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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  2,994 ratings  ·  291 reviews
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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This rating is only for Meljean Brook’s SALVAGED. I love angsty marriage-in-trouble stories so much. I can’t believe I read three novellas in one day!
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
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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.

Devil's Due (Breeds 28), by Lora Leigh *** 3 stars
I read this a while ago, so short review. Especially as I was a bit lost when I read it, because I hadn't read all 27 stories that came before. Katy and Devil. She is a breed but didn't know it growing up as she isn't as obvious as some. The authorities want to experiment on her but she's blockaded in her house. He's some kinda assassin/spy and has been watching her for years. He rescues her and well,
I honestly can't remember much more. i remembe
Dr susan
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-again, re-read
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 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.
Jan 14, 2015 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
Overall, I'll give the anthology a solid 5* rating for three reasons:
1. Salvage in the Iron Seas series...Georgianna and Big Thom are my new fav Steampunk couple!!
2. As of my 2019 reading, Salvage by Meljean Brook and Ecstasy Under The Moon by Lucy Monroe do not appear to be available anywhere else (at least I couldn't find any GRs listing.), so these two appear exclusive to this anthology.
3. Nice mix of stories. All enjoyable as rated below!

The Devil's Due (Breeds 19.5) 03/23/19 3*
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
I only read Lora Leigh's The Devil's Due (Breeds #28).

3 Devils Stars

Lora Leigh returns to her familiar Breed world with The Devil's Due. This is the story of the dealer of Death, Devil, and his mate, Katie. What they undergo is not simply about finding each other, but also dealing with those enemies who want Katie dead.

We don't get the usual sexual tension and woman fighting the mating heat, but Lora does't disappoint us with the intense sexual Breed encounters that we have come to enjoy in
Jun 25, 2013 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
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
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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
 Reading In Pajamas
Jul 14, 2013 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 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
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 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
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved, loved, loved Dev!
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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
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
Nice anthology. The story by Day is the best, to my thinking. I'm not a big fan of the Breed books, but Leigh's novella was good. Day's was a curse-breaking story about the original black swan. Brook's story was in her steampunk universe, but the story itself was about miscommunication. I didn’t read the last one. It had to go back to the library. Overall, a good collection.
Selenity Jade (Coffee Addicts Book Reviews)
I've been a fan of 3 of these authors for awhile now, so it comes as no surprise that I would enjoy the entire thing. Even the story by the new-to-me author was an amazing read! If you are a fan of the Breeds or steampunk or shifters, you want this one!
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 stars for the Alyssa Day story
Jul 03, 2013 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....
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Trying to clear off my TBR, I found this one I added a couple of years ago. This was a pretty enjoyable book and introduced me to a new author I now have to read.

The anthology starts out with Ms. Leigh and her breed series. This one I read out of order. Now that I've read it, it makes more sense. We learn about Katie and her ability to hide her Breed status so well that testing shows up negative for her. We also find out even if the American Breeds have it bad, the Europeans have it worse. I th
Nov 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, listened
3 stars.

Note that this review is for Meljean Brook's Iron Seas novella "Salvage" only.

I found this short story better than the previous book Riveted, probably because it does refer back to Heart of Steel and Here There Be Monsters. Although I have to say I don't remember Tom's character in those books at all. Again, I have to reiterate that I'm not a super-fan of the steampunk genre so my rating is somewhat biased.
Jul 16, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked the League of the Black Swan story and the Iron seas story. Avoid the others.
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