October 10, 2012

Toxic Blog Tour with Jus Accardo {Top 10 & Give@way}

1. fav song/singer?

That’s a tough one. Like books, there are just way too many to possibly pick one :D I love anything. Good beat, strong message—goofy lyrics… It’s all good!

2. fav season?
Definitely fall. The cooler temps, the colorful leaves, the promise of snowfall on the horizon… I’d be a happy puppy if I could live someplace where it was fall all year long!

3. worst vacation?
Hmm… When I was a kid, my family (like aunts, uncles, cousins, dogs—that kind of thing) went to this place up in Pennsylvania. It’s was very woodsy—which is awesome. What wasn’t awesome was the entire first day we were there, my aunts and all the cousins were trapped inside one of the cabins due to three Dobermans snarling at the door. It took someone six hours to come get the dogs (who were not feeling friendly).

4. guilty pleasure?
Cell phone games. I’m addicted to Scramble and Angry Birds. I have every single one. It seems each time I manage to get 3 stars on all the levels, I need to replace my phone and the process starts all over again. It’s actually an obsession…

5. fav book and/or author?
No way can I name a fave, but I have a few that I can read over and over again—kind of like comfort books. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong, Nightlife by Rob Thurman, and The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West, by Mary Stanton.

6. One item you cannot live without?
It’s a tie between my coffee machine and my computer… I wonder which would win in a fight to the death for my affections…. Hmm… Appliance Hunger Games. There’s a book idea in there somewhere.

7. hobby?
Well, I’m a World of Warcraft Junkie. I also love anything to do with the outdoors—especially now. The leaves will be changing soon and I’m surrounded by trees.

8. fav movie/actor/actress?
I really don’t watch a ton of TV or movies, but I’m a sucker for cartoons. I think it’s a tie for my favorite cartoon movie of all time. Either The Last Unicorn, or Lilo and Stitch. Stitch is definitely my favorite cartoon character.

9. fav food?
Coffee doesn’t count as a food, right? Well, it should! Seriously though, I’m a sucker for good chicken marsala! Or garlic bread. Really, anything with garlic…

10. who would you like to meet? (dead or alive?)

I think it’d be awesome to have coffee with Poe!

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Toxic (Denazen #2)
When a Six saved Kale’s life the night of Sumrun, she warned there would be consequences. A trade-off. Something taken for the life they gained. But Dez never imagined she’d lose the one thing she’d give anything to keep… And as if it’s not enough Dez finds her immunity to Kale fading, the Six brought in to help Kale learn to control his killer touch starts drooling on him the moment they meet. Worse than that? Jade can touch Kale. But bimbo Barbie is the least of Dez’s problems.
After Dez and Kale got away at Sumrun, her father lost not only his most powerful weapon but an important piece of the Supremacy project. Forced by Denazen to remedy the situation, he poisons Dez and offers her a choice—surrender to Denazen for the cure…or die. Determined to find a solution that doesn’t involve being bagged and tagged—or losing someone she loves—Dez keeps the poison a secret.  But when a rash of Denazen attacks hit a little too close to home, Dez is convinced there’s a traitor among them. Jade.
Sacrifices, broken promises, and secrets. Dez will have to lay it all on the line if there’s any hope of proving Jade’s guilt before they all end up Residents of Denazen. Or worse, dead…

Add Toxic to your TBR pile on Goodreads

JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus 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 was released in November 2011 from Entangled Publishing. She is currently working on the next book in the Denazen series.

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  2. I love your Q&As!! Thanks, Mandy!

  3. nice interview. lol thanks for the giveaway.

  4. I love the question about the vacation. That sounds horrible! Where were the owners? Thanks for the great interview and for the giveaway!