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Jus Accardo | Author-Reader Match: TRANSCENDENT
Author Guest / March 10, 2020

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-ReaderMatch” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Jus Accardo! Writes: Pulse-pounding Young Adult fiction that will make you linger on the edge of your seat. Have a savage love of unfailingly loyal friendships, intense love that will stick with you for days after reading the last page, and action that will have you holding your breath? We might be Book Soul Mates. About: Music-loving caffeine junkie with a fierce love of books, dogs, photography, and ink. Low maintenance and no real-world drama as I’m usually absorbed in the lives and trials of fictional characters. I’m dog obsessed–but this can only benefit you because, dogs. Shy at first but get to know me and we’ll be friends for life. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Someone who thrives on love stories with a paranormal, scifi, or fantasy twist. Appreciators of snarky, sometimes dark, humor. Lovers of strong, independent girls that fight for what they want and those they love. Admirers of quirky, flawed characters that have room to grow….

Jus Accardo | 5 Reasons that you’ll be Team Kensey
Author Guest / March 15, 2018

Kensey Deaton, the heroine of my newest book, THE BIG BAD WOLF, is a bit of a rule breaker. She’s strong, opinionated, and refuses to be stuffed into an archaic mold created by the werewolf patriarchy. There are a million reasons that I’m Team Kensey. Here are the top five. Fashion sense. Kensey is a flannel, T-shirt, and jeans kind of girl. Comfort above the painful style that most pack daughters embrace. She has a passion for quirky T-shirt sayings that make me jealous of her wardrobe. Case in point one that says, “If ya can’t beat em, join em—then beat em.“ She knows who she is—and embraces it. Kensey is the kind of girl who knows herself. She knows what she wants and won’t stop till she gets it. She’s never fit in with the other pack daughters and that’s fine with her. While they keep the most primal parts of their wolves chained and buried away, Kensey is shameless and free, enjoying who—and what—she is. She’s not a pushover. When pushed, Kensey Deaton pushes back. So many people in her life think they know what’s good for her. Where she should go, what she should eat—who she should…

Jus Accardo | The reality of alternate reality
Author Guest / August 1, 2017

The Infinity Division series follows a group of teens who have the ability to travel between dimensions via a very special device. Each place they go is Earth—generally within their own town of Wells—but a different reality. The differences are sometimes minor—sometimes monumental. The best part of doing a series like this is the variety. The setting is always changing. I can work within the same town, yet have a completely different set of rules. The characters are always changing. Some of my favorite moments from Omega are when the main cast encounters alternate versions of people they knew back home. In some cases they’re so hilariously different. In other instances, it’s almost heartbreaking. There’s more dimension hopping—or, skipping, as Cade would say—in Omega. There are an infinite number of realities, and unlike in Infinity (which took place solely on Kori’s world), our heroes visit multiple ones in this book. The ideas for these different realities came to me from various sources. Some were worlds I’d love to see—like the world where everything was flavored with chocolate or the one with no cars. Everyone got around on horseback, yet they were all sporting massive computer tech. Others came from conversations…

Jus Accardo | 5 Things I’ve Learned While Being on the Run by Mikayla Morgan
Author Guest / June 3, 2014

1. Double—and triple—check your overnight accommodations. I learned this the hard way. When the heat is low, crashing at some dive off the interstate is okay. But when the bad guys are hot on your ass, you need something a little more low key. I crashed in an abandoned pet store one night last May, too tired to check the place out properly. Apparently there was a huge chunk of wall missing. I woke up to an unhappy forest dweller in my face—more specifically, a skunk. Let me tell you, keeping it lo-pro while smelling like skunk isn’t easy to do… 2. Always be prepared to bail. This should go without saying, as any situation could turn critical in the blink of an eye. But what about simple things like sleep—or taking a shower? My best advice to those on the lam would be to make sure your wardrobe consists of simple, easy clothing. Don’t even think about those cute wrap around tops or that killer pair of lace up boots… Fashion is going to have to take a back seat to practicality here. And for the love of God, don’t sleep naked. The last thing you want is to…