It's the 2nd day of the FLR blog tour, and I'm the 3rd stop today! Now it's my turn to share with you an excerpt that will make you all the more curious and interested in Ana's book!
But first, if you're curious to know what the book is all about:
Fall Like Rain by Ana TejanoAdd to your Goodreads list!
Release Date: September 29th 2014
Rain De Castro has been in love with her best friend, Mark Velasco, for almost the entire time she has known him, but she’s clearly in the friend zone because he’s happily in a relationship. Or so she thought, until the news of his break-up reaches her. Now that Mark’s single again, she decides that it’s time to get out of the zone. But when her cousin Lissa comes into the picture and sets her eyes on Mark, Rain feels troubled when he gets a little too friendly with her. Rain is determined to fight for what she feels this time, but is it worth the effort if it's a losing battle from the start? Will she back off to give way for her best friend's happiness, even if it means losing him to someone else again?
You can also pre-order a paperback copy of the book by filling out the form here: http://bit.ly/FLRPrint
And now, for the excerpt!
“So I heard you almost didn’t invite Mark. Why?”
I groaned. Of course, they would have done a tag-team on me. “Why does it matter? He’s probably with his girlfriend,” I replied. I wish I could say I didn’t cringe at the last word.
They exchanged looks. Meah nodded at Faith, who shook her head slightly but was rewarded with a pointed look. Faith sighed. They knew something I didn’t know, obviously, and I waited for one of them to break down and just tell me, even if a part of me was itching to ask.
“Are you mad at Mark, Rain?” Faith finally asked, her brow furrowed with concern. “I mean, are you still mad at him?”
“I was never really mad,” I said, shaking my head. “And why are we having this conversation again?”
“But did you guys have a fight recently or something?” Faith insisted.
“No. Come on guys. Mark? We never even argued. I mean, remember we called him smiley-faced boy in college? I don’t think he’s capable of being sad or angry, ever.” I laughed at the last bit, despite the weirdness of the conversation.
“But...have you talked to him recently? Like...early this year or something?” Meah asked.
This time, I felt a teeny, tiny stab of worry. “Well...” I said slowly, trying to recall the last time Mark said hi. “I saw him on my birthday, but I wasn’t able to talk to him for too long. But guys, I’ve been very busy with work and the wedding for the past few months.”
They exchanged looks again. Frustration bubbled up in me, as well as this urge to tear my hair out from all their cryptic looks. They were friends with Mark, too, so I understood the curiosity, but why the sudden interrogation?
“So...did he tell you...I mean, did you talk about...” Faith stammered, giving Meah a helpless look.
“Oh girls, will you cut it out? What is it? Is there something wrong with Mark?” For a moment, I wondered if he got into an accident and I didn’t know about it, but I waved it off. If that had happened, I was pretty sure I would have heard of it.
There was a moment of silence, which felt like it stretched on forever, until Meah finally blurted it out.
“Rain. Mark is single again.”
Dundundundun. And the plot thickens. If the excerpt tickles your fancy, you can buy the ebook or print version through the links I posted above! Or you can always join the giveaway to win the following:
1 of 3 ebook copies of Fall Like Rain (Open Internationally!)
1 signed paperback copy of Fall Like Rain (PH Only!)
About the author:
Ana Tejano has been in love with words and writing ever since she met Elizabeth Wakefield when she was in Grade 3. She has contributed several non-fiction pieces in print and online publications, and has been blogging for years. When she’s not writing, she works as a marketing lead for a multinational company by day, manages a book club, and serves in her church community in every other time that she doesn’t spend reading or sleeping. She lives in Metro Manila and is also known by another name in her other circles (but it’s not a secret identity, really).
You can follow Ana on Twitter, Facebook and Wattpad.