Thursday, August 09, 2007

Birth Announcement


Okay, so you knew it was coming, but it's here! Right before I left Florida, the UPS truck pulled up with a box of books--copies of DOESN'T SHE LOOK NATURAL, to be precise. I was surprised, because I thought the book didn't release until October . . . which may be the case in some locales, but I suspect copies are rolling out all across the country even now.

So . . . I need to give away a book. :-) And here's how we'll do it.

There is a mistake in the book (my editor suggested I change a name--I did change it, but I only changed it once, and the name occurred three times on p. X?X And none of the copy editors caught the mistake, either.)

So--whoever leaves the X?Xth comment to this post will win a free copy of the book. I'll give you a hint--the number is less than fifty. I'm not babysitting the computer all day (busy teaching at a conference), so I'll count up the comments and announce the winner at some point over the weekend. I'll mail the book to the winner when I get home.

Remember to wait until someone else leaves a comment before posting twice--it's nice to take turns. :-)

Thanks! Have a great weekend!

~~Angie

53 comments:

Kari said...

Im sure its not on the first page but I really want to win!

Amanda said...

I was gonna say, I doubt it's on page 2. But I'll be back!

Accidental Poet said...

And if I win, you can deliver my copy in September ...

Megan DiMaria said...

I'll say 8th and stop by later.

Marla Taviano said...

So, it's okay to keep coming back as long as we take turns? How fun!

Kari said...

Just taking another shot!

jan said...

i am going to guess 39. hope i win!

Kay said...

I know the answer because I bought a copy today! And I am interrupting my regularly scheduled reading for it.
I went to the book store looking for the Elevator, which they still don't have, and there was this lovely little book! I was very surprised to see it. This is a teeny, tiny little bookstore I'm talking about.
And I had them order the Elevator for me.

Kristine dB said...

I finally ordered the Elevator for our store here in town; now I just have to wait for it to arrive!

Christina Berry said...

I'd love to win. The cover is amazing!

Angela said...

Thanks for playing, everybody. And remember--you have to leave the xxth comment, not just guess the page number. (I know that's harder, but that's the challenge.) Good luck!

Angie

Pam Meyers said...

I'd love a free copy of the book. Hope this is the right page!

Pam

Richard Mabry said...

Realizing it's not necessarily a "lucky number," I'll leave comment #13. Thanks.
Richard

C.J. Darlington said...

Well, I hope the mistake didn't happen this early in the book for your sake. Boy, that must be a pain to work so hard and then have an error like that show up.

Lynda said...

Did I hear "free book"??? I'm just finishing up The Elevator, so I'll need another Angie-fix real soon! BTW- lovin' The Elevator!

Ernie W. said...

Count me in.

Kathy said...

Hi Angie. Did you give me that book at ICRS? If so, I'm going to take it with Monday when I fly to Haiti. Love those errors that get by everyone!

Kathy said...

P.S. I just just opened the box of my new books and it was someone else's book! What a bummer!

Megan DiMaria said...

Here's my second entry.

Two Sisters said...

Count me in! :)

Kathy, that is a funny story about it being somebody else's book. Bummer!

Tina

Anonymous said...

Jumping in before I hit the road! Clyde

Accidental Poet said...

And there was evening, and there was morning, and there was another comment ...

Anonymous said...

Heading out the door - one last chance! Clyde

AmyB said...

Here's to hoping it's me!

Amy

Christy Lockstein said...

I would love to win!

Nicole said...

I'll guess page 28.

AmyB said...

Here I am again.

Amy

Linda G said...

Count me in for this "contest"

Linda G

Accidental Poet said...

I'm not here, I'm writing a novel.

Brynn squared his shoulders and knocked firmly on Kharfel's door.

See?

Ane Mulligan said...

Great idea, so here I am. LOL I've caught mistakes like that when reading a galley. I emailed the publicist and let them know. :o)

AmyB said...

Third times the charm?

Pam Meyers said...

Here I am again. Maybe this is the page. I hope so.

Pam

Accidental Poet said...

"Brynn took a deep breath.

"I want to carve the cross for my father's grave."

Anonymous said...

Me again! Clyde

Accidental Poet said...

Eureka!

Braith should have been apprenticed to Corbin! Brynn is the one who realizes this, because he can "hear" what Braith is thinking, because Braith doesn't know he can mindspeak.

Kay said...

I posted on my blog about Doesn't She Look Natural. Not a review or anything. I'm not finished with it yet. Just an observation.
www.loopdeloops.blogspot.com
Angie, if you have time to read it,feel free to correct me if my interpretation is messed up!

Accidental Poet said...

are we there yet?

AmyB said...

How about this time?

Accidental Poet said...

Brynn took one look at Kirna and headed for the loft. There's more than one way through a locked door.

AmyB said...

Come on, we're almost to fifty!

Kristine dB said...

Me again - I guess since this book is rolling out earlier than it was supposed to I better get it on order for our stores!

Accidental Poet said...

Kharfel smoothed a long thick eyebrow and shook his head slowly.
"Your father was a village elder, and you're not even an official apprentice. It will never be allowed."

AmyB said...

If you haven't read Angela's series called "Heirs of Cahira O'Connor", you are seriously missing out. I started a book club with this series and we love it! We just got our 3rd book in the series (The Velvet Shadow) and we can't wait to talk about it.

Okay bye!

Accidental Poet said...

Brynn lifted his chin. "No-one has to know. Give me the wood and I'll have the cross to you by sundown. If it's not good enough, you'll still have time to do another one."

AmyB said...

The first book I read of Angela's was "Unspoken". I was hooked from then on.

Angela said...

And we have a winnah! Accidental Poet, AKA Susan P, who has been charming us with lines from her novel-in-progress, wins because the mistake is on page 39! Susan, I'll bring your copy when I come to Canada next month! :-)

And I'm so proud of you for still working through this distraction!

Thanks for playing, everyone! And here's hoping that the first printing sells out quickly so the CORRECTED copies will soon be available!

Angie

Kay said...

I also noticed that the AC guy has a familiar name!
LOL
Cute.

mrseagen said...

well I'd be silly to not get in on this :)

jan said...

oops! misunderstood the question!
can't believe that i guessed the page number without having the book, though! lucky guess! anyways, congratulations to the winner!

Accidental Poet said...

oh that's great news.

And "Proud of me"? Sheesh. I figured it I *wasn't* working on my novel, you'd give my prize to someone else!

Susan, who is currently locked up in a hotel room a few hours from home, doing some actual writing.

VAIL said...

I would love a copy of this book! I always wondered, when I do find errors in books, should I keep to myself or email author?

CrownLaidDown said...

Awww, I missed it, but I will be first in line to purchase it here in Colorado!

Love,
Holly
PS I just gave away another two of your books to my sister-in-law...a new reader and fan :)

Lorie said...

I'd love to win too!