Determined Prince: Captured by a Dragon-Shifter Book 1: A Qurilixen World Short Novel

· Captured by a Dragon-Shifter Book 1 · The Raven Books LLC
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Dragon shifter prince Kyran and his people are gravely in need of mates. Their planet’s female shifters are dying out, so they look to Earth for new women. Vivacious Eve catches Kyran’s eye — but claiming her will be harder than he anticipated…

Welcome to the dangerous world of Qurilixen where dragon-shifters and cat-shifters rule as fiercely as they love. 

Dragon-shifter Prince Kyran has studied the Earth people and is ready to assimilate. Female shifters are all but going extinct on his planet of Qurilixen, and his people are desperate for mates—so much so they’re taking matters into their own hands. What better place to find a mate than Earth? After all, dragon-shifters had come from there centuries ago. Surely a human female would be honored to be selected by one as fine and fierce as himself.

While on Earth, Kyran stumbles upon the most beautiful woman he’s ever imagined, singing something the natives call rock ’n’ roll. His blood simmers and he knows Eve is the one for him. But taming this feisty female is going to take much more than his training prepared him for.

Book One of the Captured by a Dragon-Shifter series, a dragon shapeshifter fantasy/sci fi romance from NY Times & USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Michelle M. Pillow.

5 Stars! "Excellent take on dragon shifters by Michelle M. Pillow!" Bianca D’Arc, USA Today Bestseller (2020)


About the Captured by a Dragon-Shifter Series

Welcome to the dangerous world of Qurilixen where dragon-shifters and cat-shifters rule as fiercely as they love. They might have escaped human persecution long ago to live on their own terms, but now must return to Earth to ensure their survival.  

For Qurilixen Fans

A modern day prequel series installment to those first books (Dragon Lords & Lords of the Var®), taking place long before the princes you know and love ever found their mates, long before The Dragon’s Queen, in a time when the dragon-shifters and cat-shifters actually—wait for it—liked each other and hung out as friends. They also don’t have Galaxy Brides to bring them women. What they do have is the old portal that they used to escape Earth. There’s no one left to marry on the planet and things are starting to get desperate. This series can be read as a standalone.

Praise For Determined Prince

"Quick, fun read. The beginning (with the description of the characters) was particularly funny." Cara Bristol, USA Today Bestselling Author (2020)

Captured by a Dragon-Shifter series:

Determined Prince

Rebellious Prince

Stranded with the Cajun

Hunted by the Dragon

Mischievous Prince

Headstrong Prince

A Qurilixen World Story

The Qurilixen World is an extensive collection of paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction romance novels by award-winning author, Michelle M. Pillow, and includes several series installments: Dragon Lords, Lords of the Var®, Space Lords, Captured by a Dragon-shifter, Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides, Dynasty Lords, Qurilixen Lords, and more.

Topics: Dragon Romance, Shapeshifter, Cat Shifter, Dragon, Paranormal, Shifter Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Alien Romance, Paranormal Romance, Alpha Male, Romance, fated mates, nobility, royalty, action and adventure, romantic comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, Science Fiction & Fantasy, First Contact, dragon-shifter. Perfect for fans of Gena Showalter, Laurann Dohner, Charlene Hartnady, Darynda Jones, S. E. Smith, Evangeline Anderson, Christine Feehan, Donna Grant, Rebecca Zanetti, Anna Hackett, JR Ward, Kresley Cole, Lynsay Sands, Nalini Singh, Genevieve Jack, Felicity Heaton, Jennifer L Armentrout, Carrie Ann Ryan, Elizabeth Hunter, Patricia Briggs, Laurell K. Hamilton, Lora Leigh, Alisa Woods.

27 reviews
nicola Brooks
March 27, 2022
Prince Kyran and his brother and two Var Princes are the first to be selected to make their way through a portal, long forgotten on their world. Their land is fast running out of females and the elders have finally agreed to let them select mates from Earth, the planet they fled centuries ago. They end up in Cleveland, Ohio at a nightclub where Eve is the lead singer for her Rock n' Roll band. Her eyes are drawn to the group when they enter and when she finishes singing she ends up buying them a drink as they only had European money on them (so much for their research!!) They are dressed like a 50's version of the Village People but that doesn't stop her cutting loose with Kyran on the dance floor. She awakes the next morning as the suns (all 3 of them) blind her and she is in a tent in the forest on another planet. He says she has become his bride as she accepted him the previous night. She is not very happy with her new husband and decides to torment him by walking about naked. Unfortunately, the torture goes both ways!!!! This is a short story but with great characters and a sharp story. I loved that Eve was adaptable but not gullible. The boys definitely need help in the matchmaking department and with their research of modern-day Earth!
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Marc Hollingshead
March 28, 2022
Can He Convince Her to Stay? The Draig and Var shifters on Qurilixen are dying out because for some reason there have been almost no female births since they escaped through a portal from earth. They fled earth to be free from persecution and start a new life. Now their only hope to save both species is to return to earth and try and find brides to bring back with them. It took many years of searching and digging, but now they have found the portal and four of the Princes, two Var and Two Draig, are going to earth looking for a bride. They arrive at the portal dressed in what they think is modern fashion on earth now. Unfortunately, they have been watching old movies from earth and look ridiculous. Eve Minott is the lead singer in a rock band. The band is her family and she lives in their van. It’s her birthday and they are performing in a bar when four huge guys walk in looking totally out of place. When Prince Kyran first see’s Eve thinks she is odd with her brown and blue hair, but after they start dancing he knows she is the one for him. She is so drunk that eventually she passes out and she wakes up in a tent with Kyran on Qurilixen. He tells her they are married now and she is to be his princess. That doesn’t go over very well! When his parents show up to meet his bride it gets even funnier. She definitely leads him on a merry chase before giving in! This book is very funny and Kyran and Eve with steal your heart. Can’t wait to see what happens to the other three princes! I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Lisa Marie
April 9, 2022
Feel Good Series Starter I am one of those readers who prefers to read a series in order, however (yes you can guess what I'm about to confess here and you would be correct) I haven't on this entire Qurilixen series and their branched off sister series. I joined this author's book club and fell in love with both her characters and writing style. An easygoing and even lighthearted fiction of dragon and cat shifters. Supernatural and science fiction tossed together created this majestic world. Prince Kyran is the eldest and decreed to find a human mate. He, his brother Finn and two Var princes Ivar and Rafe tag along for potential brides for themselves. Having read it out of order, this story predates the feud between the two shifter species so I am trying to mentally sort out who begets whom. An enjoyable read with the author's trademark of humor and sass. I definitely recommend if you enjoy a cute lighthearted story.
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About the author

Michelle M. Pillow, New York Times & USA TODAY Bestselling Author

NYT & USAT Bestselling Author Michelle M. Pillow is an award-winning paranormal and sci-fi romance; mystery; and paranormal women's fiction (PWF) writer with well over a million books sold. Though she writes intricate plots, she can never seem to remember where she left her coffee cup (if you find it please return).

Michelle is always up for a new adventure or challenge, whether it's a paranormal investigation of an old Vaudeville Theatre or climbing Mayan temples in Belize. She was a refugee extra on SyFy's Z Nation. Michelle is involved with various film and historical documentary projects with her filmmaker husband. She's mom to a talented artist daughter, and managed by the family dog and cat. For the most part she can be found wearing pajama pants and drinking coffee. There may or may not be dancing. It’s all part of the creative process.

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