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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Love Spell (November 2, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0505526018
  • ISBN-13: 978-0505526014
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,506,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A battle for her heart...
"She's a fighting Saurian Knight." He put a slight emphasis on "fighting" and smiled self-deprecatingly. "Getting her into bed is more work than turning a Gravity-class war-star."

"Are you telling me that she fought you? You?"

"My Imperial Machismo forbids me to confirm or deny something so damaging to my reputation," Tarrant-Arragon replied with a mocking twist of his lips. "I will admit, she doesn't know what she's up against. I'm conducting an experiment to see whether I can get a virtuous girl to love me--not the next Emperor, but me--for my sweet nature and sense of humor."

His half-sheathed-weapon smile became a sudden chuckle. "My fierce little Saurian would probably try to castrate me if she knew who I am. She cheerfully toasts my impotence."

Madam Tarra knew the toast to which he referred. "How very provocative of you to choose one of the Saurian Dragon's Knights for your carnal experiments," she replied.

"I didn't take her because she's a Knight." He threw back his head, half closed his eyes, and tapped his upper lip with two fingers. No doubt the wicked boy was deciding how much of the truth to tell her. "Ah... I think I've fallen in love."

More About the Author

Rowena Cherry's "Mission Statement"

My goal as a Romance author is to give good value. I expect to provide my readers with six to eight hours of amusement, a couple of really good laughs, a romantic frisson or two from the sensual scenes, a thoroughly satisfying HEA, and something to think -or talk-- about when the book is finished.


I'm unreliably psychic. I've exceptionally good hearing, an eye for detail, and a near-photographic memory. And, I've lurked and observed from some of the world's most glamorous and privileged vantage points.

I've played chess in an exhibition match against a Grand Master in the stately home of a Lord, and duplicate bridge for money (disastrously) in Marbella, dined aboard a sheikh's yacht in the Puerto Jose Banus, and received the gold level of the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award inside Buckingham Palace, been driven in pace cars at the Indy 500, picked the brains of rocket scientists and rock stars???.and much more.

My life so far has been fantastic inspiration for romance novel scenes and alien-world building.




Customer Reviews

Very clever, funny and sexy.
H. E. Harris
The characters are great, and the story line had enough twist to hold my interest.
Kahn S. Davison
I look forward to reading more Rowena Cherry books.
Gerri Bowen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

56 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Jean Cooper on January 2, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Djinni (pronounced "Jinni") is the last fertile female of the Royal Djinn, and she has been sequestered on Earth to hide her from the Emperor and his family. The Crown Prince, Tarrant-Arragon, must marry a Djinn female. Djinni is descended from a disaffected line of the Royal Family, and has been groomed to marry an unknown cousin of Tarrant-Arragon. She's also been informed of the Crown Prince's debased character and cruelty, so has taken the oath of a Saurian White Knight to attempt to kill him, or to kill herself if he attempts to take her as a forced mate.

This is a big problem for Tarrant-Arragon, who isn't really as bad as Djinni has been led to believe. He's arrogant, dominant, and doesn't think much about anyone other than himself, but he's not debased. Tarrant-Arragon has discovered Djinni's existence, and is determined to have her for his wife. He is also determined that he will "make" her love him, to avoid the tragedies caused by the broken marriages of the past several generations of Emperors. Therefore he cannot reveal his real identity to Djinni until he is certain that she loves him. Meanwhile, the Saurian Knights are trying to bring down the Royal Family and disrupt the Empire...

This book is long and complex and I loved it. It is science fiction in the best "blasters and spaceships" tradition, with a theme of political intrigue running throughout. But wait! There's more! This is a very emotionally satisfying love story between a feminist woman and a man who has never considered the wishes and desires of another person at any time. The love story is extremely fun to watch, as Tarrant-Arragon discovers that his bride-to-be is not only not docile and frightened of him, but that she is smart, brave, and not ready to be caught by any man.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 12, 2005
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Here we have an amusing, complicated alien world. The crown prince abducts his bride and decides not to tell her who he is and see if she will love him for himself. She has been convinced by the order of Sauron Knights...of which she is a member...that the crown prince is a barbaric, evil brute who she is responsible to help overthrow. The book frequently refers to plot changes in terms of a chess match.

There is a great deal of humor, a somewhat convoluted plot and some action. I laughed a good deal and overall enjoyed it very much. I am looking forward to more stories set in this new and enjoyable universe
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Kahn S. Davison on December 30, 2004
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I don't read much science fiction, but this book referred to me by a friend and I'm glad I read it. The characters are great, and the story line had enough twist to hold my interest. This book will make you imagination soar, hopefully the author will write books similar to this one.
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49 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Cathy Clamp on November 7, 2004
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Forced Mate is a highly original story with a fun twist. Aliens live on Earth, but only a few know of their presence. Djinni is a Saurian warrior knight living in present-day England. She is intent on someday killing her family's sworn enemy, the god-Emperor, Prince Tarrant-Arragon, the Tigron dictator and slayer of her people. She also plans to marry the Prince's replacement, just as soon as Tarrant-Arragon is assassinated. Unfortunately, she hasn't actually seen either the Prince or her betrothed as adults, and so a whirlwind of mistaken identity ensues. Tarrant-Arragon, for his part, knows everyone -- or, at least, thinks he does...

His one goal is to find some way to trick Djinni into marrying him, and consummating the marriage, before she can kill him. And Djinni is intent on staying close to the man she calls Tigger (actually Tarrant-Arragon) so that she can get close enough to kill . . . well, Tarrant-Arragon!

This book was a lot of fun. The subterfuge engaged in by all parties keeps you guessing until the very last page. The secondary characters are wonderfully drawn, and one can only hope that Ms. Cherry will continue on with more books in this same series! A terrific romp of a book! Cathy Clamp
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Susan Haire on January 22, 2005
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As a long time science fiction reader, I was prepared to suspend disbelief for the short time it took to establish the world in which this story takes place. And a fascinating world it is. The heroine is a 'lost' princess. She is half human and was raised on Earth. Unfortunately for her, she is also the only legitimate candidate to marry the heir to a vast space empire - her father's most hated enemy. The heir locates and kidnaps her, then attempts to get her to fall in love with him by not revealing his identity. The worldbuilding is complex, the characters realistic, and the adventure intriguing. And at the center of it all is a great love story. I highly recommend this read.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Janalee Ruschhaupt on March 22, 2005
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First off, let me give credit, where credit is due.

Rowena Cherry was awarded honorable mention for:

New Author of 2004, last night by P.E.A.R.L.

(which stands for Paranormal Excellence Award for Romantic Literature)

You can checkout more about this on their site:

[...]

With that said, let me give you an overview of this fantastical

Djinn story, with a twist that is deliciously wicked

and sensually satisfying-that is Forced Mate.

I love alpha type males and Prince Tarrant-Arragon,

does not disappoint. He is, get a load of this, around

seven feet tall, weighing in at three hundred pounds.

This Djinn personifies animal magnetism. He should be called,

The Djinn of Sin...

From the first glimpse of Djinni-vera, Tarrant-Arragon

knows she is his future mate. He must have her, whatever the

cost, by force if necessary. What Tarrant-Arragon wants,

he gets--Period!

Djinni-vera has been taught to fear mating with any Djinn,

because of the dreaded, rut-rage. So the chase is on!

This Djinn-ivied story is a page turner, just be careful that

your fingers do not catch on fire *G*
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