{Blog Tour} Spotlight + Giveaway: 15 Minutes by Jill Cooper

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Today, I am spotlighting 15 Minutes by Jill Cooper, a YA time travel (!!!!) book, for its blog tour with an excerpt. I also have a giveaway! Here goes!

15 Minutes
Title: 15 Minutes
Author: Jill Cooper
Date of Publication: June 15, 2013

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.

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Time travel?

Flipping through the pages I see short-term memory loss is to be expected but will fade soon. I paid money to go back, but why into a school? Something about it is familiar, and I know the hall I’m standing in leads to a music room.

But I don’t know how I know any of this. I just do. As if memories were uploaded into my brain.

A photo falls from my papers and lands face up.

Her face. Her eyes. It’s like looking in the mirror.

I scoop the picture up and head down the hall. A piano chord strikes. The soft tone echoes toward me, and the digital watch on my wrist beeps. A rush of memories slam into my mind, knocking me off balance. I wobble on my feet as if the collision were physical. I retch, the vomit threatening to spill. Swallowing, it burns like racing lava. I check my watch.

I only have thirteen minutes left.

I don’t bother to look through the doors to find five-year-old me. Instead, I race down the hall, feet gliding across the linoleum. My hood flaps behind me as my body crashes into the elementary school front doors. Blinding sunlight greets me, and I am flying down the hill. My arms pump, and I suck in deep breaths of air, like I learned in my time as a sprinter at Cambridge High.

Rounding the corner onto Mass Avenue, I see Tower Records off in the distance.


I now have ten minutes to run eight blocks in time to save Mom. If I don’t make it, if I fail, I won’t get another shot.

About Jill Cooper

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.



  1. Great review! I love time travel books! The except was amazing, I really want to find out what happened!

    1. Planning to review it soon. And yes, that excerpt was AMAZING. Thanks for dropping by, January!

    2. Thanks, and I agree! Though I wrote the book :) But it is a fast paced read, and it's alot of fun. So I hope when you get a chance, that you really love it! :)

  2. i think it sounds really good!! It looks like it would be a fast page read with intense moments and i cant wait to find out what happens!!!

    1. And I love action novels and I really can't wait for my reading schedule to clear up for this! Thanks for commenting, Sarah!

    2. It's so intense, you'll chew your fingernails right off :-)

    3. Ooops, that was me, I chose Anonymous by mistake!


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