Friday, September 6, 2013

Blog Tour: Fifteen Minutes

Title: 15 Minutes

Author: Jill Cooper

Release date: June 15, 2013

Age Group: Young Adult

Genre: Thriller, Scifi

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

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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.


My breath echoes in my ear. Mom is there, taking me by the shoulder. Her lips are moving, but I hear nothing. There are tears in her eyes and mine, too. I fall forward, my head cushioned by her lap. Unable to blink, I can only stare ahead at a red fire hydrant on the sidewalk. Everything grows dim, and my breath rumbles.
I swear I see a shadow leaping over my body, but when I turn my head, no one is there. I don’t understand. There was no mugging, so why was I shot? Mom was supposed to be mugged.
Time’s up. Everything goes dark as when a curtain closes on a stage, but I don’t think it’s from time travel.
            I think I’m dead.   

About the Author

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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  1. The synsopsis sounds like this is a fast paced novel. Is it just me or does that girl in the cover look insanely familiar?

    Thanks for sharing, hon! <33

  2. I like the text the author wrote about herself :D That is a great way to look at writing! And I like the sound of this book, thanks for sharing!


  3. Oh wow. This plot sounds fantastic and fast-paced! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy, like, now. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This cover is really pretty I love the colors! And it sounds like a great read too! :)

  5. This sounds really great - I love books that play with time travel. Can't wait to check it out. Love the cover!

  6. Back to the Future meets Inception? I like the sound of this book! Thanks so much for sharing the excerpt and trailer. This title is new to me, so thank you for putting it on my radar. :)