Book 3: The Phi Athanatoi Series

About the Book

She wants justice. He wants to make things official. But for a demi-god and vampire there are bigger battles. 

Demi-god Carissa Alkippes has fought her equal share of demons and Olympian gods, when one battle ends another begins. Only this one may destroy the thin veil between supernatural creatures, gods and humans. To make things worse Zeus offers her a ‘get in and out of Olympus’ card, which paints a dangerous target on her back. Now she must get a handle on her power.  

With new enemies hunting her down, Carissa must use everything she knows to protect those she loves from being collateral damage. 

Xen Lyson, has seen much in his immortal life and walking Carissa down the aisle is at the top of his vampire list, but when an ancient libation bowl turns up, so does Discord and Death. 

Now they have fight not only to protect humanity, but themselves too. Will they defeat their enemies in time to tie-the-knot? 

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“I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth back into Carissa and Xen’s world.
Efthalia didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t put it down. Greek Mythology isn’t my normal Genre but I have to tell you I love Efthalia’s writing style.” ~ Goodreads Reviewer

“Carissa is a strong and well thought out character that I loved following. She is put in situations that most people would not be comfortable with, as we expect with action packed paranormal novels, but what I enjoyed most about her character was how she thrived in those situations and how she handled them. This made her character a compelling protagonist to follow and one readers will easily enjoy following over a long series.

Xen Lyson and Carissa share a telepathic bond that gives their relationship an intriguing depth. Though they are placed in tough situations, the couple’s relationship doesn’t waiver which, to me, makes this novel stand out from other paranormal romance novels where the couple in the story often, and easily, struggle with this kind of stuff. In this novel author Efthalia has transcended that issue and taken her characters relationship to a new level.

Adam and Kane, Xen’s friends and colleagues, are also interesting to read about because they keep the story light and entertaining, which is welcome in a novel that is dramatic and emotional. The scenes about Greek gods add a fascinating layer of complexity to the story. The unique feel the author is able to imbue in her story with the creative use of mythology is something that kept me coming back to this novel again and again. While I enjoyed this rousing paranormal action novel I would have liked to have seen the characters challenged a bit more in the fighting scenes. The action scenes were fun, but I wanted to feel the danger a bit more.

Phoenix: The Rise is a gripping urban fantasy novel with alluring characters and a story that feels deep and meaningful. Well written and surprisingly deep, this is a great read and a fantastic addition to a spellbinding series.” ~ Literary Reviewer


The Details

Published: May 28, 2022
Formats: EbookPaperback

Genres & Tropes
Fated mates, Hot possessive vampires, Questionable odds, Good vs Evil, Revenge, Enemies, Wedding Fever, Happy ever after, Fantasy romance, Paranormal romance, Vampires, Greek Gods, Greek Myth, Werewolves, witches, Supernatural.
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