Ebook and Necklace Giveaway!

Author Derrolyn Anderson is offering a giveaway of her new book, The Athena Effect, in an ebook format for our readers and also a necklace that she made herself (she's a beader as well as an author)!

Summary for The Athena Effect:
Country girl Cali has been kept a secret her entire life, raised in isolation by two very troubled people. Despite her parent’s disturbing fits, Cal is perfectly content, living at one with the nature that surrounds her, and finding adventure inside the pages of her beloved books. When an awful tragedy tears her away from her remote cabin in the woods, nothing she’s ever read has prepared her for a world that she knows very little about.

Girls and motorcycles are what bad-boy Cal’s life is all about. Brought up in a raucous party house by his biker brother, he’s free to do as he pleases, going through the motions on his final days of high school. Aimless, Cal stopped thinking about his future a long time ago.

Attacked by a gang of thugs while running an errand for his brother, Cal is in serious trouble until a fierce girl appears out of nowhere to intervene. She chases off three grown men, sparing Cal a brutal beating before disappearing into the night like a spirit. He can’t stop thinking about his mysterious rescuer, and when she turns out to be the weird new girl at school who goes out of her way to avoid him, he can’t contain his curiosity.

He’s never met anyone like her before, and the more he learns about the unusual girl who shares his nickname, the more he wants to know. Cal can’t help falling for Cal, but can he keep her from falling victim to a dangerous enemy from her parent’s tragic past?

About the Necklace:
This necklace is inspired by The Athena Effect's main character Caledonia’s ability to see auras – colorful emotions made visible. Approximately 18’’ with a toggle closure, the necklace is a rainbow of gemstone chips, including : Citrine, Peridot, Green Adventurine, Malachite, Amazonite, Magnesite, Turquoise, Lapis, Howlite, Amethyst, Coral, Jasper. and Amber.

Giveaway Rules:
  1. The e-book giveaway is open internationally.
  2. The necklace giveaway is open to the US and Canada.
  3. You do not have to follow us to enter.
  4. You may enter to win both the e-book and necklace.
  5. There will be two winners for the e-book and two winners for the necklace.
  6. Winners will be notified via email (look for an email from iwouldratherbereading@gmail.com) and you have 72 hours to respond and claim your prize.     
Interested?  Here's how to enter:
Leave a comment with your email address, and if you're interested in the ebook, necklace, or both.   
Remember that the necklace giveaway is open to US/Canada only, but the ebook giveaway is open internationally.  Winners will be chosen randomly in one week (on 12/21/12).  



  1. Oh my gosh, I would love to enter both contests for the ebook and for the necklace. The gal on the front of the book is absolutely beautiful and the colors of the gemstones in the necklace are so pretty and cleverly put together. Crossing my fingers! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Connie Fischer

  2. Would love to be entered for both. Love how the girl on the cover has 1 blue eye and 1 green eye, like Yuna from Final Fantasy X.

    bookaholicholly at gmail.com

  3. I have already read the book, but I would love to be entered in for the necklace. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  4. Love it!!! I'd be interested in both!!!

  5. Wow! Those both sound like great prizes! Sign me up!!


  6. Fantastic.. Thanks for sharing, seems like an interesting great read :)

    Thanks for sharing the info on the book and the giveaway

    Happy Holidays

  7. I like both!! Thanks :)

  8. It would be awesome to win both :D Thanks!! lyk.pham@gmail.com

  9. Wow.. I would love to be entered for both prizes. The necklace is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the awesome chance to win these. Happy holidays,


  10. My e-reader is broken :( but I'd love to be entered for the necklace!


  11. Oops oops oops. that's aircdrewood(at)GMAIL(dot)com :P

  12. Thank you for offering this great contest! I am interested in both the necklace and the book.


  13. Im interested in both!those are great prizes


  14. I look forward to be able to read such an exciting book please enter me for the free ebook and also the necklace under cassiemail@localnet.com. Good luck and good publishing!!!

  15. I'm interested in both.



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