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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Gena Showalter(1976- )
Gena Showalter writes fantasy and sci/fi romances, including the popular Alien Huntress series. A new Young Adult series is expected in 2009. Learn more at Gena Showalter’s website. You can find a glossary and sample chapters for the Lords of the Underworld series at the Lords of the Underworld website.
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.
The Stone Prince by Gena Showalter
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 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 that the city of Atlantis is in danger. Alex ha... Read More
Alien Huntress — (2005-2011) Publisher: RIDDING THE WORLD OF EVIL, ONE ALIEN AT A TIME. In a time and place not too far away, Mia Snow is an alien huntress for the New Chicago Police Department, and she’s the perfect girl for the job. Tough and sexy, she’s earned each of her scars battling the elusive enemy among us. Now, investigating a series of killings, she is shaken to the core when a burst of violence leaves her partner Dallas fighting for his life. A tall, erotic stranger holds the power to heal the injured agent — and to bind Mia in an electrifying and dangerous seduction. He is Kyrin en Arr, of the deadly Arcadian species — an alien, a murder suspect — who has Mia walking a knife’s edge, risking her badge and even her life… and edging closer to a shocking revelation that will shatter everything she’s ever believed.
Teen Alien Huntress — (2006-2007) Publisher: She’s been chosen to fight the elusive enemy among us.… Phoenix Germaine has been trying to earn back her mother’s trust after going into rehab and kicking Onadyn — the drug of choice for New Chicago teens. But when a party in the woods turns into an all-out battle with the most ferocious aliens Phoenix has never seen, she’s brought home in what appears to be an Onadyn-induced state. Hello, reform school. Except, what her mother doesn’t know is that Phoenix has just been recruited to join the elite Alien Investigation and Removal agency, where she’ll learn to fight dirty, track hard, and destroy the enemy. Her professional training will be rigorous and dangerous, and the fact that one of her instructors is Ryan Stone — the drop-dead gorgeous, nineteen-year-old agent she met in the woods that night — doesn’t make things any easier. Especially when dating him is totally against the rules…. Wildly imaginative, action-packed, and thrilling, Red Handed launches Gena Showalter’s stunning new alien huntress series.
Tales of an Extraordinary Girl — (2006-2010) Publisher: Earth, Wind & Fire aren’t just a band anymore… Used to be my greatest achievement was holding a job more than three days. Now suddenly I can shoot fireballs, chill your drink, or blow-dry your hair at fifty paces with a blink of my eye! It all started when this crazy scientist dropped something in my Grande Mocha Latte. Of course I got wicked sick. Next morning I’m waking up with this total hottie bending over me. He tells me 1)his name’s Rome Masters, 2)he’s a government agent and 3)I can control the four elements with a thought. He seems even less pleased by my (apparently irreversible) transformation than I am… Because now he’ll have to kill me.
Lords of the Underworld — (2008-2013) Into the Dark contains the ebooks The Darkest Fire and The Darkest Prison, The Amazon’s Curse from her Amazon series and bonus material for Lords of the Underworld. Dark Beginnings contains The Darkest Fire, The Darkest Prison, The Darkest Angel. Publisher: His powers — Inhuman. His passion — Beyond immortal… All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she’ll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member — a man trapped in a hell of his own. Neither can resist the instant hunger than calms their torments… and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction — and a soul-shattering test of love… Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive — and unimaginably powerful…
Intertwined — (2009-2011) Young adult. Publisher: Most sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him: One can time-travel. One can raise the dead. One can tell the future. And one can possess another human. With no other family and a life spent in and out of institutions, Aden and the souls have become friends. But now they’re causing him all kinds of trouble. Like, he’ll blink and suddenly he’s a younger Aden, reliving the past. One wrong move, and he’ll change the future. Or he’ll walk past a total stranger and know how and when she’s going to die. He’s so over it. All he wants is peace. And then he meets a girl who quiets the voices. Well, as long as he’s near her. Why? Mary Ann Gray is his total opposite. He’s a loner; she has friends. He doesn’t care what anyone thinks; she tries to make everyone happy. And while he attracts the paranormal, she repels it. For her sake, he should stay away. But it’s too late… Somehow, they share an inexplicable bond of friendship. A bond about to be tested by a werewolf shape-shifter who wants Mary Ann for his own, and a vampire princess Aden can’t resist. Two romances, both forbidden. Still, the four will enter a dark underworld of intrigue and danger but not everyone will come out alive…
After Moonrise: Possessed\Haunted — (2012) Publisher: Possessed #1 New York Times Bestselling Author P.C. Cast. Being a psychic detective who can channel only negative emotions makes Kent Raef good at catching murderers, but bad at maintaining relationships. Then Lauren Wilcox arrives with a most intriguing case: her twin sister has been murdered and is communing with Lauren’s spirit — and sharing her body. Raef’s the only one who can track the killer and free the spirit. But soon he begins to wonder just which twin he wants to save… and why. Haunted. New York Times Bestselling Author Gena Showalter. Artist Aurora Harper is convinced she’s witnessed a crime — a murder so brutal she’s repressed the memories, only to paint the scene by the light of the moon. Now she needs her new neighbor, Detective Levi Reid, to help her track down the victim — and the killer. Levi’s dealing with his own memory issues, but one thing he knows for sure: Harper is meant to be his, and nothing can take her away from him — not in this life… and not in death.