Wednesday, October 23, 2013

[Blog Tour: Unhinged by A.G. Howard / Guest Post / Giveaway]

I'm super excited to be a part of Rockstar Book Tours and Amulet Book blog tour for A.G. Howard's newest Wonderland adventure.  A.G. is a class lady and a fantastic author and it's a pleasure to host her and her new book "Unhinged" today.  As a fan of The Moth himself, I'm also stoked for this post!  So get ready for the details people!

Summary:

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.

Book Links:
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About The Author:

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.

Stalk A.G. At These Links:
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Guest Post:

Welcome to the third stop!

Today’s post, and the remaining nine that follow, will be celebrating one of fall’s most anticipated nights: Halloween.

To kick off the thrills and chills, Morpheus dropped off a creepy excerpt from Unhinged to share with you. If you’re Coulrophobic, you might want to grab your blanky. And if you’re not, at least you’ll know what the term means by the end of this post.



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Sunlight dapples the floor through the hopper window, but the bathroom is gray and still. Today the bugs have been relentless in their whispers, as if the cricket from last night is leading them on a revolt:

They’re here, Alyssa. They don’t belong . . . send them back.

I lean against the sink. “Who?” I whisper aloud, frustrated with the obscure warnings.
As I’m waiting for a response, I hear a rustle inside one of the half-closed stalls. I inhale a startled breath and lean down to look under the metal door, careful not to let my hair touch the damp floor.

“Is someone there?”

No answer. Steeling myself, I swing the door open.

A gurgling hiss greets me along with the distorted face of the clown. It’s toy size again and standing on the toilet lid. I screech and stumble back, tripping over my backpack. My elbow knocks the paper towel dispenser open. Squares of brown paper flutter down all around me.


Hopping to the floor, the demented toy scurries after me, razor-sharp teeth bared and snapping. One of its shoes slips on the paper towels and it falls. It crawls toward me instead, never slowing. Heart pounding, I look around for something to use as a weapon—to protect myself from that snarling mouth…
(Picture attribution: Wes Bryant http://tinyurl.com/nxx6klz)

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Want to know what happens next? Click here for Unhinged ordering information.

Also, we’d love to hear what you’re most afraid of. Leave us a comment!

And be sure to enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win one of 12 UNHINGED ARCs.

Tomorrow on the fourth stop, we’ll be giving away some free recipes, costume, and decorating ideas when one of Morpheus’s sprites and her pal the Door Mouse drop by to showcase a Halloween party, Wonderland style.

Hope to see you there!

Giveaway:
Now it's your chance to win one of those 12 ARCs that A.G. was talking about.  Fill out the Rafflecopter below, but remember that it's only open to domestic readers.  Sorry to the rest of you.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check Out The Rest Of The Tour:
10/21/2013         Pages From My Thoughts            
10/22/2013         Fiction Freak      
10/23/2013         The White Unicorn
10/24/2013         Icey Books- Character Naming Contest          
10/25/2013         The Cover Contessa        
10/26/2013         Book Hounds      Extra Giveaway
10/28/2013         Reading Teen     
10/29/2013         Book Haven Extraordaire   Extra Giveaway
10/30/2013         The Lifelong Bookworm                
10/31/2013         Two Chicks on Books       Extra Giveaway
11/1/2013            Fiktshun               
11/2/2013            I am a Reader     Extra Giveaway
 

14 comments:

Tammy Farrell said...

I love the concept of this book!

Amanda Engelkes said...

So excited for Unhinged! Just finished The Moth in the Mirror last night. Loved the excerpt!

juliababyjen said...

Very excited for this one, I just love the covers on these books!

Brittany Todd said...

I cannot waiiitttt! Such a huge fan!

Rocky said...

I adore this author! I can't wait to read this book. I re-read Splintered so many times!

Anonymous said...

Very excited!

Jess said...

This is a series I hear about all the time, but still haven't picked up. That cover is creepy-good though!

Thanks for participating in the giveaway :)

kellysessionswoodward said...

Yikes...I didn't think I was afraid of clowns, but I am now!!

Candy Hamilton said...

I'm so excited for unhinged to come out. January can not come fast enough

Cali Willette said...

There is nothing more scarier than clowns!

Alexia Purdy said...

Love this story! I can't wait for more!

Anonymous said...

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOK AND TOUR! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

Shelly said...

I am so excited for Unhinged ahhh!

Avril said...

Been looking forward to this - love the covers too!