From the depths of Atlantis, the Warriors of Poseidon rise
up to protect humanity from the monsters who are poised to
declare open war. Their kidnapped prince, Conlan, finally
has returned to them after suffering seven years of torture
at the hands of Anubisa, a powerful and depraved vampire
goddess. The Warriors' relief at Conlan's return would
normally be cause for great celebration on the Seven Isles,
but the Trident of Poseidon, the symbol of Conlan's right
to rule, has been stolen and must be retrieved if he is to
be crowned king.
With his elite guard, The Seven, Conlan opens a portal to
the surface and roars onto Virginia Beach in search of the
missing Trident and the thieves who would deny him his
destiny. But Fate is capricious and instead of answers
regarding the location of the missing heirloom, Conlan
finds himself in the arms of a human empath.
Riley Dawson is a social worker who almost immediately mind-
links with Conlan as they react to each other's emotions.
Conlan has a duty to his people, which includes marrying
and getting heirs with a woman already chosen for him. A
woman he's never met. A suitable mate and certainly not a
landwalker. But this woman, this human woman Riley Dawson,
who possesses powers unheard of -- this is the woman Conlan
wants. The one he's determined to have, at any cost.
However, there are others who are interested in Riley --
Vamps and Shapeshifters who consider her powers useful. So
Conlan decides to take Riley with him, against her will if
necessary. He tells his Warriors it's to keep her safe and
for study, but he knows in his heart of hearts he intends
to possess her -- body and soul -- all consequences be
I thought at first there were too many mixed mythologies
going on here; that Vampires shouldn't be battling the
Warriors of Atlantis. I quickly and happily discovered I
was wrong. In the capable hands of Alyssa Day, Vamps
and Atlantaens fit together quite nicely in a fast-paced
story that kept me hooked all the way through, and as I
eagerly read the teaser chapter at the end of the book.
Look for the second story in The Warriors of Poseidon
series "Wild Hearts in Atlantis" in the anthology WILD
THING, which will be published in May 2007. From the looks
of the teaser chapter, the next book will be Ven's story
(Conlan's brother) and will be called ATLANTIS AWAKENING.
It's due out in November 2007 and I can't wait.
Eleven thousand years ago, before the seas swallowed the
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 Atlantaens 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?