Monday, June 3, 2013

I'm gearing up to self-publish my inspirational historical romance novel, Bleeding Heart, and I'm so excited to be able to share the cover with you today! The book has been edited by the BB's own talented, encouraging, amazing Lisa (Elizabeth Ludwig) - now I just have to incorporate the edits! My target release month is August 2013, so I hope to have more information for you all then. In the meantime, let me just say that being a part of the BB team has been such a blessing to me as a writer, and I'm grateful for each member and each of our readers who make being a contributor here such a lovely experience!

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. 

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

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.


To celebrate the cover's online debut, Amber's offering a themed giveaway! If you are a U.S. resident, you can have the chance to win both of the prizes shown below:

 Bleeding Heart Note Cards (4-Pack) by Cindy Lindgren

Pink and Clear Teardrop Earrings by Belle on a Budget

Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form. And feel free to e-mail Amber if you have any questions about/issues with the form!

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  1. It's GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations, Amber! I'm thrilled for you. I'm off to share it on facebook now. :-)

  2. Lisa,

    Oh, I'm so happy you like it!! Do you think it fits well? :)

    Thank you so much for everything!!


  3. Love the cover. Great blog. Best wishes.

  4. Sandra,

    I love seeing all of your comments - your support means so much! So glad we've had the chance to work together and get to know each other. :) Can't wait for future projects!

    Thanks for the compliments!



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