Blog Tour & Giveaway- Falling Behind by Dee Avila

 Falling Behind Cover


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.



Dee wrote a book about a real, painful subject that normally doesn’t get talked about. People avoid the signs and act like they don’t see the abuse happening. We turn away and make up a story in our minds that make us feel better. To make us believe that what we saw isn’t true. Verbal, physical, and emotional abuse happens everyday and abuse doesn’t matter what color you are, what age you are or if you are a boy or a girl. It happens and no matter your age it still hurts and makes you feel lost. Dee wrote this book very well and really made me open my eyes on abuse. If you know someone who you think is getting abused this is a great short read to recommend to them.

Ty, Reese and Candice were all best friends and did everything together. Until boyfriends came around and the 3 started pulling apart. What do you do when you can tell your friend is in danger but keeps making excuses that everything is ok. That the bruise on her wrist was an accident. Do you keep quiet? Do you tell someone? Do you risk losing your friend by opening your mouth? Read this story and find out what decisions these 3 friends have to make.

I give this book 3.5 stars!



Reese  Playlist

Survivor – Destiny’s Child

Seize The Day – Avenged Sevenfold

Self Esteem – Off Spring

I’m Just A Girl – No Doubt

Nightmare – Avenged Sevenfold

If I Die Young – The Band Perry

You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift

You Were Meant For Me – Jewel

Love You Like A Love Song – Selena Gomez


About the Author

Dee Avila (1)

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.

  twitter 2    website     facebook

Author Goodreads

Where to buy

amazon2 NOOK


Arc for review

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Gravatar Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s