Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 23, 2012
I am totally cheating in writing this review. I started reading the first book in the series, Fury, as a free download on Amazon and, though it looked intriguing, it sat for a while since I always have a huge list of books to read. I'm not sure what made me read it... I think I saw a rave review from one of my friends on Goodreads. Anyway, I started it, and I could not put it down. I found myself reading it everywhere... at stoplights, the dinner table, even in the bathroom! (I know... TMI.) Luckily, I have the Kindle app for my phone... Hee hee!

To prove how awesome I think this series is, I come to the cheating part... I'm writing this review AFTER I've finished all 8 available books in the series. I was fortunate enough to get a very generous Amazon gift card from my hubby for my birthday in September. Good thing, cuz I spent it all on the 'New Species' books. One right after the other... just... bang! bang! bang! The 9th one comes out on October 30th. Good thing the hubby gave me another gift card for Sweetest Day. Hee hee!! Does he love me, or what?

I've even joined the Laurann Dohner group on Goodreads and am contemplating emailing her with some ideas I have for future books. (I hope she doesn't mind.) :o)

The premise of the series, is that a major medical group, Mercile, was experimenting on human babies by injecting them with animal DNA. Their purpose was to develop drugs that would make humans stronger and heal faster. Of course, greed got in the way, and they started to experiment with the 'subjects' for military purposes and other money-making reasons. After all the torture these poor people suffered, proof of these experiments was finally smuggled out and exposed to the public. The public was horrified, especially after finding out that the government had funded a lot of their research, and the facilities were raided, setting the test subjects free. After their release, the government gave them a newly-built military base to live on so they would be sheltered from humans, who they now hate, associating them with pain and captivity.

Calling themselves, New Species, the released victims nominate a leader and began to build lives for themselves. There's a lot of material for story plots; hate groups, prejudice, physical differences, rebellion, betrayal, plus, there is an extensive list of characters, each with their own, unique persona and charm. Some are wilder, as their animal DNA is more prominent, and some are naturally easier-going with more human qualities. The majority are males, but there are a small percentage of females. So far, all of the books center around New Species males pairing with human females, but I'm hopeful for the opposite, as well as a New Species pair. :o)

I admit, I was a little daunted at first. I mean, falling in love with a guy mixed with dog DNA? I don't care how hot the guy is, that is just... Ewwwwww!!! But the stories are just so damn original and good, that it drew me right in. In my mind, I replaced 'dog' with 'wolf' and suddenly, 'canine DNA' didn't seem so gross. LOL!! Why is that? Werewolves are smokin', right?

Now, all the heroes aren't mixed with canine DNA. Some are mixed with feline DNA, such as lions, panthers, leopards, tigers... you get the idea. These guys are seriously fine. If you like your books to have dominant male leads, these are definitely for you. There's even a small populace mixed with primate DNA.

Obviously, if you've made it this far in my review, you've realized that I whole-heartedly recommend these books. I really don't think you'd be disappointed. They're original and engulfing, and the characters are intriguing and very likable. The best part? The sexy times are bone-meltingly hot... just sayin'.

Best wishes for happy reading!
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