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Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy Monday

Happy Monday!

And why is it a happy day, despite being a Monday? Because it's the start of my Birthday Week!
Since I want my readers to be as happy this week as I will be, I'm kicking it off with a gorgeous giveaway. You're welcome.

If you've read my blog for any period of time, then you've most likely encountered my myth obsession. So when one of my favorite authors offers her new book, titled The Athena Effect, my interest was piqued.

And it's young adult. And a romance. AND the author is offering a copy of her new book to one of my readers. AND she's also giving away a stunning necklace inspired by the book.

Here's the book synopsis from GoodReads:
"Country girl Cal 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?"
Along with a copy of the book from Smashwords, Derrolyn Anderson is offering this beautiful necklace to one reader. 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.

To enter, leave a comment about…anything, really. Birthdays, books, Mondays, jewelry…whatever. 

Only one comment per person, please. I know, I'm totally bucking the trend by not allowing for 19 other ways to get more entries but I'm getting lazy in my old age.

Contest runs for one week. I'll announce the winner next Monday, Oct. 1. So get your entries in by then!

(And come back later this week when I give away a box of birthday awesomeness! Spoiler: there will be at least two kinds of chocolate inside.)


Jillybean said...

I'm so glad that you're not offering 19 different ways to enter, because I'm too lazy to enter 19 different ways.

I hope you are having a fabulous birthday week!!

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Christine said...

I hope you have a fantastic birthday week!
I'm a sucker for a clean romance story. ")

Jessica said...

Sounds intriguing and that necklace would go with just about anything! Hope you have an awesome birthday week. You know how to celebrate!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday! and that is one really pretty necklace.

Cherie Reich said...

Beautiful necklace! And the book sounds fantastic. I love how she has the blue and green eyes too. Very cool!

Mary said...

First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK!! If I lived closer I'd totally celebrate with you.
Since you are my one and only guide on baking, you might as well be my guide on books as well. Looks like an interesting read!

Kristie said...

Happy almost birthday to you!! Happy almost birthday to you!! Happy almost birthday dear Jess!! Happy almost birthday to you!!!! I hope it has been a fabulous week and that, come Saturday, you get to sleep in, eat lots of chocolate, and get spoiled rotten!!!!! Miss you my friend!!

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