Monday, June 25, 2012

Untouched Blog Tour: Interview with Jus Accardo and GIVEAWAY!!

I'm so excited to be a part of the Untouched blog tour!! The Denazen series is SUPER awesome, so this is me telling you that if you haven't already, you have GOT to check them out :)


-Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions! Jumping right in, what’s your favorite thing about writing the Denazen series?

The characters. Totally. I love spending time with Dez and Kale (and Alex and Ginger and Dax and….) :)

-What gave you the idea for the Denazen series? Are you secretly a Six, yourself? ;)

Hah! I wish. How cool would that be? And what an awesome way to keep the attention off, right? Hide in plain sight? Because there’s no way a Six would write a book about Sixes. Nope. No way at all.

And the idea really doesn’t have a cool story behind it, sadly. It just kind of came to me. Totally random!

-Kale is a very unique character, and his style of thinking is different than Dez’s. Was it hard to remember while writing that Kale’s inner dialogue had to sound like him, not Dez?

There were a few times I caught myself writing internal snarky stuffs. Things that would be going through Dez’s head and not Kale’s. It took a bit for me to slip comfortably into his head, but once I was there it was smooth sailing.

-Did getting inside Kale’s head for Untouched reveal anything about him you hadn’t known before?

It did, actually. But I’m not going to tell you what ;) Not yet, anyway.

-Have you always liked writing? When did you first think, I should write a book?

I’ve been writing since I was little. If I didn’t like the way a book ended, I re-wrote it :) I wrote my first book in high school and just kept going. I’ve got a collection of manuscripts under my bed that will never, ever see the light of day, lol.

-I saw that you have playlists for your books, which I think is AWESOME!  Is music a big part of your life/writing process?

It really is. Almost everything in my life is tied to music. Specific events, memories, certain periods in my life—they’ve all got their own soundtrack. It’s the same way with my writing. Each character has their own playlist and so does each book. I’ve even got songs for specific scenes. I’d be lost without music.

-Could you be convinced to share anything about Toxic? A teaser, or a hint of what is to come…?

A teaser sounds fun :)

“Stop!” I yelled, spreading my arms in front of Alex. Not for his sake, but for Kale’s. No matter how mad he was, he’d still feel guilty if he killed someone.
Reflexes sharp, Kale stopped with about two inches to spare. “What is he doing here?” The venom in his voice matched the angry twist of his lips and barely contained rage in his eyes. Instead of flicking his fingers—the Kale equivalent of a nervous twitch—his fists were balled and ready to go.
Okay. Maybe he wouldn’t feel guilty.
Carefully, I placed the palm of my hand against his chest and pushed back. He resisted at first, cool blue eyes filled with hate and trained on Alex. After a few long moments, he took a single step back. “Explain before I touch him.”

Such awesome answers, and an awesome teaser!! Thanks for letting us inside YOUR head a bit, Jus!!


Untouched (A Denazen Novella 1.5)

Until he met Dez, Kale’s days were filled with violence and death. He was used as a weapon of destruction by the power hungry men of Denazen. He’s a Six. A person with an abnormal ability. Some people call them gifts, but not Kale. Kale’s touch means instant death.

But now there’s Dez, the girl he can touch, and they’re hunting down Sixes and warning them about Denazen. Kale is learning about the world outside captivity and trying to put his dark past behind him. But they underestimated how badly Denazen wanted him back.

When Dez sacrifices herself to save the new Six they’d rescued from falling into the corp’s hands, Kale is lost. Denazen has brought out its best to get the job done. Samsen, a nightmare from Kale’s past—the only person he’s ever truly feared—has come for them, and it soon becomes obvious he has his own twisted agenda.

Kale will need all his training to get Dez back and ensure they make it out, free—and alive. But will it be enough?

~Add Untouched to your TBR pile on Goodreads~

Touch, the first novel in the Denazen series, is set to re-release in mass market on June 26 th (Complete with additional scenes from Kale’s POV!). You can pre-order your copy here

Toxic (Denazen 2) hits shelves on September 11th 2012. As a thank you to those who pre-order, Jus is giving away a book plate and magnet of choice (Touch, Untouched, or Toxic) Get the details here.

Jus Accardo 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, is available now from Entangled Publishing. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
Give Jus a yell on Twitter, or visit her on Facebook, and her website

BUT WE'RE NOT DONE YET!! The awesome folks over at Entangled Publishing are offering a copy of Untouched for one of you guys!! To enter, just use the Rafflecopter below! No requirement to follow anybody or spread the word, but it's much appreciated and will get you bonus entries!!

*Edited to add* Yes, giveaway is International!! Don't forget to give me your email address (in the Rafflecopter, not comments) so I can give it to Entangled if you win!!

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  1. Hey Mag!

    Quick question - is the giveaway international? Just checking. :) Thanks anyway, this is such an awesome post!

    1. Untouched is only available in e-format, so I would THINK so, but I'll email my Entangled contact and make sure :)

    2. Okay, yep, it's International! Best of luck to ya!

  2. I have not read this series yet but am dying to!

  3. Entered! I hadn't heard of this, but it sounds like such a fun read! I'm so glad the giveaway is international! Also, many thanks for teasing a teaser out of her (awful pun intended). :)

    1. Haha, that's an awesome pun in my opinion!! Glad you enjoyed it :D


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