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Danielle Thorne Dame Larimar

Death Cheater

Young Adult Paranormal

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.

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Danielle Thorne freelanced for online and print magazines from 1998 through 2001, adding reviewing and editing to her resume. She has published poetry, short fiction and novels. Danielle is the author of sweet romantic adventure books, both historical and contemporary. Other work has appeared with Espresso Fiction, Every Day Fiction, Arts and Prose Magazine, Mississippi Crow, The Nantahala Review, StorySouth, Bookideas, The Mid-West Review, and more. She won an Honorable Mention in Writer’s Digest’s 2006 annual writing competition and won the 2008 Awe-Struck Short Novel Contest. In 2009, Danielle won Classic Romance Revival's Work in Progress Contest, which resulted in another contract for her fiction.

Danielle currently writes from south of Atlanta, Georgia. She was the 2009-2010 Co-Chair for the New Voices Competition for young writers, is active with online author groups such as Classic Romance Revival and EPIC, and she moderates for The Sweetest Romance Authors at the Coffee Time Romance boards and Goodreads. Besides contract editing and writing full time, Danielle has four sons with her husband, Rob. Together they enjoy travel and the outdoors.

Danielle’s “dame jewel” for Jewels of the Quill is the larimar. This is a gemstone formed within volcanic tubes only in the Caribbean. It's believed to have healing powers and be beneficial for communication. This legend comes from the premise that the Caribbean islands are parts of what was once Atlantis and are the blue stones mentioned in its lore. Danielle chose this because all of her fiction involves the sea in one way or another with an emphasis on the Caribbean. Danielle’s current novel releases include: DEATH CHEATER, a young adult paranormal; BY HEART AND COMPASS, a romantic sea adventure; THE PRIVATEER, a Caribbean historical; TURTLE SOUP, a contemporary environmental romance; and JOSETTE, a regency romance. She also has a contemporary romance novella, According to Jane, available in THE CUPID DIARIES: Moments in Time along with a book of poetry, SOUTHERN GIRL, YANKEE ROOTS. Click on the Books & Awards button below to purchase any of Danielle’s books.

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