Giveaway: A Signed Copy of The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison

Hello everybody and welcome to another giveaway which we are running in conjunction with Paper Lantern Lit, a boutique literary development company committed to quality fiction and fresh voices. Today we are giving away a signed copy of YA Thriller The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison, out on February 14.

The Book:

Penelope (Lo) Marin has always loved to collect beautiful things. Her dad’s consulting job means she’s grown up moving from one rundown city to the next, and she’s learned to cope by collecting (sometimes even stealing) quirky trinkets and souvenirs in each new place–possessions that allow her to feel at least some semblance of home.
But in the year since her brother Oren’s death, Lo’s hoarding has blossomed into a full-blown, potentially dangerous obsession. She discovers a beautiful, antique butterfly pendant during a routine scour at a weekend flea market, and recognizes it as having been stolen from the home of a recently murdered girl known only as “Sapphire”–a girl just a few years older than Lo. As usual when Lo begins to obsess over something, she can’t get the murder out of her mind.

As she attempts to piece together the mysterious “butterfly clues,” with the unlikely help of a street artist named Flynt, Lo quickly finds herself caught up in a seedy, violent underworld much closer to home than she ever imagined–a world, she’ll ultimately discover, that could hold the key to her brother’s tragic death.

The Trailer:

The Giveaway:

We are giving away a signed copy of The Butterfly Clues. In order to enter, simply leave a comment here telling us what’s your favourite Thriller. The contest is open to ALL and will run till February 13 at 11:59PM (PST). The winner will be announced on February 14. Only one entry per person, please – multiple comments will be disqualified. Good luck!


  • Book Angel Emma
    February 1, 2012 at 8:04 am


  • Book Angel Emma
    February 1, 2012 at 8:05 am

    OOppps favorite thriller – as a paranormal fiend I am going with The Body Finder πŸ˜€

  • Katherine
    February 1, 2012 at 8:33 am

    The Woman in Black.

  • Liz
    February 1, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Wow. Well now, I don’t do this often, but I would love the chance to be entered into this comp. The book premise sounds so very tasty!

  • Vanessa
    February 1, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I will have to go with The Haunting of Alaziabel Cray. One of my all time favorites in many categories.

  • LB
    February 1, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I cannot tell a lie. I dug The Da Vinci Code.

  • Mandi Venard
    February 1, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I love the Aftertime books by Sophie Littlefield,also The Stand by Stephen King.Please enter me in the contest,thanks.

  • Lisa
    February 1, 2012 at 10:01 am

    The Alienist by Caleb Carr

  • Kathleen B.
    February 1, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Wow. I was interested in this book before but after seeing the trailer I’m like “HOLY CRAP I MUST HAVE THIS BOOK!”

    … Slight outburst asside, my favorite thriller is Dragonfly. Actually, that’s probably not true. But it’s all that’s coming to mind right now. Probably because of the title.

  • Katy
    February 1, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I want this book soley based on the trailer! One of my fave YA thrillers is Liar by Justine Larbelestier. I’m a sucker for an unreliable narrator.

  • Sheila
    February 1, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Awesome, this is on my “to read” list!
    My favorite thriller is Rebecca.

  • Karen Gilmour
    February 1, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Love the trailer!
    I think my favourite thriller would be Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett) it’s really hard to pick just one though. πŸ™‚

  • Sabrina
    February 1, 2012 at 10:28 am

    My favourite thriller is definitely “The silence of the lambs” even though it gives me nightmare.

  • Clare
    February 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Just loved the plot!!!
    Hoping to win!

  • Becky
    February 1, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Sounds like a great book! My favorite thriller (though I guess it’s really more correctly classed as horror) is Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot.

  • MeganS
    February 1, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Great cover and great trailer! As for a favorite thriller, I’m not sure it fits the definition exactly, but I’m going with a classic: Collins’ The Woman in White.

  • Mary
    February 1, 2012 at 11:03 am

    This looks like a great book! No Country For Old Men would be my favorite thriller.

  • Jacqueline
    February 1, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I’m excited about this one. My favorite thriller has to be “Don’t Tell Anyone” by Harlan Coban. Plot twists aside it is a shocker.

  • curiousnomad
    February 1, 2012 at 11:17 am

    hm, thriller. fave thriller … ondskan/evil (2003)

  • Penny
    February 1, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Definitely The Alienist by Caleb Carr and I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who thinks so!

  • Rachel
    February 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Anything by Sarah Waters, but especially the fantastic “Fingersmith.” No one writes historical thrillers like she does.

  • Suz Glo
    February 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    The first thriller-type book that popped into my mind was “Heart Sick” by Chelsea Cain. Wow! This book will keep you on the edge of your seat.

  • Heather@ The Flyleaf Review
    February 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Hmmm….fave thriller. I recently read and enjoyed The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. Thank you for the giveaway, the trailer and book look amazing:)

  • Bibliotropic
    February 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Thrillers aren’t normally my preferred type of story, but when they’re done well, they tend to be amazing. The best one I can think of right now is Ilsa J Bick’s “Ashes,” which was certainly thrilling for me, but then again, I’m afraid of zombies!

  • Justine
    February 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    My favorite Thriller is the Michael Jackson song. Does my bad joke disqualify me from the contest? πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library
    February 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I must say, I really like Dan Brown’s Deception Point and Angels and Demons. It’s a tie. =)

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  • reading mind
    February 1, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I do love anything written by KAthy reichs…but my favourite thriller is The Da vinci code. Liked it a lot!

  • Tina
    February 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I don’t know that I have a favorite “thriller”, but I really enjoyed Maureen Johnson’s Name of the Star which I think might fit into that category

  • Stephanie
    February 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Ooh, sounds wonderful and I love that cover! I think my favorite thriller so far would be Heresy by S.J. Parris.

  • paige
    February 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Wow, that is one cool trailer. My favorite thriller is also the Davinci Code.

  • Linda
    February 1, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I’m with The Alienist crowd!!! πŸ˜€

  • Scattered Laura
    February 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Gosh darn it! Justine stole my reply! I read through every comment hoping someone else wouldn’t say this before I did!

    “My favorite Thriller is the Michael Jackson song. Does my bad joke disqualify me from the contest?”

    Sob. Instead I guess I’ll have to actually answer the question properly! I’ve always considered “Misery”, by Stephen King to be more of a thriller than a horror, so I’m going for that.

  • Rhylee
    February 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I loved the monstrumologist by rick yancy. I think the genre is horror, but it was thrilling so it should count.

  • Katie
    February 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I don’t read many thrillers but I suppose my favorite was Stephen King’s Cujo.

  • Stuart
    February 1, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Contest by Matthew Reilly

  • Breanne
    February 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Loved Chelsea Cain’s series, beginning with Heart Sick.

  • Heidi
    February 1, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    My favorite thriller is The Bourne Identity. I loved this book, and while I loved the movie too, I LOVE that they are completely and totally different from one another.

  • Iona
    February 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I love James Patterson’s Alex Cross series. I think Patterson is really good at building up suspense

  • Victoria Zumbrum
    February 1, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I loved the Stand and It. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  • Kara DiDomizio
    February 1, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Angels & Demons – Dan Brown XD

  • Amy C
    February 1, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Oh, wow. I don’t think I really know what constitutes a ‘thriller’ so I guess I’ll just go with my most favorite thriller-like book, The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton.

  • elena
    February 1, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote!

  • Stephanie K.
    February 1, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    My favorite thriller is The Face of Deception by Iris Johansen.

  • Samantha
    February 1, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I’d have to say my favorite thriller is Primacy by J.E. Fishman. I’d highly recommend it to anybody, especially people who are interested in the moral arguments of animal testing. To see apes featured prominently in a such a good novel is also a big perk for me.

  • Llehn
    February 1, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Jeffrey Archer’s A Matter Of Honor

  • Laura T
    February 1, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Does Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons count? That’s one of my faves. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Bethie
    February 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    My favorite thriller is the Moses Expedition.

  • Mary Preston
    February 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    My favorite thriller would have to be THE SHINING by Stephen King.

  • Michelle
    February 1, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    My favorite thriller is “Folly,” by Laurie R. King.

  • Patsy Hagen
    February 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I have a lot of favorite thrillers, but my very favorite is The Stand by Stephen King.
    Thanks for this giveaway!

  • Kate & Zena
    February 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    El Laberinto del Fauno, aka Pan’s Labyrinth. Fantasy, Historical, Fairytale, Violence, and Thriller all in one.

  • sarac
    February 1, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I love Harlan Coben’s books!

  • Lori Strongin
    February 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Sounds like a really interesting read. I’m intrigued by a teenage hoarder, but it makes sense as a way for her to cope with her brother’s death.

    As for favorite thriller, I don’t read too many, but I remember thinking Angels and Demons by Dan Brown was a really good page turner.


  • Na S.
    February 1, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    One of my favorite thrillers because it kept me on my toes and in suspense most of the story is Running Scared by Lisa Jackson.

  • Helen
    February 1, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Millenium trilogy, definitely. Thanks for the international giveaway!

  • Tom
    February 1, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    My new favorite is Ready Player One by Andrew Cline.

  • Dovile
    February 1, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    My favorite thriller is Runaway Jury by John Grisham, I love most of his books.

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  • Rachel
    February 1, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Sounds awesome.
    Favourite thriller… probably still Meg Cabot’s 1800-Missing series

  • Carol Thompson
    February 2, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Not sure if it is classed as a thriller but I would say The Silence of the Lambs. All the books in that series are chilling page turners.

    Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  • Noemy
    February 2, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Thank you for the giveaway and for making it international πŸ™‚
    I am a huge stephen king fan and some of his novels are considered thrillers right ?? I wasn’t sure to be honest. But my pick would be Misery by SK. I love that book !!

  • Calamity Jane
    February 2, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Glad to see some international giveaways! Thanks!

    I don’t know if it counts as a thriller but I did enjoy Shutter Island a lot (the book, not the movie)


  • Pallavi
    February 2, 2012 at 4:25 am

    The Scarecrow series by Matthew Riley – those count as thrillers, right?? I love international giveaways, here’s hoping I win… πŸ™‚

    Cheers, Pallavi

  • Carolinabookworm
    February 2, 2012 at 4:48 am

    My favorite thriller is Tangerine by Edward Bloor. The fact that it was so realistic still gives me the creeps!!

  • Lily Froggy
    February 2, 2012 at 6:58 am

    My favorite thriller, I think it would be… hum… a French author’s Antique thriller called “Murders on the Palatin”. I hope it will get translated someday so that English readers can enjoy it too!

  • Brenda
    February 2, 2012 at 7:11 am

    I’ve not read many thrillers but this looks interesting. I’ve read Dan Brown though, I guess he’d be my favourite πŸ™‚

  • Nikki Egerton
    February 2, 2012 at 7:50 am

    I don’t read a lot of thrillers, but love the sound of this. Lo’s character comes across beautifully in the blurb and I’d have to read anything remotely related to butterflies anyway, I have an obsession.
    One thriller I would recommend is Sister by Rosamund Lupton. It’s a twisty, gripping thriller, but with beautiful almost lyrical writing.
    Thank you for the giveaway x

  • Jen B.
    February 2, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Wow, the description gave me chills. It sounds really unique. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Pippi55
    February 2, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Definitely The Silence of the Lambs.

  • Miss Bookiverse
    February 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    My favourite thriller is “Die Therapie” by the German author Sebastian Fitzek

  • Kristy McRae
    February 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I loved Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. Also, pretty much anything Stephen King writes–I think a good number of his would count as thrillers!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway! “The Butterfly Clues” looks awesome. Can’t wait to read it!

  • jenn
    February 2, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    My favorite thriller=The Brothers Karamazov. =D

  • Stephanie @ Read in a Single Sitting
    February 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Faces at the Window by Jean Ure. I think it’s a thriller, anyway–I read it as a kid, and I’m still haunted by it!

  • Patricia
    February 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I think if I ever really read a Thriller, then it has to have been years ago. I read some Romantic Suspense last year, but none was especially memorizable. Oooh, just remembered: I have listened to the audiobook version of The Silence of the Lambs when I was about 15 or 16, but back then, I was easily impressed. (and spooked) Does it count, anyway?

  • scribe kira
    February 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    i don’t think i’ve ever really read much of a thriller–but i would love to start!=o)

  • Yuko86
    February 3, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Thanks for the giveaway and for making it international!

    My favourite thriller is Therapy by Sebastian Fitzek: it’s a psychothriller with a lot of unexpected plot twist.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:59 am

    My favorite thriller is Stephen King’s FULL DARK NO STARS.
    I read it twice: in English & in Hebrew. Unputable.My daughter urged me to start reading his books and since then I’m hopelessly SK addicted and also reading every author he had blurbed for.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Audra Holtwick
    February 3, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Lisa Jacksons–RUNNING SCARED

  • Sarah B.
    February 3, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Meg Cabot’s 1-800-missing series!

  • Candice
    February 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    The books that got me interested in reading were thrillers, specifically The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason.

  • Mel S
    February 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I really like SJ Bolton’s books – there’s something so creepy about the way everyday life becomes subverted in her books. The latest Now You See Me is very good! πŸ™‚

  • Vivian
    February 3, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Joseph Finder’s Paranoia

  • Samantha M.
    February 4, 2012 at 6:12 am

    The Alienist was really good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Jill of The O.W.L.
    February 4, 2012 at 8:58 am

    I love The Shinning!!!!

  • Simona
    February 4, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    My favorite thriller is without any doubt Patricia Highsmith’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley “. She has succeeded in creating a real, living, breathing, flesh-and-blood character out of the exquisite shimmer of words.

  • Carol M
    February 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Death on a High Floor by Charles Rosenberg was very good!

  • Dellan
    February 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Into the Woods by Tana French

  • Sarah NB
    February 6, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    The best thriller I ever read is Zig Zag by JosΓ© Carlos Somosa. Beautifully written and quite scary, this book has haunted me for several weeks after I finished it.

  • StoryLoverX
    February 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    The Collector by John Fowless is a very good thriller.

  • Anita Yancey
    February 7, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    My favorite thriller is The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen. A really good read. Love to read this book.

  • hannahak
    February 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Anything by Dan Brown! Thanks for the giveaway

  • Kay-Kay-Bay
    February 8, 2012 at 12:47 am

    I don’t read a lot of thrillers, really, though this one sounds awesome. The only thriller I can think of previously that I ead and really liked was “Shutter Island”, as a couple people mentioned above.

  • Alina
    February 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I love books

  • Chenise Jones
    February 9, 2012 at 12:07 am

    One of my absolute favourite books is the thriller Jude by Kate Morgenroth!

  • Kettie
    February 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I love Love LOVE James Patterson’s books :D!

  • Shirin
    February 11, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Maureen Johnson’s The Name of the Star. It’s a murder mystery, that’s got to fall at least partially in the thriller category…right?

  • MK
    February 13, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Definitely And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

  • Kitty
    February 13, 2012 at 3:45 am

    I’m not 100 % sure it’s a thriller, but it is Being by Kevin Brooks.

  • Parris
    February 13, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Has to be kiss the girls by james patterson

  • Claudia K
    February 13, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Not sure if it’s 100% thriller, but I loved Let the Right One In.

  • Laura D.
    February 13, 2012 at 7:17 am

    The Beekeeper’s Apprentice is one of my favorite mysteries. I’m not really sure what the difference between mystery and thriller is.

  • Kaethe
    February 13, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I’m going to have to go with Mary Stewart’s Nine Coaches Waiting, as the best thriller of all time.

  • Kaytee
    February 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    This book looks so great! Can’t wait to read it.

  • John
    February 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Hm. My favorite thriller? I have to say that The DaVinci Code hit all of my sweet spots, though I read it ages ago and can’t really determine if it’s the ‘best’ thriller. OH. If one would count it, Lucy Christopher’s Stolen is a mild thriller, and I’d say it would be my favorite of the type – it’s extremely haunting.

  • Jenny
    February 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Definitely Across the Universe (murder mystery in space? Bonus points on top of being a great Thriller!) by Beth Revis πŸ˜€

  • Emily
    February 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Hmmm, I don’t read a lot of thrillers. I think my most recent favorite would be The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

  • Victoria Zumbrum
    February 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    My favorite thriller would have to be Across the Universe. I loved that book. I can’t wait to read the next one.

  • Alexandra M.
    February 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    My favorite thriller would have to be Anna Dressed in Blood. It kept me on the edge of my seat and managed to make me laugh as well.

  • sue
    February 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Favorite thriller? It would probably be Sister by Rosamund Lupton. Loved it.

  • Aydrea
    February 13, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Any FBI book by Catherine Coulter!

  • S.M. Stevens
    February 14, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Some would say it’s not a thriller, but one of my all-time favorite books is also my favorite thriller — To Kill A Mockingbird. The thrills are subtle, unless you’re a child like Scout, in which case Boo Radley is scary and creepy, and mysterious until the end when the true villain emerges. Harper Lee builds the tension slowly toward the surprise ending.

  • Heaven
    September 22, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I think my favourite thriller would have to be The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray- the steampunk feel and monsters make it such a perfectly thrilling book!

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