Last year I read a book that changed my life. It cemented my love of books and set such a high standard for any book that I have read ever since. That book was My Only. So you can only imagine how excited I was when I heard that N.K. was releasing another beautiful story that will undoubtedly own my heart cover to cover. I feel very honoured to bring you today the stunning cover of N.K.’s upcoming New Adult Contemporary novel, Are You Mine?, cover design by Regina Wamba of Mae I Design and Photography and photography by Poly Mendes…
Expected release date: 7 August 2013
We only talk when he’s pointing something out to me, and I like that. There’s something almost magical dancing around us, like I’m inside a cloud nebula and we’re creating our own star. I think he feels it too. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking, but I see twinkling in his eyes, like he’s looking at something special, like the vast, sparkling sky that hosts planets and stars.
But he’s just looking at me.
It makes me think that maybe I’m special, at least to him, and because of it, I feel special. Like I’m not just Saige, stuck in the merry-go-round of my little life, but like I’m half of something huge and awesome on the roller coasters of the unknown.
After I pitch my coffee cup, he takes my hand and uses his momentum to swing me, then presses me up against a building – I don’t know which one and I don’t care – and stares at me like I’m the only person in the world other than him.
The kiss is fantastic and generates heat from the core of my body that radiates out to my extremities. It’s a scary kiss because I know with every millisecond that passes, I’m more and more invested in him. This feeling I have – the feeling he gives me – is so deep and wondrous, I never want to let go of it.
Human connection? Who needs it?
Ever since she can remember, wealthy but weary Saige Armstrong has felt different from her peers in Pechimu, New Jersey. With only one good friend to her name, she has navigated the complicated halls of high school and is now faced with the timeless question: Now what?
Fox Harrington, a fun-loving, socially charismatic graffiti artist uses his passions to color his world exactly how he wants it. He knows exactly where his life is headed. That is, until he meets Saige.
A summer project links the two together, making a tentative friendship bloom into romance, but despite their affection for each other, fundamental beliefs and ways of thinking threaten to destroy all they have built.
In this tender story of young love, N.K. Smith delivers a striking tale of two people standing on the precipice of adult life.
Based in the American Midwest, N.K. Smith is a Technical Writer for a Fortune 100 company. The author of the Old Wounds Series, Ghosts of Our Pasts, and My Only, she is a mother of two who finds the time to write very early in the morning when the rest of the world is still fast asleep.
An avid lover of history, art, music, books, and people, she is interested in telling stories that speak to the human condition.
Read my interview with N.K. Smith…