The Impatient Lord

The Impatient Lord

by Michelle M. Pillow

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Dragon Shapeshifter Sci Fi Paranormal Romance
The original Dragon Lords series by NYT Bestselling Author, Michelle M. Pillow.

An unlucky bride...

Riona Grey lives life on her own terms, traveling wherever the next spaceship is flying and doing what she must to get by. When her luck turns sour, she finds herself on a bridal ship heading to a marriage ceremony. A planet of alpha male shifters seeking mates wasn't exactly what she had in mind as a final destination.

Just when she thinks things couldn't possibly get worse, she wakes up months later in an isolation chamber with a sexy, hovering dragon shifter telling her they're meant to be together...forever.

The impatient groom...

After years of failed marriage attempts at the festivals, fate finally revealed Lord Mirek's bride... a day too late. Eager to have her, the dragon-shifter nobleman defied tradition and laid claim. But it is a mistake to go against fate's plans and his new wife is the one to pay the price of his impatience.

Now almost a year later, his bride is finally waking from her deep sleep. He feels the eagerness to claim her overtaking him once more. Fearful she'll slip through his grasp, he's hesitant to anger the gods by taking her to his bed too soon. But, how can an alpha male resist the one thing that would make his life complete, especially when she looks at him with eyes of a seductress?

This is a test he can't fail, and yet with one of her sweet kisses he knows he may already have lost.

What readers are saying...
5 Stars! " I highly recommend this book and this author and this series to everyone who loves paranormal romances. I know you will love them as much as I do. Be sure to pick up a copy you will be very very glad that you did."

5 Stars! "This is another amazing story by Michelle. I would love to read more about what happens with all 8 couples and their children. She draws you in to their world and you are sad when you have to leave it. This story has comedy, drama, fight scenes and many steamy scenes that make you never want to put it down."

A Qurilixen World Novel
Dragon Shapeshifter Paranormal, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Fated Mate, Alpha Male, Alien Romance

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161682265
Publisher: The Raven Books LLC
Publication date: 03/16/2014
Series: Dragon Lords , #8
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 89,915
File size: 415 KB

About the Author

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

Michelle loves to travel and try new things, whether it's a paranormal investigation of an old Vaudeville Theatre or climbing Mayan temples in Belize. She's addicted to movies and used to drive her mother crazy while quoting random scenes with her brother. Though it has yet to happen, her dream is to be a zombie in a horror movie. 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.

She loves to hear from readers. They can contact her through her website

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The Impatient Lord (Dragon Lords) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 28 days ago
A good read.....................................................................................
crazy4peanutbutter More than 1 year ago
The Impatient Lord is book 8 of the Dragon Lords series by Michelle M. Pillow. It tells the love story of Riona Grey and Dragon shifter Lord Miroslav (Mirek), Ealdorman of Draig. Having a bit of bad luck, Riona finds herself and her sister Aeron on the Galaxy Brides ship to become dragon shifters mates. Riona bribes one of the ship crew into allowing her to skip the bridal viewing with plans of boarding another ship after the joining feast. But her sister is picked as a bride. So now she makes plans to save her. Lord Mirek is there trying for the forth time to find a bride and is heart broken again when he does not find one in the amongst the brides. While at the Festival Mirek sees Riona and his crystal glows. The attraction is instantaneous and he knows she is his but they missed the ceremony to be joined so he must go before the queen to be joined. Unfortunately, Riona runs into more bad luck when she has a allergic reaction to a plant resulting in a drug induced coma for several months. Mirek blames himself for her illness. He thinks he is being punished by his god for not waiting and having a proper bridal ceremony. I loved this book. This series!!! Ms. Pillow has a gift for writing stories that are full of humor, silliness, love, sexy shifters, action, intrigue surprises and so much more. I call her one of my Happy-book writers because reading her books just makes you happy. It leaves you feeling like you just watched a really good romantic comedy. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll curse, you'll cheer. I so recommend this book. This series!!! Reading order of the series.... Dragon Lords Series 1 1. Barbarian Prince 2. Perfect Prince 3. Dark Prince 4. Warrior Prince 5. His Highness the Duke 6. The Stubborn Lord 7. The Reluctant Lord 8. The Impatient Lord 9. The Dragon's Queen “Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review” L.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Robin_Manor More than 1 year ago
The Impatient Lord is book 8 in the very enjoyable paranormal scifi hot romantic series by Michelle Pillow. It is the last on the series and tells the story of Mirek and Riona. It is a wonderful addition to the Dragon Lords series that weaves the stories of the four royal cousins and their quest to find brides. Although each of the plots are different they don't just center  around the mating of the four lords but there is also intrigue and adventure uncovering and dealing with a serious outside threat to their planet. Mirek's role is as the Royal ambassador. He has become highly aquatinted with cultures and life beyond his secluded planet as he is often called for to negotiate treaties and trades with planets and aliens off world.  Mirek is very talented in his role as ambassador and has learned patience and the art of communication dealing with  many various cultures and societies he encounters. He finds Riona after the breeding festival night while walking through the forest. He is beyond surprised and excited that his crystal is glowing recognizing this woman as his mate. Riona being not a shy woman has no problem accepting her attraction to the male and decides what harm could,it be  to have a night of fun with the hunky warrior. With no plans to stay on this planet what harm could this temporary romance lead to. Mirek has no idea what to make of this strange uninhibited female who eagerly agrees to enjoy some physical closeness. He has no idea she not taking any of his claiming her as a mate seriously. Riona is Aeron's sister, (his brother's mate), as well as an interplanetary gambler who has chosen to deal with the destruction and loss of her planet by becoming a rogue. After losing badly in a gambling game of skill she can't possibly repay, Riona skips town and runs away with her sister. She finds them passage on the Galaxy Brides ship agreeing to their contract to marry, just to find refuge from her pursuers. Hiding in a field of wild yellow flowers that make one sleep when inhaled Riona. Extremely sensitive to the chemicals in this flower Riona ends up in a coma as her body is ravaged by ther allergic reaction to the flowers. Mirek, who has already tricked Riona into reading his Crystal and making her his bride, takes every step possible calling In specialists from all over the Galaxy to heal his bride.  Months past and Riona finally awakens confused and trapped. Still needing to hide from the men after her to repay her debt Riona gives into her attraction to Mirek, with the resolve that she stays with him until she can earn enough money to repay her debts. Mirek goes along with this plan buying time to convince her she belongs by his side. One of the things I liked most about this story his that Riona insisted on earning her own money and on taking responsibility for her own situation, agreeing to work as an assistant to Mirek. Loved that Mirek recognized that Riona's sordid past has also brought her in close compmay to many civilizations and societies, this knowledge being invaluable to his ambassadorial duties.  Riona's skills surpass even Mirek's expectations, and Riona has actually secured an important (legitimate)  job within the kingdom. From rogue gambler to respected assistant to the ambassador her life has turned 180 degrees. Trouble still follows Riona as those she owes a great deal of debt to are still after her. In the end both Riona and Mirek must save each other.Michelle Pillow continues to enhance and build this fantastical world which easily transports us back into the stories settings from chapter one. It's a treat to catch up with many of the wonderful characters from the previous books who not only make appearances but are an integral part of the story as well. I highly recommend reading the book in order,  this is an awesome series not to be missed especially for those loving the scify sexy romantica paranormal genre.
kelcor More than 1 year ago
The eighth book in the Dragon Lords series is a wonderful conclusion for the Royal family and their kin.  Riona Grey is a gambler. She tries to live her life to the fullest and isn't afraid of taking chances. She feels she must do this because she and her sister are the last of their kind. After her sister interrupts her during the final hand of a game (which she loses), Riona must find a way off the station immediately since she cannot cover the debt and her sister needs her help in getting the the planet of Qurilixian to stop a genocide. After ditching the Federation ship her sister came on, Riona signs them both up with Galaxy Brides since that is the only ship that she can find that is going there. Riona has no intention of being a bride and slips off of the ship before the Breeding Festival begins. Little does she know that trying to avoid the Gods will doesn't stop her from finding a husband. Lord Mirek is not looking forward to this year's Breeding Festival. He has had so many failed attempts at finding his bride that he has lost hope. The little hope he has is shattered when his crystal doesn't glow. He stays the night on a cliff overlooking the festival grounds morning another unsuccessful festival. The following morning he packs up his camp site and heading down the cliff. As he gets to the bottom, he hears the faint sound of footsteps and decides to follow the sound. He comes upon Riona as she is spying on her sister and instantly feels a connection to her. He cannot believe his luck and doesn't give her a chance to refuse him. He convinces Riona to break his crystal but she cuts herself when it shatters. She starts feeling ill and tries to run while Mirek goes to get her a drink but ends up falling into the "yellow" which puts her into a sleep that she cannot awaken from. It takes almost a year for Riona to awaken from the sleep. Mirek does everything he can to keep her comfortable and taken care of until she awakens. He is so dedicated to her the entire time she is asleep. Riona has a hard time adjusting to her new life and the changes she sees in her sister. Mirek is there for her the entire time and does everything he can to make her adjustment easier.  This was a wonderful conclusion to a great series. I have completely enjoyed reading the entire series and would highly recommend this.
blaise_zillah More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting awhile to read this couples story and it was intriguing with the differences between them but i guess that is what made them work so well together. This had romance and some adventure and was a great addition to the series.
shannashedevil More than 1 year ago
I like that this books moves the series forward beyond the retelling of the same time. While I liked the retellings, it's nice to move the story along. I liked most of this story quite a bit. I especially liked that Mirik and Riona got their crap together before the end.
cherigCG More than 1 year ago
A great addition to the series. I was glad to see Lord Meric get his bride after the ordeal. Riona tried to escape her "space order bride ship" when she was found by one of the grooms and their fate was sealed. At least according to Meric. However things don't go that smoothly. She is taken ill and has been in stasis healing for almost a year. When she wakes all she wants to do is check on her sister then check out. Not that easy. She is feisty, a risk taker more so because of her history than Meric can know. She's in trouble and independent. No one is going to bail her out--she has to make it on her own. Watch the surprise to all how she works that out. Meric has spent a long year watching her suffer and is desperate to make it up to her as he feels guilt for her situation. He also wants their marriage. There are twists and turns, successes, hysterical paybacks between siblings and danger before it can be worked out. Will Riona stay on this simple planet with a man who only wants her happiness and her sister? Can she allow her own happiness? Read the details with this hot dragon shifter and beautiful fire brand to see how it all comes out. I was provided an ARC for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago