Tuesday, November 04, 2014

First Annotated ARC give-away of WRITTEN IN THE STARS!

One of the biggest reasons I buy books over borrowing them from the library is because I'm a notorious margin-writer. As any friend who has ever borrowed a book from me can attest to, I love underlining favorite passages, or marking just what a certain scene meant to me. I even have two copies of some of my favorites, one clean copy and one with my thoughts. Books mean a great deal to me, and beloved books, even more so...and so in honor of that love of margin-writing I am doing a give-away of an annotated ARC of my debut Written in the Stars.

And since I love notating in the margins of other books, be warned, this copy is rife with behind the scenes 'director's commentary' with insights into all sorts of things like who a character was named after, personal anecdotes, writing decisions, and notes on the scenes that were most difficult to write, to name a few.  It's my first give-away of an annotated copy ever and I wanted to host it here because this is where I first began writing out my thoughts and hopes and dreams on the writing journey- it's where you saw me start off as an educator, then a law school student, a lawyer, a mother, and now an author... and well, after over a decade here, I want to offer something special like this here first.

Please note: This will have a ton of notes, so it may serve better as a companion to the actual book so you are still more than welcome [insert smile] to still pre-order the novel as well to have a version sans markup since this copy will be like watching a movie for the first time with director's commentary playing through out!


I am still annotating the copy I'm giving away, so if you have any things you'd like to see please do feel free to share!

PS: My goodreads page to click it to-read is here, I realize the rafflecopter doesn't link to it!

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AND THE WINNER IS::::::::: [via random.org]:

Entry 159: Dahlia Adler!!!!!!!

 

19 comments:

Sabina said...

Hi Aisha,

I hope I win this prize! :)

So excited for you. MA

Sabina Khan-Ibarra

Gina Ciocca said...

I'm dying to read this! And being an author myself, I love getting behind the scenes insight to a story!

Jesselle said...

Can't wait to read Written in the Stars! Thanks for the giveaway, Aisha! :)

Kaye M. said...

I know I have the bound manuscript, but I'd love to have the ARC, too. Planning to give up my bound manuscript to the local school, iA!

Susan Jett said...

Oooh! I've got it on pre-order while I wait for my SIL to get me an ARC, but I'm GREEDY! I want annotated, too!

Fifi Islaih said...

That's cool that you're giving away an annotated copy. It's cool to see a reader's thoughts on the book or a writer's behind the scenes thoughts.

Diana Sousa said...

Can't wait to read this gorgeous - and I'm sure amazing - book! :D

Erleen Alvarez said...

I WANT IT!!! It looks so gorgeous and interesting. Would love to win a copy. :D

Holly J said...

Oh, I so badly want it! That cover is gorgeous. :)

Kayla Arnold said...

ME WANT! :D I've never seen an annotated copy before, and it would be fascinating to see what the author gets inspiration from :)

Rosh said...

Definitely want to win a copy of this! can't wait to read your book, many congratulations :)

mystic-soul said...

May I?

deepbluesea said...

I have been reading your blog for years now and would loveee to see the thought process behind the story which I absolutely cannot wait to read! -Sarah

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win a copy! After reading your blog for so long, the idea of following your thought process throughout the book is exciting :-)

Natalie

Rebecca said...

Do I want the first annotated ARC of a book I'm super exited for? Hmm, let me think. YES.

Bee Amma said...

Hey aisha is bongi!!! I will so be ordering your book... But an annotated
Copy my oh my me want!! Xxx

Kara x said...

The plot is really refreshing! I'm definitely pre-ordering. I can't wait to jump into this! Congrats!

Von P. said...

An annotated copy of Written in the Stars would be a great addition to my ever-growing books!

_Sandra_ said...

I that a trick question?! ;) 'Cause, "OMG yes I want it" is m answer.
Thanks for a chance to win it! :)

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