Quotable Quotes with Jus Accardo and Untouched With Giveaway!

Today I have Jus Accardo visiting to talk about book quotes.


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, April 27, I’ll pop by each of the blogs and give the answers!

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?

Touch will be re-released in mass market (with additional scenes in Kale’s POV!) on June 12th. Look for it in your local bookstore or Pre-Order on Amazon.
Untouched is a mini novella and was released in March 2012 and is available on Kindle from Amazon.
Toxic will be available on September 11, 2012. Pre-Order on Amazon.

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.

Here is the teaser quote from Toxic:

“Um doesn’t sound good. Why are you uming? Don’t um!”

Can you guess who said it?
  • Ginger
  • Dez
  • Alex
  • Kale
  • Kiernan

Leave your answer in the comments for a chance to win! Contest runs from April 20th to April 27th. The eBook giveaway is opened internationally, but the swag and signed copy giveaways are US/Canada only. Please let us know if you have an international or a US/Canadian address in your comment.

Be sure to visit each of the 15 participating blogs for more chances to win:

The Bookish Brunette
Waiting For Wentworth
The Magic Attic
The Fairy Tale Nerd
Doctors Notes
Books Movies Reviews Oh My
My Reading Room
Young Readers
Paranormal Book Fan
Taking It One Book at a Time
Coffee Books and Me
Better Read than Dead
Jelly Loves Books
Nightly Reading
Always YA at Heart


  1. I am taking a wild guess here and saying Kale this quote. I have honestly no idea! Awesome event!

  2. haha That sounds like a Kale qoute... a confuse Kale at that

  3. I really have no idea who said this but I'm going to guess Kale!!!

  4. Since I have no idea Im going to guess Dez. Just because I dont want to guess the same as everyone else:)

  5. This is a great giveaway game! I'm guessing this quote was Dez

  6. Im going to guess dez too! Thanks so much for the giveaway


  7. Kiernan.
    because I want to be hipster, and I think he has the most unique name out of the group.

    Thank you for the giveaway~~

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  9. Randomly guessing Dez. Thanks for the giveaway. (I live in the US)

  10. I believe it will be Kale who says this. Great giveaway!


  11. I'm guessing Kale.


  12. i m going to go with Kale :D
    thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
    and i have to say this is one of my fav. qoutes, i would surly use it next time my best friend 'ums' hehe:D
    email: passantelashram[at]yahoo[dot]com

  13. I'm going to go with Alex.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  14. Alex



  15. Well I am having an enee menee moment here :) I will guess Alex. Thank you for sharing with us and for the awesome giveaway opportunity. I love the tubesock quote, it made me chuckle and smile!

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

    The random winner for this blog is passant !

    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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