October 26, 2012

Interview with author of TOXIC (Denazen #2), Jus Accardo!

Toxic is finally out! How do you feel? Are you excited? Has it hit you

I am! It’s very exciting to finally be able to share it with everyone. 

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

I really think I’d like to have the ability to talk to animals. I’d love to know what’s going on in my Akita’s head. I have my suspicions about a world domination plot…

What was the most exciting part about writing Toxic? 

I think it was getting to actually write it! When I finished Touch in 2010, I was itching to start Toxic, but wasn’t sure if the series would sell, so I put it off. Then, by the time Touch did sell, I was so buried in editing that, and another project that I’d started, it had to be pushed to the side for a bit.

How long did it take you to write Toxic? 

I was working on several other things at the time, so it definitely wasn’t as fast as Touch. Probably 3ish months, give or take, for the first draft.

Can you tell us a little bit of what's to come next?
Everything is amped in Tremble. Time is running out for Dez and the other Supremacy kids as they near their eighteenth birthdays, and there’s serious fallout from the events in Toxic... Let’s just say Dez doesn’t have any downtime coming… :D

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…

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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