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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Blog Tour: Toxic by Jus Accardo (Interview and Giveaway)

About the author!

Jus Accardo
JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the author of YA paranormal romance and urban fantasy fiction. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald. Her first book, Touch was released in November 2011 from Entangled Publishing. She is currently working on the next book in the Denazen series.

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Untouched (Denazen, #1.5)Touch (Denazen, #1)Toxic (Denazen, #2)


1. Do you have an author/authors that you look up to or are inspired or amazed by?

I’m honestly inspired by anyone brave enough to write a book. It’s a sometimes heart wrenching, world consuming, and emotional task to pour your soul into something and then release it to the world. I think it takes a specific type of person to do it—and stick with it. All authors are my heroes :D

2. How was it different writing Toxic to Touch?

I think book 2 was a little harder. In the first book of a series, there are no rules to follow. You’re making it up as you go along. If something doesn’t work, you can change it. In the second book, you have guidelines and rules in place. Personalities are set. You have to follow the path.

3. Do you plan the ending of the series from the very beginning? Or do you figure it out as you write?

I go as I write. I’m not a planner at all. The ending of TREMBLE took me totally by surprise.

4. Are you working on stuff not related to the Denazen series? Are you allowed to share anything with us? :)

I have several things I’m working on at the moment, most notably another YA paranormal series. I should be able to share details very soon!

5. Now, let's be honest. Everyone who has read Toxic hates Jade. What was the inspiration for her character?

Jade was totally false. That’s my story and I’m stickin to it! ;P

6.What is a fun, random fact about yourself that most people don't know?

I’m a sucker for boots. Short boots, tall boots—lace up boots. It’s an obsession.

7. As a reader, what is the most important to you, the characters or the plot? As a writer, is it different?

As a reader, if I love a plot but hate the characters, it kills the story for me. Same thing in reverse. If the characters kick ass, but the plot is flat and pointless, I can’t stay hooked. As a writer, I feel exactly the same. I want readers to love the whole package and not just smaller parts.

8. Did you had to do a lot of research for this series?

There was some, but not a ton.

9. When you are getting ready to start a new book, what’s the first thing you do?

Aside from making sure I’m stocked up on coffee, I make my playlists. I add to them as the story and characters progress, but I always have a general idea when I start out.

10. What is one YA novel you wish you had written?

Any one of the original four Vampire Diaries books. That was the series that truly got me hooked into the paranormal!

Toxic (Denazen, #2)Toxic (Denazen #2) - OUT OCTOBER 2RD
When a Six saved Kale’s life the night of Sumrun, she warned there would be consequences. A trade-off. Something taken for the life they gained. But Dez never imagined she’d lose the one thing she’d give anything to keep… And as if it’s not enough Dez finds her immunity to Kale fading, the Six brought in to help Kale learn to control his killer touch starts drooling on him the moment they meet. Worse than that? Jade can touch Kale. But bimbo Barbie is the least of Dez’s problems.

After Dez and Kale got away at Sumrun, her father lost not only his most powerful weapon but an important piece of the Supremacy project. Forced by Denazen to remedy the situation, he poisons Dez and offers her a choice—surrender to Denazen for the cure…or die. Determined to find a solution that doesn’t involve being bagged and tagged—or losing someone she loves—Dez keeps the poison a secret.  But when a rash of Denazen attacks hit a little too close to home, Dez is convinced there’s a traitor among them. Jade.

Sacrifices, broken promises, and secrets. Dez will have to lay it all on the line if there’s any hope of proving Jade’s guilt before they all end up Residents of Denazen. Or worse, dead… 

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  1. don't know yet, as I waited to read the others until this one was out, as I do not like to wait for series books, I like to read one after another :) Will start to read soon, I know I will like them all though.

  2. I love everything about Kale. His ability to kick ass, his adorable way of asking for a kiss, I can go on and on about Kale <3

  3. I love that she loves Vampire Diaries! That show is amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I have not yet read this series but I am looking forward to picking it up! :)

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    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  7. Seriously? He has this super badass power that's just amazingly creepy!

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  8. awesome giveaway!! :)

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  9. haven't read any of her book! but im sooo looking forward to! after reading Cursed and left me thirsty for more i think this Denazen series will be a great start for this touch-me-not-or-you'll-die thing hehe

    email - whengacierto@yahoo.com
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  10. Sadly I haven't started the series.

  11. I haven't read either of these books yet, but goodness Kale seems hot.

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