Thursday, February 26, 2015

Falling for Alice: Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

Publication Date: April 24th 2015
Publisher: Vine Leaves Press

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About The Book

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.

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s beloved adventure, Alice in Wonderland—and as you might imagine, a lot of literary peeps are celebrating the occasion.This story has a special place in millions of young (and old) hearts, including those of the five Young Adult authors in the FALLING FOR ALICE anthology. Today, as we launch the awesome cover for FALLING FOR ALICE, we also celebrate our publisher’s actual birthday (Happy Birthday, Jessica Bell at Wine Leaves Press), and all of YOUR unbirthdays. We hope you get to have your cake and eat it too.


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About the Authors:

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 thcure to her thirst—or the final catalyst that will send Alice down the rabbit hole of madness?

Q&A: Design a cake that represents your story. What flavour, decorations, etc would you use?
I’m afraid it’s a dark cake—devil’s food, with black or deep purple icing, likely in the shape of a coffin. On top of the coffin would be a fondant White Rabbit, with red icing stiches across its heart. BUT, if you cut into the center, and eat your way to the bottom layer, there’s white chocolate with pudding and sprinkles!


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.

Q&A: Design a cake that represents your story. What flavour, decorations, etc would you use?

My cake would be made almost entirely out of vegetables, since when we first meet Alice, she is desperate to lose weight. It would be in layers: a flat square of celery on the bottom, then carrots, then green beans, followed by an enormous layer of fresh spinach and leafy greens to make it look substantial, even if it isn’t. However, there is also a somewhat magical solution to Alice’s weight problem in White Rabbit Rx, so when she cuts into this vegetable cake, it would magically turn into the most mouth-watering fluffy white cake when she eats it.


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.

Q&A: Design a cake that represents your story. What flavour, decorations, etc would you use?

Since my story is called Wormhole to Wonderland it’s set in the future.We’d have it made by a food replicator. It would have several tiers and looking at it from above, it would look like a wormhole, with tiny symbols from Alice in Wonderland, placed upon it. (Rabbit, Top Hat, Tea Cups) It would taste amazing— light and fluffy, have zero calories and actually make you lose five pounds and it would be chocolate of course.


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?

Q&A: Design a cake that represents your story. What flavour, decorations, etc would you use?
It should probably be wine-flavored, but that would be disgusting, lol, so let’s go with chocolate. Can’t go wrong with chocolate! It would be decorated to look like a turntable for vinyl record albums, maybe with peace signs, music notes, and bright flowers scattered around the sides.


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.

Q&A: Design a cake that represents your story. What flavour, decorations, etc would you use?

My cake flavor would be dark chocolate with chocolate icing to represent the vast darkness of space. Decorations would include plenty of sprinkles to act as distant stars, with M&Ms for each planet in our Solar System.


The Giveaway:

Five prizes are up for grabs! Enter to win!

1 A copy of Falling For Alice (when ready)
2 An e-copy of Denise Jarden's Foreign Exchange
3 a copy of the Spirted anthology
4 a copy of Killer Instinct by Dawn Dalton and Judith Graves
5 One of Cady Vance's books in e-book format

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  1. It's my birthday on Tuesday - probably the new Andrew Taylor, Mark Billingham and H is for Hawk, as they're all just our in paperback.

  2. Um I've really been into all the Parks & Rec merch popping up all over the place because of the finale and if anyone were to buy those for me, I'd be the happiest Li'l Sebastian out there.

  3. Thanks so much for helping us with the cover reveal! :)

  4. Thanks for helping spread the word about FALLING FOR ALICE <3 Also, your blog is so pretty!

  5. Your blog is sooo cute. I love the header font. Thank you for having us on for our cover reveal!


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