Giveaway: "The Athena Effect" and Necklace!

As part of the blog tour for The Athena Effect, the author, Derrolyn Anderson is generously giving away 2 e-copies of the book, and a beaded necklace inspired by the book that she made herself!

Here's more about the book!

"The Athena Effect"
by Derrolyn Anderson

Summary from  

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?

You may know about Derrolyn from the popular Marina's Tales series!

Derrolyn is generously sponsoring two different giveaways here at In the Hammock Blog.

The first giveaway is US/CAN only and includes an e-copy of the book and a beaded necklace made by Derrolyn.

The second giveaway is INTERNATIONAL is for the ebook only.

Here's a little more info about this beautiful necklace inspired by the book! Derrolyn says: "I’ve made some jewelry inspired by my main character Caledonia’s ability to see auras – colorful emotions made visible." 

The Athena Effect Necklace:

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.


The author has generously provided 2 copies of "The Athena Effect" and a necklace for a lucky follower of my blog!
All you have to do is follow my blog publicly and fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Please follow publicly or I can't tell that you are following :)
  • 1st contest: US and Canada only, 2nd contest: International
  • Must be a follower to enter
  • Book codes and necklace will be mailed out by the author
  • Must be 18 or over 
  • Ends Fri Oct 5
Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!
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  1. Uh,. I think I had seen the Between the Land and See book before. But hadn't heard of the Athena Effect!

    Nice giveaway :D

  2. Thanks for the giveaway. I like to see the girl rushing in to save the day :)

  3. Thanks for the great post and giveaway! This book sounds awesome :)

  4. This book sounds good. Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. This book sounds so good! I love it when the female lead is the heroine! Usually, the guy is always saving the girl! Plus, everyone loves a bad boy and I can see these two falling for each other really hard. It's kinda cute that they both are called Cal. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, and the necklace is beautiful :)

  6. This sounds like a very interesting read and I would love to read it. The excerpt has got me hooked and I want to read more.

  7. I'm hoping one comment will do for both contests. This sounds great. Cal and Cal. I'm thinking Greek Goddess of Battle and Wisdom wasn't that Athena? I'm not sure. But this sounds like a great novel! Boy is she pretty. And she rescues him? I LOVE that!


  8. Thanks, everyone! Heather, yes one comment for both contests is fine! Good luck, everyone!

  9. This book looks so good! I have been following your blog forever but I am a new email subscriber so I'm sure I'll be around more often now :)

  10. I would love to read your book!

  11. Sounds intriguing and the cover is captivating.

  12. I love that necklace its so cute :D plus can never resist a chance at free books ;)

  13. This book sounds awesome.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  14. This book looks so good! The necklace is beautiful. I love all the colors!

  15. The book looks great! I like how the heroine is a really strong character. There need to be lots of those. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  16. i like it. you think that they are going to be two very different worlds apart but i bet they have more in common than just a name

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  17. I want to read this even if I don't win! It's going on my to be read list!!


Thanks so much for your lovely comments!