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Oceanborne by Katherine Irons
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Sep 29, 2011

really liked it

Oceanborne by Katherine Irons
Paranormal Romance- Sept. 27th, 2011
4 stars

Oceanborne is the second book in the author’s Atlantis series but can be easily read by itself. The first book, Seaborne, includes Orion’s brother Prince Morgan.

Orion is an Atlantis prince who is being attacked by several deadly shades. These shades suck the life out of beings and are responsible for a rash of deaths. Overwhelmed, Orion plans his last stand when a courageous human named Elena saves him. Orion is immediately captivated by her beauty and bravery, but he is forbidden by Atlantean law to mate with a human. Torn, he erases her memories of him but he is haunted by her memory.

Elena can’t remember what happened to her in the past twenty-four hours. She has been on an expedition to prove she had found a real Phoenician treasure underwater. She is troubled because her time is limited to prove her find. She needs to prove herself especially since her brilliant father was called a laughing stock when his ‘discovery’ of Atlantis was disproved. But locating the elusive Phoenician treasure is becoming difficult. When a handsome man named Orion comes and offers his aid, she is suspicious and highly attracted. He seems very familiar. But he is way more than she suspects.

This was an intriguing book, not just because of the world that the author created but also because of all the wonderful characters. It is clear the author plans to write a story for each of the members of the Atlantean royal family. I would love to read Alex’s - he has a big prejudice against humans. But overall, I enjoyed the intrigue the most.

King Poseidon is Orion’s father. His concubine, Lady Halimeda, wanted to be Queen. She tried to poison the King and was exiled. Now she lives with the power hunger God of War, Melqart. Melqart uses his shades to kill humans and supernatural beings. As the Atlanteans along with the Mers try to save their underwater world, they are plagued by kidnappings, death, and sorcery. The author really gets the reader involved in the storyline which has a couple of surprising twists concerning Elena and a rather devious villainess.

The scenes between Orion and Elena are steamy. I also enjoyed the author’s use of dolphins and how they have personalities that make them seem very human. The only thing is I am still confused about is, what exactly happened to the Princess Morwena?

This steamy read is a real treat for readers who love the paranormal and are fascinated by Atlantis.

Reviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club

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