*Blog Tour* Atlantis Quest by Gloria Craw

Title: Atlantis Quest
Series: Atlantis Rising #2
Author: Gloria Craw
Published: 1st March 2016
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: YA Paranormal

Get ready for the exciting follow up to Atlantis Rising, dubbedAn enchanting debut from a promising new author of paranormal YAby Kirkus Reviews.

After all they’d cost me, I thought I was done with the Truss clan. I was wrong. Nikki Dawning, my mortal enemy, has beenkidnapped, and I’ve been asked to spy on the Truss to find her. The pull between Ian and I has never been stronger, but he can’t help me this time. I have to rely on Theron, a bad-tempered cousin I didn’t know I had. To make matters worse, the people I trust have been keeping secrets.

I’m starting to feel like a weapon in a war I don’t understand. How far am I willing to go to protect the descendants of Atlantis and the common good when I’m not sure what the common good is anymore?

Only one thing is certain. If I’m the next Laurel clan chief, I can’t let myself be manipulated…by anyone.

What was the inspiration behind the story?

I was inspired to write the Atlantis Rising series after taking an anthropology class that focused on undersea archaeology. The lost island of Atlantis is accepted as fiction these days, but I had a great professor who did a lecture on the theories early archaeologist had about where it may have been. I was intrigued and reviewed Plato’s telling of the story.

He described Atlantis as an island of lush vegetation, meadows, lakes, and streams. He wrote that the climate was so mild the people had two harvest a year instead of one. In the beginning they lived simple, peaceful lives and valued equality in economics and government. The gods noticed and rewarded them with advancements in technology, art, and science. There was a downside, though. Innovation made them rich, and wealth corrupted them.

The people of Atlantis started sending warriors out to invade other civilizations for plunder. The gods who had once favored them were angered. They help the Athenians defeat them in a great battle and sent floods, fire, and earthquakes to shake Atlantis. No sooner did the dejected warriors arrive home, than the island sank into the sea.

With Plato’s version of the story as background, I imagined a scenario where some of the people of Atlantis escaped before the island sank. The Atlantis Rising series is about the adventures of their modern-day descendants.

Gloria Craw grew up in the desert southwest, inspired every day by the wide skies and rich colors around her. She attended the University of Utah where she earned a degree in anthropology. These days, she lives in the ‘burbs’ just outside of Seattle, Washington, where she is the shepherd of a husband, four daughters, and a very hairy dog.

I stopped talking because Ian had stepped in front of me and slid his hand behind my neck. I knew what he was going to do. I also knew I should turn away, but I didn’t. I let him move closer, I didn’t look away when his eyes lingered on my lips, and I didn’t tell him to stop when his lips touched mine. Instead, I moved even nearer until there was no space between us. I reached up and ran my fingers through the golden-blond hair that curled up at his shirt collar.

All open US only
Prize #1: Atlantis Rising (Signed Copy); Atlantis Quest (Signed Copy); B&N 10.00 Gift Card
Prize #2: Atlantis Rising (Signed Copy); Atlantis Quest (Signed Copy)
Prize #3: Bookmark and 2 Atlantis Pens
Prize #4: Bookmark and 2 Atlantis Pens
Prize #5: Bookmark and 2 Atlantis Pens

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