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Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter fantasy author(1976- )
Gena Showalter
writes fantasy and sci/fi romances, including the popular Alien Huntress series. Learn more at Gena Showalter’s website.

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Imperia

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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The Stone Prince: Cheesy entertainment

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The 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.
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Atlantis

Atlantis — (2005-2009) Publisher:  Grace Carlyle’s world was about to change … Deep in the jungle on the trail of her missing brother, Grace never expected to find a secret world populated by mythological monsters — nor guarded by a sword-wielding being whose beauty put mortal men to shame. Darius en Kragin belongs to a race of shape-shifting warriors sworn to guard Atlantis and kill all travelers who stray within its boundaries. Yet when Grace stumbles into his realm, he finds himself tempted to betray his centuries-old vow. Now their forbidden love will either bring their worlds together — or tear them both apart.

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Heart of the Dragon: CHICK LIT

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Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter

Grace Carlyle, frustrated by her boring, predictable job and lack of romance in her life sets out on a potentially dangerous mission to find her brother who disappeared into the Amazon jungle on a research trip many weeks ago. After her guide steals from her and retreats into the jungle, Grace finds herself wandering, looking for the way out. Instead of getting out of the jungle however, she unknowingly heads deeper in, finally coming across a strange portal… the entrance to the mythical world of Atlantis.

Darius en Karigan, Dragon Warlord of Atlantis, feels Grace enter his world and runs to strike her down before she can bring peril to his homeland. Strangely drawn to her however, he finds he cannot bring himself to kill her like he has killed all the others who dared to venture into his homeland. After learning more about her, Darius realizes tha... Read More

Beauty Awakened: Did Not Finish

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Beauty Awakened by Gena Showalter

I’d never read any of Gena Showalter’s books before trying Beauty Awakened, but I’d gotten the idea they were fun reads. Unfortunately, I did not have fun with Beauty Awakened — in fact, it made me angry — and I abandoned the book partway through.

The setup is that Koldo, a physically and emotionally scarred dark-angel type, and Nicola, a self-sacrificing young woman with a heart condition and a dying twin sister, meet and eventually fall in love. But Showalter made Koldo so insufferable that I couldn’t root for them as a couple. At one point, he performs a miraculous task and Nicola asks him what he is, to have this ability. He berates her for not doing research. The woman is working two jobs and her sister is in the hospital! She explains, but he keeps lecturing her about priorities and ex... Read More