Thursday, February 26, 2015

Falling For Alice Cover Reveal

Today I get to help reveal the cover for a pretty interesting sounding short story collection. Alice In Wonderland is a beloved favourite of many, and with a big anniversary coming up, I can't think of any better way to celebrate it's birthday than with this collection.

Here to introduce today's theme and kick off the reveal is one of the contributors, Dawn Dalton....

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 Vine Leaves Press), and all of YOUR unbirthdays. We hope you get to have your cake and eat it too.

Before revealing the cover here is a little bit about the book itself....
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.
Sounds amazing right? I am definately looking forward to falling down the rabbit hole and reading some of these original sounding takes on Alice.

As part of the Birthday/Unbirthday fun all the bloggers taking part in the reveal got to ask a birthday related question.

My questions to the group involved them selecting gifts to give to some of the famous Alice In Wonderland characters.

Q - If you had to give birthday presents to the characters from Alice in Wonderland what would you give to the following....

Cady Vance answered:

1. Alice - Alice needs a nice pair of comfy jeans. Who wants to traipse around Wonderland in a frilly dress?

2. The Mad Hatter - I would definitely give The Mad Hatter another hat! Probably a striped fedora. I think it would fit his style.

3. Cheshire Cat - The Cheshire Cat needs to keep his teeth nice and pearly, so I’d give him a whitening treatment.

4. Queen of Hearts - A nice bottle of red wine. She seriously needs to chill out.

5. White Rabbit - A digital watch with an alarm clock. He’s very preoccupied with the time and is always late despite his ever-present timepiece. He needs an upgrade, stat.

Denise Jaden answered

1. Alice - A copy of our anthology, FALLING FOR ALICE. She likes adventure and the unexpected. I think she would enjoy our anthology.

2. The Mad Hatter - I have this great birthday hat that we bring out once a year for my son’s birthdays, but I would be willing to part with it for the Mad Hatter. It has bright, foamy candles sticking up from the top.

3. Cheshire Cat - I am a true cat person. My family built a tall cat post for our kitty, over four feet tall. I’d build something even bigger for the Cheshire Cat, because I know he loves to perch up high.

4 Queen of Hearts - If I HAD to give a present to the Queen of Hearts, it would be a hug. I think she needs one, and who knows, it might help.

5 White Rabbit - I would give the White Rabbit a new pocket watch, with a pre-set alarm. I think you know why.

Shari Green answered

1. Alice - a pretty notebook and pen, so she can write down some of her incredible adventures, because wouldn’t they make an amazing book?! oh…wait…

2. The Mad Hatter - a dishwasher, to help him and the March Hare keep up with all the dishes from tea

3. Cheshire Cat - a portrait session, so even if he keeps disappearing, his friends and loved ones will be able to look at the portrait when they want to see him

4. Queen of Hearts-  some proper croquet mallets (those poor flamingos!)

5. White Rabbit - perhaps some Ativan? (No, I jest…I’d get him a new pocket watch, of course!)

Kitty Keswick answered

1. Alice: A GPS system.

2. The Mad Hatter:  Several bolts of fine silk, so he could make his hats and  wouldn’t have to use felt that contained the poisonous mercury that caused his madness. (Poor guy.)

3. Cheshire Cat: A fancy collar with bell and tracking system.

4. Queen of Hearts: Nothing, I only gift people I like.

5. White Rabbit: A kinetic pocket watch that he wouldn’t have to wind.

And lasty, Dawn Dalton answered

1. Alice: A Moleskin notebook (black) and a fancy pen so she can record her NEW adventures. (There are four of them in FALLING FOR ALICE alone!)

2. The Mad Hatter: My husband’s ridiculous baseball cap collection—I bet he can find a place for them that isn’t on my living room wall :-/

3. Cheshire Cat: Crest Whitestrips. Gotta keep those pearly whites sparkling!

4 Queen of Hearts: New croquet mallets. (Save the flamingos!)

5 White Rabbit: an iPhone. I mean, who uses a traditional alarm clock (never mind an antique stopwatch) to keep time anymore?

A huge thank you to them for taking the time to answer our questions.

You can find out more by visiting the official website, and adding it to your Goodreads account. You can also follow the official Twitter account.

Now to unveil the cover.....

Fun, right? You can pick up a copy on April 24, 2015 and it is being published by Vine Leaves Press.

Here are the lovely authors taking part....

Each of them has a different short story inspired by Alice In Wonderland to share in the collection, and they do sound intriguing. 

There also happens to be a book trailer launching today and I am happy to reveal it along with the cover.

We also have a few prizes to give away today. Be sure to enter via the Rafflecopter below.

There is 5 prizes in total and someone will get to win a copy of Falling For Alice!

Here is the full prize list...

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

Good luck!


  1. Thanks for organizing this cover reveal, superstar. <3

  2. Thanks for organizing this cover reveal, superstar. <3

  3. I love the sound of this, thank you

  4. For my birthday I'm hoping for a copy of Burned by Karen Marie Moning :-)

  5. Thank you Kathy for hosting us. I wish you a very, very happy unbirthday!! Kitty Keswick


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