Book Blast & Giveaway! Don’t Fall by Rachel Schieffelbein

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Don’t Fall
by Rachel Schieffelbein
Publication date: May 27th 2014
by Swoon Romance
Category: YA
Genre: Fairy Tale, Retelling

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In this contemporary retelling of Rapunzel, seventeen-year-old Anya leads a secluded life in a house on the edge of town with her adopted mother. She doesn’t go to public school, doesn’t even have a best friend. But Anya doesn’t seem to mind. She has her books, her photography, and her daydreams and would do anything to please her mom.

Until one day at the library, the only place Anya is allowed to go alone, she takes a picture of a beautiful boy. Before long she’s lying to her mom, and sneaking out to meet Zander. But Zander wants more than a secret romance. If Anya wants to be with the boy of her dreams, she’s going to have to risk her relationship with the only other person she’s ever cared about.

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~Guest Post~

Thank you so much for being part of the blog tour, and having me today! I’m going to talk about how we ended up with the cover for Don’t Fall.

First of all, covers are one of the best parts of being published. For real. Getting to see something beautiful that captures the mood of your story, and has your name on it, is pretty great.

For Don’t Fall, Georgia McBride and I decided to do a cover contest. The entries came to me first and it was so much fun seeing them come in. There were a lot of beautiful ones. A lot of very creative, unique ones. And a few odd ball ones. Lol.

From there Georgia, and Mandy, my editor, and I all picked our own favorites and eventually narrowed it down to the top three. This was not easy! Then those three covers all got splashed all over the blogosphere and people voted. I honestly really liked all three covers, and didn’t try to influence the voters, but this cover was my favorite.

I loved it the first time I saw it in my inbox, and I’m glad the voters agreed! I see this as Anya letting go of her fears, her restrictions, the burdens she’s put on herself. It’s a beautiful, free falling sort of moment.

~Playlist~

First of all, thank you so much for having me on your blog! Today I’m going to share some songs from my DON’T FALL playlist.
 
 
At the beginning of the book there are some lyrics from the song Don’t Catch Me by The Gravities. Here are a few of them:
 
Defeat
my plight with your delight.
And
when you shine you shine the brightest,
and
all I can give back is my best.



 

 
I love this song. I love the idea of how someone else’s joy can bring out your own. Anya lives a fairly grey,  joyless life until she meets Zander. He helps to bring out the best in her, and her happiness reflects back on him, too.
 
 
Another song I listened to a lot when I needed some good lovey dovey inspiration was Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You by Lady Antebellum. This song is really beautiful, and romantic, and I hope some of that inspiration shines through in the book.
 
 

~About the Author~

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Rachel grew up in a tiny town in Minnesota. She still lives there, with her husband and their four kids. She coaches high school speech and theater, rides Arabian horses, reads as much as she can, and writes stories.

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~Giveaway~

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