The time I had my first giveaway

Posted June 26, 2012 by Stacee in Giveaways | 59 Comments

So.  Yep.  Here it is.  My first giveaway.  Be gentle.

As I said in my huge post about ALA, I have some extra books that I’m prepared to let go. Instead of there being one winner [and the shipping costing me a small fortune], I decided there would be three winners.


I’ve bundled the books into three groups and Betrayal by Gregg Olsen is no longer included.

How it’s going to work is, there will be three winners chosen.  The first winner will be contacted and they will get to choose which bundle they want.  The second winner will get to choose from the two that are left and the third winner gets the last bundle.

I will be waiting until I’ve heard from the first winner before contacting the next winner.  This is just in case I don’t hear back from anyone within the time response required.

And before you ask, no the bundles are not going to be traded out.  What you see is exactly what you get.  Any questions before entering? Email me.

Bundle One


Matched and Crossed by Ally Condie [signed]
The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson [signed]
Rift by Andrea Cremer [unsigned]

Bundle Two:


Prodigy and Legend by Marie Lu [signed]
Wonder by R.J. Palacio [signed]
Daughter of Smoke & Bone [signed] & sample chapters of Days of Blood & Starlight [unsigned] by Laini Taylor

Bundle Three:


Beauty Queens [signed]and The Diviners [unsigned] by Libba Bray
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater [signed]
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin [signed]

The Rules:

1. No fake names/email address/twitter accounts.

2. Don’t be a dick.  If I have a bad experience with this, I’m never doing another giveaway.  Ever. And I buy extra books like it’s going out of style, so there’s a potential for many giveaways.

3. One entry per household.

The Fine Print:

1. US Only [sorry, but for now that’s what it has to be].

2. Must be at least 13 to enter [Besides, if you’re under 13, you shouldn’t be reading this blog with the amount of swearing I do].

3. I’m not responsible for lost or damaged items. I don’t have replacements. Rest assured, I am ridiculously anal about my books. They will be sent in safe packaging and will leave my hands as near to perfect as I can get them.

4. I reserve the right to suspend or end the giveaway at any time, for any reason and without a winner being chosen.

5. Winner will be notified by email and will have 72 hours to respond. If there is no response, a new winner will be chosen.

6. Winners are chosen at random by Rafflecopter.

This will be easy.  I’m not making you follow me here or on Twitter, if you want to, that would be awesome.  If you want to pimp me out a bit and spread the word, that’s even better.

Thanks for entering and good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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59 responses to “The time I had my first giveaway

  1. Woohoo. That Crown of Embers is mine! *Thinks positive*

    Hope everything goes well for you in all the new ways you are expanding the blog.

  2. I know, I'm sorry!! If this goes well and I have more giveaways, I'm sure I'll open it up. It's mostly because I'm giving away so many books at once and shipping is going to be a bitch. :D

  3. Yanira

    This is so fantastic! Thank you very much! I can't believe you have Marie Lu's Prodigy!!! So lucky!! Thank you very much again! :)

  4. We were at ALA all day on Saturday, then did Disneyland yesterday. Today was back to real life. Plus, I got so many books that I'm dying to read, it's hard to pick which one to start with!

  5. Good gravy, you have the most insanely awesome book bundles! I have all the grabby hands right now. Seriously, every bundle has something that I'm dying to read. Thanks for hosting this giveaway and for giving me an opportunity to win.

    Also, you just earned yourself a new follower. Bitchin', your fluff pony is… well, quite bitchin'.

    Happy Reading,

  6. Thanks so much for the giveaway!! That's really cool that you got to go to ALA & all of the prize packs are awesome that it'd be hard to choose :)

  7. Hi Christina! I'm glad you're liking the bundles. I had a hell of a time figuring out how I wanted to do it, so I'm really thrilled to see that everyone is so excited about it.

    Thanks for following and for liking Bitchin'. She doesn't get enough love!!

    Good luck!

  8. Wow, that is one of the best giveaways I have seen, let alone first giveaway! Awesome! I really want the first pack but they are all awesome!

    Thanks for putting up such an awesome giveaway! Oh and I am totally following on twitter! ;)

  9. You = Awesometastic for doing this! Thanks for entering me in your giveaway. I know lots of my students who would enjoy those books!

    Jessica Wisniewski

    wisniewskijb (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. I'm new to your blog. I found out about your contest from a friend's post. I'm so jealous! I really wanted to attend the ALA conference this year but I live in Illinois so it was too far. I'm excited it will be in Chicago next year!! Anyway, thanks for the opportunity to win some books, and Happy Reading! :)

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