New Fiction Release by Dawn B. Offers Tale of Teen’s Coming-of Age After Her Family Unravels

Author Dawn B. introduces Mia, a young woman whose life turns upside down when her father leaves the family for another woman in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. Mia’s comfortable life changes drastically when she becomes responsible for bridging the gap between the needs of her three younger siblings and her angry, heartbroken mother.

Charlotte, NC, January 28, 2016 --( Mia is 14 years old and eager for some independence. She’s shocked to learn, however, that her father has taken up with one of her mother’s closest friends, and he’s leaving the family. As this new book reveals, Mia is forced to take on responsibilities beyond her years as her mother sinks into a deep depression and leaves the care of her siblings to Mia. Her mother insists that her father has left all of them, but Mia is torn between love for her father and loyalty to her mother.

Though Mia’s mother is depressed, she’s not so out of it that she’s relinquished her tight grip on Mia and her siblings. Mia’s curfew is strictly enforced, and if Mia’s mother gets an inkling that Mia’s interested in a boy, a beating is guaranteed. Despite the restrictions, Mia can’t help becoming interested in Karson, an older boy that she refers to as “Mr. Fine” before she learns his name. She’s desperately eager to pursue a relationship with him, but her parents are united in one thing: Mia can’t date until she’s 18.

Will Mia be able to shake the restraints of her broken family? And will Karson wait for Mia? “Before the Chase” is a fast-paced, riveting story of a girl forced to grow up too soon. Mia is a realistic character that readers will find very relatable, and her issues are unfortunately all too common.

Author Dawn B. has drawn on her own personal experiences as well as her vivid imagination to create characters that leap off the page. Dawn B. lives in Charlotte with her husband Ty. This is her first book.

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Before the Chase
Dawn B.
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-4124-7 184 pages $13.99 US

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