Fans of Lora Leigh's The Breeds series (like me) are often reading one book's main love story, but seeing clues about a possible future mating love story. Having read all but the most recent Breed stories, I am eagerly awaiting getting to read about certain characters who have captured my interest, but haven't gotten their own books yet. Of special note are the stories of two doctors who have been in a majority of the books, Dr. Nikki Armani and Dr. Ely Morrey.
Nikki is human, a no-nonsense African-American doctor who is featured predominantly in the Wolf and Coyote breed books. There are a few scenes in a couple of series books that makes me suspect she may get her own love story with Brimstone, a Coyote Breed and younger brother to Coyote Alpha, Del-Ray Delgado. The latter's own love story is told in Coyote's Mate, one of my favorite books in the series. I'm especially hopeful in seeing a full-length novel for Nikki, not a novella in an anthology, because it will be the first time Lora Leigh has featured a African-American female lead. She's featured women of color as lead heroines before, but never an African-American woman as a mate for one of her Breed males. As a woman of color, I always appreciate seeing diversity in romance books. Plus, Brim is one of my favorite secondary male characters in this series, thanks to his memorable supporting turn in Coyote's Mate and I'm anticipating him finding his mate as much as I am in reading Nikki's story. It's a double-jackpot for me should two of my favorite secondary characters find love with one another.
Ely is a Feline breed. Having suffered a life-altering betrayal in one of the previous Breed books, Mercury's War, she's now a ghost of her former self. A scene in that book has led me to believe that that her mate will end up being Jackal, a human and a personal security guard of Machiavellian Lion Breed, Jonas Wyatt. While there have only been a few clues about who is her mate, I'm pretty confident it will be Jackal. After the tragedy that befell her in Mercury's War, another of my favorites in this series, I hope to see Ely get a full length novel that tells both her love story with Jackal and her personal triumph in regaining the faith and confidence that was stolen from her in treachery.
Another story I suspect will occur but I am less confident that I have the correct mate pair is Cassandra and Dane. There's a clench in my gut that makes me think it will happen but I don't have as much proof in the series to claim it as confidently as I do with Nikki/Brimstone and Ely/Jackal. The only feeling I am basing this on is a vague scene at the end of Dawn's Awakening with Cassandra, making me think Dane may be her mate. I have a strong feeling her mating story will be a doozy, whomever the male may be, simply because of the character's personality and upbringing.
And this isn't speculation on a future book in the series, but a wish on my part: I would love to see Lora Leigh tackle writing a prequel novel with the love story of Leo and Elizabeth. So much story in the series has happened due to them, but all the readers have come across are history tales and emotions about what they went through to survive. Wouldn't it be awesome to read about what they went through firsthand?
Are there any books that other readers of the Breeds series think will be written in the future or hope will be written? With so many characters already in the series and new characters being introduced all the time, I believe there is a fount of Breed mate stories to be told, but I am curious what others see in the future of this series.
Miss_D has been reading romance books for over 25 years. A native Californian making her way in the Big Apple, she likes to spend her downtime relaxing in front of the TV, chatting with friends, sitting in Central Park and playing beach volleyball. Miss D can be reached via Twitter @bonobochick.