The Urban Boys:
Discovery of the Five Senses
By K.N. Smith
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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, and 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.
We wonder, will they pass the test of fate, and will each of us pass the test of our very own lives? Intriguing, intelligent, and full of action, The Urban Boys offers a memorable, emotion-packed, thrilling ride for traditional and digital readers of all ages! (first in a series)
“An energetic YA 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. The author’s matchless prose details cinematic fight sequences and fully developed characterizations especially in a final, stupendous scene that will take your breath away and leave you limp with spent emotions. Five stars for this imaginative and inspiring story, sure to be as appealing to general audiences as it will be to the YA crowd!” 5-stars – Publishers Daily Reviews
“I LOVE to read, but live a hugely busy life. It gets more complicated upon that rare occasion when a book is so captivating, so enthralling, that it is impossible to walk away. With only definitive hours in a day, something has to give. For me, that was sleep! And it was worth every sacrificed minute. “The Urban Boys” was the grand slam home run and exceeded my wildest expectations and I would bet, maybe yours, as well. Totally new concepts and a rich crew of characters – good, bad and ugly… and suspenseful twists that keep you guessing, and such beautiful, strong writing! A must read for fans of YA action/adventure/fantasy!!” 5-stars – Indie Book Reviewers
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One of my Favorite Hobbies: Gardening by K.N. Smith
Being a naturally creative person, I’ve had numerous hobbies over the years. Gardening is one of my main hobbies, and also a deeply relaxing activity. Because of the way our home is set up, I have limited gardening going on at the house, so I do my main gardening at the community garden. I have six raised beds and I grew all kinds of things: tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, edamame, squash, all kinds of herbs, parsley, cilantro, purple and yellow wax beans, cantaloupe, Swiss chard, and potatoes, and I’m sure there’s more. At home, I grow strawberries, fresh mint, oregano, rosemary, and I have a grafted 5-in-1 fruit tree with two kinds of peaches, nectarines, apricots, and plums. My sister has a small farm, and she is such an inspiration in this area. She also raises grass and vegetable fed animals. Her eggs are delicious! As you can imagine, our summers are pretty full.
I’m also certified in proper canning techniques, so I do a lot of canning during the season. I make homemade ketchup, marinara sauce, canned tomatoes, all kinds of jams and jellies, pickles, fresh tomato soup with garlic and basil, and all kinds of pickled vegetables, among other things. It’s an organic blast! My homemade ice cream and ice cream sandwiches are a favorite around the house as well. With my debut novel out in the marketplace, I’ll have to pace myself this summer with all the organic goodness. Don’t be surprised if you see some of these things showing up in the next book!
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. She lives with her family in California.
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