August 8, 2012

Young Adult Book and $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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She's always suspected she could somehow cheat death, but Athena Gray has never fully understood why, until now. 

Greetings! Welcome to the Young Adult Book and $25 Amazon gift card giveaway. This week's giveaway winner will receive a copy of my latest ebook, DEATH CHEATER, plus $25 to spend at Amazon whenever and however they choose.

DEATH CHEATER is a young adult paranormal featuring Athena Gray and one determined dark spirit she wants to get out of her life.

 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 grandpa 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. 


To win a copy of DEATH CHEATER and a $25 Amazon gift card, you must 1) follow this blog 
and 2) leave a comment on this post that includes your contact information. 

Contest ends 8/14 after midnight, EST. Winner will be drawn through random number generator and contacted via email. One entry per person. Comment/Entries with no contact information will be disqualified.

Excerpt from DEATH CHEATER:

A low rumble echoed around me, and the tall, dark trees went still. Not even a leaf stirred. My heart hummed, and a tingle of apprehension made my palms damp. A snarl came from the shadow of a tangled thorn bush, and soft, padding footsteps shuffled in the late afternoon gloom. My breathing went ragged with fear. Maybe it was a raccoon or an angry squirrel.


Whipping around, I stared hard into the murk. A voice. It sounded gentle, but at the same time it sent chills down my arms. I glanced up through the hooded canopy of tree branches and tried to see heaven.


There was a growl, and the terror I'd been holding at bay zipped up my spine into my skull. I was sure my long hair stood on end, like when kids touched the electrostatic generator at the science museum.

Something was coming for me, and it wasn't something from the woods. It'd been following me all day. Maybe even my entire life.

Best of luck, and please, share the news with your friends!

Stay Balanced!
~Danielle Thorne


Gail Pallotta said...

Wow! I loved that suspenseful excerpt. It put me right in the forest along with Athena. Congratulations! .
I enjoyed Turtle Soup and am now reading By Heart and Compass. This sounds like another great Danielle Thorne book.

Jewel's Gems said...

Sounds like an awesome story! If you need a review, send me the PDF:-)

Rhonda D said...

Wow what a compelling story line. It's definitely a new one for me. Thank you so much for sharing and for the awesome giveaway. I can't wait to read this and see how she cheated death.
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Christine Jensen said...

Sounds like a great book! thanks for the chance to win a copy and amazon gift card :)

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latanya said...

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Margay said...

I follow by email - does that count? Love the cover of that book!


Gayle said...

I'm a follower - thanks for the giveaway! The summary for your book sounds very intriguing!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Sounds great! I added it to my Goodreads pile!

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Diannosaurreads said...

I'm a GFC follower! Love the cover !

Lioness said...


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The cover is so pretty :O

crystaley73 said...

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Veronika said...

Awesome giveaway! If it's international (I can use an eGC from Amazon) please count me in!
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Krystal Larson said...

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Oh! Paper Pages said...

Death Cheater sounds fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Ronyka7 said...

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Great giveaway:)

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crysb0503 said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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April Alvey said...

Wow this book sounds so awesome i really want to read it. I Am A Gfc Memeber April Alvey. My Email Is

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starryblue said...

What an amazing book. I really like the plot.

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marybelle said...

DEATH CHEATER does look very interesting.

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CrystalGB said...

Sounds good. I like the cover. Thanks for the great giveaway.
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Bookie Bee said...
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Bookie Bee said...

Wow. That excerpt sure was spooky. Absolutely love the writing style. I want to know more about Athena...whether what makes her different is "good" or "bad"....

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Maria pronounced Mariah said...

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fourheadjen said...

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javalotta said...

Wow, this sounds wonderful! I can't wait to read this now.:) Great post and thanks for the giveaway. I follow you via email under

May Water said...

Good luck with your latest release!
love, may

May Water said...

Elle Strauss said...

thanks for a great contest

lastnerve said...

Woah! This looks like an incredible book. Forget YA, I'd push my daughter out of the way to get this book. lol Very suspenseful excerpt, love it. Thanks for the blog post today. Love your stuff Danielle.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book!


Jessica said...

This looks like a killer book. I can't wait to see what happens.

Thank you for the giveaway!
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Sophia Rose said...

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Terri Matlock said...

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samandlysander said...

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Minnie Medina said...
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Minnie Medina said...

LOOOOOVE The excerpt!! Sounds like ans awesome book. I'll add it to my TBR :)

Emily said...

Sounds interesting! Would love to win this!

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Michele said...

This is the first I've heard about Death Cheater - can't wait to read it!
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Aimee said...

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Andrea Diaz said...

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lenabelle said...

Can you say "intrigued!" Very good excerpt. Got me interested fast!

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Vidisha said...

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Charlie Courtland said...

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Tiffany Drew said...

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Daizymoon said...

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Daisy Richeson said...

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Lauren M. said...

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Colleen Boudreau said...

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BookAttict said...

Death Cheater sounds like a fantastic read. Thanks for the amazing excerpt & giveaway!

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Georgette C said...

Great sounding book here! I have not heard of it, but it's definitely on my TBR list.
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Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer Haile said...

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Stephanie said...

GFC: Stephanie


Jaime Lester said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Death Cheater sounds great and I love the cover. The blue of the butterfly is so vivid, it definitely will draw plenty of attention.
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Steph said...

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Tsalagi_Writer said...

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Stephanie Huff said...

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Tracy said...

That excerpt definitely grabbed my attention. Death Cheater sounds like an excellent read. Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy.
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lbraley said...

i followed gfc linda foster, my email is
this book sounds awesome and I would totally love the gift cards, already know what I would get :) thanks for the giveaway!!!!

Ems said...

I really enjoyed that excerpt!

Thanks for the chance to win your book plus the Amazon GC. Very generous!


Joy said...

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Jennifer said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Shelby Swing said...

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Mel Bourn said...

Thanks for the excerpt! I like getting hooked on a new author.
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Katie Amanda said...

I follow GFC as Katie Amanda.


Thanks for offering!

Danielle B! said...

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Jody said...

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Thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

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Thanks for participating in this hop!

Thalia Anderson said...

Thank you so much! (:

Lona said...

Great excerpt and I love the cover. Book sounds fantastic, cant wait to read it. Thx for giveaway.

Kim Reid said...

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alicia marie said...

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Jane Speare said...

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Book Sp(l)ot said...

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Leah said...

Love the cover. And I like the premise of this book. :)

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L McMaken said...

Cold chills!!! Wooo, gotta read this one - with the lights on.

Anonymous said...

Sounds really interesting and I really love the cover!

Thanks for doing this giveaway!
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Gabbie said...

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Sheila said...

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Sarah Rooney said...

I love that the description of the book is relatively vague for this book. I love to be surprised, and I think I'll give this book the opportunity to surprise me. Thanks for the giveaway!

mamabunny13 said...

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Lisa (Lost in Literature) said...

This sounds awesome! And I just LOVE the cover!!

Thanks for such a great giveaway!!

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Denyse Cohen said...

Your book sounds amazing. Cool cover, too. Thanks for giveaway.
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SiNn said...

ive wanted to read this book for a while now its on my wish list ty for the chance

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Chi Kittie said...

Thank you for the giveaway. The books sounds fun.

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Denise Z said...

Thank you so much for your generous participation in this fun. I would love to read Death Cheater :)

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Juana said...

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Marlene Breakfield said...

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