Thursday, 26 February 2015

Falling for Alice Anthology Cover Reveal, Interview & Giveaway

On Sale April 24, 2015
New Alice. New Wonderland. New stories ​to love. 
From ​the modern Alice dumped in the Aquarian ​Age of the late sixties, to the ​present day Alice, tormented by body image and emotional issues, to the Alice of the future, launched forward through time and space, FALLING FOR ALICE offers five fresh takes on ​Lewis​ Carroll’s classic tale. For 150 years, people all over the world have fallen under Alice in Wonderland’s spell. ​Now, follow five Young Adult authors down the rabbit hole to discover Alice like you’ve never seen her before. One thing is certain—this is not your mother’s Alice. 

Cady Vance

Cady Vance is the author of Young Adult and New Adult speculative fiction, including BONE DRY, NEVER SLEEP and CLASH. After growing up in small town Tennessee, she decided to embark on a grand adventure by packing up her bags and moving to NYC. Now, she studies for her PhD in the UK and dreams of seeing the universe. Visit her website at or follow her on

When Alice Dodgson's long-term boyfriend, Wyatt, enrols in the first teen program to spend six months aboard the international space station Wonder, Alice is quick to sign up so she can join him on his epic adventure. But Wyatt breaks up with Alice just after launch, and she's left to navigate this strange new world of zero gravity alone.

Dawn Dalton

Dawn Dalton is a short-story author, novelist, screenwriter, professional editor and communications specialist. Her short story, THREAD OF THE PAST was included in the SPIRITED anthology (Leap Books, 2012) and her novel, KILLER INSTINCT, (Leap Books, 2013), co-written with Judith Graves, was nominated for the Silver Falchion award. When she's not slaying fictional monsters, she's geeking out over fairy tales, Jack Bauer, Halloween, sports cars, and all things that go bump in the night. Dawn lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband, Jeff and their giant English Mastiff, Roarke. Dawn also writes contemporary Young Adult under the last name IUS. ANNE & HENRY debuts September 2015 from Simon Pulse. Visit Dawn online at or follow her on Twitter @dawnmius or @dawn_dalton.

ALICE is thirsty—and no matter how much she drinks, nothing can satiate her need. But when she meets Lewis, the tall, scary boy with the cat-like hazel eyes, her emotions spiral out of control. Is he the cure to her thirst—or the final catalyst that will send Alice down the rabbit hole of madness?

Denise Jaden

Denise Jaden’s novels have been shortlisted or received awards through the Romance Writers of America, Inspy, and SCBWI. The first draft of her debut novel, LOSING FAITH (Simon & Schuster), was written in 21 days during NaNoWriMo, and she loves talking with writers and students about her fast drafting process. Jaden's other young adult novels include NEVER ENOUGH (Simon & Schuster) and FOREIGN EXCHANGE (an Editor's Pick from Evernight Teen). Her non-fiction books for writers include, WRITING WITH A HEAVY HEART and FAST FICTION. Find out more at

In a desperate attempt to lose weight, Alice takes an experimental drug, WHITE RABBIT, which comes with side effects like heightened senses and the chance to see who her true friends are...and are not.

Kitty Keswick

Kitty Keswick adores writing YA short stories almost as much as novels. Kirkus named her short story DEATH BECOMES HER,"Among the Standouts," in the SPIRITED anthology (Leap Books, 2012). Her short story MY PROM DATE'S A VAMPIRE was published oringially by The Wild Rose Press (2008) the rights were bought by Leap Books (2009). Her debut young adult paranormal, FREAKSVILLE (2010) was one of the inaugural novels that launched Leap Books. Her second novel FURRY & FREAKED is due out in late 2015. She's a professed anglophile and once spent a blissful month touring crumbling ruins in the UK. She loves twisting fairy tales with history, lives for make believe and even has a fairy door or two in her home. Kitty now resides fifteen miles inland from the sea with her hubby, stepson and a very lucky black cat. She can often be found dipping her toes in the moody waters of the west coast.  Visit her blog at

The year is 2114. Alice is one of the elite humans chosen to repopulate a New Earth, traveling onboard the Starship Jabberwocky, to Kepler­-22b a planet six hundred light years from Earth in the Cygnus Constellation. The Originators blended her DNA with that of famous authors to produce a perfect human, each with a specific job needed to make their new home habitable. Humans are flawed by nature. Alice’s creative and curious character isn’t something they planned. She longs for adventure far beyond the confines of her plastic, metal and glass world and doesn’t fit their drone mold. When flashes of disturbing images clog her memories, Alice is desperate to do anything, to go anywhere, to find the answers. Even if it means losing her mind.

Shari Green

Shari Green writes Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction and occasionally masquerades as a poet. Her first novel for teens, FOLLOWING CHELSEA, was released by Evernight Teen in Fall 2014. When she's not glued to her laptop, Shari can often be found wandering in a blissful daze on the beach near her home on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Visit her online at

Seventeen-year-old Alice’s punk band Mad Cat is primed for its inaugural tour, when the other members—including Alice’s boyfriend—team up and cut her from the band. Humiliated and raging-mad, Alice stashes her guitar in the back of a closet and retreats from both music and social life. But when she falls down a proverbial rabbit hole, landing in the midst of the largest peace-and-music event in history, Alice must confront the question that’s been eating at her all summer: if she isn’t a musician, who is she?

So I got to ask these lovely ladies one question. My question was:
"If you were celebrating your Unbirthday, what would the party look like?"

Kitty - It would be at the beach. I’d make some great gypsy/traveler inspired tents, and place several tables on the sand, with long white billowing tablecloths. I’d string lights above the tables and tie them to poles dug into the sand, forming a “room” without walls. The tabletops would be decorated with shells and flowers and with mason jars filled with sand and candles. I’d also surround the area with lanterns hanging from sticks. One table would have a massive tiered cake decorated with a mermaid and shells. (No candles!) I’d hire a DJ and have a bamboo dance floor on top the sand. Everyone would dance the night away to 80s songs. We’d have BBQ, sweet and tangy with lots of options of side dishes, drink sweet-tea around a fire pit, and once the sun went down, everyone would have fluffy blankets to wrap around their shoulders.

Dawn - First, we’d all go to the bookstore and load up on books. Then, we’d head somewhere quiet where we could all read…erm…not cool? How about a haunted house tour? That’s fun, right?

Shari - A campfire on the beach with my family and close friends. The menu? cold beer, smoked salmon, and the chocolate that was meant for s’mores.

Denise - My unbirthday party would include many healthy but enjoyable things—massages for everyone! Homemade smoothies made to order! A group dance class to some can’t-sit-still music! Everybody leaves my Unbirthday feeling energized and great about themselves, rather than bloated and tired.

Cady - At my Unbirthday party, everyone would be divided into their appropriate Hogwarts house. We’d sit at long oak tables and eat lots of Harry Potter inspired treats. For all the adults in the room, we’d even have House cocktails before playing a game of Harry Potter charades.

So basically, there'd be awesome shenanigans going on. Well count me in!
Tell me in the comments what would your Unbirthday Party look like!

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