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Celebrate Lit Tour: Madness in Wonderland


Title: Madness in Wonderland

Author: Tabitha Bouldin

Release Date: March 8, 2022


Genre: Steampunk fairy tale retelling

Wonderland is in trouble.

Under the rule of the Red Queen, Wonderland is under constant threat. In fear for her throne, children are taken into the queen’s army and only the strongest survive.

Alice is nothing but a pirate, but with the help of Hatter, they hatch a plan to sneak into the Red Queen’s palace to free Hatter’s sister. After all, Alice has always wanted to fly an airship. Dr. Frank N. Stein has created an army of automatons to serve their queen. Of particular note: a prototype soldier. Part man. Part machine. The best of both worlds.

Doc’s monster is a threat to everything they know, but Alice sees something in the man that begs she look beyond what he’s done and search out the heart of the beast for the better of the realm.

He’s their only hope of survival, but how can a monster learn to love when all he’s known is hate?

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About the Author

Tabitha Bouldin has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing/English from Southern New Hampshire University. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and has been writing since 2015. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, you’ll find her curled up with a book. Tabitha’s genre of choice is Contemporary Christian Romance which she describes as: Adventure with heart.

More from Tabitha

Madness in Wonderland is a story of found family, good versus evil, rambunctious heroines and strong heroes who are not afraid to leap across airships for their people.


Trust me when I say I’ve tested their loyalty.


I put the Wonder’s crew through so much I started feeling sorry for them. Then I had another airship shoot at them with their cannons. That’s when I knew this story was not only a source of entertainment for me, but it was also challenging me. Madness forced me to become a better writer. Each page demanded my full attention if I wanted to have any hope of catching the true vibes of the story and bringing them to the page.


When I first started writing Madness, I had a rough idea of what I wanted. Evil Queen. Check. Alice as a tough but loving heroine. Check. Frankenstein’s monster. Check. (What’s Wonderland without a little havoc?)


Then the characters took over the story.


Frankenstein’s monster didn’t want to be a monster.


Hatter wanted to be more than a mad side character.


Alice wanted everyone to get along without losing another crew member.


Meeting their demands was a challenge and the story shifted from a whimsical fairy tale to something more. It dove deeper than I planned and showed me that I can do hard things too.



Blog Stops

By the Book, April 8

Simple Harvest Reads, April 14 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Mary Hake, April 16

Sylvan Musings, April 17


Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Tabitha is giving away the grand prize package a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!


Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.



My Review:

I had never read a Steampunk book before so this experience was enlightening. For those of you, like me, who are equally uninformed, Wikipedia defines steampunk as a subgenre of science fiction that incorporates retrofturistic technology and aesthetics inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered technology.”


If you can’t make heads or tails of that definition, think a fascinating mixture of technology that’s not possible yet mixed with 1865 costumes and nobility. For several chapters, I was just so fascinated by steam-powered airships and a feisty Alice.


Then, the story itself drew me along and the creativity—oh, wow. I love how the author’s mind works! There’s great fighting scenes, a scene where you just might cry, and the romance.

The only thing I perhaps didn’t like is the end dragged on a bit. Come on, people, love is importanter!


I strongly recommend this book but you will have to pay attention!


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Guest
Apr 20, 2022

Thanks for sharing, Madness in wonderland sounds like a great book!

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Guest
Apr 16, 2022

Thanks for sharing, this sounds like an interesting book

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Christina Sinisi
Christina Sinisi
Apr 16, 2022
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You are so welcome--thanks for commenting. Hope you have a blessed Easter!

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authormariathenriksen
Apr 15, 2022

Congratulations, Tabitha! You have a lot going on! Maria Henriksen

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lauradenooyer
Apr 15, 2022

My first introduction to steampunk was watching "Wicked" on stage. Amazing! But I still didn't understand what steampunk actually was, even after looking it up. So thanks for your own definition, Christina, aside from Wikipedia's! The book sounds fascinating. I love reconfigured fairy tale worlds.

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Christina Sinisi
Christina Sinisi
Apr 16, 2022
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Hmm..I'll have to check that one out. I actually really enjoy the modern version live action with Lily James, 2015. The cinematography was just fantastic. :)

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Guest
Apr 15, 2022

What a great novel feature and review. I too had never read steampunk until Tabitha's novel, now I'm hooked. Blessings, Stacy T. Simmons

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Christina Sinisi
Christina Sinisi
Apr 15, 2022
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Thank you, and me, too!


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