I love all things Alice in Wonderland, so naturally, I’m super excited to read SPLINTERED by A.G. Howard – which is a darker version of Lewis Carroll’s classic. I’m today’s stop in the official SPLINTERED blog tour, hosted by Mod Podge Blog Tours!
For the fifth day of Splintered, we’re going to talk Christmas gifts, and we’ve chosen the most difficult guy in Wonderland to buy for. After all, what could a brooding fae-like creature, who can fly and inhabit dreams, possibly need?
To assist us on our quest for the perfect gift, Alyssa Gardner and Jebediah Holt Splintered’s hero and heroine—have agreed to offer their insights as we spy from the wrong side of the looking glass on Wonderland’s most enigmatic citizen, Morpheus.
Jeb: You’re sure he can’t see you…
Alyssa: I’m sure. It’s like a two way mirror. It’s all good. *gulps to suppress her doubts*
Jeb: He’s staring right at you. *scowls* I don’t want him getting in your head.
Alyssa: He’s probably staring at himself. World’s biggest narcissist, you know? *rubs Jeb’s arm* We’re supposed to be helping the readers. So what would a good Christmas present be for Morpheus?
Jeb: *touches Alyssa’s hand before tucking a fist in his pocket* A black eye? No wait. How about a shirt. What kind of a creeper sits on top of a cliff dressed in nothing but pants?
Alyssa: Well, he does have wings… *intently studies Morpheus, trying to fight his pull on her mind*
Jeb: *slants a glare at Alyssa, hot enough to scald her cheeks*
Alyssa: *clears her throat* Let’s start with a list of his favorite things…
Jeb: You mean like moth corpses? The guy’s got warped taste…
Alyssa: I was thinking more along the lines of those kooky hats he likes … or maybe those tiny glass houses he collects.
Alyssa and Jeb: *eyes meeting* Chess!
Jeb: There. The perfect gift for the freak who has everything. *takes Alyssa’s hand* Now let’s go.
Alyssa: *pauses…unable to look away from the mirror*
Alyssa: He says he wants our readers to have his gift. *swings a glance to Jeb* He’s feeling … generous.
Jeb: *snarls* I told you he could see you! These people don’t need to be indebted to him. Nothing he offers comes without a price. We both know that. Right?
Jeb: Al, right?
Alyssa: *looks down at her feet and shrugs*
Jeb: We’re getting out of here. *leads Alyssa to the exit and turns to us* You should do the same; he’s got a way of getting to people … don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Okay readers, Morpheus wants you to have the three vintage chess piece ornaments pictured above. If you’re brave enough to try for the prize, leave a comment in the Rafflecopter about the most unusual Christmas gift you’ve ever received. For extra entries, tweet this post.
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