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Book CoverGwen’s review of Atlantis Unleashed (The Warriors of Poseidon, Book 3) by Alyssa Day
Contemporary paranormal romance released by Berkley Sensation 2 Jun 09

This is one of the paranormal series I like to read, but forget about between entries.  It’s normally a long time between full-fledged novel-length books in this series, and my attention span is shorter than that (my mom calls it AAADD – Age-activated Attention Deficit Disorder).  So I forget about it and yet have so much fun reading them when they come around. 

Day has penned a very interesting world that has strong heroes and heroines, good story arcs, good villains, and strong secondary characters.  The prominence of the secondary characters adds a lot of depth to the stories without detracting too much from the main reason we’re here – to read about a romance between the two main characters.  Each of the entries has been like this – interesting and richly detailed, and very fun to read.

I don’t recommend starting with this book if this will be your first of the series.  Day spends some time telling you a little of the back story but not a lot.  You may be at sea with some of the more nuanced details of why the characters are where they are.  Not the least of which is some of the (so far) secondary romances.  I think the romance in this book could stand alone – the hero and heroine didn’t know each other before this book started, so you’re starting with them in the discovery process.  However, again, you’ll get none of that extra spice that is liberally sprinkled in with the main story if you don’t read the previous entries first.

This was a very good paranormal romance with some interesting people.  The hero and heroine are strong, independent, and intelligent people who you like immediately.  I highly recommend it to fans of the series or anyone looking for a new romance series with some hot men and smart (archeologist!) women.

faye.jpgGrade: A

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Poseidon’s warriors swore an oath eleven thousand years ago to protect humanity from those who stalked the night. Now those powerful forces are uniting. So are two souls who are all that stand between justice and the eternal darkness…
A warrior prince…Lord Justice made the ultimate sacrifice for his brother and paid for it with an unimaginable torture. Now he’s back, rescued from death, his sanity shaken, and his mission inescapable—the search for the lost Star of Artemis. But the beautiful human female whom he has sworn to protect is shadowed by an evil that could destroy them both…
A woman of science…The archaeological artifacts of Atlantis speak to Dr. Keely McDermott, sharing visions of life long ago. The ancient revelations have cast her into a world between past and present, between reality and illusion—and, when she meets the fierce Atlantean warrior assigned to guard her, between terror and temptation. Now as their two worlds collide, so too will danger and desire…
A quest for a lost star…Atlantis is unleashed.
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