March 17, 2012

Giveaway Time!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Whether or not you're Irish (I claim roots to the Monaghan clan), it's fun to party in memory of our Irish-American ancestors who celebrated the holiday in memory of Christianity's arrival to Ireland. These days it seems to be more of an honor of magic and fun, good luck and pots of gold.

It's time for the Lucky Leprechuan Blog hop giveaway. You can find oodles more blogs giving away all kinds of prizes by visiting our sponsor. What's up for grabs at The Balanced Writer?


1.      One ebook copy of just released Young Adult paranormal, DEATH CHEATER.

Athena Gray lives vicariously through her sister because people in general avoid her. Whether it's strange things like dead butterflies fluttering to life, or the time she saved her dying grandpapa just by willing him to live, Athena knows that she is different. The only person who doesn't seem to think so is Dan, the most popular boy on Omega High School's baseball team. But even Dan can't understand the reason she acts haunted, until a spirit roaming the local historic burial mounds takes an interest in people Athena cares about.

2.      A $10 Amazon Gift Card via email.

 The winner will also receive a $10 Amazon gift card sent via email after responding to my verification contact announcing you as winner. 

You mean there's rules? Just a couple, so that I can contact the winner without having to hire a P.I. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator after all invalid entries are discounted. 

1. Follow this Blog. Please add yourself as a follower and enjoy weekly posts on writing, reviewing, food, exercise, favorites and other real life stuff.
2. Comment on this post. You must leave an email address so I can contact you

That's it. Really. Just comment if you're a follower, and if you're new, hop on board. If you missed the last post here at The Balanced Writer, you may want to check out that festive Lime Cream Pie recipe that was a hit at our house. Delicious and very Here-comes-summer!
Good luck!
~Danielle Thorne



Devony said...

First one/Lucky one right! I'm a GFC follower. Thanks for the chance! wilsondev(at)gmail(dot)com

Jana said...

I'm a GFC follower: Jana.

Jana Sparkles {at} yahoo {dot} com

Thanks for the chance to win!

- Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

Denise Z said...

Thank you for your generous participation in this lucky leprechaun hop. I have signed up to follow and look forward to the journey :)


Kara D. said...

GFC follower (Kara DiDomizio)

Thanks so much for the opportunity!


Janet W. said...

GFC Follower - Janet Watson

Jennifer Haile said...

I follow on GFC as JenniferH.

volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

miki said...

Happy St patrick's day

i'm a email follower


Olivia R said...

gfc olivia rubin

luv all books that i am being introduced to from this hop

Ricki said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
GFC - rickimc

Debbie said...

Thanks for giveaway.
bigpinelodge at gmail dot com

Amber Garcia said...

Awesome Giveaway!
GFC Amber Garcia

Anonymous said...

gfc-Tracie T, Happy St Patricks Day!

Rex Robot Reviews said...

Thanks for the opportunity! I just signed up via GFC :)

Stephanie said...

I am a GFC follower: Stephanie

thanks for the giveaway!


Catherine Lee said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Erin Go Bragh, and a mighty Irish blessing on you.

GFC Follower: Catherine

catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

shorevalerie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: Valerie Shore

shorevalerie (at) yahoo (dot) com


Nicole Zoltack said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! And thanks for the giveaway.

I'm a follower.

Gayle said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a blog follower.

Kali Skittles said...

Following via GFC Kali Skittles

dontkillkittens8 AT netscape DOT net

Thanks for the giveaway!!

mbreakfield said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
GFC follower

brookea_2006 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: brookea_2006

email: brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

Krystal Larson said...

GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18@GmailDOTcom Thank you!

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Danielle,
Happy St. Patrick's Day to ye.'
Your new book sounds fascination, someone with ESP, for sure. I wish you much success with it.

Angela Fristoe said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Death Cheater sounds really interesting!
GFC: angelafristoe

Christina Fiorelli said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I'm a GFC follower Christina Kit.

ccfioriole at gmail dot com

debbie said...

Thank you for the giveaway.
I am a gfc follower

Teressa Oliver said...

Follow on GFC as teressa oliver
teressaoliver at gmail dot com

Mary L Walling said...

I am all ready a follower and I love your post and your newsletter. New book sounds great.
Mary in Naples

Shannon said...

Thank you for participating and having a giveaway!

I'm a GFC follower - bas1chs
bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

Leigh Ann @ The (Mis)Adventures of a College Book Addict said...

GFC: Leigh Ann

AJ said...

I'm following! :D Love to get lost in the wonderful world of books! lol


ajkelton1 at gmail dot com

Sassy said...

gfc follower! thank you for such a great giveaway

sassysasha817 atgmail dotcom

Cassandra said...

Hey there, I really like your blog. I'm a new follower but I love that you have a mix of posts going on here. THanks for the giveaway!!

CassMartino AT gmail DOT com

marian said...

gfc follower


Kaerah said...
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Lauren Mackesy said...

Email subscriber: Lmackesy at gmail dot com

ame1184 said...

i follow gfc: alicia marie ezell
thanks for the giveaway!!
ame1184 at gmail dot com

Chrisbails said...

Follow via
This book sounds great and would love to win and read. Thanks for the giveaway.

Courtney Renee said...

gfc: Courtney Renee
courtnut1990 at yahoo dot com

Lioness said...

500th follower XD



cigam9 at gmail dot com

marybelle said...

I must check out the pie recipe.

GFC: Mary Preston


Crystal said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I'm a follower on GFC: Crystal.


Sophia Rose said...

Lime Cream Pie? That honestly sounds yummo to me.

Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.
GFC: Sophia Rose

susan1215 said...

follow via GFC susan1215
Thanks for the giveaway

s2s2 at comcast dot net

Jason Crooks said...

Happy St. Patricks Day and thank you for the giveaway!
Follow as Jason Crooks

Lexie@BookBug said...

GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Follow by GFC

Cathy M said...

Hope you had a fun day.

Gfc as Cathy m
Caity_mack@yahoo dot com

throuthehaze said...

I follow you via GFC (Throuthehaze)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

layen said...

New follower here!

GFC - layen
lincalc at gmail dot com

elin said...

Thank you for this giveaway!
GFC pinkflower
emilymeimei204 at yahoo dot com

BookStacksOnDeck said...

Great giveaway! Hope you had a fun St. Patrick's Day! :D
gfc: BookStacksOnDeck

Michelle @ Oh! For the Love of Books said...

GFC Michelle @ Oh! for the love of boks

wihockeycall said...

I am a new follower and looking forward to your emails/newsletter!

Melissa C


ruthhill74 said...

gfc follower (Ruth)

WulfLuva said...

GFC follower as oreo_93

oreo_93 hotmail dot com

Janet B said...

I love learning about other authors and how they make their writing successful. Thanks for the giveaway.


Christine said...

I'm a GFC follower (isabelli3619). Thanks for having the giveaway!
isabelli3619 {at} aol {dot} com

Donna said...

gfc follower donna
I also subscribe via email
Thank you for the giveaway chance

fastone3104 said...


Daniela said...

I follow by email.

AprilAlvey said...

Thank you for the chance im a follower April Alvey my email is

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I just became a follower on GFC my email address is 40denise (dot) taylor (at) gmail (dot) com

Judy said...

Thanks for your giveaway.

GFC follower-judy

Cricket said...

GFC Cricket
lilcrickit at gmail dot com

Thanks for the giveaway!

madnzanymomma said...

I'm a new GFC follower - Stephanie Atwood


Thanks for the giveaway.

latishajean said...

Thank you very much for the great giveaway!
Email subscriber

simplymerry said...

new here from the hop! follow now on gfc (simplymerry) and rss.
simplymerry at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC Darlene
darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Pamk said...

great giveaway. Follow via GFC Pamk
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carolwegs said...

i follow via gfc as carolwegs
carolwegs at gmail dot com

Candie L said...

I am following on GFC as Candie L. Thank you


June M. said...

Thank you for the giveaway.
GFC follower: June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Tiffany Drew said...

Thank you for the fantastic giveaway!!!

GFC follower Tiffany Drew

Kia89 said...

I follow via GFC.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I follow you via GFC - sweepingtheusa

sweepingtheusa at gmail dot com

Mysharona said...

gfc follower

1agordon at

clc408 said...

Following on gfc (clc408)

Thanks for the chance!

abfantom said...

I follow via GFC: abfantom fantom

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Michele said...

thanks for the giveaway

GFC Michele Luker

jmluker at winco dot net

holls said...

GFC holly wright. Thanks so much!!!

Hollybwright at comcastdotnet

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
I followed using Email Subscribe!


Jean P said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
GFC follower JeanP
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Sherlyn said...

Thanks for this giveaway!! I'm following you as Sherlyn on GFC and my email is gohsherlyn(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)sg :D

Pat Dale said...

Hi, Dani. Happy St. Pat's Day to you too. Bananced writer, eh? I may have to start my own Unbalanced writer. LOL
My email is: and I'm clicking on as a follower. Cheers, PD

kyl neusch said...


hope to win

Rebecca Graham said...

GFC follower: rhoneygtn

Thanks for the chance to win!

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

nylnestill said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Hillary said...

Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

GFC Hillary

Gwen LTP said...

Thanks!! GFC: Gwen LTP
ghtough (at) gmail (dot) com

crystalf said...

gfc follower! crystalf
crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

C ssm said...

GFC follower
c (underscore) ssm (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jess @ The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow said...

I love the cover of the book up for grabs : )
Thanks for the giveaway! I am participating in the hop as well (#127 ~ Fairday's Blog!) GFC name, Fairday Morrow. Have a great night : ) ~ Jess

Sara Kovach said...

GFC - Sara Kovach

Gaby said...

GFC as Gaby



donnas said...

Thanks for the chance!

GFC follower

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I'm a follower. Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic


latanya said...

gfc follower

dlatany at gmail dot com

FreakChiq said...

New GFC follower - FreakChiq
Thanks for the chance!


CrystalGB said...

Thanks for the great giveaway.
GFC Follower CrystalGB

Red Headed Bookworm said...

gfc red headed bookworm

hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Tamar said...

Tamar W is a GFC follower!

tamarsweeps at gmail [

Abby said...

GFC as Abby!

Thanks for this!

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I follow with emails.

~Enamored Soul~ said...

Thank you for your generosity, and for participating in this blog hop! :)

Name: Hira Hasnain
Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @inluvwithbookz
GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~

Stacy said...

Thanks for the giveaway, and Happy St Patrick's Day!

GFC as Stacy T

the imagine tree at aol dot com

Kimberly R. said...

Following via GFC as Kim Reid
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

desitheblonde said...

thanks for hop and then i love to rea am following

desi the blonde at msn dot com

BookAttict said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com
GFC: BookAttict

LeDerpyReader said...

Followed on GFC as Herp
puieread at yahoo dot com
Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

Juana said...

Thanks for the chance!

GFC follower = Juana Esparza


Beverly Stowe McClure said...

What a great giveaway. Love the cover of your book. I'm a follower. Beverly Stowe McClure


Linda Henderson said...

Thank you for the excellent giveaway.

GFC as seriousreader
Email subscriber

seriousreader at live dot com

Kim Pickett said...

Yay Thanks for the opportunity!
Kim Book Butterfly
bookbutterfly9 at gmail dot com

Shane R. said...


shanerus at gmail dot com

GFC: Shane R.

brendajean said...

Thanks for a fantastic giveaway! I hope you win something too:)

gfc brendajean

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michedt said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity.
Follow publicly via GFC, Michelle Tucker (the pic w/the frog)
michedt at yahoo . com

Thalia Anderson said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm following you on GFC as Thalia Anderson. (:

Sheila said...

GFC Follower: Sheila

ssdawn2002(AT) yahoo(DOT) com

Thanks for such a fabulous giveaway!!

hhkaufman78 said...

GFC hhkaufman78
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Jaime Lynn Lester said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

GFC- Jaime Lynn

Shannon Jaymesmom Gallagher said...

Thanks for the chance! Following on GFC as shannon gallagher (no capital letters)

jalyssa982003 at yahoo dot com

Chris said...

GFC follower, thanks so much for the chance

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Sasha W said...

New follower from the hop, following via GFC username swade. Thanks for the giveaway!!

swade05 at gmail dot com

Lana Bradstream said...

New follower via GFC.


Munnaza said...

THanks so much for this giveaway! I'd love to enter. Following on GFC as infalliblyyours or Munnaza.

Tiff Pull said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway.
GFC: tpulliam

pulliam_t at yahoo dot com

Krysykat said...

Thanks for the chance to win :)
GFC- Krysta Banco


sablelexi said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I'm a GFC follower as sablelexi.

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

Erica C. said...

I'm a GFC follower :) Thanks for the giveaway :)

Joy said...

I follow you on gfc - magic5905
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

slehan said...

GFC: slehan
slehan at juno dot com
Thanks for the contest.

Theresa N. said...

I'm a follower: theresan
The book sounds wonderful, please sign me up.
Theresa N

Kristin@BloodSweatandBooks said...

I'm a GFC follower

Thanks for hosting!

BloodSweatandBooks at

Meghan Page said...

I'm a gfc follower! Thanks for offering a great prize,

meghan_L_P at hotmail
dot com

Breanne said...

I follow via GFC

bmweida at yahoo dot com

amyd said...

follow by gfc

Atreau said...

GFC: Atreau.
ATREAU at GMAIL dotcom.

ladyt64 said...

GFC follower. ladyt64
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Tabathia said...

new gfc follower (tabathia)
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