EXCITING NEWS ABOUT BOUNTY!
Bounty has been nominated for a TopShelf magazine Indie Book Award!
It’s a big deal for my debut novel to even be nominated — and there are plenty of perks therein — but if by some stroke of luck I actually win, then there’s no end to the awesomeness that would ensue. Mostly I’m just jacked that someone thought enough of my work to nominate it. That’s pretty damn cool.
NEW RELEASE! OUT NOW!
A little more than two years before the events of Bounty, Jill Andersen makes a life-altering decision. But this decision comes with consequences she didn’t foresee, and her first night as the vigilante Bounty winds up being something for which she was wholly unprepared.
A crisis of faith eventually gives way to certainty: both in terms of discovering who killed a young man named Johnny Ruiz and in terms of coping with the latest change in her own life.
Along the way, Jill defies death and discovers just how deep the city’s corruption runs. But will she survive the experience long enough to decide if a life of vigilantism is for her?
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, his big passion in life in auto racing. When not hunched in front of a keyboard or with his nose stuck in a book, Cunegan can probably be found at a race track or watching a race on TV.
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)
Cracks in the Tapestry (anthology; co-author)
Legends of the Gem
Betrayed (Jill Andersen #5)
Bitter End (Jill Andersen #6)
The Pen is Mighty
*Unless otherwise noted, all books are available in paperback, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Apple iBooks.
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!”