Happy Tuesday everyone and I hope you all had a safe and happy Labor Day. Today, I have an awesome guest post by Jill Cooper, the author of 15 Minutes and a link for the tour sweepstakes. The tour has been organized by AToMR Tours and there are many more stops on the tour before the week is done. If you would like to see what everyone else has for you, just click here.
I have 15 minutes to save my mother’s life….
15 minutes is all the Rewind Agency gives you in the past, but for Lara Crane it’s enough time to race through the city, find her mother, and stop her from being killed in a mugging that happened over ten years ago.
But that’s not how it happened. The story she’s been told all her life is a lie and when Lara takes a bullet meant for her mother, her future changes forever.
The love of her life acts like a stranger. Her simple life is replaced with a giant house, glamorous clothes and a new boyfriend.
Except someone knows her secret. And he will try to stop her at every turn as she races against the clock to unravel a dangerous conspiracy.
15 Minutes is an edgy high octane YA thriller that can be described as Back to the Future meets Inception where the people Lara trusts change in an instant. She is in a timeline she doesn’t understand, and is about to make one fatal mistake as she faces an enemy so familiar, he’s family.
I’ve always loved fantasy and paranormal, whether it’s traditional, science fiction, or more of a horror theme. It exists in all of my books, so it’s not a question of *will* but more a question of what.
Time travel is essential to the plot of 15 MINUTES. Without it, there wouldn’t be a book. Since it is complete fantasy so far, the most research I’ve really done would be reading and watching movies on the subject, which I’ve always done, because I love those stories.
I could have made it very paranormal where a trinket sent Lara back in time, but I wanted it to be urbane, and futureistic, so I made it technology that the government has harnessed and they created the Rewind Agency, which is the catalyst for Lara’s time jump. Because it’s the government, there is the possibility of it to be exploited and used against mass population. I wanted the Rewind Agency to be important, but to play in the background so it’s not the center of the plot, but it is going on right behind the scenes.
I could write this in the third person. I could tell you what I like, where I was born, and what my favorite things are.
But instead, I’ll say I don’t want to write like everyone else. I don’t want to craft stories you’ve read a thousand times before. I want my novels to be a cinematic experience, blending themes, genres, and situations unlike any you’ve ever read.
I want to break the rules. I want you to break out in a cold sweat as you read my books out of fear, love, and excitement. I want my books to be an experience. When you finish, I want you to feel something. Good or bad. If you do, then I’ll have succeeded. If not, I’ll keep trying.
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