Mundie Moms

Monday, May 26, 2014

Livecast from COHF Launch Party at 92Y is On Right Now

\Mundie Moms,  join Cassie's lifestream launch that is going on right now. Cassie's reading some of the most hysterical voicemails that are left on  Magnus's phone. Click over here to see Cassie and her special guest stars, Holly Black, Maureen Johnson, Josh Lewis and Kelly Link.

ENSNARED by A.G. Howard, Cover Reveal / Blog Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway

Hello & welcome to the next stop on the ENSNARED cover puzzle reveal tour. I'm so thrilled to be apart of this tour. I absolutely adore A.G. Howard, and have loved her series. Before I shared today's puzzle piece and tell you about the giveaway, here's a little bit about ENSNARED and the series. 

About the series:

About Splintered, book #1 in the series, was released on January 1, 2013. 

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

About Unhinged, book #2 in the series, was released on January 7, 2014 from Amulet books.

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.

About ENSNARED, book #3 in the Splintered Series, will be released on January 6th, 2015 by Amulet Books.

After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She’s determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world—-a parallel dimension filled with mutated and sadistic netherling outcasts.
In the final installment of the Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that’s gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But even if everyone succeeds and comes out alive, can they all truly have their happily ever after?


I'm thrilled to have A.G. Howard on the blog today! Here's what she's here to share with fans today: 
I hope you had a great weekend and are ready to continue our unveiling of the official Ensnared book cover. For the full reveal schedule, go here.

Without further adieu, here is Puzzle Piece #4...*

The spotlight character on book 3’s cover has gone through some changes (putting it mildly) since the last time we saw them. Confused about what you’re seeing in the sample? The clue is in the prize pack: A set of garnet-red press-on face gems…

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.
Find A.G. here:

The Giveaway

And I’m throwing in some personalized Splintered Series swag + a corded necklace, too (both the crown and heart play a huge role in bk 3):

Good luck with the giveaway! Join us again tomorrow at Tales of a Ravenous Reader where I’ll share some of the symbolism behind Ensnared’s cover and another glimpse of the spotlight character.

Keeping reading to ENTER to win:

Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, we are taking the day off from blogging. 
We wanted to say THANK YOU to all those who have served our country, and continue to serve our country. Thank you to the families of those who serve and have served. You are all constantly in our hearts, and our prayers. To those we've lost, you will never be forgotten! 
We hope you each of have a wonderful and safe holiday with your family and friends.