Monday, 14 October 2013

Blog Tour ~ Falling Behind ~ Dee Avila


Title: Falling Behind
Author: Dee Avila
Genre: Mature Young Adult
Release Date: June 2013

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Going into the her second year of high school in the rural town of Laton, Reese was ready to come out of her shell, experience life with her best friends and find a way to tell Titus she wanted to be more than friends. When Josh, the new student, shows up on the first day and a whirlwind relationship starts between him and Reese, she was in her own world and barely noticed her friend spiraling downhill. The night Josh pushed her to far her best friend died, causing her own world to spiral. 

Trying to move on from losing her best friend and ignore what Josh did to her, Reese pulls away from everyone. She had to overcome her fears and face her demons to be able to move forward.

5 Star Review:

Falling Behind 
Best friends Titus, Reese and Candice are starting sophomore year at high school, Titus playing for Varsity football team, with Reese and Candice as Cheer leaders.  All three are inseparable, until things start to change.  Candice starts to pull away from her friends, spending more time with her boyfriend Alex.  Reese and Titus know that something is wrong and want to help their friend, but she insists she’s fine and not to worry.
Reese has her own troubles to contend with as well as worrying for her friend, and she doesn’t cope well with things.  Luckily she has Titus to help her through and he never leaves her side.  Titus has feelings for Reese, he wants to be more than just her friend.  This cause’s problems for Reese with her boyfriend Josh, he knows how Titus feels and isn’t happy with him spending so much time with her.
Their Friendship is put to the test this year, can it survive.
 This is a very emotional story and I even cried several times while reading this book.  It shows that along with all the fun you have at school there can also be dangers.  I really felt for the three friends.  I wanted to wrap Reese up and hug her and Titus was so strong and supportive for someone so young.  They are went through so much.
I really enjoyed reading Falling Behind, it is very well written and I would differently recommend it.
5 stars          

About the Author

I'm a wife and mother of four. I have been writing for as long as I can remember. I use to write fairy tales when I was in grade school, but now I love writing about those tough high school years and how one decision can change the course of your life. Friendships, first loves and over coming the odds all interest me.

Three years ago, I decided life was too short to waste my stories by letting them collect dust on my shelves. I researched querying, took a few writing workshops and wrote the whole time. I first ventured away from what I normally wrote and tried a Paranormal Romance. That novel is tucked safely away. A year ago I chose to go back to my roots and write what I love - friendships, love and choices - how speaking out can save a life, maybe yours or a friends.

I talked to other authors and made wonderful friends. That's when I learned about self-publishing. I'm glad I followed through. I was so nervous to hit publish, but now I am grateful for the encouragement. It was the best decision I've ever made.
I'm usually in front of my laptop. When I'm not writing I am either trying to catch up on a weeks worth of laundry or on Facebook. I am a huge procrastinator. Usually close to a deadline, you can find me actually cleaning house just so I don't have to hit send. I think sending my books out to betas and my editor is the second scariest thing in the world. I love Rockstars and PB&J sandwiches. (Not the healthiest I know but it’s the fastest and it tastes good.)

I love meeting new people, find me on Facebook/deeavilaauthor
or Twitter @deeavilabooks.


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