Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon #1)
by Alyssa Day
Eleven thousand years ago, before the seas swallowed the Atlanteans, Poseidon assigned a few chosen warriors to act as sentinels for humans in the new world. There was only one rule-desiring them was forbidden. But rules were made to be broken...
When she calls...
Riley Dawson is more than a dedicated Virginia Beach social worker. She's blessed with a mind link that only Atlanteans have been able to access for thousands of years. Being an "empath" may explain her wistful connection to the roiling waves of the ocean, the sanctuary it provides, and the sexual urges that seem to emanate from fathoms below...
He will come.
Conlan, the High Prince of Atlantis, has surfaced on a mission to retrieve Poseidon's stolen trident. Yet something else has possessed Conlan: the intimate emotions-and desires-of a human. Irresistibly drawn to the uncanny beauty, Conlan soon shares more than his mind. But in the midst of a battle to reclaim Poseidon's power, how long can a forbidden love last between two different souls from two different worlds?
Themes: Magic, Vampires, Shapeshifters
Being a history buff and a student of mythology, I was thrilled to find a series based around the myth of Atlantis and the God Poseidon. The theory behind the series is great and I can’t wait to see the way Alyssa Day takes this series as I read more. Conlan and Riley were fabulous characters and being allowed into their world and seeing their love grow was thrilling.
Conlan has just escaped from being tortured by his enemies, returning to his home in Atlantis, only to discover that the symbol of his family’s reign and his power has been stolen. Barely taking the time to heal, Conlan goes to the human realm, prepared to battle whatever forces necessary to get back the trident. But he is unprepared for the appearance of Riley, the one woman who can complete him, his mate.
Riley, an empathic social worker, has always felt a deep connection with the ocean. But never more than when she is caught in the middle of a murder. She goes to the ocean to try to settle her heart and mind, and instead comes across the sexy and sensual Conlan. Feeling an intense connection to Conlan, Riley is caught up in the middle of Conlan’s battle and forced to deal with the world she never knew was hiding under the waves, even though she is connected to it. With Vampires and traitorous Warriors challenging Conlan’s rule and putting his mate in danger, Conlan is battling for the lives of his people and the chance to embrace the love he has discovered.
Conlan and Riley are a combustible pair. The sensuality inherent in their link leaves the readers wishing they could find such a deep connection. They are intensely drawn to one another and when they finally give in to each other they burn up the sheets. The love between them builds just as quickly as the fire that leads them into bed, but the love was one that you know with last ages.
I loved this series and can’t wait to read the rest of it. Thankfully they are all already written so the only thing getting in my way of finishing the series is all the other great books I need to read. :) Conlan and Riley were wonderful characters and together they leap out of the story and grab you by the throat. They are obviously made to be together and when they finally meet, the heat that flairs is enough to light the world on fire. If you haven’t picked up this series yet I recommend you do so ASAP and join me in the journey to Atlantis and back.