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 bio engineering. 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 bio engineering 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.
This book is unique and completely original! Junco is one of the coolest characters I’ve read in a long time. Kick ass fighting skills and a foul mouth may make her not very likeable to some readers, but personally I LOVED her! She is so fierce and no matter what gets thrown her way she just keeps swinging and keeps coming back for more. There’s just a touch of a possible love story in the book but it doesn’t get in the way of all the action and the real “meat” of the story. I don’t mind some romance but I don’t like when it takes focus away from the cool parts lol. A mix of future world technology and alien coexistence make for a non stop adventure that you won’t be able to put down to the very end. There’s a nice cliffhanger too so you may want to already have book #2 handy when you finish reading #1.
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’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.