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by Jill Cooper
Release date: June 15, 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Thriller, Scifi
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
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.
Surprise rolls across Jax’s face, and he nearly drops the cup of coffee in his hand.
I bite my lip, turn my head, and push the door open before dashing toward the steps.
“Lara!” His scream chases after me. Before I hear the door latch, he reaches the stairwell. “Don’t do this, Lara!”
But I am already down half a flight of stairs. I keep charging down the steps as fast as I can without catching my breath until I reach the bottom floor, severely winded. Above me, heavy steps echo with a metallic boom. I can’t allow myself to get caught. I can’t. I dive through the door into the hospital lobby. People stop to stare, but I keep running toward the glass doors.
“Stop her!” Jax calls out from behind me.
I charge towards the two security guards blocking the open exit. As one tries to grab me, I slip past him and drop to the ground, sliding head first through the open door.
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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