Review: The Stone Prince by Gena Showalter

Posted December 2, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: The Stone Prince by Gena Showalter
The Stone Prince
by Gena Showalter

3 Stars


Released: 1 September 2004
Series: Imperia #1
Published by HQN Books
Pages: 368
Format: eBook

Gena Showalter has created a sexy, but light hearted and funny read~ Under the Covers

Katie James has just bought a new house to start renovating but it wasn’t the house that enticed her to buy, it was the garden and more specifically a particular statue in the garden. Katie can’t help feel that she is being watched by it, maybe even seduced but that’s ridiculous it is only a stone statue, not a flesh and blood man. However. Katie’s instincts may not be as fanciful as she thinks as the statue transforms in to a man, Jorlan en Sarr, Jorlan must get Katie to fall in love with him otherwise he faces an eternity entombed in stone, but it can’t be too hard right, all he has to do is seduce her…

What I love about The Stone Prince is that it is a combination of different genres and elements; it has a sexy alpha male alien, although this book isn’t particularly a sci-fi and it is sprinkled with a little magic as well all set in the modern day (circa 2004!). With all these components Gena Showalter has created a sexy, but light hearted and funny read, which I really enjoyed even though I may not rush to reread it.

What kept me smiling through out this book was Jorlan; he was complete out of his element, stuck on a different planet in a different time, this lead to some funny moments through out the book, especially with his alpha male he-man attitude.

“From now on, if you don’t understand something, ask me about it.”
Now he gave her a you-silly-little-girl frown. “Taking time to ask questions can give the enemy an opportunity to attack.”
“My answering machine is not your enemy!”
“Not anymore,” he answered smugly.

But it wasn’t just the funny moments I enjoyed, the sexual chemistry between Katie and Jorlan was great, they smouldered and simmered their way through the pages, we also had the added extra of a secondary romance, something that I always enjoy, I could have baked a cake in the heat they gave off. However, the story itself wasn’t anything original and the path the characters took was predictable, it didn’t stop me from enjoying the book, but it did prevent me from giving it a higher rating.

This was a fun read, Gena Showalter is one of my favourite authors and although this may not be one of her best books, it is still worth giving it a try.

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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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Sophia Rose

This was on my list to read for the challenge this year, but I didn’t get to it. It sounds so cute. Thanks for sharing!


Lol…love the quote!…I like gena showalter and I’m glad she’s writing something lighthearted and, of course, sexy. Thanks suzanne

Erica Pillera
Erica Pillera

Love this Book one of my Favourtie have reread over 5 times LOVE IT!!!! The Pleasure Slave is even Better. Never read a Gena Showalter book I didnt love.


Sounds interesting…Thanks for the review Suz.