Quotable Quotes Feature with Jus Accardo

Saturday 21 April 2012.


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!


“Let’s just say it won’t win you Boyfriend of the Year."

a. Ginger
b. Dez
c. Alex
d. Kiernan
e. Kale

Leave your answer in a comment below also stating if you have an international or US/Canadian address. The eBook giveaway is international, but the swag and signed copy giveaways are US/Canada only. 

Untouched (Denazen, #1.5)
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.

Give Jus a yell on Twitter, or visit her on Facebook, and her website.

Participating blogs:
The Bookish Brunette


Giselle said...

Baha what a fun post! I just read Untouched yesterday and I love Kale he's such a fun character!!

Sam (Realm of Fiction) said...

Great post! I love those quotes. I haven't read Untouched myself but I finally got a copy of Touch and can't wait to read it. :)

Bridget Howard said...

I'm going to say its Alex!!! bridget.howard@hotmail.com

c.c said...

Im going to guess Kale but its just a guess

Jamie Canosa said...

Kiernan? Loving this giveaway :)

Elodie said...

I love quotes too, that's actually why my blog is called Once Upon a Quote .. I used to include all my favourite quotes at the end of each book review but for some reason I stopped ..
I can't wait to read Touch, it sounds amazing !! Great giveaway Suzanne, I wish I could enter but I don't know the answer !! That's a great idea anyway :) ! <3

Suzanne (Parabooklover) said...

No one actually knows the answer yet Elodie because the book hasn't been released. Just take a guess :)

Suzanne (Parabooklover) said...

It's really good Sam, I hope you enjoy it.

DeeDee Griffin said...

My guess is Ginger. US address. Thanks!

Gabriella Lawson said...

I love this it's so much fun! I'm going with Alex.

xCynyx said...

I'm gonna go with Ginger in this one
(US residency)

molly.frenzel said...

I'm guessing Alex.

Amethyst said...

I'm guessing Ginger.

Kelly N. said...

I'm going with Ginger for this one!

bn100 said...


Denise Z said...

I am going to guess Ginger for this one :) I really cannot wait to read it and find out just how right or wrong I have been LOL

Jus Accardo said...

Hey guys! I'm popping in to tell you who the quote was from. Dez said this one! Thanks for playing. It was a blast! :)

The random winner for this blog is molly.frenzel!

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

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