In which it’s time to give away something pretty!

I don’t know about y’all, chickens, but I’m having a fabulous time giving away these awesome things! Today our sponsor is one of my very favorite small businesses, the Yatra Collection. It was founded by Gayatri Khosla and Rati Bahadur Madan, two of the most engaging, dynamic women I have ever met. Friends since their boarding school days in India, Gayatri and Rati celebrate their heritage by commissioning extraordinary handmade apparel and accessories. If you ever get the chance to attend one of their shows–and they’re traveling as far as Hong Kong this year–GO! You’ll come away with something fabulous.

Lucky me, I got to have lunch with Gayatri a few weeks ago where she presented me with a gorgeous silk-wrapped, beaded bracelet for our giveaway! In addition to the bracelet, the winner will receive an ARC of CITY OF JASMINE. Here’s the fine print:

1. US and Canada only, please.

2. The contest will run from Tues, Feb. 18, at 8am eastern until Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6pm eastern.

3. You can enter by liking the Yatra Collection Facebook page, my Facebook page, sharing our posts on FB, retweeting my tweets about the contest, following Yatra on Instagram.

4. Once you have entered, you must return here and post a comment letting me know how you entered. YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE COUNTED UNLESS IT HAS BEEN REGISTERED HERE IN THE COMMENTS. Oh, the shouty caps lock again–but this is important. We have to keep all entries in one spot for easy choosing, and having you comment here is the simplest.

5. Comments here are in moderation. They WILL be approved, but not immediately. Please don’t worry if it takes a little while to show up. We haven’t lost anyone yet! When the contest closes, the comment field will be closed so if you don’t see a spot to comment, all is finished.

6. The winner will be announced immediately after 6pm eastern on Wednesday, Feb. 19, so check the blog! If you’re the lucky winner, please email me at deanna(at)deannaraybourn(dot)com with your mailing address so the prize can go out as soon as possible.

7. That’s it! I just thought I’d pop a seven in here because it looks nice. Below are the links to the various Instagram, FB, and Twitter accounts as well as the Yatra site so you can peruse their GORGEOUS wares yourself. (And yep–that’s me in the black tunic with the gold embroidery on their site.)

Yatra Collection Website

Yatra Collection on Instagram

Yatra Collection on Facebook

My Facebook Page

My Twitter Account

Yatra prize

77 thoughts on “In which it’s time to give away something pretty!”

  1. Kirsten Williams says:

    Retweeted, liked Yatra on FB and followed on instagram.
    Fingers and toes crossed!! 🙂

  2. Tina lamb says:

    Added you on twitter

  3. Alex says:

    I’ve liked Yatra Collection on Facebook. These giveaways are so much fun, thank you!

  4. Brittany Wood says:

    I liked the Yatra Collection Facebook page.

  5. Tish says:

    Liked and shared Yatra Collection in Facebook and as always, I follow you!! Love you Ms. Raybourn!

  6. Sandra Zajac says:

    Like like like…not giving up!
    Thanks Deanna

  7. Blake says:

    Too much pretty to resist this contest!

    * Like Yatra Collection Facebook page–CHECK
    * Like your Facebook–CHECK
    * Share our posts on FB–CHECK
    * Retweet tweets about contest–CHECK
    * Follow Yatra on Instagram–CHECK


  8. Melissa Keith says:

    Hello Deanna,
    I ‘liked’ your page a long time ago, I just ‘liked’ the Yatra Collection on Facebook, and I shared your post. Have a nice week.

    xo Mel

  9. Mirah Welday says:

    Retweeted from your account, liked your fb page, and liked Yatra’s fb page! Thanks for offering this contest!

  10. Debbie Kemp says:

    I retweeted your contest tweet and liked the Yatra Collection on Facebook!

  11. Stephanie S. says:

    I liked your FB page, Yatra’s FB page, following Yatra on Instagram & shared your FB post about the contest. Crossing my fingers I win!!

  12. Holly Faur says:


  13. Ashley P says:

    I’ve liked the Yatra Collection on Facebook. 🙂

  14. I liked you page ages ago. 🙂 I now like Yatra’s page and will share both with all my friends. Fingers crossed!

  15. Ali says:

    Shared the link on FB! these contests are SO much fun!!

  16. Raquel M. says:

    Retweeted your tweet.

  17. Lytania says:

    Loved it! Okay well when that button exists I will click it. Liked it. Shared. Oh happy day.

  18. Morgan Jones says:

    I liked the Yatra collection on Facebook. Loving these contests!!

  19. Dianne Alleman says:

    I just “liked” the Yatra collection on Facebook. Such cool stuff! Would love an ARC!

  20. Claire C says:

    I’ve liked both of you on Facebook & shared the giveaway there. Glad for another chance to win a copy of City of Jasmine!

  21. Maggie Bowling says:

    Liked you and Yatra on Facebook. Cannot WAIT to read this book!

  22. Carol says:

    Shared, retweeted, liked Yatra and crossed all my fingers and toes! ccrdmrbks on Twitter.

  23. Christine says:

    Liked your Facebook page

  24. Make Kay says:

    Retweeted about contest, already have liked you on FB. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  25. Susan says:

    I “liked” the Yatra Facebook page; I already “liked” your Facebook page. And I’m eagerly awaiting City of Jasmine, whether it be an ARC or otherwise! Cheers!

  26. Cassandra Mariano says:

    Liked your Facebook page!

  27. Adah says:

    I searched their website and found so many wonderful things! Thank you for introducing them to me. I liked Yarta on Facebook.

  28. Kristin says:


  29. Adrienne says:

    Followed Yatra Collection on FB and IG, shared your post on FB and Twitter. Great contest!

  30. JoAnn Arnold says:

    Liked on Facebook. Bracelets gorgeous. Book will be great

  31. Shari N says:

    Liked Yatra Collection Facebook page, retweeted and shared contest posts. Hope I win an ARC I’ve been dieting to read City of Jasmine!

  32. Leslie G says:

    Liked the Yatra Collection on FB and shared your original post.

  33. Daniele K says:

    Liked both FB pages, shared contest post on my FB wall

  34. I am happy to be FB friends with both of you.

  35. Alleyne Dickens says:

    Retweeted you and liked the Yatra Collection!

  36. Abhilasha says:

    Retweeted, i already like their creations. I have also bought a few items from them. I simply love them..:)

  37. Kym says:

    Liked both FB pages, and retweeted

  38. Marguerite says:

    Liked the Yatra Collection and already like your page. Thank you.

  39. Lesley Rollins says:

    Liked and shared Yatra Collection in Facebook and I already follow you but shared your blog also!!

  40. Airieanne Andrews says:

    I liked the FB Yatra Collection. So fascinating…..the people and places you lead us to. Shared your giveaway post on FB, as well. Thanks !

  41. Retweeted the tweet! I’m in need of something lovely.

  42. Nicole Sardinas says:

    Of course liked your page and like Yatra FB page. 🙂

  43. Patricia says:

    I liked Yatra on their FB page as well as liking your FB. I perused Yatra Collection website and followed on Instagram. I would love to have an early copy of “City of Jasmine” and a Yatra bracelet.

  44. Carrie Adams says:

    I’m following the Yatra Collection on Facebook now!

  45. Maegyn says:

    I follow you on FB!

  46. Kim says:

    I retweeted your Tweet.

  47. Asha says:

    Already following you on facebook but I liked Yatra on facebook 🙂

  48. Katie Jamison says:

    I liked Yatra on facebook I found several things I’d love to get. 🙂 and I shared Yatra’s post so that maybe I can some of my friends to like them if they haven’t already.Thanks!

  49. Deb DiScenza says:

    I have liked both your awesome page, yatra’s page, and shared your post about the giveaway on facebook.

  50. Pam says:

    I just liked Yatra’s page on FB, they’ve got some beautiful stuff!

  51. Kassia S. says:

    I’ve already liked both of your Facebook pages, so I also liked the Yatra page! Excited for another contest!

  52. Janetcc says:

    I liked the Yatra fb page, I’ve already liked your page. Thx.

  53. Stepfanie Webb says:

    Already liked your facebook page. followed you on twitter, and retweeted about contest 😀

  54. Ashley says:

    RT’d your contest tweet – will go now to like the Yatra FB page. Those bracelets are gorgeous!

  55. Bonnie K. says:

    I liked your facebook page, shared your post on facebook, like Yatra Collection on facebook, shared Yatra Collection’s post on facebook, and retweeted your tweet. I don’t have a smart phone; so can’t follow on Instagram.

  56. jstepp_rn says:

    The Yatra FB page is beautiful. Liked it and can’t wait for City of Jasmine to come out.

  57. Sarah Liewergen says:

    I “liked” the Yatra Collection’s page and your page on Facebook, shared both the Yatra Collection’s post and your post on Facebook, and retweeted your tweet about the contest on Twitter!

  58. Susan Ofsa says:

    I liked your FB page and the Yatra Collection’s FB page. I also visited the Yatra Collection website. How beautiful! My sweet cousin Alleyne Dickens-Mays brought all this loveliness to my attention. As soon as I post this comment, I’ll be sharing on FB so others can enjoy as well.

  59. Yuka L. says:

    Liked you on Facebook.

  60. Sarah E. says:

    So pretty. I retweeted about the contest. Currently rereading the Lady Julia novels and waiting impatiently for City of Jasmine.

  61. Lynn Fitzpatrick says:

    I visited each site and truly enjoyed myself! Lovely opportunity to win such a special contest!

  62. Jamie Tibaquira says:

    I liked Yatra Collection on FB and have liked you on FB for years. 🙂

  63. tiffheth says:

    Thanks for telling us about Yatra, I enjoyed the FB site and liked it!

  64. Ruth Nixon says:

    liked Yatra Collection FB an I’ve liked you a long time ago. Will share your post. Ruth Nixon

  65. Denise says:

    Followed you on Twitter. Liked the fab gems on FB and Instagram. Now, I think I deserve something pretty and a book as well. Say you agree. And I like to think of myself as a glamorous babe, not a chicken. You are a GB, too. So there.

  66. Christa says:

    Retweet accomplished! And it means I’m entered in your giveaway , too? Cool!

  67. Rena Pen says:

    I have followed everyone Listed on facebook as that is the only social media I do have an account for.

    Hope I will be selected. But cheers and good luck to everyone else as well.

    Take care

  68. Laura says:

    Followed Yatra Collection on Instagram, absolutely beautiful pieces!

  69. Rachelle Harrison says:

    I retweeted! Good luck everyone!

  70. Pamela Rider says:

    Liked Yatra Collection Facebook page — DONE!
    Liked Deanna’s Facebook page — DONE!
    Retweeted Deanna’s tweets about the contest — DONE!
    Following Yatra Collection on Instagram — DONE!

  71. Michelle Valentine says:

    Liked the Yatra FB page!! I’ve liked you for a long time!!

  72. Ashlea says:

    Have liked both FB pages, and shared Deanna’s post and retweeted. Thanks’

  73. Paula says:

    Liked Yarra on Facebook. Beautiful. Waaaay cool! Hope I win. 😉

  74. Tammy C. says:

    Liked your facebook page — was recommended by a friend to try out your books

  75. Linda Cardwell says:

    I liked the Yarta Collection on Facebook…. I really did like it too by the way!

  76. Brittni Paschke says:

    I entered via liking on Facebook 🙂

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