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Welcome to the Blog Tour stop for book two of Anna Banks’ Of Poseidon series, Of Triton!

Anna has presented The Cozy Reader readers with a guest post about her cover to Of Triton.

COVER LOVE—OR NOT by Anna Banks

When I first received an image for the cover of OF POSEIDON, I squealed. (I know that sounds cliché, and my first instinct was to make farting noises with my armpits, but I was in the post office and they tend to frown on that kind of enthusiasm). Anyhow, I was instantly in love.

When my editor emailed me the first draft of the cover for OF TRITON—not so much.

FIRST OF TRITON COVER
It wasn’t horrible, mind you, but it wasn’t Well, it wasn’t…Armpit fart material, you know? I tried to love it. I did. But I felt that it just wasn’t as magical as the cover for OF POSEIDON. And what’s worse, I had to email my editor and tell her that.

Not because I’m in charge of the cover; I’m not. Not because I even have a say in the cover; I don’t. Not really, anyway. Sure, the publisher wants the author to like their own book cover, but it’s not absolutely required that they love it. Or even like it. Kind of like how a bride picks out her bridesmaids’ dresses and hope for the best, but after all, it is her wedding…

So imagine my total relief, and giddiness, and urge to produce glorious armpit farts, when my editor emailed me back and told me that they’re changing the cover. They’re hiring models (models!) to do an underwater shoot (a freaking underwater shoot!) and that they are also using some of the images to create the cover for OF NEPTUNE.

Whew. That was a close one. AmIright? Which do you like better?

 

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Cozy Reader prefers the revised edition. I think it fits better with the first book of the series and just has a nicer feel to it.

Connect with Anna

Anna Banks will be on tour in June as part of the Fierce Reads Tour. Get all the info/dates: https://www.facebook.com/FierceReads/events

Of Triton is featured in our Spring 2013 Fierce Reads Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/w-F_U3TtW24

Pre-order Of Triton  and Anna Banks will send you bonus content! Details: http://byannabanks.blogspot.com/2013/04/of-triton-pre-order-bonus-content.html

Follow Anna Banks on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ByAnnaBanks

Become a fan of Fierce Reads on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/FierceReads

Of Triton Blog Tour Schedule

Monday 5/13 Bewitched Bookworms

Tuesday 5/14 Ex Libris

Wednesday 5/15 The Book Cellar

Thursday 5/16 Two Chicks on Books

Friday 5/17 Icey Books

Monday 5/20 Tales of a Ravenous Reader

Tuesday 5/21 The Cozy Reader

Wednesday 5/22 Mermaid Visions

Thursday 5/23 MacTeenBooks

Friday 5/24 Carina’s Books

Giveaway

Macmillan Children’s Publishing is offering one reader the chance to win a paperback copy of OF POSEIDON  a hardcover of OF TRITON and an OF POSEIDON bookmark! Simply use the below Rafflecopter widget to enter.

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Just a few hours ago I received an email from Ksenia Winnicki, Digital Marketing Associate of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, informing me that my blog would be included in a page dedicated to bloggers who reviewed and featured Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, in the paperback edition releasing May 7th,2013.

I couldn’t be any more happier. Recognition is an amazing feeling.

You’ll find The Cozy Reader in the left-hand spire!

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1 of the 52 Reasons to Love Jessica Brody and Her Books….

Jessica’s first boyfriend’s name was Nick; he asked her to be his valentine in 5th grade.

For 51 other reasons, visit The Book Muncher (August 1st), Blook Girl (August 3rd) and YA Librarian Tales (August 4th), and stay tuned for more!

52 Reasons to Hate My Father

52 Reasons to Hate My Father

Farrar, Straus & Giroux | July 3, 2012 | 352 pages

Summary (Goodreads)

Being America’s favorite heiress is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.

Lexington Larrabee has never to work a day in her life. After all, she’s the heiress to the multi-billion-dollar Larrabee Media empire. And heiresses are not supposed to work. But then again, they’re not supposed to crash brand new Mercedes convertibles into convenience stores on Sunset Blvd either.

Which is why, on Lexi’s eighteen birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund. But if there’s anything worse than working as a maid, a dishwasher, and a fast-food restaurant employee, it’s dealing with Luke, the arrogant, albeit moderately attractive, college intern her father has assigned to keep tabs on her.

In a hilarious “comedy of heiress” about family, forgiveness, good intentions, and best of all, second chances, Lexi learns that love can be unconditional, money can be immaterial, and, regardless of age, everyone needs a little saving. And although she might have 52 reasons to hate her father, she only needs one reason to love him.

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Visit Jessica’s website for more information on 52 Reasons to Hate My Father.

Giveaway

I am happy to have the honor to offer 3 copies of 52 Reasons To Hate My Father to my readers!

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Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Henry Holt and Co. (June 5, 2012) | 368 pages

$10.79 (Amazon, Hardcover) $9.99 (Kindle)

First 5 Chapters are FREE on Kindle.

Procurement

eARC from Henry Holt and Co (Macmillian Chilren’s) via NetGalley.

My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 5

Writing: 5

Originality: 5

Characters: 5

Romance: 5

Overall: 30/30! Fantasical Fantasy!

Title/Cover Bonus: 4

Overall

A fantastical fantasy world evolving around two teens with amazing skills and an attraction that can’t be beat or manipulated even by the strongest of the strong.

Continue reading…


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