Monday, November 12, 2012

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Athena Effect

The Larks would like to welcome Derrolyn Anderson to the Nest today. We are excited to spotlight her newest novel, The Athena Effect. Be sure to check out the giveaway details at the end of this post. Be sure to also stop back by on Thursday, November 22 to check out Andrea's review of The Athena Effect.

About The Book

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 Author

Derrolyn Anderson is a visual artist and writer of fiction. The creator of the four part "Marina's Tales" series and the YA romance, "The Athena Effect", she's currently hard at work on her next book, "The Mackenzie Legacy".

We have two giveaways. The first giveaway is open to US & CA residents only. The second giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY. 

Both giveaway runs from November 12-19. The winners will be contacted via email on November 20.

Giveaway #1: US & CA ONLY

One lucky winner will receive an eBook copy of The Athena Effect AND a gorgeous handmade necklace created by the talented author, Derrolyn Anderson. The necklace is inspired by the main character in the novel; it is approximately 19’’ 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 #1: International

One lucky international winner will receive an eBook copy of The Athena Effect.


  1. I think the necklace is beautiful and it's me in a nutshell: Bright and colorful! However, I'm really excited about the nook. It seems like a good read because I'm hoping it'll deal with Greek myths.

  2. THE ATHENA EFFECT does look very interesting - country girl, bad boy.

  3. I love the idea of this book, I really want to read about the main character going through the culture shock of dealing with the real world plus her unusual past :).

  4. I would want to win because I loved the expert on the book :)


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