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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Of Poseidon Blog Tour Release Day!!!! And a Giveaway!



We are super stoked today one of Jaime’s favorite characters from Of Poseidon by Anna Banks has graced us with his presence! Toraf the fierce tracker, loyal friend, comic extraordinaire (and bane of Rayna’s existence lol) has stopped by to tell us why Galen and Emma are perfect for each other.

It also just happens to be Of Poseidon’s release day so Happy Bok Birthday Anna!!!! *Throws Confetti*!!!!!!! We also have a finished copy of Of Poseidon up for grabs so make sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below!

Toraf’s Take


First of all, why does everyone keep asking how I “feel” about things? What’s to feel? Are humans really that emotional about everything?…Anyway, how do I “feel” about Galen and Emma?

First, you have to understand a few things about Galen. No one knows Galen better than I do, not even his sister Rayna (and there’s no reason for you to tell her I said that). I’ve known the Royal twins since we were all fingerlings learning how to swim straight, and I’ve been good friends with Galen since the first time he punched me for staring at his sister.

Most of the time, Galen is a good little minnow. He’s loyal and honorable and everything a Triton prince should be. Oh, don’t worry, he’s not boring all the time. Sometimes his jokes are even as funny as mine.

But Galen has serious flaws too, such as the way he talks to Rayna. Like the time he yelled at her for embarrassing the Triton Royals at an Archival ceremony. If he wouldn’t have been irritating her in the first place, then she wouldn’t have tried to bite him. And if she wouldn’t have tried to bite him then she wouldn’t have accidentally missed and bitten the ink out of the squid he was holding. And if she wouldn’t have bitten the ink out of the squid then she wouldn’t have had to attend an Archival ceremony with stained teeth. But to this day he will not take any blame for that, even though it was clearly his fault!

And that’s another of Galen’s flaws: He’s stubborn as a bullshark. Which is why Emma is perfect for him. As a Royal, Galen’s not used to being disobeyed or sassed or ignored or made fun of or interrupted or yelled at. He’s used to getting his way mostly. That’s why it’s good for him to struggle so hard with Emma. Sure, it’s excessively entertaining to watch, but more than that, Galen needs a little excitement. I mean, how interesting can serving as ambassador to the humans be? (No offense.)

But ever since he met Emma, he’s not as confident as he used to be. He doesn’t think he knows every single thing anymore. Sometimes he even asks me for advice. Me, who he always used to call an idiot. (Well, he still does call me an idiot, but nearly as much as he used to.) Now he’s realizing just how much he needs me. I mean, you should have seen Galen’s face when he admitted that he felt tingles when he touched Emma that first time on the beach. I would trade my good looks just to see that face again.

Of course Galen gets frustrated with Emma, but I think he secretly likes it. All of it. And why shouldn’t he? Syrena live to be hundreds of years old. That’s a long time. I think—oops, sorry, I “feel”—that deep down in his little minnow heart, Galen knows Emma will make things interesting for him. Just look how interesting things have gotten since he met her just a few weeks ago, right?

So how do I “feel” about Galen’s and Emma’s pull toward each other? I “feel” a sand dollar could have seen that coming.

If you haven’t read Of Poseidon yet you definitely should add it to your Goodreads shelves. And check out Jaime’s review of Of Poseidon here!

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35 comments:

  1. I've been waiting for this book since I first heard that it was going to come out and I am so excited to read it.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  2. I love this book want to read it badly!!

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  3. I'm looking forward to reading the mermaid lore!!!

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  4. I want to read because the cover is rockin' and I heard this was Upper YA and I love Upper YA :D

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  5. I've had Of Poseidon on my TBR list since I first heard about it several months ago. I'm intrigued by the synopsis and the cover is absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

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  6. I want to read about mermaids! And Galen's seems hot :) I love the cover too

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  7. i want to win because i've been waiting for this book since forever ago when i saw it on one of the scavenger hunts or one of those type things!! i'm so excited it's finally out!!! i can't wait to read it finally : )

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  8. I have read so many amazing reviews on this book and I have been wanting to read it for months!!! I love mermaids and can't wait to read this book!!!

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  9. Mermaids...and I just love all the myths and such. :)

    -Maddi

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  10. I read it and loved it (I was lucky enough to get an ARC) and I love to have finished copies :)

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  11. I read this book for review, loved it, want to read it again, and simply MUST have a finished copy! Thanks for the chance to win one. :-)

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  12. because I have been waiting a while for it to release.It sounds so good. I want to read it so bad.

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  13. I want to win this because I've been seeing so many reviews that loved it. Also I love and kind of story to do with the water.

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  14. I want to win because I've been dying to read it, and I know I won't be getting it anytime soon in my library, and I'm a teensy bit broke, so it would help me to win it :D

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Alyssa Susanna

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  15. Because I have heard how amazing it is. Everyone is raving over this book.

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  16. I would love to read it because I haven't read a book about mermaids yet, and it's cool that the YA paranormal genre is expanding to more than just silly sparkly vampires :)

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  17. Because it sounds freaking amazing and I've heard sooo many awesome things about it!!! :)

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  18. I've been reading lots about it and can't for Fierce Reads to be in my neighborhood next month.

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  19. Hi my grandaughter and i read the same books and i try to get us as many as i can to read. I am disabled and i try to keep her with reading material she is a big reader and we both saw this book and have been waiting to read so i thought i would try and win a copy. Thanks Joannie

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  20. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    Because I haven't read any books with mermaids and Of Poseidon has been getting awesome reviews, and it has a great trailer!

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  21. Been waiting for this to come out for a while! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I'm kind if in love with the whole "mermaid" thing right now. :) That's totally why!

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  23. Omg mermaids!! *cough*Merman*cough* There needs to be more underwater adventure YA books!! I cannot wait for my local bookstores to get this so I can go buy it~~~~

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  24. Ah! I <3 Toraf! He was one of my fave characters! :D

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  25. i want to win this book coz i love a mermaid story..pls pls enter me...

    thanks for the giveaway..success for you ^^

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  26. I abosutly LOVED the book and would love a finished copy of my own.

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  27. I want to win because I've never read a mermaid book. There are a few on my TBR list, but I've never gotten to them. Plus I like the cover a lot; it looks pretty.

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  28. I want to win it becuase I have a thing for mers and I haven't read it yet. Plus the name it mythic, who can resit that?

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  29. i have been wanting to get this book for so long, have it on fav on goodreads, even in a contest on the goodreads, i just love this book , mermaid books love them

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  30. This sounds amazing! I have yet to read about mermaids so I am super stoked! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway and hard work on the blog!
    wendynjason04 at gmail dot com

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  31. This has been on my TBR for ages, and I'm craving a really good mermaid book!

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  32. I want to win Of Poseidon because it sounds like an amazing story and because I haven't read a good mermaid book in a very long time. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  33. I want to win Of Poseidon b/c I know its based on The Little Mermaid, which was my favorite Grimm's fairytale and Disney movie when I was a little girl.

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  34. I've been hearing a lot of great things about the book, and I really want to join in on the fun! Plus, mermaids are awesome. And my online persona, a Selkie, is kinda like a mermaid :D

    thanks for this giveaway! <3

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