Everything’s coming up vampires! (cover reveal and giveaway)

Today I’m revealing my newest adult book’s official cover art, and am having a vampire-themed INTL giveaway to celebrate! Here’s a quick description of the story: The gaslit gothic atmosphere of a Victorian penny dreadful meets the dangerous romance of Hades and Persephone in A.G. Howard’s newest lush adult vampire fantasy fraught with passion, horror, and mystery.

For the full description, check out my IG post here.

Now, here are the goodies up for grabs:

To enter the giveaway, follow this link to the rafflecopter and choose your options!

And for anyone who wants to share the cover image for extra entries, I’ll drop this little pretty right here:

The giveaway will run through November 11th. Good luck to everyone!


The ebook version of my Morpheus prequel story, #AlicetheAbsent, is now available for purchase online for Kindle, Nook, and Apple readers! It’s only $1.99, so now’s the time to strike if you’d like to read how Morpheus got his start in Wonderland. Choose from the ordering options below. 🎩🦋 Also, to celebrate, there’s a cover reveal / giveaway on my IG, so be sure to enter here!




Exciting Book Announcements!

Announcement # 1:

My Morpheus prequel story, Alice the Absent, will soon be up for purchase online for those who didn’t get to take part in the preorder festivities for Stain, or who didn’t get to buy Stain’s paperback with the extra content. There’s no preorder or order links yet, so just hang tight. I’ll get that info out there as soon as it’s available. Also, unfortunately, because the story is shorter than a novella, it would be too expensive to print out booklets. So e-book will be the only version available. For a little added fun, I shared a preview of the e-version’s new cover art (designed by me and my awesome son, @iredrayn-IG). I’ll reveal the full cover as soon as the e-book goes live, so keep watching my online venues! Also, I’ll have a giveaway to celebrate when the story launches, and will include some posters of the new cover art, signed by me and my son. 😉

Announcement # 2:

This one is HUGE! For a while I’ve been posting hints of my latest young adult fantasy WiP, a Labyrinth / GoblinMarket inspired urban fantasy with cyberpunk / horror elements. And now I finally have the green light to announce that it’s going to be a duology about an alternate faerie world called Mystiquiel (pronunciation: Mi-steek-ee-L), and will be hitting shelves in fall 2022, thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing, my wonderful agent Jenny Bent, and the fabulous Cindy Loh (editing)! Check out my Publishers Marketplace announcement above for more details. I’m super stoked to start this next chapter in my writing career!

Announcement # 3:

Details forthcoming on a novel I’m editing now. I hope to make it available very soon (in PB and ebook) so readers won’t have to wait two years for a full-sized A.G.Howard read. For added fun, here’s an emoji sneak peek into the novel’s theme: 🦇🧛🏰. I’ll spill all the beans on this one very soon! Until then, stay safe and happy reading!

Stain chosen as a YALSA 2020 Amazing Audio Book for Young Adults!

Thank you to @actor_TIMBRUCE and his incomparable vocal talents for helping #Stain’s audiobook become an official selection of #YALSA’s 2020 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults! From the YALSA (a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates) website: “Each year, YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks Team selects and annotates an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years.”
Check out the image to read a quick review of my #gothicfairytale and the reviewer’s thoughts on Tim Bruce’s incredible performance. If you haven’t read Stain yet, or if you’ve already read it and are up for a reread, consider the audio version. It elevates the experience to a whole new level, as Tim brings my characters to life exactly how I heard them in my mind; we carefully collaborated on each POV’s personality/vernacular/voice and the finished product is #unique, entertaining and #magical! If you’d like to hear an #excerpt or for ordering info, follow this link: https://stainbyaghoward.blogspot.com/p/audio-book.html
BTW, the official audiobook list contains 30 fiction titles chosen out of 63 nominees. To see all 30, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/2020-amazing-audiobooks-young-adults.

Happy Paperback Book Birthday to Stain!

🌟🌟🌟 Top of the #NewYear to you! 🌟🌟🌟 I hope everyone is having a great 2020 so far! I am, and am extra excited today because #Stain’s #paperback has hit the shelves!
So if you’re needing a #prettybook to snuggle with during the chilly #January days and nights, be sure to pick this one up. 📚 As an added bonus, the paperback version of my #gothic #fairytale #fantasy hybrid includes #Morpheus’ prequel story, #AlicetheAbsent (not available for purchase in any other format). 🦋🎩
I’ll drop in again later this month to share some information on the new #urban #YAfantasy I’m working on. Until then, happy reading to all!

***Alice the Absent Announcement and Giveaway Celebration***

I’m finally able to announce that the paperback version of Stain—coming out in Jan 2020—will include the full Alice the Absent short story! (SIDE NOTE: The short story will be available ONLY through the paperback version … not the hardback or the ebook.)

This means anyone who buys the paperback will also own the Morpheus origin tale I wrote a little over a year ago! Stain’s paperback will be available everywhere domestically, and also via Book Depository (dot com). So if you’re a foreign reader, you can purchase the English version through their online store. Win-win for everyone!

And on the note of winning, to celebrate the fantastic news, I’m having a giveaway for the set pictured here: a signed Stain & Alice the Absent mashup poster + limited edition Alice the Absent booklet.

GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES: This is INTL, so anyone can win! To enter, help me get the word out about Stain’s paperback by tagging three people in the comments on this InstaGram post here. Giveaway ends Sunday, November 24th.

Good luck to everyone, and have a frabjous November!

Announcing the winners!

Thanks to everyone who took part in my giveaway! I will be contacting the winners via email, so if your name is below, please keep an eye on your inbox. NOTE: If your name is listed and you haven’t received an email by tomorrow, contact me via the email provided on my contact page.

If you took part in the YA Scavenger hunt, follow this link to see if you won any prizes there.

Those who didn’t win, take heart! There are always other giveaways on the horizon. 🙂

So glad you stopped by!

If you’re here for the giveaway, the rafflecopter link is located below. If you’re here to see my website’s new look, check out all the pages and let me know what you think!

Also, be sure to bookmark this particular page, because it will be my go-to for book and publishing news + event updates, and the occasional giveaway post. I hope to see you around here again soon.

For those taking part in the YASH giveaways, good luck to you!

Click here to enter Rafflecopter for the prizes shown below