Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Book Blitz: The Urban Boys by K.N. Smith

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This is my stop during the book blitz for The Urban Boys by K.N. Smith. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 25 till 29 April, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.

The Urban BoysThe Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses (The Urban Boys #1)

by K.N. Smith

Genre: Action-adventure/ Paranormal

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: October 1, 2015

Print Length: 292 pages

Publisher: Two Petals Publishing

The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses is an action-adventure story about five teen boys who are mysteriously exposed to a foreign energy source that gives them extremely heightened senses. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become hypersensitive gifts that forever change the world. The story chronicles their effortless interrelations and later exposes the testing of their deep bonds. It introduces the reader to an array of supporting characters who alter the boys’ lives forever. The Urban Boys offers young and mature readers central themes of loyalty, responsibility, honesty, fear, and triumph, which become artfully integrated with cinematic-level action and high drama. The story twists, turns, and grinds through elements of paranormal and action-adventure in a diverse, exciting, edge-of-your-seat narrative!

Overview: The story’s small town of Danville Heights, a carefully crafted universe, contrasts with the dark, gloomy town of Sandry Lake, where evil abounds. Upon the boys’ mysterious incident with the energy source, they’re instinctively called to Sandry Lake to root out evil. Their senses guide them each time. However, secrecy about their mission, furious battles with evil thugs, extreme fatigue, and stress and pressure soon overwhelm the boys, but they must find a way to embrace their fate. A lurking, Dark Stranger seems to know their plight, and a strikingly beautiful, fearless girl lends way to heightened confusion. Shocking details about these two characters, and the evil antagonist, the dreaded Druth, twist and grind the story even further. Despite tension and fierce battles, will the boys hold it together long enough to fulfill their destiny?

Intriguing, intelligent, and full of action, The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses offers a memorable, emotion-packed, thrilling ride for young and mature readers alike!

You can find The Urban Boys on Goodreads

You can buy The Urban Boys here:

- Amazon

- Barnes & Noble

- Kobo

- iTunes

You can watch the trailer for The Urban Boys on Youtube

From Chapter Five:

With predictable timing, the bell rang, and as if the Kinsu show weren’t enough, another student ran into the classroom and crashed into his seat almost tipping over completely toward an unscheduled meeting with the floor. Roaring laughter broke out. It was Alex, who looked over at his girlfriend, Josie Perez, who was furiously choking back a silent chuckle.

At that moment, Mr. Knowlton, a tall, slender science teacher with a dense, cowboy-era mustache and thick-rimmed glasses, entered the room. He said nothing and put a formula and problem on the board. He then turned around, stared at the class, and while examining Alex said, “Figure it out people, and no talking or lookie-looing either. Keep your eyes to the paper, and good luck.” As he turned, his short, choppy, gray hair, which was darted in all directions, incited laughter amongst the students, but in a most hushed, undetected, and controlled manner for fear of an automatic F on a problem they had yet to solve.

As would be expected of the unprepared, paper shuffling and pencil twirling ensued. After about five or six minutes, Kinsu, the first one finished, put his pencil down to signal he was done. His eyes traveled around the room to a bookshelf, then over to a poster detailing DNA, and finally out the window. His eyes stretched beyond the classroom. He gave a long stare and then zoomed-in on what looked like rapid motion or some type of fluttery movement in the distance. In an attempt to distinguish perception from reality, he blinked repeatedly. He saw it again and sat at attention to get a better view.

Mr. Knowlton walked past him and sternly interrupted his state of concentration, “Done already? Turn your paper over, Kinsu.” After satisfying the request, he went back to staring out the window. Rhee was watching him wondering what he saw out there. Could it be the new girl with the red lips? “Time’s up, people,” said Mr. Knowlton as loud moans suddenly filled the room.

About the Author:

K.N. Smith is an American author and passionate advocate of childhood and family literacy programs throughout the world. She continues to inspire students of all ages to reach their highest potential in their literary and educational pursuits. Her creative, lyrical flair sweeps across pages that twist, turn, and grind through elements of paranormal and action-adventure in diverse, exciting, edge-of-your-seat narratives. K.N. Smith has over twenty years' experience in writing, communications, and creative design. She lives with her family in California.

You can find and contact K.N. Smith here:

- Website

- Facebook

- Twitter

- Goodreads

There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of The Urban Boys. These are the prizes you can win:

- a 25$ Amazon gift card

- 5 signed copies of The Urban Boys by K.N. Smith (U.S. only)

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  1. Thanks for being part of this blitz and sharing an excerpt of the book today :)

  2. Hi Terrsa, thank you so much for being a stop on this tour. I love your blog, too!