Friday, January 17, 2014

BEWILDERED: COVER REVEAL and more...!

Today is THE DAY!!! 
A day to fulfill promises and offer surprises. Are you ready?

Perhaps you've been waiting as long as I have, or perhaps you have heard of A. B. Harms (me) or BEWILDERED for the very first time. No matter--you have arrived at just the right moment. Because this is a pivotal time, the crossing of a threshold, a time of transformation, because this is the exact moment when...

SURPRISE!!
BEWILDERED'S COVER IS REVEALED!

Oh, you thought I'd just post it right here? I will, I will. But first, let me tell you, there's...

A SECOND SURPRISE!


I know, I know. And if that wasn't tantalizing enough, there's....

A THIRD SURPRISE!!!


That's how much I love you all...and BewilderedSo, let's get on with the show. 

Lights. Camera. ACTION!

BEWILDERED is a middle-grade fantasy novel, the first to be set in the wild world of Bewilderness. It's packed with action, adventure, odd-ball characters, and of course, MAGIC! Here--read the blurb!

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 writing and some serious editing, 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...!

I present....

[drumroll........]

THE COVER...

OF THE MUCH ANTICIPATED...

BEWILDERED!!
A BEWILDERNESS TALE, BOOK ONE


TA-DA!

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.

Ah, now we can get on to...

BIG SURPRISE NUMBER TWO!

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 FEBURARY, the adorable living-ragdoll, BEWILDERED will be released in all it's many formats (ebook, paperback, and hardcover) from all major (and lots of not-as-major) online retailers (Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes, Sony, Barnes and Noble, KOBO, Flipkart, and more!) during the month of...

FEBRUARY 2014
*that's next month, yo!*

NOOK OWNERS:
SPECIAL NEWS!
For a limited time only, you can PRE-ORDER the eBook version of "Bewildered" for $0.99 at the following retailers:

OK...I know, I know. I said there was a third surprise, and what kind of "cover reveal hostess" would I be if I didn't offer....DOOR PRIZES!

BIG SURPRISE NUMBER THREE!

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--and as a grand finale, on day seven, I'll post the first chapter!
*Follow these links to meet the characters, and even read the first chapter!
The good guys: Prudencethe FabrikatorFebruaryRePeter
The bad guys: Captain Bleak, the Mayor, and the notorious Match King

Wow. 

I need a nap.

Thank you to my daughter, Beatrix, for helping me with this important announcement. <3





12 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read Bewildered it sounds really awesome :-)

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  2. That may be the funnest cover reveal I have seen yet!

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  3. What great surprises to wake up to! Congrats!!!

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    1. Thank you, Becky! Who doesn't love surprises??

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    1. Thank you, Becky! It doesn't get much better than this. :-)

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  5. Can't wait to read this with my daughter.

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    1. I hope you both enjoy it! Nothing better than sharing a story with my girls. <3

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