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Blog Tour: I Am Just Junco Series by J.A. Huss - Guest Post + Giveaway

Hey guys! Welcome to today's blog tour! So today, J.A. Huss is joining us with her 3 books from the I Am Just Junco Series. Currently, there are 3 books, but a total of 5 books will be coming out. Clutch is the first book in the series, followed by Fledge, then Flight. Range is the fourth and will be coming out on the 1st of April, 2013 with the series conclusion, Return, coming out on the 1st of October, 2013.


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.

Check out the book trailer here | Goodreads


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.

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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.

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J.A. Huss

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.

And now, let's welcome J.A. to the blog!

Who is Us and Who is Them?

It’s a good question and when you’re being heralded as the savior of at least two races of sentient beings, it’s down-right critical for success.

Unfortunately for Junco Coot, the heroine in my new I Am Just Junco series, she has no answer for this question. She has no idea who is us and who is them. In fact, she starts asking this question in the beginning of the first book, Clutch, and is still asking it as I write book four, Range. :)

One theme running through all my stories is trust. Junco definitely has trust issues so lots of easy things turn into major conflicts because she can’t accept anything at face value. Don’t get me wrong, she’s right not to trust them because everyone around her has an agenda and no one seems to truly have her best interests at heart.

In Clutch, Junco is on the run. The only problem with this scenario is that she’s just not sure who or what she’s running from. Or to? Everyone seems interested in having access to her; some even want to keep her against her will.

But in the end it comes down to one question.

What does Junco want?

Ha! If only it were that easy!

Wanting and getting are two completely different things. Wanting implies passive dreams, while getting implies deliberate actions. And in each book in the series, Junco has a choice. Each decision leads her a little farther down her want path. Each deliberate action gets her one step closer to her final destination.

But even though she tries hard and we root for her, she’s not perfect. She makes a lot of mistakes, she hurts a lot of people, and she has trouble accepting herself because not only does she not trust the people around her, but she lacks faith in herself as well.

So, what’s a girl to do?

Junco turns to her religion, but she mostly does this as a last desperate attempt to change her fate or the fate of others. She thinks she has faith, but her doubts creep in just as she’s about to take a side - just as she’s about to finally choose who is us and who is them that age old battle between good and evil sneaks up on her to swing it out in her mind.

But as the author, if I could tell Junco just one thing, I’d tell her, “Hang in there, Snowbird. You’re doing good. No one’s perfect, hold your head up, and keep marching forward. You’ll figure it out eventually because we’ve only got five books in the series!”

Junco’s journey encompasses a twisty plot, dubious characters, escalating stakes, and an uncertain outcome. 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. Get the first three books at Amazon today and experience the end of the world through the eyes of Junco, the reluctant savior.

Great news! The first book of the series, Clutch is free to anyone who signs up for the JA Huss newsletter!

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Thanks for the promo, Victoria! I really appreciate it! :)


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