Monday, January 7, 2013


So. I assume you’ve all had a chance to see the cover for the second installment of my Syrena Legacy series, OF TRITON, yes? If not, please do avert your eyes to its glory here:


I know. It’s hawt. You don’t have to tell me.

Here’s the blurb. Be excited.

In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, Emma 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 below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena 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?

So. I need your help.

My creative artistic abilities ended with kindergarten. However, I’ve seen just how creative my fans can be by the swag they make. Necklaces, nail polish, cookies, chocolate, rings, magnets. You guys are crazy talented.  So I was sorta kinda wondering if…

Would one of you design a bookmark for OF TRITON? Pwease?

Here’s what’s in it for the winner:

1.)    An ARC of OF TRITON.

2.)    A signed hardcover of OF POSEIDON.

3.)    The choice between a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card OR a 50 pg critique of your manuscript, plus a follow up phone call from me to discuss it.

4.)    I’ll pay to have your bookmark printed, and you will get a good supply of signed, printed copies. Each bookmark will include a credit to you as designer.

5.)    A signed poster of your bookmark.

Here are the rules:

1.)    You must be able to design the bookmark based solely on the cover image and the blurb. In other words, the cover must be used somehow in the bookmark, and the bookmark must capture the sense of the blurb somehow. Remember, draw the reader in. Make them curious about the book. Make them salivate for it. Make them…well, you know.

2.)    If you choose to use any other images, you must have legal rights to do so.

3.)    By entering, you give me permission to mass produce and mass distribute the bookmark you designed (if you win). This means your bookmark design could (and probably will) end up in countries all over the world. So by entering, you agree that’s kind of cool.

Here’s how you enter:

1.)    Design a bookmark.

2.)    Email the bookmark as an attachment to byannabanks (at) gmail (dot) com. Do it before January 31st. In subject line of the email, please put BOOKMARK CONTEST ENTRY.

The winner will be announced on February 4th, 2013.

Whataya say???