Monday, October 8, 2012

The Dollhouse Asylum Cover Reveal Tour

Welcome to The Dollhouse Asylum Cover Reveal Tour hosted by Novel Thoughts! Each day we will be revealing a small piece of the cover leading up to the big reveal this Saturday over on This Week in YA. So make sure you check out each of the blogs so you don’t miss a piece of the puzzle!

The tour stops:

October 8th: Novel Thoughts (1st piece)
October 9th: Girls in the Stacks (2nd piece)
October 10th: Reading Teen (3rd piece)
October 11th: Bookalicious (4th piece)
October 12th: Mundie Moms (5th piece)
October 13th: Cover Reveal on This Week in YA

The Dollhouse Asylum is Mary Gray’s first novel and will be released October 2013 from Spencer Hill Press. Check out the piece of the cover and synopsis for a sneak peek! And we even have some questions will author Mary Gray to let you learn a bit more about her and how she came to this story.

This cover was designed by me and I couldn't be more excited to share it with you!

Synopsis Part 1:

 A virus that had once been contained has returned, and soon no place will be left untouched by its destruction. But when seventeen-year-old Cheyenne wakes up in Elysian Fields—a subdivision cut off from the world and its monster-creating virus—she is thrilled to have a chance at survival.

Sounds pretty creepy, right? Just wait til you read more about it tomorrow!

Interview with Mary Gray:

Where did the concept for this book come from?
I couldn't stop thinking about a girl in a subdivision in the middle of nowhere trapped by the man she loves. I knew she was petrified and blind-sided when she first arrives, and there were seven other couples on the street. I don't know--these elements were always just there. The idea and voice of the villain was always in my head. I still half believe he exists, and feel guilty about drooling over him, especially when my husband's around.

When I think of dollhouse, I think of playing house, controlling someone else's actions. "Asylum" makes me think of crazy people. Is this an accurate portrayal of what may be in the The Dollhouse Asylum?
Control is a huge component in this book. It's something I've struggled with my entire life. A part of me craves control, probably because of my bringing up, but the rebellious side wants to lash out. Everyone in this story is controlled, but in an artsier sense: my villain forces the couples to dress up. Asylum, on the other hand, fits the story twice. Yes, there are crazies, but the villain also claims to provide "asylum," or "refuge" from the virus outside. Don't forget the eerie connotation, too.

Be sure to check out Girls in the Stacks tomorrow to see the next piece of the cover and don’t forget to check This Week in YA on Saturday for the full cover reveal!

About Mary:

Mary Gray has a fascination with all things creepy. That’s why all her favorite stories usually involve panic attacks and hyperventilating. In real life, she prefers to type away on her computer, ogle over her favorite TV shows, and savor fiction. When she’s not immersed in other worlds, she and her husband get their exercise by chasing after their three children. The Dollhouse Asylum is her first novel.

Be sure to follow Mary Gray on Twitter and her website to keep up to date with her and The Dollhouse Asylum! Be sure to also add this book to your Goodreads and share it with your friends! you don’t want to miss this one!


  1. Sounds pretty creepy, glad to have it on the radar.

  2. I can't wait for this book! :)

  3. Thanks for doing this, Jeremy! My favorite thing to do is zoom in real tight and examine all the detailing you did with the cover. LOVE the cracks.