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Breaking up was never so hard...

Going undercover at Galaxy Brides as one of the prospective mates to these Viking-like barbarians, Morrigan has no intention of getting chosen to stay. But when Ualan of the Draig picks her to be his wife with the aid of his mystically glowing crystal, it is all she can do to say no.

Waking up from a drug-induced night of torturous and unfulf
Paperback, 1st Edition, 204 pages
Published January 15th 2005 by New Concepts Publishing (first published May 2004)
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Michelle Pillow is a superb and creative author. This was a fabulous series.

The problem I had with the first book was that I could not stand the heroine, Morrigan. She was obnoxious as heck, childish and annoying. You don't trash a man's house to make a point. Plus she was useless. This only served to make her more disagreeble.

I LOVE spirited, tough and assertive women in my fiction but this woman just came off as being a jerk. She made me like the hero more than I liked her. I felt he should
Morrigan Blake is a reporter who joins the Galaxy Brides to do a story. She has no intention to marry anybody. When Ualan sees her the crystal around his neck glows which means she is his mate. After the ceremony Morrigan tells Ualan that she has no intention of staying with him. Too late she realizes that according to Qurilixian law she is now married to Ualan. When he refuses to let her leave she declares herself a slave. Now Ualan has to treat her as such until Morrigan asks his parents to pa ...more
Julia's Book Haven
A very surprising book. I enjoyed it very much. Most alien romance books, at least the ones I've read, end up following the same plot. Alien dude kidnaps/saves and kidnaps/buys from somebody, a girl. And books usually focus a lot on the sex part of the relationship. This was different and refreshing. Even though the couple is married, the author comes up with a believable reason for the couple to get to know each other better before bringing sex into the relationship. I liked that a lot. Especia ...more
I Loved this book, bought it thinking it was a erotic book but it is more of a fantasy romance with some sex, As you can see from the description Women from Earth go thru a Bride service who says they will place them with a prince on a Planet far away, What they don't say is they are shapeshifters called Draig or dragons.. 7 feet tall. and hot.

They are born with a crystal that will match them with a soul mate so when Rigan goes to this planet to get a story since is a reporter she thinks she wil
Rigan is an undercover reporter, possing as a potential bride for a Qurilixen male. Ualan is hopeful bridegroom who falls for Rigan at first sight. They are married by Qurilixen custom but Rigan is unaware. This sets up a light and quick romantic comedy. The characters are not too deep, here is no angst. I thought this was erotica, but there is not much sex. Rigan had a month to learn about Qurilixen but she missed the most important parts, like the marriage customs. Ualan didn't explain anythin ...more
Ahh, this aggravated me. I do like the fact that the heroine was strong and would NOT change for anyone... even a hot guy. That's a plus. But damn... no smut until like 80% of the book. And there's strong then there's just stubborn -_-

And why? Why is it that couples never talk?! WHY?! lol. A lot of probs could be avoided had they just talked instead of ASSUMED. Well, guess it happens in real life too >_<

But I really like the beginning to this series :0)
For a 'star reporter' the heroine was pretty lame - not even doing the simplest research... Hero was more fun, but equally stubborn.

Dragon Lords
1. The Barbarian Prince (2005)
2. The Perfect Prince (2005)
3. The Dark Prince (2006)
4. The Warrior Prince (2006)

Related series:

Lords of the Var
1. The Savage King (2006)
2. The Playful Prince (2006)
3. The Bound Prince (2006)
4. The Rogue Prince (2006)
5. The Pirate Prince (2006)
I couldnt finish the book :(
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
Not much in know about the Qurilixens, they are a viking like, male dominated race; however, journalist Morrigan is determined to get the story on their marriage practices; especially about their royal family who are rumoured to be taking a wife from the latest batch of mail order brides supplied by Galaxy Brides. Going undercover as a prospective wife, Morrigan never expects to be swept off by a handsome barbarian herself, especially when he starts calling her wife...

I loves me a cheesy sci-fi
What a great world Ms. Pillow has created with this new series The Dragon Lords! It is about four brothers, princes, and the trials and tribulations they encounter on their way to a happily ever after. All of the brothers meet their ‘life mates’ through a mail order type system where Earth women are invited to come to their planet which is mostly populated by men. There they participate in a ceremony where the men will or will not choose one of them for a bride.

The series starts with the oldest
I really wanted to like the book based upon the premise, but I just ended up hating it. My main problem was the heroine, Morrigan, who is supposed to be a successful undercover reporter. This is the second book I have recently read where the author tries to make the heroine come off as smart and independent, but ends up failing miserably. Morrigan ends up coming across as immature, not smart, and childish. The way she treats the hero, Ualan, in some scenes is ridiculous. First, I do not believe ...more
Resmen ön yargılı olduğum bir yazarı okutturdu bu tür bana. Hatunun daha önceki okuduğum kitabında da olduğu gibi kurduğu dünya tamamen ilgimi çeken. Çiftimizin aralarında olanlar bazen cidden olay olsun da kitap dolsun tadı verdi. Kızımız sinirlerime dokunan cinsten. Resmen eşşek inadı var. Dönmemde davamdan da dönmem diye yırtındı durdu. Oğlanda dengesiz. Bir yumuşak bir sert resmen birbirlerinin beyinlerinin canına okudular. Hikayeye yarıdan sonra alışabildim ama hala bu türde iyi bir kitap a ...more
Beth Fuller
Morrigan goes undercover, taking a spot aboard a Galaxy Brides ship in order to gain info for an article she is writing. Hopefully by unearthing probable scandal about Galaxy Brides she'll be able to stop writing fluff pieces and get promoted. Of course Morrigan is a walking, talking attitude problem just waiting to combust and isn't quite as prepared as she should have been when landing on the planet Qurilixen.

Prince Ualan has high hopes for the breeding ceremony. He is almost positive he will
Silly Sexy Caveman!!! 5 stars

Oh how I would love my own “Caveman” to call my own! WOW!!! Talk about a roller coaster ride of emotions! Who would ever think that one person could be stubborn?? But for TWO of them…AND for them to be fated for each other?!?! Well you can just imagine what hilariously stubborn actions / events / fights ensues because of their desire to “punish” each other! Well, actually you won’t be able to match what Michelle has in store for this couple! I thoroughly enjoyed the
Cheryl Drake johnson
The Barbarian Prince is a galactic story about the Draig race of shifters on the planet called Qurilixian where there were more males than females at one time they would kidnap females to mate with but that was against the galaxy law now they have an arrangement with the Galaxy Bride Corporation that would provide brides for the males the requirements were pretty simple healthy, of breeding age, looking for a husband and virginal Morrigan was an uncover reporter trying to break the biggest story ...more
Amanda Richardson
I have read and loved all of the Dragon Lords books, but was really excited to read this expanded Dragon Lords Anniversary Edition. This expanded edition is better and even hotter than the original!
Morrigan is a reporter who accepted an assignment to go undercover as a prospective bride with Galaxy Brides in order to expose the company. She never really thinks that she will be chosen as a bride, there is no way she is staying on a primitive planet, and never believes that one of the princes woul
An adult dragon shifter romance.
Morrigan/Rigan is a reporter doing an exposé on Galaxy Bride Corporation. She signs up, undercover, as one of the prospective brides for the Qurilixian males (Draig) annual Breeding Festival. The prospective brides are given information to review about the Draig customs and rituals, but don't study actually them. Once they arrive on the planet, no one there clarifies the customs either. Morrigan and some of the other women are paired off with men wearing only fac

Ms Pillow starts another great series. Remember the old west and mail order brides? This is a futuristic version. Planet has limited number of females born to them. They import human brides to help repopulate their race (dragon shifters). However the women don't know about the shifters or many of the restrictive traditions they will have to comply with. Then there is Rigan. She has no intentions of accepting a husband. She's undercover to get the story on the transgressions of the company provid
Kristen Johnson
Morrigan Blake is going undercover hoping for a big story regarding the Galaxy Brides industry. She's got it all planned out, she's going to go for the next ceremony get her information and get back home with her story.

It doesn't quite work out that way for her though. Instead, she's claimed as bride by Prince Ualan and she discovers her ship has left without her.

Morrigan isn't one to give in easily though, which tests Ualan's limits sometimes. This makes for a great story as there is a bit of
AudioBook Review:
Stars: Overall 4 Narration 5 Story 3

This will be a fun series I think, although I have come to them out of order – having read a bit back-to-front having read the Dragon Queen (book 9) first. A fun fantasy romance with a less-than wonderfully engaging heroine, Michelle Pillow dives right into the misunderstandings and arguments that serve a large part of the plot.

Morrigan is a reporter, and is doing an undercover exposé of Galaxy Brides. She is totally anti-marriage, and more
**Barbarian Prince (Dragon Lords) **
*Futuristic Dragonshifting Romance *
Revised Expanded Anniversary Edition

*Breaking up was never so hard...*

Going undercover at a mass wedding as a bartered bride, Morrigan Blake has every intention of getting off the barbaric planet just as soon as it's over. Or, more correctly, just as soon as she captures footage of the mysterious princes rumored to be in attendance.

After a euphoric night, Morrigan discovers her spaceship left without her, and Ualan of Dr
Reporter with no questions!?!

This female lead was not likeable at all! She's supposedly a clever news reporter, but yet she never asks any important or necessary questions. This woman, (if you can call her that) shows no inclination or intelligence to research and get to her new planet whatsoever. Inquisitive reporter my butt, that back story didn't fall inline with the pampered princess attitude she had from the very beginning. Spoiled, hurtful, childish, lazy, bad tempered, these were not acti
Laura Greenwood
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I received a copy of Barbarian Prince in exchange for my review.

Morrigan Blake is a reporter, and now she's undercover looking for a story on Galaxy Brides, the corporation that 'sells' women to the Qurilixen race, including Prince Ualan. Rigan never intended to be chosen, but as soon as she lays eyes on Ualan she can't help but feel the connection. Having waited for his crystal to glow near a woman, Ualan has found the one he'll spen
Nikki Brooks
Morrigan Blake is a reporter who joins the Galaxy Brides corporation in order to get the scoop on a royal wedding. She gets some fab perks along, enhancements to make her a better bride. However the downloads she gets are a bit vague and downright shoddy in parts. But no worries, she's not going to actually get married...right???

When Ualan sees Morrigan, the crystal around his neck glows which means she is his mate. After the claiming ceremony Morrigan tells Ualan that she has no intention of s
Mar 03, 2014 Julie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: "Out-of-this-world" Romance Lovers
A big WOW in the category of "alien" romance. Although "alien" may be too misleading of a term since these aliens are definitely humanoid in every respect. The closest comparison would be to Vikings placed in a medieval setting. Of course, these humanoids could only be compared to the best of the best in every physical attribute. This is the first book in the "Dragon Lords" series by Michelle Pillow and is the story of Prince Ualan and his destined bride and mate, Morrigan. Morrigan stole away a ...more
DNF @ 23%.

The premise for the Dragon Lords series and the Lords of the Var series really caught me. It's difficult for me to resist science fiction romance. Add in a little extra sexiness and it's a recipe to hook me.

Unfortunately this one failed to capture my interest from the beginning and I just felt dull reading it. I have so many books I know will be great on my TBR list and not enough time so I just couldn't justify the time it would take to stick this one out.

I couldn't suspend my disb
A fantastic new world to hang out in with some fantastic new characters to enjoy!!

In the world of Qurilixia, there are two main species that are at war,--the dragon shifters (Draig) and the cat shifters. Once more Divinity has their fingers in this pie to deposit ready, able and willing brides to the warrior dragon shifters. Oh Happy Day!

Our heroine is a reporter seeking the full story on this arrangement and doesn't realize when she has signed up and is chosen, it is not an agreement she is a
I first read The Barbarian Prince over a year ago. I personally think the original cover suited Ualan's description better than this cover, but that's the extent of my unhappiness with this anniversary edition.

It's the same great story with the same wonderful characters, and I love how she balances the importance of the characters with the importance of their environment. This isn't just a romance, it's a whole other world , and her writing reflects that the world they live in is a key element o
Not too bad as the first book to a sci-fi/paranormal series. It felt like it didn't scratch the surface of the story that it could have been. Like Rigan's loneliness throughout her life and Ualan's sadness that she wanted to leave him. I think it could have been more...more emotional...more something.

Hopefully the next books in the series will be better.
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Michelle M. Pillow is a multi-published, National Bestselling Author writing in many fiction genres including the Bestselling Dragon-Shifter series Dragon Lords and Captured by a Dragon-Shifter, and the mischievously magical Warlocks MacGregor.

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