"Fun Filled Sci-Fi Romance"
Prince Tarrant-Arragon of the Royal Djinn was fuming after
he overheard a taped conversation of his chosen mate
discussing what a nasty, disgusting, and thoroughly debased
lover he must be. Not bad enough to have his sexual prowess
besmirched, of which he was extremely proud, but to state
that she would do herself bodily harm rather than ever
submit to such a beast -- well, that was too much to bear!
With so much at stake, Tarrant decided he could woo his
intended and have their union consummated in a quickly
calculated, and smoothly choreographed kidnapping and
Djinni Vera the last virgin female of the royal Djinn was
no fool. Although drugged and kidnapped by the handsome
warrior who tricked her she was not about to succumb to his
lying, cheating charm -- no matter how smooth his moves
were. Being able to mind read and aware of her own secret
betrothal to her childhood hero J-J, (whom she hadn't seen
in 13 years) she would do what ever she could to keep her
sex-starved captor off balance and guard her virginity.
Countering his every move with one of her own Tarrant soon
discovered that his future Queen, was not only going to
check his king, but she was going to conquer his heart.
This was a very original, complex and highly creative
futuristic read that I found to be immensely entertaining.
Tarrant whom Djinni nicknamed 'Tigger' was an arrogant
alpha male. Knowing Djinni could 'mind-read' his attempt to
keep his true identity from her were by constantly mind
blocking her efforts and keeping his mind on sexual
exploits. This worked very well for the sexually innocent
Djinni. As a Saurian White Knight she not only did not want
to end up as one of his conquests, she definitely did she
want him discovering that her father was alive and head of
the Saurian White Knights that were trying to take his
empire down! Djinni was smart, brave, and honorable in
trying to stay true to her childhood betrothal. I found the
romance itself to be both amusing and sensually lovely as
Tarrant mellowed out very well. Turn about was fair play in
that while trying to trick his way into Djinni's heart
Tarrant found he'd lost his own to her.
While the exciting plot, romance, and back burner political
maneuvering keeps you turning the pages of this lengthy
novel, the abundance of secondary characters did slow my
reading keeping me looking back at the convenient hierarchy
chart in the front to keep everyone in perspective. I
thought the amount of humor, romance, and intrigue was in
perfect balance and well written in this very fine debut
for this author. In spite of the plethora of secondary
characters which were all integral to the story, fans of
sci-fi romance novels are going to love this new author and
her exciting intergalactic series.
Marilyn Rondeau, RIO -- Reviewers International Organization
Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau
Posted January 6, 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.