Thursday, June 30, 2022

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway - The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses by K.N. Smith

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses by K.N. Smith. This book tour was organized by Pump Up Your Book. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Visa virtual gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
Title: The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses
Author: K.N. Smith
Publisher: Two Petals Publishing
Publication Date: September 29th 2015
Print Length: 340 pages
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy Adventure

Welcome or unwelcome. Fate has arrived.
"A captivating and poetic tale of mystery, fantasy, and reality tied together by action!" 5-stars, Lars Jackson, Amazon Customer

A suspenseful incident in a forbidden preserve heightens the senses of five friends. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become super-gifts that forever change the world. But furious battles confront the boys as they try to understand their sensory super powers in a race to save mankind. With light beings and mysterious strangers complicating their plight, will the boys be able to defeat the evil Druth before it’s too late? Get prepared for the twisting and grinding of this award-winning, action-adventure story — an edge-of-your-seat narrative for young and mature readers alike.

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"Brilliantly crafted and written!" - Megan King, Indie Book Reviewers

"An energetic adventure debut with stellar action sequences. Smith's writing is intelligent and often lyrical. Her exuberant prose never fails to dazzle." - Kirkus Media

"Author K.N. Smith uses her mastery of the written word to weave an entrancing, yet powerful tale of adventure that keeps you turning pages in an unquenchable desire to find out what happens next." - Publishers Daily Reviews
Soft swirls of light rose, dissipating as they spoke.

“The others are capable, but they need our help. Peace will not come easily. We must give them strength.”

“Druth will destroy our home. He will hurt the gifted ones if the nectar finds him.”

“They will not survive him.”

“The others must seek the will for survival. They must understand their own power.”

A transient suspension held the beings in the preserve. Faint flecks of light dotted the landscape.

“In these two worlds, our ideas converge, yet collide.”

“He must be stopped!”

“It is true.”

“Naculea must endure.”

“It is chosen.”

Now resting upon the succulent, running rich with the life-giving nectar, the beings absorbed its energy, glowing as bright as the sun.

Thirst became a distant need yet again.

“We must warn… the one.”

“The one who sees.”

“The one who sees and hears much.”

“It is the only way.”

Final clicks faded into silence.
K.N. Smith, winner of the “Best of” in the category of “Outstanding Young Adult Novel” at the Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards, is an author, screenwriter, and passionate advocate of literacy and arts programs throughout the world. She inspires people of all ages to reach their highest potential in their creative, educational, and life pursuits.

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  1. This sounds like a great read for the younger audience. I enjoyed reading the provided excerpt.

  2. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

  3. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. David HollingsworthJune 30, 2022 at 6:56 PM

    I would like to read this book.

  5. My niece would like this book.
    Thanks for the contest.

  6. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

  7. I like the cover and excerpt. My nephew would enjoy this book.

  8. I really liked the synopsis of the book. Sounds like a great read for the younger reader. Thanks for the chance.

  9. I enjoyed reading this well done excerpt!
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

  10. My nephews would love this book.

  11. The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses by author K.N. Smith sounds like a creative and interesting book.

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  12. Do you listen to music when you write?

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  14. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  15. I'm so ready for good reads for the summer, this is on my list!

  16. I would love to see how the characters adapt and use their sensory powers against the threat that lies ahead.

  17. This book sounds awesome. I love anything to do with superpowers.

  18. What is your favorite book to re-read?

  19. Do you have any advice for new writers?

  20. I think I'll check this out

  21. The excerpt was fun to read, I would like to read more! Thank you for the giveaway as well :)

  22. How long does it take to write a book?

  23. I would so love to read this one this summer sounds good.

  24. Thanks for the great blurb and excerpt. The book sounds intriguing. Great cover!

  25. The plot of this sounds interesting since it uses the five senses that we all have as superpowers. It's nice when books can appeal to teens and adults. The cover of the book makes you want to find out more about the story.

  26. I think this book has a great premise!

  27. The adventure book looks fun to read.

  28. Using the 5 senses is so great! I can’t wait to read it!

  29. looks like a fun one

  30. Sounds like a great book!