Wednesday, December 26, 2012

On the Red Carpet With the Guys of Splintered!!! (international giveaway!)

Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway. It’s now ended, and winners will be announced on A.G. Howard’s website (http://anita-authoraghoward.blogspot.com/p/contests-and-giveaways.html) within the next few days.


Welcome to the Morpheus side of SPLINTERED'S INTERNATIONAL RED CARPET EVENT AND GIVEAWAY!


Check out Splintered author AG Howard's website for a ROCKING intro to this international giveaway. This is also where you'll enter to WIN amazing prizes!!

Don't forget to head over to Bethany Crandell's for the other half of this interview with they other guy in Splintered, Jebediah Holt!

Now for our interview with the enigmatic and extremely interesting Morpheus (did I mention he has a British accent? And some very cool wings?)!!



I'm SO excited to have you on my blog, Morpheus! I really admire your loyalty to Wonderland. I know you're busy taking care of some crazy things over there and am super appreciative you're taking the time to stop by and answer questions posed by the Splintered Reviewers who were very impressed by you...*blushing and maybe throwing a wink your way*
Let's get started with Question #1:

Morpheus is a cool name. Where'd you get it?

“Firstly, I’m named after the Morpheus in Greek mythology—the winged daemon with the ability to appear in people’s dreams.” *expands wings, casting a looming shadow* “Secondly, well, you will have to read Splintered to find out what the other origin is.”

Have you read Lewis Carroll's Alice books? Who is your favorite character/creature?

“Oh, I’ve more than read them. I’ve lived them.” *pulls gloves into place on hands* “And the caterpillar is by far the most brilliant character of them all.”

Who is your favorite guest for dinner?

“I should clarify that the most respected dinner guest in Wonderland is always the main course. I do like a nice side of lamb but they can be tricky to serve. They’re ticklish and roll around the platter. Frog legs are jumpy even during digestion. I suppose my favorite would be fish eyes. Once you get past being stared at, the dining is quite civilized.”

You're my favorite SPLINTERED guy because, despite your reputation as a bad boy, you believe in Alyssa's grrrl power far more than Jeb...plus you have a fabulous fashion sense. You don a stylish hat for every major event. What is your favorite special-occasion hat, and why is that type of occasion so special to you?

“My Seduction Hat. Perhaps you can surmise why such an occasion would be special to me.”

Are you self-centered?

*brushes a hand through the blue hair beneath his hat’s brim* “Wouldn’t you be if you had my assets?”

So, we know you've got some sweet threads. Can you reveal what inspires your wild, wonderful fashion sense?

“I could tell you, but I’d much rather show you. Are you up for some flying?" *tilts head teasingly*

What's your dream job?

“Not having a job. Why, look at that! I’ve already met my highest aspirations.” *smiles*

You're often very cryptic, why is that?

“I’m selective with what I choose to share. I believe that’s called wisdom, luv.”

On a scale from that guy who once slobbered all over me during my sixth grade rendition of Romeo and Juliet (He was Romeo, I was tragically Juliet) to Rhett Butler, how good of a kisser are you?

“Seeing you lack any otherworldly comparison subjects, your scale is not up to my standards. However, should you like to interview someone who’s had lips-on experience, I know the perfect candidate.” *winks at Alyssa who glares back while avoiding Jeb’s questioning stare*

What if I were currently undecided as to how I should cast my Splintered vote . . . why should Alyssa end up with you?

“You’re joshing, right?” *rolls eyes and points a thumb over his shoulder* “Wings.”

What makes Alyssa different from the rest of Alice's descendants? Why is she so special?

“She shared her childhood with me and proved her devotion during one violent and bloody afternoon. I knew from that moment she was the one.”

If you got one “do over” from the moment you met Alyssa until the present, what moment, if any, would you change?

“I would’ve never agreed to be away from Alyssa for so many years. Out of mind, out of heart. I was not pleased to find she’d forgotten our friendship so easily.”

One last question for you . . . Alyssa had to navigate the scary world of Wonderland. We can't talk about how it went because that would be a total spoiler. But let's just pretend for a second that the tables were turned and that you had to navigate the scary world that is our world back here above ground. How do you think you would fare? What would you most look forward to, and what would make you (yes, even you) the most nervous?

“I live in a world founded on chaos, madness, and magic. Nonsense is my native tongue. Manipulation and murderous intent are talents honed by our offspring on their playgrounds. I can’t imagine anything would prove a challenge in the simple realm of humans. As to what I would most look forward to? The expression on Mr. Holt’s face when I turn up at Alyssa’s front step.” *tips hat to Jeb and receives a furious scowl in return*

Now some questions for both the Splintered guys:

Have you ever chased a white rabbit?

Jeb: “No. But I did dive down a rabbit hole once, chasing something a lot more important than a rabbit…”

Morpheus: “Yes, one who escaped my dinner plate. For the record, he later became a delightful hasenpfeffer stew.”

True or False: All's fair in love and war?

Jeb: “There are exceptions.”

Morpheus: “No exceptions. It’s an absolute truth.”

Your choice for underclothes: boxers or briefs…

Jeb *coughs and blushes*: “Uhhh ... well, you can find out what I wear if you read Splintered—chapter fifteen.”

Morpheus *smirking*: “They can be as brief as you like. But I’d prefer to buy you dinner first.”

What are three words you'd use to describe Alyssa?

Jeb: “Tenacious, fragile, and innocent.”

Morpheus: “Maddening, loyal, and seductive.”

What’s your favorite make out song?

Jeb *dimples flashing as he zones in on Al in the crowd*: “Forevermore by Broken Iris.”

Morpheus *leaning close to the microphone*: “When it’s done right, luv, you make your own music.”

If you had only one day left with Alyssa, what would you do with her to make it a perfect day?

Jeb: “We’d take my motorcycle to the lake where I used to fish with my dad—before things went bad. We’d swim then have a picnic, to make up for all the ones she missed out on having with her family. I’d paint her a mural on the rock wall that surrounds the lake. Then once the sun set, we’d climb into a sleeping bag and I’d kiss her until every strand of starlight seeped away.”

Morpheus: “We would take to the sky and watch Wonderland’s majesty pass beneath us. I’d waltz with her on the clouds and serenade her with the wind. Later, we would dine on candied spiders and sip dandelion wine, for she does love to torment her flowers and bugs. Then, cozied by the castle fire, I’d wrap her in my wings and make her forget everything about the human realm.”

Jeb *teeth clenched*: All right, bug-rot. That’s it. Me and you, outside. Let’s go.”

Okay, guys, okay, break it up!!!
*deep breaths*

Thanks, ladies! Those interviews make me want to grab a hottie and jump headfirst back down the rabbit hole for some cuddle time! *snort/giggle/snog like crazy* SERIOUSLY THOUGH, WE'D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT WHO'S STOLEN YOUR HEART, SO LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW!

Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a FANTASTIC international rafflecopter giveaway. Also, there are more OUTLANDISH RED CARPET INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAYS that can be found HERE on A.G. Howard’s website!

That’s all from us in the studio. Thank you for coming!

Want to preorder SPLINTERED? Click HERE for ordering info…



Thanks to Jessica Nelson, Bethany Crandell, and A.M. Supinger for being extraordinary and entertaining MCs!

Thank you to Kalen O’Donnell for the spectacular Red Carpet Event banner and artwork!

And last but never-ever least, special thanks and gratitude to the following book-reviewers/bloggers/authors who fashioned the amazing list of questions for our guys:


A. Lynden Rolland http://www.alyndenrolland.blogspot.com/

Brooke at the Cover Contessa http://thecovercontessa.blogspot.com/

Cat Winters: http://www.catwinters.com/

Christina at Ensconced in YA http://cahreviews.blogspot.com

Crystal at Winter Haven Books http://winterhavenbooks.blogspot.com/

Gabrielle Carolina at Modpodge Bookshelf http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/

Hannah at the Girl in a Cafe http://www.thegirlinacafe.blogspot.co.uk/

Jaime Arnold at Two Chicks on Books http://www.twochicksonbooks.com/

Jenny Phresh at The Party Pony http://thepartypony.blogspot.com/

Kerri Maniscalco http://kerrimaniscalco.com/

Angela V. Cook http://angelavcook.blogspot.com/

Nikki at Fiction Freak http://fiction-freak.blogspot.com/

Nobonita Chowdhury at Daydreaming Bookworm http://perrytheplatypus1102-3daydreamer3.blogspot.com/

PJ Hoover: http://www.pjhoover.com/

Rachel at Fiktshun http://www.fiktshun.com/

Riley Redgate at The Mighty Jungle http://themightyjungle.blogspot.com/

Sarah Skilton: http://www.sarahskilton.blogspot.com/

Suzanne Payne http://www.suzannepayne.blogspot.com/

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56 comments:

Nuzaifa @ Say It With Books said...

Yep definitely!Morpheus sounds positively awesome! :D

Nobonita Chowdhury said...

Yes she should because that would mean that I get Jeb all for myself. :P

Jessica Nelson said...

Nuzaifa...He is!!! LOL

Nobonita, you go ahead and take him, but you might have to fight Bethany for him. *grin*

Nobonita Chowdhury said...

Don't worry Jessica,I already did...on twitter. :D But then he ran off with Alyssa "under a morbidly graceful snowfall of hair clumps & fingernails",according to Anita, while we were busy fighting. :(

Jessica Nelson said...

Hahahaaaaaa!!!! That Jeb, loyal for forever. :-)
You can always try for Morpheus...he has more the element of surprise. lol

Nobonita Chowdhury said...

True but for the first time I'm actually falling for the right guy in a story and I really don't want to change that.Plus I dig skater boys. xD

Jessica Nelson said...

Heheeee, well he's the kind who would never do you wrong. :-)

Nobonita Chowdhury said...

That's true. :D **swoons** Ahh Jeb....

Bethany Crandell said...

Seduction hat...GAWD He's so arrogant! (I love to hate Morph)

Jessica Nelson said...

Hahaaaahaaa, but I love that answer...soooo funny. :-)

Anita Grace Howard said...

Aw, great job, MC Jessie-lou. Thanks for all the hard work. BTW, your gown is to die for! <3

Tammy Sparks said...

I'm in love with Morpheus, so I guess Alyssa can choose him too:)

Jessica Nelson said...

Heehee, thank you Anita!!!

Tammy, that's what I'm saying. lol

Grace said...

Yes, she should because he's a nice guy.

A. Lynden Rolland said...

"I live in a world founded on chaos, madness, and magic. Nonsense is my native tongue."
When it comes to Alyssa, I am still completely Team Jeb... but in regards to myself, I think Morpheus is winning me over more and more.

Erica said...

I say she should go for it :)

Zed... said...

Oh man, I should have read Morpheus' interview first. So team Morpheus!

Jessica Nelson said...

Haahaaaaaa! You all are cracking me up. ;-)
I love it! I'm for team Morph too...maybe it's for me rather than Alyssa though, that's a very good point worth pondering. :-)

Esperanza Writes Too said...

Yes, because, then, Jeb's for me!!! :DD

kerrimaniscalco.com said...

LOOOOOOOOL God, I love Morpheus and his Seduction Hat and GAH! He's so bad it's good.

kerrimaniscalco.com said...

LOOOOOOOOL God, I love Morpheus and his Seduction Hat and GAH! He's so bad it's good.

Jessi (Geo) said...

SQUEE!!!!!

Morpheus *smirking*: “They can be as brief as you like. But I’d prefer to buy you dinner first.”

Excuse me while I melt into a puddle.
Oh, Morpheus, I'd make music with you anytime! ;D

As for why Alyssa should pick Morpheus, just read his idea of the perfect day (okay, minus the spiders maybe). What choice is there?!

LisaAnn said...

Thanks for hosting Morpheus's interview! I love these characters so much... Talk about UNIQUE and unforgettable!

TeresaMaryRose said...

I adore Morpheus! Lovely lovely interview!

TeresaMaryRose said...

Oh and Alyssa should choose Morpheus because he believes in her and knows that she is strong!

Jessica Nelson said...

Lisa Ann, I totally agree they're unforgettable!

Kerri...LOL

TeresaMaryRose, I think Morpheus believes in her too. He pushes her to be stronger and embrace things she's afraid of even though they're good for her. :-)

Virginia Carmichael Munoz said...

I've never heard of this book, or these characters.

WHERE HAVE I BEEN????

Must go find them NOW.

Sara (of the Page Sage) said...

Morpheus may have a good side, but he's far too selfish to ever properly be in a relationship. He does believe in Alyssa, though, and trusts in her strength. I'll give him that.

Jessica Nelson said...

Mary...Virginia....whatever I'm going to call you, I think it's a pretty awesome book. Great fantasy and interesting characters. :-)

Sara, I do agree that his selfishness (or ruthless loyalty to his world) would hurt a relationship. But I see great potential and I think it's because his feeling are so intense...maybe? Thanks for chiming in!

Brooke DelVecchio said...

LOVE THIS!!! So happy to have been a part of this!

WinterHaven said...

This was so much fun! I loved the answer to my question and now I am more confused than ever as to which team I am on lol! Thanks ladies for doing this, it was awesome!!

Soumi@Pages From My Thoughts said...

Of course she should choose Morpheus. First and foremost : he is irresistible charmer that i fall for him the moment he made his presence in the book.
He also stood by her all the time, even putting his own life at stake. Who would do that? I say Morpheus is totally and utterly in love with Alyssa.
And thanks for hosting my favorite bad boy :)

bn100 said...

Yes, because he sounds great.

Gaby Pendragon said...

He sounds like a bit if trouble but even so, she should definitely choose him!

Katherine Ernst said...

You're killing me! I can't wait until this book comes out.

Goldenmane said...

It's not fair to ask me to make a choice. I'm torn between the charming bad boy and the one who seems more 'comfortable' to me. Is too much excitement a bad thing?

Jessica Nelson said...

Hahaaa, Goldenmane, I don't think so!

Me too, Katherine!

Gaby, agreed! :-)

Jen Ryland/YA Romantics said...

No way. Morpheus needs to find another girl!

Farhana said...

Yeah, she should!

Jessica Nelson said...

Jen, maybe he will? I just hope she's interesting and good for him. lol (and him good for her as well!)

Carina Olsen said...

NO! She should not. I say no because I do not like Morpheus at all! :) See, I have read an eARC of Splintered (A) And yeah. I didn't fall for M at all. Didn't like him. Don't think he's the right one for Alyssa :) I love Jeb, though. <3 Thank you for awesome post and giveaway :D
Love, Carina

Jessica Nelson said...

LOL Carina,
That means more Morph for others. :-) Did you check out Jeb's interview on Bethany's blog? It's pretty awesome!

Jessica R said...

Ack, he said "joshing"! Nope, I can't do it! Alyssa can have him, I'd be beyond happy with Jeb all to myself ;)

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

Morpheus definitely...though it's more for me than Alyssa. ;)

Christina said...

Geesh, Morpheus is HOT. I don't usually go for bad boys... but I'll make an exception. But for me, not for her :-) She can take Jeb! Terrific interview, I'm still swooning!

Morpheus stole my heart over at my blog, hope you'll check it out!
http://cahreviews.blogspot.com/2012/12/happy-new-year-2013-giveaway-hop.html

Miss. Lucinda Fountain said...

Morpheus - definately!
Thank you so much for a fantastic giveaway, and i look forward to having the oportunity of reading Splintered hopefully soon. x

Email: lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

Diana said...

Morpheus is very confident–he knows himself–and he seems to have confidence and trust in Alyssa too. Like he sees her as equally capable.

Janet said...

this does sound like quite a book! I seem to be one of the few who hasn't heard of it, either. Love the cover!

Jessica Nelson said...

Thanks for the comments, ladies!!! I love reading them.

Janet, she's an amazing writer. If you like romantic fantasy, you should check it out. :-)

Diana, I definitely agree!

I hope you get to, Lucinda!

Loree Huebner said...

Thanks for the introduction, Jess.

Love the cover!

Happy New Year!

Nancy said...

This is all new to me. I guess I don't get out much. I do love the tension between good guy, bad guy. From this little taste, I'd have to say that the good guy appeals most to me.

I do love the original Alice. I even have an annotated version.

Tristan said...

No! He seems slimy and untrustworthy! She should definitely choose Jeb, he seems awesome! :)

Hannah said...

I'm going to quote Morpheus on this one.

"Wings."

That is all.

Haha not really, but it is still a great reason! Although like I said before, Al, you can have your cake and eat it too. At least, in this case. But if you decide to take one and not the other, PLEASE, I'm number one on your speed dial okay? :D

Tia Dalley said...

No, he's too full of himself, Choose Jeb!

Pili said...

Mystery is cool for a while, but I'm not sure if Morpheus is to be trusted for a long term relationship!

Julie Dao said...

Morpheus sounds like he'd be a fun guy to know ;) Love the answer to the make-out music question... LOL.