INDIE-pendence Day – 15 Minutes by Jill Cooper.

It’s that time of year! We get to celebrate our country with cook outs and fireworks…and all this week you can celebrate fantastic self published books.


I’d like to introduce you to Jill Cooper, author of a fantastic time travel thriller, 15 Minutes.

I couldn’t put this book down. I read it one day. Honestly? That doesn’t happen to me all that often that I truly can’t put a book down. Each chapter leads us to another clue, another twist as the main character, Lara, deals with the consequences of trying to change the past.

Fantastic. Thrilling. You can read my Goodreads reviews here.


I invited Jill to tell us a little bit about her book. And then stay tuned for a giveaway!


Fast paced. High Energy.  Full on emotion assault.

That’s what I wanted 15 Minutes to be when I first started writing it and when I finished, I was not disappointed.

A roller coaster ride for the writer, main character, and hopefully readers, I wanted  people to feel what Lara feels as she struggles to discover the rules to the new world that is now her life.

There is no going back. There is no undoing the damage that she’s done.

What is it she’s done? She’s changed the past and in doing so, unleashed a can of worms that cannot be contained.

In 15 Minutes Lara Crane uses time travel to save her mother in a mugging gone wrong. In the distant future, time travel hasn’t just been discovered, it’s been regulated by the government.

Break the time travel laws and you face jail time, or worse, death.

Interacting with the past is a crime and as such you will appear as a hologram in the past, the people you see, will not notice you. You are an observer only and are not allowed to interfere with the course of history.

There are rumors that there are some who can break this rule and can in fact touch and talk with those in the past. But it is strictly forbidden to try. To do so might destroy not only time, but your mind.

The knowledge of several time lines at the same time, in the same brain, causes it to overload. What follows are painful headaches and nose bleeds that grow worse over time as memories assault you.  The brain will eventually hemorrhage and will bleed out. No time traveler has ever changed time and successfully lived to tell about it.

Lara Crane. Rebellious. Defiant. Doesn’t take no for an answer. She’s about to change the course of history.

What would you risk to save someone you love?


Thanks, Jill!

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.


For this INDIE-pendence event I was thrilled to find a story similar to HEIST – my time travel thriller releasing in August. Similar, yet very different. So to celebrate, I’m giving away an ecopy of 15 Minutes and HEIST !

1. Comment below to enter. LEAVE YOUR EMAIL!! (please)

2. If you’d like to tweet or share on Facebook, use the Share options at the bottom of this post, and then comment and leave the links.

Next, head on over to the Indelible blog to discover all the Indie books other authors are celebrating this week.


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18 Responses to INDIE-pendence Day – 15 Minutes by Jill Cooper.

  1. Suzanne van Rooyen July 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Really like the cover. This looks great! Indies for the win! 🙂

  2. Leigh Moore July 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Wow! This all sounded so good, I went and bought a copy of 15 Minutes–LOL! Can’t wait to get started… <3

  3. Jennifer Recchio July 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    This book. Want to read! Can’t think of any other intelligent response!

    Email: macaronimagpie(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Laura July 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    If you like time travel thrillers or loved the move Inception, you’ll like 15 Minutes. 🙂

    Thanks everyone!

  5. elle strauss July 2, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Both books look great- and as you know, I’m a fan of time travel stories!

    ellestraussbooks at gmail dot com

  6. Jill Cooper July 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

    Thanks for featuring me and 15 Minutes. I’m so glad you liked it! 🙂 Hope your readers will love it too.

    Looking forward to checking out HEIST once it’s available!

  7. Sonia G Medeiros July 2, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    Sounds pretty thrilling! I love the idea of time travel. Of course, changing the past could definitely mess with the present/future. But to see it as a hologram. That would be awesome…then again, the temptation to change our pasts would be huge. I’m gonna go get my copy of the book because now I just have to find out what happens!

    • Jill Cooper July 2, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

      Hope you love it! 🙂

  8. Magan July 2, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    Wow, hadn’t heard of this one, but I LOVE the cover.

  9. Gwynn White July 2, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

    Thanks for the introduction to a wonderful sounding book. I would love to win both of them.
    gwynnethwhite(@) 4xforum (dot) com

  10. Donna D July 2, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    I like time travel books and movies and tv series. I’m not so sure I’d want to go into the past, but sometimes I wish I could know what the future holds.

    But for Lara Crane, going back to the past to change something, well, I’m just glad I can read about it and experience it 2nd hand, not have to actually live it.

    Looking forward to reading this — Jill is a new author to me, but I don’t think she’ll be a stranger.

  11. J.R. Pearse Nelson July 2, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Wow, that book sounds like a thrill ride!

  12. Karen Amanda Hooper July 2, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    That is one fabulous cover! You know my email addy. 😉
    Happy Indiependence Fest!

  13. Tiffany Turner July 2, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    Working on a Time Travel project right now. Trying to read other authors for research. Great to see an Indie book on the topic. LOVE THE COVER! That is so important. It really catches your attention. Bought the book for my Kindle.

  14. Lynn Kelley July 2, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    This sounds sooooooo good. Time travel stories are my favorites. Gotta put this on my TBR list.

    What a cute name for your promo, Indie-pendence Day! Okay, am going to check out the books. Thanks, Laura.

  15. KimberlyAfe July 3, 2013 at 12:09 am #

    I love the cover and the story sounds awesome!

  16. Joy F July 5, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Book sounds great. Thanks for the chance.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  17. Margo Berendsen July 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Very interesting consequences for time travel – the mind not being able to wrap itself around multiple time lines. I’m adding this one… and Heist, too.

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