Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon Series #1)

Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon Series #1)

by Alyssa Day

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ISBN-13: 9780425214497
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/06/2007
Series: Warriors of Poseidon Series , #1
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 528,196
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alyssa Day is the pen name (and dark and tortured alter ego) of Alesia Holliday, winner of Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award for excellence in romance fiction. Alyssa is a graduate of The Ohio State University and summa cum laude graduate of Capital Law School. She lives with her family and children somewhere near the ocean (they move a lot!).

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"Alyssa Day creates an amazing and astonishing world in Atlantis Rising you'll want to visit again and again. Atlantis Rising is romantic, sexy, and utterly compelling. I loved it!" —-Christine Feehan

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Atlantis Rising 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 125 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Virginia Beach human empathic Riley Dawson tries to use her gift to help improve the lives of people her need to help is why she became a social worker. However, even Riley is unprepared when she meets the High Prince of Atlantis Conlan. The Warrior of Poseidon is on a mission to recover the missing trident before a war ignites.--------------- He has no time or inclination for the female human though he admits to himself she is attractive. Instead he believes his destiny starts with recovering the trident to save his people from the vampire horde already overwhelming them when they took control of the city. However getting rid of Riley proves more difficult than his quest as she knows he is her soulmate and that she is destined to help him and the Warriors of Poseidon fight the powerful bloodsuckers.------------------ The first Warriors of Poseidon book is a fascinating romantic fantasy that uses vampires and shapeshifters to create a unique vision of Atlantis in which sub-genre fans will want to follow their exploits way down beneath the ocean. The story line is action-packed starting with Conlon¿s return to the capital after a seven plus year exile and never slows down until the final confrontation. The attraction between the lead couple is magnetic, but the hero must choose between forbidden love and duty. Readers will welcome Alyssa Day¿s delightful ATLANTIS RISING.----------- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
I know it's untraditional to start a review this way, but I wanted to say that I fully support every fan who wants to support their favorite author. With that being said, I want to add that with all the people in the world, it will always be possible, in fact plausible that more than one person will get the same idea or even set of ideas. It's what you do with those concepts amidst your story that makes it unique! 'After all look at Holy Blood, Holy Grail versus the Da Vinci Code - 2 sets of authors with the same research, yet producing different books'. Atlantis Rising is a fascinating romantic fantasy that tells a great tale of Atlantis with its own twists involving shapeshifters and vampires! Allysa Day does a fabulous ob of crossing genres again! While on a quest to recover the powerful missing Trident, the High Prince of Atlantis comes across the attractive Riley who is a social worker, but more importantly an empath. It is forbidden for a Sentinel of Atlantis to fall in love with a human and he denies the sensations that begin to manifest when he is around Riley. Riley, being an empath, knows he is her soul mate and won¿t let him go without a fight. Crossed between love and duty is their romance doomed for failure or will love conquer all! I was completely drawn into the story. You won¿t want to miss out on this tantalizing fantasy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the idea for the back drop of this book Atlantis! The Warriors of Poseidon are so delicious, please tell me where I can get one! Fast paced, great characters, and the women are strong and beautiful.You also get the chance to see and feel what Atlantis might have been like. I loved every minute of it. I am so excited for more from this series. Pick up the book, you won't be sad that you did!
Tamye More than 1 year ago
Must Read! Romantic Paranormal Adventure. Vampires, Werewolves, and Hot Atlantean Warriors, what more could a woman ask for? A lot! At least that’s what Alyssa Day delivered in this outstanding paranormal romance. Alyssa Day has seamlessly woven our world with the not so lost continent of Atlantis. Vamps and werewolves revealed themselves over a decade ago, so it’s only a few more steps to acknowledge a few sexy Atlantean warriors, right? Riley Dawson has no choice but to come to terms with this fact, since their prince can’t keep his hands off her, as a result of this strange new compulsion, Conlan inadvertently brings Riley to the unwanted attention of the vampires. So what’s a prince to do? Take her home with him, of course. At least that’s what he and his warriors decide. Implementing that action is an entirely different manner. From beginning to end, this book pulled me onto it’s roller-coaster ride of highs and lows. I cried, laughed, and shook my head at the idiocies of men, It was great. I can’t wait to open the pages, of the next book in this delightful series.
Serena_Rose More than 1 year ago
Atlantis is a great plot, and I was hoping for something like Nymph King, but this book doesn't deliver. Instead of actually trying to fight off the Atlantean Prince, our main girl jumps right into his arms willingly two seconds after meeting him. I thought I could get over that, but the book forgot to describe how humans know of the existance of certain creatures, and it failed to show plot in other areas that were huge in the story. Two many holes in the plot, and some of the stuff was just odd and disbelievable. The fact that she makes such quick friends with certain people, then others let her in so easily just because she had done something odd before,charactors who had absolutley no reason for their actions. The main man is weird and reacts angrily just because someone had a strange tone with the girl, one of his best friends, really goes too far and lost me completely. I just couldn't stand them after that point. What lost me was SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS, when she accidently climbed into his mind and saw his parents murdered, and then told him she would trust him forever because of the pain he felt, SPOILERS OVER SPOILERS OVER. That lost me. The later on when one of the charactors is injured she jumps to way too much.. I will not be returning to this series. I'd rather spend my money elsewhere.
bttrfly_magic More than 1 year ago
I have read a lot of fantasy and paranormal romance in my day, and Alyssa is one of the authors that is a must-buy for me every time. Combining humor, love, pain, and really REALLY hot men, Alyssa Day creates a world of magic and heart-stopping romance. A true fan of the genre would not want to miss this series!! :)
Priss More than 1 year ago
Alantis comes alive through it's warriors, they are fierce, brave , and can make any woman's heart race. A read that is hard to put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book I couldn't put it down it was interesting, and there was never a dull moment. Every vampire enthusiast will love this book. I know I did!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down (which is why I was up until 1 am....) The book was fantastic! I'd recommend it to anyone who likes paranormal romances. I can't wait for Atlantis Awakening...but I can't wait for Alaric's story either- or rather he better get a story!!@##!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved it! It's been awhile since I get to read a good paranormal romance like this. I can't wait for Atlantis Awakening.
Evampire9 11 days ago
This fascinating new series is an earth shattering, thrillingly explosive read that readers will want to revisit again and again. The characters are intriguing, unique and sexy as well as bold and bad to the bone which makes reading the story quite interesting since readers have an abundance of hotness to read about. Riley and Conlan have some seriously electrical chemistry going on and their attraction defies the gods and of course defies traditions which puts Conlan in the hot seat. The relationship not only has to overcome that obstacle but has some emotionally turbulent issues intervening right along with all the danger Conlan and Riley are facing. Forbidden love, surprising truths, bitter betrayals, thrilling suspense and heart pounding excitement flow from the pages throughout this fast paced story which ensures that readers don’t want to put the book down. A capricious and scary god puts in an appearance, well his voice does anyway, adding some jaw dropping twists to the story while some evil vampires try take over the human world which leads the warriors into some stunning battles. With vividly painted images that makes the world come alive for the readers, the author has created a fascinating and different world around the myth of Atlantis that promises to keep readers well entertained and wanting more.
Robindpdx 5 months ago
This was a well-written, entertaining book. Hot Atlantean warriors, a spunky heroine, vampires, empaths, shapeshifters, humor, sexiness and nonstop action - what more could someone want from a story? I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books in this series.
SherryF 6 months ago
Woo Hoo! Alyssa Day has certainly caught my attention with an empathic Riley Dawson and a hot group of Poseidon’s warriors that are on a treasure hunt, of sorts. I know I’m all tingly and ready to go. lol Her grief called to him. It would not be denied. He must go to her. The mental telepathic dialogue had me cracking up, so I put a smile on my face and prepared myself for a fun, sexy read. I mean, she’s an empath and he’s a high prince, the first of Poseidon’s warriors, so what could possibly go wrong. “You’re not going to drink my blood or rip my arms off, are you? Because my day has really sucked, and I’m so not up for that,” she said… Barrabas, a powerful vampire, felt the disturbance caused by their meeting. Oh man, so cool. Water warriors and blood sucking Vampires. What more could I want? I am hooked and happy. Everything Conlan does is for Atlantis, so denying his overwhelming desire for Riley, who is not only a forbidden human, but also an empath, literally brought him to his knees. Conlan and his warriors were tasked with protecting the humans from shapeshifters and vampires, and were clearly from the Land of Hunk. I am feeling upbeat, having fun, sharing Conlan and Riley’s internal dialogue and lovin ‘ every minute of it. And now we find out why they are above ground…Poseidon’s Trident has been stolen. Conlan could lose his kingdom if they don’t recover it. “You’re not a vampire, because you’ve got a heartbeat,” she said. “Are you a shapeshifter? What kind of furry are you going to get?” He laughed. “I’m not going to turn furry, brave one. I am nothing you know.” Conlan knows that empaths don’t exist, yet here’s Riley. He also knows that the soul meld doesn’t exist, yet how to explain the sparks between them. Well, Alyssa, you drew me in, kept me riveted to the pages, worrying and fretting, laughing and smiling, never letting me go. The action kept the story flowing as I devoured the words. The world created was full of wonder and I am so happy to have been able to visit Atlantis and meet all these fabulous characters that escaped from the mind of Alyssa Day. I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Atlantis Rising by Alyssa Day.
TheBooknerd on LibraryThing 10 months ago
The Story: Conlan, high prince of Atlantis, returns home after years of captivity only to discover Poseidon's Trident, a powerful artifact, has been stolen by a rebellious faction. He and his men travel to the surface in pursuit. There he encounters something unbelievable--a human woman with Atlantean powers. As if he didn't have enough problems, his irresistible attraction to her may jeopardize his mission and his kingdom. This is the first book of an ongoing series, The Warriors of Poseidon.My Thoughts: This is a book in the tradition of the Dark-Hunters and the Black Dagger Brotherhood... you've got a connected group of hot, lethal, superhuman men who run around saving the day. Each warrior has his own curse, his own issue, thus leading us through a variety of salty goodness and world save-age while working up to the yummiest morsel of the band. In this case, the morsel is definately Alaric, Conlan's childhood buddy and voice of cynical reason. Or maybe that's just me. In other words, this book may have been only so-so but I have every intention of checking out the rest of the series.Recommendation: Read for the sake of future and potentially more interesting characters.
GlennBell on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Interesting combination of drama, sex, and violence. The mix of Atlantians, vampires, humans, and shape-shifters (weir-creatures) seems a bit odd but is amusing. Blended with this is a mix of sword fighting and magical powers. The author seems to like providing graphic descriptions of sex and gore (during battle and torture). The interplay of the characters is sometimes bordering on truly stupid. This is not an intellectual book or something to be read for ideas to contemplate or learn from. This book is strictly for entertainment and the level of writing is rather poor. Regardless I like stories of bravery and quests, so I am willing to put up with the lousy writing of the author.
sarad on LibraryThing 10 months ago
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.
Darla on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Ooooh, what a fun book! Atlantis Rising is the first in the Warriors of Poseidon series by Alyssa Day (aka Alesia Holliday, though this book is vastly different from her chick lit women's fiction and her mystery books).Atlantean prince Conlan has returned after seven years of torture at the hands of Anubisa, the vampire goddess. Nobody has escaped her torture still mentally sound--until now--and there were those who believed him dead, and of those who know he's alive, quite a few believe he must be damaged, despite the fact that the high priest has said he's not.The perceived void in the succession has caused a pretender to rise up, and he's stolen Poseidon's trident. Conlan and his men have to travel to the human world to get it back.There he meets Riley Dawson, a human social worker and empath. Actually, he feels her emotions before he meets her, and feels compelled to seek her out. Such a connection has been long thought a myth, and to experience it with a human is unbelievable.That's the set-up, and the story moves at a rapid pace from there. Searching for and rescuing the trident, deciding what to do about Riley, Atlantean court intrigue, and human/vampire/shapeshifter intrigue all combine to form an adventure that kept me turning the pages as quickly as I could.Conlan's dilemma between love and duty is a classic one--an Atlantean prince and a human woman is just impossible, despite their soul-mate-like bond--but it felt believable. An even more impossible dilemma promises to arise in future books, since there appears to be a bond between Riley's sister, who's also an empath, and the celibate high priest.There's so much going on that it's dizzying at times, but I was never completely asea (geddit? Atlantis? asea? Okay, I know--I'll go get more caffeine.). It's a small price to pay for a complex world that will hopefully host a nice long series.
lucy117 More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC in exchange of my honest opinion. I just love Alyssa Day. She will take the reader to Atlantis to meet all the awesome warriors. Filled with action and romance.
rocalisa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
Claddagh64 More than 1 year ago
This book starts the Warriors of Poseidon series with a bang! Each character you meet adds another layer to the story and will leave you wanting to devour the rest of the series. This series definitely delivers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this series, have read all of them... For anyone that ever wondered about Atlantis this series is wonderful
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loverofromance More than 1 year ago
Conlan, is the high prince of Atlantis and soon to be crowned King. He has recently returned from being tortured and captured. Now he has returned to his home, but still feels shattered on the inside. When the Tritan of Poseidon goes missing, he and his team must go after those that stole it, and travel up above the sea to the humans. Riley Dawson, is a empath and a social worker, and even though there are times that she loves her job, at this moment she hates this job. She has a case where someone gets murdered and there was nothing she could do to stop it. So feeling like she is suffocating, she goes to the sea ,where she will feel peace and be at calm, but then she gets attacked by three men and is saved by a gallant warrior, who is unlike anything she has ever seen. Beautiful, powerful and he shares a emotional bond to her. He can hear her thoughts and emotions, and she has no idea what to make of him. Even though Riley is human, Conlan feels a connection to this woman the likes of which he has never known. He knows that there is something uniquely special about this fragile woman who has wormed her way into his soul. When Conlan and Riley get thrown together, and battling for their lives, they get taken on a adventure dealing with werewolves, vampires, the powers of the gods, and a powerful love and passion that will sweep them up.... I have heard so many amazing reviews about this series, and considering how much I am a fan of mythology and especially when you mix it in with a steamy romance, I just can't resist for too long. So I decided to try Atlantis Rising at Audible, which I got a good deal for. Atlantis Rising is the first installment in the Warriors of Poseidan and captivated me from the first moment. The voice of the narration is Joshua Swanson, and at first I had a hard time with his inflections, but after a little while, I started to really like him quite a bit. There were some of the voices of the other characters I didn't like too much, but the main characters and narration of the story, he did a tremendous job at. There were many times I just wanted to stop everything that I was doing just to listen to this, but alas I have responsibilities, so there were times I had to push pause. From the first, I was captivated by this richly filled plot and the connection between Riley and Conlan was instantaneous, there was no long wait period, it happened instantly and their relationship only gets stronger the more they are around each other. It starts out pretty intense, on both sides of Riley and Conlan. We see Conlan after returning from being a prisoner, and then the story takes us to Riley who is fighting a inner battle of her own. They meet when they least expect to meet their future soul mate, but stranger things have happened. The story takes us along as the plot thickens, and events go from intense to mind blowing action. There is quite a lot of action that goes on, as well as mystery and intrigue, and there were many times I had no idea where the story was going to go next. It had a surprise at every corner, some good and some bad. The Characters in this story were such a delight to get to know. I feel like with a audio book, you get to know them more. I felt like there was so much emotion portrayed in the narration, it almost felt like you were actually in the story, and it leaves you with a sense of reality, when it really is just fiction--much to my disappointment LOL. Conlan, is the leader of his people, and has gone after the Tritan which has been stolen. When he goes to retrieve he comes across his mate. Conlan is very Alpha once he meets her, he is very possessive and commanding, and has the stereotype of a prince. However there was more to Conlan than met the eye. He had many vulnerabilities as well, he had recently suffered a trauma and so Conlan comes across as the "Tortured Male" type, but the author does a fantastic job of putting this character in. Its always a good thing when the characters seem real and human. Riley is a unique heroine, and I loved her character quite a bit. In the beginning you see how vulnerable she is at times, but you also see the inner strength that shines. She isn't weak or passionless, she just hides it better than most. Riley has some special talents, and is a empath, We have the introduction to her sister, who is so opposite from Riley it isn't even funny. Riley is tender hearted, compassionate, and loving. She can fight if the situation calls for it. The relationship between Riley and Conlan is complex and yet has a simplicity to it too. I enjoyed the journey they take us on, and the romance is sweet and full of sensuality. Overall I couldn't help but fall head over heels in love with Atlantis Rising. There was so much depth and characterization packed in this book!! It was a blast going on this adventure and learning of this world that Day has created. I just got the second book in the series, so I can't wait to read Ven's story. Atlantis Awakening here I come!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it so much it's permanently in my re-read section.