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atlantis risingAtlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon #1) by Alyssa Day

(Reread)

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Synopsis: 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?

Review: I first read this in 2012, and when I found out Alyssa Day was rereleasing the series and asked for readers, I jumped on board and dived right back into a series I loved the first go around.  I am looking forward to rereading all of them. Book one starts with Conlan, the future king of Atlantis, who returns after seven years of being a prisoner to the goddess of death.  Everyone thinks he is “damaged goods”, even himself, but he puts on a brave face and heads out to get back the trident that was stolen from his homeland by his own warriors.  The moment he sets foot onto the beach he is bombarded with the emotions of one woman, Riley, and it is a strong attraction at first sight.  Their adventure against the vampires, the coup being orchestrated by a group of Atlantan warriors, and the fact that he has a promised fiancé he is required to marry back home, doesn’t stop him and Riley from falling for each other and falling hard. I enjoyed the story, again, loved the characters and the conflict, and am ready to dive into book 2 right now.

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