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Atlantis Rising

(Warriors Of Poseidon #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  7,644 ratings  ·  475 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, First Edition, 280 pages
Published March 6th 2007 by Berkley
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Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~
Jun 04, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
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
Jan 16, 2016 rated it liked it
*** 3 ***

Read with my smut loving ladies from MacHalo Freaks group:-)

This is an old school Paranormal Romance, which I probably would have rated higher had I read it 10 years ago when it was written. So many of the typical components of a PNR have became predictable and taken for granted now, when at the time were new and unexpected. However, this is still a fun, well written story, and I appreciate the little things that make it unique.

The Atlantian Prince meets an empathic human girl next do
Apr 30, 2008 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
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Oct 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Sherrilyn Kenyon fans
Recommended to Suzanne (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
Aug 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Review posted on Got Fiction?

Original review:
watch this video by Grout for Atlantis Rising. It's from Alyssa Day's website, and it's an original song/video filmed just this summer.
LOVED IT! (both the book and the video)

New Review:

This series is being re-released and holy moly look at that new cover. I'll give you a moment ;)

I read this years and years ago like, 2009 maybe? It's been a while. When I was offered the chance to review it, of course I said yes.
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
Sherry Fundin
Woo Hoo! Alyssa Day has certainly caught my attention with an empathic Riley Dawson and a hot group of Poseidon’s warriors that are on a treasure hunt, of sorts. I know I’m all tingly and ready to go. lol

Her grief called to him. It would not be denied. He must go to her.

The mental telepathic dialogue had me cracking up, so I put a smile on my face and prepared myself for a fun, sexy read. I mean, she’s an empath and he’s a high prince, the first of Poseidon’s warriors, so what could possibly go
Aug 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
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 !
May 12, 2009 rated it did not like it
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
Ronda  Tutt
Jan 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
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 quest to regain his s ...more
Megan Riverina Romantics
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
Feb 05, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked some of this, but not all of it.

In this we have a bunch of warriors from Atlantis. There are seven of them, I think. The female lead, Ripley, is a pretty great character. She's funny, been through a shifty time concerning work, has a connection to the ocean, and has one heck of a mouth, I liked her. The male character, in my opinion, was a bit flat. He had just, the same day, finally gotten away from seven years of torture from a sic, headed vampire goddess (I think she was a goddess, m
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.

Jun 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
It was like the BBD with Atlantis thrown in. Hot immortals fighting for the humans and finding their soul mates..mmm herd that before. The story was interesting with the Atlantis and Poseidon's trident myth's being told. The writer knows how to use a thesaurus, which added more depth to the story. It was a bit more PNR than I enjoy reading. I like the love, but I love the story. SO, I will read the second one some day, but no rush.
Kathy Davie
Dec 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, paranormal
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 dram
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
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to win this autographed hard copy version from the author some time a year a goo, and I finally decided to give the series a go. I really enjoyed this 1st book and the exciting characters and the amazing world. It has great potential and I look forward to the next book.
Aug 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
99p on Amazon 15th August 2019
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
Ehhhh, I’m sorta over the mind reading romance subgenre. The plots are just too similar. This didn’t rise above for me :/
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
This book had an interesting premise featuring Atlantis mythology. Basically, eleven thousand years ago, a certain sect of the supernatural world (The Reisen) desired to rule mankind. They began by implanting vampires in Congress and shapeshifters in the media. Poseidon, the sea god, picked his fiercest warriors to protect earth and mankind because after the Supernaturals had revealed their existence to the world, they had pledged to maintain a separation. As the Atlantis was consumed by the sea ...more
Sep 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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 chara
Pamela / SpazP
Mar 31, 2010 rated it liked it
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 boo ...more
Sep 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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!!!
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
I enjoyed "Atlantis Rising". It was action packed, suspenseful, and romantic. So much goes on in this first book. We have vampires & were-critters living among humans out and about. We have Atlanteans sworn to protect humans, but they must stay unknown to the world. We have the warriors and their priest on a quest. Conlan the high prince and his 7 warriors are all supposed to marry Atlantean virgin's, but we have Conlan who falls in love with a very unique kind of human Riley.
Great Read! I plan
Missy Jane
Aug 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is my second time reading the Warriors of Poseidon series. It's been a while and I haven't read the last two books. So, I'm going through the series again to refresh my memory. Other than a couple of "are you kidding me" moments with the heroine, this is a really good start to the series.
Fangirl Musings
Jan 28, 2017 rated it liked it

One Sentence Summary:

Human heroine empath gets rescued by immortal Atlantis prince warrior who needs her help to defeat the baddies.

What part made you fangirl squeal:

Any time our gal rocked her sass, because BLESS!

Favorite Character:

IT’S A TIE! The funny as frick heroine & the Mr. Vow of Celibacy sequel bait.

How smexy was the smex?

There’s OTP chemistry but the sex is kinda wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am.

Name That Trope:

Heroine Saves The Day, Angsty Pants Hero, End Of The
Sadie Forsythe

This is the second Alyssa Day book I've read and they've both suffered in the same manner (this one far worse than the first, Dead Eye). Both had an interesting plot that was then shoved into the background in favor of endless repetitions of how awed the hero is by the heroine and her innate goodness. Had Day flipped this around I probably would have loved this book. As it was the whole vampires try to take over the world, Lost City of Atlantis rising to save humanity is a subplot to he's hot
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Alyssa Day is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author with more than a million books sold, including the Vampire Motorcycle Club, Warriors of Poseidon and Cardinal Witches paranormal romance series and the Tiger’s Eye Mysteries paranormal mystery series. Throughout her seventeen-year writing career, she has won many awards for her fiction, which include Romance Writers of America’s pres ...more

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