Monday, 21 October 2013

Let's get mad : Unhinged Blog Tour

Welcome to the official UNHINGED virtual tour!


There will be twelve posts over the next two weeks. We’ll have BIG giveaways, and small ones, too, with prizes ranging from ARCs to temporary tattoos (and lots of Wonderlandian goodies and games in-between). You won’t want to miss a moment!

In SPLINTERED, book one of A.G. Howard’s eerie and twisted Alice in Wonderland spinoff, Alyssa plunged headfirst into the rabbit hole and faced the macabre side of Wonderland’s whimsy.

In book 2, UNHINGED, the eerie inner workings of Wonderland start seeping into Alyssa's human world at the worst possible time for any senior girl: prom week.

Inside book two’s pages, these questions will be answered:

• What is tulgey wood?

• What are the looking glass insects, really?

• What life-altering Wonderland secret is Alyssa’s mom hiding?

• What motivates the mysterious Morpheus?

And get ready to feel the heat when the meaning behind these two lines of the Jabberwocky poem is revealed:

• All mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe (odds are it's creepier than you think).

To kick off the first stop of the tour, we’ll look to autumn and its traditions. Fall is about taking stock of the things we have, and turning our eyes to new beginnings with the end of the year in sight.

With that in mind, we’re offering a glimpse into the new SPLINTERED e-novella written from the points of view of Morpheus and Jebediah.



In the following excerpt, Morpheus wants to know more about his rival for Alyssa's affections, so he’s going to dig into Jeb's Wonderland memories. A fellow netherling creature—the keeper of lost moments—warns Morpheus that he should beware, because he might be biting off more than he can chew...

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Morpheus’s attention locked on the small stage across the compartment. His heartbeat thudded with anticipation, a deep and steady rhythm. Red velvet curtains waited to part at any moment, to play Jebediah’s memories on a silver screen.

“Since you’ll be riding in the boy’s head to visit his lost memories,” the furry beetle said, “I’m bound by policy to warn you . . . Human emotions can be a powerful thing. They can make you see things in an entirely different light.”

“I’m counting on that.” Morpheus smirked. “Ever hear the saying about friends and enemies?”

The beetle scratched his shaggy hide. “Um . . . keep your friends close and your enemies closer?”

Morpheus settled onto the cushioned lounge chair, smoothing his pin-striped pant legs as he crossed his ankles. “Even better to take a walk in your enemy’s shoes. ’Tis the best way to control their footsteps. Or erase them altogether, should the opportunity arise.”

The beetle, trembling again, punched a button on the wall with one spindly arm. The stage curtains opened, revealing a movie screen. “Picture the boy’s face in your mind whilst staring at the empty screen, and you will experience his past as if it were today.”

His spiel was rehearsed—mechanical, even—but Morpheus’s pulse raced. He waited for the beetle to shut off the lamp. As soon as the insect had left the room and closed the door, Morpheus’s body came apart at the seams—floating through the darkness as if he were made of dust motes. All the pieces reassembled themselves on the silver screen in vivid, cinematic colors, until he was inside Jebediah Holt’s head, wearing his body, feeling his emotions.

In that moment, Morpheus gave himself over to the experience, seeing things as a human for the first time in his life...

(Picture attribution: William Frankhouser http://tinyurl.com/m2fko32)

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Want to know what happens once Morpheus steps inside Jeb’s memories, and what Jeb was doing in Wonderland when he and Alyssa were separated? Click here for ordering information.

Also, before you leave, be sure to enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win one of 12 UNHINGED ARCs.

And don't forget to join us for the second stop tomorrow, when Alyssa and Morpheus have a twitter chat about one of fall’s traditions: Thanksgiving. Maybe Alyssa can get him to admit what he’s thankful for.
Hope to see you there!

About Unhinged: Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend the prestigious art school in London she's always dreamed of.

That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs.

As prom and graduation creep closer, Alyssa juggles Morpheus’s unsettling presence in her real world with trying to tell Jeb the truth about a past he’s forgotten. Glimpses of Wonderland start to bleed through her art and into her world in very disturbing ways, and Morpheus warns that Queen Red won’t be far behind.

If Alyssa stays in the human realm, she could endanger Jeb, her parents, and everyone she loves. But if she steps through the rabbit hole again, she'll face a deadly battle that could cost more than just her head.

Links: Goodreads/Amazon/Barnes & Noble


About A.G. Howard : A.G. Howard was inspired to write SPLINTERED while working at a school library. She always wondered what would've happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child.

When she's not writing, A.G.'s pastimes are reading, rollerblading, gardening, and family vacations which often include impromptu side trips to 18th century graveyards or condemned schoolhouses to appease her overactive muse.

Website/Blog/Twitter/http://www.facebook.com/authoraghoward/Tumblr/Pinterest/Goodreads

Watch Unhinged Trailer

Now the awaited giveaway. 12 ARC’s of UNHINGED Domestic Only. Sorry international folks.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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72 comments:

  1. Super excited! Book sounds amazing.

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  2. Ah!!! I'm so excited for Unhinged and the novella. I read Splintered months ago and waiting is so difficult, sigh.

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  3. Huge fan...can't wait

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  4. I am so damn excited!!! <3

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  5. Oh my gosh, I'm SUPER EXCITED! I loved Splintered so much, and I can't wait to read the sequel. :)

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  6. CANT WAIT!!! Just found out about the novella right now so I am super stoked now! <3 Good luck everyone!

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  7. SO excited! Counting down the days!

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  8. Splintered was so amazing it put me in a mourning period and I haven't been able to finish a book since. I am so so so excited for unhinged! :)

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  9. Joefallon1@yahoo.com - I am so excited I have been stalking the internet for all info and sneek peaks into Unhinged!

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  10. I loved Splintered, I pre-ordered The Moth In the Mirror, and I can'T wait wait to read Unhinged! So thank you for sneak peak and the giveaway!!!!

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  11. You have no idea (or maybe you do) how excited I am for Unhinged!! I absolutely love Splintered and a MEGA fan of Anita's! Love love love this series! Woot for The Moth in the Mirror novella!

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  12. Cannot WAIT for Splintered!! In the meantime, I'll be eagerly watching my Kindle tonight to await the arrival of the novella.

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  13. I am so excited for Unhinged that I'm counting the days until it is released!

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  14. I'm super excited! Can't wait to find out what's going to happen next (bites fingernails).
    ~ Jenny V. ~

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  15. I cannot wait for Unhinged. I feel like I'm waiting forever. I need more Morpheus!

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  16. I am beyond excited! I don't think I have ever had such a hard time waiting for a sequel before! A.G. Howard is brilliant!;)

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway! I am so excited to read the sequel and the novella!! <3
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    -Cali W.

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  18. fhnwfhnwoiagneroagnreiuogh eaoiufhcuithnieoamwjfueancifr! too much excite!!!! Allegiant and Unhinged novella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fjeqohfwieuht cq*spontaneously combusts*

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  19. I actually havent read the first one, yet.. I have heard so many great things about the books and cant wait to read them!! thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  20. I can't even begin to describe how excited I am. I just can't. Don't make me, it won't be a pretty sight. There would be lots of flailing and squealing and possibly some sobbing from having to wait so long for more Morpheus. So just don't go there. You've been warned.

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  21. I loved Splintered after reading the e-ARC...so much that I had to order a signed hardcover. Can't wait for Unhinged!

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  22. I'm so ready for this book! SUPER FRICKIN EXCITED doesn't even begin to cover all the feelz I'm feelin!

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  23. I cannot wait for Unhinged, and for The Moth in the Mirror! Woot!

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  24. Ahhhh I am so excited for the sequel to Splintered!!! I am almost done with Splintered and I love this retelling. It's so exquisitely dark and mysterious!

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  25. Lovely! I'm tremendously excited!

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  26. I cannot wait to read this e-novella. Splintered was absolutely Outstanding, I can only imagine that reading it from some of the other characters perspectives will be just as outstanding.

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  27. I Loved Splintered so much I have a Mobile copy as well Hard cover. So looking to dive back in with Unhinged!

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  28. I love everything about this novel and I am beyond excited for Unhinged! I need more, more, more! :)

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  29. Very excited for the second book to come out. And now I know about the novella, thanks to your blog!

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  30. I cannot WAIT for Unhinged to come out! I am obsessed with any and everything Wonderland!

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  31. On a scale of grabby-hands to frothing-at-the-mouth, I'm at level dead-on-the-floor-in-anticipation.

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  32. I can't wait for this book! I loved this rendition!

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  33. VERY VERY EXCITED. Like in a I-Will-Kill-You-For-It way ;)

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  34. How could you end it right there!!!! Now I'm even more excited to read and I didn't know that was possible!!!

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  35. I'm so so so excited! I finally got myself a copy of the first book and I am dying to get a copy of the second so I can read them back to back! I've heard nothing but good things about this series and the covers are gorgeous!

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  36. I loved Splintered and I'm SO excited for the novella and Unhinged!!

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  37. Really excited I love the cover!

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  38. There are no words to explain how excited I am for Unhinged, and the novella!!!!

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  39. Are there supposed to be words to explain my level of excitement? I love the creativity behind the cover and, of course, the writing!

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  40. I am SO EXCITED for Unhinged! I read Splintered and I LOVED it! Can't wait!

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  41. I'm so excited that I'm re-reading Splintered so I won't die of waiting! :D

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  42. I'm so psyched for this book. Counting down the days until it's released!

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  43. SO FREAKING EXCITED THAT I CAN'T EVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Chelsie Lichty

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  44. SO EXCITED! *flails* I love this series!

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  45. I can't wait for this! I love the covers of this series!!!!

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  46. Morpheus not just walking in Jeb's memories, but seeing and feeling them as Jeb? Woah.

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  47. Splintered was such an amazing book. I'm glad to see that Morpheus steals the show in Unhinged. He's my favorite character of the series.

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  48. I cannot even describe. Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite books, and I adore retellings and new stories stemming from it. Plus, look at that cover! It's gorgeous.

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  49. I just can't!!!!!

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  50. One of my top most anticipated releases for 2014!! :)

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  51. Ooo, this is so cool! I'm excited to get the gorgeous purpleness in my hands :D

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  52. I am unbelievably excited!! Can hardly wait:)

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  53. Can. Not. Contain. Myself. LOVED "Splintered" and am so excited about "Unhinged"!

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  54. I AM ALL OF THE EXCITED FOR UNHINGED. Wheeee! :3

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  55. I CANNOT WAIT FOR UNHINGED!!! I have been dying to read it since I finished Splintered last year. It's my most anticipated book for 2014!

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  56. Super SUPER excited!

    Brynna

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  57. Kimberly Kosydor29 October 2013 at 00:12

    I am pee my pants excited! :-)

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  58. I'VE READ IT.

    KIMBERLY...YOU WILL PEE YOUR PANTS. #thatgood

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  59. I am SO excited for Unhinged! I LOVED Splintered!

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