Monday, April 02, 2007

Atlantis Rising by Alyssa Day

Riley Dawson is a woman of many talents. She is a social worker doing her best to save one child at a time. Little does she know the mind connection she shares with her sister Quinn is actually something that the people of Atlantis share with each other only. Prince Conlan comes out of the water to get back Poseidon’s Trident, he feels a connection to Riley unlike he has ever known. Will they be able to figure out what is going on between them while finding the Trident or will their worlds cease?

Alyssa Day is an amazing author for writing what I consider a fantasy romance. You have shape shifters, vampires, and people from Atlantis. This book is my first by this author and I was very impressed. The passion and the heat were off the charts but then that is a romance. The thing that impressed me the most was the honesty and caring that they had for each other. It was wonderful to see and watch it grow.

Prince Conlan is not just a hot guy but he is someone who is willing to risk it all for love. But the thing is, he truly wanted to be with Riley and spend the rest of their lives together however long that was going to be. Poor Riley just couldn’t believe that she could share that kind of connection with anyone. It is not easily found but when it is, it is worth it. I really loved those two most of all. I also liked Alaric. Even though he was the high priest, he had his faults. He wanted to fight right away and jump into things without really thinking about them. Yet Conlan constantly had to pull rank. I didn’t like it but I could tell it was needed.

Good characters are in every book but these to me were exceptional. I love fantasy and the paranormal. This book kept me turning pages to find out what was going to happen and if Conlan and Riley were going to end up together as husband and wife. That is what they both wanted but because of the rules Conlan had to follow, it was not very likely that it would happen. This book rates a 4/5 for me because I couldn’t put it down. I cannot wait for the next story in the series, which unfortunately doesn’t come out till November. But I think I can wait till then. Please go look this up because it will be worth it!

280 pages

Now off to do a load of laundry and figure out my stats for last month. :) The page numbers got a little off. Yay fun!


Alyssa Day said...

Hi!! A reader told me to check out your blog and I wanted to say thanks for your kind comments about ATLANTIS RISING! You don't have to wait till November - Bastien's book will be out in WILD THING in May and there are excerpts up on my website at Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts - I sure appreciate it!
Alyssa Day

Lover of Books said...

That was me actually. The writer of the blog. Yeah I noticed I got it wrong when I went to your site. :) I signed up for the members only part and I can't wait for the short story to come out. I am very happy to share my thoughts. :)

JCR said...

Great characters, no?... those who are willing to risk all for love! You must read Murakami's "Norwegian Wood." I am going through a pseudo-Murakami streak. :-) Cherrio!

Lover of Books said...

I'll have to keep that one in mind. I'll add it to the rest of my list. :)