Monday, June 3, 2013

Cover Reveal: Bleeding Heart

I have a very special post for you all today! My dear friend Amber is going to be publishing her first novel! I met Amber through my best friend Lindsay, when they attended Corban University together, and I have had the privilege to continue following her writer's journey through her blog as well! When she asked me if I would be willing to participate in her cover reveal and blog tour, I couldn't say no! So without any further waiting, here we go!

Isn't it gorgeous?? Here is a little information about the book, and Amber!

About the Book

Five bleeding hearts. One profound journey.

Summer 1886

Sally Clay’s livelihood has been snatched away, but in its place arises an opportunity to escape from her sordid past and an unrelenting, unwanted suitor. Boarding a train with a heartsick rancher and an enigmatic miner, she leaves Virginia City behind and heads to Northern California, waiting for the chance to make right what went wrong three long years before.

But the road to revenge is far from smooth. Sally soon learns that the jagged pieces of a broken heart can far too easily wound the hearts of others – and hers isn’t the only heart that’s broken. Tragedy and fear dog her steps as she flees from the redwood forests to the high desert and back again. Will her bleeding heart ever find a way and a place to heal?

A desperate soiled dove. Three men who come to care for her. One man determined to claim her.

All on a journey that will show them what true love really involves.

Inspirational Historical Romance

The Book’s Blog
In conjunction with the cover reveal, Amber’s doing a “blog reveal,” as well! You can find all the latest news about Bleeding Heart, along with book extras, at the Bleeding Heart blog.

About the Author
Amber Stokes has a Bachelor of Science degree in English and a passion for the written word - from blogging to writing poetry, short stories, and novels. After her brief time at college in Oregon, she is now back home among the redwoods of Northern California, living life one day at a time and pursuing her passion via freelance editing and self-publishing her debut novel, Bleeding Heart. You can connect with Amber on her blog, Seasons of Humility.

About the Cover Designer
Lena lives in a scenic small town in Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, and a very spoiled Black Lab. She writes fiction for young adults, mostly light fantasy with a healthy dose of "sigh-worthy" romance. You can visit her online at

And because Amber is so generous, I also have a short teaser to share with you!

Teaser from Bleeding Heart

Breaking hearts should be considered a crime. That would make Elizabeth Lawson an outlaw and Joe Clifton the victim. And that wasn’t a far stretch in Joe’s mind. She had rounded up his heart, branded her name across it when it should never have belonged to her, and then left him high and dry. Still, he was getting sick of hanging around the scene of the crime. He just didn’t know where else to go.
Lake Tahoe had once been his favorite get-away destination, a place where he could go to just sit back and enjoy the view of water as clear as a shined-up mirror. Now those crystal depths and the unmoving boulders along the water’s edge taunted him, bringing back memories of a happy proposal and a less-than-happy scene where his heart was handed back to him on a silver platter – bruised, broken, and bleeding.
He didn’t want to make any more memories like that. So he made a promise to himself: He would never let anyone break his heart again.

I am so excited! She plans to have it publishing in August of this year, and as I mentioned, I will also be participating in the blog tour closer to the release! Feel free to check out the blog above for more info, or leave comments here for Amber if you have any questions!

She is also participating in a themed giveaway! It looks pretty sweet, so feel free to enter!

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  1. Awwww, Ariel! *hugs* Thank you for all your sweet words! I'm glad I got the chance to know you in person through our mutual friendship with Lindsay. :) And I'm so glad you're excited about being on the blog tour, as well! I do hope to get out those review copies in July - just got to buckle down and get that editing done! ;)

    Thank you for this sweet post, my friend!


    1. Good luck with your editing! I'm excited to start reading :)

  2. Congratulations to Amber! That is an amazing accomplishment! I look forward to reading the book! If you are interested, I would be happy to participate in her blog tour. Thanks for the tip, Ariel!

    1. Melissa,

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words! :) I appreciate your interest in Bleeding Heart! Feel free to e-mail me at with your blog name, and I'd be happy to put you on the influencer list. :) Should hopefully be able to send out e-ARCs at the beginning of July, assuming the editing process goes well!


    2. You're welcome! Thanks for offering to help :)

  3. Ariel you have a lovely blog and I really like the cover reveal for Amber's Bleeding Hearts.

    Amber the cover is a piece of art. Best wishes.

    1. Thank you! It is so beautiful. Thanks for stopping by to support Amber!


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