Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The time it was a debut author hop

Hooray for another giveaway hop!!

This one is being hosted by Bookhounds and I Am a Reader, Not a Writer


There were many debut authors in 2013 who are amazing, but one woman in particular immediately came to mind: A.G. Howard.  I have a pretty big girl crush on her [she hasn't filed a restraining order yet] and Splintered is definitely one of my favorites of the year.

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.
Soooooooo. Up for grabs.....


A signed hardcover copy of Splintered, an arc of Unhinged and a necklace that will make sense once you've read Unhinged [thank you, Anita].  And this giveaway is international!

Rules for the giveaway are listed under the "terms and conditions" on the Rafflecopter widget.

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Now that you've entered here, check out all of the other blogs on the hop [listed below] for a bazillion chances to win other phenomenal books! You can also check out the host blogs at: Bookhounds and I Am a Reader, Not a Writer

**Good Luck!!**

114 comments:

  1. The cheshire cat. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  2. Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway!!

    I would have to choose 'the mad hatter' {as i can be a little strange myself!}. x

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  3. The Mad Hatter, Johnny Depp version. ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Oh do I have to choose one character? Can't I just have them all? I think it also depends on what version we're talking about. Book - I would say the Cheshire Cat. Movie - I would say the Mad Hatter.

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  5. I love the mad hatter. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ~ Yvonne

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  6. Morpheus! I've never liked Alice in Wonderland until Splintered.

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  7. Jeb and The Mad Hatter! I can't believe I've never loved Alice in Wonderland until now! Thanks for the awesome giveaway <3

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  8. The Mad Hatter has always been my favorite. Thank you for the giveaway! :D

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  9. ^^ the cat definitively^^
    thanks for this great opportunity to win

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  10. The white rabbit! :) and thank you for the giveaway, I'm dying to read unhinged *^*

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  11. Definitely Morpheus! Unless you mean the original novel, where it's a tie between the caterpillar and the mad hatter. Thanks so so much for making the giveaway international!

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  12. Chessie!! I love the Cheshire cat :3

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  13. Cheshire Cat but in this version of the stories Morpheus

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  14. The Red Queen, but in this world Morpheus!

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  15. OMG!!! I love this serie!!
    I love Jeb! I love Mopheus! (really, I prefer Morpheus than Jeb, lol) And Alissa... well, I love her too :)
    Thanks so very much for this international giveaway

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  16. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! My favorite character? Uhm, I'm team Jebpheus so... both guys are my fav<3

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  17. Thanks so much for making this international!! =D

    My fave character in the classic tale's Wonderland was Alice and my fave characters in Splintered's Wonderland is also Alyssa, she's amazing and kicks arse!! (But I'm Team Jeb!!).

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  18. So excited about this!!!
    It would either be Morpheus or Gossamer, cuz who doesn't love a jealous little fairy ^-^

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  19. My Favorite Character(In The Disney Cartoon) Would Have To Be..Wow o.O This Is Hard, Never Thought About This. The Cheshire Cat & The Mad hatter! They Both Make Me Laugh<3
    Now In Splintered's Wonderland I'd Most Definitely Say Morpheus<3 Does Alyssa Count Being In Wonderland? Cause She Has To Be One Of My Favorite Characters<3 Especially When She Started Chasing The Dormouse x) Love How She Called Him Skittles Too, My Favorite Candy xD

    Anyway! Thanks For The Chance At The Giveaway! Have A Nice Day! :)

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  20. My favourite character on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is the Red Queen. For Splintered, it's sexy Morpheus ;)

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  21. Does Jeb count?? If not, then probably the Door Mouse or Mad Hatter.

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  22. Gotta love Cheshire Cat. (I love cats!) Also, the Mad Hatter. :)
    Thank you for this giveaway! :) - Cindy

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  23. I would say, Alyssa, as my favourite character n Splintered. To be honest, it's really hard to choose between Jeb and Morpheus, so I guess my decision lies in Alyssa's choice :) Another factor would be how I can relate to Alyssa's feelings and how she thinks, in a way...

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  24. Based on the movies (since I haven't read the classic book nor this one), either Mad Hatter, Alice, or Red Queen ;)

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  25. Definitely the Mad Hatter!
    Thanks for all the giveaways you do!

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  26. I really like Jeb. He's mein favourite Charakter.

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  27. My favourite character in the original Wonderland is definitely the Mad Hatter :D
    And in Howard's Wonderland, it would be Morpheus, because he's so dark and twisted, and I want to learn all of his secrets!

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  28. Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I really want to read Unhinged!

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  29. In the original Alice In Wonderland book, my favorite character is the Mad Hatter. In A.G Howard's wonderland, my favorite character is Morpheus.
    Awesome giveaway:)

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  30. Mad Hatter! I adore the White Rabbit and the mad Hare too, buuut, Hatter wins for me. ;) Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

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  31. In Carroll's Wonderland , I love the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat. In Howard's wonderland, I love Morpheus, the caterpillar and definitely Alyssa

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  32. Mad Hatter all the way! But I haven't read this series yet so I'm not sure who my favorite would be int hat case :)
    Thank you!

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  33. I really love Morpheus... NEW FANGIRL JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON

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  34. The Mad Hatter is my favorite character from Alice in Wonderland and Morpheus is my favorite character from Splintered. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  35. Reading the original book. I loved Mad Hatter always, but I am constantly drawn to the Red Queen too :)

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  36. Well, can I give two? LOL. I'm that indecisive. My favorite characters have to be... Morpheus and the Mad Hatter! Thank you for the awesome giveaway and more power to your blog! <3

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  37. Ooh, I think I'd have to go with either The Mad Hatter or the Cheshire Cat. Both are crazy and hilarious!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  38. Oh, the Chesire cat of course!

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  39. My favorite character in Wonderland has always been Hatter!!

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  40. I have never read Splintered or Unhinged so I don't know any characters yet. In Lew Carroll's Wonderland, I would say the squealing baby pig/baby and the caterpillar, lol.

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  41. I haven't read this series yet so I'm very thankful for the giveaway! For my favorite character in Wonderland, I love the Mad Hatter! Thanks again!

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  42. I love the Mad Hatter.

    thanks for hosting this giveaway

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  43. I love the Cheshire Cat. He is so much fun. Thank you so much for this exceptional giveaway - AND for not making us use GFC. I hate GFC. I only subscribed to it for contests. I never check that cursed email address. Thank you so much!

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  44. Haven't read these yet, so if I go by the original story, probably the caterpillar! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. In Howard's Wonderland my favourite character would have to me Morpheus! In the original Wonderland its a toss up between Hatter and the Cheshire Cat I just love them both!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. In Splintered I love Morpheus in the book/show I love the white rabbit!

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  47. My heart belongs to Morpheus! How could you not love him?

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  48. Alice of course! In Splintered, it'd be Morpheus though ;)

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  49. The Mad Hatter for me definitely, I can relate to a little crazy :)

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  50. I'm a fan of the mad hatter, my favorite version being Hatter form SyFy's Alice.

    Brynna

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  51. I always loved the white rabbit when I was growing up, but after seeing the movie I kinda love the Mad Hatter! I'm a huge Johnny Depp fan! :)

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  52. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, they're so cute and adorable... I just... ugh <3

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  53. I like the Mad Hatter, but love Jeb in the book!

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  54. The mad Hatter! And of course Alice.... Not sure if she counts but I love both those characters!

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  55. Definitely the Cheshire cat! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

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  56. Mallyumkun (doormouse) and definetly Chesire. Both Tim burton style. All time fav movie ever!!

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  57. My favourite is Morpheus! I've never really liked 'Alice in Wonderland' until 'Splintered'!

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  58. Alice of course LOL!!
    Tammy Hudson
    HUBTIVOLI1@YAHOO.COM

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  59. I like the Chesire Cat and the chubby twins, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum!

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  60. The Mad Hatter! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

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  61. I love The Mad Hatter! And Morpheus of course! The doormouse. All of them. I loved Splintered!

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  62. I love the Chesire Cat! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

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  63. Tweedledum & Tweedledee! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  64. I love Mad Hatter. Thank you for the giveaway, enjoy your day! :)

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  65. The White Rabbit or the Mad Hatter! thanks!

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  66. My favorite character from Wonderland is probably the Mad Hatter

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  67. I love so many! The Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, March Hare (the fun and crazy ones)!

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  68. Okay, I'm DYING here...how did I not know you were giving away these TREASURES?!?!?! Waahhh!! That's what I get for not keeping up with my blog subscription emails!! Dang, dang, dang! Thank goodness I saw someone's tweet just now so I could at least enter - even if I don't win, it's better than not having entered at all!!

    Okay, on to your actual question, now that I've vented: in the original tale, I always loved the caterpillar and the Cheshire Cat. I believe it's only fitting, yes? - seeing as how I adore MORPHEUS and Chessie more than life itself in Anita's version!!! Now that I think about it...it's rather funny that my favorites from 30+ years ago are also my favorites in this latest iteration! Of course, when I was 6 I had no idea I'd be in love-lust with who mr. caterpillar grows up to be, HA!!!

    (Must say again, dangit all, I'm so mad I didn't see your post on this the day it came out!! Clearly I need to force Gmail to move YOUR posts to my primary inbox instead of under the new social tab thingamajig they've created where all my blogger emails go!!!! Well, fingers and toes are crossed...I'll simply shrivel up and die if I don't win!!! (No pressure dude))

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