Book Reviews of The Stone Prince (Imperia, Bk 1)

The Stone Prince (Imperia, Bk 1)
The Stone Prince - Imperia, Bk 1
Author: Gena Showalter
ISBN-13: 9780373770076
ISBN-10: 0373770073
Publication Date: 9/1/2004
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 209 ratings
Publisher: HQN Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Stone Prince (Imperia, Bk 1) on + 518 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
woman is drawn to statue and kisses him. statue comes alive, but has only 2 weeks to make her fall in love with him or he becomes statue again...permanently.
it was a good, light-hearted story, but i liked 'pleasure slave' and 'jewel of atlantis' better.
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Helpful Score: 7
I couldn't get past the 4th chapter of this book. I'm totally willing to buy into the fantasy of the hunky-hero-comes-to-life .. but once he did, I wanted him back in statue form.

His treatment of the heroine was such a turn off for me, that I couldn't continue the book, therefore the one star.
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Helpful Score: 3
Katie kisses her "Stone Prince" and he comes to life as Jorlan en Sarr from another planet. Getting him home isn't as easy as they would like. Can Jorlan make Katie fall in love with him? Can they fight against his brother for a future together? And in the end will either one of them be willing to stay on the others planet? Read on.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have mixed feelings about Showalter. I started out liking this one, but half way through stopped. Original ideas, well-written, lots of sexual tension. Just getting too long.
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Helpful Score: 2
Despite the fact that my finance gave me a look that clearly read: "you are insane to be reading that dribble voluntarily!" I actually quite enjoyed this book.

I admit, it was exceptionally cheesy, but I go in for that sort of thing every now and then so it was a good mindless-no-thinky-book! Fun fun!
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Helpful Score: 2
Not as good as her book The Pleasure Slave.
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Helpful Score: 1
What is a girl to do when the statue that she just kissed in her own garden becomes to life? Fall in love, of course. Great read.
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Helpful Score: 1
loved it,very funny book
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Fun story! I love all of Gena Showalter's books.
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This book is very funny. Very romantic too.
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While this is not my favorite Showalter, it was a enjoyable lazy day at the beach read or rainy sunday read. Not much depth but a descriptive enough to escape into.
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Not one of Showalter's best but still fun. The second book (Pleasure Slave) was better. The beginning was slow but it gets better towards the end. I think I was more interested in Percen and Heather's story. My favorite things about it was the scenes with Kate's brothers. Very light-hearted.
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Lighthearted and a bit fluffy, if you're used to Showalter's Lords of the Underworld or Alien Huntress series (which I love), you may find these aren't to your taste. This book and the other Imperia novel (The Pleasure Slave) are more straightforward girl-find-alpha-male-of-her-dreams/guy-learns-women-have-brains romances. A fun beach read but if you're hoping to get all caught up in the characters' motivations and their complicated lives, there's less to savor here.

I would never diss an author for their early books, and clearly the Imperia novels are evidence of Showalter working out what she wants to write about - while giving readers an amusing read, just not as compelling by comparison to her later novels.
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Mythological modern day fantasy
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This is a great book.
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A love as bright as the stars and enduring as stone....
A cursed warrior with a lovers magic touch....
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Good story, cute.
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Synopsis from back cover:

A love as bright as the stars and enduring as stone. . .

Katie James is unlucky in love so unlucky she's been reduced to kissing the marble statue in her own garden. But her luck changes when the statue warms to life in her arms and turns out to be a hunk straight out of any woman's fantasy! Well, almost. . .Jorlan en Sarr hails from a distant planet like all the other men Katie's known, he comes with a lot of baggage.

A cursed warrior with a lover's magic touch. . .

Entombed in his stony skin for centuries, Jorlan has been waiting for a maiden fair to break the spell. Yet this statuesque beauty with the will of an Amazon and kisses like flame is a far cry from the obedient damsels of Imperia. And though Jorlan is tempted to abandon all for the sake of Katie, unless he can convince her to give him her heart in two weeks' time, he'll be turned back to stone. And she'll be lost to him forever.
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A love as bright as the stars and enduring as stone...
Katie James is unlucky in love-so unlucky she's been reduced to kissing the marble statue in her own garden. but her luck changes when the statue warms to life in her arms-and turns out to be the hunk straight out of any woman's fantasy! Well, almost...Jorlan en Sarr hails from a distant planet and like all the other men Katie's known, he comes with a lot of baggage.
A cursed warrior with a lover's magic touch...
Entombed in his stony skin for centuries, Jorlan has been waiting for a maiden fair to break the spell. Yet this statuesque beauty with the will of an Amazon and kisses likw flame is a far cry from the obident damsels of Imperia. And though Jorlan is tempted to abandon all for the sake of Katie, unless he can convince her to give him her heart in two week's time, he'll be turned back into stone. And she'll be lost to him forever.