Heart of Atlantis
Published by: Holliday Publishing
Release Date: 07-02-2014
As a war wages between the immortals of Atlantis and those of the vampire realm, a Poseidon warrior fights to save his world—and the woman he loves. And no risk is too great.
The desires of a high priest.
Alaric, Poseidon’s High Priest, has made a vow to Quinn, the woman he loves and the leader of the Resistance: to save her friend Jack before his last bit of humanity has been drained. Should Alaric succeed, there’s one intimate danger: he may lose Quinn to the love of the man whose life he saved. But damn Atlantis to the nine hells, he’s willing to put Quinn’s wishes first, regardless of the consequences.
The warning of a threat reborn.
The final jewel of Poseidon’s trident has turned up in the hands of mysterious Ptolemy Reborn, who claims to be descended from Atlantean royalty. He’s about to reveal to the world that Atlantis is real, positioning himself as king. But this magical terrorist is bent on chaos. The only warrior who can stop him is following his own path, driven by the even more powerful force of love. Atlantean powers over the sea could prove just as cataclysmic—for Quinn’s love, Alaric might drown the entire world.
REVIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD for Best Paranormal Romance of 2012 from Romantic Times Book Club
Jam-packed with mortal danger and full-throttle adventure, there is also a true romantic reckoning between these compelling protagonists.
– Romantic Times Book Club, Top Pick!
Nominated as Best Paranormal Romance of 2012 by Romantic Times Book Club
“Touches of humor are intertwined throughout this story full of fights and romance enhancing it so you can’t bear to put it down. This action-packed book blends romance and paranormal perfectly”[.]
– Night Owl Romance Reviews, Top Pick!
“Readers of this series have waited a LIFETIME for this final installment of Alyssa Day’s seductive, action packed, thrilling Warriors of Poseidon series. . . Heart of Atlantis is filled with taut suspense, delicious betrayal, and dangerous antagonists.”
—Smexy Books Romance Reviews
“This was a wonderful book to end this series, whether it is the final end or just the end of the arc. Thank you, Alyssa Day for giving us this fabulous series, and such a wonderful group of Warriors and their mates. Bravo Alyssa, for giving us a beautiful ending in Heart of Atlantis, as I loved every moment of it.”
—The Reading Café
“HEART OF ATLANTIS brings readers back into a world that is brimming with mythology and history. Vast in its intensely complicated world building, Day has already created and cemented this unique world throughout the series and in this book, she really plays around with it. Readers are thrust into exotic locales filled with danger and intrigue. This book felt larger than life and I love that that sense of epic grandness was played up.”
—Under the Covers Book Blog
“I have been reading the Warriors of Poseidon series since the first book, Atlantis Rising, was published in 2007. . . Each time I re-read this series, I fall in love with it again.”
Praise for the Warriors of Poseidon series:
“Alyssa Day’s Warriors of Poseidon series is fascinating, thrilling, and deeply romantic. The perfect blend of fabulous world-building and sexy romantic-adventure.”
—New York Times bestselling author Jayne Castle
“A PHENOMENAL NEW SERIES.”
“Alyssa Day works her own brand of sexy sorcery in this fabulous new paranormal series. Warriors and witches have never been so hot!”
—New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros
Alaric’s stare was a nearly tangible thing, burning into Quinn with the heat of living flame—strange, that, since fire was the one element forbidden to Atlanteans. But the high priest had his own form of wild magic, she knew. One that whispered to her of silken seductions in the middle of the night, during the fractured hours of sleep when she found herself consumed by impossible dreams of a dangerous warrior.
He had always worn his duty and honor like a shield, one that matched her own shield of shame, remorse, and regret. Between the two of them lay a vast chasm of dark and bloody acts sacrificed at the altar of good intention. Not even a world-bending kind of passion could bridge that canyon, regardless of what Alaric, in his temporary insanity, might believe.
“Poseidon,” Alaric said slowly, catching Quinn’s gaze with his own, “is no longer my priority. Both he and you will come to believe me soon enough.”
The pressure—of the moment, of the day, even of the decade—built up inside her until her lungs seemed unable to push air into and out of her body. Pain—physical, emotional, even spiritual—swept through her, burning its way through determination and resolve. Quinn finally did the one thing she hadn’t done in a very long time. She ran from danger, instead of facing it. She turned and strode back into the cave, blindly seeking refuge from the man who’d just staked his claim on her future. At her side, the man who’d been so essential a part of her past stalked down the corridor on all fours, leaving his humanity farther and farther behind with each swish of his silken tiger’s tail.
Future and past were both too much to contemplate for Quinn’s exhausted mind, so she focused on the present. She found an empty room with beds in it, and she collapsed onto the nearest one, silently apologizing to the bed’s owner for the tears she could no longer contain.
She’d solve it after she slept. All of it.
Before exhaustion pulled her under, she thought she saw an Alaric-shaped shadow appear in her doorway, but when she tried to stir, a gentle glow of silvery blue light surrounded her and she found herself drifting further into sleep.
Jack snarled and then began to snore, a low, rumbling noise, and she thought she heard Alaric’s laughter.
“You may be sure, mi amara, that we will discuss this habit you have of allowing another man into your bed.”
Her lips almost curved into a smile, and then the world curled around her into the warmth and safety of darkness.