WHAT'S MY SIGN?
I’M A RAT: MIND MY FANGS!
The wealthy and successful sign of the Chinese Zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Rat might be a little rough around the edges, but their stylish taste, quick wits, and disarming natural charm make them a popular sign. They’re adaptable, clever, hard-working, and analytical, which is probably why they usually end up wealthy and successful. Rats love a good verbal jousting, but their sharp tongues can also lead to quick tempers. They must strive to consider others above themselves, or their tendency toward greed could overrule their success in relationships.
BEST MATCH: DRAGON, MONKEY, OX
WORST MATCH: SHEEP, HORSE, RABBIT
FAMOUS RATS: William Shakespeare, George Washington, Wolfgang Mozart, Charlotte Bronte, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Avril Lavigne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Eminem, Katy Perry, and Scarlett Johansson.
WHO IS THE RAT IN THE CHINESE ZODIAC ROMANCE SERIES?
Fang Kim. A member of the Hai San Kongsi, you’d better believe Fang can trash talk with the best of them. Beneath his rough and sometimes brooding exterior, there’s a keen and analytical warrior who’ll charm his enemies straight into his trap. Meet Fang in Book One, TRANCING THE TIGER.
I’M AN OX: WATCH OUT FOR MY HORNS!
The steadfast sign of the Chinese Zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Ox have a tendency to put their heads down and get the task done. This industrious nature reflects their strong will and their devotion. Oxen don’t act before contemplating the situation thoroughly. They possess a clear sense of right and wrong, and believe they’re the good guys of the Zodiac. This strong and silent type might be stubborn and unable to back down, but beneath that obstinate tendency is a tenderhearted, protective nature. They value their friends and families, but could stand to loosen up every once in a while.
BEST MATCH: RAT, SNAKE, CHICKEN
WORST MATCH: HORSE, DOG, SHEEP
FAMOUS OXEN: Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama, Vincent Van Gogh, Walt Disney, Heinz Christian Andersen, Meg Ryan, George Clooney, Jack Nicholson, Kate Beckinsale, Wayne Gretzky, and Anthony Hopkins.
WHO IS THE OX IN THE CHINESE ZODIAC ROMANCE SERIES?
Kassian Weld. A member of the Hai San Kongsi, Kassian is Sheng’s right hand. With a boatload of vows under his belt, he’s also the cool voice of reason to Sheng’s hot temper…not that Sheng ever bothers to take his advice. Meet Kassian in Book One, TRANCING THE TIGER.
I’M A TIGER: FEAR MY ROAR!
The proud and powerful sign of the Chinese Zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Tiger are natural born leaders. With a magnetic air of confidence, a love for control, and a tendency to come into conflict with authority, that’s probably a good thing. Because they feel things intensely, tigers don’t always play well with others, but their raw, seductive appeal is hard to resist. They enjoy being challenged and will fight for a worthy cause they believe in. In the right relationship, that tough exterior will be peeled back to reveal a warm, noble, and courageous heart.
BEST MATCH: HORSE, DOG, RABBIT
WORST MATCH: SNAKE, MONKEY
FAMOUS TIGERS: Ludwig van Beethoven, Marilyn Monroe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Jodie Foster, Joaquin Phoenix, Whoopi Goldberg, Garth Brooks, Robert Pattinson, Penelope Cruz, and Emily Bronte.
WHO IS THE TIGER IN THE CHINESE ZODIAC ROMANCE SERIES?
Li Sheng. Tread carefully, because the leader of the Hai San Kongsi will pounce without warning. Sheng has a dirty mouth and a definite problem with authority—whenever it’s not him. But he’ll do anything—absolutely ANYTHING—for his family. Meet Sheng in Book One, TRANCING THE TIGER.
I’M A RABBIT: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN!
The sign of hope in the Chinese Zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Rabbit possess soft-spoken, modest, and compassionate outsides, but don’t be fooled. There’s a great deal of stubbornness beneath that fluffy exterior. Rabbits are extremely popular, possessing a wide circle of family and friends. These gentle people will protect their loved ones, but will also try to avoid arguments. An ideal partner for a Rabbit is someone who won’t abuse their giving nature, and who will encourage their assertiveness.
BEST MATCH: BOAR, DOG, TIGER
WORST MATCH: RAT, DRAGON, CHICKEN
FAMOUS RABBITS: Queen Victoria, Albert Einstein, Michael Jordan, David Beckham, Tiger Woods, Whitney Houston, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Drew Barrymore, Mike Myers, and Jet Li.
WHO IS THE RABBIT IN THE CHINESE ZODIAC ROMANCE SERIES?
Lucy Yeoh. Lucy’s new to the Han Sai Kongsi, and to the idea of hosting the RABBIT. But being Chosen definitely has its perks. Sheng, for one. But also, the cool tricks the seemingly impotent RABBIT can actually pull out of its hat. Meet Lucy in Book One, TRANCING THE TIGER.
I’M A DRAGON: HEATING THINGS UP!
The most sought after sign of the Chinese Zodiac. Even Emperors strove to associate themselves with Dragons. And no wonder, since Dragons are practically synonymous with success. These intelligent go-getters usually find wealth, but what they’re really after is power. Dragons are highly ambitious—and sometimes arrogant—perfectionists who emit a powerful and fiery energy. They’re natural born leaders and don’t want to be anything else, or answer to anyone else. They’re lucky in relationships, but seldom find true love because of their lack of flexibility.
BEST MATCH: RAT, MONKEY, CHICKEN
WORST MATCH: OX, RABBIT, DOG
FAMOUS DRAGONS: Sigmund Freud, Joan of Arc, Bruce Lee, Robin Williams, John Lennon, Nicholas Cage, Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon, Russell Crowe, Frank Sinatra, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson.
WHO IS THE DRAGON IN THE CHINESE ZODIAC ROMANCE SERIES?
TBA. Find out who will be the DRAGON in Book One, TRANCING THE TIGER.
I’M A SNAKE: POISED TO STRIKE!
The charming sign of the Chinese Zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Snake are dangerous and disarmingly intelligent. They use their logic instead of their feelings, but rely on their gut instinct rather than the advice of others. They’re financially secure, determined to accomplish their goals, and hate failure. These headstrong, analytical charmers are highly perceptive. Snakes emit a calm surface, but beneath lies intense passion. They’re generous partners, but possessive lovers, so they are prone to relationship troubles.
BEST MATCH: OX, CHICKEN
WORST MATCH: TIGER, BOAR
FAMOUS SNAKES: Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Charles Darwin, Picasso, Audrey Hepburn, Anne Frank, Shakira, Demi Moore, Martha Stewart, and Daniel Radcliffe.
WHO IS THE SNAKE IN THE CHINESE ZODIAC ROMANCE SERIES?
Fù Zhao. Zhao made himself the leader of the Ghee Hin Kongsi (the bad guys), which is the centuries-old enemy of the Hai San Kongsi (the good guys). When these two groups clash, you can bet there’ll be hell to pay. Meet Zhao in Book One, TRANCING THE TIGER.
I’M A HORSE: CAN’T REIN ME IN!
The free spirit of the Chinese Zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Horse are energetic and love to be the life of the party. However, they hate to be tied down in any manner, especially since they often lack a sense of inner confidence, and tend not to stick around long enough for anyone to sense this about them. They’re poor at finance, but love the high life. The hot-blooded, popular Horse knows how to work a crowd, and they emit a scintillating, raw sex appeal. Their sharp wit is magnetic to others. To find love, they must learn to balance their yearning for independence and freedom with their need for intimacy.
BEST MATCH: TIGER, SHEEP, DOG
WORST MATCH: RAT, OX, RABBIT
FAMOUS HORSES: Chopin, Teddy Roosevelt, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Streisand, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, Oprah Winfrey, Ashton Kutcher, Kristen Stewart, and Genghis Khan.
WHO IS THE HORSE IN THE CHINESE ZODIAC ROMANCE SERIES?
TBA. You’ll have to wait until Book Three, BY THE HORNS, for that answer!
I’M A SHEEP: WOLF ON THE INSIDE!
The most likeable sign of the Zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Sheep are gentle, calm, and kind-hearted. They’re often artists who require alone time to feed their Muse. They’re daydreamers, creative, and not materialistic, but they do love to be complimented and admired. Sheep can be vain and have a tendency to worry incessantly. With the proper reassurance and support in their relationships, they are very indulgent lovers.
BEST MATCH: RABBIT, HORSE, BOAR
WORST MATCH: OX, DOG
FAMOUS SHEEP: Michelangelo, Mark Twain, Thomas Alva Edison, Muhammad Ali, Pierre Trudeau, Barbara Walters, Orville Wright, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Matt LeBlanc, and Chow Yun-Fat.
WHO IS THE SHEEP IN THE CHINESE ZODIAC ROMANCE SERIES?
TBA. You’ll have to wait until Book Eight, IN WOLF'S CLOTHING, for that answer!
I’M A MONKEY: I SEE. I DO.
The intelligent sign of the Zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Monkey are quick-witted, clever, and lively. They’re active, and require a good deal of stimulus. Monkeys constantly seek out challenges and new knowledge. They’re talented problem-solvers and love to help others (especially if it allows them to show off). They can be very self-absorbed, which leads to a tendency to be accident-prone. But their sparkling wit and natural curiosity emit a very charming energy.
BEST MATCH: RAT, DRAGON, SNAKE
WORST MATCH: TIGER, BOAR
FAMOUS MONKEYS: Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Celine Dion, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Christina Aguilera, Elizabeth Taylor, Daniel Craig, Mick Jagger, Julius Caesar, and Miley Cyrus.
WHO IS THE MONKEY IN THE CHINESE ZODIAC ROMANCE SERIES?
Mei Wong. Don’t let her age fool you. The youngest member of the Hai San Kongsi is the genius in their back pocket (if you ask her). Although she’s certain she can single-handedly save the world, she lets the others tag along for the fun of it. Meet Mei in Book One, TRANCING THE TIGER.
I’M A CHICKEN: STRUTTING MY STUFF!
The keen observer of the Zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Chicken never miss a detail, and so believe they’re always right. They’re open books themselves, always straightforward, and keep their word. They are attractive, and enjoy being noticed and admired. Chickens are tidy, neat, and punctual, and expect others to be as well. They’re practical, resourceful, and don’t take risks. If they can learn to value themselves, they make excellent, supportive mates.
BEST MATCH: OX, DRAGON, SNAKE
WORST MATCH: RAT, RABBIT, DOG
FAMOUS CHICKENS: Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon, Natalie Portman, Catherine the Great, Amelia Earhart, and Rudyard Kipling.
WHO IS THE CHICKEN IN THE CHINESE ZODIAC ROMANCE SERIES?
TBA. You’ll have to wait until later in the series for that answer!
I’M A DOG: BEWARE MY BITE!
The loyal sign of the Zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Dog are faithful, courageous, and warm-hearted. They’re good, albeit stubborn, leaders. They possess a firm code of ethics and have a sharp bite for those who don’t conform to it. Although they are trustworthy themselves, they have trouble trusting others. They’ll always root for the underdog, have a keen sense of right and wrong, and fight against injustice. They can be judgmental, but are good judges of character. They can have trouble finding the right match because they are prone to anxiety and irrational fears. But a steady hand can find great fortune in a relationship with them.
BEST MATCH: TIGER, RABBIT, HORSE
WORST MATCH: OX, DRAGON, SHEEP
FAMOUS DOGS: Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, Jane Goodall, Socrates, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Prince William, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Ellen DeGeneres, Kelly Clarkson, and Confucius.
WHO IS THE DOG IN THE CHINESE ZODIAC ROMANCE SERIES?
TBA. You’ll have to wait until later in the series for that answer!
I’M A BOAR: CHARGE!
The most generous and honorable sign of the Zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Boar are nice to a fault. These intelligent people possess impeccable manners and taste. They’re perfectionists with hearts of gold. They’re chivalrous, gallant, and honest. Beneath their calm appearance is a strong and optimistic heart. Boars can be quick-tempered and misinterpreted as lazy. But really, they just enjoy the finer things in life. They tend to have few friends, but make great companions for those few lucky enough to have a relationship with them.
BEST MATCH: SHEEP, RABBIT
WORST MATCH: SNAKE, MONKEY
FAMOUS BOARS: Henry VIII, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Ewan McGregor, Julie Andrews, Luke Wilson, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, and Carrie Underwood.