Vampire in Atlantis
Published by: Holliday Publishing
Release Date: 06-30-2014
Funny, sexy, and vastly creative, this swiftly moving romance gives new meaning to the phrase undying love and adds another sparkler to the author’s growing string of Atlantean gems. – LIBRARY JOURNAL
The most unexpected of all allies to Poseidon’s warriors has proven to be the fiercest—Daniel, a vampire and Night Guild mage. But even the strongest alliance can be destroyed when an 11,000 year-old desire is reborn…
A vampire’s oath, a maiden’s quest…
Daniel, vampire and ally of the Warriors of Poseidon, has fought on the side of humanity—even against his fellow creatures of the night—for more than 11,000 years. But the crushing weight of futility and the reality of always being starkly, utterly alone has forced him to finally give into despair. He took the first step into the sunlight that would destroy him—and instead walked into Atlantis.
And the blackest of magic that could consume them both…
Eleven thousand years ago, Serai was one of a group who agreed to be placed into magical stasis to ensure the future of the Atlantean race. When a dark sorceress steals the gemstone that protects her sleeping sisters, she awakens to a vastly changed world—and the one man she could never, ever forget. And with an ancient evil tracking their every step, the long-lost lovers must battle both the darkest of magic and the treacheries of their own hearts.
“Now that’s what I call one romantic hero. I fell for Daniel as hard as Serai did.Plenty of heat, humor, suspense and romance—Vampire in Atlantis has it all. If you haven’t read this series yet, I urge you to get started. Those warriors of Poseidon put the ‘S’ in sexy!”
– The Romance Dish
“[T]his book delivers with a well-written storyline full of action, emotion, passion and characters you’ll love to meet again and again. VAMPIRE IN ATLANTIS is sure to end up on your keeper shelf.”
– Romance Reviews Today
“Once again, Alyssa Day has created pure magic . . . nothing short of irresistible with its supernatural thrills, decadent love scenes, and a lead couple that can only be described as charmed.”
– Fallen Angel Reviews
“Vampire in Atlantis had to be the best book in the series. It was so emotional, and the action just blows the reader away.”
– Sizzling Hot Books
“[A] wonderfully fantastic read that I couldn’t bring myself to put down. The characters jumped off the page and into my heart. I don’t think I can say enough of how much I loved this story.”
– Lush Book Reviews
“The love scenes were so steamy hot, I needed a cold glass of water! And Daniel, in that alpha male ‘mine’ mode? Oh ‘swoon’ I about melted into a puddle. I even cried at one point.”
– Demon Lovers Books and More
“Undying love is the cornerstone of this chapter of the Warriors of Poseidon series, as unlikely allies hunt for another missing Jewel of Poseidon. The relationships between Day’s cast of characters are layered and enduring and they make this series unforgettable. Day aces another one!”
– Romantic Times Book Reviews
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
Daniel took Serai’s hand and headed back to the cave, which also served as the temporary headquarters of Quinn’s rebels. There would be supplies. Gear. Whatever he needed to help Serai find that damn stone and be safe. He swept a glance down her curves, now neatly attired in the same nondescript tan pants and white shirt that many of the others wore, and he couldn’t help but miss the filmy gown. But even in the plain contemporary clothing, with her glorious hair restrained in a simple braid down her back, she was obviously an Atlantean high-born lady. The way she held her head, the electric charge of restrained magic, even her graceful carriage in spite of the chunky hiking boots that now adorned her feet—nobody would mistake her for anything but aristocracy.
And all he wanted to do was remove every stitch of the new clothing and wrap himself around her until every inch of their skin was touching. Hold her. Explore her curves and learn her body. Teach her the ways of a man and a woman together, and discover for himself what it would be like to be with a woman whom his heart desired, not just his body. Even her braid tantalized him, as if begging him to release it and spread her hair out on silken sheets. He remembered fantasizing, so long ago, about her wearing nothing to his bed but the necklace he’d designed for her.
A stupid fantasy. The blacksmith and the beauty, indeed. Only in Hollywood’s version of fairy tales did a story like that work out.
“Daniel,” she murmured. “You’re holding my hand a little too tight.”
He relaxed his grip, feeling like a fool. Or the beast he’d named himself. She deserved better. Once she was safe and back in Atlantis, he was sure Conlan would find someone for her. Someone far more worthy than a vampire with blood on his hands. It was for the best.
So why did the mere thought of it make him want to kill someone?
“I don’t know you anymore,” she said. “It’s neither excuse nor apology, but I don’t know the man you’ve become, and I don’t know what violence you’re capable of doing in a moment’s anger. I had little contact with nightwalkers—my only experience, in fact, was with the master of your smithy and the fact that he didn’t eat me when we were trapped in that hole in the ground.”
“I need to hear it. All of it. What happened that day. Why you left me. Why you agreed to this stasis.” He stopped and wrapped an arm around her waist and pulled her close to his body in the sweet darkness of newly fallen night. “I know now is not the time, but when this is over and you’re safe, I need to hear it. I need to know.”
She looked up at him and solemnly nodded. “I know. We have much to tell before we can decide . . . many things. Soon.”
Her voice was calm and controlled, but he was a vampire and could hear her heart racing in her chest. Not from fear. He hoped it wasn’t fear. Could he dare believe it might be attraction? Even after all these years? Before he could doubt himself, he claimed what he’d wanted to steal from her since the day she first walked into his shop back in Atlantis. He leaned down and captured her lips with his own, tasting her sweetness. Sinking into her warmth.
And the world shattered.