UNTOUCHED is the first novella in the Denazen series. It’s done in Kale’s POV and
also introduces us to a new character in the series, Kiernan.
2. What was the best part about writing UNTOUCHED?
It was so much fun writing from Kale’s POV. I love giving people a glimpse of what goes on in his mind. He sees things so differently from everyone else and that just makes even the simple things ten times more interesting!
3. Looking back now, was there a scene you wish you left and/or removed from
Well, the finished draft changed a LOT from the original. The bad guy was UBER dark
and twisted—we had to water him down a bit. I’ll admit I’m a sucker for the dark and
twisted so I kind of miss it, but it really was necessary. There was also a particular kissy
scene that got cut. I’m debating posting it as an extra at some point in the future. Ya
know, if people are interested in that kinda thing… :P
4. If you could switch places with any of your characters, who would it be and why?
Well, it’d be awesome to swap with Dez because—well—KALE—but since my husband
might be a bit upset by that, maybe I’d like to swap with Kale. Just for a day.
Yeah, he’s had it rough, but I’d love to remember what it was like to see the world
with innocent eyes. Everything he sees is unjaded and easy. He doesn’t feel the need to
complicate things…and I think we could all do with less complicated in life!
5. Can you share a tiny sneak peek of UNTOUCHED?
I can tell you we learn a bit more about what makes Kale tick. His likes and dislikes. As it
turns out, he’s a lot more normal than he thinks himself to be. One word for you.
Dez to Kale : “What do we have here? Is my super hot assassin boyfriend freaked out by
Enough said ;)
-- Thank you, Jus, for stopping by today and answering my questions. And O-M-G that little sneak peek made me laugh out loud. I love Dez! Cannot wait to read it UNTOUCHED!
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?
Add Untouched to your TBR pile on Goodreads
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.
Toxic (Denazen 2) hits shelves on September 11th 2012.
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.
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