Eye-Dancers Amazon Gift Card Opportunity, a Twitter Announcement, and . . . Mannequins?

In the first-season Twilight Zone episode “The After Hours,” Marsha White, a customer at a large department store, asks where she can find the store’s selection of gold thimbles.

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She is told the ninth floor, and she is escorted there by the elevator man.  Once dropped off, a saleswoman approaches her–an odd person who makes Marsha uncomfortable.

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Stranger still, there is only one item for sale on the entire ninth floor–the exact gold thimble Marsha is shopping for.  She purchases the item, unaware that this transaction is not the end, but rather the beginning of a spooky, unnerving, and ultimately self-revealing adventure.

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By episode’s end, Marsha realizes she is a mannequin–one of the many on display throughout the store.  Each month, a new mannequin is “awakened,” and able to experience life as a person.  But at the end of the thirty days, they must return and let the next mannequin in line have their chance.  Marsha, drunk on life, as it were, had suppressed the knowledge that she was a mannequin.  The peculiar dealings in the department store serve as a reminder, and eventually show her that her time is up.  She must return to her inanimate existence.

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Now, what does all this have to do with The Eye-Dancers Amazon gift-card promotion that begins today?  I’m not sure!  Except to say, this promotion is very straightforward, and I promise, no one will be turned into a mannequin upon its completion.

For anyone who is thinking of purchasing The Eye-Dancers, the next three weeks offer an intriguing opportunity.  Beginning today, April 2, and ending Sunday, April 21, anyone who purchases The Eye-Dancers on Amazon will be eligible to win an Amazon gift card.  Here is how it works . . .

Between April 2 and April 21, if you buy The Eye-Dancers on Amazon, please notify me–either with a comment on this website, or via email at michaelf424@gmail.com.  I will write down the name of  each person who buys the book during this time frame on a small slip of paper, fold the paper, and place it in a jar.  Then, on April 22, the day after the promotion ends, I will randomly select one of the names from the jar.  The selected person will be awarded the Amazon gift card.

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The amount of the gift card will be based on the number of Amazon purchases of The Eye-Dancers during the promotional time period.  For each purchase, $1.50 will be earmarked toward the gift card.  So, for example, if there are twenty purchases during the promotion, the gift card would be $30 (20 purchases x $1.50 per purchase).  The gift card amount, in other words, will be determined by you!  The more purchases, the higher the amount on the gift card.

I’ll draw the winner’s name on Monday, April 22, and will email the good news to the winner, and immediately award them the gift card.

Hopefully you’ll take part!  Please remember, this only applies to Amazon purchases.  And if you do buy The Eye-Dancers during the designated period, please make sure to contact me so I can enter your name into the gift-card contest.

The link to The Eye-Dancers on Amazon is:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Eye-Dancers-ebook/dp/B00A8TUS8M

Hopefully, also, the details of this promotion are not as confusing, tricky, or scary as the shopping experience Marsha White endured in “The After Hours”!

A final note:  I have joined the Twitter world!  Please follow me at https://twitter.com/msfedison27.

Thanks so much for reading!

–Mike

48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mistylayne
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 17:04:28

    Fun contest! Also that episode of Twilight Zone makes me feel all kinds of unsettled – poor mannequin. :-/

    Reply

  2. WyndyDee
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 17:12:31

    Reblogged this on Wyndy Dee.

    Reply

  3. dmauldin53
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 19:01:10

    I just purchased The Eye-Dancers.

    Reply

  4. Michelle Proulx
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 20:05:59

    Twilight Zone always has the creepiest story concepts. I remember the first time I watched that one — To Serve Man. Shivers up my spine. Yeesh.

    Reply

  5. 2embracethelight
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 20:37:55

    That is very good indeed. I love Twilite Zone. Also your book sounds fascinating. At least the parts I have read. If I have opportunity to buy and read it, I most assurdedly will.
    Always
    Yisraela

    Reply

  6. Lyn
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 23:29:37

    I bought The Eye-Dancers last month, so I don’t qualify, but, I can assure you if you do buy it, you won’t be disappointed – it’s a great read (and no, I am not Mike’s Grandma)

    Reply

  7. laurie27wsmith
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 01:05:13

    Hi Mike I just bought Eye Dancers on Amazon,
    Cheers
    Laurie Smith

    Reply

  8. seeker
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 02:09:40

    Hi Mike, I went to chapters looking for a paper copy of the Eye Dancer and it’s only available in Kindle. Is there paper copy?

    Reply

    • The Eye-Dancers
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 11:54:26

      Hi Perpetua! No, at this time it is only an e-book. One thing that helps a lot, though, is the Kindle App, which is free and can be downloaded onto a smartphone, PC, iPad–almost anything! There may be a paper copy of The Eye-Dancers at some point, but for the moment, it is strictly electronic . . .

      Reply

  9. becky6259
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 03:00:11

    Reblogged this on Mrs. City Boy and commented:
    For those who like a little of the Twilight-Zone-y type thing mixed with a real attention-keeping story line, this Kindle book is a good deal. For $2.99 you not only get a good read, but also a chance at an Amazon gift card! Go and check this book out; the reviewers seem to like it.

    Reply

  10. myfavesjournal
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 03:32:11

    Looking forward to joining you on twitter

    Reply

  11. billiescauldron
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 13:11:31

    Hi Mike, I think I watched that movie long ago, but for me today I hope I never become the mannequin again, being awake, living and seeing how God molds us into loving children is exciting, watching how we change like beautiful autumn leaves showing our colors.
    Good luck with your promo, I can say the beginning was good and didn’t want to stop reading.

    Reply

  12. merrildsmith
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 20:58:05

    Hi Mike, I just bought your book! I had thought about buying it after I remembered how much I enjoyed the section from Chapter 1 you posted. Your contest was just an added incentive, but I hope it brings you lots of new sales.

    I love The Twilight Zone, but I had forgotten this episode. Thanks for the reminder.

    Reply

    • The Eye-Dancers
      Apr 04, 2013 @ 11:45:46

      Thanks so much! And glad this post reminded you of “The After Hours” episode! It’s definitely one of the best episodes of the entire series, and that’s saying a lot! There are so many great episodes.

      Reply

  13. lolarugula
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 23:46:15

    I love your Twilight Zone posts..makes me want to watch them all, as I’ve actually only seen a few of them. (for shame, I know!) Great idea with the Amazon promo, too!

    Reply

    • The Eye-Dancers
      Apr 04, 2013 @ 11:48:10

      Thanks Lesley! It’s always great to hear from you! And, you know, one good thing about not having seen many Twilight Zones is–you can still enjoy watching many of the episodes for the first time.:) I wish I could go back and watch them all without knowing the ending . . . I still enjoy watching them, but there’s nothing quite like watching a great Twilight Zone episode for the first time . . .

      Reply

  14. kelihasablog
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 00:52:32

    Very cool idea about the book! Your blogs on the Twilight Zone are really enjoyable… I’ve seen so many you bring back memories! 😀

    Reply

  15. shiroknowes
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 13:56:52

    Hi Mike I did my work and make a post about the HUG Award, thanks again for have nominate me…… a big Hug…., hahaha, SérachShirò !

    Reply

  16. Christina Channelle
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 22:20:49

    Lol. I accidentally unfollowed you on my phone and I was like, “Oh no!” Thanks for liking my posts and see you on Twitter 😀

    Reply

  17. joseyphina
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 00:16:26

    Very Interesting!

    Reply

  18. billiescauldron
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 13:42:52

    Hi Mike, I just finished part one and at this point I would like to not stop reading BUT I do have other things I must do. I am very curious about your mind though, how this book came about, what inspired you, what were you thinking? Great read, fasinating, highly recommend, and I am not one normally for reading this type of writing, but it pulls you in like the dream.

    Reply

  19. fashionassist
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 16:16:08

    Love the Twilight Zone…
    love how every episode you’re made to unlock door with a key from your imagination…
    really enjoyed this post + thinking I would enjoy your book too 😉

    Reply

    • The Eye-Dancers
      Apr 08, 2013 @ 13:52:53

      Thank you! And, if you do buy The Eye-Dancers before the 21st, please let me know so I can put you down for the gift card contest!:) Thanks again! It’s always great hearing from a fellow TZone fan.:)

      Reply

  20. jjspina
    May 06, 2013 @ 21:53:47

    Hi Mike,
    I just nominated you for an award on my blog at jemsbooks.wordpress.com. Congrats! I hope you books is selling big!!
    Janice

    Reply

  21. jjspina
    May 08, 2013 @ 01:21:36

    Hi Mike, I nominated you for a third award, Shine On Award on my blog. jemsbooks.wordpress.com I just noticed that you already received it. You certainly deserve it! Congrats.

    Reply

  22. twitter.com
    Jul 16, 2015 @ 23:19:27

    Good site you have here.. It’s hard to find good quality writing like yours these days.
    I honestly appreciate people like you! Take care!!

    Reply

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