Month: February 2014

Cover Reveal! T.A. Brock’s FATAL

Hi, beauties. I have a treat: a cover reveal! These things are so exciting. Today’s author is the wonderful T.A. Brock. Here’s a bit about her:



        T.A. Brock lives in Oklahoma, where Zombies do not thrive. When not immersed in the world of fantasy writing, she enjoys spending time with her big girl, baby boy, and hubs. Some of her favorite things are coffee (specifically with cream, sugar, and chocolate), music (especially something with a good beat), books (especially paranormal), and tennis. She despises raw meat and therefore is exceedingly glad she’s human.

And now, before I reveal the cover for FATAL, here’s a bit about the plot.

First love can be brutal. Sometimes it can be Fatal.

Grayson Patch hasn’t been human since he was seventeen years old… and that was nineteen years ago. When he rose from the dead, he had no memory of his former life. Grayson desperately wants to recapture his lost humanity. And he’s been told that there is one person in this world who can save him from his current fate before he begins to decompose. One person, whose life must be sacrificed for his.

Cori Abbott has a million things to worry about. She’s the new girl in a school that’s a fraction the size of her old one. Her antisocial tendencies are crippling her ability to make new friends. And then there’s the recent, sudden death of her father, the only man who ever understood her. The last thing Cori wants is the attention of a strange, withdrawn, and consistently angry guy who seems to hate her for no apparent reason. A guy she can’t stop thinking about.

Will Cori break through Grayson’s cold exterior and find the human within, the boy who can love and understand her like no other? Will Grayson sacrifice Cori to rid himself of his undead curse, even if it means losing her forever?

That sounds intense and heartbreaking and AWESOME.

Are you ready for the cover?














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Bam! FATAL by T.A. Brock



Brilliant! Don’t forget to add FATAL to your TBR. Oh! And T.A. Brock is my Twitter buddy; be sure to follow her too. 🙂

Morning Musings on Materialism

Everyone loves some good alliteration, right?

This morning I opened my online technical writing class because I had an assignment due, and I hadn’t even looked at it yet because, well, technical writing. It was a “read and respond” type thing about an article on American individualism. The article claimed one staple of American culture is “Materialism is Good,” that material possessions are more important than everything else.  Here were my thoughts:

Materialism is Good

I think America is moving away from this slowly. In up and coming generations, family, relationships, and intellect especially are more valuable than material possessions. It’s more powerful for a fifteen year old to say “I have a 4.0” or “I have 3.5K followers” than “I have a new laptop.” This stems directly from the desire for self-definition. Anyone can go buy an iPhone, but genius and charisma are unique and intrinsic traits.

What do you guys think? As technology and “things” are easier to come by, will individual strengths become most valuable?