• The Effects of Falling by Mariah Dietz • Blog Tour •

Title: The Effects of Falling
Series: The Weight of Rain Duet #2
Author: Mariah Dietz
Release Date: Aug 2, 2016

I have loved my best friend for eleven years. 

Eleven years of celebrations.

Eleven years of victories and losses.

Eleven years of inside jokes and shared smiles.

Eleven years of helping him raise his daughter as a single father.

He smiles at me and my world brightens.

He ignores me and I forget how to function.

He holds my hand and takes more of my heart.

He leaves and time stops.

We have both lost too much, but am I willing to risk the effects of falling again?



“Falling in love isn’t about losing who you are, it’s about finding the best version of yourself.”

Just when I think, Mariah cannot possibly top her last book… she does. ‘The Effects of Falling’ is Summer and Kash’s story. We met them in book 1 and, if you’re like me, you couldn’t wait to see if Kash would get his HEA.

“You need to stop allowing your nightmares to haunt you.”

Summer and Kash have known each other for 11 years. She’s also been in love with him for 11 years. She helps him raise his daughter and run his business. It’s clear that they each have strong feelings for each other, but… can they move out of the friend zone and take things to the next level? What happens if they lay their feelings on the table and it changes everything?

“Every single time, I choose you, and I will always choose you.”

Sometimes guys are clueless… they just are. And women are overly sensitive (sorry, but we are). THAT is Summer and Kash. It’s clear that they care deeply for each other, but they have issues staying on the same page. Being friends… well, that’s easy. It’s what happens when that friendship is so much more. Summer starts questioning everything and Kash just can’t seem to do the right thing. You know they belong together because they just complete each other.

When you read a novel by Mariah Dietz, it’s hard not to get pulled in. Her attention to detail and how she taps into human emotion, it’s in a class all its own. Her characters stay with you, long after you’ve finished reading because they are so life like. She doesn’t do anything half-way. It’s evident that she puts everything in her on the pages when she’s writing. It comes from an honest place and she never cuts any corners. You’ll read one of her books and just… never want it to end.

5 out of 5 stars
The Weight of Rain (#1) – Released Oct 27, 2015
One night changed my life-one that I barely remember.
When I close my eyes, my mind paints a picture of his smile and shades the contours of his hands, the deep scar around his bicep.
I’m an artist, yet my hands are unsteady. With his presence, he has unknowingly broken that something inside of me that makes me who I am.
Being around him is like standing in a rainstorm. First the drops tickle my skin, and then they coat me, refusing to be ignored. Finally, they soak into me, reaching parts of me I don’t think anyone has ever touched.
When dreams turn into reality, will the picture in my mind transfer to paper?
Mariah Dietz lives in Eastern Washington with her husband and two sons that are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world.
Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon where she spent the majority of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.
She has a love for all things that include her sons, good coffee, books, travel, and dark chocolate. She also has a deep passion for the stories she writes, and hopes readers enjoy the journeys she takes them on, as much as she loves creating them.


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