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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
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Paperback, 1st Edition, 204 pages
Published January 15th 2005 by New Concepts Publishing (first published May 2004)
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Patrice
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
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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
Marion
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
Melissa
THE BOOK WAS TERRIBLE. IF YOU LIKE THE COUPLE FIGHTING THE ENTIRE BOOK AND I DO MEAN THE ENTIRE BOOK AND GETTING TOGETHER FINALLY IN THE LAST 3 PAGES THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU THEN. I DON'T EXAGGERATE WHEN I SAY THE LAST THREE PAGES THEY MAKE UP AND FINALLY DECIDE THEY ARE GOING TO BE TOGETHER.
Karen
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
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SaturNalia
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
Alisa
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)
Cindy
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)
Edylin
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
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Megan
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
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Grace
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
Raine
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.
Romancekolik
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
Cheri

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
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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
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Gaele
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
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Margaret
**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
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IrishAmber
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
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Julie
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
Alexandra
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
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Brittany
What, can I say? This book will definitely infuriate you but it is also a funny interesting take on Dragon shifters. I would have liked some more world building to be done. However, it was fun being able to read about the couples growing love. This shall be an interesting series.
Eva Millien
For the story of a lifetime, Morrigan poses undercover as a bartered bride and gets way more than she ever bargained for with a dragon prince that doesn’t take no for an answer in this captivating futuristic paranormal romance. The author has created a fascinating world with some very intriguing setting and interesting elements that promise to keeps readers entertained with lots of passion, action, suspense and red-hot, sexy alpha males. I have to say despite how stubborn these two were, I think ...more
Kimberly Walter
Morrigan is a reporter and goes undercover at Galaxy Brides to get the story of the lifetime about Qurilixen. She has no intention what so ever to get married. But that is exactly what happens to her.
Prince Ualan is going to the ceremony with his brothers and cousins in the hopes of finding a wife.
And does he ever, find one that is.
She is a spitfire and stubborn. And sometimes annoying.
Morrigan ends up married to Ualan, and doesn't realize it until after the ceremony is done.
From the very b
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Mackenzie
A good undercover reporter does whatever it takes to get "the story" so when Morrigan Blake has her suspicions about Galaxy Brides, she signs up to be one of participants and travels under the guise as a potential bride to a race made mainly of males, the Qurilixian.

She does NOT suspect that when she steps off the ship, she will be claimed by Prince Ualan for when their eyes meet, his crystal around his neck begins to glow meaning that they are soul mates. Morrigan fights him as well as as her
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Jwezi
4 Stars!!!

I was hooked on the Lords of the Var series that is why I also started the Draig.
This series is all about the Draig Princes who are the rivals oof the Var. Basically they are Dragon shifters.


"Wanted: Galaxy Brides Corporation seeking 46 fertile, able-bodied Earth females of early childbearing years and A5+ health status for marriage to strong, healthy Qurilixian males at their annual Breeding Festival. Possibility of royal attendance. Must be eager bed-partners, hard workers. Virginit
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ValerieC
4 stars!

I was expecting a totally different sort of book from the publisher's blurb; some sort of dark, maybe BDSM-ish book. That's not what this is at all.

This was a 'cute' story about a woman who is a workaholic reporter (with no 'life') and the handsome warrior whose life crystal 'chooses' her to be his one and only 'forever' mate.

Of course, she has no intention of giving up her job and staying with her 'new warrior husband'... it's all just a mistake, after all. Thereafter, there is all the
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Proserpine
I was amazingly suprised by the writing of Michelle M. Pillow. I love her sense of humor who’s reflected in Ualan character. The way she’s able to make sex scene good without falling into too harsh sex that does not fit the story makes me want to read the next book in the series. The writing is fluid and easy to anybody to read. I was suprise that the book was only 225 pages, but the format of the book would probably make a 300 pages if it was smaller. I wasn’t sur it worth the price! I also rea ...more
Claire (_Book Huntress)

This book is a 3.5 ***
The more I read, the better the book got. It's the first futuristic Paranormal Romance ive read.

To sum up; the story was about a reporter (Rigan) sent to another planet to do a story on the Qurilixian princes and their chosen brides (mail ordered from earth lol)
she doesnt think the plan through, doesnt do enough research on it and ends up unwillingly married to Uulan (she doesnt know he is a prince) she thinks he is a barbarian cave man and that being a wife is the same as
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Skeptigirl
Well, this is a Sci-Fi romance book. It is no piece of high literature but it is not boring. It also avoids a trap that a lot of romance novels I have read get into: Making the erotic bits sound like two pieces of steak slapping together. I was compelled by the plot to keep reading, the alpha maleness and violence in the "marriage" made me gringe. Also the protagonist was a little stupid and annoying and less of a strong female character and more of a whiny stubborn child that knew what she was ...more
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