D out charactersThis first book of the spinoff series is Prince and Francesca s story Jin s great grandfather s ghost him Francesca s story Jin s great grandfather s ghost tricks him claiming Francesca as his bride Just as shocked as the Prince is the woman who has just been arrested for trying to steal the Phoenix statue which is the heart of the Family s strength Jin is a Prince who observes tradition and is in general an obedient son Despite being tricked into this claiming he is determined to go through with it and in truth there is something about this willful independent skilled ninja woman that has captured his attention and perhaps a bit of his heart and his body seems to be in agreement as wellFrancesca history is a long one and it hasn t been an asy road for her On a mission to xact revenge on this family she is than shocked to find herself about to be tried as a thief or married to a Prince On top of all this she becomes drawn to Jin both physically and with her heart but she also has an oath to fulfillI really loved this story it kept me swept up in its many facets that goes well beyond just a space sci fi romance A great start to the new spinoff which can be read as a stand alone as well although why miss out on the other awesome books in the other series and spinoffs Wow Michelle pillow has taken us to another new worldthis book is linked with the dragon lords books but this story takes place on LintianPrince Jin and his brothers are at a wife picking ceremony but none of them want or plan to get married A woman dressed in black from head to toes is dragged in by guards yelling at them to let her go If that not bad nough jin s dead grandfather takes over jin s body and tells the court and his family that he claims the woman in black as his wife Once said it can t be taken back His father said yes so now it s a done deal No one it getting out of this Lol butttttt that is just the start of the story and wow what a full story full of action plots steamyness old friends come to join the story too I loved it Honor her past at the In Pursuit of a Princess expense of her future Claim happiness but betray her past Two choices that can onlynd in guilt What does beautiful thief Francesca choosePrince Yin steeped in history and tradition seems unlikely to pick someone like Francesca as a wife when he has refused the parade of nobles that came before herThis next book in the future Ms Pillow has intrigued us with continues to compel and keep us wanting It s fun to revisit other characters from previous books and add new favorites for future visitsYin and Francesca have all the chemistry working for them but trust is harder to come by With the past and present at odds with any relationship can they get past it Is there a future for them together Can they find loveThis is no Second Time Loving easy task but reading their struggle and getting to know them has been a real reading pleasure Ms Pillow never disappoints and she certainly didn t this timeI was provided an ARC for an honest review Honor BoundOn the planet of Lintian in the Imperial Palace of the Zhang Dynasty Mei s brothers the 4 Princes go through the yearly tradition of looking at all theligible females
Parade Through In Hopes One through in hopes one the princes will choose one as wife Little do they know that none of the brothers wish to wed but tradition is tradition and they must ndure Only this time one of their ancestors their great great grandfather Zhang Manchu decides it s time to interfereZhang Jin is so not ready to wed but the wiley old Manchu decides to take him over and chooses non other than a thief the guards are hawling in for trying to steal their most treasured artifact Nothing can be done about it now without bringing shame to the family and Jin is the most honor bound of the brothers What Jin didn t count on was the physical attraction that bound them but will that be nough for the Dark Awakening elusive thief FrancescaRead the very mysterious and intriguing story of Jin and Francesca it had me transfixed the whole time alwaysxpecting one thing and getting anotherLoL I loved the journeyMs Pillow takes us to worlds that never cease to amaze me with their traditions and passionate love What happens when a prince and a thief must marry A return to the urilixen World and a really great readPrince Jin is surprised when guards drag in a thief during the yearly bride choosing ceremony Jin is surprised to realize the thief is a woman A woman with jade yes like the Phoenix she tried to steal Ji. Rrying a thiefPrince Zhang Jin is a man raised in honor and tradition so it is a great surprise when he is compelled to claim a stranger as his bride who has neither Francesca La Rosa is hardly a match fit for a prince Though beautiful she is a thief with one thing on her mind stealing the sacred Jade Phoenix. We have met Jin briefly before when his sister Mei finally met her match in a certain spacefaring shapeshifterHe has to ndure the meet and greet that Family Men encapsulates the ceremony for him and his brothers to possibly meet their wives His life is just the way he wants it but a ghostly ancestor takes over his body and hends up claiming a bridepity she was just hauled in front of the royal family for attempting to steal a sacred jadeFrancesca had a bum deal for most of her life Then she met a great shufu warrior and he taught her Creative Participation everything she knows about the outlawed form of martial arts Now on a mission to carry out the act of revenge they had planned she is after the sacred jade and she ll do just about anything to get it But will she marry Jin in order to get what she wantsThere is a great deal of attention paid to the customs of China from where most of this planet originates before colonising this planet Francesca is no shrinking violet and an intriguing mix of na ve and manipulative Jin suabbling with his various ghostly ancestors is very funny and I could just seem him stalking down corridors looking like a mad man talking to thin air We have met Jin briefly before when his sister Mei finally met her match in a certain spacefaring shapeshifterHe has tondure the meet and greet that Sabina Spielrein encapsulates the ceremony for him and his brothers to possibly meet their wives His life is just the way he wants it but a ghostly ancestor takes over his body and hends up claiming a bridepity she was just hauled in front of the royal family for attempting to steal a sacred jadeFrancesca had a bum deal for most of her life Then she met a great shufu warrior and he taught her Cognitive Radio Networks everything she knows about the outlawed form of martial arts Now on a mission to carry out the act of revenge they had planned she is after the sacred jade and she ll do just about anything to get it But will she marry Jin in order to get what she wantsThere is a great deal of attention paid to the customs of China from where most of this planet originates before colonising this planet Francesca is no shrinking violet and an intriguing mix of na ve and manipulative Jin suabbling with his various ghostly ancestors is very funny and I could just seem him stalking down corridors looking like a mad man talking to thin air I have to say I m flabbergasted Last year January I read a book from Michelle Pillow called Dragon Prince After reading that I wanted to swear off of this author Apparently though my memory is really short I picked up an anthology of first books forach of her series in the urilixen universe Out of all of them Seduction of the Phoenix stood out the mostI was a bit wary when I started the book Usually when authors base their
books setting off of a culture that s not theirs "THEY RUN A HUGE RISK OF MISAPPROPRIATING AND DISRESPECTING "run a huge risk of misappropriating and disrespecting setting off of a culture that s not theirs they run a huge risk of misappropriating and disrespecting the Ms Pillow does a good job of borrowing cultural Personnel Management in Government elements while respecting their origins The characters speak a modified version of Mandarin Chinese I asked my friend to translate some phrases for me and they turned out to be accurate and well usedI love the main character design and development When Jin and Francescaxperienced Out of This World emotional turmoil Ixperienced The Time It Never Rained emotional turmoil I also love howvery sex scene was not only sensual but served a distinct plot line purpose The world design was also thoroughly planned I was able to visualize very scene in vivid detailIf you are looking for your first foray into Michelle Pillow s work please choose this book to start You will not be disappointed Michelle Pillow Seduction of the Phoenix A urilixen World Novel Anniversary Edition Dynasty Lords Book 1Although related to the Dragon Lords and Lords of the Var books this new series although there are some appearances of characters from those seriesbranches off in a whole new direction The books feature the world of the Zhang Dynasty on the planet of Lintian Steeped in tradition much of which has been brought with them from when they were on arth Not only is there a family with several unmarried Princes and one Princess still unrated the other has mated one of the urilixen Pirates there are many ancestral ghosts who are there to protect their home traditions and give opinions whether reuested or notThis perfect full length novel had me mesmerized with a wonderfully detailed new world a new culture to learn lovely uotes about seduction and desire and well flushe. Zhang Dynasty 1 Seduction of the PhoenixFuturistic Multicultural RomanceFuturistic RomancePart of the Dragon Lords' Series Universe of BooksA prince raised in honor and tradition a woman raised with nothing at all She wants to steal their most sacred treasure He'll do anything to protect it ven if it means ma.
review Seduction of the PhoenixN is surprised to find himself claiming her as his brideFrancesca is a thief tasked to steal the Phoenix She had the perfect plan to sneak in when the royal family and most of the city s inhabitants were occupied She is shocked when she is delivered to Jin s room after he claims herProbably not the best start to a relationship Jin has to determine Francesca s motive for stealing the Phoenix and what their fate has in store Why this woman Why a thief who could bring down the ntire mpireHighly recommended lots of steam and lots of funI voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy If like me you loved the urilixen World books with its Dragon and Var shifters then you will be delighted to realise that there s uite a few other books that connect This was previously published under the banner of Zhang Dynasty but now that the author has decided to revisit and refresh these stories the series name is Dynasty Lords So if you njoy futuristic romance then these books are definitely a fascinating readThe Zhang dynasty have very unusual relatives and believe me the things that go bump in the night are very real indeed You see they have ghosts that just refuse to go away
and one in particular is about to change Prince Zhang Jins life for good Jinone in particular is about to change Prince Zhang Jins life for good Jin up compelled to announce that a would be thief is going to be his bride but is there to Francesca then meets the The Soviet Union eye Jin and his family are all about tradition as they believe a curse couldnd Gods and Heroes everything they have struggled to maintain Francesca however is on a mission a uest if you like for revenge as she promised her late master she would steal the precious Jade Phoenix the Zhangs guard so carefully What fuels this story is the banter and undoubted chemistry that burns between this couple Unfortunately there s very little trust and if honest I found Jin to be a little weak That being said I can joyfully state that a certain band of space mercenaries show up to brighten the proceedings and yes as a fan of these stories I loved seeing them go to work I really liked Francesca understood Jins position and absolutely adored the meddling ghosts This voluntary take is of an advance copy and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair Prince Zhang Jin is trying not to look too bored Having traditional belief than his brothers he is honor bound tondure the i Zi celemony where all of the beautiful women on his planet Lintian offer themselves up for their hand in marriage After awhile all the women look and act the same Just as he begins to think the ceremony is over a masked woman is brought into the procedings in shackles As the guards begin to inform the Emperor of the womans crimes his Ancestoral Grandfather s ghost appears to Jin and informs him that this woman is his mate As Jin tries to deny this his Grandfather possesses his body and claims the spitfire as his brideFrancesca La Rosa can t believe her luck One moment she is sure to be hung for trying to steal the Jade Phoenix and the next the most handsome man she has Science, Technology and Culture ever laidyes on has claimed her to be his wife and future Princess What follows is a No Beast So Fierce emotional rollercoaster for the characters and for me as the reader Jin is truly a honorable man Bound by tradition he is compelled to keep the old waysmbraced with his peopleeven if it means being married to a woman who constantly defies him Don t get me wrong he is tough when he has to be but he is also one of the most noble and kind heroes I have read about in a long whileFrancesca drove me crazy She is determined to steal the Jade Phoenix if it is the last thing she does She is driven by revenge You ll have to read the book to find out and often hurts the people around her including Jin irregardless of their feelings There were a few times I wanted Jin to throw Francesca off the side of a building or maybe use some chinsese water torture on her because of her refusal to admit the feelings they had for one another because of her unending need for revengebut things do work out I really liked this book The Zhang Dynasty is very interesting and Jin is truly a hero I could stand behind I ven liked Francesca I understood her pain from her past but I was honestly glad to see her come aroundwhewI plan on reading about this family and by this authorIf you are offended by strong language and xplict sexual situtations this book is not for youotherwiseyou will Last Chance Bride enjoy this one Jin definately knows how to treat a lad. Of his people But the mystery doesn'tnd there With the aid of the spirits of his ancestors he must discover who this woman is why she would destroy the Zhang Empire and most of all if she could ver return the love that is growing in his heartThis novel contains adult content Mustbe 18 years or older to read. ,