Crossroads Excerpt #1

Welcome back to the ‘best of’ the Crossroads blog tour! Just a few more weeks until Red Dawn is released so if you haven’t had a chance to check out Crossroads yet, what are you waiting for? Need a little more Crossroads to whet your appetite? How about an exclusive excerpt?

I wake with a throbbing headache. The ground beneath me is cold and hard. Cement. My head is pounding. Can smoke do that? I crack my eyes and stare up at the ceiling. I can only see patches of the mottled paint through the smoke. It swirls around me, polluting my lungs and piercing my eyes. Smoke assaults me from all sides, blurring my vision, the acrid stench clinging to my clothes and hair. I roll to my left and grab the corner of a metal table. Using the leg for support, I drag myself into a sitting position and climb to my feet.

For the first time I notice the flames. They crackle all around me. The clinic is engulfed. But why am I inside? And where is everyone else? What the hell is going on? This isn’t right. I’m not supposed to be here. It’s not supposed to be me!

Panic stirs my gut, threatening to burst forth. The beginning of a scream makes its way through me, coiling up from my stomach and into my throat. If I don’t let it out, it will consume me. I imagine the fear ripping me to pieces from the inside out, leaving nothing but an unrecognizable and bloody mess. Not today. I slam my hand over my mouth, clamping it shut. I swallow my fear. I have to stay calm. I have to get out of here.

The overhead lights surge with power and short out. The bulbs explode, leaving a deluge of sparks to rain down on me. I smell singed hair and pat my sleeve where the fabric has burned through. Time is running out.

I stride across the room and slam my hands against the nearest window. The glass does not give under the force of my blow. I strike it again; this time with my fist. And again. Still, nothing. I am not meant to get out. I’m meant to burn as they did. As they always do in my nightmares.

In an act of desperation I grab a stool and smash it futilely against the unyielding glass. It clatters to the floor and is quickly swallowed by the flames. I fight the urge to cry. I will be strong. I will be brave. I watch the flames, as they creep across the floor, inching closer to me.

 The room is getting unbearably hot. The soles of my shoes grow warm and the rubber begins to melt. I wonder if I too could melt. It beats the alternative of burning. It’s a fitting death I suppose. I’ve long suspected there’s a ring of hell for those like me.

As the flames take hold of my pant leg, searing nerve endings and destroying flesh, my brave façade crumbles. I fling myself against the window and pound on it with every ounce of strength I have left. I hardly recognize the deafening scream that reverberates through the night as my own.

Crossroads (Crossroads Academy, #1)

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Heading Back to Crossroads Academy

With the release of Red Dawn right around the corner, it’s high time we pay a little visit to Crossroads Academy. After all, what better way to dive back into the bloody world of vampires, betrayal, and a romance that’s heading for a smokin’ hot rating? Oh, you want more action? We’ve got that!

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting the ‘best of’ the Crossroads blog tour! For those of you that are new to the series and missed the last tour, this is your chance to catch up!

Crossroads (Crossroads Academy #1)

As if high school isn’t miserable enough, try being uprooted and dropped fangs first into an uptight prep school where everyone knows your name and they’ll stop at nothing to uncover the secrets of your past.

When Katia enrolled at Crossroads Academy she knew things weren’t exactly going to be easy. The sole heir to the worlds’ most powerful vampire, her presence was bound to cause a stir. But nothing could have prepared her for this. Whispers follow everywhere she goes. So does trouble.

Bodies start turning up in nearby Rutland and Katia is sucked into a twisted web of danger and deceit. Haunted by nightmares she can’t explain and a thirst for blood that is never sated, Katia will do whatever it takes to keep her past buried.

Nothing at Crossroads is what it seems and Katia’s secrets may be the darkest of them all.

Crossroads (Crossroads Academy, #1)

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Announcing the Red Dawn Blog Tour!

Red Dawn by J.J. Bonds Cover Reveal Tour

Announcing the Official Red Dawn Blog Tour!

You didn’t think I was going to just stop at a cover reveal extravaganza, did you? Go big or go home, right? I am SO excited about the release of Red Dawn that Crossroads Academy is going on tour again (courtesy of PJV Blog Tours!). And this time it’s going to be even bigger and better!

Guest posts, interviews, twitter party, giveaways! There will be all kinds of fun stuff… So mark your calendars and put Red Dawn on your TBR list! It’s going to be an EPIC tour!

Crossroads will be taking over the blogosphere August 20th – September 14th! Tour stops to follow so be sure to check back soon!

Red Dawn (Crossroads Academy #2)


Cover Reveal: July 24th- 12pm CST!

Check out these amazing blogs for a first look at Red Dawn (Crossroads Academy 2)!

Firestarbooks

Cocktails and Books

Seeing Night Reviews

Magical Urban Fantasy Reads

Chapter by Chapter

Butterfly-o-Meter Books

The Busy Bibliophile

Letters Inside Out

What the Cat Read

Fictional Candy

A Soul Unsung

Insightful Minds Reviews

Little Hyuts

A Bibliophile’s Thoughts on Books

Bea’s Book Nook

Crossroads Book Tour

They say all good things come to and end and it must be true because the Crossroads book tour is almost over. The good news? There’s still time to enter for your chance to win a Kindle Fire!

Thanks again to the amazing Rachel over at Parajunkee.com for hosting the tour and for giving my blog and my book a fresh look! I also want to thank all of the wonderful bloggers who allowed me to write guest posts for your sites!!! You guys rock! I hope your readers enjoyed the posts and am so grateful to everyone who followed the tour. Your feedback and support are always appreciated. I wish each of you the best of luck in the upcoming Kindle drawing and hope that you enjoy Crossroads if you have the opportunity to read it!

As for me, I’m going to do some much needed reading (up first: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer) and writing! It’s been a busy and tumultuous month for me and I am seriously looking forward to checking out of reality for a while!

Crossroads Blog Tour with Kindle Fire Giveaway!

If you haven’t already heard, I’ve partnered with the amazing Parajunkee over at Parajunkee’s View to take Crossroads on tour! Not only can you learn more about Crossroads Academy (think exclusive excerpts, character profiles, and other fun stuff!), you’ll also have the chance to win a Kindle Fire with an exclusive Crossroads skin! 

Be sure to visit each of the amazing tour hosts below for a sneak peek at Crossroads and to get the giveaway details for the Kindle Fire!

January 2: The Guardian of the Crossroads
January 3: Otherwhere.co
January 4: PIcked by Poison
January 5: Moonlight Gleam’s Bookshelf
January 6: Under the Covers
January 9: Rants~N~Scribbles
January 10: Mother/Gamer/Writer
January 11: The Book Nympho
January 12: Books with Bite
January 13: My Life With Books
January 14: Reads With Wreckless Abandon
January 15: Books And Beyond
January 16: Book Crook Liza
January 17: We Fancy Books
January 18: Rondo of Possible World
January 19: Literary Exploration
January 20: Bending The Spine

 Enter to Win a Kindle Fire!