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Aug 11, 2013

If I Fall Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the If I Fall Blog Tour hosted by Girls *Heart* Books Tours. For today's stop, I've got an excerpt to share with you as well as a tour-wide giveaway sponsored by the author.

Make yourself comfortable and don't go anywhere! ;p

About the book:

Title: If I Fall
Author: Anna Cruise
Publisher: Mission Bay Publishing
Release date: April 6, 2013

Meg Calloway is at the edge.

Reeling from her parents' sudden divorce, fifteen-year old Meg has never felt more alone. Her father is about to marry a woman she can't stand and her mother's only companion is an endless supply of alcohol. When Aidan Westwood, an older boy at school, shows interest in her, she grabs on and doesn't let go, thinking he's exactly what she needs to help stem her loneliness and despair. She quickly learns that Aidan lives a darker, more dangerous life than she does and the more isolated she feels from her family, the more willing she is to step into Aidan's world.

As Meg drifts further from her friends, she tries to find comfort with a boy who is opening her eyes up to new things, none of them good. Will she listen to those around her who are warning her that she's headed down a path of self-destruction?

Or will she fall too far... too fast... too deep?

Excerpt from If I Fall:

“All I'm saying is I think you deserve better,” Case said. “From my point of view, anyway. You deserve better.”

I threw my head back on the sofa and laughed. It was a harsh laugh with no mirth. “Most of the time, I don't think I deserve better.”

“Everyone deserves better.”

“Not me.” I didn't look at him. “No one else would want me. I've royally fucked up. Everything. There isn't anything better out there. Anything or anyone.”

“Yeah, there is.”

“Oh, really?” I brought my eyes back to him. “And where exactly would I find better?”

It was quiet for a moment. Then he said,“Well, you might start with me.”

My eyes widened. “With you?”

His cheeks flushed just a bit. “You don't have to sound so surprised.”

I immediately felt bad. “That's not what I meant. Sorry.”

He laughed. “It's fine. I'm kidding. About you being surprised. Not about being better.”

“Well how would I know you were better?” I said. “It's not like you've ever asked me out.”

He thought about this for a minute. “So if I asked you out, you'd go?”

I honestly had no idea where the conversation was headed. He was confusing me like crazy and I wasn't sure what to say to him. I thought maybe he was just screwing around with me.

“Yeah, I would,” I said, calling his bluff.

“What about Aidan?” he asked.

“What about him?” I said, shrugging. “You just pointed out all the reasons I shouldn't be with him. Maybe you're right and I've just been too dumb to see it.”

I didn't know if I believed what I was saying but it felt like the truth was on the wall, some message that everyone had deciphered but me. And I was going to try my hardest to translate it, however I could.

He stared at me for a long time. I didn't say anything, just stared into those eyes that were always friendly, always honest.

“OK, fine,” he said finally. “I'm asking you out. Will you go out with me?”

About the author:

Anna Cruise has been writing -- and drooling over boys -- since middle school. Lots of years have passed but some things never change...

Her books include the best-seller IT WAS YOU (New Adult), IF I FALL (Mature YA) and MAVERICK (New Adult). Additional titles releasing in 2013 will include a follow-up to Abby and West's story from IT WAS YOU.

Anna loves to hear from readers and authors. Email her at authorannacruise@gmail.com. You can also like her Facebook page, find her on Twitter @AnnaCruiseBooks or friend her on Goodreads.

Connect with Anna Cruise: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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  1. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I would love to read your books. They sound very good. Tore923@aol.com

  2. This sounds fabulous! I love the premise and the excerpt! Thanks for putting it on my radar! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 


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