Monday, September 2, 2019

13 Reasons Why || Intro + Q&A Announcement



People. pEopLe. PEOPLE. *lowkey screaming*

Is this even real?! I don't know how this day has finally arrived—but it has, somehow. Day 1 of the 13 Reasons Why blog tour is officially underway, m'friends.

As you probably already know, my friend Kaitlyn Krispense and I are both releasing books on September 10th—World Suicide Prevention Day. And along with that, we're co-hosting a dual blog tour with an emphasis on raising awareness and prevention of suicide.

Are the next thirteen days going to be extremely full? Most definitely.

Kaitlyn and I will both be posting every day, from today through the 14th. So be sure to check out her blog for the featured post, today and every other day of the tour!

Kaitlyn Krispense, Author


|| Intro to 13RW

Chances are, you're confused by the title of this blog tour. If you're at all familiar with the wording "13 Reasons Why," it's probably from the Netflix series that came out in 2017.

The one that caused a spike in teen suicide during the first month following it's release. The one that had people petitioning for it to be removed from Netflix and not brought back for a second season. Regardless, the show returned for a second season, then a third, and recently, talk of a fourth.

On the show, a high-school aged girl named Hannah records a series of tapes depicting her thirteen reasons for ending her own life. The tapes are found by a friend and classmate, following her suicide. The show is dark, depressing, and focused solely on the negative side.

But, for the 13 days of this tour, we're choosing LIFE. And we're sharing our thirteen reasons for choosing life. We'd love to have you join us, whether that's just by reading along or sharing your own reasons. We're glad you're here. <3



Having just returned to American soil from the desert sands of the Middle East, James Greene is done with his life. 'Double amputee' doesn't seem like a strong enough phrase to label the physical and emotional pain he bears. Add the lack of love and communication with his family members, the demons that haunt him day and night, and he can find nothing worth living for. Ending it all is the only way out. 
Alexandria Lorance is a not-so-ordinary physical therapist, content with aiding in her patients' recoveries. Her work gives her fulfillment, but alone in the silence, she still endures the hidden scars of a past, unhealthy relationship. Reminding herself that true healing is found in Christ alone, she seeks to show kindness and love to everyone she meets. 

When these two broken ones' paths intersect, the spark of friendship is ignited, bringing hope and joy to both. Can they step out of the darkness of suffering and into the freedom of grace? 

A Marine, broken by war. A therapist, scarred by words. A chance meeting in a parking lot bonded them together. But can love grow in these two hurting hearts? Or are they truly too broken to ever find lasting happiness?





Life without love is hopeless. 
Foster teen Cara Richards is unloved. With nothing left and nowhere to go, she is determined to find peace, no matter the cost. But despite her intentions, she’s tossed into another foster family and this time, there’s no going back to who she used to be. To make matters worse, one of her five new foster brothers is a Jesus freak, and she refuses to believe that God actually cares. 
Her world is thrown upside down in a way she never expects. Though she prides herself on a resilient heart, her mind is lost adrift among a sea of questions: Is death really the answer? Does God care about someone as unworthy as me? Can everyone truly be loved, no matter what?




|| R2L (Reason to Live)

My reason to live is: friends. Working on preparations for this tour for the past few weeks and even months has made me appreciative of my friends. Friends who signed up to take part. Friends who offered to do whatever they could to help out even though they're busy with their own projects—just because they care. Friends who agreed to handle the interior design of my book, even though they barely have time. Friends who've prayed for this tour and these books as much as we have.

Today, I'm thankful for the friends God has blessed me with. <3



|| Q&A Announcement 

GUYS. I'm so excited about this one.... Kate and I are hosting a Q&A! Do you have any questions about books, publishing, or what it's like to host a dual blog tour? Now's your chance to get your answers!

>> 13RW Q&A form << 




|| Giveaway

Annnddd, of course, there's a giveaway. Because honestly, what better way to kick off a party? Three lucky winners will wrap-up the party with anywhere from a ebook copy of one of the books to paperback copies of both!

Giveaway closes midnight September 13th, winners will be announced on the 14th. International entrants are welcome, but should they win first or second place, ebooks will be substituted in place of paperbacks.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


excited for the next twelve days! 

who's counting down to release day with us?! do you have an R2L to share?  

24 comments:

  1. Dreams and surprises...you never know what amazing things may be around the corner or may finally materialize for you or your loved ones. <3
    Yay!! I can't wait!! Hey, can I still enter the giveaway since I'm part of the blog tour?? For...y'know...paperbacks??

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    1. Yes, yes, yes. Brighter days are coming; just hang on. <3
      Yes ma'am, you may! :)

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  2. I AM SO EXCCITEDDD FOR THISSS. *hugs* Congrats girls!

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  3. Eeeeee! I’m so excited for these to release!!!

    ~Katja L.

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  4. Oh my! I'm SO SO SO excited for these new releases and this blog tour!!!!!!!!!!!!! *throws bucketfuls of confetti* *happy dance* *totally not freaking out over here* XD

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    1. *squeals and bounces and flails* THANK YOOUUUUU. <33

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  5. Yay!!!!! So excited!!πŸŽ‰πŸ™ŒπŸΌ❤️

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  6. I'm so excited! I've been waiting for the blog tour for weeks!!! Congrats on publishing your books!

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    1. I can't believe it's finally here! Thanks so much, dear :D

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  7. Girls I am so stinkin' excited for this blog tour. I wish so hard I could have been able to join into this blog tour "officially" But I'm setting up and preparing for my own blog tour this month! I will definitely be writing a post and sharing my own RTL!!!! Congratulations Faith and Kaitlyn the day is HERE!

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    1. Your enthusiasm means so much, Libby! Thank you for the kinds words. :) And big-time congratulations on your own release, hon. <3

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  8. Beyond thrilled for both of you! I wish with every bit of my heart that I could have participated in this tour, but c'est la vie. It is life, unfortunately. Anyways, know that I'm cheering you both on and I hope this tour is the most epic one the blogging world has ever seen! Love you both!

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    1. We SO appreciate your support, Bethany! Aww, no worries there, hon, totally understand. :) Love you too!

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  9. I'm so excited for you both! Such gifted writers, uniting in the publishing journey. I look forward to hearing more! 😊😊😊

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  10. Sounds like good books. :-)

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