10/21/2012 ecmyers

[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.

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.

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Comments (52)

  1. I nailed goodreads, followed you on twitter, and now I’m taking a stab at your question.

    How would my life be different in a parallel universe? I think I’d have all the things I want so badly now (money, blu rays, epic book deal) except I’d be just as sad–if not more so. I think that would teach me a lesson. Another parallel me would be a doctor. Or a missionary.

  2. Hmm well I love the theory that with every decision we make there is another universe where we did the opposite. So I think my life probably be a bit easier elsewhere. I wouldn’t be terrified to drive and I had more money. I’d have probably also ended up going to college in Indiana instead of an hour away.

    +1 Twitter: @NLibrisVeritas
    +1 Facebook: Michelle Gilmore

  3. Maddie

    I have:

    Liked on Facebook and added to Goodreads! And for your question, I honestly have no idea! I would probably have alot more friends, as I only have a few now….
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  4. Hmm, well I think I’d be that girl that loves the spotlight… maybe even be an actress *gasp!* For the record, I am extremely shy and hate talking in front of a class of even 20 people! I am terrified of such things! I hate being photographed or filmed…so basically everything I’m not in this “dimension” I would be in another.

    +1 FB
    +2 added Quantam coin on Goodreads

  5. Hmm, well I think I’d be that girl that loves the spotlight… maybe even be an actress *gasp!* For the record, I am extremely shy and hate talking in front of a class of even 20 people! I am terrified of such things! I hate being photographed or filmed…so basically everything I’m not in this “dimension” I would be in another.

    +1 FB
    +2 added Quantam coin on Goodreads

  6. Sister Kim

    Okay I liked you on facebook, did the goodreads and follow you on twitter.
    I don’t think I would be different I would hope I would be an even better person but also able to not just give service here but there too.

  7. Tia

    I added on Goodreads.

    I would be healthy, single, and no kids….the opposite of what I am here…although I would not be happy, I would be different.

  8. +1 Twitter: amy wells
    +1 FB: Amy Wells
    +1 Goodreads: Amy Wells
    +1 I liked on Amazon

    I thank it would be opposite so instead of being a mom and wife. I would be a single working woman with no free time to her self.

  9. ecmyers

    These responses are kind of bumming me out, but I appreciate your openness. Keep them coming!

  10. laura jet

    my life would be completely different. my dad would be alive, i would probably have a bit more money.

    i liked it of facebook: Laura Jet
    twitter: laurajet
    goodreads: laura jet
    liked on amazon

  11. Kayla G

    I think my life would be pretty different in another universe. As an avid reader and movie lover I think other me would be more active and adventurous. Maybe even an “adrenaline junkie”.

    +1 FB
    +2 Added on Goodreads

  12. I think I would be rich, thin and single. If we go with the everything is the opposite of this universe lol.
    +1 FB Pam Mandigo
    +2 Goodreads Pam Mandigo
    +1 twitter @kydirtgirl68

  13. Lisa Cox

    I think in another universe I would have grown up on a farm and be in the rodeo circuit right now.
    +1 Facebook Lisa Cox
    +2 Added on Goodreads Lisa Cox
    +1 Like on Amazon.com

  14. Nuzaifa

    I’d a bit more spontaneous and take more risks and be less me-ish!
    +1 FB – Nuzaifa H
    +1 Twitter – @nbookaholic
    +2 Goodreads – Nuzaifa

  15. Joy D.

    I would have gone into science, not liberal arts and be married with a couple of kids by now…if this was a parallel world.

    +1 Twitter: joy_davis
    +2 Goodreads – Joy Davis

  16. In a parallel universe, I guess everything would be opposite, right? I’d probably a lot richer, grouchier, and have a better memory (’cause my memory in this universe isn’t too good…). I’d probably be amazing at math or some kind of science and not afraid of spiders and bees (are there spiders and bees in alternate universes? Hmm…).

    +1 Twitter – https://twitter.com/AlikiyaKC/status/260799388522258433

    +2 Goodreads – Alicia Chin

  17. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Hmm, a parallel universe version of me probably would have made different decisions at the same crossroads. So maybe in a parallel universe I would have chosen to go to a different school and made different friends and maybe I would have decided to train to be a teacher. I also might have gone to university and not risked getting into a relationship before I left, so I wouldn’t be with my fiance now. I’m glad I’m in this universe.

    I followed on twitter and tweeted (@tizzypotts) and liked on Facebook (Tizzy Potts).

  18. +2 I added the book on goodreads. Parallel universes confuse me, but I still love these books.

  19. I ascribe to the theory that alternate/parallel universes are like Schrodinger’s Cat. By looking (or, in this case, speculating), I change that universe irrevocably, thereby guaranteeing that it is different from whatever I had guessed.

    With that in mind, I think I’m dirt poor and died young.


  20. I’ve thought about this for a long time — I think my life would be very different in another universe/parallel universe — if my younger brother hadn’t died, my mom and dad wouldn’t have had any more kids. It would have just been me, and him, and we would have stayed in our old town and I would have stayed in ballet class and possibly been a cheerleader at a small school.

    Turns out, my parents had three more kids, we moved overseas for a while, I went to college for something nerdy (awesome) and met my also-nerdy husband. I miss my brother but I don’t know that I would have been as happy in the other life — I’ve become a very geeky, somewhat introverted, deeper (I hope) person.

    I also liked your FB page and added the book to my Goodreads (I’m Kate Sape on FB and SnapeFan4Life on Goodreads) So 4 entries for me — 2 for Goodreads, 1 for FB and one for commenting. Thank you for the extra giveaway!

  21. Will

    In a parallel universe I would have dropped everything and moved to the other side of the country. So I’d probably be a hipster in Portland, OR.

    +1 Facebook
    +2 Goodreads

  22. In a parallel universe I would be cool, have ten cats and play the piano…

    +2 on Goodreads: Boglabyrinten

  23. Zoe

    In a parallel universe… I’d be living on a farm in Africa probably doing sustainable agriculture instead of grad school.

    +2 on Goodreads: Zoe (in the next room)

  24. Mel brock

    My life might be different in that I’d be eking out a life in a snowy barren wasteland with my family and a few other family groups because a asteroid hit the Earth 50 years ago.

  25. Oh I dream up a parallel universe for myself ALL THE TIME. And honestly, it’s different every time. It really just depends on my mood. :D

    Liked on Facebook: Addie Richardson
    Followed on twitter: @addiecupcakezxo
    Added on GR: Addie R

    addiecupcakez (a) yahoo (dot) com

  26. Gaby Navarro

    Well I think I’d live in a completely different place somewhere closer to a forest or something, and I also think I’d be different from who I am now, probably more confident and feisty or slightly evil, LOL!
    +1 Facebook (Gaby Navarro)
    +2 Goodreads (Gaby)

  27. Micaela Swentik

    I don’t think I would be any where, where I am today. I think that the steps we take in life pave the way to who we become! I think, well hope, that I would be a stronger more confident person though. Thank you for the giveaway!

    +1 Facebook
    +1 Twitter
    +2 for Good Reads

  28. Cat

    I think in a parallel world I’d probably be outgoing with an MBA and no children.

    +1 Facebook
    +2 Goodreads

    faircloo at email dot sc dot edu

  29. Okay, in a parallel universe I would probably be more extroverted and outgoing. Also added on Goodreads +2

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Carmel

    In a parallel universe… I’d be living in a utopian universe. I have been dreading for that. But most probably, that will happen in another world. Morbid I know! Or if not, I would be a zombie killer or something.

    FB: Carmel Lemrac
    Twitter: oo_carmel_oo
    Twitter share: https://twitter.com/oo_carmel_oo/status/261701008672043008
    Goodreads: goodreads.com/oo_carmel_oo

  31. Shafiqah Iqbal

    I think in a parallel universe, I would be more outdoorsy cos in this universe, I rarely go out. +1 like on fb (Shafiqah Iqbal) +2 added on gr (Shafiqah Iqbal)

  32. I imagine in an alternate universe I would give in to my more practical side and be in law school instead of English classes.

  33. Marie-Michel Pagé

    In a parallel universe I would probably be a lot more daring.
    +1 Facebook(Marie-Michel Pagé)
    +1 twitter(Ladybritaky)
    +1 goodreads (Marie Pagé)

  34. jay uppal

    I would be a billionaire and be like supreme ruler of the universe.
    +1 twitter- jay120494
    +2 goodreads- jay uppal

  35. Um that’s a hard question. In a parall universe i would be a kick ass superhero!

    +1 Liked on Facebook

  36. Chri

    I’d probably be… hm… Well, here’s to hoping that I’m not as introverted, and decidedly more entertaining and outgoing :)

    +1 Liked on Facebook (ChriGracen)
    +2 Added on Goodreads (TheChri)

  37. In a parallel universe I’d be….hmmm…a boy? That would be a twist XD

    +2 Goodreads – Cayce

  38. Kristen Flood

    +2 Goodreads
    +1 Twitter
    I think my parallel self would be pretty, easy-going, amazing at the violin, and probably more evil.

  39. Lea

    Hmmm, I think I’d be a social worker somewhere in Asia, and I’d probably already be married and have kids.

  40. I think, in a parallel universe, I’d be better than I am now- a cooler, prettier, more talented version of myself.

    Facebook: Abigail Edwards Series
    Twitter: @HikmaSaleem
    Goodreads: Abigail Edwards Series

    I also liked on Amazon UK

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. In a parallel universe, I would be a boy. It would be interesting to experience life from the other side of the gender fence.

  42. Forgot to enter other info! Reposting my reply:

    In a parallel universe, I would be a boy. It would be interesting to experience life from the other side of the gender fence.

    +1 FB
    +2 Goodreads

  43. bn100

    It’d probably be better.

    Add Quantum Coin on Goodreads. (+2 entries)
    Like Quantum Coin at Amazon.com. (+1 entry)

  44. In a parallel universe I’d probably not read a book, be more outgoing, always at parties and maybe more adventurous. I’d be the first one always into trouble :)

    I added it on goodreads, liked Facebook and followed on Twitter

  45. Brent

    I’m not sure what my life would be like. it depends on what the parallel universe was like.
    Facebook: Brent Morris
    Twitter: Brent2605
    Goodreads: brent2605

  46. Ileana A.

    In a parallel universe I would travel all the places I can go and want to go! Liked FB: Ileana Alvarado, Twitter: @Gisselle_Alv, Goodreads: Gisele, and Liked the Amazon page: Gisele! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  47. The “OTHER” parallel universe ME would be a COOLER version of me i think…she’d definitely have better clothes–and she wouldn’t be a teacher.

    I am a facebook follower: cassandra pearson
    Liked on AMAZON: monkeycstars

  48. I think in a parallel universe my migraines would be less sucky. Which would effect a lot, yes, but I’m going to just start with that beginning difference :)

    Added on Goodreads (Book Sp(l)ot)

  49. In a parallel universe I’d probably be very hardworking (I’m pretty lazy) and would have grown with a cold family.

    +1 – Liked Facebook Page (Maria Qa)
    +1 – Twitter Follower (@fantasysink)


  50. ecmyers

    Thanks for participating, everyone. I enjoyed and appreciate your thoughtful responses.

    I will select the winner within the next few days.

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