Series: Breeds, The League of the Black Swan, Iron Seas, Children of the Moon
Authors: Lora Leigh, Alyssa Day, Meljean Brook, Lucy Monroe
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 Breeds…as one stubborn Breed meets her match, and can no longer deny her mate—or the fierce desires of her own heart.
New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Day introduces the League of the Black Swan…and the dangerous game one woman plays when her family’s curse dooms her to kill the man she loves.
New York Times bestselling author Meljean Brook delivers a new story in her steampunk world of the Iron Seas…as a man who’s lost everything returns home to find that not only is his marriage in jeopardy, but he must now fight air pirates who intend to steal his one remaining treasure—his wife.
And Lucy Monroe, national bestselling author of the Children of the Moon novels…unleashes the feral passions of a werewolf on the body, mind, and soul of his prey, his lover, his lifemate.
Of the four books in this anthology I read three of the series, Lora Leigh’s, Alyssa Day’s, and Lucy Monroe’s. Of these three series the only book I was really interested in was Alyssa’s. That being said I will review the three books I did read, as I haven’t read Meljean’s Iron Sea’s series I didn’t read this book so that book won’t count in my review.
The Devil’s Due: The last Breed book left us all hanging as to what was going to happen with Jonas’s daughter as well as the mysterious Breed who was tracking there every movement. So I was expecting this book to pick up where the last one left off. And it didn’t. In fact I was a good couple of chapters into it when I finally figured out what was going on. Of it has the usually cast of characters, and the whole mating thing going on, but to me it didn’t progress the story arc that Leigh has us all hooked on until almost the very end of the book. It was an entertaining read, but not what I wanted or was expecting for the series.
The Curse of the Black Swan: If you haven’t yet read Alyssa’s new series starter The Cursed you need to. This is a fun, engaging, unusual take on the Fae, Demon, Human world and so much fun. I loved the conflict between the hero and the heroine and how they worked through their differences to achieve their HEA. I hope to see them again in other books in this series. This story delivered on the promise Day made to her readers in The Cursed in regards to the world, story, and characters. If you only read one book in this anthology read this one.
Ecstasy Under the Moon: It has been so long since a book has come out in this series, that I had to think about the world, and the last book in the series. Because there was so much time between them I was more than a little lost at times, however as the story progressed it matter less and less. I enjoyed the story and it made me want to go back and re-read the other books in the series as I remembered how much I liked it. This story was simple and not overly long and had a believable resolution for me. I’m curious to see what happens next in the series.
As I stated before I haven’t read Meljean’s series so I didn’t read her contribution to the series as I would have no reference point for her world. Once I’ve read her series I’ll go back and read her novella.
Overall Grade: A-/B+