Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (56)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

This week I'm waiting on:

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Publication date: May 22, 2012

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.

Why I want it: Debut author. Two narrators. Mermaids, which I have yet to read but really want to. And I have a feeling it'll have mythology intertwined somehow because of the title.

Embers and Echoes (Wildefire #2) by
Karsten Knight
Publication date: August 28, 2012


Ashline Wilde is about to discover that when you’re the reincarnation of a Polynesian volcano goddess, “new beginnings” are just a myth.

Leaving the fiery ruins of her sophomore year behind her, Ash travels to the sizzling beaches of Miami, hot on the trail of the little sister she’s only seen in visions. But her happy family reunion isn’t all palm trees and paradise. A cult of evil gods-on-earth, known as the Four Seasons, has kidnapped her sister to use in its terrifying new religion. Soon, the streets of Miami erupt in chaos and violence... and Ash gets caught right in the tropical crossfire

Ash isn’t without help, however. Unexpected romance arrives in the form of Wes, an Aztec god of night with his own vendetta against the Four Seasons. As memories of Ash’s previous life begin to flicker into her dreams, the boundaries between ally and enemy, life and death, and love and hate all bleed together. And when a mysterious trickster from her past reappears to derail her new quest, Ash must choose between the echoes of a once-forgotten yesterday and the embers of an uncertain future.

Because when old flames return from the dead, even a volcano goddess can get burned.

Why I want it: I really enjoy how kick-ass Ashline is as a character and can't wait to read more about her. Also, that cliff-hanger ending in Wildefire!!

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?


  1. Of Poseidon has been on my radar for quite some time. And I agree, there has got to be some mythology reference in there somewhere!

    I won't read the synopsis for Embers and Echoes cause I haven't read Wildefire yet (I will soon!) But that cover has me definitely interested!

    Great picks this week and thanks for visiting My WoW

  2. I've heard ALL about the top one, but never heard of the bottom one. Excellent post!

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  3. I've heard about Of Poseideon, I think one of my friends gave it a low rating... but who knows? I'll check it out!

    Thanks for stopping by!


  4. Great picks! I want to read Poseidon too, it sounds like it could be good.

  5. I thought Wildefire was okay so I'm curious to find out whether I'll like Embers and Echoes better.

  6. Oh nice! I couldn't get into this series myself, but I do like that cover!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

  7. I have not read any mermaid novels before but I have heard some good things about Of Poseidon.

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  8. I also haven't read a "mermaid" book and therefore that's one of the reasons I'm eagerly anticipating Of Poseidon. It's my WOW pick too. :)

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday :)

    Lauren @ Slaying Books

  9. Of Poseidon sounds very interesting, especially with a male perspective in a merperson type role, I love the cover to Embers & Echoes and when I get to reading Wildefire I will most definitely be looking to pick it up =) Great picks!
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  10. MERMAIDS ! MERMAIDS ! MERMAIDS! Plus dual POV = me very excited :)

    Thanks for visiting

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  11. New follower, I'm excited for both of these books especially Of Poseidon, great picks, my WOW