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YA Scavenger Hunt (winter edition)

Welcome to the Winter 2012 YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way for readers to get exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors… and a chance to win some awesome prizes! In this hunt, you not only have access to exclusive content from each author, you also get clues at each stop for the scavenger hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive signed books from authors on the hunt in my team! But play fast: This contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or both! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there is also a Blue Team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, including links to all the participating authors and a full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.

 

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once and future things

Apologies for failing to follow up sooner on my swag giveaway during the YAmazing Race at the beginning of this month. I was distracted with writing other blog posts, like Alternate Wednesday (new post next week!), trying to make progress in my ever growing to-do list, and adopting a wonderful new dog. :)

In any case, I did tally up all the entries and run them through random.org to randomly select a winner: Marie-Michel Pagé! Congratulations to Marie-Michel–your prize is in the mail!–and thank you all for participating.

Good news if you’d like another shot at winning fabulous prizes: Tomorrow the Winter 2012 YA Scavenger Hunt will begin at noon Pacific time and run for the next three days, offering the opportunity for you to win a massive number of free books, including a signed copy of Quantum Coin. I’ll be hosting another small giveaway of my own here on my blog, so you’ll have an extra chance to win. So stop by tomorrow at 3:00pm (EST)  to find out all about it!

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YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the Summer 2012 YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way for readers to get exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors… and a chance to win some awesome prizes! In this hunt, you not only have access to exclusive content from each author, you also get clues at each stop for the scavenger hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: This contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!
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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!

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

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a winner is…

Doodle!

Doodle will receive a signed copy of Fair Coin and some rare promotional swag I’ve created for the book.

Thanks to everyone who read my “Best Book Ever” post here and at Short and Sweet Reviews and entered the giveaways. I loved hearing about all of your favorite books, many of which were my favorites too.

I used random.org to select from 54 entries. The second and third place winners were Amy S. and Mandy R. I would like to send both of you a smaller prize pack with promotional swag if you like: bookmarks, postcards, and a collectible Fair Coin coin case. If you’re interested, just e-mail me your address at me [at] ecmyers [dot] net and let me know if you would like me to sign any of them.

I’m planning some other giveaways in the coming months, so stick around and you may win something next time!

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