The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes, Part II

[ETA: As of 5/8/12, this giveaway is now over! Thank you to everyone who participated in any leg of the race and for sharing your comments and wishes. I will randomly select the prize winners in the next few days, and will post your wishes on Tumblr in the weeks and months to come.]

Hello! The previous YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes was so fun and successful, we decided to do it again. If you’re here at my stop on the blog hop, you probably know what it’s all about already. But if you’re lost or have no idea what I’m going on about, please visit the Apocalypsies website to read the complete rules and get started. Please note that the contest does not begin until Wednesday, May 2 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

FAIR COIN by E.C. Myers

Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills. The reason for her suicide attempt is even more disturbing: she thought she’d identified Ephraim’s body at the hospital that day.

Among his dead double’s belongings, Ephraim finds a strange coin—a coin that grants wishes when he flips it. With a flick of his thumb, he can turn his alcoholic mother into a model parent and catch the eye of the girl he’s liked since second grade. But the coin doesn’t always change things for the better. And a bad flip can destroy other people’s lives as easily as it rebuilds his own.

The coin could give Ephraim everything he’s ever wanted—if he learns to control its power before his luck runs out.

In addition to the signed copy of Fair Coin and the prize pack I’m offering in the Race, I’ll be giving away a signed bookmark, postcard, bookplate*, and custom Fair Coin coin case to three lucky winners on my own blog. All you have to do to enter for a chance to win is flip a coin, then leave a comment in this post telling me whether it came up heads or tails. (Don’t worry, the outcome won’t have any effect on your chances of winning. And I’m just going to take it on faith that you actually flipped a coin; you’re the one who has to live with yourself if you fudge it.)

You can also get up to 5 additional entries by completing one or all of the following:

  1. Like my Facebook page at or, if you don’t do Facebook, link to this contest on your blog. (+1 entry)
  2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this contest. Be sure to mention me (@ecmyers) and include the hashtag #faircoin. (+1 entry)
  3. Add Fair Coin on Goodreads. (+1 entry)
  4. Pop over to my Tumblr page and make a wish! (+2 entries)

Make sure you tell me which of the above you do for extra points in your comment so I can tally up your entries correctly! And don’t worry, if you already follow me, you still get credit for it. I’ll use some randomizer-thingey to select the winners.

My blog contest will be open until Tuesday, May 8 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

When you’re ready to move on, click your heels three times (or this link once) to be whisked away to the quiz. Thanks for coming by, and good luck!


*Still working on making those bookplates, but they should be ready soon!


  1. Peggy Martinez

    Hi! I’m following you on Twitter (@bookabsorption)
    I added to GR TBR pile! (Peggy Sue Martinez)
    Liked you on Facebook! (Peggy Sue Martinez)


  2. Shauna

    Added to FB (Shauna Olen Buck0
    Added to Goodreads ( Shauna Buck)

  3. Steph Trujillo

    Like my Facebook page
    Add Fair Coin on Goodreads. :)

  4. Stephanie Turner


    Following on Twitter: @gorelenore
    Added on GR: Stephanie Cover2Coverblog

  5. Ginny

    Heads! (after I tracked it down)
    Like my Facebook page -Ginny Youngblood
    Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this contest. @whyginny
    Add Fair Coin on Goodreads. ginnysnightstand

  6. alicia marie

    i like you on facebook: alicia marie ezell
    follow on twitter @bamayankee
    fair coin is on tbr list on goodreads: alicia marie
    i made a wish on tumblr: bamayankee (i wanted to put a pic but couldn’t figure out how)
    thanks for the fun swag giveaway!!!

  7. fakesteph

    I got tails! I follow you on twitter and added Fair Coin on good reads.

  8. Michelle G

    Heads :)
    Thanks for the chance! It sounds like a really interesting book, I’ll be looking in to it some more.

    I follow you on:
    Twitter: @NLibrisVeritas +1
    Facebook: Michelle Gilmore

  9. Stephanie

    Heads… ^^ I added Fair Coin on Goodreads….

  10. Cindi Orr

    It was tails

  11. Kassiah

    I got my kid to flip a coin and he got tails.

    I liked your facebook page (KassiahLovesOJ)

    I added your book to my goodreads tbr pile (Kassiah)

    and I checked out your tumblr but I can’t figure out how to make a wish lol

    thanks for the giveaway

    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      There are links in the upper right! It says “Flip the coin.” :)

  12. Taffy

    I like your plot!
    I follow on twitter
    I added your book on GR
    I made a wish


  13. Liliana E.

    I got heads…though I’m not sure what it’s for, lol

    +1 Added Fair Coin on Goodreads
    +2 For making a wish on Tumblr

    Thanks for the Giveaway!

  14. Natasa

    Thank you for doing this! =D

    +1 Facebook: Natasa Anastasiou
    +1 Twitter: @natasa_wmyb + tweeted
    +1 Goodreads:
    +4 Tumblr: say cheese!

  15. Katie

    Heads! I also added Fair Coin on Goodreads.

  16. Mollie


    And I added Fair Coin on Goodreads.

    Looks like an AMAZING book!

  17. Blake Haysel

    Flipped … Tails.

    Twitter: @TheTatteredPage
    Facebook: Blake Haysel
    Goodreads: Blake Haysel

    TOTAL: 4 entries

  18. Joy

    +1 Twitter: @joy_davis!/joy_davis/status/197844878296748032
    +1 Goodreads
    +2 Made a wish – Searching

    This book has been in my TBR pile since March when I bought it for the library! It seems great! Can’t wait to read it!

  19. Vivien
  20. Molly Frenzel

    Thank you!!

    Facebook: Molly Nudo Frenzel
    Twitter: @dg_molly
    Goodreads: Molly Frenzel
    Tumblr page: dg_molly

  21. Michelle Bacon

    This look so interesting! I really want to read it. The cover is really interesting too. I liked you on Facebook, and now I have to go find a coin…

    Found one! I have no idea how to flip a coin, so I just tossed it in the air and got it. I got a heads though!

    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Ha! The book trailer for FAIR COIN is a surprisingly good tutorial on how to flip a magic coin:

  22. Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.]

    I think the story of Fair Coin is fresh & exciting, and I can’t wait to read it!!! :D

    Flipped: Heads
    FB: liked
    Tumbler: posted a wish

    Total of 4 entries

  23. Primrose

    Heads before it slipped from my hand and rolled under the bed.
    Facebook: Primrose Musing

    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      I owe you a quarter.

  24. Nicole


    Facebook: Nicole Andrea
    Twitter: @fireflyflames
    Goodreads: Nicole Andrea

  25. Tammy Sparks


    +1 Facebook: Tammy Sparks
    +1 Goodreads: Tammy Sparks

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  26. Paige Schwartz

    +1 Facebook: Paige Schwartz
    +1 Twitter: Paisch95
    +1 Goodreads:
    +2 Tumblr: I sent you anonomously, but I attached my info in the message. :)

    Paige Schwartz

  27. Jessica Kilian

    I got tails!!!

    +1 Facebook Like: Jess Kilian
    +1 Goodreads: Jessica Kilian
    +2 Make a wish: Jessica Kilian

  28. Courtney McKenzie

    I got heads! Yay!
    I am now a faithful follower on FB.
    As well as Twitter.
    Goodreads: Courtney McKenzie
    and I made my wish!!

  29. Claire

    Tails :) Now does Tails win or lose? :P

    Facebook – Claire Frith
    Twitter – @clairelouisef
    Goodreads – Claire Frith

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. ecmyers (Post author)

      Good question! You know what? I’ve decided that heads or tails will determine which side of the bookmark I sign for the winners. :)

  30. laura carter

    Tails :)

    also how good does this book sound? The summary sounds incredible and now i need to read this book.

  31. Brenna


    Added to goodreads: (not sure that link will work, but I did try)

    & LIked the Facebook page :) (Brenna S)

    everafteresther AT gmail DOT com

    Thank you SO much for participating!

  32. Kimberly B.

    I flipped a coin and it came up tails!

    I liked Fair Coin on facebook (as Kimberly Bea).
    And added it to my Goodreads (also as Kimberly Bea).

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  33. Elodie @ Once Upon a Quote

    Thank you so much for the great swag giveaway, Fair Coin sounds awesome !! It was tails for me :)
    I follow you on Twitter (@Elostarbucks)
    I like the FB page (Elodie Raso)
    I’ve added Fair Coin to my Goodreads ( Elodie)

    Thanks for this great opportunity,
    Elodie /

  34. Artemis

    I love the story of your book and thank you for the extra giveaway!

    Twitter: @artdem83
    FB: Demitra Giote
    Goodreads: Diana Giote

    It was tails!

  35. Vicky @ Books, Biscuits, and Tea

    Sounds like a great book :) Thank you for the extra giveaway!

    I liked your Facebook page: Vicky’s Reviews
    I’m following you on Twitter: @alouetteuette
    I added the book on Goodreads: Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea
    I made a wish: lafelicita

    And it was tails! :)

  36. Angela

    Thank you for this giveaway!
    My coin came up heads!

  37. Shafiqah Iqbal

    I got heads.
    And i added Fair Coin to my tbr on Goodreadsand liked it on Facebook

  38. ecmyers (Post author)

    Thanks for all the entries, everyone! Keep them coming. The race is going great so far.

    Sorry I’ve been behind on commenting, but I’m on the road with intermittent internet access. But I’ll catch up with all the new follows soon.

  39. Abby

    The book sounds interesting. Thank you for the giveaway!

  40. Heather @ Buried in Books

    I flipped actually three times (best two out of three) and it was tails.

    I liked on FB Heather Rosdol/BuriedinBooks
    Twitter Imburiedinbooks
    And, I made a wish *embarrassing*


    1. Heather @ Buried in Books

      Oh sorry, I added your book to my TBR on Goodreads too!

  41. Jackie

    Tails! I even called it in the air! I hope this is a good omen ;)

  42. Sarah Kalaitzidis

    Thanks for the great giveaway!! It came up with Tails!

    Facebook: Sarah Kalaitzidis
    Goodreads: Sarah Kalaitzidis
    Twitter: red_tigergirl2

  43. Samantha Sargent

    It was heads! Also, I added you on facebook!

    Samantha Sargent

  44. Nataly

    Lol, I stink at flipping coins. It literally bounced off three different items before falling and settling on tails:)

  45. Virginia

    Heads!! And I can’t wait to read this book! I liked your page on facebook. :)

  46. Jaime S.

    Liked Fair Coin on Facebook and added it to my To-Read list on Goodreads! I can’t wait to read it, either! :D


    Jaime Strain

  47. Gabbie


    Fair Coin is on my goodreads shelf (Gabriella)

  48. Nikki

    I flipped a coin and got heads!
    I follow on twitter:@nikkipickles45 +1
    I added Fair Coin to gr:Nikki Ausman +1
    I made a wish:Nikki +2

  49. Nicola
  50. Linda: Book Ninja


    Liked on facebook: Linda Dao

    lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

  51. Bianca

    Awesome giveway!
    It was tails!
    Extra entries:
    1.Facebook :Calin Bianca
    2.Twitter: @CalinBianca2b
    3.Goodreads : Calin Bianca

  52. Pamela K Witte

    Flipped a quarter, got heads, twice!
    Liked FB (Pamela K Witte)
    twitter (ditto)
    goodreads (Pamela K)

  53. Lucy

    Flipped a penny, got tails.

    Like my Facebook page at or, if you don’t do Facebook, link to this contest on your blog. (+1 entry) Lucy Suarez
    Pop over to my Tumblr page and make a wish! (+2 entries) screwsociety

  54. Kathryn

    Made a wish on Tumblr! (kafrinfwute)

  55. Christa @ Hooked on Books


    +1 Follow you on Twitter (@christasbooks) and tweeted!/ChristasBooks/status/198917549902139393
    +1 added Fair Coine to Goodreads

  56. Amy S.

    I just so happened to have a penny sitting on my computer desk. How lucky is that? I flipped and it was heads. Also I had already liked you and put your book on my TBR shelf on goodreads. I went to your Tumblr site and made a wish. Now if only it would come true I’d be thrilled…

    1. Amy S.

      forgot to add my email: amy dot swihart at gmail dot com thanks for the chance to win

  57. Amber/aLmYbNeNr

    I flipped heads!


  58. Flord Naezel

    It turns out to be heads! Thank you for the giveaway!:D
    like on FB – Flord Naezel Bunquin Martinez
    follow on twitter – @Lezean29

  59. Jenna @ Making the Grade


    Facebook: Jenna DeTrapani
    Twitter: MTGReviews
    Goodreads: Jenna (MTGReviews)

    Good luck to all who enter!

  60. Jessica

    Liked on FB (Jessica Thorsell
    Added book on Goodreads (Shinyfox)


  61. Olivia L.M.

    Heads :)
    Added Fair Coin on Goodreads: Olivia (The Reading Enchantress)

  62. Lynne

    +1 comment: Tails!

    +1 FB: (Lynne Clark)
    +1 Goodreads: (6675517-lynne)
    +1 Twitter: (@tworeadbooks)

    Thanks for the giveaway
    ~Lynne of TwoReads

  63. bn100

    Flipped a coin: heads
    Added book to Goodreads: L

  64. Kate


  65. Suzanne
  66. Tien

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    I flipped on random cuz I’m just not good at flipping :p and I got tails.

    +1 Twitter follower & tweeting giveaway (@ktienh)
    +1 Added book to GR

  67. Jaime Rainwater

    FB: Jaime Rainwater
    Twitter: @TheLostLola
    GR: The Lost Lola (YA Reviews)

    My coin came up heads!! I heard a rumor that a penny comes up heads more often than tails :)

  68. Elizabeth

    FB: Elizabeth Krumpelman
    Twitter: @LizKrump
    GR: Elizabeth Krumpelman
    Tumblr: made a wish anon.

  69. Adriene R

    Came up as heads :)

    Added to my read list on GR (username Adriene) and since I love tumblr I made a wish! (username retronation)!

    Thank you so much for doing this:)

  70. Amanda D


  71. Shannon

    Hiya! I flipped a coin and got tails (tails ftw ;))

    +1 Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this contest (@skywaitsforme)
    +1 Add Fair Coin on Goodreads (Ziyande)
    +2 Pop over to my Tumblr page and make a wish! (this was a fun idea :))

    Thanks for writing this book and for the giveaway!

  72. Sarah P.

    I flipped a coin and it’s a tail. Howzah!

    I added Fair Coin on GR ( and liked the FB page(Sarah Palo)

  73. Rabiah

    HEADS! :D Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    +1 Twitter: @iliveforreading
    +1 Goodreads: Rabiah

    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

  74. Teresa L

    Ended up with tails!

    +1 Followed on Twitter, tweeted:!/xteeluong/status/199840657068666880
    +1 Liked on fb, alias: Nyla Chn
    +2 Wished on Tumblr: The one at night with stars


  75. Annabelle H



  76. Becky

    Dramatically flipped a nickel as if my very life depended upon it. I got heads.

    RebeccaCYeager (at) gmail (dot) com

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