27 August 2012

{My Indie Monday} J. J. Bonds

By: Me My Shelf And I | 27 August 2012 at 12:00 AM |


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MY INDIE MONDAY is a meme all about Independent and Self Published Authors. Who they are. Where to find them. Why you should read them.

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This week on My Indie Monday we are featuring

J.J. Bonds


About The Author:

J.J. Bonds is an independent author who writes Young Adult Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy. Her debut novel, Crossroads, was released in fall of 2011. It is the first in the Crossroads Academy series. J.J. lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where her love of all things paranormal keeps life interesting. She lives with her husband, daughter, and two rambunctious dogs.



Playlist for Crossroads Academy Series by J.J. Bonds

I love listening to music when I write, although sometimes I get distracted and find12732267 myself singing along which isn’t exactly productive. You can ask my husband. He’s been an unfortunate witness to many of my off-key concertos.

But, even with the distraction, I can’t resist rocking out a little in front of the computer. Yes, there are dance moves and they’re about as awesome as my singing. Aren’t you glad this isn’t a vlog?

Moment of truth: I have two playlists that I tend to favor. Below are some of the highlights, which lent themselves nicely to Crossroads and Red Dawn and which helped me tap into the characters emotionally.

The first is probably a little odd, but it’s a playlist I downloaded from Rhapsody and I’m not ashamed to say that I love listening to it when I write (although I did make a few modifications). Hopefully this is a judgment free zone, otherwise you’re going to have a blast with this one: ‘Senior Year 1994: I’m a Loser, Baby’. For the record, I did not graduate in 1994, but these are the songs I grew up on and a great reflection of the angsty, alternative throwbacks I enjoy. What can I say? I love disenfranchised underdogs.

‘Possum Kingdom’ by the Toadies

‘Doll Parts’ by Hole

‘Creep’ by Radiohead15748960

Plowed by Sponge

‘Disarm’ by Smashing Pumpkins

Live Forever’ by Oasis

My second list is a bit more updated and upbeat and this is generally where the dancing comes in!

‘Blow’ by Ke$ha

Raise Your Glass’ by Pink

‘The Great Escape’ by Boys Like Girls

‘Rolling in the Deep’ by Adele

‘False Pretense’ by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Oh, and there’s one other song I queue up regularly: Hell’s Bells by AC/DC. Random, I know, but it’s absolutely my theme song for the Crossroads Academy series!



JJ Bonds is giving you a choice! Yes, a choice of what book you would like of hers. With the amazing covers and blurbs, picking might just be the hardest thing you have ever done, should you win!

- Choice of either Crossroads (Crossroads Academy #1) or Red Dawn (Crossroads Academy #2) eBook
- Crossroads Academy Swag pack

ALSO – if you hop over to JJ Bonds’ website you can try your luck at a contest for a KINDLE FIRE among other amazing things!

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1 comment:

  1. LOVE that Red Dawn cover! Stunning. I would pick the book up & read it without even glancing at the blurb just cuz it's so awesome.


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