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Conlan, Prince of Atlantis, had been held prisoner by the vampire queen, Anubisa, for seven long years and finally released for reasons unknown. However, his release coincided with the abduction of the Trident of Poseidon causing Conlan to be immediately thrust from torture to a mission to find the instrument of power. With his body and mind whole but his soul shredded Conlan worries that he will be unable to fulfill his destiny.Riley is a social worker who determined to help those that nobody else cares for. When Conlan rescues Riley on a moonlit beach neither are prepared for the instant bond that would draw them together. In a world of evil vampires, fearsome shapeshifters and ancient warriors will they be able to find a way to stay together against the odds and the Laws of Poseidon?"Atlantis Rising" is the first volume of a relatively new paranormal romance series featuring the chosen Warriors of Atlantis. I found the story to be quite enjoyable, although it seemed to strongly resemble J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood story, just with Atlanteans instead of vampires. This is not a bad thing, I was just surprised by the similarities. The one thing that did bother me was the apparent futility of it all. Why would an all powerful god like Poseidon even need warriors? Circumstances throughout the book seem to indicate that he would have no problem just doing everything by himself (although maybe it just wouldn’t be fun for him to do that. It sure would make a boring story!) However, this isn’t really a huge issue for me, more a little irritation. This is certainly another PR series I am interesting in following along with in the future.read more
I really don't have a lot to say about this one. It's now a couple of weeks since I finished it and I simply remember it as an okay book. Yes, warriors from Atlantis was a different twist, but really the book was essentially the same as any other of the mid-line paranormal romances out there. It was a satisfying read without anything spectacular to make is rise above the rest. Athough I must say that Poseidon himself was pretty cool, even if he didn't make a physical appearance at all. If you get a chance to read it, it's a pleasant way to pass the time. If you don't, you're not really missing anything major. I may read the second book, I don't know. But I won't be buying it. I'll get it from the library.read more
Riley Dawson is a social worker trying to brighten her corner of the world, one case at a time. She's seen the worse that the world, and the people in it, can do to each other, and yet she keeps on, trying to help where she can. After a particularly rough day, when she could very literally have lost her life, she is forced to face down one more threat: a trio of vampires who want to play before they kill. Conlan, the high prince of Atlantis, who has spent the last seven years being tortured by Anubisa, the vampire goddess of death, is her unlikely rescuer. The unexpected answer to desires she didn't know she had. I have a Thing about Atlantis. I always have, so any book set there or with Atlanteans, real or imagined, is going to get my attention. Of course, with my speed of reading, I've had this book for a while before cracking the cover. I meant to read it on the cruise--how perfect to read about Atlantis while on the ocean, right?--but I didn't realize how little time I'd actually spend reading. So! I've read it now.I think this is the first time that I can honestly say that an alpha hero has not, at some point, irritated me with his bossy, push you around attitude. I'm not saying that Conlan isn't pushy or demanding. I'm saying that it worked for me and not once did I roll my eyes or feel the urge to slap him. And most of the reason is Riley herself. This is a heroine who stands up to the alpha despite the fact that he can easily overpower her. She gives back just as much as she gets, and does it without being a Xena-clone, which makes me so very happy. For once, we have a hero and heroine who really -are- a match for one another, rather than simply having that stated and forcing the reader to try to figure out how that makes sense.I am looking forward to reading stories for all of the Warriors of Poseidon. There are seven of them, so I should be set for a good long time.read more
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