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I Belong


Fifty Shades YA Boys: Touched by Cyn Balog

Nick Cross, the MC of Cyn Balog’s novel Touched is the next hottie for today’s Fifty Shades of YA Boys. Nick sounds like a hopeless romantic. Who doesn’t like a hopeless romantic? Look for more of Nick in Touched, which will be released on August 14, 2012.

A big thanks to Cyn for today’s giveaway! One lucky winner will win a hardcover copy of Touched.

About Cyn:

Cyn Balog is the author of the young adult paranormal novels FAIRY TALE, SLEEPLESS, STARSTRUCK, TOUCHED, and DEAD RIVER. She lives outside Allentown, Pennsylvania with her husband and daughters.

You can visit Cyn around the the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter

Want to read more from Cyn Balog?

Fairy TaleSleeplessStarstruckTouchedDead River

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*Also visit Once Upon a Twilight for today’s other set of Hot YA Boys. You can follow along at Once Upon a Twilight and Dark Faerie Tales via Twitter and our blogs. You can also follow the hashtag #FiftyShadesYABoys.*

I don’t get it. Love at first sight sounds so cheesy.  Like, in the halls, I’d see couples who just started going together, making out, and I’d think, “Do you really know enough about that person to want to share her saliva?”

And yet with Taryn, that’s what it was. Instalove. Worse than instalove, because even before I saw her in the street that day, bopping along to her MP3 player as she went to tie her shoe, I knew she was going to be it. The it to end all its.

Because I knew everything. I knew that we’d spend one Saturday making out on the beach instead of going to see that slasher film at the Cineplex.  I knew her favorite color, her favorite food, that she used to have a little boat named The Mouse. I knew what she looked like when she laughed, when she slept, when the world came crashing down around her, almost as well as I knew my own name.

That’s what people wish they had, right?  When they just start getting with someone, they want to know more about that person, they want to know if this is the person that’s going to screw them over or make them insanely happy for the rest of their life. Well, I could see it. Screwing me over? Nope. Insane happiness. Well, not insane, but pretty damn good.

So yeah, it was instalove. And no, I can’t stop thinking about it. The rest of my life is crap, and then, there’s her. If that’s bad, if that makes me look like a fool, then I’m a fool. Because the second I saw her, hell, even before I saw her, I knew I wouldn’t mind sharing her saliva. And everything else.

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NOBODY KNOWS I AM: As messed up as I am. Sure, they already think I’m a freak. But they don’t know the half of it. If I they knew what went on in my head, they’d probably lock me up somewhere.

I WISH I COULD STOP: Myself from thinking. If I could just exist, go through the motions without seeing the things going on in my brain, I’d be okay. But that isn’t possible.

I’M A SUCKER FOR: A lot of things. Basically, I’m just a sucker. I’m a slave to the script in my head. If it tells me to turn right, I turn right. If I don’t, I know what will happen. At the very least, a killer headache. But it could be much, much worse.

A GOOD TIME FOR ME IS: Staying on script, living another day without throwing the future too much off course.

NOBODY WOULD BELIEVE ME IF THEY SAW ME: Act like a normal person.

I’D REALLY RATHER: Not have a brain.  Sometimes, I think I lobotomy would be a good thing.

THE FIRST THING I DO IN THE MORNING IS: Whatever the script tells me to.

KILL / FRAK / MARRY:

1. Kristen Stewart: Marry. She seems just as screwed up in the head as I am. She gets weird tics like I do, never seems comfortable anywhere. We’d get along great.

2. Jennifer Aniston: Kill. Well, I’d never want to kill anyone. But, if I had to pick one, she’s like, old enough to be my mom, so she’s closest to being dead anyway.

3. Gisele Bundchen: Frak. I have no clue who this chick is, but it’s the only choice I have left over. Hope she’s hot and not one of those stick-thin model types.

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This giveaway is provided by Cyn Balog!

One lucky winner will win a Hardcover copy of Touched by Cyn Balog

Available August 14, 2012 by Delacorte Press/Random House

About this Book:

Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn’t? Things can go really, really wrong. Like the day he decided to go off script and saved a girl from being run over . . . and let another one drown. Trying to change the future doesn’t work.

But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something’s about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets a girl named Taryn and finds out about the Book of Touch. Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift . . . and there’s no way to stop things from happening. Or is there?

In a life where there are no surprises, nothing has prepared Nick for what he’s about to discover–or the choice he will be forced to make. . . .

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28 Responses to “Fifty Shades YA Boys: Touched by Cyn Balog

  1. BridgetNo Gravatar
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    He sounds fun. I’m not usually a fan of instalove but this sounds like it has an interesting twist to it.

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  2. MollyNo Gravatar
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    Nick sounds like my favorite thing to read about…a tortured hero.

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  3. Viki S.No Gravatar
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    I feel for Nick, he’s a mess. Can’t wait to see how he works out.

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  4. Bronwyn LiebnerNo Gravatar
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    I just read Sleepless last week and plan on devouring anything Cyn Balog writes because it was awesome!

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  5. JuliaNo Gravatar
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    Nick sounds really interesting! I love hopeless romantics, especially since I’m one myself! Cannot wait to read this book and find out more about him!

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  6. Caty RahmNo Gravatar
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    I don’t like his comment about Kristen Stewart. She annoys me to death but the situation he gets put in seems interesting so I would like to find out more

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  7. BrookeNo Gravatar
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    Love me a tortured soul!

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  8. LizaNo Gravatar
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    His Jennifer Aniston comment is spoken like a teenage boy. It’ll be interesting to see exactly how the instalove works out in the novel and the fact that it’s acknowledged as being such.

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  9. WrenNo Gravatar
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    I am not sure he seems kind of meak but I don’t know.

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  10. LiliNo Gravatar
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    This sounds interesting because of the whole voice in his head thing.

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  11. Ariel AvalonNo Gravatar
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    Nick sounds totally interesting. I’m really looking forward to reading this.

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  12. Laura FNo Gravatar
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    Nick sounds pretty interesting. A bit like previous comments I’m not a massive fan of instalove. But I’d give this a try!

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  13. Melissa (Books and Things)No Gravatar
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    Aw… need to meet Nick!

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  14. Addie R.No Gravatar
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    Nick seems so sweet and interesting!

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  15. erinf1No Gravatar
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    sounds fantastic! Thanks for the great post and giveaway!

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  16. VivienNo Gravatar
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    Nick is really such a sweetheart!!

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  17. Stephanie27No Gravatar
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    I am not sure about Nick. Sounds a bit morbid for my taste.

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    I dont know about him guess I just have to read the book to find out :)

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  19. Kelly MillsNo Gravatar
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    Nick sounds a bit tortured, what with having to stay on script and all. But I agree he sounds like a hopeless romantic!

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  20. GayleNo Gravatar
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    Nick sounds intricate and romantic. Can’t wait to read Touched.

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  21. RabiahNo Gravatar
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    Hahahaha he sounds funny! I love his Marry/Kill/Frak choices :D Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  22. BrittanyNo Gravatar
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    Nick seems very devoutied to the script…

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    I would hate to have to stick to a script, poor guy. Hope things start looking up for Nick he seems like he could use some happiness.

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    I think he’s messed up but very interesting as well.

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  25. Brenda DemkoNo Gravatar
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    Nick sounds like a tortured soul. I need to read this!!!!

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    I love a messed up guy. And a guy who knows all your good stuff and your bad stuff and still loves you? He’s a keeper.

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  27. Liss MartzNo Gravatar
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    He sounds like he’s in pain or something like that.. =/

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    Best due ever! I love the dydes,!!!

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