Perched high above ancient ruins on the magnificent Aegean cliffs of Santorini sits Hotel Atlantis, and its opening marks the culmination of a dream for founder Kikki Trieste. Until suddenly, a ritual murder turns the festive party into a crime scene, and a full moon eclipse blows open an energetic portal exposing a deadly plot by a secret patriarchal society dating back to the legendary island of Atlantis. Before the portal closes, Kikki must discover the truth about the "players" from the past among her party guests, and vanquish a superhuman foe driven mad by jealousy and passion for power. Allied with her are the beautiful and exotic belly dancer Cleo Manet and the sexy Spanish Interpol operative Pepe Torres, who came to the island to bust an antiquities theft ring but instead finds himself fighting for his life and his love. But most of all, what Kikki has to rely on are her own exceptional powers and her psychic hotline to the world of ancient priestesses and goddesses. In this visually lush metaphysical and romantic thriller, the forces battling over nature and Gaia play out again the deadly karmic dance that ended 3,500 years ago with the planet's most violent volcanic eruption. Infinite layers of the past are relived again through Hotel Atlantis as ancient power joins with modern love in a fateful struggle to change the tragic ending.
About the Author
Juliette Lauber Juliette Lauber is a novelist and entertainment lawyer whose peripatetic life provides the vibrant foundation for the colorful and sensual reality of her Hotel Atlantis. A nomad at heart, she was born in Tucson, pursued a legal career in New York, and has since made a home in Paris, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Granada, and numerous other fascinating ports of call. To keep her muse happy, she has often sought sanctuary on the Greek island of Santorini, where she enjoys the startling light and long swims in the silky, azure Aegean, below rocky cliffs topped by the beautiful Hotel Atlantis which she creates and brings to life in her debut novel. Lauber's interests have always been rich and diverse, blending the long and successful international legal career that led her to become European General Counsel for Time Warner with such pursuits as bicycle exploration of Paris and study of the dance and culture of flamenco, as well as passions for ancient history, champagne, and chocolate. She has long been fascinated by the vivid, archetypal images of the Tarot, the ancient art of divination, and-like her alter ego, Hotel Atlantis owner Kikki Trieste-currently reads for an international clientele. She is fluent in French and Spanish, and conversant in Greek and Italian.