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Seize the Hunter (Talons #2)

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  207 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
Fate is giving her the one man she'd never want for her very own.

Princess Ari of the planet Falconia knows it's her time to marry and has picked out several suitable men in her mind--none of which is Falcoan Army Commander, Rurik of the Fifth. The man tormented her as a child, causing her untold humiliations. But there is really no need to worry about such a match. Shift
Kindle Edition, 65 pages
Published (first published 2006)
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Ana P
Dec 02, 2015 Ana P rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Childhood tantrums can turn into something you never expected.

Princess Ari has grown up with the thought that she hated her childhood tormentor all her life, but the Chalice has a surprise for her.

Rurik the pure blood Falconai Commander has loved Ari since childhood, that is the reason he tormented her, but now that she is about to become the queen and the chalice will choose a noble mate for her he realizes that he has never stopped loving her. Will he be able to see her seated by another male
Jennifer Erwin
Jul 22, 2014 Jennifer Erwin rated it liked it
Got this in the Shifter Fated Mates box set. Short but good read. I liked it.
Feb 24, 2017 Qing rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars

It was kinda cute, but it's not one of Pillow's better books.
Laura Greenwood
Title: Falcon's Mate
Series: Seize the Hunter
Author: Michelle M Pillow
From: Review Copy
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Release Date: 1st December 2015
Challenges: N/A
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Princess Ari is about to become the Queen, but before she does she has to go through the mating ceremony. On drinking from the cup, her and her fated mate are transported away from everyone else so they can make their reunion official. Commander Rurik has always loved Ari,
This was a cute story; not very long.

Ari is a Princess of Falconia who has always had a dislike/love relationship with Rurik, a natural falcon shifter, now a Commander in the Falconian forces as a natural-born shifter is destined to be.

Her mother has died, and her father has ruled alone as King until Ari was of age to ascend the throne as Queen in her own right. Ari is to drink from the Mating chalice, which will determine who her lifemate will be. After that, she will be crowned Queen and her n
Cheryl Drake johnson
Princess Ari was soon to become Queen very soon she didn't realize that all these years that she had been acting like a spoiled child when it came to the Commander Falcoan Army of The Fifth she would make sure that The Fifth always got the most dangerous assignments in a lot of remote areas of the kingdom but now The Fifth is back to celebrate her wedding Commander Rurik was very jealous of the fact that the woman he has loved for so many years is about to marry another man for life he realizes ...more
Nov 29, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ari is a Princess of Falconia who has always loved Rurik, a natural falcon shifter, Leader of the 5th division in the Falconian forces as a natural-born shifter is destined to be. Unfortunately he teased and tormented her as a child so she also kind of despises him. Rurik has always loved Ari but thought she thought she was better then him and teased her as a child.

The woman of her world rule instead of the men. Her father has ruled alone as King until Ari was of age to rule as Queen. Ari is to
Dec 03, 2015 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful entertaining read that takes us on a journey to a new world where soldiers are falcon shifters and women rule the planet because they are less volatile and of course more rational(supposedly). Even though this is a novella it was packed with a lot of story, background and history of the main characters and development of this new paranormal magic Scifi world, including a look into the culture and rituals.
The story centers on the ceremony of the Princess who must now take a mate as i
Nov 28, 2015 Cheri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Remember in school when a little boy used to tease the heck out of you? Remember how annoyed you were but secretly kind of liked it? Well, Commander Rurik and Princess are all grown up now and despite what they say about the other, neither is willing to admit how they really feel.

The time has come for Princess to rule as Queen and take a mate to rule by her side. In this world the choice is not hers but predetermined. Guess who, however with the custom of their first mating will she even know th
Dawn Dohey
Dec 03, 2015 Dawn Dohey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, romance
This book was given to me as an ARC in exchange of an honest review. I gotta say I loved this book it like many others before it was a great read.It is about a girl who now has become a women and it is time for he to take over and rule her home planet. Ari like many women before her are destined to rule and well the men are left to tend to the families and have less say in ruling,men are though to be to hot blooded and aggressive to rule with a clear head. But Ari world is about to be shaken and ...more
Dec 01, 2015 Ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a really good quick read. It is amazing when the magic around you knows you better than you think you know yourself. Ari is getting ready to choose her mate, and while she thinks she has several good candidates in mind it really comes down to the magic of the chalice. When she is drinking the liquid in the chalice to start the magic she is thinking about one person who she thinks she hates and does not want for a mate, so of course that is who she winds up with. But the truth is both Ari ...more
Nikki Brooks
Princess Ari about to succeed her father as ruler, there is just a small matter of a mating ceremony to get out of the way. The decision is out of her hands as the chalice will select the most suitable mate for her.

Commander Rurik has a long and complicated history with Ari. They played together as children and a crush on both sides led to childish pranks and hurt feelings. Ari took it one step further and has recently been sending Rurik and his soldiers on more and more dangerous missions!!!

Dec 02, 2015 Robyn rated it it was amazing
Passion In His Talons! This is a wonderful tale that is classic from the time of the little boy and girl in school. Boy pulls the girls hair, sneaks bugs in her desk, and chases her till she screams. Why does he do this… because he really loves her? Princess Ari has been tormented as long as she can remember by the pure-blood Rurik. Now that Ari and Rurik are adults the time has come for the Princess to take a mate. Their custom is she will drink from a challis of sweet drink and herbs. At this ...more
Pam Louis
Dec 01, 2015 Pam Louis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any one who is a shifter fan, it's fantastic
It was time for princess Ari to that the throne and to pick a mate. She chose to drink from the sacred chalice and have magic pick for her. One sip would put her to sleep and transport her to the mating circle. When she awoke her mate would magically be by her side.
BUT of all the men it could have picked from did it have to be him?
Commander Rurik of the fifth and a natural born falcon shifter. As a boy he always picked on her. How could this be happening lol
Yea that's the set up! Great storyl
Sharon Hatt
Dec 02, 2015 Sharon Hatt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ari and Rurik spent their childhoods torturing each other while secretly hiding a crush on the other. Now as adults seems the childhood pattern continues, only now fate has made them mates fulfilling closest held wishes, but are they going to voice that to each other? Apparently not, at least until the union is contested and Ari, thinking Rurik wants to be free of her, offers to let him go. Sweet and steamy just the way I like it! The characters were great and the story exciting, funny and at ti ...more
Christine Croke
Dec 01, 2015 Christine Croke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Michelle Pillow does it again!!! This book brings back memories of being teased by boys. A fast but no less sexy and hot read. Ari is the princess and it's time for her to take a mate and take her crown. Rurik is a falcon shifter who used to tease her mercilessly as a child. Fate has decided they belong together. Can they stay together? Will others try to split them up?. You'll have to read it to find out. Very enjoyable read.

I was given this e-book by the publisher for the purpose of an honest
Dec 02, 2015 Deja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book Ari and Rurik were awesome together. It was so shocking to find out the outcome of the ceremony but I was as shocked as Ari when she realized who was to become king. I cannot wait to see who the next book is going to be about if it's anything like a Falcon's Mate then I know it will be surprising.
Mariam Markitani
Aug 22, 2016 Mariam Markitani rated it liked it
I liked the basis of the story line but i would have loved to see the evolution of characters and a lot more plot in the same book ,it was just too small in length which is sad when it could have been an amazing book. I am going to check out the next book of the series in hope of finding the continuance that i am searching for the plot of the book.
Nov 30, 2015 JKAF rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Princess Ari has been picked on by Army Commander Rurik all her life! Ari has had a secret crush on Rurik and he the same.
She has decided to let tradition decide who is to be her mate..and surprise its Rurik.
Little predictable but it was still good!
Christine Kochanowski
Sep 12, 2014 Christine Kochanowski rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book
This was very short and fast paced. It drew me in and made me want more. but there was not enough of this book to be more then just a good short story. Although the sex happened fast which usually turns me off this seemed to be justified.
Oct 04, 2014 Lyndi rated it liked it
Lady Raven RAVE!
Feb 05, 2011 Lady Raven RAVE! rated it really liked it
Loved it wasn't sure if i would because i don't really read these type of romance novels but from the beginning to end i liked it. book description above
Dec 29, 2009 Jennifer rated it did not like it
bleh! spoiled woman and stupid man
Jennifer Tizura
Nov 27, 2015 Jennifer Tizura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
another great short read. brat gets what she wants and needs, just doesn't know whats needed before she receives it.

Kimberly Walter
Dec 01, 2015 Kimberly Walter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Falcons Mate was a great new story that is loosely connected to the other space series. It was filled with lots of passion and humor. I hope there is another in this series .
Virginia Nichols
Jul 16, 2014 Marianna rated it liked it
Good for such a short book
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