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Seduce Me in Dreams (Three Worlds #1)

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  2,453 ratings  ·  181 reviews
From the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Nightwalkers and Shadowdwellers series, "Seduce Me in Dreams" begins a sexy new futuristic series featuring an elite group of military heroes.
Dark. Mysterious. Sensual. When Bronse Chapel, the commander of a specialized unit of the Interplanetary Militia, begins to dream about a beautiful and exotic brunette, he wants t
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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I really adored the Nightwalkers series, thought the Shadowdwellers series was ok, but found Frank's last series both boring and kind of creepy. So, I was both hopeful and slightly apprehensive when I started this one. Unfortunately, I only got about 100 pages into it before deciding that it's a DNF.

The good: when Bronse and Ravenna are in scenes together, they have a really strong chemistry that reminds me of the sweet sensuality that made me like the Nightwalkers so much.

The bad: everything el
This was a book I wanted to love. I miss the Jacquelyn Frank of old (Elijah... Gideon...), back when her books made sense and her characters were lickable. Now I want to punt the characters across the room. *sigh*

The idea was intriguing. It's a futuristic/SciFi idea with three worlds. The Interplanetary Malitia keeps the peace. I could buy into all of that. One thing that I do love about Frank is that she never lacks in imagination. I loved the worlds.

What hurt this book came down to basic story
Mar 18, 2011 Hbeebti rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Ok so this was hard for me to get into at first. I am not a huge futuristic fan but I did enjoy this book and look forward to the next one. I loved that Rave and the rest of The Chosen Ones were so different. I do have to say that Rave's brother Kith was on my last nerve by the end of the book. But it did seem that he was maybe kinda trying not to be such a spoiled pain in the ***. Bronse the commander was pretty cool and I loved how his team all worked together like a fami

Absolutely loved the plot
Completely original and different from what I have been reading lately, which is not an easy thing to achieve as I've read almost EVERYTHING in this genre. Surprises are always welcome. It got a bit confusing from time to time because it was a very complex world building and many new characters to get to know, but I ALWAYS love a new challenge. Maybe I liked this so much because all the reads I've been reading lately in this genre were a bit predictable and co
First the things I liked. Bronse & Ravenna. Bronse is a special-ops commander (that's not the correct terminology, he's a part of a unit ETF, or something like that), and a guy with a good childhood, but with a broken marriage. He was okay, but I was more intrigued by his friends Lasher & Ender, who seemed more complex (and more tortured).

Ravenna, for the sheltered life she led, is mature and strong. She's taken care of her entire family, has no insecurities, and looses her temper only o
It always takes me a bit a bit to get into Jacquelyn Frank's books. I think this is because she jumps right into these unique worlds and she tends to give a lot of information. Not only about the worlds, but about the characters too. This sometimes takes my brain a bit to get into because I am taking in so much information and I don't want to get lost. Once I got over that speed bump, the book picked up momentum and I was hooked!

I think my one complaint is she kept jumping between using Masin's
Heidi Miller
I had not read Jacquelyn Frank before picking up SEDUCE ME IN DREAMS, but I'm always on the look out for a new SF Romance read. This one didn't disappoint. Bronse is a sexy and powerful leading man, even if he does say goofy things like "By the Great Being!" Ravenna is a nice complement to him, though I didn't feel as close to her character as Bronse's--not sure if the constant head-hopping wouldn't allow me to get into her POV or if when I finally could get into it, I was yanked into another ch ...more
I thought Seduce Me in Dreams was pretty good, and even though Franks takes her paranormal romance act to a sci-fi setting this time, Seduce Me in Dreams very much fits her formula which means that Seduce Me in Dreams falls a bit more on the steamy side of the steam vs story balance.

Seduce Me in Dreams kicks off with an attention grabbing opening as our alpha male hero Commander Bronse piggy-backs a critically wounded special forces team member out of hostile territory on a dessert planet. The
1)The author did a great job expressing the passion between two people. You could read w/o using your imagination to get a rise out of your body.
2)Favorite part was the rescue of Ravenna and Kith
3)Adventure; taking the reader to different locations; space station; different planets
4)Chapter 3 was when my interest peaked. Appreciated the way the author set up the characters in chapter 1
5)Moments between Bronse and Ravenna (ooh la la)

Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
This is first book in Ms. Frank's " Three World " series and is a significant departure from her original works. Being a HUGE fan of Jacqueline's, but not really onto sci-fi, I entered this with some trepidation. This series takes place in a completely alien setting, there is no connection to Earth whatsoever. Which I will admit, is normally not my cup of tea, but whoooo-hooo. She could write medical journals and I'd read em.
Bronse Chapel is commander of an elite team of the Three World milita

I must say that I really love this book and it wasn't expected. At the begining, I wasn't sure if I would like it, but I try it anyway: I stumble on it in a book store while I was waiting for an appointement! I wasn't ready to start a new series from Jacquelyn Frank because I was just finishing Gideon and I like to read an entire series before started a new one. But when I found Seduce Me in Dream at that price, I couldn't resist!

PNR and Futuristic world was kinda new to me (excepted for The Bar
I received this book on Goodreads First Reads.

I have to say one reasons I entered this ARC giveaways was because I was a big fan of her Nightwalkers Series. But this book...though I really did love the world she created in general, I couldn't help feeling...that it was slow, why I don't know, but there was definitely something missing in it for me.

Bronse Chapel, 'the commander of a specialized unit of the Interplanetary Militia', I found was very, well to say the least he held high appeal to me
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
Seduce Me in Dreams is a fantastic novel with one heart-stopping moment after another. I swear there were times I forgot to breathe as the action, adventure, and deadly intent of the enemy was described through the wicked pen of Ms. Frank. I absolutely loved every moment of this novel and if I were not frozen with awe over the antics of the Chosen Ones, my heart was racing over the pure testosterone-oozing men who become larger than life throughout the pages. This is just the beginning of the se ...more
Barbara ★
Bronse Chapel is a special-ops commander in a galaxy far far away from Earth. His job is to keep peace between three planets and many different alien peoples. He has a squad of five who go out on various missions. In this first installment, the gang is set up to take a fall and during the mission rescues 7 Chosen Ones (psychics) who were kidnapped by the very people they were sent to fight.

Of course, Bronse has prior knowledge of Ravenna (the leader of the Chosen Ones). They have been sharing dr
For me this book started out slow the 1st fifty pages are a lot of world(s) building that I thought I'd never get though...but once that is out of the way this story takes off with a bang! Well worth sticking it out....Not only is there a great chemistry and story line between Bronse & Ravenna I have already found myself dying to read the other's stories as well, especially Ophelia <(I probly spelled wrong) whom is the younger sister of Ravenna and a chosen of great healling power. Two Th ...more
I tried valiantly. 49%.

The problems:

Like other reviews said, it's a slow build, and it's a somewhat boring beginning. Not really plot interesting or sexy. I had accepted this and continued on, hoping it would be redeemed.

Another big killer? Some moments really lacked logic. Two members are severely injured and they have a long conversation and flirt fest *before* there is any attempts to heal the nearly dead characters. Furthermore, even though I would still find it dumb, it wasn't even betwee
Compared to the first book I read in this story plot by Jacquelyn Frank, I admit to being disappointed. Granted, I read them out of order, but I do not think that impacted the stories much. This story of Bronse, the leader of an elite, intergalactic, military group and Ravenna, the leader of a small, pyschically and magically empowered group of civilians did not pack the punch in the romance area that should be expected of "leaders." The most interesting part of their story was Ravenna, herself, ...more
I honestly can't say this book was bad, because it wasn't. It just had too much narrative for me. Alot of people like it, I tend to lose patience with it. This book also felt more sci-fi than paranormal romance but again, could just be me and my take on it.
Dnf. It was ok. I just lost interest for no particular reason other than spring is coming and I have been training harder. Less time for ok books.
*The copy I read was an ARC that I won from a Goodreads First Reads contest*

This is the second work I've read by Jacquelyn Frank and I'm happy to say I liked it. I read a fair bit of paranormal romance and while I enjoy a good one, it does tend to get old rather quickly. For this reason I was thrilled to see that this was a sci-fi romance. I immediately thought of the fantastic League Series by Sherilyn Kenyon, as it is the only other SFR I've had an opportunity to read.

The good: I liked the ma
Jenny T
I'm sorry to say, this book did not really work for me. Though I was initially excited that the author was branching out into a more science fictional focus (there are too few sci-fi romances out there, if you ask me), I felt the author was telling us about the characters rather than letting us get to know them through their actions and interactions. In the first few pages, we are told rather than shown that Our Hero Bronse Chapel (a terrible name...) is manly and tough and lives for the militar ...more
Lyssa Meyer
I received this book through Goodreads First Reads.

Of course the book needs a bit more polishing--it's a pre-release version so I expected to see some areas in need of improvement.

Overall, I found this book to be very good. It drew me in, and once I was hooked I couldn't stop reading it. The introductory portion with the first mission and bringing Trick back to home base just didn't do anything for me, and I found that portion difficult to read, not because it was poorly written or a bad choice
I've enjoyed Frank's demon series (starts with Jacob), so I was very excited to win this ARC through a goodreads giveaway. Thank you!

This book is a step in the scifi direction for Frank, and I think she does a pretty good job with the world building. Although I just thought this book was OK, I will read the next in the series since the world and secondary characters appealed to me. If any of you are fans of the TV show Firefly, this will definitely be a book that appeals. I couldn't help but dr
Goodreads First Reads copy

Like another of Ms. Frank's books that I read, this one started a bit slow. It did pick up somewhere between chapters four and six for me and I ended up really enjoying it. I would have given it 3 1/2 stars - it wasn't quite a 4 for me. Overall, a good, solid start to a promising series.

I liked the world-building and the fact that the book was set in another planetary system. Very sci-fi, lots of tech and interplanetary travel - a nice departure from what I have been re
Jessica Gomez
I enjoy many books by Jacquelyn Frank. This one I was exited about read, but was a little let down. I do have to say, it may be me. I seem to be a little burnt out with these kinds of books lately.

Bronse a soldier is having premonitions that seem so real he doesn't know what to make of them. He soon realizes that they are more than even he could have imagined.

Ravenna is a Chosen, someone who is born with tremendous power and has been sold to the highest bidder by her village.

She and Bronse fig
holly quigley
I absolutely hate that the one time I actually win an ARC on the GoodReads giveaway, I have to give it such a low rating.

Seduce Me In Dreams gets a *very* low 2 stars. Maybe I would have been more understanding, had this been a small publisher or a self-pub. But I think this is ultimately a case of a really neat story idea getting completely ruined by bad writing and editing. And I do mean it's a neat story idea. I wanted so badly for it to deliver, and it just kind of failed. My apologies in a
Sandy M
I’m always excited to get a Jacquelyn Frank book to read and review. I started with and love her Shadowdwellers and Gatherers series so far. So you can imagine my surprise when this first book in her new series doesn’t go nearly as high on the excitement meter as those previous books.

Don’t get me wrong, this is still a great read. I think what’s missing for me is the intricate elements of dreams as used in other books. I’ve been swept up in those elements with every story so far in Ms. Frank’s o
The last few books that I have read by Jacquelyn Frank I haven't been that impressed with. With that being said, I really really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to read the next book in the Series.

I find that with most paranormal romance books there is a lot of lovin and little to the plot. That was not so with SEDUCE ME IN DREAMS. I like this story so much because of the plot, and the world that Jacquelyn has created. The relationship between Bronse and Ravenna was just a bonus. Bronse make
Having their lives on the line was nothing new for Commander Bronse Chapel of the Interplanetary Militia, finding evidence that suggested he was the true target of his latest missions didn’t settle well for him or his crew. The gut feelings he was having didn’t help any either. Finding those feelings were apparently connected to his dreams didn’t make him feel much better. As the commander of the First Active Extreme Tactics Force (ETF), he had to press on for the answers. Knowing she was the on ...more
Margaret Fisk
I had intended to try Jacquelyn Frank’s novels because I’d heard good things about her writing skill, so when Seduce Me in Dreams showed up in the Library Thing Early Reader program, it seemed a good match. I was not disappointed. Though this novel is Frank’s debut in the area of SF Romance, her writing skill is evident in both the depth of the characters and the complexity of the plot. That’s not to say the story was without its oddities and one notable weakness, but that the skill with which e ...more
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