"Not your mother's Atlantis!"

Now that they finally have a castle to call home, Nymph King Valerian knows he cannot relax. After stealing the castle from the Dragons, Valerian knows they will try and take it back. Knowing he will have a battle on his hands, Valerian decided to leave all the Nymph females behind in safety. Since there are no females for his warriors, they are all becoming weak from lack of sex. Sex keeps the Nymphs strong and allows them to heal faster. Of course, as king, Valerian has taken advantage of the fact three human females were in the castle and has indulged himself. When the other warriors all start complaining of the lack of females, Valerian knows he must do something. So they decide to take a trip to the surface to gather some females. Since Valerian has the three human females already, he tells his warriors he will not choose any.

Shaye Holling is really fed up with this. Once again, she's stuck in the wedding party for her mother's marriage. Shaye has lost count of how many marriages her mother has had since the woman has a tendency to go through husbands rather quickly. Naturally, Shaye has decided she will never fall in love. She's seen what love has done to her parents and wants no part of it. And leave it to her mother to decide to have this wedding on the beach in these ridiculous costumes of coconut bras and grass skirts. All Shaye wants to do is get this over with and go home. Stepping outside once the ceremony is over, Shaye watches as men rise out of the water. And not just any men, but these all look like Greek gods. With all the other women falling over themselves to go with these men, Shaye and one other are the only ones fighting. Not that it does them any good. The one in charge grabs Shaye and goes back into the water with her. They end up in a vortex of some sort and come out in the basement of a castle.

Valerian has instantly recognized Shaye as his mate. This means no other woman will ever appeal to him again. He must have her. Unfortunately, he has already told his warriors he will not choose from among these women.

Will Valerian and Shaye be together? Will Shaye allow herself to fall in love with a Nymph of all creatures—a totally sexual being? And let's not forget the Dragons. They will want their castle back.

THE NYMPH KING is a wonderful story of the fabled kingdom of Atlantis. Once again, Gena Showalter shows her talent in this hilarious story filled with everything from Dragons and Nymphs to Vampires and Demons. But this is also a romance and we get to watch as Shaye must learn to deal with her feelings for Valerian and how he must get past the wall she's built around her heart. And of course, there's also a fight over Shaye, battles, and even the story of how one woman must learn to deal with the fact she was raped. And while this rape and Shaye's denials of her feelings are dealt with in a sensitive manner, there's plenty of humor. This is a wonderful story and proves exactly why Gena Showalter is one of my auto-buy authors.

Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted February 6, 2007


Enter a mythical world of dragons, demons and nymphs...enter a world of dark seduction and powerful magic...enter Atlantis...

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.


The Nymph King
(Atlantis: Book 3)
by Gena Showalter

February 1, 2007
Available: February 1, 2007
ISBN #0373771886
EAN #9780373771882
384 pages
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