Review: The Pleasure Slave by Gena Showalter

Posted December 7, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: The Pleasure Slave by Gena Showalter
The Pleasure Slave
by Gena Showalter

3 Stars


Released: 1 February 2005
Series: Imperia #2
Published by HQN Books
Pages: 384
Format: eBook

This is another entertaining and fun read by Gena Showalter~ Under the Covers

When Julia Anderson picks up an antique box, she never expects to find what is inside. A man. Tristan is there to fulfill her every desire, to pleasuring her to cleaning for her. Not that he is happy about it, spelled into the box by a scorned lover Tristan has spent centuries forced to do the whim of any woman who holds the box, the only way to break the curse is to fall in love. Something he knows he could easily do with Julia, but to fall in love with her is to lose her as he would be returned to his home world and unable to return.

This is another entertaining and fun read by Gena Showalter and also the second (and I believe last book) in the Imperia series, this series is a mixture of sci-fi, with our sexy alien heroes and paranormal romance with the addition of magic and sorcerers. This all adds up to a lot of fun and some sexy yet sweet romance.

Like the first book in the series, The Stone Prince, this book had a good romance, Tristan was a sexy alpha male and Julia was the sweet and slightly kooky girl who has to put up with him and his gorgeousness. The story goes along the expected lines, so although there may not be anything particularly original about The Pleasure Slave, this didn’t stop me from eating this book up.

It is a shame this series hasn’t continued, there were a few characters both in this book and the previous book that I would have liked to know more about, but it is still worth giving this book a go, it is sexy and funny ans should leave you with a smile on your face.

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About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Thanks for the review Suz.


This sounds good …sorry to hear the series ended

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This is one of my favourite LOVE IT re-read it at least once a year. Gena Showlater is an amazing author, all her works are fantastic. This one is a stand out for me

Grat review