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Monday, January 9, 2012

[Blog Tour] J.J. Bonds and Crossroads

Today I am honoured to introduce you all to J.J. Bonds, author of Crossroads, the first book in an exciting new Crossroads Academy vampire series.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.

But Katia will do her time at Crossroads. After all, she’s only enrolled at the prestigious school for pure blood vampires to fulfill a promise to her Great Uncle Aldo. Tucked away in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Katia hopes to shed the demons of her past and focus on her education. Raised blissfully unaware of the entire vamp world, she’s got a lot of catching up to do.

As Katia learns more about this dark society and her own legacy, protecting her past becomes increasingly difficult. 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. What choice does she have? Exposure will shake the Elder’s Council to its core and likely result in a death sentence at the hands of the Linkuri.

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

Excerpt from Crossroads (Courtesy of J.J. Bonds):
I spot Jade first, fangs bared, looming over a human girl who can’t be more than twelve or thirteen years old. Lexie and Blaine are with her. They’re taunting the girl, hissing and laughing, feeding on her terror. She’s crouched alongside the corn, her face stained with tears.

“Leave me alone! Please!” She cries futilely. They laugh in response and creep closer, which only makes the girl wail louder. I can’t say I blame her. The fire casts an eerie glow making the appearance of her leather clad tormentors even more demonic as shadows slant across their faces.

I charge forward without thinking, slipping between Lexie and Blaine and placing my body between the cowering girl and the three monsters assailing her.

“What the hell do you think you’re doing?” I shout furiously as I catch the lingering scent of the girls’ fear. A new surge of anger bubbles up from the pit of my stomach and I feel my fists clench, instinctively preparing for battle.

“This is none of your concern,” Blaine growls, assuming a defensive position. “Get lost.”

“We’re just having a little fun,” Lexie drawls, her accent sounding more sinister and disgusting in the firelight.

“Well now you’re done,” I tell them firmly, meeting Jade’s heated stare. Lexie and Blaine are puppets. It’s Jade who pulls the strings.

“But we’re just getting started,” she tells me. “It’s Halloween. And we want to play.” The way she draws out this last word makes my stomach twist in disgust.

“This isn’t a game,” I respond, curling my lips back to reveal my own teeth. I may just have a taste of Jade’s blood yet. I lick my lips in anticipation as anger courses through my veins. “Let her go.”

“Why don’t you make me?” Jade replies, as she steps forward menacingly.

She doesn’t have to ask twice. I pounce immediately, knocking her to the ground, the weight of my body pinning her to the dry earth. Her reflexes are sluggish compared to my own. Either she’s not as dedicated to her physical training as I am or she didn’t think I’d dare lay a finger on her. Apparently she has me confused with someone who’s worried about rules.

I remember reading this part in the book and loving it! J.J. Bonds has such a great writing voice!

Can I just tell you how much I am

OVING this book!

I can't wait to finish it and write a review up for you all.

The Crossroads Tour Participants:


1. Comment to win!
2. One random comment (on this blog post) will be selected to win a digital copy of JJ Bonds Crossroads.
3. All comments will be counted to win a KINDLE FIRE with a Crossroads Gel Cover.
4. Collect Clues along the tour for a chance to win.
5. Comment at each tour stop for extra chances to win.
6. Tweet and use #crossroadsbooktour for extra chances to win along with random drawings to win digital copies of the book.
6. Collect clues to find the final entry to win the Kindle Fire.
7. Winners will be selected January 31st.

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  1. Oh this one sounds really interesting! And I love that cover! Great post!

    Xpresso Reads

  2. Thanks for the excerpt! I can't wait to read this book.

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

  3. @Maria D.

    It is really good! I think you will like it! Good luck!

  4. I've always liked vampire stories and the cover for this book is appealing :)

  5. @Na

    I usually love vampire stories but have been getting tired of them...this one and the one I read recently "Blood Rights" changed all that! Good luck!

  6. Sounds really interesting. I'm curious about it. juliecookies(at)

  7. @Julie S

    It is really interesting! I recommend it. Good luck!

  8. i love reading vampire novels. The book trailer was awesome and so was the excerpt. It looks like a book i could really enjoy! (I would say sink my teeth into but that may be a bit much lol)

    megnate at telus dot net

  9. That's a great excerpt. Gotta love Girl Power!


  10. Hi Gwenny! Thanks for the feature! I'm glad your readers enjoyed the excerpt. Looking forward to you review!

  11. Following the book tour - enjoyed the book

  12. The more I read about this book the more I want it...its going to be a long few weeks!

  13. addy ~ rainie(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. The Idea of a Prep school for teenaged vampires!

  15. hmm.. really hope this one better than twilight series.. sorry all twilight fans, but i just don't bond with this series..

    sienny (

  16. Love it and thanks for the giveaway.

  17. It kind of sounds like the house of night series.

  18. This is one of those books you can't wait to get your hands on it. It was recommended to me, and I am looking forward to winning so I can start reading it :).

  19. I love how the book sounds not to mention it's about vampires!! Thanks for the great giveaway!! and the kindle fire!!!

  20. Just popping in to offer my support. :) Already read this book and loved it!

  21. Looking forward to reading Crossroads. Thanks for the preview!

  22. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  23. I am so loving these blogs and previews and the clue collecting!

  24. Hi Gwen - Following the tour - Rants and Scribbles - I like that

  25. This looks like a fabulous YA vampire novel. It's like a new twist on the VA books. I really liked them so I don't see why I wouldn't love this one. Thanks for the Crossroads Blog Tour. I'm loving it so far.
    DeAnna Schultz

  26. Sounds really cool! I'm always on the look out for new books, and I've found so many new authors to follow from various blog hops.

    Kali Skittles

  27. This sounds like an interesting book that could develop into a great series! Can't wait to read it.

    thewildtwo @ sbcglobal (dot) net

  28. I love vampire books of almost any kind and katia sounds like a kick ass heroine.

  29. I love reading books with strong female leads and based on that excerpt Katia definitely fits in that category. I'll have fun reading it!

    Candace @ Lovey Dovey Books

  30. I love the excerpt and want to read The Crossroads even more. I think there is a little taste of something different here and want to join the journey. Thank you for the fun:)
    tweeted =!/ZDz59001/status/159856004866117632

  31. This book sounds great and from what I've read about it, it sounds like just the kind of book I usually love to read.

  32. Now I am wondering where the fight goes from here
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  33. Because it looks intriguing and it is already at the top of my TBB list and will be bought as soon as I finish up with the blog hop.

    anya dot sandoval at yahoo dot com

  34. It sounds like a interesting read...I want to know whats going on at Crossroads :-)

  35. It sounds so good! And i do adore the cover! This sounds so intriguing and i cant wait to read what happens! Vampires, secrets, school...sounds like a book to keep me on the edge of my seat! Thank you!