Tuesday, February 18, 2014

FATAL Cover Reveal! Be still, my heart

IT'S FINALLY TIME! I CAN SHARE MY COVER WITH THE WORLD! I was going to draw this out with a bunch of funny pictures (because I'm too tech illiterate to figure out how to do gifs) but I decided to just unveil Fatal's new cover the way any other person on my level of crazy might. Of course I mean, not slowly and carefully but rather like this...


Sigh. Isn't it wonderful?

Now, let's talk about this sucker. While it may look a little minimalistic, there's actually a lot going on here. First of all, we have the main character, Grayson, right there front and center. He's dark and mysterious and clearly not a social butterfly going by the way he's tucked away in that hood. Leather, which plays a pivotal role in zombie safety, is represented by his jacket. Which is zipped up to his neck-- he won't be letting just anyone in. It'll take someone unexpected to break through the barrier he's erected. And last but certainly not least, can we talk about the water?!

The WATER. This is not at all what I expected when I asked for something with water. Those of you who know about these zombies, know how important water is to them. They basically need water to remain animated. It's THE MOST IMPORTANT element to these undead. And I just love how the Omnific team chose to represent it. That Grayson is submerged. With his clothes on. That there are no water droplets on him (you'll get why this is important when you read the book). That the water is CALM. I can't explain why it's all so fitting without giving anything away. But just know, that this cover couldn't be anymore perfect for the story Fatal tells.

Double sigh.

So, here's the blurb:

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?

What do you think?!?!

If you'd like to add FATAL to your Goodreads list, check it out here!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Writing Process Blog Hop (PARTY TIME)

It’s BLOG HOP TIME! Which is like saying PARTY TIME! but even cooler. Because we writers are cool.

Big thanks to the wonderful Elsie Elmore who invited me to participate in this Writing Process Blog Hop. I don’t know about you, but I’m always interested in learning about the way other people do things. When I visit an author’s website, the writing process tab (if they have one) is usually the one I click on first. Seriously. I’m that person. So this hop has been a blast for me.
To get a taste of the fun, check out Elsie’s post here.

And here's Elsie!

Outside the city limits on a small patch of North Carolina land, Elsie Elmore lives with her husband, two kids, and two dogs. She’s a science nerd with creative tendencies. And the stories she writes come to her from life’s experiences after her mind has warped them almost beyond recognition. Her first YA PNR romance is due out this year from Curiosity Quills.

Everybody wave!!!

Without further ado, here's my process:

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Good News From #ProjectREUTSway

I was lucky enough to spend the month of November participating in a unique writing marathon contest. Many of you are familiar with NaNoWriMo, where the challenge is to complete a whole novel (first draft) in one month. I, for one, never do Nano because I can’t. It isn’t conducive to my writing style (which I’m going to talk about in an upcoming blog hop, so stay tuned) and I end up pulling my hair out. Or worse, rewriting the ENTIRE thing completely. Or worse, worse, throwing the whole idea in the garbage because I can’t stand to look at it any longer.

I know, I know. I probably just committed writer blasphemy. Writers Nano. That’s what they do. But I don’t. My fellow writers are more than likely giving me the stank face right now. *falls upon knees* Love me still, I beg of you.

Even though I know Nano isn’t for me, when November rolls around and I see all my friends preparing to hunker down and dish out a novel in four weeks, I admit, I get a little jealous. Or maybe inspired is the better word. Starting a new novel is fun. Finishing it is even more fun.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Cover Reveal: Taming Darkness by Kat Daemon

Today is the cover reveal for Taming Darkness (Taming Darkness #1) by Kat Daemon!
I've been waiting for this one, guys! And now that it's here, all I can say is...