Of Poseidon: giveaway!

May 2, 2012 2012, giveaway, mermaids, Wendy 46

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks giveaway
Have you noticed all the YA mermaid books out this year? One of the books with the prettiest covers and most intriguing story lines is Of Poseidon by Anna Banks. 
The book doesn’t come out until later this month on May 22, but we’re giving you a chance to win an ARC of this coveted title now!

Poseidon Synopsis:

Galen 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 . . .

Told from both Emma and Galen’s points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

Win a copy of Of Poseidon!

To enter the contest, all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form. As usual, you’ll also receive extra entries for tweeting, sharing it on Facebook, etc. You can also earn extra points if you leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite underwater/swimming/beach memory or fantasy! And yes, the contest is open internationally. :)

Many thanks to our friends at Macmillan for this prize.

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Preloved, Story of Us, and Vicious Deep Winners

Congratulations to Alexa from Code Name Blue, who won our big Preloved giveaway including the beautiful silver locket. Caitlin and Ann also won copies of the book for their hilarious 80s memories!

Mandy from The Romance Bookie won our Story of Us giveaway, generously sponsored by Rachel from the LA Times Festival of Books event.

And last but not least, Anna Clare from A Pocketful of Books won an ARC of The Vicious Deep. Hope you all enjoy your fantastic new reads!

46 Responses to “Of Poseidon: giveaway!”

  1. Rachel

    I think my favorite beach memory is snorkeling in the Caribbean and seeing all the colorful fish. Plus the sand is so white and pretty. (That, and of course, sipping drinks in the lounge chairs!)

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Wendy! :)

  2. Lilian

    I remember being four and building sandcastles on the beach..and somehow I ended up swallowing water. Apparently I supposedly was on the brink of drowning…but I think it was just my parents being paranoid.

  3. Angie

    Even though it was really bad for the environment, one of my favorite moments on the beach was when my best friend’s plastic bucket was washed away by the ocean. We were chasing after the bucket, but it was to no avail.

  4. Kulsuma

    I can’t swim unfortunately! However, I need to learn as seventy percent of the Earth is made up of water. That’s a frightening statistic to those who can’t swim.

  5. Kulsuma

    I can’t swim, so I have no beach memories!:( However, I need to learn as seventy percent of the Earth is made up of water. That’s a frightening statistic for someone who can’t swim.

  6. Cassie Frye

    Hm, I would have to say that I loved my first trip to the Beach in Virginia. We had a nice little home rented out for the week and it was pure bliss. <3

  7. Lucy

    Favourite swimming experience? There are definitely some fond memories of me and my family friends in our backyard pool. They make me question why we can’t just be kids forever.

  8. Ellisa

    Okay… I’ll admit that I actually can’t swim… *awkward* but I remember when I faked swimming when I was little – my feet touched the ground of the pool but then quickly floated them and boast it to my cousin of my ‘cool’ move

  9. Llehn

    When my brothers and I were learning how to swim. It was a great bonding experience.

  10. Baggins

    My favourite swimming memories are of Christmas at my Aunty’s place, where all my cousins and myself would spend the afternoon mucking around in the pool. It was pretty much the only time we’d be together all at once and it was always such a great day. :-)

  11. b_ls

    I used to be on the swim team and teaching my now husband to swim is something I will never forget haha.

  12. Becca

    I hope I’m not posting/entering twice! If so, please delete any duplicates. Anyway, I’ve always seen the ocean as a symbol of freedom. So when I was having a really hard time in my life, I moved to northern California. There were other reasons, but I was comforted to be closer to the sea.

  13. Becca

    I’ve always seen oceans as a symbol of freedom. So when I reached a difficult time in my life, I moved to California. There were many other reasons, of course, but I was comforted by the fact that I was near the sea.

  14. Vivien

    Definitely swimming at night!! It’s just my favorite. Best time would be when I snuck into an apartment pool. Great times!!!

  15. Leannessf

    My friend, sister, and I snorkeled in Belize right after college – it was the best! Saw their coral, the fish, and rays!


  16. Natalie Sutton

    My favorite memories of water are a summer between junior and senior year of high school where my friends and I spent almost every night out at the lake. So many great times!

  17. Mel - Thedailyprophecy.

    I always feel great in the water. The way you can float on it. My sister and I always pretended to be mermaids, haha. We would tie our feet together, just to have the feeling of having a tail. My mother was always worried that we would drown, so she was there all the time, but we rocked it!

  18. Johannah

    My favorite beach memories isn’t really about the beach. I was in the Navy and we were out to sea and we were in the middle of a wicked storm – it tossed the ship a lot! I do not get sea sick. So it didn’t bother me. But I loved going up to the bridge to go on the helm to drive it during that kind of weather! It was crazy! You can not control the sea, so it was really difficult to control the ship! And watching the ocean jump over the bow of the ship was so pretty! The Ship would rock and trying to walk was interesting, that was an experience that is hard to describe when your walking up and down ladders. ha ha!

    Thank you for the give away Wendy!

  19. Kari

    Favorite beach memory so far: my now husband driving me out to the ocean as a birthday surprise the first year we were dating. I love going to the ocean, and to have him surprise me with a little adventure there was wonderful!

  20. Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings

    I posted my fantasy on my TMST…you already read it Wendy. Scrunching my toes in the sand while walking on Hawaiian beaches…hot flame eating half naked luau guys…reading in a hammock by the ocean….sigh…thanks for the giveaway!

  21. A.H. MacKenna

    I spend several weeks at the beach every summer, but my favorite memory by far is from more than ten years ago. I was a tween and it rained and stormed the entire trip, but there was a screened in porch that faced the ocean, and I stayed there and read the whole week. I had just discovered Tamora Pierce and Mercedes Lackey, and their fantasy worlds mixed with the wind and rain and salty air just enchanted me. Now as an adult, I would PAY to have a vacation like that again!

  22. Daisy

    My absolute favourite beach memory is from when I was on holiday in Spain with my friends and we were just hanging out, trying to get a tan. And of course spotting boys. I have probably never laughed so hard as when one of the guys dropped a hand full of little stones (it was a stony beach) in the swimming trunks of one of the others and he did a ridiculous dance trying to get them out :D

  23. Gisele

    Under water? Well maybe when I was ‘learning’ how to surf? Me learning was falling everytime a wave crashed into me! But still it was fun! (ileana-RF)

  24. Stevie

    This book looks like it’d be interesting! Awesome giveaway! :D

    I think my greatest swimming memory is from when I went to the wisconsin dells. I was in like second grade and it’s where I learned how to swim in a wave pool of all things. xD I also went on probably the scariest water ride I had ever been on, which involved falling straight down in a raft.

  25. Jasprit

    My best memory of going to the beach was when a big group of us decided to go to Blackpool I think I was only like 11 at the time, but it took ages for us to get there, we just couldn’t wait to play on the beach and in the water, finally when we got there we went running into the water and then one of my cousins screamed crab and we all came running back out! We spent the rest of the day lounging around in the scorching sun! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  26. polaris

    it was 4 or 3 years ago when i had a trip to beach with my friends. it took almost 2 hours of driving to get there but what mattered the most was, we were happy! <3 we had a barbecue and randomly playing on the beach!

  27. Adriana C

    Oh, I can´t swim, so I don´t have water related favorite memories, when I was a child I was terrified of the water (ocean, river, lake, even the swimming pool) thanks to the JAWS movie.

  28. Christina

    I think my favorite water memory is probably going to Walden Lake (I think that’s what it’s called) when I was a child. My grandmother had a cabin there, and we would go spend a week. Even though I was a little terrified of swimming in a lake (fish…yuck!), I remember those vacations as something special. I may also have learned to swim there.

  29. Julie@My5monkeys

    My favorite memory would be going to the beaches of Santa Cruz and Montery with my family and soaking up the beaches, and playing in the water.

  30. Krista

    My family used to get a family membership to a private pool every summer. I learned to swim in that pool and working in the snack bar was my very first job.

  31. Lori M. Lee

    I’m a poor swimmer, but one of my favorite beach memories is watching the fireworks on the Fourth of July on Laguna Beach with my sister. It was my first trip to California, so the ocean and salt water was quite a novelty lol.

  32. Katy

    Favorite water memory would be from when I was a kid.. My grandfather had a sailboat and we used to take it out on the gulf every weekend. Such good memories from that time!

  33. LoLa

    My favorite movie as a child was The LIttle Mermaid, and I spent a lot of time during the summer pretending to be Ariel while playing in the pool. What I didn’t like was being forced to be one of her sisters when I played with my friends. But at least the were better than Ursula.

  34. LoLa

    I was obsessed with The Little Mermaid as a child and spent a lot of time in the pool pretending to be Ariel. What I didn’t like was having to be one of her sisters when I played with my friends (but at least that was better than Ursula).

  35. LoLa

    I was obsessed with The Little Mermaid as a child and spent a lot of time in the pool pretending to be Ariel. What I didn’t like was having to be one of her sisters when I played with my friends (but at least that was better than Ursula).

  36. Vicky @ Books, Biscuits, and Tea

    I can’t swim either so I don’t have much water related memories, hehe. :) The best experience I’ve had so far is when I went to Greece 6 years ago. The sea was just beautiful and I loved hanging out at the beach. :)

  37. Agnieszka Nashi

    I can’t swim, that’s why big water scares me. But one time, my friend took me on a boat and we crossed the whole lake like this and it was absolutely glorious. So calm and relaxing. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Oh! Paper Pages

    My favorite water activity is snorkeling. I once snorkeled in Hawaii with sea turtles! It was such a magical experience being in the water with these creatures that fly in the water. Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. whyanot

    I love swimming in the ocean. I remember the first time I even went to the beach. I’d just learnt to swim in a swimming pool but it was so different out in the sea.
    Thanks for the giveaway :-)

    – Kate.