The Fulfillment Series

The Fulfillment Series

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Cover Reveal for MACHINE HEAD by T.A. Brock

Where young rule and elders are hunted to extinction... and you decide who's guilty.


An Interactive Novel Available April 10, 2015

Adults have poisoned the world with their selfishness, jealousy, and deceit. Now it’s up to the young to heal it. First order: eliminate every elder. Second: discover the secret to never growing up. Third: procreate.

Ten Sixty-Four is on trial for treason. The crimes he committed are unforgivable: hiding elders who should be long dead, consorting with illegal untrained young, and purposely botching kill missions. He’s come a long way from the cold, unfeeling, Sleepwalker he began as. He’s still four years from the death age, which means the Hex can’t afford to kill him. If found guilty, he’ll be given to the Machine for reprogramming. But none of that matters because he’s done what no other Sleepwalker has dared to. He’s found love. And he knows something they don’t. Falling in love is the secret to achieving the third order.

Brille has a secret of her own: the elders aren’t extinct. They’re not even endangered. But what the rest of the world doesn’t know can’t hurt them. At least, not anymore than they’re already hurting themselves. There is no more laughter. No more crying. No feelings of any kind. Only in the secret hiding places where the untrained dwell with elders, can emotion be found. Then it’s anger, rage, and hostility. When she finds herself a target of the Sleepwalkers, she realizes she’s not the only one with secrets. Ten Sixty-Four feels. He might even be capable of love. The idea leaves Brille with an emotion she never thought she’d have: hope.

The Hex has convened. A trial will commence. You, a member of the jury, must decide Ten Sixty-Four’s fate, and with it, the future of humanity.

T.A. Brock spends her days gleefully plucking words from the chaos of life and dressing them up so they look pretty. Then she calls them stories and tries to convince people to read them. Paranormal, horror, and contemporary romance rocks her socks, but anything YA makes her feel young again, so she sticks with that mostly. She resides in the great land of mountains and green things (Arkansas) with her husband, two children, and her beloved Keurig machine, which she has built a countertop shrine to.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Cover Reveal for ADAMANT by Emma L. Adams!!

Today is the cover reveal for Adamant (The Alliance series #1) by Emma L. Adams. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.

ADAMANT final front coverAdamant (The Alliance Series #1)
By Emma L. Adams
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 11 March 2015

On an alternative 21st-century Earth in which our world is one of many in the Multiverse, the Inter-World Alliance exists to keep the peace between the worlds, and keep the monsters out.

Ada Fletcher is twenty-one, keeps a collection of knives in her room, and is more interested in fighting than her day job as a cashier. She also risks her life on a daily basis, helping refugees from a devastating magical war on her homeworld hide on the low-magic Earth. But when she’s taken into custody by the Alliance, her unusual magic makes her a prime suspect for a supervisor’s suspicious death.

For Kay Walker, whose family founded the organization, there has never been any doubt that his future is with the Alliance – even if it means dealing with sarcastic centaurs and dangerous monsters in the dark Passages between worlds. But when his supervisor is murdered, Kay discovers that a research project might have been the reason, and faces the choice of whether to ignore his instincts or risk becoming the next target, not to mention digging into the Alliance’s history and memories he’d rather keep buried. And there’s something not quite right about the strange, fierce girl he arrested as a suspect.

The last thing Ada wants is to help the infuriating Alliance guard who arrested her, but it soon becomes clear that the Alliance knows too much about Ada’s offworld origins. More, in fact, than she knows herself. Now she has to choose between loyalty to her family, and helping the Alliance save the Earth – and the Multiverse – from a deadly enemy.

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Adamant Teaser

Adamant promo

Emma AdamsAbout the Author:
Emma spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, so it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing speculative fiction. She was born in Birmingham, UK, which she fled at the first opportunity to study English Literature at Lancaster University. In her three years at Lancaster, she hiked up mountains, skydived in Australia, and endured a traumatic episode involving a swarm of bees in the Costa Rican jungle. She also entertained her creative writing group and baffled her tutors by submitting strange fantasy tales featuring dragons and supernatural monsters to workshops. These included her first publication, a rather bleak dystopian piece, and a disturbing story about a homicidal duck (which she hopes will never see the light of day).

Now a reluctant graduate, Emma refuses to settle down and be normal. When not embarking on wild excursions and writing fantasy novels, she edits and proofreads novels for various publishing houses and reads an improbable number of books. Emma is currently working on the Alliance series, a multiple-universe adult fantasy featuring magic, monsters, cool gadgets and sarcasm. Her upper-YA urban fantasy Darkworld series is published by Curiosity Quills Press.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Rhews live it up in The Emerald City!

Hello everyone! Remember how I talked about my hatred of flying in my post about our trip back to my homeland--the South? Well, Deek and I have been exploring alternative modes of travel, and we came up with the train as an option. We decided to give it a test run (or ride--haha) with a trip to Seattle! Loved the train and loved Seattle!! Success!! Here is a pictorial review of our trip.

Here we are at our departing train station. I'm completely relaxed, unlike when I board a plane!

On the train! Somehow we ended up in plush seats, even though we had coach tickets. Go us! ;) 

Deek finally got a chance to read some of the Stephen King novel I bought him for Christmas. LOL!

CenturyLink Field--For all you peeps rooting for the Seahawks in this year's SuperBowl! ;) 

Seattle's train station is so beautiful! I certainly didn't expect that! 

On the way to the hotel. Heehee!

The next morning, we set out to explore the city. You can rent bicycles! For the record, we do not have this sort of option where I'm from in the South. ;)

The Space Needle!! Yes, we totally went up to the top!

View from the top!

A business painted HUGE spiders on the roof. So, from the top of the Needle, it looked like giant spiders attacked the people below.

Weight lifting the Space Needle piggy banks! He always makes me laugh!

I'm practicing for a role as A Price Is Right chick. "You could win beautiful green and blue piggy banks, straight from the top of the Seattle Space Needle!"

Supposedly, this hat looks like the Space Needle, but I fail to see it...


We couldn't resist!

This beauty is the new EMP building--it's suppose to be a museum for rock 'n roll AND sci-fi. I didn't realize the two went together, but I'm a fan!

EMP building and Space Needle together!

Inside the EMP building, my former bass player loved all the rock 'n roll stuff!

 Guess what?? We found Romulan Ale!! (Excuse the hair--I flat-ironed it, yet the wind at the Space Needle and light rain outside just did it in--eep!)

Trekkies unite! I really hope this drink is blue, or the whole effect will be lost! 

Live Long...

And Prosper

I opted for the Science Officer badge, while Deek...

went for Engineering!

After the Space Needle and EMP building, we headed to Pike's Place Market. Along the way, Deek found his "brother" Zeek's pizza place. Hahaha! 

If you peek past the people and stuff, you can catch a glimpse of the original Starbucks!

I saw Pike's Place Fish Market on TV once, and now I've seen it in person!!


Making a fish face.

From Pike's Place, we hunted for the bubblegum wall. Man, that's a LOT of gum!

We made our way down for a nice stroll and snack stop along the waterfront. It was captivating! 

He makes my heart beat faster. Whoa, what a hawt man I married!

Two authors can't visit a city with an 11 story (YES, 11 STORY) library without stopping in! The library is that funky shaped building in the middle on the left side.

Totally cool architecture in the reading room of the library (on the 10th floor)!

Two authors, lovin' this spectacular library!

And we wrapped up a wonderful day with dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe!

After a totally fun time in Seattle, we boarded the train to go home and took this silly selfie. This time, we got regular coach seats but a super cool table that provided both a working surface and tons of leg room. I'm surprised by how many variations there are between the trains.

 OMG! Is this gorgeous or what?

 I highly recommend the train! DO IT! 

What an awesome trip! I got to try the train, which I loved. I got to see Seattle, which was totally fun! But best of all, I got to do all of it with my best friend and soul mate, Deek! Happy trails, y'all!!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Writing and Songs

This past weekend, Deek and I hit the writing session hard. He's working on the sequel to 122 Rules (can't wait to read it--yes, people, even I haven't read the sequel yet! Oh the anticipation!!! He says he wants to go over it again before he lets his "Grammar Police" wife have a crack at it--haha), and I've been working on getting The Fulfillment, the final book in The Fulfillment Series, ready for my editors!

I don't know about your music on/music off preferences when you write, but I definitely have my own. I can write with music if I'm not trying to listen to the words. But sometimes I need the words to inspire me. In that case, I have to stop, listen to the song, and then proceed to write. However, if it's the feel of the song that I need, I can listen while I write. Sometimes the tone and mood place me the right frame of mind to complete a scene.

Example: When I wrote THE SCENE in the The Outlanders (if you've read it, you know which one I mean), I listened to "My Immortal" by Evanescence. Before I started the scene, I listened to the song itself a few times, for the words. Then, as I wrote, I listened to the song over and over again for the mood and tone. I can tell you, when I finished writing that section, I was in a sad funk for the rest of the day. It's amazing how emotionally invested we can become, as both readers and writers.

My Dream Team members and I decided that each book in The Fulfillment Series should have a theme song. So, here they are:

The Prophecy:  "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz

The Outlanders: "My Immortal" by Evanescence

The Fulfillment: "Wide Awake" by Katy Perry

I can't hear these songs on the radio now without thinking of scenes from my book.

What about you? Do you use music in your writing? What songs have inspired scenes in your books?

Or...have you read The Prophecy and The Outlanders? Do you think these songs fit?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I Forgot Some Pics!

Y'all tired of wedding pictures yet? No? Well, good because I forgot some! Haha! I think these highlight more of our playful side, and I can't believe I flaked on including them last time! Enjoy!

I don't know what kind of story we are telling, but we're into it. We *may* be authors with a flair for the dramatic...

Ya'll ready for this? Bride and Groom...BOOM! ;) 

Deek's dad is a sweetheart and total card. He wore a silly tie to the photo shoot to trip us out. Here I am playing with the silly tie while he changes into his real one... ;) 

We're supposed to be all Gone with the Wind, but we're laughing and carrying on instead.

Do you like my dress? Ta-da!!!!

Ok, I think I'm finally done posting wedding pictures (you can breathe a collective sigh of relief--LOL)...until the 2nd wedding, that is! Heehee!!