Monday, November 14, 2011

50 Followers Giveaway Extravaganza Day 3

I've realised I'm at 59 followers already, but still I'd like to shout out a big THANK YOU, you amazing bunch of people! To celebrate reaching 50 59 followers, I wanted to host my very first giveaway, but since I still have to rely on my mom for allowances, I've decided to arrange interviews and guest posts and giveaways with some of my favourite authors! There will be 4 days in total, and I'll alternate between YA and adult authors. So be sure to stay tuned!

(My very first giveaway! So excited:D)


So, introducing the awesome author of TOUCH:

Jus Accardo!
About Jus

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 due out in November 2011 from Entangled Publishing. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

And her awesome book (see my review of it HERE):

The Blurb

When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home.

Except there’s something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower, is overly fascinated with things like DVDs and vases, and acts like she’ll turn to dust if he touches her. It’s not until Dez’s father shows up, wielding a gun and knowing more about Kale than he should, that Dez realizes there’s more to this boy—and her father’s “law firm”—than she realized.

Kale has been a prisoner of Denazen Corporation—an organization devoted to collecting “special” kids known as Sixes and using them as weapons—his entire life. And, oh yeah, his touch? It kills. The two team up with a group of rogue Sixes hellbent on taking down Denazen before they’re caught and her father discovers the biggest secret of all. A secret Dez has spent her life keeping safe.

A secret Kale will kill to protect.


Hi Jus, thanks for stopping by!
1) TOUCH was incredible! How long did you take to write TOUCH? Tell us about some of the probs that you faced.

The first draft only took me 3 weeks. As for problems, I really didn't have any. The whole thing just kind of poured out. I should always be that lucky!

2) Was becoming an author a lifelong dream, or did you ever plan on being something different?

I grew up wanting to be a writer or a chef. I grew up around both things--my grandfather was a master chef, and when I wasn't in the kitchen with him, I had my nose buried in a book. It was a really close call. I was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America a few years ago and ended up passing last minute to pursue writing.

3) Were you thinking of X-men when you were writing TOUCH? Lol.XP It just reminds me of it.

Not at all ;D I'm a huge fan of X-Men actually (Kitty Pryde FTW!) but the connection didn't click until someone else pointed it out.

4) What or who were you thinking of as you write TOUCH? Any specific person that you used to create Dez and Kale? (Or maybe the psycho father?)

Dez was totally Avril Lavigne. The look, the attitude, everything except the voice--you don't wanna hear Dez sing. Trust me!

5) How many books will there be in the series?

At the moment there are 3 books and 3 novellas in this series.

6) Any juicy secrets to share about the upcoming sequels?

Um, yes! Am I going to tell you? Um, probably not! :D Muhahaha. I will say this, though. Dez and Kale don't have an easy road ahead of them...

7) What is your favourite quote/scene in TOUCH?

My favorite scenes were the one with the bear, and the first time Kale is in Dez's room. As for quotes, I kinda love the "Kill Bill DVD" comment :)

8) Where can our readers buy your books?

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/touch-jus-accardo/1105812249?ean=2940013264687&itm=1&usri=jus%2baccardo

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Touch-A-Denazen-Novel-ebook/dp/B005U6ZC3Y/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&qid=1319689814&sr=1-1

Random questions:

Favourite/most hated food?
Fave - Cheese or chicken marsala.
Hated - Anything involving nuts (since the're toxic to me :D )

Favourite movie?
The Last Unicorn.

Favourite novel/series?
Way too many to name.

Favourite name?
Hmm. Gonna say Oswald. That's what I named my bear!

Favourite person? (*Hint hint*) Lol, ok, ignore me.
LOL! Gotta go with my guy on this one. He's all sorts of awesome :D

Thanks again for your time, Jus! No worries! :) Was fun


I know y'all have been waiting for this moment... GIVEAWAY TIME!

Haha, so for the give away, Jus is generously offering a pack of swag to one winner. Pack includes magnet, bookmark and a signed postcard! Just fill in the Rafflecopter form below.:)


  1. TMI: Jace "I knew it, you want to kiss me, don't you?"
    Hahaha that's like my favourite quote of all time :P
    IF you've read the book, you'll surely know what was going on~

    Anyway, thanks for the giveaway ^^

  2. Haha, yep, read it. I LOVED Jace and Clary together! But I didn't like how Jace detoriated in CoFA..:( Don't think I'm going to continue with the series anymore...:(( But I think I'm going to start TID soon! Haha.

  3. Wow this book sounds amazing, it just went on my TRL.

    thx for an amazing giveaway

  4. In babe in boyland by jody gehrman
    "This party was turning out to be the turd encrusted cherry on top of my shit shake of a day." lol love it!

  5. In The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan (seriously one of my all time fave series EVER)

    “You want useless, you have come to the right guy. I can be useless for hours at a time. Weeks even. I'm currently closing in on a month of being totally useless, which is by way of being a personal best.”

  6. “Wait. Why am I thinking about Krispy Kremes? We’re supposed to be exercising.”
    ― Heather Wells, Big Boned


  7. "Become illiterate, save a tree"

    -Darryl Henriques, 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Pave the Earth

    It's just funny to me and this was written before e-readers were popular.

  8. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    I haven't read Touch. So here is one of my fave quotes

    'You don't know this yet, but you are mine'
    -Wrath to Beth from DARK LOVER by J.R. Ward


  9. Oooh, I've been meaning to read TBDB by J.R. Ward for such a long time already, but haven't found time to!!:(( Haha, thanks for the share! I think I'm gonna start it veeeery soon.B)

  10. 'May the odds be ever in your favor!'
    -Effie Trinket

    I love the Hunger games series :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Don't read Touch yet but I choose one of The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan (great series):

    "Obviously this is the place to come if you want to be murdered by lunatics"..

  12. I haven't read Touch yet. But one of my favorite quotes from a book is: “Some things don't last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there.”

    from This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

  13. Thanks so much. My favorite quote is from Hunger Games. "May the odds be ever in your favor" Effie Trinket

  14. Thanks for the giveaway. I have yet to read this book but I do have a quote from the fever books said by Jericho Barrons.
    Someday you may kiss a man you can't breathe without and find that breath is of little consequence.

  15. Haven't read Touch yet, but my favorite quote is from Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma - “You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.”

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  16. thanks so much for this giveaway!
    one of my fav quotes is from Speak “I have survived. I am here. Confused, screwed up, but here"

  17. One of my favorite quotes is from the book Paradox: The Angels are Here "But I can tell you this, without any doubt, that you are not alone in this ultimate struggle for survival... I see you still."

    megnate at telus dot net

  18. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. thanks CPY,

    my fav quote is : choose to love, hope in love and believe in love


  20. thanks CPY,

    my fav quote is : choose to love, hope in love and believe in love


  21. Thank-you for the giveaway. I'm glad you've exceeded 50 and I hope you get many, many more followers :)

  22. My fav quote is:
    'Lazarevo drips you into my soul, dawn drop by moonlight drop from the river Kama. When you look for me, look for me there, because that's where I'll be all the days of my life.' The Bronze Horseman

    Congrats on 50!!

  23. That's a beautiful quote, fra & fede! Think I'll go look it up now. And thanks!:)

  24. Awesome giveaway! And thank you for making it international. =) My fave quote is from Delirium (it's a bit mushy but rang so true).

    “Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge. That's what it is: an edge; a razor. It draws up through the center of your life, cutting everything in two. Before and after. The rest of the world falls away on either side.”
    ― Lauren Oliver, Delirium

    Congrats on your followers!! Hope you gain many more. =)

  25. Haha, thank Jus for making it international. She's awesome, really.

    And lol, it is a little mushy, but when it's being said to you, I don't think mushy would be the word that you'll be thinking of.

    Thanks, H. Shar!:D:D

  26. Thanks for the great giveaway. I absolutely loved Touch I read it in two days it was Amazing. I'm going to quote Kale because I so so love him and this is also my absolute favorite line.

    "She holds MY hand now, not yours." Gosh I love him lol.

  27. LOL! Omg, that's a good one, Caitlin! I smiled so much when I read that line while I read the book.

  28. New follower!! Great giveaway :D

    Kristin Feliz

  29. Thanks for this giveaway!
    One of my favorite character would be Cinna from the Hunger Games.
    “I always channel my emotions into my work. That way, I don't hurt anyone but myself.”

  30. I've not read Touch. My favourite quote is the opening line of Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn.

    "To say that I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband's dead body is not entirely accurate. Edward, it should be noted, was still twitching upon the floor."

    Can't beat that for a gripping opening line! XD

  31. I read Touch AGES ago now (and also did an interview with Jus - click here for my interview, or click here for my review).
    As for a favourite quote, I'm not sure I could pick one. I do really love the scene when they're first in Dez's bedroom though - Kale is so sweet and innocent!


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Cyp's Abbreviation Dictionary

DNF = Did Not Finish
HEA = Happily Ever After
PNR = Paranormal Romance
UF = Urban Fantasy
YA = Young Adult

Erotica Reference

BDSM = Bondage/Discipline, Dominant/Submissive, Sadism/Masochism
f/f = female/female
m/f = male/female
m/m = male/male


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