January 16, 2014

Blog Tour: Ruined by Jus Accardo – Review and Giveaway

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Hey guys!  Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Ruined (The Eternal Balance #1) by Jus Accardo

presented by Rockstar Book Tours!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!



Hell is looking for a way to break loose…

Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world’s first murderer, he’s plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it’s killing him.

After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can’t outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she’s thrown into the path of a past—and a guy—she’s been trying to forget.

Sam strains Jax’s control over his darkness, but running isn’t an option this time. Someone—or, something—followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge.


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Ruined by Jus Accardo
Publication Date:  November 11, 2013
Publisher:  Entangled Embrace

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** This title was provided to us by the Publisher for an honest review.
We were in no way paid for our opinions **

MaryAnn-2013Ruined by Jus Accardo was everything I had hoped it would be and then some!  I have always, ALWAYS enjoyed Jus Accardo’s books and this one blew me away!

The cool part about this book is that the main character, Jax, is descended from Cain…you know, the story from the bible where Cain killed his brother, Abel.  Basically, Jax has to live with a demon inside of him who wants nothing more than to repeat history and have Jax kill his brother, Chase.  So, to protect his brother and get rid of the clawing need to kill his brother, Jax leaves town…leaving the only father he has ever really known, Rick, and the love of his life, Sam.

But because life likes to throw in those curve balls, Jax finds himself back in town because of Rick’s health.  Not only does he confront his brother again (who btw, the demon still wants to kill – absence makes the heart grow fonder – NOT), but he comes face to face with Sam.  Old feelings come to the surface, and Jax knows that he needs to get the heck out of dodge, but something…or rather someone is making it difficult for him to say goodbye.

Samantha had left town to go to college to get away from memories.  But when she gets attacked on campus, she heads back home to try and start over again.  But a blast from the past shows up from nowhere, and Sam has to revisit feelings that she has tried to forget.  But it seems someone is out to get her, and no matter where she goes, her life is in danger.

Jax vows to keep Sam safe…Sam vows to keep her feelings for Jax under control.  Throw in a little supernatural excitement, and you’re in for one heck of a ride.

Ruined by Jus Accardo had pretty much everything I want in a book:  dark, mysterious, sexy bad boy?  Check.  Intriguing supernatural element? Check.  Some sexy time that will leave you a little hot and bothered?  Double check.  Various twists and turns that leaves your head spinning?  Checkity check check.

As in all Jus Accardo’s books, it literally only takes the first few pages to get you completely hooked in the storyline.  The characters in the book are ones that have their own personalities, and ones that readers will come to adore…bad traits and all.  I loved reading how much difficulty Jax had in trying not to kill his brother, and how we are shown the flipside (aka the demon side)  of what Jax’s demon wants to do to the brother.  Very visual…very awesome!  I will admit that there were a couple of plot twists in this book that had me gasp aloud and utter a shocking “no way!”.

One of the cool aspects of this book that really had me wanting to read it was the twist on the story of Cain and Abel.  Ruined by Jus Accardo kind of reminded me of Dexter, with a dash of Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  And speaking of BTVS, any book that references this iconic television series will always be a big WIN!

Fans of supernatural reads and are curious about the Cain and Abel spin will completely devour Ruined by Jus Accardo.  As a New Adult read, there is a little bit of something for everyone!  And it also helps that Jax is hella fine…





JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America.

At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the bestselling author the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing and is currently working on the first book in a new adult series due out summer 2013. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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  1. Lori H

    This book sounds interesting. I’ve added it to my TBR stack and I definitely can’t wait to read about the twist on Cain and his descendants.

  2. Carolyn J

    I cant wait to read this book thanks

  3. cody

    Thank you for a truly awesome giveaway.

  4. Jayzel Javier

    thank you for the giveaway..:))

  5. Kathie Craig

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  6. Lisa Richards

    I love the dark and twisty so this is a definite for my wishlist

  7. Julie Lynn Bickham

    Looks like a good read. Look forward to reading it.

  8. angela searles

    Sounds like a great read!

  9. Tamera McIntosh

    <3 can not wait to read this!!

  10. DJ Sakata

    not familiar with this one – hope I win

  11. Barrie

    I’ve heard awesome reviews about all of Jus’ books! Gotta get my hands on one to see what all the fuss is about! :)

  12. Joani S

    This sounds really good. I have it in my wish list at amazon, I saw good reviews for it plus it’s a really good price! Thanks!!

  13. Deb P

    A must add to reader’s list .

  14. Kim Holliday

    This book really sounds awesome! I’ve never read any of Ms. Accardo’s work but I definitely want to after reading this review!

  15. Lu Worley

    The cover stimulates curiosity. I am anxious to read it.

  16. Barbara S

    sounds like a good read. putting it on my TBR list

  17. Les Johnson

    This sounds really good. I have to add it to my To-Read list.

  18. Alison Flores

    Sounds like a great internal struggle of good vs evil!

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