Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Touch Blog Tour Stop: Touch (Denazen #1) by Jus Accardo

The time has come for my first blog tour and I'm elated that my first is Touch by Jus Accardo! This tour is hosted by Ya Bound! Go HERE to see the dates other blogs with be posting in the tour! There are some fun things coming up in this tour! Including character interviews! I will be doing a character interview of my own with Kale with the Entangled Blog Tour of Touch on the 11th of this month, so check back for that! 

Published: November 1st 2011
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Page Count: Paperback, 251
Source: E-arc provided by Publishers
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Find the Author: WebsiteGood ReadsTwitterBlog

Buy This Book:  
Book Depository
When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home. 
Except there's something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower, is overly fascinated with things like DVDs and vases, and acts like she'll turn to dust if he touches her. 
It's not until Dez's father shows up, wielding a gun and knowing more about Kale than he should, that Dez realizes there's more to this boy, and her father's "law firm," than she realized. Kale has been a prisoner of Denazen Corporation -- an organization devoted to collecting "special" kids known as Sixes and using them as weapons -- his entire life. 
And, oh yeah, his touch? It kills. 
The two team up with a group of rogue Sixes hellbent on taking down Denazen before they're caught and her father discovers the biggest secret of all. A secret Dez has spent her life keeping safe. 
A secret Kale will kill to protect. 
The first time I heard about Touch was actually a post I came across about the changes in the cover. Of course, after seeing the new cover, I thought with a handsome fellow hot guy like that gracing the front, how could I not want to read what's inside?! And after reading the summary I really knew I had to! Now, I received my e-arc copy in my e-mail after midnight. I stuck it on my kindle, sat in my chair and didn't get up until the wee hours of the morning. And by wee I mean I stayed up to 5 or 6 in the morning. I literally could not put this down! 

From the first part of the book I found Dez's attitude and actions hard to swallow. She's a total daredevil. I'm exactly the opposite. I'm obsessed with safety and I'm the typical helicopter Mother who loves to hover. But very quickly into the book Dez grew on me and I became hooked on her story. And of course Kale's story. I rarely find the male love interests in stories endearing - normally I like them for their confidence or because their sexiness oozes through the pages and while I'm not saying Kale does not possess these qualities; I can definitely say his endearing personality definitely played a huge role in my love for his character. 

The action in this never slowed down - the pace kept up throughout reading. And I was caught off guard and surprised quite a few times. The love story is very sweet and had some really hot scenes (probably better suited for mid to older teens). But one of the best parts of the book was the setting: I love settings where characters have superpowers and corporations are out to get them and this fit that love of mine very well. 

As I said above, if you like an action packed novel full of characters with superpowers trying to fight an evil organization and a good love story thrown in to boot: you'll love this just as much as I did. And even if that type of story makes your eyebrows raise with a little skepticism: I'd still recommend it!

Kale looked from me to Alex, face darkening. At his sides, fingers twitched. "You hurt her. She told me. Why do you care if she lets me kiss her? She holds my hand now, not yours!"
I went back and saw that I had highlighted this! I loved this part! It still makes me giggle! 

                           5 out of 5 Hello Kitties!

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. 

Find Jus


  1. Awesome review! This is on my Christmas Wish List but I might have to break down and buy it early. It sounds totally fabulous. :)

  2. Great fun review! Love this book so much, thanks for being on the tour!

  3. Wonderful review! I'm really excited for this read.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  4. @Kathy Thank you! It's so good, you should! :)

    @Trisha Thank you! :D I loved it too!

    @Vivien Thank you! :) It's very good!

    Thank you for your comments! <33

  5. Dang! I'm getting this for Christmas and I just don't think I can last that long!

    I'm so glad I'm not the only person that highlights stuff I like in books.

    Great post!

    Reading is my cup of tea

  6. Awesome review :) I've been hearing such good things about this book and I'm really excited to read it!!!

  7. I just bought this one the other day!!! <3

  8. I still have to read this, it's on my nook lol I can't wait to read it, I've heard nothing but great things about it

  9. Yay! Awesome review! Glad you like it too!

    Xpresso Reads

  10. @Molly Awww! Christmas is so far away still! ;D I love to highlight! It's always fun to go back at the end and see what struck me the most while reading!

    @Steph Thank you! :) It's so good! Can't wait to see what think!

    @Bookish Brunette Can't wait to see what you think!!!! :)

    @Shellie You definitely need to start reading ASAP SHELLIE!

    @Giselle Thank you! :D

  11. Okay, ever review I've read for this one says much the same, hot guy, hot scenes! Yup, I'll have to make time to read this soon!

    P.S. Your Hello Kitty ratings are super cute!

  12. Thanks for the review!

  13. Great review! Moreover, great quote! I love getting teaser quotes... Thanks for sharing!

    Ron C. Nieto
    roncn.contact AT gmail DOT com

  14. Great rebiew. Great quote. Great kitties.

    smleach5400 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  15. Lena Marsteller


  16. I'm looking forward to reading this