Fallen Crest Public (Fallen Crest High #3)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 12/30/2013
Sam’s first day at Fallen Crest Public doesn’t go well. Some girls want to be her. Some girls want to destroy her. And some just don’t like her. All in all, despite being protected by Mason and Logan, it’s still only the strong survive. Sam will not only have to survive, she needs to learn how to conquer too, but there’s another battle growing. Things are about to come to a disastrous end between the towns, Roussou and Fallen Crest. Sam’s other main dilemma? Keeping Mason and Logan from getting arrested or hospitalized.
This is the third book in the Fallen Crest Series.
Fallen Crest High
Fallen Crest Family
Fallen Crest Public
Fallen Crest Public
Fallen Crest Family
Fallen Crest High
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Tijan started writing later in life, after she had already graduated college with a different direction in mind and a different degree under her belt. Hitting the brakes on that path, she taught herself how to write a good book and began posting at sites such as Fictionpress, along with Wattpad. After receiving such encouraging messages from readers, she self-published Fallen Crest High and has continued throughout the year. She continues to keep writing NA books!
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Kate’s sneer turned into a snarl. “You think you’re funny?”
One of the three added, “Maybe she’s taking lessons from Logan?”
Another snorted. “Probably. She needs all the lessons she can get.”
My smile had stretched from ear to ear now. It was genuine, too. “Is this another warning from you? I thought you moved past the cliché insults and name calling. Oh wait. You said lessons. Yes, that’s referencing that I’m dumb. That’s another cliché insult.” With my hand in the air, I lifted a finger with each point. “I’m ugly. I’m dumb. I have too much sex. Those are the three main ones most simpletons use to insult others. The clothes and the mannequin gave me hope. I thought you were starting to progress, but then I heard that you’ve already done that before. It’s recycled material. You guys need to find new stuff. You know what they say about comedians?” At their blank faces, I nodded. “What I expected. If they use old material, the act is boring. People move on. If you’re going to keep drawing fresh fear from everyone, you need new stuff.” I stood and patted Kate’s head. “You can do it. I believe in you.”
Logan stood by the door and held it open. Mason came in behind him. Both found me immediately. I wondered who had notified them, but then Kate grabbed my arm. She twisted it and got into my face. Her hand tightened on my arm and she lowered her voice, “You have until the end of the day to drop out of school. This is the last warning.”
A taunt rose to my tongue, but I swallowed it. The jokes were gone.
Three thoughts happened at the same time. David’s image flashed again. “Fuck it,” came next. Third, when I knew what I was going to do, I thought, “Let’s see how this goes.”
Kate’s eyes widened as she watched the myriad of expressions before she saw my intent. Her hand let me go, and she started to back away, but it was too late. My hand latched onto hers instead, and I took one second to comment, “Bet you weren’t expecting this,” I said before my other hand grabbed the back of her head and used all my body weight to slam her head into the table.
It’s Q&A time with Tijan! Here’s the author interview!
✎ Did you expect such a positive reaction to your work when you first started posting on Fictionpress and/or Wattpad?
NO! Never. I didn’t really ‘expect’ any reaction. When people first started reviewing, I was just very surprised.
✎ What is your method for writing a book? Do you have a plan or outline that you follow or do you just let inspiration dictate and then make sure everything fits?
I used to just let inspiration, but I have to outline now. I need to make sure the book remains true to what ‘feeling’ I want the readers to get from the book. There’s also a lot more pressure to make sure that I give the readers a good book too. I don’t want to let them down.
✎ Have you ever suffered from writer’s block throughout your writing journey? Do you have any tips on how to deal with it?
I’m sure I have, but you push through. That’s all a writer can do, just push through it and keep trying to write. It’ll come back eventually.
✎ What books do you like to read? Are you reading anything at the moment?
I don’t reach much anymore, but when I do, I’ll read a ton. It’s whatever I feel in the mood.
✎ From your point of view, what makes a good book?
If you’re emotionally affected.
✎ Have other authors’ work influenced you and/or your writing style?
Yeah, some big ones like Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, and Janet Evanovich.
✎ What was your favourite FCP chapter/scene to write and why?
I really enjoyed writing the scene where Sam runs into Budd at the street dance and then Brett comes in and takes her away. I don’t know why, but I loved writing that scene.
✎ Do you have a favourite character in the Fallen Crest series? ( Maybe one that was easier to write? )
I love writing Mason, but I enjoyed writing Mark and Brett too.
✎ If these books were to be adapted for a movie, who would you cast as the „foursome fearsome” ?
Oh, I have no idea. That’d be a dream come true, but again, no idea right now.
✎ I know that you have other projects/sequels to work on, but on a day when you’re not writing, what do you like to do? (to relax for example)
Go spend time with friends. I tend to have adventures with one and we never know what we’ll end up doing.
Fallen Crest Public review
FCP . Where do I start? It was well worth the wait and my stalking of Tijan’s facebook page for new bits ! I loved it! I think I’ve read it three times already, but I feel a forth coming. *sigh* I will have to settle for re-reads until the next book in the (amazing) Fallen Crest series is out.
I love Tijan’s characters; they’re tough, fun and dreamy, yet they’re not perfect and that makes them believable. This is one of the reasons why I think this book series is so successful. They draw you in, they make you sympathize and take you along on their journey. While reading this book, you live what they live – well, I do and I’m sure most of you will . Tijan has this talent to get her readers absorbed in her book; simple words put together make you feel.
In FCH we got to see the badass, i-dont-care-what-people-say side of Sam, in FCF we have a scarred and vulnerable Sam, but FC Public gives us the perfect blend: tough & sensitive. Mason, oh man! If you thought you loved him before, I’m telling you now, your love will double this time! We’re given an insight into his world, a look at things from his viewpoint and, yet again, we are witnesses to the lengths he would go to in order to protect the ones he loves. Logan – mah boy! – also proves his love and loyalty to his ‘family’ while gradually showing himself to us . He’s so much more than the impulsive, talks-too-much, easy-going guy we’ve met. With Nate things are a bit confusing for me; I got mixed feelings about him. I’m not sure whether to whack him or jump him.
Fallen Crest Public is amazing! Tijan takes her readers on a rollercoaster; there were times when I felt so angry that, were I Sam, I would have punched someone. There’s scenes where you go ‘aww’ , but then, a few moments later, you feel like pulling hair out in frustration. It’s intense! Tijan was not kidding when she said that the third book focuses on the relationship between the characters. Heather, Sam, Logan, Mason, Nate & co. – you’ll want to slap them to reality and then you’ll want to hug them.
Now, on the more ‘technical’ side of reviewing ! *smile*
I like the fact that everything is (strictly) on topic. There’s no irrelevant information, every character and their actions are thought through so that they contribute to the development of the plot. The transition is quite smooth from my point of view – you’ve got to remember that we have both Sam’s and Mason’s P.O.V . In the end, everything presented makes sense! For me, this is quite important because I don’t like reading something that is of no use to the story. The only thing I didn’t like – and this is because I’m very greedy – is the fact that in the beginning of the book the semester’s just started and then, BAM! , at the end of it we’re one week or so before Mase’s graduation. That’s it.
All in all, Fallen Crest Public is an amazing read! We get a few surprises in this one, some shocking, some not so much; when you think that there’s no hope for one situation, Tijan comes and shows you there IS !
The last thing that I can say to you right now is ‘Good luck! Stay strong!’ because when you’ll finish this one, you’ll crave the fourth book in the series, Fallen Fourth Down, and it will be a bit before it is published. Good news is that, apparently, Tijan has already started with the outline for it.
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