ENSNARED Cover Puzzle Reveal: Guest Post by A.G. Howard + Giveaway

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I am so unbelievably excited to be able to reveal the first puzzle piece from the cover of A.G. Howard’s ENSNARED, the third and final book in the Splintered trilogy which releasing this January.

I love all the covers in this amazing series and I can’t wait to find out what this cover looks like in its entirety next week. The colors are vibrant and gorgeous and I just know this cover is going to be absolutely stunning.

And of course I can’t wait to read ENSNARED this winter… even if I am heartbroken that I’ll have to say goodbye to these brilliant and delightful and charming and wicked characters.

For today’s reveal, I also have a short introduction and teaser from the author, along with the first of many giveaways. And if you’d like to know a little bit more about the author and each of the books in the series, all their details, and links to find them online, are below her post.

The reveal schedule is included at the bottom of this post and I’ll be sure to update it with direct links when each puzzle piece is revealed. Stay tuned for the full reveal and a mega giveaway over at Two Chicks on Books on May 28th.

But for now, let me turn my blog over to the author, A.G. Howard…

Guest Post, Reveal & Giveaway by A.G. Howard

Thanks so much for joining us for the official Ensnared cover reveal! The incredible design insights of Maria Middleton and the mystical artistry of Nathalia Suellen have combined once again to make a magical, subtle, beautiful cover that perfectly represents the story within. See that banner up there? That’s just a sample of some of the gorgeous colors you’ll see in the artwork.

Now, since this is the final cover of the Splintered Trilogy, we’ve decided do something different to torture entice you. 😉

Over the next several days (excluding Sat & Sun), we’ll be offering puzzle piece glimpses of the artwork, along with teasers or excerpts that tie into the piece, to whet your appetite for the final post and Ensnared ‘s official cover reveal on Wednesday, May 28th. For the entire reveal schedule, go here.

We’ll offer small prize packs each day before topping off the reveal with the biggest giveaway of all (including signed books / ARCs + the gorgeous Death Head Moth necklace pictured here)!

The giveaways are all INTL, so anyone is eligible to win.

Okay, let’s begin. Puzzle Piece #1…


This beautiful golden flower is more than just eye candy. It’s a honey-comb flavored blossom that serves as one of the many exotic fae foods Alyssa is offered on her journey through book 3. A few others include: wiggly candied spiders; fizzy dandelion wine; and cherry icicle chimes suspended midair by fairy enchantments.

For your own chance to sample something exotic, today’s giveaway prize is an edible flower garden seed kit that includes: Bachelor Buttons, Calendula, Chrysanthemum, Cilantro, Dames Rocket, Dill, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Red Clover, and Sunflowers:


And a cookbook to go along with it:


Be sure and enter the rafflecopter below, then join us again tomorrow at Adventures of a Book Junkie for an excerpt from the book, and a glimpse at AnyElsewhere’s wildlife.

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About Ensnared

Release date: January 6, 2015
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 384
Formats: Hardcover (available to pre-order now)



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?

About A.G. Howard

AG 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.


Other Books in the Series



Release date: January 1, 2013
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 384
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook


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.


The Trailer…

The Moth in the Mirror


Series: SPLINTERED #1.5
Release date: October 22, 2013
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 40
Formats: eBook


An original ebook-only novella in the Splintered series, told from the points of view of both Jeb and Morpheus. Morpheus wants to know more about his rival for Alyssa’s affections, so he digs into Jeb’s memories of his time in Wonderland. But he may be surprised by what he finds.

This brand-new story and perspective from A.G. Howard’s dark, magical world stands alone, but also provides a tantalizing glimpse of what’s to come in Unhinged, the sequel to Splintered.




Release date: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 400
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook


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.


The Trailer…

Cover Reveal Schedule

May 21st – Fiktshun

May 22nd – Adventures of a Book Junkie

May 23rd – Dark Faerie Tales

May 26th – A.G. Howard’s Blog Mundie Moms

May 27th – Tales of a Ravenous Reader

May 28th – Two Chicks on Books

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