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Saturday, November 12, 2011

TOUCH Blog Tour Stop!

Today I am more than excited to be a stop on the blog tour for Jus Accardo's YA debut, TOUCH. This is an awesome book that I know everyone is going to love, so I'm happy I got to read it early!

Make sure to visit the official tour page at YA Bound, where you can check all the tour stops and follow along. Visit and comment on each post to be entered in the GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY--an ebook of TOUCH and a secret gift from Jus herself! So make sure you comment on every tour stop with your name and email to be entered, and good luck and thanks for stopping by!

Here's a bit about the author:

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.

You can learn more about the talented Jus on her website, Twitter, Facebook, and blog!

And here's a bit about her excellent book, TOUCH:

by Jus Accardo
pub date 11/2011

product description from goodreads.com

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.

Doesn't that sound awesome? Well trust me, it is...so hurry up and order your copy now!

I'm very fortunate in that I got to ask the MC, Deznee, a few questions...enjoy!

Hi Deznee! I'm so happy that you could take some time away from Kale (err, I mean school) to answer a few questions on my blog today!
Thanks for asking me to hang. You have any cookies? I'm starved.

Oops. Um, someone ate them all. (I think it was Kale.)
I don't think you've had a really close relationship with your

father, but it had to sting a bit once you found out what he had really
been up to, right?
Dad was always kind of a tool, ya know? But when I found out what he was
really about? Yeah. It stung. To think I share the same genetics with that
bastard... *Dez shudders and taps the side of her nose* I'd love to say
I'm adopted but have you seen him? We have the same huge honking nose.

Yeah, I noticed it. Didn't wanna say anything! :)
I had hoped for a much bigger reaction when you first met your mom,

but I understand your shock. What was that moment like for you?
I felt kind of sick. And happy (which is weird considering the timing of
the whole thing). And nervous (even weirder). Can you believe that? I was
nervous. One of my first thoughts was, will she be disappointed in who
I've grown up to be?

I don't think she would be!
Do you still have feelings for Alex--good or bad?
Oh, I have feelings for him alright. Feelings I'd like to share. Hey...I
don't suppose you have any shaving cream? And a razor maybe? If not, how
about some strawberries? Alex is al--err--I mean strawberries are my

Um, okay. Touchy subject...moving on.
Tell me...is Kale as hot as he sounds? :-D
Oh, hell yeah. Have you seen his eyes? And those arms? And that voice...
He makes this little growling sound sometimes that makes my legs turn to
soft serve. I'm seriously the luckiest chick alive.

Yes you are!
Now, the question I like to ask all interviewees: If you were told

you could only read one more book, which would it be and why?
Honestly, I'm not a big reader. Kale is, though. He lives for anything
educational. The guy is like a sponge. He's especially rabid about nature
books. Bears particularly...

*gets mental image of Kale fighting bears...whoa*
Thanks Deznee (and Jus)!! :-)
Thanks for the invite! You're pretty cool. You should come hang out with
us sometime! I think you and Kale would totally hit it off.

I think we would, too. Set that up Dez, pronto! :-P


  1. Great interview. I'm definitely hooked after reading that excerpt!! Wow.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  2. Loved the interview! I have been wanting to read this book. I put it on my goodreads list just a few weeks ago.


  3. Cute interview! I loved this book.

  4. Loved the interview! Can't wait to read this book!

  5. Such a fun interview! Loved the questions and great answers =D Thanks!

  6. Loved the interview. The one corcern about this book I had was whether I would like Dez, but... she's a riot! I must read this right away!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Ron C. Nieto
    roncn.contact AT gmail DOT com

  7. Ha! I love it. Character interviews are always my favorites.

    smleach5400 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  8. Love it :)

    Maria Magdalena

  9. Lena Marsteller


  10. I'm looking forward to reading this