Title: Vampire in Atlantis
Author: Alyssa Day
First published June 7, 2011
311 pages, Mass Market Paperback
ISBN: 9780425241790 (ISBN10: 0425241793)
When Daniel, a vampire and Night Guild mage, walks into the Reflecting Pool on the Washington Mall, he expects to meet his death. Instead, he finds himself transported to the ancient city of Atlantis, where he is faced with a long-lost love and a daunting quest.
Serai, a warrior princess who was put into suspended animation centuries ago, is now awake and searching for a magical jewel that keeps her and others safe. As they team up to find the stone, Daniel and Serai rekindle their passion, but they are not alone.
Evil forces are at work, determined to stop them from succeeding. Will Daniel and Serai prevail or will their reunion be short-lived?
Find out in Alyssa Day’s thrilling novel, Vampire in Atlantis.
About the Author
Alyssa Day is a bestselling author who has sold over a million books in various genres. Her works include the popular Vampire Motorcycle Club, Warriors of Poseidon, and Cardinal Witches paranormal romance series, as well as the Tiger’s Eye Mysteries paranormal mystery series.
Over her seventeen-year writing career, she has been recognized with numerous awards, including the RITA award for outstanding romance fiction and the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance Novel of 2012. Before becoming a writer, Alyssa worked as a trial lawyer and is a sought-after speaker.
She was also the president of Romance Writers of America. In addition to her fiction writing, Alyssa also writes nonfiction and comedy under the name Alesia Holliday.
Vampire in Atlantis by Alyssa Day takes readers on an exciting and thrilling journey to the underwater city of Atlantis, where vampires, shapeshifters, and other supernatural beings exist in secrecy. Fans of the paranormal romance genre will be captivated by Day’s writing style, which blends action, romance, and fantasy in a seamless and engaging way.
The novel follows the story of Quinn, a vampire warrior who is on a mission to find the source of a strange power emanating from the lost city of Atlantis. When Quinn is betrayed by his own kind, he finds himself teaming up with Dr. Harlen Stone, a human marine biologist who is also fascinated by the mysteries of Atlantis.
Together, they discover a shocking truth about the origins of their respective species, and must race against time to prevent a catastrophic event that could destroy the world as they know it. Day’s vivid descriptions of Atlantis and its inhabitants are both enchanting and eerie, creating a sense of awe and wonder as well as danger and intrigue.
The world-building is impressive, and readers will find themselves completely immersed in the story, rooting for the protagonists and fearing for their lives. The character development in Vampire in Atlantis is also notable, with both Quinn and Harlen undergoing significant growth throughout the course of the novel.
Quinn’s stoic and reserved demeanor is gradually peeled back to reveal a deeply emotional and passionate side, while Harlen’s scientific skepticism is challenged by the fantastical reality she encounters. The supporting cast of characters, including other vampires, shapeshifters, and ancient Atlanteans, are equally well-crafted and add depth and richness to the story.
However, the pacing of the book can be somewhat uneven, with some scenes feeling rushed and others dragging on too long. Also, while the romance between Quinn and Harlen is enjoyable, it doesn’t always feel entirely natural or believable, and some readers may find themselves rolling their eyes at certain moments.
Nevertheless, Vampire in Atlantis is a highly entertaining and engaging read that will satisfy fans of the paranormal romance genre. Day’s world-building, character development, and plot twists make this an exciting and memorable addition to the genre.
It’s perfect for readers who enjoy a blend of action, romance, and fantasy, and who are not afraid to explore the depths of the supernatural world. Overall, I would give Vampire in Atlantis a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.
While it has its flaws, the strengths of the book far outweigh them, and I would highly recommend it to fans of the genre looking for an exciting and immersive read.