Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Blitz/Giveaway!! Christmas In Atlantis, by Alyssa Day



Welcome to the 
Christmas in Atlantis Blitz,
sponsored by 
XPresso Book Tours!!

For my stop, I'm featuring an 
excerpt with mini-review!
There's also a tour-wide giveaway!!



Christmas In Atlantis
(Poseidon's Warriors)
Alyssa Day
Kindle Edition, 132 pages
December 4, 2017
Cover Art: Authors On A Dime
Christmas Romance, Classic Retellings, Fantasy, 
Mythology, Paranormal Romance


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36383014-christmas-in-atlantis?ac=1&from_search=true






The Gift of the Magi…in Atlantis

A tortured warrior…

 
Warrior-turned-pirate Dare is the black sheep of all Atlantis. He enraged Poseidon, the sea god, so much that Dare had to forfeit his ship and the water spirit who inhabits it. For Dare, being denied the ocean is worse than death…until he comes home to a woman who drowns him in waves of hunger more powerful than the sea. But black sheep and scoundrels can never deserve love, even during the magic of the first Christmas in Atlantis.

An artist who sees the world through song…

After the accident that killed her parents and blinded her, Lyric discovered she had a special gift—that of song sight. She now sees the world in her own unique way, and her paintings are full of light and magic. When the Atlantean warrior she’s fallen in love with takes her to his home in Atlantis, she finds a rare magical artifact that could change her world forever. Or it could deliver to Dare the thing he most desires.

Atlantis’s first Christmas is coming…

It’s the season of miracles in Atlantis. A chance to make wishes come true. And when Lyric tells her new Atlantean friends O. Henry’s story of "The Gift of the Magi", the world—and Lyric and Dare—may never be the same.

Warning: This book contains magic, song sight, Atlantis, Poseidon, the gift of the magi, pirates, a king and queen, sibling rivalry, a black sheep, bad boys, warriors, paranormal romance, fantasy, Christmas decorations, holiday spiked eggnog, smugglers, ancient artifacts, romance, kisses, and a happily ever after. Read at your own risk!

Discover true love in the most magical of places . . . discover Christmas in Atlantis!






Note
This mini-review is of the concept of the book, as well as of the excerpt below. It is not a review of the entire book.

This is certainly a very unique idea -- a retelling of O. Henry's classic story, "The Gift of the Magi", but in the fabled kingdom of Atlantis!  I was immediately drawn to the book! I have always been fascinated by the legends surrounding Atlantis, and it turns out that Alyssa Day has quite a few books dealing with this enigmatic land that some say has never existed. O. Henry's beautiful story is one of my favorite Christmas reads, right along with "A Christmas Carol", so I'm definitely intrigued!

In the excerpt below, Day skillfully gives us a character sketch that lets the reader know just how exciting and fascinating this novel is. It also gives us a view of a modern-day Atlantis, as the female protagonist uses a cell phone. And Day's characters are compelling. I like them already! I can't wait to read the whole story!





"Time to close up shop." Lyric turned toward the door, but before she even took a first step, it crashed open.

"I think I need your help,"

It was Dare; she knew him instantly. She could smell the sharp sent of wind and sky and saltwater that was uniquely his; she could pick his voice out of a thousand others.

"Dare?" She started toward him. “Are you--"

"I think I need –"

A heavy thud was the only conclusion to his sentence. He'd collapsed. She rushed over and knelt down beside him. She reached for his pulse, her fingers finding their way to the spot. His pulse was there; strong and reassuring. He was soaking wet, though; his skin was icy cold and he was shivering violently.

"Dare? Dare? What happened?"

He didn't answer. Maybe he couldn’t answer. And of course she couldn't see him, so she couldn’t even guess how badly he was hurt.

She pulled her phone out of her pocket and told it to call Dr. Miller.

No. She pressed END CALL.

"Call 911."

No pirates were going to die on her watch.







Praise for the Poseidon’s Warriors Series:

Alyssa Day creates an amazing and astonishing world…you’ll want to visit again and again…romantic, sexy and utterly compelling. I loved it!
—New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan

There’s nothing more evocative than the world of Atlantis. Alyssa Day has penned a white-hot winner!
—Gena Showalter, author of The Nymph King

An amazing new world you don’t want to miss, and you won’t want to leave! Alyssa Day delivers chills, thrills, and your fill of sexy Poseidon Warriors!
—USA Today bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks






Purchase Links
Amazon/iBooks




*Signed Book or eBook (winner's choice) of Christmas In Atlantis
*Alyssa Day Draw String Tote
*All-new Kindle Fire Tablet with Alexa





Alyssa Day is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels filled with kissing, laughter, mystery and magic.  Alyssa’s paranormal series include the Poseidon’s Warriors and Cardinal Witches paranormal romances and the Tiger’s Eye Mysteries paranormal mysteries.  Her many awards include Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award for outstanding romance fiction, and the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance novel of 2012.  Her books have been translated into a zillion languages, but she’s still holding out for Klingon.

You can hang out with her on Facebook and Twitter where she talks about her rescue dogs and her future pug ranch, and her blog, where she talks openly about her struggles with depression and hosts Mental Health Check-In Fridays (
www.alyssaday.com/blog).

She currently lives somewhere near an ocean with her Navy Guy husband, two kids, and any number of rescue dogs.






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2 comments:

  1. Thank yo so much for hosting Christmas in Atlantis ~Team Alyssa

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    1. Hi, there!

      You're very welcome! I'm really looking forward to reading the book! :)

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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