Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #57 ~ Toxic by Jus Accardo

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

(Denazen #2)

Jus Accardo

First - The Blurb:

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..

Second - The Tease:

The kiss built slowly, all-consuming and raw. I was flying. The warm sensation creeping from my stomach to my spine and through my limbs was like mainlining pure adrenaline. It stole my breath while somehow breathing new life into me.

"I like the feel of your skin when it's wet," Kale whispered into my mouth as the rain kicked up again. He pulled back a bit and caressed the outline of my jaw, then let his fingers drop to the neckline of my tank top. "But wet clothes are annoying. They make it hard to get to you."

Third - My Thoughts:

I was first introduced to Dez and Kale in Touch (Denazen #1). Dez is high spirited and not afraid to go after what she wants. Kale is gorgeous but a little out of touch with the real world. The chemistry between the two of them is amazing. Unfortunately, things turn a little rocky when Dez's immunity to Kale's deadly touch begins to wear off. To help Kale learn to control his ability, they bring in a Six called Jade. She's smart, pretty and instantly attracted to Kale. Able to touch him without the fear of being turned into dust, she does her level best to try and steal him away from Dez.

Fortunately, Kale's heart belongs to only one person, and nothing and nobody is ever going to change that for him.

While struggling to fight her insecurities as Jade and Kale spend more and more time with each other, Dez suddenly finds herself with a bigger problem to deal with. During a run in with some of the Denazen thugs, she is poisoned. Stupidly though, she doesn't tell anyone, at least not at first. Slow acting, it takes time for the poison to spread, and in that time Dez must make a decision - save herself, or the man she loves.

If you read Touch and enjoyed it, you won't be disappointed with Toxic.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

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  1. Gahh! I have got to make time for this book soon! I was so excited for it when it released and then I just never got around to it. Awesome tease!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  2. Loved that tease!! I really need to get back into this series!! I really enjoyed the first book :)

  3. I love Kale - he says things that I just love.

  4. This series sounds fun. Nice tease!

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  5. Oooh, kissing in the rain sounds very sexy. If I did that, I would catch pneumonia :( lol

    Thanks for stopping by!