I’m so excited to be hosting Jus on the blog today! Please help me welcome her!
Thanks for inviting me to hang today!
Well, TOUCH is out there in the world *deep breath*. People are reading (and thankfully loving) and I’m even seeing quotes popping up here and there from people’s favorite scenes. I can’t tell you how awesome that is. Seriously. It gives me uber warm fuzzies!
So I thought today I’d talk a little about a few of my favorite scenes (without giving too much away)
The entire book was so much fun to write, but several scenes stood out–the first being Dez and Kale’s first meeting. Dez is on her way home from a party and she’s–shall we say–a bit impaired. She runs into this guy–like, almost literally–and he’s very different from anyone else she’s ever met. While writing this scene, Dez’s reactions–everything from her facial expressions and tone of voice–were so clear to me. I had it all pictured crystal clear in my head. Kale demands something from her and the reaction Dez has to this at first is one of my favorite in the entire book.
Another scene I love is the bear scene. Really, it’s hardly a scene since it’s so short, but it’s still on my fave list. The scene was actually inspired by my own bear, Oswald. She has a bear!? you ask? Well, sort of. Oswald lives in the woods behind my house. He’s lived there since he was a baby. When he was little, he got himself stuck in the screen of my outdoor screen house. We got him loose and he wandered back into the woods, but he ripped a huge chunk off his ear in the process. The next year he ambled down from the woods and just never left. He sits on the rocks right outside my dining room window sunning himself most mornings. He watches over the house from his perch most mornings.
The last scene is the bedroom scene. No, it’s not what it sounds like. Well, not really. There are some kissies 😉 It’s the scene where Kale is in Dez’s room for the first time. This whole scene came from the song This Night by Black Lab. I was writing and the song came on and the whole thing just played out in my head. It’s a powerful scene. Sweet and full of emotion and it really digs into some of Kale’s deepest fears. He has this realization and suddenly sees himself in a whole new light and it’s pretty jarring. I think I’ve seen this scene quoted the most. “I get the hand thing now”
So I’m way curious. For anyone who has already read TOUCH, what’s your favorite scene? Or favorite quote? If not, share a fave from a different book!
Thanks again Jus for stopping by, and thank you to Stacey and Entangled Publishing for inviting me to participate in this blog tour!
About the author
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.