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.
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.
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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.
Fill in the blank:
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.
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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