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September 5, 2012

Giveaway Time!




It's time for another giveaway, and this month we're hopping along with the Reading Clean Giveaway Hop sponsored by Clean Teen Fiction, One Librarian's Book Reviews and I Am a Reader, Not a Writer. This contest starts tomorrow, Thursday, September 6th.


This month I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner and an ebook of choice from my collection. All of my books are clean reads and fun, romantic adventures. Romance can be wonderful and fulfilling, yes, even a sweet romance! 

Teens need good books to read. Evolving from childhood into adulthood, they still crave fantasy and adventure and need to believe there are such things as Happily Ever After. Not every book has to be a coming of age epic, and teens need heroes and heroines that make good choices and can be positive role models. I believe that the reason the Young Adult genre is so popular with adults these days, is we are all still looking for the magic of childhood we lost when the Christmas bells stopped ringing and reality lost some of its charm. 


Win $25 from Amazon and an ebook from my collection.

Ready to play? Here's the rules:

Follow this blog.
Leave a comment for this post.

You must include your contact information. Entries without contact details are disqualified, simply because I can't find you!




Check out my books at www.daniellethorne.com

120 comments:

javalotta said...

Great post! I couldn't agree more! I haven't been a teen for longer than I care to admit but YA is still my favorite genre! Thanks for having this giveaway!:(

Cassandra! :D said...

Hi, I'm a follower, via GFC (Cassandra :D)
My name is Cassie
Likestohitpeople@gmail.com

Kitty said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
I follow by GFC (Kitty)
csunshine17lovesbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

M.C. said...

I'd love to have a copy of your poetry collection :)

Follower: M.C.
Email: bedsidelight at gmail . com

Red Headed Bookworm said...

GFC Heather @ Redheaded Bookworm
Thanks for the awesome prize!
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Christina Kit. said...

Thank you!!

GFC Christina Kit.

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Imel Cullen said...

thanks for great giveaway

followed by GFC (Imel Cullen)
email : caramellicious03(at)gmail(dot)com

Terri Matlock said...

Thanks for being part of the hop and the giveaway! :)

GFC Terri Matlock
Oklahomamommy0306 @ Gmail.com

Texas Book Lover said...

I still read a ton of YA and it has been years since I was a teenager!

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

GFC: Texas Book Lover

mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

Jessica Brainerd said...

Great post - I'm hooked on YA novels

Follow via GFC: Jessy B

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Amy W. said...

GFC follower. Thanks for offering this giveaway. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Veronika said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
GFC: Veronika
verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

Taffy said...

It is hard to find good, clean YA books. I'm always on the look out!
Thanks for the giveaway!
I'm a follower: Taffy


taffy(dot)lovell@gmail.com

Erika said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I follow your blog on GFC as Erika.
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crystaley73 said...

Thanks for the great giveaway I agree I am not a YA but love the genre
GFC crystaley73
Email crystaley73 at yahh dot com

Aimee Brown said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for participating in this hop. I follow through GFC as Aimee. brandonaimee at gmail dot com

Jesse Kimmel-Freeman said...

GFC Martian Girl
Thanks for the giveaway
Jesse
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Chrisbails said...

What a great giveaway. I am a follower:GFC-Chrisbails. What a great hop. I agree even teens and young adults need clean books to read. Thanks for the giveaway.
Christinebails@yahoo.com

Cricket said...

Great giveaway!
GFC Cricket
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Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC Jennifer Messerschmidt

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Gayle said...

I so appreciate authors who write clean, entertaining, enjoyable books! Thank you!
I'm a GFC follower
bgh(at)byu(dot)net

Simona said...

Thank your for the giveaways! <3
GFC : Simona
Email : whysochill@yahoo.com

Romi said...

This is a great giveaway! Thank you!

GFC follower: Romi Foster
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Mariee said...

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Jennifer Hoyt said...

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GFC: Jennifer Hoyt

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Miranda Ward said...

GFC follower ~ Miranda Ward


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Rebecca said...

Always looking for good, clean books! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm an email follower:
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Aly said...

Thank you for making it international
GFC: Alina
email: alinutza4u2004@yahoo.co.uk

Beth Gallinger said...

Great post and great giveaway!
I'm following via GFC.
Hopefully you can get to my email through the Google Account I signed in on for this comment. I'm not a fan of posting my email address for all of the internet to see. :s

Danielle B! said...

Thanking for the wonderful giveaway! :) I follow via GFC as Danielle B!

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Isa said...

Thank you for the giveaway. :)
GFC: Isa
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Lari said...

GFC: Larissa ferreira
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donnas said...

Thanks for the chance!

GFC follower donnas

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Catie @ Movies in my Head said...

Following via GFC (Catie Taylor)
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Thanks for the giveaway!!

Colleen Boudreau said...

GFC: Collifornia
Email: holliister at gmail dot com

Krystal Larson said...

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Jessie said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

GFC: Jessie
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Pamk said...

Great contest and I follow via GFC as Pamk
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The Sisters said...

GFC follower Ben
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Silent Poet said...

I follow on GFC as Rachael Henzman. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachael Henzman
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Misha said...

GFC: Misha
MostlyMisha[at]gmail[dot]com
Thank you for the chance to win!

oloore said...

Thank you for great giveaway!
GFC:Oksana Melnyk
oloore (at) gmail (dot) com

Jennifer Haile said...

GFC Follower: JenniferH

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hhkaufman78 said...

GFC hhkaufman78

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layen said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC - layen

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Kristia said...

Thank you for the international giveaway :)
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Sofia said...

I follow this blog via gfc (sofia).
My mail is ale84.vercelli at hotmail dot it

ronnkelly3 said...

Thank you for the chance to win..

GFC Follower/ ronnkelly3

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Abby said...

GFC as Abby

This is very cool. Thanks for the generous giveaway

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the_bosix said...

I`m a follower through GFC under the_bosix
e-mail: maijasteinbrika AT gmil DOT com

Robert Pyszk said...

I am a gfc follower. happyskunky at yahoo dot com

oriana said...

thanks for making this international!!
gfc follower: oriana
orianofla@gmail.com

Margay said...

I think you are so right about why adults read YA books - that might be why I like them myself so much.

Margay1122ATaolDOTcom

TammyAnn said...

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susan1215 said...

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Wendy said...

Great giveaway! Thank you so much!
wendyrailey@yahoo.com
GFC - Wendy

Emily said...

I follow via GFC and would love to win! :)

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Becca Acker said...

I follow GFC. Thanks for the cool giveaway. Amazon cards are fun! :)

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Christy Maurer said...

I follow you on GFC as Christy Maurer. Thanks for the giveaway!

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BookAttict said...

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GFC: BookAttict

marybelle said...

There are so many amazing YA books around. A fabulous giveaway thank you.

GFC: Mary Preston

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Jes said...

Follow via GFC. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jes
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Kristall said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC: paula
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sweety said...

Thanks for the international giveaway!!

GFC name - sweety

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hotairballonsandpages said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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Thanks!!! :D

Leocadia said...

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Reading mind said...

Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!!!

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Sharmaine Chan said...

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Lolawid said...

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mamabunny13 said...

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Mayya said...

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Iliryss said...

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Jen said...

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wwe11 said...

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Bluerose said...

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laceyblossom said...

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Lacey
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latishajean said...

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Julie! said...

GFC: Julie! :D

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Cheryl said...

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Susan OBryant said...

Wow! Thank you for the very generous giveaway. :)

GFC: Susan OBryant
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Mrs. Brown said...

I'm following your blog!

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Cohlina said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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ThePixieSprinkles said...

Following you via GFC as ThePixieSprinkles

pixiesprinkles@hotmail.com

Thank you for the chance to win! =)

Caitlin Rahm said...

Thank you for the giveaway!!
GFC follower: Caitlin Rahm

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Cordelia Fitzgerald said...

I agree with the need.for clean teen fiction!
Gfc: Cordelia Fitzgerald
email: cordfitz@gmail.com

Anme said...

I agree, I also think that sometimes writers feel more free to write about oddball situations and worlds than they might for the adult market.


Thank you for the giveaway!
I am a GFC follower as mel brock
melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

Lexi said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
GFC: Lexi Edwards

lexiboo202(at)gmail(dot)com

Joy said...

I follow on gfc-magic5905
Thanks for the giveaway.
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Linda Kish said...

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Tressa said...

Fabulous giveaway! Thanks!
GFC-Tressa
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Dovile said...

Thank you for the chance!

GFC follower - Dovile
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miki said...

Thank you a lot for the international giveaway

i'm an email subcriber

isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

Martina Koleva said...

Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!

GFC: Marti@SBBCreviews
email: bymyself.g AT gmail DOT com

Mona said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
GFC(MonaG)

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Tiffany Drew said...

Thank you so much for taking part in the hop and for this awesome giveaway!

GFC follower Tiffany Drew

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Liese2 said...

GFC follower as Lisa Walker.
Thanks so much for the chance!
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debbie curto said...

would love to win!
Debbie Curto
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e. said...

I follow via GFC

email -- livingoffproceeds@gmail.com

Debra Brown said...

Slim odds to win, but please enter me. I'm looking forward to reading Josette!

kescah@comcast.net

Stephanie said...

Thanks!!
GFC: Stephanie

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Rhonda D said...

I follow by
email - slinkydennis@yahoo.com
GFC - slinkydennis
twitter - rhondadennis
facebook - Rhonda Dennis
Thanks so much for participating. I am trying to find some nppld for my 14 year old daughter to get her interested in reading.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I don't write it, but I do love to read a good YA book. :-)

Sarah E. Cruz said...

Thanks for the Giveaway!
GFC; Sarah E. Cruz

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Holly Letson said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

GFC: Holly Letson

bookaholicholly @ gmail .com

Mia J. said...

Thank you for the great giveaway.

GFC - mia

mia at jacobsracing dot com

Maria Hoagland said...

I love the cover with the hands and the blue butterfly! Beautiful (if not off topic). Anyway, thanks for entering me into the giveaway.
mariahoagland (at)gmail (dot) com.

Dinda_SI said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC : Dinda_SI
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Books Are Sanity!!! said...

What a great giveaway, thank you! I would love to read one of your books! It seems like good, clean books are hard to find these days, so thank you for writing some :^)

GFC: Books Are Sanity!!!
booksaresanity at yahoo dot com

Hannah said...

I honestly haven't heard of your books before but I'll have to look into them. Always up for a clean read!
GFC-Inky
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June M. said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!!!
GFC follower: June M.
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Darlene said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC Darlene
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Juana said...

Thanks for being a part of this FUN blog hop!

GFC follower = Juana Esparza

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Gisele said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!
GFC: Gisele Alvarado

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Daniel M said...

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Kaci Verdun said...

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GFC: Kaci Verdun
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ruthhill74 said...

gfc follower (Ruth)
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Teresa Thompson said...

GFC-Teresa Thompson
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Danielle Williams said...

Wow awesome giveaway! thank you so much!

Danielle Williams
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Steph said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC Follower: Stephanie

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sweety white said...

Hi, I'm a follower, via GFC (sweety white)
My name is stephani
sweety.white@ymail.com