Tag Archive for 'apocalypsies'

The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes, Part III

[ETA 10/29/12: The race is now over! Thanks to all who participated! My giveaway, however, will continue until next week, so keep those comments coming.]

The final installment of a trilogy can be challenging because there are so many expectations, but I can say with some certainty that the third YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes is going to be the best one yet. Most of the Apocalypsies are sprinting toward the finish line; our debut year is nearly over, but some of us already have new books coming out in 2012! So we have even more authors participating this time around, and you can win lots of great stuff, including books, advance copies, and swag. Plus, this race is kind of Halloweeny!

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 Monday, October 22 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

QUANTUM COIN
by E.C. Myers

Ephraim thought his universe-hopping days were over. He’s done wishing for magic solutions to his problems; his quantum coin has been powerless for almost a year, and he’s settled into a normal life with his girlfriend, Jena. But then an old friend crashes their senior prom: Jena’s identical twin from a parallel world, Zoe.

Zoe’s timing couldn’t be worse. It turns out that Ephraim’s problems have just begun, and they’re much more complicated than his love life: The multiverse is at stake—and it might just be Ephraim’s fault.

Ephraim, Jena, and Zoe embark on a mission across multiple worlds to learn what’s going wrong and how to stop it. They will have to draw on every resource available and trust in alternate versions of themselves and their friends, before it’s too late for all of them.

If Ephraim and his companions can put their many differences aside and learn to work together, they might have a chance to save the multiverse. But ultimately, the solution may depend on how much they’re willing to sacrifice for the sake of humanity…and each other.

____________________________________________________

In addition to the signed copy of Quantum Coin I’m offering in the Race, I’ll give away a special prize pack that includes signed bookmarks for Fair Coin and Quantum Coin, Fair Coin postcards, a signed bookplate for Fair Coin, one of my last Fair Coin coin cases, Quantum Coin barcode stickers, and a bag of chocolate state quarters,  to one lucky winner on my own blog.

All you have to do to enter for a chance to win is leave a comment in this post answering this question: How would your life be different in a parallel universe?

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

  1. Like my Facebook page at http://facebook.com/flipthecoin 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 #quantumcoin. (+1 entry)
  3. Add Quantum Coin on Goodreads. (+2 entries)
  4. Like Quantum Coin at Amazon.com. (+1 entry)

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 Monday, November 5 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

When you’re ready to move on, click here to visit the next universe blog in the race! 

Thanks for coming by, and good luck!

ETA: This giveaway on my blog is open to international entries.

Share

coming to a city near you! (if you’re near Boston, NYC, or Philly)

I tease some of my friends about them not promoting their upcoming events, and here I am waiting until the last minute to post about one of my own. But hopefully it isn’t too late! I will be visiting three of my favorite cities in June, and perhaps if you live near one of these venues, you will come visit me?

The Greater Boston Area

image credit: pr-addict.tumblr.com/

On Saturday, June 2 (in just two days!) I will be providing the Y-chromosome at a Young Adult Debut Author panel featuring six members of the Apocalypsies. We’ll talk about writing, read some brief excerpts from our work, sign books, and pose for pictures.

WHEN: Saturday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446

WHO: Gina DamicoCroak
Emily M. DanforthThe Miseducation of Cameron Post
A.C. GaughenScarlet
Elisa LudwigPretty Crooked
E.C. Myers (that’s me!) – Fair Coin
Jessica SpotswoodBorn Wicked

Philadelphia, PA

image credit: soberspirit.com

The following Saturday, June 9, I will again join some Apocalypsies for a group reading and signing a bit closer to home at the Downtown Barnes & Noble at Rittenhouse Square.

WHEN: Saturday, June 9 at 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Barnes & Noble Downtown
Rittenhouse Square
1805 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHO: Elisa LudwigPretty Crooked
E.C. Myers (still me!) – Fair Coin
Eve Marie MontA Breath of Eyre
K.M. WaltonCracked

New York City

image credit: smh.com.au

I’ll have two events in NYC in June; I’ll try to read different things at each, in case you’re inclined to attend both. The first is on Wednesday, June 13 at my favorite library in Manhattan, the Jefferson Market Branch, as part of the Teen Author Reading Night. Basically, I’ve wanted to read at one of these for years, so I’m really excited about this one.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Jefferson Market Branch of NYPL
425 Avenue of the Americas (corner of 6th Ave and 10th St) — it’s the tall, beautiful clock tower
New York, NY 10011

WHO: Jen Calonita – Belles
Tim Carvell – Planet Ted
Susane Colasanti – Keep Holding On
Gwendolyn Heasley – A Long Way From You
Brian James – Life is But a Dream
Dan Krokos -False Memory
E.C. Myers (there’s that guy again) – Fair Coin
Kim Purcell – Trafficked

Books will not be sold at this event, so please bring your own! I’ll also have some bookplates I can sign for you if you don’t have a copy of Fair Coin yet or forget your copy at home.

___________________________________

image credit: comicvine.com

Another dream of mine will come true the following Wednesday, June 20, when I get to read at the KGB Fantastic Fiction Reading series. So awesome. We’ll have some books available for sale there!

WHEN: Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

WHERE: KGB Bar
85 E. 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

WHO: Jack O’ Connell – The Resurrectionist, Box Nine, Wireless, The Skin Palace, and Word Made Flesh
E.C. Myers (!!!!) – Fair Coin

So there you go. Four chances to see me read and get your book signed! And remember, if you can’t make it to a reading, you can always request a signed bookplate. Keep an eye on this blog, Twitter, or the Events page for more upcoming appearances!

Share

YAmazing Winners!

Congratulations to Molly, Angela, and Taffy, who won Fair Coin prize packs in my YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes giveaway. They will each receive a signed bookmark, postcard, coin case, and personalized and signed bookplate–hot off the presses. (Want your own bookplate? E-mail me.)

To select the winners, I listed each commenter’s name once per entry in an Excel spreadsheet, shuffled them up and assigned a number to each at random.org, then generated three random numbers: 86, 216, and 60, which corresponded to the entries above.

In addition, Petra was the winner of the Killer Penguins group in the race, so I will be sending her a signed copy of Fair Coin as well as a prize pack!

Thank you, everyone, for playing. This was a lot of fun.

Best,
Eugene

Share

teen writing workshop & book signing

On Saturday, May 19, I will be joining two other Apocalypsies to host a teen writing workshop at Chester County Book & Music Co.:

ATTENTION TEENS!
Sign up for a writing workshop

with three young adult authors,
members of the Apocalypsies,
and be eligible for a fabulous door prize!
K.M. Waltonauthor of CRACKED
Elisa Ludwig, author of PRETTY CROOKED
E.C. Myers, author of FAIR COIN
Saturday, May 19
Workshop 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ($10)
Signing 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 pm (free and open to the public)
Cost includes a buffet lunch.
Hurry!  Space is limited!
You MUST register in advance.
Chester County Book & Music Company
975 Paoli Pike
West Goshen Center
West Chester, PA 19380
For more information
call 610-696-1661, ext. 29
Please help spread the word! I hope to see you and/or your teen writers on Saturday!
Share

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 http://facebook.com/flipthecoin 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!

Share