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Mercury's War (Breed Book 16) [Kindle Edition]

Lora Leigh
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Nothing matches Lora Leigh?s latest entry in the series about genetically altered Breeds with feline DNA?and the humans who awaken their desire.

Someone has been slipping the Sanctuary?s secure information to a pharmaceutical company. Now it?s up to Ria Rodriguez to pose as a clerk and uncover the leak. Yet she has no idea of the danger she?s about to encounter?or the passion she?s about to ignite in one of the greatest Breeds ever created.


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About the Author

Lora Leigh is known for her deliciously intense and satisfying erotic romance. Her characters come to her in her dreams, inspiring her with the possibilities of What If... Most days, Lora can be found in front of her computer weaving daydreams while sipping the ambrosia of the gods, also known as coffee. When not writing, thinking about writing, or plotting what to write, Lora, a Kentucky native, enjoys gardening, fishing, and hiking with her husband and children.

Product Details

  • File Size: 567 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 042522418X
  • Publisher: Berkley (October 7, 2008)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0017T0CME
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,487 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mercury's War October 7, 2008
By M. Nix
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Mercury Warrant was created to be one of the greatest Breeds ever to exist. Both lion and man, Mercury epitomized the Breed ideal, until the day he heard his mate - the one woman born to be his and his alone - died and the lion inside him was caged, beaten down by drugs that scientists injected into him. Though now free of the labs he was created in and one of the Breeds' most trusted enforcers, Mercury still lives with the knowledge that he will never know what it means to have a true mate. Until Ria Rodriquez shows up at the doors of Sanctuary, the Feline Breed compound, and awakens the lion within. Mercury knows the sexy little clerk isn't what she claims to be, and he's determined to uncover all her secrets.

If Ria knows one thing, it's how to blend in. Sent to discover who has been leaking Sanctuary's top secret information to an outside pharmaceutical company, Ria covers her fiery, passionate nature with drab clothes and a placid but firm demeanor. The only problem being the gorgeous Breed enforcer determined to undermine her calm façade. Ria has seen Mercury's file, knows that he has had and lost a mate, and thinks he can never truly be hers. Even so, Ria can't resist the temptation Mercury offers.

As danger mounts and threats attack the very heart of Sanctuary, both Mercury and Ria find themselves battling both for the safety of the Breeds and for the growing bond between them. But in a world where peril lurks around every corner and not everything is as it seems, can love survive?

Make sure you're sitting down, because Mercury's War is one meltingly erotic, knee-weakening thrill of a tale. Lora Leigh has delivered a luscious, sexy love story wrapped in intrigue, adventure, and romance that is guaranteed to leave you begging for more.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Mercury Warrant is the most animalistic of the feline breeds. Thought to be the only male whose mate is deceased, Mercury is watched closely by doctors to make sure his feral nature does not surface. Since his supposed mate died in the labs Mercury is resigned to live his life alone without the comfort of the one woman nature intended for him. It is because of this that Mercury is asked to be the bodyguard of Ria Rodriquez, the woman sent to the breed compound by the Leo to track a spy selling confidential information to a pharmaceutical company. The more time Mercury spends with the lovely Ms. Rodriquez the more reluctant he is to let her go - even without the presence of the one thing all mated couples possess.

Ria Rodriquez is on a mission for the Leo. Arriving at Sanctuary, she is surprised but secretly pleased to find the feline breed Mercury Warrant waiting for her. Ria is thoroughly intrigued by this lion and while she knows she can't be his mate, she is willing to be his lover. Her heart breaks more each day that passes without showing signs of their true relationship.

There are other factors to consider. Mercury's feral disposition is being watched closely by friend and foe alike and it isn't until the animal inside of Mercury breaks free of his invisible bonds that the relationship between Mercury and Ria is solidified.

I have been in love with Mercury Warrant since he and his leonine features were first introduced in Tempting the Beast, the first feline breed installment. Every single time his dead mate was mentioned my heart cried a little inside. I wanted Mercury to have a mate but I was picky. I wanted his mate to be worthy of him. I wanted her to be strong but not bullying. I wanted her beautiful but realistic.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great title in the Breeds series October 11, 2008
By LBJ
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
In Mercury's War, Leigh follows the Breeds through a new threat. Someone inside Sanctuary is selling medical information to outside sources. Ria is sent to find the leak before Pride leader Callan or BBA Director Jonas know the leak exists.

I loved the interaction between Mercury and Ria. Oozing with tension and longing, they are a truly hot couple. Also, in this book, as in Harmony's Way: A Novel of Paranormal Passion (The Breeds, Volume 2) (Harmony's Way is the 8th book in the Breeds series, not the second as shown by Amazon) Jonas shows himself to have a heart. I do hope he will eventually get a book.

There were a few things that bothered me in this story, and I'll start with Mercury shrinking two inches from previous descriptions. Not a biggie, but it bugged me. I also didn't like the woman thought to be his mate showing up so late in the story and having little to do with the storyline except disrupt the romance. It felt too contrived for me to accept her appearance. Finally, there was little information given about the spies. After all the buildup they seemed to be written as little more than an afterthought.

Even so, Mercury's book was a great read and has kept me hooked on the Breeds stories. Absolutley worth buying.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies! March 3, 2009
Format:Hardcover
Mercury Warrant is the most animalistic of the feline breeds. As the only male who lost his mate, Mercury is watched closely by doctors to make sure his feral nature does not resurface. Since his mate died in the labs, Mercury is resigned to live his life alone without the comfort of the one woman nature intended for him. It is because of this that Mercury is asked to be the bodyguard of Ria Rodriquez, the woman sent to the breed compound to track a spy selling confidential information to a pharmaceutical company. The more time Mercury spends with the lovely Ms. Rodriquez, the more reluctant he is to let her go - even without the presence of the one thing all mated couples possess.

Ria Rodriquez is on a mission for the Leo. Arriving at Sanctuary, she is surprised, but secretly pleased, to find the feline breed Mercury Warrant waiting for her. Ria is thoroughly intrigued by this lion and while she knows she can't be his mate, she is willing to be his lover. As their relationship solidifies, Ria's heart breaks more as each day passes. With no signs of a true breed relationship, Ria is left feeling without hope for a future between her and her leonine lover.

There are other factors to consider. Mercury's feral disposition is being watched closely by friend and foe alike and it isn't until the animal inside of Mercury breaks free of his invisible bonds that the relationship between Mercury and Ria is solidified.

I have been in love with Mercury Warrant since he and his leonine features were first introduced in Tempting the Beast, the first feline breed installment. Every single time his dead mate was mentioned my heart cried a little inside. I wanted Mercury to have a mate but I was picky. I wanted his mate to be worthy of him.
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Published 5 days ago by Catherine
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this series
Wickedly sexy, wild and hot. I love this series. Highly recommend to all reader
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Published 6 months ago by F.H.
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They tried to kill his lion when he was in the labs, and nothing can bring it back. Ria was the granddaughter of the Leo and has been sent to Sanctuary to find the traitor on the... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Lenna WB
5.0 out of 5 stars Mercury gets hot!
GREAT BOOK! My absolute favorite by Lora Leigh.
Published 8 months ago by Diona Danielle
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine book as expected.
Books fits the ongoing group legend. So It works. Hope you all like the book as it will get much better.
Published 9 months ago by Betty J Besson Stulc
4.0 out of 5 stars Two mates
Can they have two mates. Mercury lost his mate but the new paper pusher feels like a mate -can she be his true mate.Another great story
Published 10 months ago by jon mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Lora Leigh never disappoints !
I love the breed series and eagerly await each new one. I am always amazed at the number of emotions I go thru when I read her books. Read more
Published 10 months ago by P. J. McCarty
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series!
I chose to give Lora Leigh's Mercury's War a 5 star rating because I absolutely love this series and this book is as awesomely written as all the others! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kimberly Lynn
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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 relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a teenage son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora's life is filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

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cassie's story
No, she hasn't written Cassie's story yet. From the information gleamed in Dawn's Awakening (where Cassie played a major role in the story) it looks like its going to be a Coyote who's going to be here mate. At least that's what I get from the clues. :)
Dec 28, 2009 by J. Newton |  See all 2 posts
Del-Ray
I think Del-Rey first shows up in Aiden's Charity but I wouldn't swear to it.
Nov 13, 2008 by Ashlee |  See all 6 posts
Who will be the mate to Jonas??
I just love the character of Jonas. I read just the other night after Mercury's War is published, Cassie's book is next. Jonas won't be for another several books yet:-/
Jul 12, 2008 by Sherry |  See all 60 posts
Breed Series
I to had my own preconceived notions about the paranormal books. But now I've gone almost totally paranormal, almost to the point that normal romance is not the same for me anymore. If you do want to try a very good vampire series, I would say give J.R. Ward a try. The first book of The Black... Read More
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There were many breed books before Dawn's story (not just four). Lora Leigh's website (www.loraleigh.com/chronology) lists all the breed books and supplies the correct reading order.
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