Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"June Is Bustin' Out All Over" Book Giveaway

Get your minds out of the gutter, sickos. "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" happens to be a song from the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, Carousel
And, okay. It was also a euphemism in my choir class in high school (for probably what you were thinking when I called you a sicko), pretty much the minute my choir director introduced it---and its gems of lyrics (many of which warrant a THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID after them)---to my class.

It's JUNE. . .

Well, it's actually May 31 when I'm posting this (doh!), but I need to tell you about this before June actually starts, so for all intensive purposes*, just humor me and pretend it IS in fact June.

. . . and that marks the beginning of the Annual Schultz Summer of Crazy. 
Actually, it started in May this year. Oh crap. 

Anyway, I'm giving away a buttload of books and ARCs (some signed!!)  to make room for all the new swag I'll be stealing taking home from RWA at the end of the month.

What does that mean to you?   
Well, in honor of June busting out all over *giggles* and in celebration of the new bloggity blog, it means a lot of peeps are going to walk away with free shizz, yo!

June 1-11
I'll be giving away 10 young adult novels

June 12-25
I'll be giving away 12 romance novels

UPDATE: First winners announced 6/2 -- enter by 11:59 p.m. 6/1!

What are they??

The Biebertastic YA books and ARCs up for grabs (yeah, they have nothing to do with Justin Bieber, but I figured if I used his name, the peeps would come a-flockin'):
 Thirteen Reasons Why -- hardcover!
ARC of Linger -- SIGNED by Maggie Stiefvater!!
 The Boy Book -- hardcover + bookmark!!
 The Debs: Love, Lies and Texas Dips -- SIGNED by Susan McBride + bookmark!!!

 Forget You: SIGNED by Jennifer Echols!!
 Frogs & French Kisses -- SIGNED by Sarah Mylnowski!!
 Glimmerglass -- SIGNED by Jenna Black!!
ARC of Swoon!! *swoons*
Nothing Like You -- hardcover & SIGNED by Lauren Strasnick (although she accidentally signed this one to me too . . . but it's still cool!)
 ARC of Picture the Dead! (the cover is different than this one)

 Pure -- hardcover!
 Rhymes with Witches -- hardcover!
 ARC of Shine!
 ARC of The Anti-Prom!
 The Curse of the Wendigo -- hardcover!
ARC of Will Grayson, Will Grayson!

How does it work?
So. Easy. All you need to do to enter is be a follower of this blog *bats eyes* & fill out the entry form (<--- click for the link!) for a chance to win. It would also be nice if you left a comment on this post, so I know you're planning on entering -- just in case there's a snafu or something (this is my first contest using an "entry form," so I want to prepare for whateversville.)

I'll draw TWO winners per contest day. If you don't win the first time, you'll need to stop back to enter again to be eligible for the next drawing.

But, um, do I have to pimp out your blog?
You don't *have* to, but it would be muy nice if you did---and it will earn you some extra entries as well. It's not required, but details are on the entry form (found here).

U.S. & Canada residents only. Sorry international loveys---it's just that I'm sending out soooo many books!

That's it, guys---hope you all enter! And if young adult books aren't your thing, please stop back June 12 when I kick off the hotttt romance giveaway!  *sizzles*


  1. Yay, a contest! I almost typed "this makes my Monday," but it's Tuesday. Long weekends confuse me.

  2. Wowza, you ARE giving away a buttload of books. :)

    I want Shine and Swoon and Beautiful Dead and Glimmerglass... and a sparkly pink pony with diamond hooves. Can you help me?

    I already follow you, love, and I pimped, er, tweeted.


  3. Holy contest, Batman! This is AWESOME, Ricki!!! These books all look amazing! I've read a few and have confirmed their awesomeness, and would love to read the rest! You just gave me a bunch to add to my TBR list even if I don't win :)

    Thanks, girl!

  4. w00t w00t contest! These all look great. And there's a few I hadn't heard about yet, so... on the TBR list they go!

  5. @Jennifer: I'm right there with you in terms of days. I didn't sleep last night, and that's not making things better!! Have some more caffeine & perhaps that will make all the difference. :)

    @Lola: I heart you. That is all. If you win, I can bring your on retreeeeeat! Woo! AnnaPolooza!

    @Jess: Yay! I haven't read them all either. My TBR list has tripled since I got a Kindle. O.o

    @Faith: Coolness! Thanks for entering & spreading the word!!

  6. I dunno, Schultzeroo, I don't see any titles there that have Bukowski-like layabout characters who drink to excess in the morning, hang around the racetrack and try to pick up out-of-their-league babes. Or nothing with Mephistophelean corporate treachery followed by gargantuan explosions. Or no one getting poisoned by Amazonian snakes the size of a dime.

    Where's the love?

  7. @T-dogg: You might be surprised!! And here's some love: <3

  8. Ok so I tweeted.
    And posted to / linked to this from Both my blogs.
    Thought about the 3rd one but must get to other things. ;}
    Thirteen Reasons Why is a Favorite that I think Everyone should read. To remind us of a lot of things.
    And I recommend it all the time.

    The others all do sound or look intriguing.
    Espec. the Green / Leviathan book.
    What wouldn't be intriguing about that collaboration?

    And what is not to like about having a signed anything by Maggie Stiefvater - unless it's one with her little artworks in them too! Which Fountain Books in Richmond has a lot. [And ships ;) ] [yes, I have a hardcopy ;) ]

    Now I have to sit with fingers crossed for at least the Green / Leviathan book.
    And it's Really hard to type with crossed fingers!

  9. @Shawna: Thanks so much! No, this isn't one with Stiefvater's artwork in it.

  10. Dude, that's a crap load of books.
    You movin?

  11. @K: Movin' a lotta books outta my house! *lame*

  12. This is an awesome contest! I love reading and writing YA, too! Winning a book would be great considering my bday is June 12 - lol :)
    Check out my blog http://sarcasticbroadsclub.blogspot.com/
    where I mentioned your contest.

  13. Awwwwwwesome contest, Ricki!

    *runs off to spread the word*

  14. @Kristy: Ooh! Well, there are lots o' chances, so I hope you stop back!!

    @Bridgid: *applause* *how dorky are we with our asterisk speak??* ;)

  15. Wow! So many books, and so much time I would spend reading them instead of writing. But I can't pass up this contest. You know me!

  16. count me innnn :) new follower! thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!

    ps. cuttee blog layout!

  17. WOW! That's a ton of books - I would love to win whatever. I'm up for some beach reads all the time. :)

    I'm blogging about this today - um, sometime. Yay!

  18. @Alicia: YAY! You know I'm just out to hinder your writing process. ;)

    @TLG: Welcome! And thanks for the layout love! I thought it was fun & it was time for a change!

    @Alison: Dude, just *wait* until we get to the romance novels -- HOO BOY <--to use your saying. :)

  19. Great contest, Ricki! What a way to start off the month. :) I filled out the form.

  20. Yes, that is a pile of books, and a hefty shipping bill… but I am not complaining. Thx for the giveaway and the rock-en blog. I have read some past post and found them quit enjoyable.

    I am a new follower and I filled out a form… thx again.

  21. Ok I'm going to try my luck here and see if it works.

  22. @Kristin - Thanks! I'm having a lot of fun so far! :)

    @Jeff - Aw, thank you! Hope to see ya around here in the future too. Good luck!

    @Akoss - If not, enter again! Plenty o' chances. :)

  23. Are you waiting to ship them all out at the end of the month? Just want to make sure my book didn't get lost in the mail! :o) Thank you!!

    Mickey @ imabookshark

  24. I believe yours went out today, Mickey!