Blog Tour: The Falling of Love by Marisa Oldham!

Posted 14 June, 2014 by Paige in Blog Tours, Giveaways / 2 Comments

So happy to be participating in this blog tour for The Falling of Love  for my good friend Marisa Oldham. Y’all are seriously going to fall in love with this book before you even read it with all I’ve got in store for you today. First, let’s all look at that fabulous cover above, I mean can you say gorgeous? Then below you’ll find more about the book, an excerpt, teaser, book playlist, trailers, and a giveaway! So lots of fun — I hope you enjoy! 
About The Falling of Love:
You will never forget your first date, your first kiss, or your first love. 
You’ll also never forget how it felt when it was torn apart.
Seventeen-year old Grace Hathaway does not give much thought to falling in love, until the day that Ian Taylor, rebel and misfit walks into her math class. From their first conversation, Grace is mesmerized by Ian’s charisma and rock star façade. Ian Taylor, a seventeen-year old kid from the wrong side of the tracks tries to ignore the feelings he has for Grace, but is captured by her caring, nonjudgmental personality from the moment they meet. Grace becomes Ian’s everything and there is nothing he will not do for her. Hurting her was never part of his plan.
“The Falling of Love” will take you on a sweet, emotional journey of two young
adults falling in love for the first time, and then tear your heart apart when that
love is threatened by dishonesty and betrayal.”

The Falling of Love is the first novel in a series of novels that will follow Grace
Hathaway’s life and personal struggles. Everyone has a beginning to their story and an end…
This is the beginning of Grace’s story.

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 Ian lies with his head on Grace’s stomach. Entwining their fingers together, they lie in silence on her bed. They have been this way for hours and he wishes they could stay like this forever. Only an occasional “I love you” is shared between them. Thunder cracks in the sky and startles Grace. Ian chuckles and pulls her closer to his body. The rhythmic sound of the rain tapping against the rooftop and her comforting presence lures him into a state of pure relaxation, soothing his soul. 
“I love the sound of the rain,” she says, as she traces the lines on his knuckle with the tip of her finger.
Ian raises his head to look into her eyes and smiles. “And I love you.”
Climbing on top of her, he lowers his lips to her neck. Grace lets out a heavy sigh that blows through his hair. Ian trails kisses down her neck, over her collarbone, and stops inches away from her lips. “Do you know that I love you, Gracie?”
“Yeah, I do, without a doubt.”
He kisses her. “I know you love me too, and it’s freaking amazing,” he says. “You know what I love?”
She smiles at him. “Me?”
He laughs. “Besides you. It’s something you do to me.”
She looks at him, puzzled. “What?”
“I love those soft, sweet kisses you give me on the cheek. It’s hands-down one of the best things you do to me.”
Grace brushes Ian’s long auburn hair out of his face and slowly leans into him. Her breath
hits his cheek and the tip of her nose brushes his skin. She gives him a very soft, sweet kiss on his cheek.
“Ah yeah, babe. That’s it. That’s what I love. It’s so sweet and tells me that you love me
without any words.” He reaches for her face and cups her chin in between his thumb and forefinger.
He pulls her face to his and sucks on her bottom lip. Gradually, he eases his tongue between her two lips and finds her eagerly awaiting his kiss.
“Do you know what I love, Ian?” she asks. Her words are a jumbled mess between Ian’s kisses.
“What, baby?” he says within a breath.
“I love kissing you. I could spend the rest of my life kissing only you. You’re the best kisser in the entire world.”
Trailer Time! 

Who doesn’t love a good book playlist? Ahuh, thought so! Here’s the songs Marisa thinks are made for jamming out to while reading The Falling of Love! 
1.  Parachute – She Is Love
I think this is a perfect song from Ian’s point of view. The words are perfect. 
I’ve been beaten down, I’ve been kicked around,
But she takes it all for me.
And I lost my faith, in my darkest days,
But she makes me want to believe.
2.  Koop Islands – Koop Island Blues
I’m not sure exactly what it is about this song, but every time I hear it I think of Grace and Ian. 
I can see Grace swaying to this, singing, and thinking of Ian.
3.  Sara Bareilles – Gravity
There’s a certain part of The Falling of Love where this song becomes so profoundly like Grace is feeling.
4.  Sarah McLachlan – Elsewhere
5.  Things From A Thief – Dirge
Not all the lyrics pertain to The Falling of Love, but the part of this song that I use in Ian’s trailer, is perfect.
And I run
And I run
And I run from you
But the fear it beats over and over and over and over and over again
Yes over again
Storms all around me and under the ground
Keep your head up and out of the rain
Soon the spirit will rise and consume all our lies
But the whiskey we drink numbs the pain
6.  Things From A Thief – Disappointed You
7. Guns N’ Roses – Welcome To The Jungle
Obvious reasons… 
8.  Velvet Revolver – Fall To Pieces
Totally a song I can hear Ian singing.
9.  Skid Row – I’ll Remember You
Perfect for Grace and Ian, especially Ian.
10.  Guns N’ Roses – Don’t Cry
11.  Bon Jovi – Never Say Goodbye
Giveaway Time!
Marisa is lovely enough to offer up two copies of the Falling of Love to two very lucky Electively Paige readers. Enter for your chance in the Rafflecopter below!

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About the Author: 
California born Marisa Oldham, now resides in Arizona where she practices her love of writing and photography in both a leisurely and professional fashion.
The Falling of Love, Marisa’s debut novel,  begins the story of Grace Hathaway, a seventeen-year-old typical teenager who meets and falls in love with Ian Taylor, a rebel, misfit, outsider that is new to her small town.
Marisa has several other novels in the works. The Falling of Grace (Book Two in the Falling series), The Falling of Hope (Book Three in the Falling series), and a spin-off to the Falling series which will feature Michelle Hathaway as the main character. She has almost completed writing You Have Such a Pretty Face, a contemporary romance that will explore the self-esteem issues of the main female character, society’s views on those who are overweight, and how this makes overweight people feel, with a romantic, witty, and heartwarming story. 

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