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Monday, September 8, 2014

September update

Hello everyone! How was everyones summer? When you're not busy getting back into the swing of school lunches and PTA meetings, We have a release date for Smiley!! October 28th. That is just over a month away!
Pre order your copy now at Amazon.



Vanni is furious when her fiancé tricks her into attending a conference where his father’s church is protesting the New Species Organization. She hates everything those vile bigots stand for. Vanni goes to the bar to cool off and ends up seated next to a handsome New Species. Things heat up fast when they are both drugged.

Smiley doesn't want to believe the sweet human would dose them with the breeding drug. He's willing to trust her and determined to save her life. He'll hold her. Protect her. Offer up his body to distract them both from the pain. She is his female, even if she doesn't realize it yet.


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  1. Nice work! Love it, am trying to figure out the setting for this story, perhaps outside NSO territory, wonders why Smilie would be there sounds cool.

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    1. I really am a huge fan of the New Species series. Have turned my opinion on Alpha males upside down. Beastial is the tale I am longing to read. A truly wonderful opportunity to escape to a different world with plenty of heartfelt sighs. Escapism at its very very best.

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  2. Outside NSO territory, I think. Lots of NS-males have hook`t up with human females. (1night`s?) so maybe they have some bars outside NSO territory they prefers? The sheriff use the NS officers (See Tiger) when he have trouble he cant can`t control self. Smiley is an officer, so...

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  3. I thourt the same thing as its got to be off NSO territory as the hate groups are preaching and she wouldn't be on NSO land and get to a bar there so its got to be on the town sounding NOS land maybe? Seriously am so excited i realy can't believe how close the book release are can't wait. Is it bad that i hope it wont be a massive big wait after smiley book though

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  4. http://www.ellorascave.com/smiley.html

    There's an exerpt here and yes it does seem to be off NSO territory.

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    1. Good exerpt, but I hoping for Flame's book is next; following Brass and Harley

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  5. Perhaps it is at the same bar that was featured in Tiger, the one Zandy was at, and something went down, some kind of violence near reservation.

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  6. I have a theory. In Tiger, Zandy mentioned the Woods Church. Not sure if it is the same one, but perhaps Mercile employees hide out as a hate group and when they set the stage for something to trigger an event where outside help is required, the NSO are called and they do a kidnapping somewhere around the area. Remember back in Brawn, the Mercile employees there talked briefly about there being a Mercile leak, and in True, we discover the Warden of Fuller has had it up to here, and that he revealed himself to be also working for Mercile. Who knows what we'll discover in darkness, perhaps the Sheriff of the town near reservation sent Darkness's to be female to investigate something, and or could be unrelated, something happens and a group is discovered leading to the further revealing of Mercile plans to try to keep tabs on the NSO, by force. In Shadow, we also know that there is a possible Mercile base near Afghanistan. Who knows what may have been told at Fuller, and what triggered the execution of women prisoners there. Keep in mind, women usually administrated events and the overseeing of projects, even if she had a man working for the actual position of ownership, we know in 2 cases of Mercile intervention, one in Wrath and the other in Brawn, especially from international stock, since the breeding drug was mentioned, the big brains who want results tend to be covering for something, while the big guys, the ones who actually get paid to do the work are just in actuality, one part of the problem itself.

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  7. LD I hope all is well with you and your health. : ) I absolutely can't wait for Smiley. He is one of my top favorites. Been waiting for his story a longtime.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. That's a very interesting idea Elshara Silverheart i also thourt maybe its near reservation like in the surrounding town because it defiantly isn't on there land i wonder if its the drug they tested on Jeannie in True book.
    So happy Darkness and Smiley are so close together realy hope it won't be a massive wate after Smiley for the next book

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    1. I don't think its related, the drug. You don't mix high profile mercile employees with those assuming to be protesters, I find it more likely the protesters are related to low Mercile gang up types wanting to pawn some high deed off to high paying religious nut jobs who want to pay money for the capture of them with some of the drugs for some kind of conditional settlement between Mercile and a religious church so Mercile could try to gain some old money back in exchange for a favour to try and get rid of some of the NSO, perhaps the ones they think are spying on hidden activities for other high profile Mercile employees to remain and keep quiet about, if they have the money to pay up front in advance. My theory is that this is based in a town near reservation and that if there are drugs involved, its being exchanged at the hands of low level technitions. Something quite similar to what happened with Fury but taken up a notch. The Warden of Fuller before the raid for example, was not a high profile Mercile employee, otherwise he would have taken out that place years ago, or turned it into a facility. Could be a strong tie to a protesting group and some low level technitions, still evil, but not as crewel as the ones featured in Brawn or Wrath even, is my theory. Another thing to consider is that the gift female revealed in True could have a part to play. I generally see a theme of two Mercile types, those with technology and a willingness to continue the real rough play, the more planned out stuff, in remote locations, those are the real crafts men still most dangerous to NSO and they do not associate themselves with slum dumps or unpolished work space areas mainly, something low level employees and captures wouldn't care about, either move in for the kill or ride it out with intelligence and skill of the dark arts in other words, be the King of the jungle or face adversary in the limelight of recent events, unfolding threats and other related ideals within the progressive change of dynamic circumstance. the more radical, the more unclean, equals the more untrusted, the more with holes, better advantage, for those with senses to indicate this. If you can lie well, you have a better chance living the game.

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    2. It was said in True's story that the drug to make females want sex was sold to a holy roller so it could be the preacher in Simley's story

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  9. What about "the gift" referred to in True`s book? Jerry Boris said: "I'm going to do two more ransoms and then I'm retiring." And he says: “A woman Species. Those animals go nuts over the small ones. They’ll do anything I ask to get her back. I had my guys go scout out the place to make sure the tip was real and hired a private investigator to keep an eye on the fat cat who owns her to make sure he doesn’t plan an extended trip."
    And later he told Jeanie: "I have pictures of that little cat bitch."
    Do you think Darkness manages to get Borris to reveal where the gift female is?

    Norvegicus

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    1. Yeah, I wonder where she fits into all of this. Darkness also informed I think True, that Borris not only refused to talk, but smashed his head on the bars to prevent from accidentally speaking out about something, probably because he was untrusted in the first place, proves the gullability of low level technitions.

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    3. It was not Boris who hit his head against the prison cage it was Polantis who ran Drackwood and hurt True's mate

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  10. All I wanna know is when Flame is going to get his book. Don't get me wrong, I love Darkness and Smiley and I am super excited to read their books. I just wish Flame's book would be the next one to be released.

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    1. Marie, I totally agree with you! I'm hoping the will be a book for Flame as well as Book. They are my favorite men in the series.

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    2. I totally agree...i also wish Flame's book would be next..in my opinion he has suffered throughout the others finding their mates while he stays alone suffering through his decision of staying awayfrom Amando to prevent hurting her in anyway shape or form do to her past with the ex that tried to kill her..i think its about time he gets his due and gets his mate Amanda...then hopefully Jericho's story followed by Breeze's story then Leo..

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  11. Your like me in a sense only its vengeance for me but i whould like to have flames book as whel hopefully next year Vengeance, Flame and Breezes books come out. Is it too much do you think for another book to be released after smiley and before the year end's? Wow i completely forgot about the gift female mentioned in Trues book hope we here what happened to her if i am honest True was not my favourite book all the others i constantly read again and again but haven't read his book since it was released i may just have to before Darkness woop woop it's geting closer!!

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  12. I can't wait for Ven, Jericho, Bestial and Jaded's books either.

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  13. So excited for both NS books esp Smiley! I wonder who will be next? Can't wait! :)

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    1. I'm hoping that Ven is next!

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    2. I'd like to see Ven matched up with either Halfpint or Tiny. I'd love to see them help each other overcome their horrible pasts and become whole and happy. If anyone deserves a happy ending it's them.

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  14. You know the one person whose rarely mentioned is Rusty. She appears a lot in this series, with sunshine in the first book, helping out mainly in others, featured in a chapter of Obsidian.

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  15. Super excited that we are getting two new species books so close together! I am looking forward to both books as they are unique heros - Darkness is intense but honorable and Smiley is sweet but has his own brand of tough. He will make a great mate. Their women sound cool too. I love this series and reread them all the time. I am expecting a baby in Novmember and look forward to the rereads as I will be in the hospital for a few days .

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  16. Has any of you figured out what Jessie`s brother is working on in Afghanistan for the NSO?
    Which of the Species females do you think he ends up with?

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  17. I don't know why but i have always thought that Jessie's brother whould end up with Kit for some reason but i couldn't you why i think that. It also could be hes trying to free others New Species over there it whould be interesting to see as still haven't met him only know of him.
    so hope we have more release's next year and really hope Vengeance at some point. Do you know i do hope somewhere down the series we find out if Justice and Jessie actually have a babe or not as they spoke about haveing one in Obsidian but that's it and id love to know what name 927 has tacken and if maybe him and Tammy still speak and are friends.
    oh my gods these books need to be turned in to a television series or films...

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  18. Assoon as I saw Smiley on Amazoni ordered! Can't wait for Darkness also. Still looking forward to more NS books. My favorite characters I hope will get a story are Brass, Vengeance and Flame. Hope Laurann is doing well healthwise, she's still in my prayers!

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    1. i hope so!! they pretty much connected when they met!!

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    2. The funny thing is that the relationship between Amanda and Flame is almost like the one between Danica and Jean in Cyborg series.

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  19. Ok i need help! When is the release date of Darkness LD says 23rd Amazon main page is saying 23rd every were is saying 23rd and yet I git an email saying it will be delivered on the 24 from amazon and to check on my open orders it also says the 24th has anyone else had that email and dose anyone actually know which it is starting to get excited but not knowing is errmm frustrating

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  20. I got that Email too. Strangely, everyone (including Amazon) still has it being out on the 23rd. So I'll be looking for it on Tuesday! (SQUEEE!!)

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  21. I hope it is Tuesday its just very strange that my order delivery is 24th ill keep my fingers crossed

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  22. Perhaps it is released on the 23rd but available for reading on the 24th. Bottom line if it isn't out by the 25th you know its a shipping delay.

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  23. Can't wait for it now i think i got a delayed excitement for Darkness because its hit me full force now lol and especially as i am currently rereading all the books again. Jason Mamoa is defantly what i picture as Fury. Bruce Willis is definitely Tim Oberto.
    so excited lol

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    1. Nice comparison! I still think a movie based on some of these in series would be killer awesome.

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  24. How are you able to publish new books through elloras cave and other authors are having so many problems that they are canceling entire series? Not that I'm complaining just hate to see some of my favorite series being ended in the middle.

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    1. Read this: http://accrispin.blogspot.no/2014/09/alert-trouble-at-elloras-cave.html

      Rumors have been swirling, and authors have started to go public with complaints...

      http://dearauthor.com/ebooks/the-curious-case-of-elloras-cave/

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  25. there are others they can go through...

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    1. Well she may just publish them direct to the companies who list them, Barns And Noble, Amazon, Audible etc.

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  26. So excited one day to go hopefully lol and then smiley

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  27. Hey, I just noticed that if you scroll up to the Laurann's Blog banner, the guy on the right (next to the blonde woman in white) is none other than Darkness! (Or did everyone else already realize this - sometimes I'm a little slow, LOL!)

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  28. Wow what can i say.... Darkness was amazing!!! I loved it and it cleared up a lose end in Fury's book that i have always wandered about. I also have a suspicion on who's book will next after Smiley like Breeze.... Did anyone else think that

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    1. I'm wondering if the "disciplinary issue" that Tim is mad at Trey about is the events of the unofficial excerpt from Breeze's book. It was mentioned at one point in the book that the task force members were forbidden from flirting and sexual talk/actions with the NS females after all. And Trey getting caught in the locker room with a curious Breeze would certainly qualify...

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    2. Unofficial, probably is an understatement. Who was the female hanging out with Doctor Harrass? Was that not breeze?

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    3. Re: Breeze, Doctor Harrass, I know Midnight was with one of them. The older one I thought Breeze had a fancy for.

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    4. I think that Trey is in trouble because he is the one guarding the new gift female they brought in. In the book Laurann wrote that she was fearful of new species and they had to have a human guard her. I think they are going to be a couple at some point. I hope so, because I always liked Trey!

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    5. This is definitely possible, I think also Shane maybe have taken that gift if she was in deed interested in someone, see Shadow for reference. Could be another member, but I think Trey maybe looking for someone a little more experienced.

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    6. midnight is the female that's dating the doc.

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  29. isn't the Female that is with the older doc his potential mate?

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    1. Now is that Midnight or Breeze, I wonder. There are two, funny they must be at reservation because both of them were not mentioned and or at Homeland during some parts of Darkness. Oh, BTW, you figure Ted Tredmont might lose his job due to him having some reserved comments opinions about his recent treatment with females lately? Makes me wonder.

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  30. Don't know if my post made it.. wow, wow, wow!! Loved Darkness. One of my favorite's. Have been waiting for this for a long time. Long book, great read. Read some internet articles about EC as well. Will follow your books no matter where you publish Laurann. Been following your work since you 1st started.:)

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    1. I have also, and if EC ever decided to cancel you as a contributor, there loss, I'd find a way to publish them myself if need be, you are fantastic and bring a joy to so many in heart and in mind..

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    2. I read that article too, and I feel the same way. I always thought that EC was sort of the pinnacle for erotica. You know, once you were published at EC, you'd really made it as an author! It's a shame to see that they are so badly mismanaged.

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    3. Unfortunately some companies do this to get ratings, they get quality writers then someone waves money or a new regulation at them and or something happens internally we don't see, and there goes another great publisher down the drain. I really hope EC can restore its former status because there really are some awesome writers coming out of there, Laurann being one of their top contributors.

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    4. Read this: http://accrispin.blogspot.no/2014/09/alert-trouble-at-elloras-cave.html

      Rumors have been swirling, and authors have started to go public with complaints...

      http://dearauthor.com/ebooks/the-curious-case-of-elloras-cave/

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    5. Jade Black did a couple of books with Laurann, if she is leaving the business, Laurann has to know about it. This may may not change the fact this may may not be the case, but that is some hardcore contributors, and light edits? I wonder if this is all hear say, only a few people seem to be reporting about this, perhaps it just means for now things are as usual, perhaps not. I posted a directory of alternative publishing houses that may be of some use in case EC goes out of business completely, I don't think Laurann reads the blog here but its time we ask her by email what we can do to help, not that I remember it off hand but perhaps something like Changeling maybe better suited, we aren't talking about a ammature writer after all, we all want the best for Laurann and the other authors who maybe or are being hit quite hard by this news, a publisher may go out of business, but the people are who all are what make it happen.

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    6. I fear that Laurann Dohner will have difficulty with the sale of forthcoming books. Many readers say they will not buy books from Elloras Cave anymore. Many of my favorite authors writes for EC and I'm worried about what will happen to these authors in the future.
      I sincerely hope that Laurann not experience problems with sales or releases. I can`t get enough of her authorship :)

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  31. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/retailing/article/63779-ellora-s-cave-ceo-confirms-amazon-sales-drop.html

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  32. I was wondering if Flame's book will be coming out soon or if any of the females get there mates specially if they will ever be able to have kids I love your series and I am hooked I reread them all the time thank you.

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  33. Can't wait to read any and all of laurann dohners books, new species in particular. They are just so superb that I count the days down to release and being able to read them; for each and every one.

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  34. I just read the excerpt from Smiley`s book. Oh my!
    Want the book NOW!
    Does anyone now who comes after Smiley? Brass? Flame? Breeze?
    I still hope for Jericho, Vengeance or Leo. They are my absolute favorites.
    But I will read all NS-book`s with the same enthusiastic expectation.
    Laurann is a wonderful writer. Whatever she writes is a automatically purchase for me.

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  35. I want flame first. one can take only so much of testing, and we have 8 books worth of teasing, I want Flame to finally com (pun intended ;) ).
    Of course i want Vengeance, Jericho and Creek, because they are so tortured and sad and i so want to see them happy, all of them.
    I re read the whole series, and i counted male new species characters, and there is like 50 of them (including 13 books already written) and i must say that i wouldn't complain if tomorrow came out remaining 40 of them.
    that would be best probably. i would just read team all :)
    also, there are mentioned almost 15 females 4 gifts, 15 task force members and Jake Hill :)
    So like 80 book yet to go :) …
    So I propose one per mont :)…
    We should be done in 7 years :) …
    Who like my math?

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  36. Love this kind of math, merapacho ;)
    50 NS? Really? Both males and females, or just males?
    Okay, you have a point with Flame. He met his Amanda in Wrath and that book was out September 2010 - Over 4 years.

    Norvegicus

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  37. Sorry. That was wrong. Wrath`s book was out September 2012.

    Norvegicus

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  38. Norvegicus,

    50 is about right, there's a database of species characters floating around on the internet. It's just over 50 NS, both males and females. Of course that includes characters mentioned in even the slightest way.

    That kind of math would be fun, merapacho. Maybe if we clone Laurann a few dozen times she could make that happen.

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  39. I don’t know…
    If LD would just a give her dictations to really fast typist :)
    Plus LD admits that she has all stories mapped out, and that she already has partials :)
    Equals lots of fun really soon… !!!

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  40. Norvegicus, where did you see that database? I looked for it and couldn't find it. Found a few cool websites though! I've been thinking about making my own NS database, but if there is already one out there, it would save me a lot of work. Not that rereading NS is work, but the constant pausing to add in new characters, Mercile designations, type of species, mate (if any), where they live (Homeland or Reservation), occupation, etc. would take a long time. And to do it for so many books - Whew!

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    1. It's from a yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ParanormalRomanceR/info

      If you don't have a yahoo email, I can try to post the database as a google doc, or something like that, for you.

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    2. Could you please do that? Because I am a member of that group but I have never been able to find it... =/

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    3. Okay, here it is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JnYBFlVcCYSXM5cXA2dnp1UDQ/view?usp=sharing

      If it doesn't show up right, tell me and I'll try again.

      (Huh. I did not know that I could post with a name and no URL. Amazing what you learn when you try new things.)

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    4. Dang it, how is she not on the list? I guess no one else (including myself) noticed she was missing.

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    5. Oh wait, Kat not Kit. I guess no one updated it since reading Darkness.

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  41. Oh my gods i whould totally visit that site if there's one all i get is the book seling sites ir reviews

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  42. I made one but i only have: NS MALES - number - dna - book - mate- child, NS FEMALES, GIFTS, TASK FORCE, COUNCIL, MEDICAL STAFF AND OFFICE STAFF, SOME HUMAN CHARACTERS, SOME MERCILE BUT NO LOW LEVEL THUGS, no dead people, no ex-boyfrends. SO IT'S NOT REAL COMPLETA.
    ALSO I RE READ THE WHOLE SERIES, THEN JUST WENT THRU IT TO FIND CHARACTERS, SO I AM NOT SURE THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING.
    I CAN SHARE, BUT I WOULD ALSO LOVE IT IF YOU PUT MORE STUFF IN IT AND SHERE BACK.

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  43. is Searcher Furys and Darknesses brother?

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    1. I think no. Darkness refers to the killing of his 3 brothers he witnessed at the camp. I find it surprising how Darkness and Fury are brothers to begin with, despite sharing blood, there was a scene in Fury where he almost died, and him and someone else shared similar blood. If Searcher were this person, it would mean possibly yes, depending on who was there to give Fury the blood. Remember also the DNA confirms this as being true only to the extent of the human side, which means there are possibly more by the same person or family, despite the different animal traits that pop up, in this case, canine feline.

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  44. When we will see the Jericho's book? He deserves to find happiness.
    I love his red eyes!!!! <3

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  45. I love Jericho too! :-) Love his rumbling, his brawn body and red eyes.

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    1. Norvegicus, your words are mine too! Jericho is incredible hot!

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  46. I want to see/hear/read more about 927 from Valliant's book. That`s a NS I really want to now more about.
    whatever name did he choice? What kind of life he lives, works, has he found himself amidst to the NS, friends, mate...

    I have just reread Valliant, and there he is described as follows:
    The male inside sent terror straight to her heart. He was big, had wild black hair that fell midway down his naked back, and they had him wearing off-white pants that had thick seams down the sides of the legs. They hugged his waist low and fell loosely to just under his knees. Bare, muscular calves and big feet were planted a foot apart where he stood. He turned his entire body to snarl at them, revealing sharp teeth, a flattened nose, and those strong, wide cheekbones that New Species all seemed to have.
    Her gaze refused to look away as the large New Species furiously stormed closer to the bars. His hands gripped them, which made her glance at his muscular arms and chest before he made loud sniffing noises. Dark, nearly black eyes met hers.
    He was almost as tall as Valiant. Maybe an inch or two shorter at about six-feet-four, if she were to guess.
    His shoulders, thick chest, and muscular arms were very similar in size to Valiant. It was his face that terrified her the most.
    A vicious, low growl of warning rumbled deep from within his throat as sharp teeth flashed. Like Valiant, this one had more dominant animal features than most of the New Species. That probably accounted for how terrifying he looked as he snarled at her, flashing teeth that looked as if they could easily tear her apart without effort.
    The scariest eyes she’d ever seen watched her from the other side of the partition just feet from her. His seemingly black gaze narrowed and he growled at her again.
    His hands lifted and he glanced at them. She followed where he looked, wishing instantly that she hadn’t. His hands ended in thick fingernails similar to Valiant’s but they hadn’t been clipped. They resembled short but lethal claws that scratched over the damaged part of the glass.
    He melted my heart when he said to Tammy:
    “Lie here with me and rest. You are safe from me, little one with pretty eyes.” He had her totally trapped under his big body but she didn’t feel threatened.

    Have any of you read anything about him on other sites?
    927 is not mentioned in other books than in Valliant's. I love to now more about this intriguing male.

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  47. I haven't heard anything about him i asked ages ago but never heard anything i only know that he will get a book and will find out his name. My major wants for story's have always been 927 & Vengeance. I am excited about Smiley book though.
    i am really really curious about the hole Elloras Cave mess what is happening with it is it bankrupt and what does it mean for all future LD books is Smiley going to be the last one there???

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  48. Me too. Let`s hope it does not have a negative influence on LDs publication of books and her series. I feel so sorry for everyone who is affected by this.
    927 is not mentioned in any of the subsequent books. And it has been published 9 books after Valiant. Maybe we will learn more about him in Smiley?
    I cross fingers and toes in hope that Smiley wont be the last in the NS series. Laurann Dohner is nr 3 on my top ten list over favorite authors ever.

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    1. Can I ask you what are your first two favorite authors? I'm looking for other authors to read while waiting for other books of LD, in particular books with beastmen, werewolves and the like. Thank you so much and sorry for my english full of errors! :(

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    2. I really like G. A. Aiken (Dragon Kin series) and her other pseudonym, Shelly Laurenston (mostly cat and wolf shifters). Her novels are pretty fun to read.

      Since I'm counting her as one author, another good author is Nalini Singh. Her Psy/Changeling novels are excellent.

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    3. Eleonora, don`t be sorry for your language, be proud of your self, - you try! (And as long as we understands you, - all is well) English is my third language, so I`m not so good either ;)

      Here is my list, and the two top spots on the list, has remained unchanged since the mid-80s :-D

      1. Laurell K. Hamilton - Anita Blake series (25 books)
      2. SergeAnne Golon - Angelique series (13 books, but just 10 in English. Was first released in the 50's)
      3. Laurann Dohner - New Species series, Cyborg series, Zorn series, Raine series.
      4. Stieg Larrson - Millenium series (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
      5. J.R. Ward - Black Dagger Brotherhood series (12 books)
      6. Kendall McKenna - Tameness of the wolf (3 books, M/M)
      7. Jo Nesbø - Harry Hole series
      8. David Baldacci
      9. Charlie Richards - Wolves of Stone Ridge, (25 books, M/M) Kontra's Menagerie, (18 books, M/M) A Paranormal's Love (9 books, M/M)
      10. Maya Banks - Golden Eyes and Amber Eyes

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    4. Thank you so much Norvegicus you're very kind! I'm so happy to no longer be the only one to have read and to have loved Angelica :) Your list is full of interesting and different authors! I am fond of romance f / m, and books of JR Ward and Maya Banks on your list seem to do for me. So again thank you! :D

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    5. Eleonora, "Golden Eyes" and "Amber Eyes" from Maya Banks are really sweet. Just 2 books in this series. They are very different from other shifter books, in a good way. Highly recommended!

      Angelique/Angelica is a outstanding series!!! It says something that the series is still mentioned on most lists of unforgettable / the absolute best romance of all time, 60 years after the first book in the series was released. Unfortunately they are not in e-book format and the last 3 books in the series are in French only. Anyway, it's the best romantic series I've read to date.

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    6. I've been reading Charlie Richards Stone Ridge series for a few months now, and like them a lot. I just wish they weren't quite so expensive!

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    7. i have read them both...here is another awesome series...

      https://sites.google.com/site/assassinshiftertree/home

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    8. SE Smith has a dragon shifter series along with several other series that I enjoy.

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    9. I certainly agree with Janet that "Assassin Shifter" is a fantastic series. Recommended for those who like shifters and M/M books with intrigues and action.

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    10. Anonymous,..what is her? his? website address? a link please...thank you!!

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    11. I've read SE Smith's books too, and I've liked most of what I've read. Her website is http://sesmithfl.com/
      For the Dragon Lords specifically, you can go here: http://sesmithfl.com/books/dragon-lords-of-valdier/

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    12. in the A/S series i love that about 98% couples are versatile, the stories are awesome!!

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  49. I love Michelle M. Pillow she has Dragon shifters Cat Shifters so much to choose from.
    Keri Arthur is really good.
    Kresley Cole her Immortal after dark series is good.
    but top 2 after LD is defantly Michelle M. Pillow & Keri Arthur

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    1. Thank you so much Chelly Madock and Emily for your advice, I searched on google and the books of these authors seem really intriguing! Now I can calmly face the expectation of new books for LD! LOL :D

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  50. Stormy Glenn, Lynn Hagen, AJ Jarrett, EA Price, Gabrielle Evans...

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  51. Lynn Hagen and her Brac Pack series is one of my M/M favorite authors too. Stormy Glenn and her Wolf Creek Pack series is nice. If you like M/M try nr 6 and 9 on my list! But you need to look up the authors homepage because the readinglist of the 3 series. The characters' stories intersect.

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  52. Danica Dark and Nalini Sing are good. Also Sadie Hart is interesting with their shifter town series.

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  53. Laurann hi i am big fan of the book I wanted new kind of book the next book be about brass? he percisa ja person he gostav to trisha.

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  54. Hi.
    I'm waiting impacient for 'Smiley'. The model's smile in the cover it's breathtaken, better than I'd image it and perfect for the book. Congratulations on the choice. When I read the description of the plot, I feel a little bit of desappointed. I was hoping that will be NS female involved with Smiley.
    In the book 'Darkness', two things make me jump in anticipation: the Gift who is afraid of NS, and the "personal thing" that makes Tim got pissed with Trey. In the end I remain thinking that the Gift will be "calm down" by a friendly and loving NS male, and Smiley was the name who came in to my mind. I couldn't help my feelings when I see he is meant to a human. But I'm still confident in Lauranns talent with the storie, and I have other hopes! There's a lot of loving NS male who can be "up to the task" with that new Gift.
    Now, regarding Trey... that's a lot of happy thoughs crossing my mind. Since I see more of Breeze's sense of humor in 'Shadow', and others NS female apeared to light up the plots in the recent books, I've been waiting for a storie mating one of them with a human male. And since (in my opinion) Trey is the most atractive men in the serie, I'm rooting for he finaly involves with someone. I definely love him in the scene with Rebecca in the book "Brawn", his flirty and funny personality deserves an exploration. I don't know a thing about whats going on in his life and I'm already loving and laughting with the possible situation, this shows how good the character is. I think his "personal thing" will be fantastic when it comes.

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  55. Smiley is one week away. One loooong week to wait.
    Has anyone read a book review of Smiley from the book bloggers? Link please.

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  56. I found this on under the comment on this blog: http://www.alexandrawebb.net/2014/10/grab-your-popcornanother-elloras-cave.html?zx=778de08035aea767
    “As a avid reader I was reading a lot of books by EC and I still do as I for one read because the author wrote it not because of who published it. Did you know Alexandra that because I posted a review 4 days ago on a EC book (which BTW I have taken down) But there were people who left nasty comments on them. Now I am not one who gets a ton of traffic but that post had 33 comments on it alone. So my rant is that there are people who are out there bashing us Bloggers over the books we read and review just because of someone who published it or company I should say. I had been warned about this happening and my stubborn mind did not think it would happen to me as a no body.”
    Maybe people/bloggers not dare write book reviews for Elloras Cave –books any longer?
    That`s really sad for all the authors who are living of their books, and the royalties are maybe their one and only income. And I fear for Lauranns book too in the future.
    I have even heard about EC books that get only 1stars reviews because of who the publisher is.
    It`s sad and unfair to both author and readers.

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  57. I would think that LD has her bases covered by having her books on Amazon as well?

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  58. I’ve seen the perfect couple in darkness book. Missy the author and Book The species who loves to read. And was it my imagination or were there a few small sparks flying between them on the helicopter to homeland?

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    1. Not just you noted. I see Missy and Book like a perfect couple. Are Missy kind of a self-inserction of LD in the serie or just an reference for a friend author?

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  59. I know Smiley hasn't came out yet (CANT WAIT!), but i wounder what New Species comes out next. lol

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  60. I hope 927 is next in her story. Will books Darkness and Smiley be made into Audiobooks like the rest of the series?.

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  61. As always, I hope for Vengeance, Leo, 927, Jericho, Breez to be next... But I`m sure I will love whichever is next on her list :)
    Smiley can't come out soon enough!!!

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  62. I want Treys book! Want to read more about the NS Task Team and the NS female.

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  63. I'm hoping it's either Vengeance or Flame. They've both waited long enough!

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  64. I hope Vengeance or 927 but realy think it will be Breeze because of Darkness book hope LD announces it soon

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  65. If Breeze were real, I'd claim her as my own mate.

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    1. She turns me on with her directness and out of the box thinking. Its always a sense of adventure with her, not always safe but caring, loyal and wild, as well as fun and there just never seems to be a gentleness to her others seem to have in abundance so it keeps things creative for sure. Yeah, her book, especially if it is later on in the series, would be very worth the read to me. I have to say, more than any other female, she is mentioned the most.

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    1. Still waiting for Smiley :(

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    2. Same here. I've never wanted something fast enough, it seems.

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    3. i noticed at about 1:10 a.m. EST. i don't know where she lives IE: EST,CST, MST or PST...

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  67. Just found this. Get a copy of Smiley early. http://tuebl.ca/download?id=96337&title=Dohner,%20Laurann-Smiley

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  68. I woke up to a wonderful surprise this morning. Amazon sent me a message that my preorder of Smiley had been delivered to my Kindle.***squee*** I may have to do something I never do - put down the book I am currently reading and pick up Smiley. Hold, caress, kiss, devour...oh, yeah!

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    1. I completely agree with you on that. The theme for sure is about tranquility, trust and owning your pride. Something new relatively added to this series and it is starting to really fit in well, suspense to happiness, it is more shockingly brilliantly beautiful than anything else. I'm passed the wonder stage, I'm at the point where not wanting a species book is going to be difficult, your family, we're pack, its time to embrace it.

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  69. Smiley appeared finally! *Happy dance*

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  70. That was seriously the best, most hottest, sensual book I've ever read, so life like, so animated. Here's a teaser, some new adjectives come with this book including the mention of Brothels and Eloping. Best book out of the series! Love it with its usual familiar twists and turns, changes in scenes, last minute activities and jarring moments of love, and it is extremely realistic in an exciting sort of way, like a blend of familiar story lines and interesting new developments, its full of them and at sometimes very sweet and unexpected moments, particularly the epilogue. Worth the read! Always. Sweet, sensual, beloved Laurann, thank you, love your message of dedication at the beginning as well, it was what was the last assurance of hope and carried a message no matter what I will read through to the end, and I'm so very glad I did! You don't often get this feeling of peace or experience it through reading, however the more lively than spirit picture perfect images you bring with such series as ever, are something to be seriously given credit for, along with so many other things you give a home to. Love it, I truly do.

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  71. Loved it! She get better and better. Smiley is one of her best books so far :D

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  72. I could hardly wait to get up this morning to read Smiley, I loved this book and will be again. I just love her books and already have the whole collection of the Species which I read over and over again Can't wait for the next one

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  73. Oh my gods LOVED IT!! So lovely and different to others want to read them all again!!
    i say agian these books realy need a film or tv deal.
    so whens the next one and who will it be??

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  74. I have a question. I love these books. Are the NSO Women gonna get some stories too ? And if so when?

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  75. You know Beauty, the Gift female has already had her story. (See Shadow, NS book nr 9)
    I think Breeze will get her book in the near future, but I do not know exactly when. Kit will have her book too.
    I really look forward to read about the female NS. Some of the females are so intriguing and we know so little about the them compared to the males.

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    1. It would be pretty cool if Breeze felt simething for Jessie brother. And maybe Brass and Breeze find love in the same book. And if Trey saved another Gift and they fell in love.. or even Trey and Kit.

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    1. Kat? Darkness mate..?

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    2. never mind lol has Kit gotten a mate yet?

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    3. I have read the excerpt about Kit from the yahoo group but that is all I know about her. (You can red it under comments on Darkness) Jaded have a talk with Kit about her bad behavior. She start fights amongst males, irritate the females, and have a problem with the humans who mate with Species males.

      "He was a few inches taller and much wider than her. “What is going on inside you? Talk to me.” “No.” A muscle in his jaw twitched as his mouth pressed into a grim line for a moment before he spoke. “You owe me your very life. I allowed you to live after you betray our people. You should be making the most of it.” “You killed the only male I ever loved.” He blinked, withdrawing as his arms dropped to his sides. “He was using you. I did you a favor.” “It wasn’t your decision to make.” He suddenly grabbed her by her wrists, slamming her against the door with a rough shake, and lowered his face until his nose brushed hers. The green of his eyes seemed alive, too bright, and it scared her badly. He could tear out her throat if he wished. “It wasn’t just about you. You heard him. He would have gone after other females, used and lied to them if he were able. I don’t regret doing it. I saw your pain he inflicted and got revenge for you. You should thank me.” His hold eased but he didn’t release her. “Get over it. Hate me if you must but stop taking it out on the other males. I killed him for you and for the other females he would have abused.” He backed away, his fingers letting go. “There’s a discussion on if you should live in the Wild Zone.” That stunned her."

      LD have some of her book finished.

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    4. dang it!! what male did he (Jaded) kill for Kit?

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  77. I'll be honest and tell the truth - Smiley was never even close to being a NS favorite of mine, but after reading his book ... WAW!
    You can say I changed my mind. LOL
    LD writes better and better with each new book. Really looking forward to getting to know who's next on her list.

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  78. Loved it. Awesome and sweet. Jericho being the sweet hardass friend. More and more pieces of the group opening up to their freedom. Cant wait for more... Flame, Ven and Halfpint, would enjoy Jaded getting his butt handed to him by a girl. Thank you very much for sharing your stories. Kris

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  79. First off i wanted to say thank You! it was one of your best work. I got mine around 1am this morning, couldn't put it down till i finished it. So looking forwards to your next New Species book. :-)

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  80. Jaded is going to a local motorcycle club who is hosting a barbecue fundraiser to buy some land for the preservation of a campground they use every summer.
    Maybe he hooks up with a biker bitch at that charity event ;-)

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  81. Cindy, who works for the NSO public relations team, looks like a really funny woman.
    (A woman with unruly curly hair—the mass was barely contained in a ponytail on top of her head.)
    Smiley said: "She is attracted to a male who lives at Reservation. She watches him when he isn’t looking. Some of us have noticed."
    Which male do you think Cindy is attracted to?
    My guess is Brass or Harley
    Other suggestions?

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    1. I'm going to guess Torrent (male who attacked Shadow because he mistakenly thought he was abuse Beauty) because he was an interesting male.

      I don't think it is Harley, mainly because I don't want her to be sad when he ends up with someone else (based on a partial book release/spoiler that was released of his book). A lot of the other males besides Torrent who live on Reservation also have mates planned for them, so that hopefully rules them out too. She seemed nice and spunky, so I'll feel bad if the guy she likes ends up with someone else.

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    2. I am really starting to think that maybe Torrent is 927 i can't explain why i think that but every time he pops up i start to think that in Tigers, shadow and so on it could just be that i want 927 and vengeance book too much

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    3. 927 was a NS canine, but I couldn't find what Torrent is. Valiant listed 927's eyes as being dark, "near black." And Torrent's eyes are listed as blue, but being inside a cage (unless it was well lit) would certainly make eyes look darker than normal, and some of the NS have eyes that change shade with emotion. So that could be. I know I'd like 927 to show up again.

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    4. and you know canines and felines DO NOT get along...this will be interesting on where he ends up!!

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    5. Probably wishful thinking on my part but hope we have vengeance or 927 soon

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    6. how long in between books? although, and i do not know if they celebrate any...Holidays coming up...

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    7. Maybe Cindy has her eye on Jaded. He lives in Reservation. My guess (and this is purely a guess!) is that Jaded's book will be next, and he'll need a sidekick to accompany him to his biker barbecue. Guess who gets to tag along?

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    8. Maybe it's Timber, the guy who was in charge of Reservation, when Tiger gets hurt when the helicopter was shot down?

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  82. Hah i thourt Brass as whel

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  83. Thank you for this book. I have started it, but just wanted to say that I am so happy that you are better. Thank you for writing all these wonderful books! I hope that there are many more books to come!

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  84. I love this book as I love all you books. I have read all your books. The last few years I have had many health issues and your books have been there for me. Thank you so much. This last book you mentioned you had a stroke. I hope you are feeling better everyday. Debi

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  85. I can't help it I'm dyeing to know who the next N.S. is about

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  86. First. LD. .didn't know you'd had a stroke.. so I absolutely wish you a speedy and restful recovery.. 2nd.. (I will get pulverized for this) but Smiley was good, sweet, lovely but definitely not my favorite. Having said that; I think it was "appropriate for Smiley, if that makes sense. He is sweet, loving, sensitive, and his mate was the same so it would stand to reason that , that would be the kind of book that he would get. I think I was expecting more antagonism with the drug, capture etc.. and didn't get there..ergo the labeling of a sweet book. Well written though, and long but just a "sweet' book. Darkness still my fav.. look forward to the rest in due time. :)

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  87. to air your opinions? Those are your opinions, and it should be respected. No one can / should decide what others think about things.
    I loved Smiley, but was more lukewarm to Darkness. And even if Darkness has always been one of my favorites and Smiley has never been a favorite;-)








    to air your opinions? Those are your opinions, and it should be respected. No one can / should decide what others think about things.
    I loved Smiley, but was more lukewarm to Darkness. And even if Darkness has always been one of my favorites and Smiley has never been a favorite;-)





    Why would we pulverized you to air your opinion? Those are your opinions, and it should be respected. No one can/should decide what others think about things. I loved Smiley, but was more lukewarm to Darkness. And that despite Darkness has always been one of my favorite NS males, and Smiley has never been a favorite ;-)




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    1. From L D, call me obsessive but there wasn't much face booking in regards to smiley. I'm being weird ha. Hope she is fine and reading all the kudos from fans about smiley

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  89. I've read all of L.D. books and love each of them equally. Waiting for Smiley was like waiting for Christmas day as a child. I wasn't disappointed ted as usual. L.D. you're very talented and I want to thank you for keeping reading fun. I couldn't put this book down until the end. I respect your time and health so whenever the next one comes out expect one of your biggest fans (me) will be right there to support. Take care. Kimberly A.

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  90. I just finish Smiley book today and my opinion divide so much about this book. Vanni is the coolest woman I've read since a long time. The way she manage her situation, plan e executed a hard escape from the bad guys was awsome! Right now she is my favorite woman, and her friend is my favorite best friend. Love so much Beth's humor!
    But in other hand... The way Smiley act in the plot (besides the part when he is 'bonding') desapointed me so much. I though this is the male who has the best sense of humor, has intense feelings and could be very aggressive because of his primate genes (the most merciless animal on planet, the human being, is a primate). He don't go after his soon-to-be mate, don't chase himself the culprits, don't broke any rules or bones to get even with the bad guys, don't show the advantage of his kind in actions in the plot (just talk about it). For zeus sake! He don't at least make the hell of trouble and make it to see Vanni when she first came to Homeland! Where were his intense-crazy feelings of protection for his woman? When the others characters pointed that he should be more "True like" with the situation and grab the female without take any bullshit of the comanders, I agree with them. With the exception of Brawn, I don't see any of other male NE (felines or canines) keeping away of their mate without fighting or almost fighing someone in the NSO to show his feelings. Jericho take much more action in the rescue of his mate than him. In the end of the story, all I can remember of the actions of Smiley was he waiting, looking sad in the window, doing what others told him to do (wait, work, don't see the female human, see the female human, jump, pull, fake dead, catch a ball...affe!). Even Beauty was more fierce and dangerous, and she is a Gift! He had to have help all along to be with his mate, like the first contact when he just sitting there and wait for her to come in. Seriosly, this was a turn off in the character for me, I liked Smiley so much before with his playfull and blunt personality, and now I'm just sorry for him. His development went all by talking, no actions, and not in a good way. This storie should show that the primates (who is not big-mountain like Jericho) are aggressive too, are dangerous too and the others NE should respect them more. But my fear came true and the first primate to have his own named book appear the weakest of NE.
    That's one point that turn me off, but all the others turn me on, like: the presentation of character Cindy and the revealing of her interest in the mistery male of the Reservation; Jade's new oufit and mission; Midnight scary atitude; Jericho's action and estatement (never desires a shot over a love, you can get both XD); and so on...
    LD have great scenes of thriller in this book, the parts of chase and run my heart beat so fast that I almost jump in each line of action. The parts when Smiley and Vanni talk in privacy are so sweet that my heart melt down in every word they spoke. The book is worth reading. Who is already addicted to the NE Series don't avoit this one, read as soon as possible.
    Ah! There's one thing that scared the hell out of me in this book: to know the author has a stroke not long ago. OMZ! I was full of concern, even when she said that was in the past and now everything is ok and all right with her. Please! Be ok LD! I wishes you all the happiness to your life and all the good health to your body. Continue writing and making so many people happy by reading yours universes.
    Now... somebody has a hint of the next book? I'm cheering for Jericho, but if it was Jaded it's fine too.

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  91. I was checking one of Lauren's facebook pages and saw this in response to someone's question: "I'm working on two Raines books right now...plus some cyborgs. I haven't finished and turned in a book since Smiley though."

    Of course that's no guarantee that those will be the next books out...

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  92. Oh my gods LD has said the guy Cindy likes is..........Jaded and Missy and Book but she doesn't know which NS book will be next it sounds like Cyborg or the Raine one of thos will be next

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  93. Ah, Cyborgs on the way Yipee, like that series too, and Reines too.
    It is soo awesome that Laurann is able to get so many books out, she most have fingermoves as fast as lightning!

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  94. I would like to see Snow & Missy from Darkness book and Cindy and Jade, but I'm still hoping for Amanda and Flame; they need their Happy Ever After.

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  95. Any book you write, I will obviously read. However, I am patiently waiting for Amanda and Flame. I fully expect to cry, laugh, and grin like a fool while reading!

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  96. does not matter which NS!! i will be happy!!

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  97. I hope for one of the wild-zone residents. Leo please!

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  98. OMG Amanda and Flame next, please!
    I really love all Laurann's books but I gotta be honest - the last few heroines have been seriously lacking in the personality department. I don't even remember their names! Amanda was such a good character, I'd ove to read more about her.

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  99. Laurann,
    Love your books, Love ALL your series, but am most partial to the Cyborg and NS series. Really enjoyed Smiley's story and can't wait for your next book to come out. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that Mr. Laurann is taking good care of you. Can't wait for your next book! Can you tell us which series it will be from and/or when we might expect it? I got so used to you releasing a book about every month that now I'm spoiled :) You are one of my favorite authors so I really look forward to ANY book in ANY of the series you have going on. Keep up the great work and I hope you also have a Merry Christmas too!

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    1. According to her facebook page she's "working on two Raines books right now...plus some cyborgs."

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    2. Thank you Ms. Chelly!! i am not in fb...no NS books? darn it!!

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    3. Thanks from me too Chelly! I'm not on Facebook either, but it seems to be where all the action is. I may have to just bite the bullet and join, even though I am NOT a fan of Zuckerberg!

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    4. i am sorry Ms. Laurann but no one is worth going back into that @$&^$#$^&

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    5. I'm not on Facebook either. I'm on Ning but its not a social site as it is a web platform. I should create a site for our little community here we are loyal fans of Laurann and her work.

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  100. Love your books, i'm in love of all new species ... i look forward reading the next book. ♥

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  101. I have a feeling that Breeze and Trey are going to get together. Just a feeling.

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      You can see one of the spoilers, without signing up for anything, here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1021406895
      To see the other you'd have to join this group (I like the group, but I know not everyone likes having to sign up for things):
      https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ParanormalRomanceR/info

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    2. O MY GOSH!! i absolutely CAN NOT wait!!!

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  102. Come on, over three months now without an update. What gives??

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      She mentioned that since her stroke, she can only work about 50 hours a week on her books instead of 80 like she used to so it takes her a bit longer to finish her books now, so I think there's been no update just because of those two reasons (that she doesn't blog much anymore and that there is no "real" update to give yet).

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    2. Although she probably should remove this from her website since it is no longer true: "I have a blog and I talk about what I'm working on frequently. Here's a link to my blog."

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  103. as for facebook...i got out of that drama pool over two years ago!!

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