October 25, 2011

Halloween Booktacular DAY TWO + Giveaway!

Today is Day Two of our Halloween Booktacular event! We have author of Touch, Jus Accardo. She is sharing a guest post with everyone from Dez's POV (main character).

Jus is also giving away a copy of Touch in Kindle, Nook or Paperback version.

I've read and LOVED Touch! You can check out my review HERE.

Make sure to check out all the other participating blogs: Once Upon A TwilightDark Readers, Books With BiteSkyla11377AliseOnLife (Read My Mind), and An Avid Readers Musings We each have something great happening :-)

Guest Post: 3 of My Favorite Things About Halloween – By Deznee Cross

Sup? Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I mean, when else can you get away with wearing a French maid outfit to school? Okay, you might not get away with it—our principle would probably send you home—but still… There are a zillion reasons I love Halloween, so I thought I’d pop in and share a few.

1. Epic battles. 

What other day of the year can you see Cinderella going all super smack down on a Nun? I dunno about you, but Celebrity Death Match has nothing on the parties in Parkview. Last year, some dude dressed as Mickey Mouse totally laid out some huge guy dressed as Thor. That’s not something you see everyday… Even in a place like Parkview.

2. Free candy. Sugar. 

It’s one of the best things man ever discovered—next to coffee, of course. I swear, one of these days I’m gonna petition to have Candy Corn available in stores all year round. I love them so much, I even toss them into my coffee. Hey—don’t judge! Some people put marshmallows in hot chocolate. Now that’s sick…

3. Dress up isn't just for little kids. 

Everyone loves to play dress up. If you say you’re not into it—you’re lying. It’s the one day of the year where it’s acceptable to walk around wearing thigh high boots, too much make-up and huge glittering fairy wings. Or you could go for awesome and slip into a Lara Croft get up—but never a Playboy Bunny. That’s way lame. CoughcoughMercyCoughcough…

Okay. I showed you mine, now show me yours! What are some of your favorite things about Halloween?


Jus Accardo is sharing a copy of Touch with one lucky visitor today. She is offering a Kindle, Nook or Paperback copy.

Please note: If you win and choose a PB copy of Touch, there is a bit of a wait as Jus is still waiting for them to arrive. 


- Paperback is for US ONLY.
- INTERNATIONAL can still enter. However, you will only receive an eBook copy.
- Winners will be chosen by
- Contest Ends October 31st
- Leave a comment on this post with your NAME and E-MAIL and answering Dez's question:

Okay. I showed you mine, now show me yours! What are some of your favorite things about Halloween?

For more information on Jus Accardo and her books, Visit the following links:


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.


  1. My favorite thing about halloween are the chocolates of course!!! ;D

    marisolgaddi (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. I love the costumes and the fun for the kids.

  3. My fav thing about Halloween is the costumes.

    Lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  4. My favorite thing about Halloween is the candy, and costumes. I love seeing my kids dressed up.


  5. I love the atmosphere. Everyone is in a good mood and just goofing off. The costumes are fun because you get to be something different for a night. Of course I love the candy I mean who doesn't lol. Halloween is just all around fun. Oh and I love watching all the scary movies and going to either Halloween Horror nights or Howl O Scream. Getting scared is an adrenaline rush.

  6. lots of candy :)

  7. Marie R.
    I love dressing up and being surrounded by the spooky atmosphere.

    mromero2012 AT gmail DOT com

  8. Candy!! lol gives me an excuse to eat candy! Thanks for the chance.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

  9. I like all the myths ans scary stories they show on TV and all the creepy books I can go get

  10. My favorite thing about Halloween is the scary movies.


  11. the only thing i like is the candy.
    pa2fl8904 at yahoo dot com

  12. I'd love the paperback copy :)
    email: cruz042 at csusm dot edu

    thanks for these giveaways!

  13. My very favorite thing about Halloween is decorating! Candy corn is a close 2nd, though. Thanks!

  14. I love the weather. Not the cold but more specifically watching the changes that occur. The leaves turning colors and falling. The blanket of dead leaves on the ground. The little squirrels chittering away and gathering food. Love it!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  15. I just love the atmosphere around Halloween! I love the weather, the pumpkins, the decorating and all the costumes! I love all the Halloween movies shown on T.V. :]

    Cary Cheyenne.

  16. My favorite thing about Halloween is the chocolate and horror movies I get to watch. Please enter me in contest. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. I. Loved. Touch. I want it in paperback copy to add to my collection of faves. Thanks for the giveaway GCR and Jus. :)
    Jennifer K Jovus
    kjovus at gmail dot com

    HaPpY HalLoWeEn!

  18. My favorite thing about halloween are the chocolates of course!!! ;D


    rogcaprino[at]hotmail dot com

  19. Favorite things about halloween
    1. dressing up
    2. going to halloween parties
    3. making pumpkin stuff
    4. CANDY!

  20. I love EVERYTHING about Halloween. I love dressing up, watching scary movies, eating candy. I love walking around at night with friends waiting for some unknown entity to pop out at us (never happened). But I guess if I had to choose it would definitely be the costumes. :D

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  21. country stinks! T_T we don't officially celebrate halloween here at ALL T_T but when I was a kid in our neighboorhood we would go out to trick or treat I LOVED dressing up! got to be anyone I wanted!
    thanks for this!!


  22. Loved this book! You people need this book.

  23. My favorite things about Halloween are the scary movies marathons and let's not forget the candy.

    GFC follower = Juana Esparza


  24. I love all the little kids coming to the door so excited in their costumes.

  25. The candy.

  26. My favorite thing about Halloween besides the chocolate? Well, chocolate! My husband's favorite thing...chocolate. Our teenager's...chocolate. yeah, I hide a LOT of candy...LOL!!

    books4me67 at

  27. I love helping my kids choose their costumes and then helping them get ready to go Trick-or-Treating. Gotta love the candy too!!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  28. I love handing out and receiving candy (I go with my little cousins...they're so cute dressed up and excited!). The crisp, clean air and the changing leaves are so beautiful too. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  29. Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.]
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com
    GFC follower

    Okay, three things I *heart* about Halloween:
    1. Tons of candy
    2. Dressing up as a zombie and doing Thriller
    3. Tee-Peeing my friends & family ;D

    And if I'm chosen I would love paperback :D

  30. three things i love about halloween -
    chocolate candy
    children in their costumes
    all the decorations on the houses

  31. My favorite things are the creepy movies and haunted houses!

    Poisnivyred AT

  32. My favorite thing is being like a child and dressing in some scary costume.


  33. I love seeing the adorable little kids in their costumes, the awesome decorations - either cute or really scary, the cooler weather at this time of year, and of course the multitude of great candy and other goodies. It doesn't hurt that my birthday is the next day either.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  34. Mine would have to be the lessening of the veils


  35. My favorite things about Halloween are pumpkin pie, scary movies and candy...lots of candy. :)


  36. Hm... I really do enjoy the bubbling, crazy mood with every little witches and fairies in the neighborhood running around. And of course, the sweets!

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  37. I love to dress my kids up and take them trick or treating - the sheer joy they have when they do that is fun to me. Also I admit to dressing up along with them from time to time as well :)


  38. Love seeing what the kids come dressed as. Of course all the yummy candy. And the great decorations that people put up. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sue B

  39. I love candy, that sort of goes without saying, I guess, but I also love dressing my kids up and taking them out trick or treating! My littlest is 5 this year so I'm trying to store up all sorts of memories :)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  40. I love attending haunted houses with my kids dressing them in costumes and taking them trick or treating and plus the hayrides
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  41. I love the cheesy horror movies and the candy.

  42. Three of my most favorite things about Halloween are:

    1.) The scurrrrry movies,
    2.) The crazy, awesome outfits, and
    3.) The candy! :)

    booksoverboys at hotmail dot com

  43. Halloween is my fave holiday. I love the candy, the costumes, the yearly Halloween stores that pop up everywhere and of course the scary movies.


  44. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway. I love handing out candies and seeing everyone dress up. :)


  45. Awesome giveaway! My favorite thing about Halloween is definitely the pumpkins, cooler weather, and the baking!!

    ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com
    Ashley Suzanne

  46. We don't celebrate halloween here but I do love the costumes and all the ghost stories that people tell. :P
    Clarissa P (Clary)

  47. My favorite part of Halloween are the movies that play on TV and the good old candy corn. I can never get enough of them. :) I'd like to win the PB copy, please!

    Sarah L
    two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

  48. i love dressing up and carving pumpkins. and the decorations are just too cute ^^


    witchvela at web dot de

  49. taisha arce
    my favorite thing about halloween is candy and being able to dress up my kiddies in pretty costumes

  50. My favorite part of Halloween is the excitement my kids get dressing up and walking to a few houses to trick or treat.

  51. I love all the adorable little kids dressed up and helping my kids figure out what crazy costume to wear. Oh, and I love taking my mommy tax from the kid's Halloween bags:)

  52. Some of my fave things about Halloween are the costumes, candy, and of course the scary stories!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Kelly M.

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  54. My favourite thing in Halloween is tricking people. I love the look on their faces when i scare them ;)


  55. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  56. I love Halloween candy!

  57. Chocolate and cute kids!!

  58. I love decorating and eating candy! I love Halloween!

    danceislove27 At gmail DoT com


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