In Need of Scissors Since 2000


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BETRAYAL Now Available!

Betrayal High Res (2)Betrayal, the fifth book in the Jill Andersen series, is now out! This installment promises to be the darkest, most emotional, and most intense of the series yet, and you don’t want to miss how this book ends!

Betrayal is available on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple iBooks, and Smashwords, as well as paperback .

Grab your copy today!

BOUNTY Now At a New, Lower Price!

Bounty Final

Now you can get the book that started it all for a new low price — just 99 cents! Pick up Bounty, my debut novel and the start of the Jill Andersen series, on your favorite e-reader for less a buck! The perfect gift for the superhero lover in your life, or even if you just want to treat yourself with a new read.

In addition, Blood Ties is now just $1.99!

Get your copy today!


J.D. Cunegan is known for his unique writing style, a mixture of murder mystery and superhero epic that introduces the reader to his comic book-inspired storytelling and fast-paced prose. A 2006 graduate of Old Dominion University, Cunegan has an extensive background in journalism, a lengthy career in media relations, and a lifelong love for writing. Cunegan lives in Hampton, Virginia, and next to books and art, his big passion in life in auto racing. When not hunched in front of a keyboard, scratching a pencil over a piece of paper, or with his nose stuck in a book, Cunegan can probably be found at a race track or watching a race on TV.

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J.D. Cunegan books out now*
Bounty (Jill Andersen #1)
Blood Ties 
(Jill Andersen #2)
Behind the Badge
(Jill Andersen #3)
Behind the Mask 
(Jill Andersen #4)
Betrayal (Jill Andersen #5)
Boundless (exclusive to newsletter subscribers; Jill Andersen #0)
Cracks in the Tapestry
(anthology; co-author)
Courage on Infinite Earths (Kindle exclusive anthology; co-author)
Legends of the Gem

Coming Soon
Bitter End
(Jill Andersen #6)
Bounty: Origins (graphic novel)

*Unless otherwise noted, all books are available in paperback, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple iBooks, and Smashwords.

But why do we need scissors?
Because I’m a fan of obscure pop culture references; this one in particular relates back to the classic videogame Metal Gear Solid 2. Late in that game, the Colonel starts spouting off all kinds of nonsense, a glitch in the proverbial AI, and at one point, he blurts out, “I need scissors! 61!”

Taking that reference, I once formed INS Komix, an independent comic book studio that was set to publish such titles as Bounty and Notna. But somewhere along the way, I became a much better writer than an artist, and my comic books became novels. INS (I Need Scissors) still exists, and I hope one day to be able to use it as my own publishing outlet.

“I hear it’s amazing when the famous purple stuffed worm in flap-jaw space with the tuning fork does a raw blink on Hari Kiri Rock. I need scissors! 61!”

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