Atlantis Series by Gena Showalter

Heart of the Dragon
Atlantis bk 1

click here to read the previous review of this book…

Jewel of Atlantis
Atlantis bk 2

All Atlantis seeks the Jewel of Dunamis, which legend claims can overcome any enemy. Grayson James, human agent of the ultra-secret Otherworld Bureau of Investigation, has orders to keep it from the wrong hands — or destroy it. What he doesn’t know is that Jewel is a woman, not a stone! But once he meets this precious gem, destroying her is the last thing on his mind . . .

Jewel, part goddess, part prophet, is a pawn in Atlantis’s constant power struggles. She needs Gray’s help to win freedom and uncover the secrets of her mysterious origins. Gray needs her wisdom to navigate monster-ridden Atlantis. But need blossoms into passionate love as they fight demons, dragons, vampires — and a prophecy that says the bond between them could destroy them both.

REVIEW: I have to say that I liked this book much better than Heart of the Dragon. Gray was a man after my own heart. He knew how to get things done, and yet wasn’t afraid to let Jewel do her thing when it was needed.

The one thing that I liked the most about this book was that once he met Jewel it was all about protecting her, and once he realized who she was there was no way that he was going to turn her over to his commanding officers.

This is probably my favorite book in the series.

The Nymph King
Atlantis bk 3

Females young and old, beautiful and plain crave Valerian’s touch. None can resist his blatant sensuality and potent allure…until he steals Shaye Holling from a Florida beach and holds her prisoner in his underwater kingdom.

The cynical Shaye wants nothing to do with the mighty warlord, but she’s inexplicably drawn to him. For underneath the warrior’s arrogant beauty lies a complex and powerful man. A man whose caress is like fire…

Now Valerian must fight for the privilege of claiming her as his own. Because there’s one thing Shaye doesn’t know.…

That when a nymph discovers his true mate, she’s his for life.

REVIEW: Okay this was is a really good book. Lots of HEAT!!! There are two stories in this one, and I have to say that both of them are great.

I really liked how once Valerian realized that Shaye was his mate, he did everything in his power to make her happy, and give her what she wanted even though she resisted with everything in her.

Once she realized though that he really did love her and would do anything for her, well that is when the real action began if you know what I mean *wink wink*.

This book is right up there with Jewel of Atlantis I think.

The Vampire’s Bride
Atlantis bk 4

He is Layel, king of the vampires, a master seducer no woman can deny. But since a rogue horde of dragons killed his beloved over two centuries ago, Layel has existed only for vengeance…until he meets Delilah.

Wary of love, the beautiful Amazon wants nothing to do with the tormented vampire. Yet there’s no denying their consuming desire every time he nears her.

Neither trusts the other—nor can they survive alone. For in an impossible game of the gods’ devising, they’ve been trapped on an island, about to face the ultimate challenge: surrender to the passion that will bind them forever…or be doomed to an eternity apart

REVIEW: Okay I wasn’t really excited about this book, and then I started to read it. It took me a while to get into it, but once I did, I was cheering on Layel and Delilah.

I have always enjoyed the character of Layel, as he seemed to have his own agenda, and we never knew exactly what that agenda was. In each book we have gotten different glimpses of a very complex man. One that is capable of a very intense love.

I have always been fasinated by the stories the Amazon women, and so I was really excited to discover that Layel’s heroine was going to be an amazon. However I do have to say that whenever I read her name the song “hey there Delilah” would pop into my mind and did become a bit distracting.

The conflict within this book is different from the other books in the series, and I have to say that it was a really good. I loved the fact that bored ‘Gods’ make them participate in a game for their lives. Especially as the ‘Gods’ could care less about what happens to them. They like nothing better than to play with other peoples lives.

I liked how Layel and Delilah both dealt with what they are given and also with each other.

Over all though I have to say that this is a really good book.

I do have to say that the eye candy on the cover of each book makes reading them worth while.

Heart of the Dragon gets a 3 out of 5
Jewel of Atlantis gets a 4 out of 5
The Nymph King gets a 4 out of 5
The Vampire’s Bride gets a 3.75 out of 5
Overall this series gets a 4.5 out of 5



  1. Angel S.

    I am really enjoying Gena Showalter's series. I just happened upon her book accidentally and now I'm hooked. I did the Lords of the Underworld series first. And actually started with the Darkest Wisper and then went back to read the others once I realized that there was a trilogy before it. I am now reading the Atlantis series and going to pick up The Nymph King today.

  2. seawaterwitch

    Me too…. I love The Nymph King ^^b
    Poor Gorgeous Valerian 🙂 He being rejected by the only woman he love 🙂
    I love Valerian character too, he is so naughty boy 🙂

    The Heart of The Dragon, Darius en Kraig always put the spells on Grace, and Grace “jumped” on him. Very funny, he kind said ,” Oh Sh**t wrong spell!” because the girl now wanting his kiss and try to “rape” him XDDD lol .

    and the G.I. Joe from Jewel of Atlantis is awesome. But why the cover he has dark hair? The book already said his hair like sand and his eyes is grey like snow 🙂

    The Vampire bride is not my fave. The hero is always whining ;P

    But I love Delilah and there is glimpse the live of Queen Shaye and King Valerian 🙂


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