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The Pleasure Slave (Imperia #2)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  3,783 Ratings  ·  186 Reviews
When Santa Fe antique dealer Julie Anderson was curiously drawn to purchase a battered jewelry box, she never expected it to contain her own personal love slave. Especially not tall, dark and sinfully handsome Tristan-a man hard to resist, and determined to fulfill her every desire.

Though Tristan was a rogue of the battlefield and the boudoir, making love with Julia was l

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Published (first published February 1st 2005)
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3 Stars...I liked it.

Ok so...If you've read "Fantasy Lover" by Kenyon ('02) than you've pretty much read "The Pleasure Slave" ('04)...Same basis, but where Kenyon's dreamboat rose out of a book, this one comes from a jewelry box. Both men are put there by a madder than hell sorcerer, and if I remember correctly it's for the exact same reason. And although I'm a sucker for a great "I'm a rock hard warrior willing to fulfill your every desire" book I would like to give you some advice...Save yours
Nov 08, 2015 Carmen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance fans wtih a sense of humor
Julia is an antiques dealer and one day at the flea market she finds an intriguing jeweled box. Imagine her surprise when she opens it and an attractive man with a huge sword pops out.

After a few hilarious misunderstandings, Julia manages to figure out that Tristan is a pleasure slave who belongs whichever woman owns the box. (Did I mention he's an alien from another dimension?)

Julia, however, has no desire to own a slave. Actually, the whole notion of slavery disgusts her. Tristan is happy and
Feb 24, 2010 Sarita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was such a fun read! If you ever need a good light romantic read...this is the book to pick up!

Tristan - Dwayne Johnson
Julia - Myself? lol

D.W. Nichols
Oct 31, 2012 D.W. Nichols rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Me esperaba más de Gena Showalter, sinceramente, sobre todo después de haber leído algunos de los libros de Los Señores del Inframundo. No una casi copia de “Un amante de ensueño”, perteneciente a la serie de los “Darkhunter”, de Sherrilyn Kenyon. Porque esto es lo que es esta segunda entrega de la serie “Imperia”, una copia descarada.

Sí, los nombres de los personajes y las circunstancias que les rodean son distintas, pero ahí acaba la diferencia, mínima, entre las dos novelas. Porque en ambas
Feb 13, 2014 Becca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Como siempre que comienzo leyendo algún libro de un esclavo sexual encerrado en algún objeto, mi mente en seguida invoca a Julian de Macedonia (lo sé, no puedo hacer nada para evitarlo), bueno el punto es que a medida que avanzaba por las hojas definitivamente Tristan hizo que olvidará todo rastro de Julian, es un libro entretenido y rápido de leer, recuerdo hace tiempo haber comenzado a leer el primer libro de "Imperia" pero no sé por qué extraño motivo no lo seguí leyendo, seguramente dentro d ...more
2.5/5 stars. This book felt like a bad late-night movie on Cinemax.
Super-hot warrior Tristan has been shacking up with sexy sorceress Zirra. He’s not that into her and its driving her evil-crazy. He yawned while she was being sensuous, so rude!

‘Yeah, look,’ Tristan says. ‘Gotta bounce, warrior stuff to do. It’s been fun … what’s your name again?’
Zirra’s not going to stand for this. She isn’t an immortal with undefined but fairly limitless magic powers for nothing. Tristan’s going into a box until he a) tells some lady (i.e. Zirra) he loves her and b) learns som
Apr 06, 2009 Josephine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one actually surprised me. I wasn’t prepared to like it as much as I did. It’s light and amusing and unusual. Glad I picked it up.
Ivy Deluca
May 04, 2015 Ivy Deluca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In keeping with the paranormal theme, I decided to look way back in my TBR pile and found this little gem. Tristan is a warrior who has been cursed by a wicked Druinn woman named Zirra, for daring not to love her. As punishment, he’s trapped in a treasure box and forced to be a pleasure slave, used by women he calls his guan ren for over a thousand years. Julia comes across his box at a market, and when Tristan comes out she cannot believe this huge warrior is insisting that he is there for her. ...more
Dec 17, 2016 Lidia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bastante-guays, 2016
Ha sido un libro genial, me ha encantado descubrir a esta autora este año, aunque he de decir que la primera parte me gustó un pelín más, esta segunda entrega no me ha decepcionado.
El personaje de Julia me ha resultado muy adorable e incluso Tristan en algunas ocasiones también me lo ha parecido.
Aquí podemos ver antiguos personajes como Percen y su compañera de vida (que no recuerdo el nombre) y puedo decir que he llegado a apreciar un poquito más a Percen.
Y como villana en este libro tenemos a
Eteline Rangel
Honestamente esta serie me decepcionó un poco, esperaba algo más, porque vamos, estamos hablando de Gena y yo soy una gran fan de ella, que escriba, lo que escriba YO seguiré leyendo todo lo que saque y lo que pueda conseguir de ella, pues es una autora muy buena e ingeniosa.

Pero tengo que comentar, que aunque me gustó esta historia, no puedo evitar compararla muchísimo con Amante de Ensueño de la Kenyon. Las historias no son 100% iguales, pero si muy, muy parecidas, a parte de que sentí que la
Oct 30, 2014 Jenifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This book made me want to run out and become an antiques dealer.

Julia Anderson just got the deal of a lifetime when she acquires a battered jewelry box and discovers that it houses her own personal pleasure slave.

Tristan is the tall, dark, and handsome man all women dream of, and Julia can't help but want to run her hands over him. Tristan has no objections because making love to Julia is the best he's ever known (and he's known a lot), but giving her his heart would break the spell and separat
May 09, 2012 Geli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alien, erotica, romance, own-it
OK so this book is basically a trashy romance novel, and trust there's no hiding that fact. That being said its actually enjoyable, i think, for those of us that don't race to the bookstore the next book featuring Fabio on the cover. The story was cute and not too over done. I could find myself believing it (that's how wrapped up in it I actually got!) That is, until the end. While I enjoyed the bulk of the story the ending really didn't "do it" for me. I cant fathom another way for it to end bu ...more
Can't help comparing this book to Kenyon's Fantasy Lover. And after reading that book this one falls short. The whole alien aspect threw me off big time. Probably because I wasn't expecting it to go that route at all. I also found the ending a little unsatisfying especially the way Julia went all "but how can I live without him!" on us. I'm all for letting the heroine mope, but not when she decides she can't function as a human being without her man. So, I enjoyed the premise of this book but a ...more
Aug 31, 2010 Lisarenee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, paranormal
This was such a fun and romantic read. Julia is an antique dealer. While making a trip to a flea market in search of more wares she comes across a decorative jewelry box. When she gets home she begins cleaning it and out pops an gorgeous, intimidating man with a sword. He's clad only in tight fitting black pants promising to fulfill her every fantasy. Instead of taking Tristan up on his offer she proposes he teach her how to seduce other men. That's when things get interesting. I found The Pleas ...more
Jan 21, 2015 María rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mine, ebook, read-2015
A beautiful man who will make all your sexuals wishes came true seems an excellent thing but what if you fall in love with him and love is the thing that keep you apart? It was a terrible dilemma for Julia & Tristan: their love or his freedom. Magically their problem is resolved by a powerfull magician and their destiny is full filled by a beautiful daughter who might be a queen.
The wicked witch became a slave of Peter's pleasure but I feel sorry for Romulus, the prince. I wish he had his ow
Dec 24, 2011 Saniika added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: looking for sexy light read
It was a delightful read - with a tad rushed end I think. But the tension was present and delicious all the time - without getting boring. The male heroin was cliché, but he was supposed to be like that - with all the kinks (muscles, leather legins...sword). I was ok - it was a fairytale read with lots of sexual sexy tension. Id recommend this.
Ressa Empbra
Jul 25, 2011 Ressa Empbra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Gena Showalter has quite a way with other-wordly-storytelling that captures one's interest from page 1. I love all of her works, so it wasn't surprising that I loved this one. I recommend it to those who love a great love-story, and a good amount of hanky-panky!
Sep 13, 2013 Tamis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Como amo a Gena me encanto el libro y ese final es tan romántico que suspiro ...more
Grace Menter
Jul 20, 2011 Grace Menter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gena-showalter
a great read that i was smiling throughout. i loved it as much as the rest of her books :)
May 05, 2008 Christian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This book make me blushed from the chapter one. Huhuhu
Georgina Parkin
Dec 02, 2016 Georgina Parkin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
There was a few declarations that came across unrealistic because of wording (which ALWAYS gets me), but other than that it was a really great read. I love the humour in Showalter's books, well the ones I've read anyway, so I always enjoy them to some degree, and I also find the passion and the lead up to their passionate moments really well done. This was similar to book one, and as someone in my friends list pointed out, Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon, however I personally think it was stil ...more
Beryll Brackhaus
I firmly believe that reading should be an adventure. It should be a journey to a different place where you meet new and exciting people, see things you have never beheld before, think new thoughts.

Such adventures can start in many ways. Sometimes it will be a book that you pick up at random at a train station store because you must have "something" to read on a journey. Sometimes it will be a book by one of your favorite authors that will act as your trusted guide on your adventure. And then th
When I’m in the mood for a good paranormal romance (heavy on the romance) Gena Showalter is always at the top of my list. Her name is synonymous with the genre and I’ve enjoyed pretty much everything I’ve read from her long list of books. Honestly, I’ve been negligent and haven’t read her most recent releases. The Pleasure Slave is an older release but I thought I would work my way through her books by starting with her earliest ones.

As a title, The Pleasure Slave does sound quite raunchy, but b
Apr 11, 2013 Yukino rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: miei, 2013
Devo dire che mi aspettavo di più. Intendiamoci non è stato male. Il libro è carino e simpatico e in alcuni punti mi ha fatto davvero sganasciare dalle risate. dal titolo non si direbbe mai.

la trama è semplice come semplici sono i personaggi. E' il seconod volume della serie Imperia.
Lei Jules è insicura, non si sente bella, ed è single. Questo perchè nell'adolescenza ha avuto un'unica delusione e derisa da tutta la scuola per cui si è messa l'anima in pace e si è dedicata alla sua passione: l'an
Jul 22, 2013 Raynell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nice-surprise
This book was a nice surprise. With a title of "Pleasure Slave," I thought I was in for page after page of hip-grinding action, which I thought I would just skip to get the rest of the story. It'd be a short read, I thought. So it was a lovely surprise that the book took time to develop the bond between the characters, that by the time sex and love were officially in the air, whatever emotion, word or action that took place was very believable and very satisfying. This is not insta-love, only (a ...more
Felicia (Ferishia)
The Pleasure Slave is a book I've had for a very long time. I purchased it around the time I started getting into LoTU, and because I loved those so much, I bought this. I also purchased The Stone Prince around the same time. However, it did not occur to me that The Stone Prince and this book were 'related' series wise. So imagine my surprised at reading this book and it mentioned TSP. Which so happens to be the first in this series called Imperia. *facepalm* I really hate reading books out of s ...more
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)

When Julia Anderson picks up an antique box, she never expects to find what is inside. A man. Tristan is there to fulfill her every desire, to pleasuring her to cleaning for her. Not that he is happy about it, spelled into the box by a scorned lover Tristan has spent centuries forced to do the whim of any woman who holds the box, the only way to break the curse is to fall in love. Something he knows he could easily do with Julia, but to fall in love with her is to lose her as he would be return
Jun 08, 2012 Serena rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Trama: Bellissimo e terribilmente sexy, Tristan è stato imprigionato in uno scrigno da Zirra, potente maga e amante respinta, che lo ha trasformato in uno schiavo del piacere. Per secoli è passato da una padrona all'altra, costretto dalla maledizione a servirle con il suo splendido corpo. Tanto che il sesso è diventato per lui un dovere monotono e umiliante. Finché il portagioie non finisce nelle mani di Julia Anderson, antiquaria a caccia di tesori per il suo negozio... e tutto cambia. Perché a ...more
Katie Michaels
Jan 14, 2011 Katie Michaels rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: imperia
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“—Déjame primero despedirme, —dijo él. Muriendo por dentro, se levantó y se inclinó sobre Julia, susurrándole en el oído—. Recuérdame con cariño, dulce dragón, ya que yo nunca te olvidaré. Vive tus sueños. Ama a otro. Ten niños y sé feliz.” 1 likes
“was so much more than she’d ever expected for herself, but she was finding that nothing less would satisfy her. For the rest of her life, every man she came into contact with would be judged against Tristan. No one could meet his standard. I made love to this man, she thought, awed, drawing in his scent that still clung to her skin. Several times. Peace fluttered inside her, a feeling she’d thought she possessed before—a sort of satisfaction with her life, an acceptance. She’d deceived herself, convinced herself that her life was fine the way it was. Now she knew the truth. True satisfaction was only found in Tristan’s arms. With him, she felt alive, whole. Desired.” 0 likes
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