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{Blog Tour} Guest Post & Giveaway: I Am Just Junco Series by J.A. Huss




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Welcome to Mother/Gamer/Writer for the I Am Just Junco Series Blog Tour. Today, please enjoy a guest post on High-Tech Gadgets” from author J. A. Huss. In addition, as a special treat, the author is giving away Amazon Gift Cards, Swag Packs and Signed Print Copies throughout the tour so make sure you follow along for your chance to win! And as always, don’t forget to add it to your shelf on Goodreads.









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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.


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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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My Favorite High-Tech Gadgets in Clutch



Part of the fun of reading science fiction is learning about new tech items that the author dreamed up. Sometimes they go overboard and everything in the everyday world of the characters is something new and cool. I hate that. It makes things feel fake and I like the tech in SF novels to be unobtrusive, only bringing it out when you need it.


My favorite author, Richard K. Morgan, did this in a big way in Altered Carbon with the sentient hotel called The Hendrix. A sentient hotel! It played a small role in the overall story, but it was significant for the ending. I loved The Hendrix because it had badass weapons system built into its lobby and saved Kovacs butt in one particular scene. Plus, it was named after Jimi Hendrix, how cool is that?


I added my own sentient dwelling in Clutch, the first book in my I Am Just Junco science fiction series. I’m not going to tell you anymore because I like how the reader discovers this little tidbit of information in the story.


Sometimes it’s hard to come up with new gadgets. I mean most of the cool ones have been taken in some form or another. Even Ender’s Game author Orson Scott Card admitted to lifting the idea of the Ansible from Ursula K. Le Guin in her 1966 novel Rocannon’s World.


So, yeah I lifted the sentient dwelling from Richard K. Morgan. But he lifted his hyperspatial needlecast from Le Guin as well. So we’re all even!


But there is another piece of tech that I added, sort of as an afterthought to clarify another point in the second book, which really caught my attention once I invented it.


The holomat.


I mean, have you ever wanted to try out that killer flying armbar you saw on the latest MMA Smackdown on your best friend, but weren’t sure if killing him was such a good idea when you crashed his head into the concrete basement floor?


Enter the holomat – a completely programmable 3-D application in real time that will let you visualize in all your favorite MMA moves and kill over and over again, with nary a single drop of blood to soil your bedroom carpet.


Yes, kiddies, you too can learn to kill in the privacy of your own room and hey, if you screw up and get your butt kicked, you can just reset it and try again!


I love the holomat.


I also love a certain secret weapon that Junco has…I really can’t tell you more about this little horror – that’s a spoiler if ever there was one. But I will say this – it’s enough to scare the crap out of the most powerful man in the Solar System.


Check out Clutch, the first book in the I Am Just Junco science fiction series over at Amazon for 99 cents. When you’re done reading leave me a review and let me know what you thought of the tech in the book – but no spoilers please!


And don’t forget to enter the giveaway contest – each autographed copy of Clutch will come with some cool swag, too!




J. A. Huss


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2 $50 Amazon Gift Cards

Autographed Print Copy of CLUTCH By J. A. Huss with a Clutch bookmark and sticker (U.S. ONLY)

5 Swag packs with CLUTCH postcards, bookmarks, and stickers (U.S. ONLY)

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About the Author:
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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.










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