Hope you all have a great day/evening! Today, you will see a Guest Post by Author J.A. Huss, Info about her Three I Am Just Junco Novels and a Tour-Wide Giveaway!
Guest Post By: J.A. Huss
The Difference between Good and Evil
We know it when we see it, right? We can pick out evil, no problem. I mean, evil comes in the form of ugliness and filth. Or maybe violence and anger. Either way, it’s pretty easy to spot.
Unless of course, you’re the one who’s evil.
And then things get a little sticky because it’s you, right? You’re evil.
That’s not an easy thing to accept and this is right where the heroine of Clutch, the first book in the I Am Just Junco series, finds herself.
Junco is evil. She knows she’s evil and she’s got the past to prove it. A past she whole-heartedly chooses to forget. She clings to the emptiness in her mind like a nightdog clings to the night.
But she’s also someone’s only hope. Almost a savior, if you will.
Sorta sucks, right? I mean, on the one hand you’re evil. 100% good-for-almost-nothing-but-bad-stuff evil. But on the other hand, some fellow evil being sees you as the answer to all his problems.
Now here’s the bigger issue.
All those people who see you as evil? Well, they’re not any better that the ones who know they’re evil. They’ve committed heinous crimes, heck, they even trained you to be your little evil self.
So, let’s recap. You’re evil. You know you’re evil.
The people everyone says are evil, they’re evil too.
The people who say their not evil – also evil.
So who’s the good guy in all this? Surely we can find the good guy, right?
Well, good luck with that. Because good and evil can have many shades and sometimes the good guy is the lesser of three evils.
And this is Junco’s struggle. In this series Junco asks herself quite a few questions and one of them is “who is us and who is them?” Whose side am I on? Who’s the good guy and who’s the bad guy? Who can I trust to keep me on my one true path?
Believe it or not, Junco has a pretty firm relationship with her God. She’s a believer and she’s not too proud to pray for help when she needs it, but of course, she’s not so keen on living by the rules either. So she struggles with her dual nature a lot. In fact, this is one of the main underlying themes of the entire I Am Just Junco series.
It would be very easy to write Junco off as a cold-hearted killer, because she absolutely is.
But she know the difference between good and evil and in her heart she knows, no matter what she turns out to be, this is her path in life and she’s gonna meet her end with courage. If there’s one thing Junco really wants, it’s to fulfill her one true purpose. And she has every intention of following her heart straight to the apocalypse, whether she’s the bad guy or not, she’s been trained to do one thing and only one thing.
Complete her mission.
Junco’s story is a lot of things but one thing it isn’t, is simple. She’s got her reasons for who she is and the way she acts, but she never blames her decisions on others. She takes full responsibility for her actions.
Clutch is the first book in a five book series and in this book we find Junco on the cusp of discovering the truth about who and what she really is.
What you don’t get in the first book is the true nature of the problem she’s facing, but since we’re sharing I’ll let you in on a secret…
The End of Days are coming and Junco’s blowing the trumpets.
Welcome to the angel apocalypse. Welcome to I Am Just Junco.
RANGE – Book Four – Coming April 1, 2013
RETURN – Book Five – Coming October 1, 2013
Get them all at Amazon today and experience the end of the world through the eyes of Junco, the reluctant savior.
JA Huss Newsletter
Book One I Am Just Junco
By J.A. Huss
In 2152 the avian race is on Earth looking for something stolen from them decades ago – their genetics. At the center of the search lies the Rural Republic; a small backwards farming country with high hopes of military domination and a penchant for illegal bioengineering.
19 year old Junco Coot is the daughter of the Rural Republic’s ranking commander. She’s the most foul-mouthed, wildly unpredictable and ruthless sniper the Rural Republic has ever trained. But when her father’s death sparks a trip into forbidden places, she triggers events that will change everything she knows to be true.
As an elite avian military officer, Tier’s mission is to destroy the bioengineering projects, kill Commander Coot’s daughter, and return home immediately. There’s just one problem. Junco isn’t who she claims to be.
With no one to trust, not even herself, Junco must confront the secrets of her past and accept her place in the future, or risk losing herself completely.
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/Iz0PWDGoTJY
Junco Coot can’t even remember her trip off Earth; she was too busy being morphed into her new avian body. But reality hits her hard when she wakes up to find her new life is not what she expected. Not even close. Tier is on trial for disobeying his commander’s kill order and only Junco seems to care.
In most places the avian coming-of-age Fledge ritual would be nothing more than mass murder, but here in the capital city of Amelia, it’s called growing up. Junco has no choice; either fight to the death to prove her worth or get sent back to Earth in the hands of her enemies.
Her new military team is hostile, her body is being taken over by an illicit artificial intelligence, the avian president wants her dead, and her only friend is a ten-year old throwaway boy.
On a foreign habitat, in a foreign culture, and surrounded by people she can’t trust or count on, Junco must find a way to save herself and Tier without losing her immortal soul in the process.
Escape from Earth. Check.
Morph into an avian body. Check.
Survive Fledge and Deliverance, soul intact. Check.
Bring her Siblings back to Amelia and restore the avian race? Not so fast, darlin’.
There’s a new twist on an old prophecy and this one brings the End of Days. Junco must make a choice, but the choices all confirm her only worth is tied up in killing.
Lucan has secrets. Secrets that will make the Stag Camp look like playschool. And the lies are flowing like a mountain river during spring thaw. But he needs Junco to cooperate just a little bit longer or it all falls apart.
The Siblings on Earth are waiting for the Seventh to return and pull their clutch together. But Earth has secrets too -- secrets that change everything.
Junco has survived against impossible odds, but the cost of survival is higher than she ever imagined. Luck is about to catch up with Junco Coot and her debt must be paid.
About The Author
J. A. Huss never took a creative writing class in her life. Some would say it shows. Others might cut her some slack. She did however, get educated and graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Equine Science. She had grand dreams of getting a Ph.D. but while she loves science, she hated academia and settled for a M.S. in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Florida.
She went on to write science curriculum for homeschoolers and now runs a successful home business that creates and offers online science unit studies. When she’s not writing science curriculum or fiction, she works as a farm inspector, traveling the Eastern Plains of Colorado in variety of environmentally friendly vehicles that never have four-wheel drive, so when she gets stuck in the mud in said vehicles, she has to beg for assistance from anyone who will help her. She is not bitter about that at all.
She’s always packing heat and she is owned by two donkeys, five dogs, more chickens and ducks than she can count, and of course, the real filthy animals, her kids. The I Am Just Junco series was born after falling in love with the ugliest part of Colorado and the Rural Republic is based on the area of the state she currently resides in, minus the mutants, of course.