Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Goddess Fish Book Tour

RANGE: I AM NOT JUNCO (Book 4) by J.A. Huss
A new adult/dark fantasy

Two years have passed since Inanna stole Junco away from Lucan. Two years of unimaginable pain. Two years of isolation, mutilation and torture. Two years of fear and loneliness in a morph tank. And that’s not something you just get over, even if you are psycho-assassin, Junco Coot.

Now Junco has to learn to live with the consequences. Her Siblings are suspicious and angry, half her team is dead, Tier is wreaking death and destruction, Lucan is holding his secrets close, and she is spiraling out of control.

There is only one partnership that matters anymore – only one person she will trust and take direction from – and only one way out of the Hell she’s been sentenced to.

Junco is tired fighting and death. She’s had enough and this time she means to end it – once and for all.

Selia comes out of the bathroom, her eyes darked up, her lips glowing and pink, and her golden hair flowing down her back in large bouncy ringlets.

She’s beautiful.

And I’m jealous of how easy she fits into her own skin, at how she can make small talk with strangers - even the guards in the elevator and downstairs in the lobby. And most of all, at how her face always seems to be smiling.

No wonder Ashur fell in love with her while I was away being morphed. She looks happy.

I have a permanent frown, I’m afraid to talk to anyone except Gid and Sel, and I feel like my brain has been forced inside a body I’ve never met before. Even when I came out of the tank with wings back on Amelia I never felt this awkward about myself. My replaced fingers and missing scars just make it worse. When a nightdog eats two of your fingers and a psycho slices a SEAR knife down your jawline, you’re supposed to have to live with the consequences of those things forever.

And when you cut yourself in half to save the man you love, there should be evidence of that.

But my scars have all been erased. Every bite from the mutants in the Stag, every prairie lion claw mark, every battle wound I’ve ever had inflicted on me is gone. Even the one I inflicted on myself.

Just gone.

On the outside anyway.


J.A. Huss writes new adult speculative fiction, contemporary romances, and an entire line of science non-fiction textbooks that cater to home learners. She also runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads book Blogs. She has an undergraduate degree in equine science and a graduate degree in forensic toxicology. She adores everything science and considers herself a major geek! Her first series is called I Am Just Junco.

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Other books in the series
-Book 1: CLUTCH

Book 2: FLEDGE

Book 3: FLIGHT

Hey readers,

Junco has certainly been through a lot. Best kind of protagonist.

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J.A. will be awarding a $25 gift card to Amazon or PayPal cash, winner's choice, plus a custom angel necklace, plus swag (Book marks, stickers, postcards) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. (USA ONLY)

Monday, April 1, 2013

I am an Excited Writer

Good Monday,

To those who celebrate Easter, I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

To those who don’t, I hope you ate lots of chocolate bunnies anyway. 

I had a very exciting idea a couple of days ago. If I write my A** off this month, have no life, and decide not to sleep, I could possibly finish the rough draft of my thesis this semester. That is particularly exciting because next semester I will be a 4. (We number are semesters. It’s like Hogwarts.) As a 4, we take Teaching Popular Fiction. The general consensus is that this is the toughest, if most useful, class in the program. One person described it as “real adult academic work.” Feel free to hold this moment in time. I may never say the following sentence again.

I think that B.A. in psychology might actually come in handy.

I don’t say this because I believe the Teaching Popular Fiction course will involve psychology. In fact, I believe it will involve nothing of the sort. I say this because “real adult academic work” is no stranger to me, where it might have been had I done my undergrad in creative writing. All in all, I’m feeling considerably less frightened of the teaching course. I’m not so confident, however, that I will push off my thesis.

Which brings me to the point of this post. If I go missing a bit this month—two posts a week instead of three—do not fear. It’s just the thesis. Because, believe me, I will be very excited if I can finish my rough draft next month.

In other exciting news, Scooby Doo is a television middle grade off-and-on paranormal mystery series. I write what could be considered paranormal mystery. It is always an exciting day when one realizes they could someday write the next Scooby Doo type thing.

Carry on.