A Bewilderness Tale, Book One!
Welcome to the wild world of Bewilderness! Hello, I’m A. B. Harms, author of Bewildered, a middle-grade fantasy novel series. It’s packed with action, adventure, odd-ball characters, and of course, MAGIC! Here — read the blurb then check out the fantabulous cover!!
Prudence Parks is perfect. At twelve years old, she has the world in her pocket. No messy friends. No silly games. Everything is just right—until her father leaves her an orphan.
When she tumbles into a bizarre realm, known as Bewilderness, nothing is as it should be. Insects talk, pirate ships sail on sand, and plants are just plain evil. After she’s banished for claiming to be human, she thinks the worst is behind her. She’s wrong. The Match King, posing as an ally, promises to send her home if she can find the Paper Heart, an ancient treasure. Battling her sense of logic all the while, she meets a living ragdoll and her father’s doppelganger, who melts her icy heart and—to her regret—gives the Match King perfect collateral to ensure she follows through.
Prudence realizes the Match King’s plan to erase Bewilderness from existence, but now she must choose: save the world she has come to love, or find her way home.
Sounds pretty fun, amiright!
After over a year of blood, sweat, and tears, I teamed up with Angie Kwon, who, by the way, is not only a kick-butt artist, but a total sweetheart, and FINALLY saw my dear Bewildered in living color. Now so can you…!
OF THE MUCH ANTICIPATED…
A BEWILDERNESS TALE, BOOK ONE
Ohmygosh! Isn’t it wonderful!! There’s Prudence right there in the front, and then her entourage: The Fabrikator, RePeter, and of course, dear little February (you’ll meet them, don’t worry). They’re all just PERFECT!
Ahhhhhh…I never get tired of staring at this, can ya’ tell?
Angie did such an amazing job stuffing as much imagery and meaning into one little rectangle, it just boggles my mind…
See those clockwork bugs? Yeah- they have meaning.
See that raven? Yep- you’ll meet him too.
The locket around Prudence’s neck? The color of the sky? Yes, yes, all in the story. And if you have super-fantastic-CSI sight, check out the ring on the Fabrikator’s finger…I’ll give you a second…
It’s a pin cushion, with teensy-tiny pins! Yessir, it’s in the story. I’m telling you, Angie Kwon is superawesomesauce. Let it be known to all.
You’ve read the blurb, you’ve seen the cover, and now you wonder:
WHEN CAN I GET MY PAWS ON IT???
In honor of our FEBRUARY, the adorable living-ragdoll, BEWILDERED will be released in all its many formats (ebook, paperback, and hardcover) from all major (and lots of not-as-major) online retailers (including: Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes, Sony, Barnes and Noble, KOBO, Flipkart, and more!) during the month of…
That’s next month, yo!
*Look for the ebook no later than 2/14/14
And the paperback/hardback no later than 2/28/14
BEWILDERED EBOOK GIVEAWAY!!
Because it is better to give than receive, I am running a giveaway all this week in celebration of Bewildered!
Though Rafflecopter, you can win an ebook copy of Bewildered!
Entering is easy, just use the Rafflecopter thingamajig below and boom! you could win this amazing book!
This party lasts all week long…
Now that you’ve seen the beauty of the outside, I want to share some of the inside! Every day for the next SEVEN DAYS, I’ll post a about a different character on the A.B. Harms Blog and as a grand finale, on day seven, I’ll post the first chapter!
A. B. Harms was born a writer. From a young age, she made her own picture books with crayons and a stapler. As a teenager, she won essay contests. Yet, when she began her career, being an author was the last thing she considered. Finally, after working every job imaginable from waitress to social worker, and earning her degree in Psychology, she realized what she was always meant to do.
A. B. is from Missouri, has gone around the world and back again, and now lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her family, a pet sloth, who resembles a Great Dane, and a black cat, who moonlights as an assassin. No matter where she hangs her hat, she finds herself at home down the rabbit hole.