but wait! there’s more!

I’ve been pleased that several of the reviews I’ve seen of Fair Coin have said things like, “I hope there’s a sequel,” or “the author had better write a sequel,” or “I wonder if there will be a sequel.” Naturally, I’m flattered; when I reach the end of a good book, I’m often sad that there isn’t any more of it to enjoy, but of course, some books (I’d say many books, or even, perhaps, most books) don’t need sequels. (*cough* The Hunger Games *cough*)

However, whether it needs it or not, Fair Coin does have a sequel. It’s called Quantum Coin.

“What?!” you might exclaim. “But Fair Coin has an ending!” Yes, it does. I appreciate when a book tells a complete story and has a satisfying conclusion of its own, whether it’s the first in a series or the awkward middle child in a trilogy. I always intended to end Fair Coin where it does, but while I was writing it, I had an idea for what might happen next to Ephraim, Jena, Nathan, and their friends. Quantum Coin isn’t the second half of their story, it just builds on Fair Coin and takes them on a new adventure.

I haven’t been keeping it a secret that there’s a second book. In fact, I’ve been talking about it fairly often, so I was surprised that more people didn’t know about it. I’ve already done end credits for Fair Coin, but I suppose if it were a movie, it might have ended like this, just to be completely clear:

photo credit: bruce turner

There. Now you know! I’ll have a lot more to say about Quantum Coin later, but so far I’ve been describing it as a little like Back to the Future Part II: At the end of the first movie, Marty thinks he can simply enjoy his new, awesome life, but then Doc Brown turns up and says, “Mrs. Peel, we’re needed!” Or something like that. It’s been a while since I saw it.

Anyway, this is all just a roundabout way of saying that I can finally share the cover for Quantum Coin, which makes it really real:

Once again, illustrated by the incredibly talented Sam Weber. He’s been so good to my books! I could gush about this thing, but I’d rather let you tell me what you think. And because I’m so excited about this, I’m going to run another giveaway to celebrate!

One winner will receive a signed hardcover of Fair Coin; a swag pack of bookmarks, postcards, and coin cases; and the first signed ARC of Quantum Coinwhich I will mail as soon as I have one to send, which is probably pretty soon now. The book is currently scheduled to be published in October 2012, so this is a way advance copy. Unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to folks in North America.

I’m getting pretty good at running these blog giveaways, so here’s how this works: You can achieve up to 9 entries by completing one or all of the following steps:

  1. Add Quantum Coin to your shelf on Goodreads. (+1 entry)
  2. Like the Fair Coin/Quantum Coin Facebook page. (+1)
  3. Like Quantum Coin on Amazon. (+1)
  4. Like Fair Coin on Amazon. (+1)
  5. Tweet or blog a link to this post. (+1)
  6. Review Fair Coin on one (or more!) of the following: AmazonBarnes & Noble, Powell’s, or Indigo. (+2 entries)
  7. Pre-order Quantum Coin on Amazon. Sorry, that’s the only place it’s available so far! (+2 entries)

Leave a comment below telling me which of the above you do, along with any relevant links, so I can tally up your entries correctly. (Don’t forget to include your contact e-mail.) If you have already done some of the options above, thank you! Just say so in the comments and you still get a point for it. I’ll use some randomizer-thingey to select the winners from the total number of entries.

Since I’m doing this cover reveal on kind of a weird day over a holiday weekend, this giveaway will be open until Friday, June 1 at midnight EST.


*ETA 6/1/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for your entries, everyone! I will announce the winner shortly.*

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