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