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"Jones scorches the pages...the result is seductive and volatile!"
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HE IS A LETHAL WEAPON...
One of an army of human soldiers injected with alien DNA, Michael is a legend within this new race, split between good and evil. Untamable, he has walked on the dark side and returned to the light. Feared and misunderstood, he leaves everything behind, including the one woman destined to be his mate.

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Overview

"Jones scorches the pages...the result is seductive and volatile!"
-RT Book Reviews

HE IS A LETHAL WEAPON...
One of an army of human soldiers injected with alien DNA, Michael is a legend within this new race, split between good and evil. Untamable, he has walked on the dark side and returned to the light. Feared and misunderstood, he leaves everything behind, including the one woman destined to be his mate.

HE IS HER ENEMY...AND HER DESTINY...
Cassandra holds the key to Michael's power, and his pain. With loyalties divided and against insurmountable odds, Cassandra's heart propels her to Michael's side-but can her love do anything but destroy him...

No ordinary woman can control a creature such as Michael, and only one thing is clear-the world will never be the same...

Praise for Lisa Renee Jones
"Astonishing. From the first word to the last, this book held me spellbound...The chemistry is simply stunning."
-Romance Junkies, Five Blue Ribbons

"Ms. Jones...hit my romance meter and left me aching for more."
-Just Erotic Romance Reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In the initial volume of Jones' (Knights of White) new Zodius series, the U.S. government loses control of its clandestine army of wind-walking, self-healing alien DNA-injected super-soldiers when its aggressive leader launches a GTECH takeover of the human world. Cassandra, daughter of GTECH project's overseer, General Powell, becomes involved with the powerful, volatile, and terrifying soldier Michael, the most advanced of the GTECHs. She is irrevocably connected to Michael after they sleep together due to their Lifebond, a DNA connection created after sex to mark her as Michael's mate, which throws their love into a technological spiral. The novel's pseudoscientific depictions of cellular changes, endless blood testing sessions, and ludicrous alien technology are so central to the plot that their ludicrousness is impossible to ignore. The simplicity and overtness of how good and evil are depicted gives a novel the depth of a superhero story pretending to be a military thriller. However, the novel's strengths lay in scenes of Michael's bad-boy rawness and fierce possessiveness, which are at odds with Cassandra's headstrong determination as they passionately fight over strategy—both on the battlefield and between the sheets. The couple's high-intensity relations will thrill readers who like their heroes dangerous and their heroines fearless. (May)
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" Readers will be hooked by the intriguing couple and will be hoping for a happy ever after as the world and their small handhold on it begins to crumble beneath their feet. 4 Stars!" - RT Book Reviews

Plenty of action and romance to keep you glued to your seat.

Michael's commanding presence sizzles and jumps off the page.

Sexy men, strong women, a great plot and a fascinating new world...

Amazing... a daring HOT READ.

A fast-paced, action filled read.

The men are out of this world. It was a fastpaced moving book.

The world building is without a doubt superbly done, mixing military aspects with an innate sense of the paranormal.

Great action, suspense and a splash of romance, tossed with the science fiction and you have a delectable morsel to read!

Wow...a fast paced thrill ride to the very end.

RT Book Reviews
Readers will be hooked by the intriguing couple and will be hoping for a happy ever after as the world and their small handhold on it begins to crumble beneath their feet. 4 Stars!
Night Owl Reviews
Plenty of action and romance to keep you glued to your seat.
Anna's Book Blog
Michael's commanding presence sizzles and jumps off the page.
My Book Addiction Reviews
Sexy men, strong women, a great plot and a fascinating new world...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402251566
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 864,845
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Award winning author Lisa Renee Jones has published more than fifteen novels in several different languages, spanning multiple genres of romance: contemporary, romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and erotic fiction. Her awards include first place in the Romantic Times Aspiring Writers Contest. She currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted June 18, 2012

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    This is the first book in this series for Lisa Renee Jones and i

    This is the first book in this series for Lisa Renee Jones and it really starts the series off with a bang!! I couldn't put the book down until I finished it then immediately grabbed the next book in the series, The Storm that is Sterling! A must read book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2012

    The Legend of Michael centres around a group of soldiers who wer

    The Legend of Michael centres around a group of soldiers who were injected with Alien DNA instead of a routine immunisation.

    I really liked this one, did take me a bit to get into it but once I did - I thoroughly enjoyed it! Very dfferent from everything else I've been reading lately. I'm looking forward to Sterling! I enjoyed the little glimpses of him in the book, he's a very intriguing character.

    I would recommend this to anyone who loves paranormal romance it's filled with sexy special ops soldiers, lots of action and a sprinkling of romance!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Great read!

    Love this series.

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

    I enjoy the dark paranormal romance genre. Love the idea this s

    I enjoy the dark paranormal romance genre. Love the idea this series in based on. This opening book to the series introduced a lot of wonderful potential for the remaining two books (I've already purchased and will read)...slow beginning...picked up pace about halfway through and had a powerful ending. Reasons for 3 stars (out of 5): writing didn't evoke an emotional response from me, slow going first half, multiple POV seemed extraneous. I genuinely hope to enjoy the other two books in this series.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Really should read

    Loved it. Will read the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Super!

    I love it! I start to read it and i can't put the book down. You have to read this book it is super good! Ms. Jones you did it again. Ii start to read storm i can't wait what hapen to him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Check it out you'll like

    First book in the trilogy, as with all of Ms Jones's books, there is action, smoking hot heroes with special unique powers, and good storytelling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Want to know more!

    Really enjoyed this book. Would like to get to "know" Michael & Cassandra better

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  • Posted June 17, 2012

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    AWESOME!

    I loved this book so Much ! I had to saty yup and Finish..
    On toto Sterling and Damion .. Another Long night.. But its WORTH IT.. How long til ythe NEXT bOOK ?

    kEEP THEM cOMONG

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  • Posted June 13, 2012

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    A good start to a very unique series! I read The Storm That Is

    A good start to a very unique series!

    I read The Storm That Is Sterling (Zodius #2) first before reading The Legend of Michael and really liked it so I wanted to go back and read the beginning of the Renegades.

    Though I thought that The Legend of Michael was a good book with an interesting story as well as a fabulous introduction to the series, I found the romance between the two main characters, Michael and Cassandra, lacking. The reason being that the first half of the book and 3 years of the couples relationship, including the very important start, was not there. The couple meets, has a few dinners, four weeks pass, the couple succumbs to passion (which was well-written and smoking hot) but then six months pass after that. We missed the whole beginning and 'love's first bloom' phase. Then the couple is separated for two and a half years until meeting up once again. I was not able to fully connect with the characters emotionally as much as I would have liked because of this.

    The second half of the book gets better and I'm glad I stuck with it. The building of the GTECH's world was intriguing as well as the break into two (or maybe three?) factions- The Renegades (good guys) and the Zodius (bad guys). The GTECH's are soldiers who thought that they were being routinely vaccinated only to end up injected with an alien DNA and turned super-human. With super strength, speed and the ability to wind-walk they are the ultimate soldiers; and some even have extra abilities like communicating with animals. General Powell runs this top secret military operation and though his intentions are good in the beginning, power sometimes corrupts.

    Michael is a male who is no longer a man; dark and deadly even he no longer knows what he is. Cassandra is a woman of high morals and a sense of doing right, even if that means going against those she loves most. When their agenda's collide and they no longer know who to trust, will love be enough to see them through?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    whoa

    sucker for the dark, brooding guy - Michael is so it. Enjoyed the book and reading Sterling's story. This series is a keeper.

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  • Posted February 19, 2012

    WONDERFUL BEGINNING

    I JUST LOVE THE WAY THEY LITERALLY BLEW IN AND CAPTIVATED THE BOOK FROM BEGINNING TO THE END LOVE THE DIFFERENT DYNAMIC AND THAT WE'RE LEARNING ALL THEY CAN DO THE SAME TIME THERE LEARNING SO NO DRAGGED OUT EXPLANATIONS FEELS LIKE YOUR HELPING THEM FIGURE IT OUT TOO.

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  • Posted January 18, 2012

    A Great Must Have Read

    Lisa introduces a new conspiracy romance series that will keep readers flipping through their Kindle or paperback. She keeps the suspense flowing through the book by tossing in twists and turns that you don't see coming. She creates a world that you truly come to believe and wonder if it actually could be possible. The romance is just enough in my opinion (read another review that claims wasn't enough, obviously they missed the bigger picture, no offense). She allows the story to develop on it's turn and upon finishing the story I was impatiently waiting for the rest of the series. If you decide to only read one book by Lisa Renee Jones then I highly recommend this one because then you'll want to read the rest of her works!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    WOW!!!

    I loved this book. Loved all the characters and the story. Lots of action, romance and sex. This author is awesome.

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    Very intriguing story that you must read

    Wow! This book is amazing. It comes in two parts. Part one is like a extended prologue where you learn some back story about the world Ms Jones takes you into. You also learn about Cassandra and Michael and the other characters. Part two is where things get really interesting. Michael is a soldier that was injected with alien DNA and is now part of a group of soldiers called GTECHs. Cassandra is the daughter of the man who changed these men. When they first meet the chemistry burns up the pages. They quickly become an item and things are going well until one day all hell breaks loose and they are both forced to make decisions that may change their lives forever. I loved this story. It was well written and the plot made sense. There were a lot of complicated scenes and everything still seemed to flow. There are actually three groups of people that you are reading about and I loved the fact that you get an insight into all of them. You don't just get to hear from Cassandra and Michael, you get to hear from a lot of different characters good and bad. It really helps you understand what is going on throughout the whole story. All the characters are strong and interesting. The chemistry is explosive, the action keeps you interested, and the suspense keeps you on the edge of your seat. This book left me wanting more! A must read!!!

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  • Posted May 31, 2011

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    A fast paced adventure

    Cassandra Powell is eager to start her work as the clinical head of psychology for the Project Zodius. The GTECH soldiers are definitely a whole new breed of fighters. They had alien DNA added to their systems and their progress has to be closely monitored. Cassandra is intrigued by these soldiers extra abilities and their connections to their mates. She didn't think that the one they call The Dark One would be the one that captures her imagination.

    Michael Taylor exudes power. He carries himself like no other soldier on base. He has always walked the fine line between good and evil. Michael has to work both sides in order for good to triumph. Michael is entranced by the lovely Cassandra Powell. She is his number one enemies daughter, the man who transformed him and this causes him to be conflicted.

    Though Michael and Cassandra give into their passion there are forces pushing them apart. It will take both of there will power to fight to stay together as they fight their enemies. They will have to go to extra ordinary lengths to safe their love and their country.

    The Legend Of Michael is captivating. You are drawn into a new life style that is fascinating and compelling. It's a multi layered world of good and evil. Sometimes you aren't sure which side some characters fall on but it draws you in and entertains. Michael and Cassandra are sizzling in and out of the bedroom. Their chemistry is scorching and their connection is deep and emotional. Looking forward to the next story in this series.

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  • Posted May 16, 2011

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    good versus evil!

    Knights of the spirit; warriors in the cause Of justice absolute 'twixt man and man. - Richard Watson Gilder somewhere in Nevada, a top secret military operation called Project Zodius exists. ordinary human soldiers are converted into efficient killing machines after being injected with alien DNA. Cassandra Powell, daughter of General Powell, takes over the job for the former head of Clinical Psychology. she meets and pairs up with Michael Taylor. he is one of the GTECHs or Super Soldiers with skills and abilities that set him apart from the rest. his fellow GTECH Adam Rain stages a mutiny that splits the soldiers into two groups - Zodius and Renegades. Cassandra is devastated when Michael joins Adam. two years later, Cassandra finds herself working in a German military hospital. she is off to a new start with her life when her father suddenly shows up asking for help. dutiful as ever, she flies back to the United States without realizing that her nightmare is about to begin. the book is divided into two parts. the first section provides a detailed background of Project Zodius and the people involved. the second part is where things get really interesting. there is also a very useful glossary that helped a lot with the terms used throughout the novel. i had to think of the Renegades though as "Renegoods" just so i would not confuse them with Zodius - the bad guys. notwithstanding some of the soldiers' supernatural abilities as a result of something alien infused into their systems, i found the characterization quite realistic. it seems that good and evil are part and parcel of everyone's genetic makeup and choices play heavily in every action that we do: - Michael's emotional struggles contrast with his physical strength and test his loyalty. - Cassandra's sense of familial duty makes her naive and blind to the truth. - General Powell's greed compels him to be self-righteous. - Adam's power trip leads him to degenerate further. overall, i had fun reading The Legend of Michael. "wind-walking" - what it is and how it is done - is one of the most brilliant concepts i have ever encountered. i have to give credit to author Lisa Renee Jones' imagination in building a world where conspiracy, secrets, betrayal, passion and ambition are fused together in this part sci-fi, romance, suspense thriller.

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

    INCREDIBLE!!! A MUST MUST READ

    I am not a professional reviewer or anything, just a reader that is always looking for another great find. I have found this in Ms. Jones's "Legend of Michael". It was suspenseful, hot & sexy, funny at times and heart-pounding. I had a hard time putting it down - I loved the world building, the hot characters and well just everything. I am so happy that this is a series and that we do not have to wait too long for book 2.

    Do not wait, BUY THIS NOW!!!

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

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    Lisa Renee Jones provides a great Area 51 romantic military fantasy

    At Area 51, deploying the mission of top secret Project Zodius, the military inject alien DNA into two hundred specially selected special ops soldiers in order to turn them into super soldiers. They become a super race superior in every sense than the humans they were once a part of.

    General Powell sends his daughter psychiatrist Cassandra to evaluate the GTECH for mental stability. She and Michael Taylor meet and instantly lifebond. However, Michael fears what their mating would do to his lifebond so he tries to keep her from joining him. Soon the GTECHS divide into two distinct enemy groups; the Zodius and the Renegades. Now Michael must keep his beloved safe from the nasty Zodius.

    With a nod to Captain America, Lisa Renee Jones provides a great Area 51 romantic military fantasy. The action-packed story line grips the reader from the moment the lead couple meet in "The First Time Ever I saw Your Face" (by Ewan MacColl) moment and never slows down. Fans will enjoy the opening act of Project Zodius as the Super Soldiers split into two adversarial groups with one wanting to dominate the inferior humans and the other protect the inferior humans.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

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    A wonderful, sexy, exciting new world

    THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL is book 1 in Lisa Renee Jones' ZODIUS Series. This plays a part in how THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL is played out. I will give warning that there is a lot of world building within this novel however that does not take away from the great love being created by Michael and Cassandra. There are moments that move a bit slower only because you want to get back to the heat Cassandra and Michael create. Ms. Jones has written characters you love, hate and love to hate. Fans of series will adore this one. Fans of great strong heros with heroines who can hold their will find within THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL a perfect fit. There are paranormal elements that add to the charm and appeal of this novel. This is an ongoing storyline series, meaning that the story begins with THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL and will end at some later book, however Michael and Cassandra's story finds it's conclusion. The next story, coming in November is sure to be another great find. I highly recommend THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL to all fans of strong sexy men, strong women, a great plot and a fascinating new world with just the right amount of suspense and doubt as to who is really good and who isn't to keep you guessing.

    Reviewed by Wendy Keel

    Rating 4 1/2
    book was recieved for the purpose of a review from the publisher.

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