Blog Tour: Unhinged by A.G. Howard [Guest post + Giveaway]

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Welcome to stop #9!

Today Alyssa and Jenara are going to discuss one of their favorite campy movies and the impact it had on their fashion choices for prom. But first, a quick bit of Unhinged trivia: Alyssa’s prom dress was actually inspired by Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, one of my very favorite movies!

Corpse Bride

But while helping me revise the story, my editor suggested we make up something fun and campy for the dress’s origin—something that would add some unique window dressing to Alyssa’s world. Thus, Zombie Brides in Vegas was born.  After Googling to make sure there wasn’t such a movie, it was a go. Though the film’s premise isn’t discussed in detail throughout the book, today, we’ll let the girls tell you a little about it.


Zombies in Vegas

Jenara: At first, it was the movie poster that sucked us in.

Alyssa: Totally. Who can resist something that gets two severed thumbs up? *snorts*

Jenara: Then, we found out it was going to be showing at the drive-in, which meant screamy scary snuggle time with our guys.

Alyssa: After that, nothing could stop us.

Jenara: So, we’re supposed to say our fave scene and the part we hated most, right?

Alyssa: Yep. And I guess spoilers are cool?

Jenara: That’s the way I understood it. You go first.

Alyssa: Okay. Favorite scene, when Drusilla realizes her groom, Rig A. Mortis, is the one who infected her and she bites off his ring finger and yells, “A-nnulled!”

Jenara and Alyssa: *laughing hysterically*

Alyssa: *wiping eyes* Worst part was when Carrie’s groom tried to slide the garter off her thigh and her leg–

Jenara: Cracked in half and he started gnawing on it! Gag!

Alyssa: Right?

Jenara: My fave was when Drusilla and Carrie pulled that Thelma and Louis move at the end, riding off the mountain after catching their car on fire. But it’s also my least favorite, because I hated thier, “Till death do us part” line. Total cheese.

Alyssa: But we both loved the costuming. It was perfect.

Jenara: Yep, somehow, they made those dresses and tuxedos look elegant and sophisticated, even with blood, brains, and mud splashed across the fabric.

Alyssa: Which is what inspired our prom outfits.

Jenara: *taps finger on lower lip* I’m pretty sure the movie’s out on DVD now. You with me?

Alyssa: *takes Jenara’s elbow* Till death do us part, baby.

Jenara: *rolls eyes*

(Picture Attributions: Corpse Bride Poster by Jurro;   Corpse Bride Doll by Cliff Nordman; Zombie Bride by Martin Soulstealer )


What do you think? Should Hollywood make a movie about undead brides and grooms infesting Vegas? Personally, I think it would rock. 😉 Be sure to join us tomorrow for the next tour stop when Jeb, Jenara, and Alyssa discuss some Halloween memories and host a giveaway for a Wonderland inspired journal. Until then, if you haven’t entered the rafflecopter below for a chance at one of the 12 Unhinged ARCs, there’s still time.  Hope to see you soon!


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Title: Unhinged (Splintered #2)

Author: A.G. Howard

Publication date: January 7, 2014

Publisher: Amulet Books

Pages: 400

Blurb: 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.

Links:  Goodreads/Amazon/Barnes & Noble


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.






Thank you so much A.G. Howard, Amulet Books, and Rockstar Book Tours for the opportunity to be part of this blog tour! And thank you guys for dropping by! You are AWESOME! CLICK HERE for the full schedule of the tour. 🙂

Jesselle xx


11 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Unhinged by A.G. Howard [Guest post + Giveaway]

  1. LOL, I vote for a “Zombie Brides in Vegas” spin-off! New novella, anyone???

    Also, I love how visual your books are, Anita. Can’t wait to read what’s next!

  2. Vegas is begging for an infestation of undead brides and grooms! I love how Anita is so beautifully descriptive with her characters’ outfits and accoutrements. I think I need her to come and outfit me with a whole new wardrobe!

  3. I love the idea of “Zombie Brides in Vegas” and I would so watch that movie. I am so excited for Unhinged I am vibrating with excitement.

  4. This was so neat! I loved having a moment with these characters again, thank you! I did a vlog review of Splintered on my YouTube Channel Seven Swans A Swimming. I adored the first book and cannot wait to read the second.

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