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Tue
Apr 29 2014 1:30pm
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Of Neptune: Exclusive Excerpt

Of Neptune by Anna Banks

Emma, who is half human and half Syrena, and her Syrena love Galen, need time together. Alone. Away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma’s grandfather, the Poseidon king, suggests the two visit a small town called Neptune.

Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half Breeds alike. But Emma and Galen didn’t sign up to be peacemakers between the ocean and land-dwelling, freshwater Syrena. They didn’t bargain for meeting a charming Half Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma. And they especially didn’t expect to find themselves in the middle of a power struggle that threatens not only their love, but their ocean kingdoms.

Get a sneak peek of Anna Banks's Of Neptune (available May 13, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1 & 2.

Chapter 1

I dig my bare feet into the sand, getting just close enough to the water for the mid-morning waves to tickle my toes. Each lazy wave licks my feet, then retreats as if beckoning me into the Atlantic Ocean, whispering of adventure. Of mischief.

Of peace-and-freaking quiet.

Which is all I want after this past summer. What with Jagen’s attempt to take over the kingdoms, our near discovery by humans, me leading a wall of fish to an underwater tribunal—we barely had room to breathe. And then our breath was all but stolen away from us when Rachel drowned.

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Fri
Apr 26 2013 12:00pm
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Of Triton: Exclusive Excerpt

Of Triton by Anna BanksEmma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm. Syrena law states all Half-Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance in the Syrena world turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?

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It’s one of those moments where life seems to pause, and the universe opens its mouth and vomits comprehension on you. It’s not knowledge, not cold hard facts that you can talk about in casual conversation, like we did in the motel room, surrounded by Galen and Rayna and Toraf. People who I’d already accepted could sprout a fin. Sure we’d talked about Mom being one of those people, too. But until now, until this, I guess I didn’t re­ally believe it.

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Tue
May 15 2012 10:45am

Author Anna Banks on Love, Dating, and the Apocalypse

Of Poseidon by Anna BanksToday we welcome author Anna Banks, whose upcoming Of Poseidon has already swept away many readers. We are delighted to have Anna here to talk about love and dating outside of a post-apocalyptic world.

When I was pondering ideas for this guest post, my initial thought was to dissect the whole love-at-first-sight-in-YA thing. I even looked up the definition of love.  According to Dictionary.com love is: A profoundly tender, passionate affection for one another.

Which made me giggle (snort obnoxiously). As with all official definitions, it felt stuffy and generic and lacking all the stolen glances, inside jokes, whipped cream and awkward moments that really encompass the true meaning of love.

So I did what any self-respecting person would do: I consulted Twitter. I took a Twitter poll, asking my participants to answer whether or not they believed in love at first sight. A whopping 90% responded that they did not (shocker).

[Does this mean I should stop staring at strange men in public?...]

Mon
Apr 16 2012 7:30pm
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Of Poseidon: New Excerpt

Of Poseidon by Anna BanksGalen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection.

But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. 

Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom...

Get a sneak peek from Of Poseidon (available May 22, 2012) by Anna Banks with an excerpt of Chapters 1 & 2.

Chapter 1

I smack into him as if shoved from behind. He doesn’t budge, not an inch. Just holds my shoulders and waits. Maybe he’s waiting for me to find my balance. Maybe he’s waiting for me to gather my pride. I hope he’s got all day.

I hear people passing on the boardwalk and imagine them staring. Best-case scenario, they think I know this guy, that we’re hugging. Worst-case scenario, they saw me totter like an intoxicated walrus into this complete stranger because I was looking down for a place to park our beach stuff. Either way, he knows what happened. He knows why my cheek is plastered to his bare chest. And there is definite humiliation waiting when I get around to looking up at him.

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