My A to Z Blogging theme in April will be about my fave book characters.
I'm super excited for today! A.G. Howard is a fellow QTer and one of my WrAHM sisters.
She let Jeb hang out at my blog for a few. *fans face*
He's a character in her amazing YA novel, Splintered.
Hi, Jeb! In four words, describe yourself.
Stubborn, protective, athletic, and artistic.
What’s the first thing about Alyssa that captured your attention?
That she was scarred like me. I was working on my mom’s car when my sister brought her over for introductions. Al kept staring at my bare chest. *ears flush red* I figured she was freaked out by my scars so I started to look for my t-shirt. She found it first and offered it to me. Our hands touched, and I noticed she had scars on her palms and wrists. She caught me looking and couldn’t get her hands in her pockets fast enough. I knew right then she was a kindred spirit.
What’s your favorite card game?
Poker. It’s the one game my dad taught me. It was also the only time we ever sat down together in peace.
What’s your go-to snack at the movies?
Hot tamales, because Al likes cinnamon and it’s a sure way to get a lot of kisses. *grins*
How many skateboards do you own? Do you have one that you’d choose over all others?
I have two boards. One is a Zero Blood Deck board. The neon color scheme works great for Underland:
The other is a garage troll I bought for ten bucks at a yard sale when I was first learning to skate. Not sure what brand it is because all the paint’s rubbed off. There’s no grip tape and the hardware is miss-matched, but it’s my favorite because it has character in spite of its battle scars. Or maybe because of them:
Word association time! What’s the first thought that comes to mind when I say the following:
Helmet - motorcycle
Umbrella - rain
Cake - grow
Bugs - mosaics
Thanks to Anita for letting Jeb hang out at my blog for awhile! *sigh*
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.
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