Monday, October 28, 2019

Tattered Wings by Kassie Angle || Cover Reveal

Happy Monday, dears. :) Today I've got a cover reveal for y'all—for my lovely friend Kassie Angle and her upcoming release, Tattered Wings! 


Some scars can't be seen. And some can't be hidden.

Layla Trent's life is pretty much perfect, except for the little matter of a dog of her own—and maybe a brother. So why does a random nightmare of a princess dress, a hospital, and a stranger who's definitely not her daddy feel more like an aching wound? And can a broken, glassy-eyed puppy somehow help her release the pain she didn't even know she was carrying?

Corporal Andrew Reyes has proven he has what it takes to be the best—a US Army Ranger. But when a double tragedy rocks his world, his resolve is shaken to the core. What's left for a man to live for when he's lost everything he ever wanted to be? And is the sudden appearance of a teenage girl with a three-legged therapy dog a cruel joke or a divine appointment?

Some scars can't be hidden. But some don't need to be.

Annnddd the cover... isn't it epic? Detailed? Intrigue-inspiring? <3 <33

Author Bio

Kassie Angle is a teenaged Christian author, cowgirl, therapy dog trainer, stereotypical INFJ, and Army girl to the core. Her first love, i.e. debut novel, O to be Like Thee, swept her unsuspectedly into the world of indie authors. She tries to use her stories to fill the silences in literature, helping more people understand the world of the Army and showing how God heals the broken-hearted. You can find her and more of her writing at

|| Website ||

have you read Kassie's debut novel—O To Be Like Thee? I hope to soon! 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Dewdrops & Butterflies by Libby May || Blog Tour + Guest Post

Greetings, readers! My friend Libby is releasing her debut book, Dewdrops & Butterflies, and I'm participating in the blog tour. Read on for a guest post by Libby herself, about all things bookish! The next stop on the tour is tomorrow, at my friend Abigail's blog!

Hi everyone! Thanks Faith for letting me guest post! I’m super excited! 
My name is Libby and I am 19 years old. I started writing when I was 12 years old and I finished my first full novel when I was 14. It was full of plot holes and historical inaccuracies, like cellphones in purses ONLY when there was an emergency that called for one. We’re talking advanced 1800s technology. This was not on purpose. 
Anyway! Fast forward 5 years, and I’ve completed two novels, and here I am, publishing the first of the two, Dewdrops and Butterflies! 
I want to talk a little about writing your own stories. Do you have a story you want to tell? Have you started? If not, what’s holding you back? Is publishing something you want to do in the future? 
When I first started, I knew I wanted to publish, and the main point of my story, that bad historical fiction that I’m still somehow proud of, was to write something for girls my age that didn’t have anything to do with high school or junior high drama or an overload of crushes and boy/girl relationships, and something that didn’t pressure girls to do the things society thinks is “cool”! 
Dewdrops and Butterflies is about Rose, a girl who grew up in a difficult home and got placed into the foster care system. Fear drove her out of that home and she tries to make it on her own. The point of the story is to show that God is the only one who can protect us completely and fully, and that no matter how much we try on our own, we can never fulfill our own life. 
The second part of the story is from the point of view of her foster father, Alex Johnson. It’s a little bit of a different image on who Rose was and how others saw her. The point of this part of the story is to show that when we ARE in God’s hand, we can still stumble and fall, and ultimately, He will always take us back and continue to teach us. As time went on, I realized that Alex was almost a very relatable, contemporary version of the parable of the prodigal son. 
This story grew and changed and molded into something so much bigger than I had first imagined, and bigger than I could have done on my own. I started writing praying that God would use my hand and my heart for His glory, and through every part of the process, He was literally one step ahead of me. I’ve been so blessed and learned so many things. 
If I were to give one piece of advice to new writers, I say this: Write. Don’t give up, don't judge yourself, and don’t compare to others. But always pray. Have fun, and let the Holy Spirit work through you. Be ok with changes, have an open heart and learn through the process. Maybe the person you’re writing the story for is yourself! God may have something He wants to say to you, and  
He’s ultimately going to work in you and grow you as you go through this process and get to know your style of writing and your characters and how everything works. 
I encourage you, if you ever wanted to pick up a pen (or a laptop) and write something, now is your chance to do it! The world can always use more stories! 
Read, Write, and Love!~Libby

“I smiled and acted like I was supposed to be there. It was amazing how much people assumed by a simple glance. An outfit, an expression, a tone of voice. Anyone could pretend to be anything.
Today, I was a rich girl.”

Thirteen year old Rose Wells was determined to make it on her own. Running from authority one last time, the forest became her home and the cafe her source of food, with a fear driven determination keeping her there as long as she could help it.
Not everybody was ok with that. Alex and Jenni Johnson would do whatever they can to find their foster daughter and bring her home, giving her the genuine love she’d never known. 
Over the course of a single summer, hearts are broken, scars exposed, friendships blossom, and ultimately a greater truth is learned. 
A greater God is understood. 

releasing October 16th! 

are you interested in reading Dewdrops & Butterflies? isn't the purple aesthetic eye-catching? 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Crazy Life + Freedom's Release || September Recap


Also this is late again, but can I even help it at this point?? Nope.

|| Trip to See Friends

• My fam went to visit friends a few hours away the first weekend of the month. Sometime I'm going to do a post about these Nameless Friends that we hang out with every other month or so. But until then... *photo dump*

"I love ripped denim and I cannot lie"

• While there, we went riding up on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a gorgeous day and the scenery was breathtaking. <3

oh hi tall kid

|| Random Life

• A super sweet customer brought flowers to work for the employees to enjoy!

• We had an employee dinner a few weeks ago, and I took the opportunity to dress up and look nice. For once. xD

• I was house-sitting/dog-sitting the last weekend of the month, with these sweet pooches.

• BeFunky has, like, changed a ton of fonts since I last used it and they GOT RID OF the font I used to ALWAYS use for blog post graphics?? #rude

• And I guess that's it?? I basically spent the entire month at work. Or so it seemed. xD

• The only book I finished was The Judgement by Beverly Lewis, book two in the The Thorn trilogy. I've been inching my way through this series since early in the year, but I'm over halfway through the final book now, so yay. :D

One book looks so lame, but I've already read 3 books this month (October), so that's good??

|| Freedom

• Oh my goodness, where do I start? Y'all, my precious book baby that I've laughed through and cried over for—legit— available to the world. It's a crazy, but special, feeling. Especially since the book has been, for the most part, readily accepted and adored. <3

• The blog tour, 13 Reasons Why, with the lovely Kaitlyn Krispense, was an absolute blast. The vast number of people who hopped on the bandwagon and shared their own Reasons to Live (R2Ls), either daily or sporadically, made me smile so much. Not to mention, we all had a lot of fun during the almost-two-weeks too. ;)

• There was also a fundraiser connecting to the release of Freedom. In preparation, I wrote up a few paragraphs, explaining that I would be donating profits from Freedom during the month of September to Cover Me Veterans, a non profit organization that's fighting against veteran suicide. And I prayed about it. And I waited to see what would happen. Um guys... Combining paperback sales, ebook sales, and a couple anonymous donations, we raised $420.28. Given that the original goal—and one that I wasn't even sure would be reached—was $100, I was utterly blown away. Thank you all so, so much. God is good. <3

|| Chasing a Dream 

• Now that Freedom is out in the hands of the world (wow that's scary), I'm trying to re-immerse myself into the wonderful world of Chasing a Dream. Right now that means some plotting and outlining, as well as working out minor timeline details and figuring out exactly how it fits in with Dandelion Dust. I'm really excited for this story. It's gonna be good, y'all. :D

|| Final Days of Recaps 

• So, uh, I doubt I'll do anymore monthly recaps after the end of the year. When writing a recap post is something that I literally dread doing and put off for days... yeah, that should be a dead clue that something is wrong. At the beginning of the year, I thought I needed to organize things more. So I revamped the way I did recaps—ironically making it take more time+work—and I don't even really like the format now. I'll finish out the year with this type of recap each month, just because I don't wanna leave things undone, but after that, I'm going to switch things up.

• I've been thinking about maybe doing something like "Life as of now: October 11, 2019" every 4-6 weeks, with an update of what's going on in my life. Same sort of content as the recaps, with less organization and formality. Just bulleted highlights, probably some rambles, and snapshots of life. Maybe writing snippets and/or new story announcements. Thoughts on that?

|| My Posts

One ~ Two ~ Three ~ Four ~ Five ~ Six ~ Seven ~ Eight ~ Nine ~ Ten ~ Eleven ~ Twelve ~ Thirteen 

|| September Goals

• Rock the world with the 13RW tour.     CHECK.

• Release Freedom.       YESSSS.

• Mail all preorder paperback copies.      *thumbs up* the post office people love me.

• Keep up with social media.      EHhhh, not so

• Clear my inbox.     *maniac laughter*

• Figure out what to do with myself once I'm not spending every waking moment freaking out over anything and everything Freedom related.          Did I seriously think I'd be bored...?

|| October Goals

• Outline Chasing a Dream + do some minor related research.

• Read 5 books.

• Catch up on blog post scheduling, book reviews, and marketing plans.

• Start planning 12 Days of Christmas. (Anyone interested?)

how was your September? are you excited for fall? best book you've read so far this year?