fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsbook review gina showalterThe Stone Prince by Gena Showalter

A pre-warning: The Stone Prince contains cheesy content. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Jorlan En Sarr is from another planet. He’s also a prince on his home planet and a warrior who was sent to Earth in the form of a statue by his evil brother who just happens to be a sorcerer. On Earth, Jorlan is awoken from his stone state by Katie, a practical tomboy who renovates houses for a living. After Katie miraculously awakes Jorlan the next 2/3 of the book are scenes of heated sexual tension along with a little silliness (I laughed particularly hard when Jorlan tried to use a spatula as a weapon).

If you can overlook the fact that the main character is lusting after a seemingly-human-alien-prince-who-used-to-be-made-of-stone, it is actually a pretty entertaining read if only for the extreme randomness of the plot.

The Stone Prince is a girl book by every stretch of the imagination and one my fiance hounded me about the entire time I was reading. Expect the same if you do decide to pick it up, but it will get you through a long plane flight or a day at the beach quite easily, and may turn you, if not into a Gena Showalter fan, a curious follower at the least.

fantasy and science fiction book reviewsJulie Waineo, one of our earliest guest reviewers, earned an MBA at Bowling Green State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a minor in French. Now living in Virginia with her husband and dog, Julie is an avid reader of not only fantasy, but historical fiction, the occasional “chick lit,” and children’s literature.

Imperia — (2004-2006) Publisher: An alien prince cursed to stone… a modern woman’s impulsive kiss… a passion neither could resist… Jorlan en Sarr, a mighty alien prince, is cursed by his half-brother to spend eternity as a marble statue, able to see, hear and feel everything around him, yet be unable to respond. His one chance for freedom is a spell that catapults him to Earth, where he spends one thousand years awaiting a woman’s kiss. When beautiful and bold home renovator Katie James buys an old Victorian mansion, she never dreams the magnificent, naked statue in her garden is actually a flesh and blood man. But the moment she places an impulsive kiss upon the statue’s lips, cool stone quickly becomes warm bronzed skin. Before long, she is swept up in tumultuous passion that will either save this man she has come to love, or destroy him.

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