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Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon #1)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  5,641 ratings  ·  304 reviews
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 Atl
Mass Market Paperback, 280 pages
Published March 6th 2007 by Berkley
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Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~
ok I am going to shuck the normal review and just post my thoughts on how I felt while reading this book.
"did I miss something" "is this the first book" *re-reads the front cover* "really?" "oh come on" *puts down book* " shut up and have sex already" "this sex scene sucks" "Justice is hot!" " am I at the end yet" " Aww that was a sweet ending, now I have to read the next" The end. I kept out all the eye rolling I did because there was a lot. I won't be in a rush to read the next, but I will eve
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
Jul 09, 2011 Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Sherrilyn Kenyon fans
Recommended to Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog) by: Laurie
Riley Dawson has had a bad day at work, a really bad day, so she seeks solace as she always has, in sitting on the beach and watching the ocean. Just to be attacked by vampires and then saved by a man, Conlan, who claims he is from the lost city of Atlantis. The attraction between the two of them is instant and all consuming, however they also have other problems. Posiedons Trident has been stolen and they must get it before it lands in undead hands, otherwise as the crazy people with placards s ...more
Nov 29, 2008 Sarah marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: traded, reviewed
Couldn't finish this book. It is just like every other paranormal romance. We have the muscle-bound warrior with special powers that is part of some kind of brotherhood that protects humanity from some threat or another. Of course he comes across his life-mate, who is inevitably in some sort of danger, and takes her back to their safehouse or compound to keep her safe (and have sex). He is super jealous and possessive and growls a lot. There was just NOTHING new or interesting or original so it ...more
Wow! I knew I would like this series but never this much. I couldn't put this book down; and it is a first book in a series, which are never this good. I can't wait to see how I feel about the rest of them.

I loved the topic. This warriors from Atlantis were hot as hell. The characters were all amazing, with great and strong personalities. The heroine had a very entertaining personality; she made me laugh too many times. I loved to read about a brotherhood of warriors again. I had no idea how muc
Laura the Highland Hussy
In lieu of a review, watch this video by Grout for Atlantis Rising. It's from Alyssa Day's website, and it's an orignal song/video filmed just this summer.
LOVED IT! (both the book and the video)
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Ayyyy böyle güzel kitaplar okuyunca o kadar mutlu oluyorum ki. Bu türe bayılıyorum böyle antik savaşçılı aşklar falan. Bu kitapta harikaydı aslında okumaya falan niyetim yoktu kitaptan haberim bile yok gibi bir şeydi sonra marketin birinde 5 liraya bulunca hemen alayım dedim iyi ki de almışım!!! Kitap biraz acemice yazılmış bir başlangıçla başlasa da sonrasında hemen toparladı. Vampirlerin ve biçimdeğiştirenlerin kimliklerini ifşa ettiği günümüzde geçiyor. Savaşçılarımız Atlantisli kızımız ise b ...more
Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
Atlantis Rising is book 1 in Alyssa Day's Warriors of Poseidon series.

Riley Dawson is a social worker in Virgina Beach who is close to burning out if she's not there already. She's just witnessed too many bad situations and deaths with her job. She feels that she is fighting an uphill battle with all losses and no wins. When she fails yet again to help a client, she needs comfort. Maybe a visit to the beach will help clear her head of the awful pictures that are left behind from the horrible day
Ronda  Tutt
OMG - this was the best book ever - it made me laugh, made me cry, filled my heart full of joy, aroused me sexually and my wonderful husband payed for it - LOL

The story wraps around Conlan, the high prince of Atlantis and the emphath Riley - who is blessed with a mind link that only Atlanteans have been able to access for thousands of years.

The characters in this story are awsome and very humorous and of course the badass warriors. The story is full of adventure in their persuit of getting the T
This is one hot and steamy read. Run don't walk and get this book! The Warriors of Poseidon are a group of warriors for the God of the Sea, Poseidon. They also have a great touch of alpha male going on! Conlan is the High Prince of Atlantis, thought to be dead, who just escaped from a torturous seven years with Anubibas. Once freed and realizing the Trident has been taken the warriors have to go after it. When Conlan meets Riley soon after the search begins, the connection is immediately. I neve ...more
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
A solid meh. Maybe should have been a two star, but I'll go with the benefit of the doubt for now. *edit - upon further consideration it was only worth two.

So the Prince of Atlantis was captured and tortured by a goddess of evil for seven years. That's an awful lot of torture. Then she just lets him go? Don't understand that. First day back he takes his seven most trusted warriors and sets out for another quest? Don't understand that either. A lot of other things happen with no apparent reason.

Vanessa theJeepDiva
Suspenseful, action packed, fast moving & the right amount of romance. This is a great series that I waited too long to start. There are vampires & were-critters living among humans. The Atlanteans who are sworn to protect the humans must remain unseen & unknown to the human landwalkers. Conlan is the high prince who falls in love with a very human Riley, even though he is by Atlantean ways supposed to marry an Atlantean virgin. He & his band of 7 warriors & priest are on a q ...more
Alyssa Day's debut has muscular, to die for underwater warriors galore, but all the action happens on land. There is so much going on in this book with vampires trying to take over the world, a priest from the underwater stealing a statue for no reason and the so called King Conan coming back after 7 years of abuse from a evil vampire queen who had an incentous affair with her father who became her husband which she killed in return.(out of breath!)

Plus along the way is the the human heroine wh
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4,5 yıldız :)

Evetttt.. serinin ilk kitabı okundu bitti ama ben kitaba doyamadım :)) Hemen ikinciyi edinmem lazım. Gerçi her kitapta farklı bir savaşçının hikayesi anlatılsa da, yazarın kurduğu o paranormal dünyaya devam etmek istiyorum.

İlk kitap, Atlantis tahtının birinci varisi, büyük prens Conlan hakkında. Conlan, vampirlerin tanrıçası olan, saf kötülüğün kendisi Anubisa tarafından esir alınır. Ve yedi yıl işkenceye uğrar. Ve bir gün Anubisa, Conlan'ı serbest bırakır. Kitap Conlan'ın eve dönme
A book about Warriors and Atlantis? Yes! I was jumping up and down. After reading this book I couldn't get enough and I am so glad I decided to buy the whole series at once. Yippee!

Alyssa Day brings a whole to new feel of the magical world of Atlantis. Suspenseful, action packed, fast-moving & who can forget the romance. This is a great series and I have had on my to read list for a while. I can't believe I waited so long to start this.

These warriors from Atlantis were hot, hot, hot!! The c
Pamela / SpazP
ShortNSweet: This book started off strong for me, I enjoyed the worldbuilding and mythology of Atlantis, the alpha men, and the SCARY ass villain of Poseidon & the Atlanteans. BUT. The heroine drove me bananas. She was constantly using the terms "buster" and "buddy" in her tough talk and it was beyond off-putting. Somewhere in the middle of the book the story fizzled for me and there was a lot of unnecessary filler. The other Seven (secondary alphas) did interest me enough to give the second ...more
MK (Food actvist)
Sep 23, 2008 MK (Food actvist) rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon, Atlantis based heroes
Riley Dawson is an empath, able to read the thoughts and feelings of others. Conlan is an Atlantean prince who has sworn to protect humankind. He meets Riley after saving her from a group of thugs and is immediately affected by her presence. Riley is shocked at her feelings towards this stranger but never-the-less sucuumbs to her desire.

What I liked about this novel was there where several characters and plots but Alyssa Day was able to keep each one interesting and believable. I am looking fo
Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections
3.5 stars This story turns out to be a very nice paranormal tale spun by the author with some snark and passion and action. Conlan and Riley make a dynamic couple. The journey they had to take to get to the point of accepting each other as soul mates is entertainingly told through Ms. Day's style of story-telling. The reason I gave the story 3.5 stars is that it took a while before I got invested in the story.

Happy Reading from Bona Fide Reflections!!!
Yay! This was such a fun read!
Just for the record, though, you need to be in the right frame of mind to really enjoy this book. If you are expecting anything with even a touch of reality...well, you're just out of luck. Atlantis Rising is a grade-A Guilty Pleasure, so unless you are willing to set aside the tendency to roll you eyes, you probably won't enjoy it. Embrace the Cheese !
Night Goddess
I quite enjoyed Atlantis Rising. This was right up my alley with all my favorites, sexy ancient warriors, gods, vampires & shape shifters!!!! On top of that, the story takes off right from the beginning and it kept my attention until the end.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
4.5 stars!!!

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Eleven thousand years ago, the sea god Poseidon assigned select warriors to protect humankind before the city of Atlantis was swallowed by the sea. Conlan, the high prince of Atlantis has broken of free of his torment by the evil Anubisa and is in search of the Trident, a relic that many people are after.

Instead, he encounters Riley Dawson, a social worker who seems to be having the day from hell. After her life has been threatened twice in the same night, s
This was a generic first book in a series reminiscent of Dark Hunters and Black Dagger Brotherhood. It has that slightly dated feel when it comes to paranormal romance of more than 5 years ago.

Anyway, you have a bunch of hot dudes, this time they're from Atlantis, sworn to protect humans from vampires and other threats. A band of brothers, where you have the leader (this book), the sarcastic one, the smart-ass bad-ass (the next book), the scarred one, the blow-hard, the giant, the emotionless o
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.

Kathy Davie
First in the Warriors of Poseidon paranormal-romance series revolving around the Seven, an elite guard for the High Prince of Atlantis. The couple focus here is on Prince Conlan and Riley Dawson, a social worker.

My Take
This start to the series introduces us to the series' characters along with their primary mission and the dangers that accompany that mission. And if I hadn't read a couple of short stories in this series, this is probably the last installment I would have read. Day is such a dr
Nina Ivanova
Full review - with pictures:D/Пълно ревю -с картинки! - Click click :)

Доста време слушах въодушевени коментари за поредицата и очаквах тази океанска история да ме засмуче като цацичка в подводно течение, но вместо това по-скоро останах да си се плацикам на повърхността.
Историята за древна организация (на Атлантските воини), защитаваща човечеството и бореща се срещу злото (под формата на злата богиня Анубиса и създадените от нея вампири) и криеща се в сенките, докато нещо не нарушав
Sep 04, 2012 Cata rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
No género fantasia proliferam os livros de vampiros. Apesar de ter gostado da maior parte dos livros que li sobre vampiros começo a acusar um certo cansaço, daí que sinta uma grande atracção por algo... diferente.

Este livro deu-me exactamente isso. Não que na série não existam vampiros, porque existem- e shapeshifters também-, mas estão em segundo plano. Os personagens principais desta série são atlantes: guerreiros, príncipes e até um padre.

Ora, pessoalmente acho a história da Atlântida fascina

For a book that’s supposed to be about Atlantis, I was disappointed was all that we get is the front door, so to speak, and a healing chamber scene.

The rest of the time the characters are running around the D.C. area, fighting vampires, because Washington is now overrun with blood sucking vampires masquerading as politicians. (Subtle)

The two main characters are cute together, but wow was it disappointing every time the main male character literally growls whenever the another male so much as loo
First lines: Capital City of Atlantis, Present Day

Conlan waved a hand in front of the portal and briefly wondered whether its magic would even recognize a warrior who hadn't passed through its gateway for more than seven years.

Seven years, three weeks, and eleven days, to be precise.

3 1/2 stars rounded up, of course. "Atlantis Rising" is a paranormal urban fantasy romance with lots of beasties running around - Atlanteans, obviously, as well as vampires, werebeasts, and the occasional god or godd
I love anything Atlantis....but the Warriors of Poseidon are the icing on the cake. Good story. Definitely what fantasies are made of...Lotz of Smexy Hautness. I've been wanting to start this series and read something by Alyssa Day....heard she was a great writer and she didn't disappoint.
On to Book two ~ Atlantis Awakening ~ Ven's story. Wow...there's 8 books all together...
Ohhh LaLa I want one. Can I say Damnnnnnnnnn. Like Eye candy. The book was good. But the man kinda slithered off the pages right into my brain or somethin. If the cover doesn't do it for you the description of these hotties will.

Riley Dawson is a social worker who is on the beach when she is giving off vibes of awful sadness when Conlan the prince of Atlantis comes from the sea. He feels her and rushes to her side be the time he gets to her, she is being watched by three others and in danger. Co
Diane ~Firefly~
Good story. Lots of characters to keep track of, so it can be confusing at first, but has a nice pace and a good conclusion.

What I enjoyed:
* Riley. Boy was she having an awful day. I like the core strength and her teasing banter with Conlan.
* Conlan. I like that he knew what he wanted and was willing to do whatever it took to get/keep it.
* The warriors. We got a few different personalities that will be nice to see play out in their own books.

What could have been better:
* Conlan's recovery was at
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Alyssa Day is the pen name (and dark and tortured alter ego) of RITA award-winning author Alesia Holliday. She is a multiple finalist in the prestigious RITA awards for excellence in romance fiction and has won several awards for her novels.

ATLANTIS RISING was the first of Alyssa's Warriors of Poseidon novels for Berkley Publishing, and was featured on the cover of the March, 2007, issue of Roman
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Other Books in the Series

Warriors of Poseidon (9 books)
  • Atlantis Awakening (Warriors of Poseidon, #2)
  • Atlantis Unleashed (Warriors of Poseidon,  #3)
  • Atlantis Unmasked (Warriors of Poseidon, #4)
  • Atlantis Redeemed (Warriors of Poseidon, #5)
  • Atlantis Betrayed (Warriors of Poseidon, #6)
  • Vampire in Atlantis (Warriors of Poseidon, #7)
  • Heart of Atlantis (Warriors of Poseidon, #8)
  • Halloween in Atlantis (Warriors of Poseidon, #8.5)
Atlantis Awakening (Warriors of Poseidon, #2) Atlantis Redeemed (Warriors of Poseidon, #5) Atlantis Unleashed (Warriors of Poseidon,  #3) Atlantis Unmasked (Warriors of Poseidon, #4) Vampire in Atlantis (Warriors of Poseidon, #7)

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