaubwürdigkeit der Geschichte meiner Meinung nach zuträglich, da zwischen den beiden trotz der gegenseitigen Anziehung erst einmal ein Minimum an Vertrauen entstehen konnte.
Während ich Bradens Charakter insgesamt zwar nicht übermäßig ausgefeilt aber gelungen fand, ging mir Megan irgendwann ein bisschen auf die Nerven. Ich habe bis zum Schluss nic
Megan's Mark
4 Stars

Megan Fields, an empath who has a hard time shielding herself from the emotions of others, finds solace in the peace and quiet of the New Mexico desert until the day she finds the bodies of two breeds. As a sheriff’s deputy, Megan is partnered with Braden Arness, an arrogant feline assassin, in the search for the killers. Megan and Braden clash in every way but must learn to trust each other because someone is out for Megan’s blood.

Definite improvement in terms
Jen Jen
This is the first of the series the really caught my interest.

There are certain things that I should pat Lora Leigh on the back for. Most importantly, Leigh created an excellent plot idea for this genre with amazing potential for action, intrigue and character and plot development. She has finally incorporated strong females in her novels instead of virginal damsels in distress, as well as women of various, yet ambiguous ethnicities. I have skimmed a bit further ahead than this release and I hav
3.5 stars
Liked Braeden, Megan not so much. The mystery was good. This book had more action than actual sex scenes, which was a first for me regarding this series. Looking forward to Jonas' book.
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Ahhhh. These books drive me crazy. I can almost --ALMOST-- like them, and then the hero descends into utter douchbaggery that makes me want to kick him in the nads. In this case, said hero is Braden, an uber-alpha lion breed who has been dispatched to the isolated New Mexico town where Megan lives. She is a sheriff's deputy: smart, tough and capable. Unfortunately, her gifts as an empath can cripple her. The thoughts and feelings of others weigh on her... which is why she lives apart from most p ...more
Oleta Blaylock
Ok so this is the first Breed story published by Berkley. We see more of Jonas and his game playing attitude, Tarek and of course Braden. This is also the first story that Elyiana show up in. She is mentioned in The Breed next Door, but she shows up to take blood work and other samples from Megan and Braden. There is also a discussion between her and Jonas. There are any new Breeds introduced in this book but one of the Council members is killed which is always a good thing. Ms Leigh has a gift ...more
This book was really a 3.5. The storyline was very interesting (this is my first Breeds book) and I liked both of the two main characters. I think the first half of the book did a great job developing the characters and the plot was really interesting. However when the romance began everything else kind of came to a holt. I do not mind sex scenes in my book and the beginning they were really well written yet the story continued it seemed to do so without the plot and just became bad porn not eve ...more
Camille-Dhark Nytmhare
Lora Leigh is one of my favorite authors. Her books are easy reads and she has built this whole fantasy world of breeds that I love to visit and revisit. Megan's Mark I was hesitant to read because the reviews have been unremarkable. But so were the reviews for Bengals Heart and Tanners Scheme which I loved btw.

This was one of the stanger stories to me. The sex was hot, the chemistry between Braden and Megan was so-so. But I thought the storyline was a little fractured. I mean I still don't und
Jane Stewart
The heroine and plot just did not work for me. On balance, I did not enjoy it.

This is Book 1 of The Breed series which is an offshoot of the Feline Breeds series. The Genetics Council used genetic experimentation to create humans with animal DNA, called Breeds. The Breeds were tortured, experimented upon and kept in captivity, but eventually escaped. The Council and other groups are trying to capture and/or kill them.

I liked the alpha male hero Braden who was a Breed with lion DNA. The heroine i
This is a re-read for me. Love Lora's breed series. This is Braden and Megan's
Story. Braden is a lion breed and with Megan's empathy, they make an awesome duo. One thing that is for sure Lora definitely made an awesome story with the right amount of sexual tension to keep me going. Can't wait to re-read more!
Denise Hart
Lora Leigh has this whole Breed series that is fabulous ! Love the amazing characters, action packed tales, and awesome hot sexiness ! You will love this paranormal, futuristic concept and be hooked like I am. I've read them all, and loved each one.
Highly recommend ! ENJOY !!!
I can always tell when a book is so-so for me based on the number of nights that it takes me to read it...and this one took me three nights to get through it. It was not my favorite of the Breeds series by a long shot. Something just fell flat for me on this one. I'm not really sure what it was. The backdrop of the desert was really something different for sure, and it was neat with all the futuristic weapons and vehicles, but while it was obvious that Braden and Megan really had a strong connec ...more
Kerry  sullivan
This was as intense as the rest of the books in this series. I did like that Megan had gifts of her own and that Braden's complimented and made her's stronger. The story was made stronger by the fact that it was confined to the one place for the action.

All of the women who become mates are strong but are restricted somewhat by their mate but this is not the case with Megan she get to be the woman she has always wanted to be, a kick ass law enforcement officer. This book was a little bit longer
I read this in my pre-Goodreads days. Very steamy!! Enjoyable. Got me into reading the rest of the series.
It started off in a pretty interesting place, but then it quickly turned in to just way too much formulaic sex. "It's breakfast time!" sex, "I'm in the shower!" sex, "I'm having a nap after hours of sex!" sex. Or so it seemed to me anyway, with the pre-requiste levels of endless vaginal gushing and the fire hose ejaculate to boot. Also I really hate when one participant decides to use sex as a weapon or tool against the other, in this case Braden decides he has to show Megan that he's the Alpha ...more

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Megan Fields has been cursed with the power of empathy, but unlike others in her family she didn’t get the ability until her late teens, and so did not have the years of childhood to perfect building shields against it as most empaths do. Instead the onslaught of people’s malicious thoughts and feelings flood her with pain, completely debilitating her. She thought she could get past it when going after her dream career o
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They were created, not born.

Megan Fields is an Empath living in the desert of New Mexico trying to hide from the overpowering effects of the outside world. She is ambushed while investigating an abandoned vehicle with two dead bodies. Enter Feline Breed, Braden Arness. He saves Megan from the Coyotes that have ben sent to kill her.

Although the cover of the book states that it is the first in a new series, I discovered that this is actually book #7. I was able to catch up with what was going on b
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  • Hot Spell (Demon World, #2; Breeds, #6; The Guardians, Prequel)
  • Ties That Bind (includes: Bound Hearts, #1)
  • Manaconda (Trek Mi Q'an #6) (Horde Wars #4)
  • Rescue Me (Includes: T-FLAC, #11.5; Tempting SEALs, #6)
  • Tempting the Fire (ACRO, #5)
  • Wolf Tales II  (Wolf Tales #2)
  • A Wish, a Kiss, a Dream (Cowboys and Captives, #2; Dream, #4)
  • The Twelve Quickies of Christmas - Volume 1
  • The Demon You Know (The Others, #11)
  • Valiant (New Species, #3)
  • Golden Eyes (Amber Eyes, #1)
  • Mind Game (GhostWalkers #2)
  • Only in My Dreams (Halle Pumas, #5)
Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambience of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared. Lora’s family, and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Breeds (1 - 10 of 21 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)
  • Harmony's Way (Breeds, #8)
  • Tanner's Scheme (Breeds, #9)
  • Jacob's Faith (Breeds, #11)
  • Aiden's Charity (Breeds, #12)
  • Dawn's Awakening (Breeds, #14)

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“Hmm, that's not sexual harassment, baby. When I decide to get sexual, trust me, you'll know it.

~ Braden ~”
“You're fucking crazy," he finally said, as though just realizing that. Hell, he had been with her how long now? Surely forever. And he was just now seeing that? Poor guy, he was just slow.” 2 likes
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