"original Sci-Fi tale with sparkling humour"

I just finished re-reading Forced Mate, anticipating the second in the series coming out in February. Tarrant- Arragon, is a great Djinn, the next god-Emperor of Tigron. All the virgins of the universe belong to him. Well, nothing like having such a heavy burden. The problems facing the Poor Lord Emperor is such a burden. He storms around projecting Mr. Macho, Ruler of the Universe because it's what is expected of him. However, the Djinns are getting scarce in this neck of the Universe, so "Tigger" must find a bride quickly. The only one fitting the bill is his second cousin, who is half-Djinn, half-earthling. Tigger's lass cannot just live in a bottle, wears nifty "I Dream of.." pink outfits, and blinks her away through all her predicaments. Nope, Djinn-Vera is a Saurian Knight, dedicated to bringing down the Tigger's tyranny at all costs. Okay, things are starting to get complicated in Djinn-Djinn land! Djinn-Vera is betrothed to Djetthro- Jason, another cousin, but she is attracted the handsome man she believes is a Saurian Knight she assumes her father sent.

Tarrant cannot risk letting this prime piece of marriage material get away from him, so he abducts Djinn-Vera. Only Djinn-Vera has a stubborn case of "crossed legs" and isn't about to go along with the mating ritual Tarrant's people expect from him. Figuring is if she knew he was Mr. Big Ruler of the Universe might make it hard to get her wedded and bedded, he sets out to capture Djinn-Vera's heart without letting her know who is literally taking her to the stars.

Cherry brings her own style of humour to this challenging book that leaves the door open to many more adventures for the Djinn. It's a sexy adventure that will keep you entertained. I highly suggest ordering now because the sequel, Insufficient Mating Material, comes out February 2007. At that point, you can bet Forced Mate will be hard to get a hold of. I also recommend the novella by Cherry, Mating Net, which is a prequel to Forced Mate.

So learn just how sexy chess can be!

Posted October 11, 2006

Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted January 3, 2007



By all the Lechers of Antiquity, what was a god-Emperor to do when his chosen mate was caught on tape speculating that he was a brute and a bore in bed? Renowned for his sexual prowess all over the galaxy, Prine Tarrant-Arragon had a reputation for depravity to keep up, even if the the reality was a far different story. His personal inclination would be to woo his intended with charm and wit, but politics and Tigron tradition called for abduction followed by swift consummation. Embarking on a skilled seduction with as many moves as an interstellar chess match, Tarrant-Arragon felt confident in his ability to take his queen. But he hadn't counted on the unpredictability of his little Earthling or the startling fact that she would make a pawn of his own heart.


Forced Mate
(The Gods of Tigron: Book 1)
by Rowena Cherry

November 1, 2004
ISBN #0505526018
EAN #9780505526014
Paperback (reprint)
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