Friday, April 20, 2012

{Giveaway & Feature} Quotable Quotes from Toxic

I'm excited to be a part of "Quotable Quotes" from Toxic, Book 2 in the Denazen Series by Jus Accardo. To participate, simply identify the person who said the quote below in a comment. Jus will be stopping by on April 27th to identify who said the quote and to announce the winners. Ebook winners will be international, all swag and signed copies are US/Canada only.

The quote is from one of these 5 people: Ginger, Dez, Alex, Kale, or Kiernan. 

“I’m not stupid. I know you’re hiding something. You’re avoiding me. You never avoid me.”

***Jus on Quotes***
A great quote can be inspirational. It can make us laugh, or swoon. It can make us feel connected when we’re lonely. A quote is the perfect example of the power words can hold. They can come from anywhere. Movies, books, people… I thought today I’d share some of my favorites with you.
Let’s start with people. Some of my absolute favorites come from Lord Byron.
For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction – Simple and says it all. This describes my life perfectly. Example? My 60 something year old neighbor mowing the lawn at midnight wearing nothing but a red Speedo. Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up…
If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad – My brain is a random idea generator. Some pan out, others get filed away in a WTF were you thinking folder. Either way though, I need to get them out. If I don’t, it gets really crowded in there…
            And what about movies? Everything from creepy to hilarious. Movie quotes stick with us.
I’ll be back... – You know you think badass, unstoppable killing machine when you hear that.
I see dead people – Tell me you didn’t get the chills when you saw Haley Joel Osment turn to Bruce Willis and confess his big secret?
I want my two dollars! – I don’t care how old you are, if you don’t know this quote, a small part of me just died…
            Of course I saved the best for last. The book quotes. Funny, swoontastic, and all around awesome! I’ve seen everything from t-shirts to tattoos honoring these puppies. A few weeks ago, I even saw a van that had Jacob’s face (Twilight) and I'm gonna fight for you, until your heart stops beating airbrushed across the driver’s side. On the passenger’s side, Edward's face and Look after my heart - I've left it with you. Crazy, right?
Pick up your clothes. I am not your maid. How do I know this? A maid cannot kill you with a tube sock. I can. – If you haven’t read Rob Thurman’s Cal Leandros series, you need to snap it up ASAP. There are so many awesome one liners, it will make your head spin.
            So, since I’m a sucker for book quotes, we’re going to play a little game! There are 15 participating blogs for this event. At each stop there will be a teaser quote from TOXIC. It will be your job to figure out who said what. A random commenter from each blog will be picked to receive a swag bag and an eBook copy of UNTOUCHED, and then those winners will be pooled and one grand prize winner will get a signed copy of TOUCH and a Touch key chain. On the last day of the event, I’ll pop by each of the blogs and give the answers!

Here's the quote one more time:

“I’m not stupid. I know you’re hiding something. You’re avoiding me. You never avoid me.”

Remember, it came from any of these 5: Ginger, Dez, Alex, Kale, or Kiernan!

Book Blurb

Add Untouched to your TBR pile on Goodreads 
Untouched (A Denazen Novella 1.5)

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?

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: Barnes & Nobles, Amazon

Toxic (Denazen 2) hits shelves on September 11th 2012


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...

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.

“I’m not stupid. I know you’re hiding something. You’re avoiding me. You never avoid me.”

Who said it? Kale, Alex, Kiernan, Ginger, or Dez? 


  1. These books have been on my to read pile for a while but I haven't had a chance to read them yet but I think that it Kale that quoted that!!! Thanks

  2. Im going to guess that this is Dez who says this

  3. “I’m not stupid. I know you’re hiding something. You’re avoiding me. You never avoid me.”

    That was an awesome quote. It's like I can feel tension emanating from the words.

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  4. I am going to guess Kale. (I live in the US)

  5. That has to be Kale. It just sounds like something he would say. (I live in the US)


  6. I'm pretty sure it was Dez :)
    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

  7. I'm guessing Dez.

  8. I think this one is Dez.

  9. Hey guys! I'm popping in to tell you who the quote was from. Kale said this one! (in one of my fave scenes, BTW!) Thanks for playing. It was a blast! :)

    The random winner for this blog is tiffany.webb29 !

    Email me at with your address and which blog you won at. Monday I'll announce the grand prize winner!



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