Two years have passed since Inanna stole Junco away from Lucan. Two years of unimaginable pain. Two years of isolation, mutilation and torture. Two years of fear and loneliness in a morph tank. And that’s not something you just get over, even if you are psycho-assassin, Junco Coot.
Now Junco has to learn to live with the consequences. Her Siblings are suspicious and angry, half her team is dead, Tier is wreaking death and destruction, Lucan is holding his secrets close, and she is spiraling out of control.
There is only one partnership that matters anymore – only one person she will trust and take direction from – and only one way out of the Hell she’s been sentenced to.
Junco is tired of fighting and death. She’s had enough and this time she means to end it – once and for all.
MAGPIE BRIDGE INFO
Raubtier Aves, 039-1, a.k.a TIER
Son of Lucan
Ranking Officer of the Avian military
And devoted to Junco, no matter what
Tier was left with one specific order and he’s not about to screw it up. He might lose all his allies, his brothers, his shot at defeating the High Order, and his own Eternal Salvation - but he’s willing to risk it all to keep one small girl alive.
Tier reveals his part in the epic tale of The Seven Siblings, spilling secrets and motivations that will leave you breathless and wanting more. The Magpie Bridge paves the way for the final installment in the new adult Series, I Am Just Junco. The final book in the Junco Epic, RETURN, will be released on December 2, 2013.
The last time I was here in Subjack's tunnels pops back into my mind. The day I met Gideon again after being separated for years, back when I was still tucking down those memories. He was acting the same way with me then, exasperated with my detached attitude.
"—I don't want you to start any shit in here, got it?"
"Why would I start shit, Gid? I'm not a complete psychopath."
He stares down at me, his eyes darting back and forth as he searches mine, then blinks and straightens up. "OK, whatever then. No scenes."
I shrug. Why would I create a scene?
The biometrics on the door are triggered by someone on the other side and it slips open with a perfunctory whoosh.
When I look into the new room, Tier is staring down at me and I lunge at him, clasping my hands around his throat.
"You asshole, how dare you come here!" More words are spewing out of my mouth, 'fuck' mostly, 'bastard' and 'dickhead' put in several appearances, and then we're wrestling on the ground. I've got my foot wrapped around his neck and he's trying to grab my hands as Gideon pulls on me. I swing back with an elbow and crack Gid hard in the chin and he growls. My pretty flower dress is picking up little dust bunnies and all sorts of other debris as we roll around on the floor but I could give a shit.
"How dare you," I growl as I lean down into Tier's ear. "How dare you show your face to me again!"
"Junco!" he commands me as he squirms. "Calm the fuck down! That's an order!"
I wriggle out of his grip and swing my foot around, slap him in the face with it, and then flip over and crack him once in the neck. "Fuck you and your orders, you prick."
His hands scramble to grab me by the waist, then slip up my dress and I remember I'm hiding something. Something he's not supposed to know about. I stop my struggle for a brief moment, hoping his hands will stop, but they don't. They slide right up and find my secret.
And then he lets go and pushes me off him.
I get up and smooth out my dress, ignoring everyone standing around us. My eyes are stuck on Tier's face to see what he'll say.
He laughs but it's not a happy laugh. It says I've got you.
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J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).
She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.
Ten Fun Facts About J. A. Huss
She owns two donkeys named Paris and Nicole.
Her favorite color is green.
Her favorite foods are popcorn and pancakes.
Best place she ever visited was Stonehenge.
Her favorite SF book is Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan
Her favorite literary book is Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley
Her favorite new adult book is Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Movie she drops everything to watch no matter what is The Fifth Element
Princess Leia inspired her to be a smart-ass
She has five tattoos.