Christmas in Atlantis
- Dare to Lyric
The Gift of the Magi…in Atlantis
Warrior-turned-pirate Dare is the black sheep of all Atlantis. He’s enraged Poseidon, the sea god, so much that he had to forfeit his ship and the water spirit who inhabit ...more
Prequel to the Poseidon’s Warrior series which is a spin of the Warriors of Poseidon series.
Fantasy paranormal romance novella.
Can be read without reading any of the books in either series although key characters from the first series make brief appearances. Just know that Atlantis has risen from its thousands of years hidden underwater and is interacting with today’s world bringing magic and the mythical to life.
Dare is an Atlantian Pirate. He’s fallen in l ...more
Dare is an Atlantean pirate and brother to Liam from Halloween in Atlantis. Lyric is a blind gem singing artist who's been purchasing gems from him for a few years. She apparently grinds the gems into dust and use that to paint - seems quite extravagant!
For some reason, Dare has angered Poseidon and lost his ship and the Sea Spirit that he's linked to and whilst trying to get his ship back, he invited Lyric to Atlantis to spend Christmas.
This is another short story and I felt it did jum ...more
This is one of two novellas (the other being Halloween in Atlantis) that bridges the two series Warriors of Poseidon and Poseidon's Warriors. This novella is billed as Gift of The Magi but in Atlantis, and it really is, but not in a sad way.
This begins with our hero Dare, a pirate and Atlantean, whose ship is being battered by an insane storm. As he goes overboard, his last thought is of Lyric.
Lyric is an artist. She's been blind since a terrible accident took her ...more
Hmmm... initially, I planned to follow the spin-off series, which was why I tried to familiarize myself with the world by reading Halloween in Atlantis and this one. But while I found the previous to be 'okay' I had a bit of a bump with this one.
It felt like Dare and Lyric had history that I didn't know before, and I always hate the feeling like I am being pushed into something that already happens. I also didn't feel like I have enough context on WHY Poseidon seemed like he disliked D ...more
Having never read Day before, or the Atlantis series this is related to, I can happily report you don't need to have prior knowledge.
Dare and Lyric are a fairly unlikely pair, but they work together. Lyric grounds Dare, reminds him what's important and worth fighting for. Dare gives Lyric the strength and space to grow beyond her routines.
Some of it I side-eyed; the first scene with Lyric and the amethyst felt out of place in a way I can't put my finger on. And Dare's sudde ...more
Anyways, the plot is pretty basic. Girl and boy love each other but keep it hidden because they don't know how the other feels about them. The girl just happens to be a blind painter name Lyric. The main fella in the book is Dare, and he is an Atlantean pirate!
Yes, At ...more
We meet our hero, Dare, on his ship as they are trying to survive a terrible storm. Dare and his water spirit, Seranth do everything they can to ...more
This novella is really a bonus story taking place in the Warriors of Poseidon world. This is the second novella in a sort of spin-off series and is now being called "Poseidon's Warriors series."
As the title says, this story takes place at Christmas...in Atlantis. The main characters are Dare and Lyric. Dare is a pirate from Atlantis with a not-so-stellar reputation. Lyric is painter from Florida. For the past 5 ye ...more
The hero is an Atlantean sea captain/pirate who angers Poseidon who then takes away his ship (which is his life). Our heroine is blind and a talented artist (what a combo right?). They have both known each other for ...more
Lyric is a young woman from Florida who is a painter, she is also blind. She was left blind after a terrible accident that killed her parents. She has a special gift that when she holds gems or paints with them she can see some light and shadows.
Dare is a pirate from the mythical island of Atlantis. He is a loner and has been most of his life. Dare and Lyric develops a friendship for 6 years before they realize that they have stronger feelings for one another.
I though ...more
I'm having difficulty with an artist who is blind and never has actually seen the colors of the paints she's using. I can sort of believe the gem singer bit helps, but she was an artist before that.
The H... :shrug.
This one is a retelling of the Gift of the Magi - he gives up something for her, and she gives up something for him. The catch of course being that the mutual gifts are dependent on the recipient having something that they gave up.
The print volume also includes Halloween in A ...more
Another wonderful well written, story with a bonus tale in between the chapters for our entertainment pleasure.
No Spoilers here, read the blurb, check out the review's, download the book, and be entertained for an hour or so, for less than a cup of Joe.
I'm a huge fan of Ms Day's work and would recommend her book's to whoever wants to get lost in the world of Atlantis and the men and women, who inhabit this fantasy realm of mystical myths and legends, even if it's onl ...more
If you're already a fan of Alyssa Day, you'll love this addition to her Warriors of Poseidon series. You can get cozy with familiar characters in a familiar setting. If you're new to Alyssa Day, this is a paranormal romance with a lot of heartfelt emotion. It's wonderful that the main character isn't perfect because none of us are. The heroine is very relatable and she's a huge draw for the story. Give this sweet story a read, you'll be glad you did! ...more
Wonderful tale, with love and sacrifice. Great characters. Not just the main characters, Dare and Lyric, but the supporting ones as well. Very well written, I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a bit of the paranormal, Atlantis, or an enchanting romance.
I love the Poseidon's Warriors series. And can't wait for the next book. ...more
I've always liked the short story The Gift of the Magi and loved it's retelling here both literally, and as a companion piece for Dare & Lyric's story.
Looking forward t meeting the other Warriors in upcoming stories, espec...more
Loved Dare and Lyric's story, my only real criticism is that it's too short, but that's only because I wanted more! Lyric is a great character and loved how her 'disability' is anything but. Great idea including 'The Gift of the Magi' which I wasn't familiar with before. ...more
Alyssa Day has done it again. This is a wonderful new book for the Warriors of Poseidon series. Dare learns the love means more than the sea and sometimes it can find you one the land in the eyes of a painter. Lyric waits for years to open her heart to The Pirate from the sea. There Christmas in Atlantis makes them both see the truth behind what love shows a way whether by land or sea.
The Gift of the Magi has been my favorite since I was a kid. This story was great. It had the spirit and love as the original did. Care needed a wake up call. Harshly he got one but he also found love. She is perfect for him. With much patience and love she heals his hurts. Loved her sense of humor and her fierce spjrit.
There was a lot going on here and having read no other book in this series I just felt a little lost. ...more