Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Love Needs No Words {A Short Story Release + Giveaway}


Good morning, friends! Today is the day—my little story is releasing to the world. :D 

I originally wrote Love Needs No Words as a short story for a contest, hosted by indie-author Lesa McKee. I was sooo thrilled when I placed! Now, over two years later, I'm releasing a revised version in paperback and ebook formats. ;) 


Home from college for the summer, Shay Williams has many plans. Crossing paths with her childhood crush was not on the list. Yet when Daniel Rogers, a young mute man, reappears in her life, the friendship that once blossomed between them is rekindled. 

Daniel is mesmerized by this sweet girl who has a heart for deaf and mute children. But is it wrong of him to want to know her better, considering his inability? The last thing he wants to become is another charity case.

Follow these two young people through a summer of discovery as they learn valuable truths about friendship and love – a love that speaks not from the lips but from the heart. 




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Thanks to advance readers, there's already a couple reviews floating around Goodreads. Check these out! :D



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In celebration of the release, Dandelion Dust is on sale! It has been on sale all weekend in participation with the St. Patricks Day Sale. It's still 25% off today, and it'll be 20% off tomorrow. :)

Lulu also has a 20% off promotion going today through Thursday. If you're interested, look for that when you go on the site. ;D 


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What would a release be without a giveaway? Even if it's a tiny one. ;) 

If the form is giving you a fit, try this link.


In other news, this is the 300th post on Stories by Firefly! I'm going to have to start planning something special for my blogiversary in a few months. Any ideas? ;D


Blessings to you all! <3
~Faith

38 comments:

  1. How neat! I have a friend who's husband has two deaf siblings! Love the deaf community!

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  2. My Favorite Short Story...I can't remember the title, but it was about the battle of Gettysburg and how a young lady learned Southerners were people too...I think she actually ended up marrying the soldier in the story, but I can't remember exactly, it's been a little while. But I loved that story!

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    1. Oh, that sounds familiar! Is it War Memorial by Elisabeth Grace Foley?

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  3. Hey girl that's awesome! I defently am putting that on my to be read list ;)
    Also fav short story would probably have to be The road to Yesterday By L.M.Montgumery.
    *throws virtual confetti* congrats on your 300th post!!!

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    1. Thanks, Janelle! Hope you enjoy. :)
      I haven't read that one, but hey, L.M.M.? Its got to be good. ;)
      Thank you!! :D

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  4. CONGRATS!! I'm definitely buying this beauty of a book!

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  5. CONGRATS ON PUBLISHING THIS BEAUTY!!!! I've been interested in writing a mute or deaf story... but don't know anyone in person so I haven't done it. Yet. Gosh golly Faith your story looks SOO AMAZING and that cover. *flails*
    My favorite short story... uh... how short? :P Because Key To The Chains by Allison Tebo is soo good.
    God bless girl!
    -Ang | thepeculiarmessenger.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks sooo much, Angela!! I don't know anyone in person either. :P Isn't the cover astounding?! <33
      Hehe, that works! ;)
      You too! :)

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  6. YAY, CONGRATS ON PUBLISHING!! And thank you for linking my review. Girl, this story is so epic I still have the warm fuzzies from it. XD
    I think it might be my favorite short story so far this month. <3 (I have two that are tied, yours being one of them because AAAHHH, THE WARM FUZZIES!!!) Anyway, just wanted to stop by and congratulate you. When I get a book budget, I think I might need this on my shelf, along with DD. <3 <3

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    1. THANK YOU, IVIE!! :D Awww, hahaha. <3
      That means so much, girl! Glad you enjoyed. ;D And thanks for stopping by!!

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  7. Congratulations on the release of "Love Needs No Words", Faith!!!!! <3 :) I can't wait to have this one on my shelf next to "Dandelion Dust"!

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    1. Thank you, Rebekah! <3 Oh, you're such a dear! *hugs* <3

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  8. Congrats Faith on your short story! I read the parts you posted on your blog and have loved it.
    My favorite short story?... I’m not sure, I don’t read a lot of them :).

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! :)
      Some I've not enjoyed, but there's some good ones out there!

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  9. Congratulations! I'm so excited to read "Love Needs No Words." I won't be entering the giveaway, but I'm so happy for you! :D

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    1. Thank you, Grace! I hope you enjoy. :D <3

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  10. Congratulations! So exciting! I want to read this so bad!!!
    Favorite short story.... hmmm. Can I say my own? I don't really read a lot of short stories outside of the ones that I write. Mine is called "The Missing Piece" and I'm actually hosting a giveaway for it too!
    http://geoturtle.com/blog-birthday-intro/

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    1. Thank you, Libby! :D
      Hehe, that works! *wink* Oh, so fun! I saw your post yesterday (and your other post today), but I haven't gotten around to commenting. I've been a lame blog follower lately. ;)

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  11. This sounds so sweet! (And congrats on 300 posts!)

    ~ Abby

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    1. Thank you, Abby—on both counts! :D

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  12. Congrats, dearie! *hugs* I'm so happy for you. Your little book is amazing and it'll go far. <3

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    1. Thank you, dearest! *hugs* You're the best. <33

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  13. Congratulations on the book release and 300th post!! Exciting news each! :)
    I know for a fact taht this is a great story, and I'm thrilled for you that you've published it! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Raechel! <3
      Oh, yes, I'd forgotten until the other day that you were in that. I think I actually found the contest through your blog!! :)

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    2. <3 Oh that's very funny! But lovely! It was a fun contest. :D

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  14. Oh my goodness! A possible sign language book! XD I want to read it!

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    1. Yes, lots of signing!! :D Thanks, Amy!

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  15. Oh my goodness! It looks so sweet! And it has ASL???? What more could you need??? :D

    Liberty

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    1. Thanks, Liberty!! Haha, I know, right?! :D

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  16. Yay what exciting news! I've seen this little book floating around on Goodreads and have wondered when it was releasing :P so excited for you!

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    1. *smiles* Thanks so much, Ashley! <3

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  17. Congrats, Faith! I'm so excited to read this! My favorite short story would be 'The Mansion' by Henry van Dyke!

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    1. Thank you, Chloe! That sounds like a cool title. ;)

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