Monday, March 5, 2012

YA Author Interview: Jus Accardo!

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Author Name: Jus Accardo
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Title: Touch
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Release Date: 11/1/2011
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Blurb:
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A secret Kale will kill to protect.
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Book Talk/Character Talk
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Buy it: Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Add it: Goodreads
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Describe your book in one word: Fast-paced. That’s one word. The hyphen says so!
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Cast your heroine: Avril Lavigne
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Cast your hero: Whoever the dude on the cover is!
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Describe your heroine in three words: Sassy, determined, and loyal.
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Describe your hero in three words: Dangerous, agile, and sweet.
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Favorite line by heroine:
“You’re asking me to kiss you?”
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Favorite line by hero:
“If I had the ability to touch anyone else in this world, I still don't believe I'd want it to be anyone but you.”  
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How would your heroine describe your hero when she first meets him?:
“I was, um, a little impaired at the time. I’m on my way home and this guy comes literally tripping out of the woods. He face plants by the water’s edge, all bare foot and bleeding… It was weird. But I could tell he was scared, and something about the way he looked at me made me want to help him. It had nothing to do with the fact that the guy was gorgeous. Really.”
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How would your hero describe your heroine when he first meets her?:
“Dez was…different. I didn’t know what to think of her. She helped—gave me her shoes and got rid of the Denazen agents while I hid—and that was a new experience for me. I decided to trust her. It was a good decision.”
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Author Talk 
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Why do you write in the genre you write?:
Because I love it. There are so many firsts in YA, and so many strong emotions that go with them. It’s just so much fun! 
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What other genres would you consider and why?:
I’ve always been a fan of thriller/suspense, and I have a few ideas bouncing around, but nothing in the immediate future.
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Can you give us a hint of something else you’re working on?:
Well, between the third book in the Denazen series, and the novella set to release just before it, I’ve been working on a super secret project. It’s YA paranormal, but that’s about all I can say. More news soon, though!
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12 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh brilliant Q&A!!! I love Touch and Jus Accardo!!! Kale is so sweet!
    Pavan

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  3. I'm pretty sure I'm the only one left who hasn't yet read Touch. ;) I have read so many great reviews for it though so I can't wait to grab a copy! :) Awesome interview. I completely agree about the YA genre... it's EXACTLY why I love it so much myself.

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  4. Love the Q&A! And the book sounds great!

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  5. Great interview guys! TOUCH is one of my favorite books. I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it! :)

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  6. Love Avril for Dez and YES, the guy on the cover is perfect. YUM-O! =) Great interview!

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  7. Wow, this looks so interesting. I'm definitely going to go check this out.

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    1. It's a great read, Tobi! Definitely check it out. :)

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  8. What a great Q&A! LOL I LOVE the favorite line you picked for Kale. *melt* This is such an Awesome book!!

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