Thursday 26 April 2012

Blog Tour for Untouched by Jus Accardo - Author Interview + International Giveaway

Untouched (Denazen, #1.5)Untouched ( A Denazen Novella 1.5)
By  Jus Accardo 
Release Date:  March 28th, 2012
Publishers: Entangled Publishing
Read Donna's Review: Here
Buy Untouched: Amazon UK / Amazon US
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? 

1) Hi Jus! Thank you so much for joining us today. We’re so pleased you wrote Untouched because we loved it. What made you decide to write it?
Really, it was a spur of the moment thing. It wasn’t something I’d ever really considered. My agent suggested it, and my editor loved the idea, so was like, sure. Why not? And it was so much fun to write. I’m glad I did!

2)  Can you tell us how you went about choosing his name? 
I’m a sucker for out-of-the-box names. Contrary to what a friend of mine thinks—that I named him Kale because it’s my favorite food—I just liked the name. I’d heard it somewhere a few weeks before and thought, Oh. I need a character with this name.
And really…if I was going to name a character after a food type item on purpose… we all know it’d be coffee.

3) How much involvement did you have with the cover for Untouched? Is that how you picture Kale? 
I pretty much saw it when it was done. But really, as long as it had those baby blues on it, I wasn’t going to care, lol. The image of Kale in my head when writing TOUCH was a little different (think a young Ben Barnes), but once I saw the cover, this was Kale. He’s perfect.

4) I adore Kale because of how brave and loving he is. What are your favourite traits about him?
I love the way he sees the world. All the things that everyone else takes for granted, Kale can see—and appreciate. He’s so unjaded, and I totally envy him for it!

5) What’s your favourite quote from Untouched?
Oh, wow… So many… But my top fave has to be the clown bit… 
"What do we have here? Is my super-hot assassin boyfriend freaked out by clowns?"

6) Can you give us a teaser from Toxic? *Pretty please* 
Twist my arm ;)
She stopped in the middle of the room, plastic cup filled with the usual red liquid—fruit punch—in hand, and smiled. “I have a gift for you, Kale.”
The redheaded girl strolled out from behind Ginger, head held high. Her eyes immediately found Kale. And stayed there.
I didn’t like her.
“This is Jade,” Ginger said, nudging the girl forward. She pointed to me and said, “This is Deznee Cross, Sue’s daughter. And this,” she said nodding to Kale as he rose from his chair, “is Kale. He’s the reason you’re here.”
“Okay, stomp the breaks and back the hell up. You’re giving my boyfriend a redhead as a gift? That’s uncool—not to mention illegal.”

Woohoo! Awesome answers - thank you so much for joining us Jus! 
Toxic (Denazen, #2)Touch (Denazen, #1)Followers don't forget! 
Touch, the first novel in the Denazen series, is set to re-release in mass market on June 12th (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.
Giveaway: One lucky winner can win an eBook copy of Touch or Untouched, if you want to enter details are below and it's international! 

Author Bio
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
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Danny Bookworm said...

OoOOO I loved Touched soo sooo much!!! It was such a thrillining and intense ride and I loved every minute I spend with this book! I can't wait to get my hands on y copy of Untouched! Loved this interview! And since I'm not native english speaking, I so have to look up what Kale means! A food you say?? LOL, that's awesome and I didn't know! 

Roseann Hairston said...

I would want to be able to stop Time.I would  have lots of time to read  and get everything else done too.

Ornella Russo said...

It would be either to be able to teleport or invisibility. Teleporting cause then I can go anywhere in the blink of an eye and invisibility cause It would come in handy manyyy times.

Book Angel Emma said...

How much do I want this *crosses fingers*

Book Angel Emma said...

I always leave the comment before I click the box - superpower - the benefit of hindsight with time travel ;D

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

Awesome interview! I love the teasers especially. ;) 

If I had a special ability it would probably be to manipulate time. I am forever wishing the hours at work would speed up and then the time I had for reading and blogging would quadruple in length. It would be pretty handy to decide how things go! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Jasprit said...

I've heard great things about this series so thanks so much for the giveaway! I would love to  have the ability of invisibilty just so that I could sneak up on people or sneak off to read some more! :)

Suzanne Finnegan said...

Great interview guys. I really like the Teaser lol.

I am halfway through reading Untouched at the moment. I hope to finish it tonight

Arianne Cruz said...

something to do with the mind:
1. mind control
2. mind reading
3. telekinesis

etc :) 

Alyssa Susanna said...

The ability to feel or discern the truth in one's feelings and intentions... it would interesting to see who is really honest in what they say. :D

Lily Sooklal said...

I would love to have telekinesis :)

Lucy D Briand said...

I would love to read minds.

Melissa said...

I'd love to defy gravity! :)

Ruth Foley said...

Ability to cure all illness's

Ruth Foley said...

Great review & interview, really want to read this book :)

Tayte Hunter said...

To read minds. It would be so much fun. :D

Becky Johnson said...

Most definitely Space-time manipulation. How awesome would that be! To be able to change, to observe and to witness events past, present and future.
Thanks for the interesting interview and the giveaway.

Sara said...

I would love to be able to read in other people's mind, definitely it would have been my fav ability! I'm always so curious about what other people are thinking about or how they judge me so in this way I could know everything I want! (:
Thank you for the international giveaway!

BJ said...

I would have to say it's a toss between being able to just blink and I'm where I want to be and reading minds...I'm a mom and it seems I'm suppose to be everywhere and know everything anyways so heck.....LOL

Yvonne L said...

I would love to be able to move things with my mind. It would come in so handy as i'm quite lazy :P

Marwa B-k said...

I would want to be able to time travel to the past!!! To go to the old London ( 1800) or to Roma when Cezar was still alive and to Egypt too ( Marc antoine & cléopatre )

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