Monday, June 03, 2013

Bleeding Heart by Amber Stokes Cover Reveal & Giveaway

I am super excited about this cover reveal! Partially because Amber is a blogging friend of mine so I'm ecstatic that she's publishing her book, but also because I adore this cover. Honestly it is purely gorgeous! And those two things, plus the small excerpt Amber included, have me chomping at the bit to read this book! So without further ado, the cover for Bleeding Heart!!!!

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 and self-publishing her debut novel, Bleeding Heart. You can connect with Amber on her blog, Seasons of Humility.
freelance editing
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

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

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.

In conjunction with this cover reveal Amber is doing a themed giveaway! One lucky winner will win these beautiful items purchased from Cindy Lindgren and Belle on a Budget!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Grace said...

*jaw drops* Wow....just WOW. It is stunning! I wasn't expecting the cover to be so lovely.


Abbi Hart said...

Grace-I KNOW! I couldn't believe how gorgeous it was!

Amber Holcomb said...

Aww, Abbi - your words bless me so much!! I've watched the cover change and fallen in love with it as it blossomed into what you now see. I know Lena is super talented, so there was no question that the cover would be good (so wonderful to have the chance to work with her!), but there is still this wondering... I mean, it's the cover for my "baby," so am I overly biased in my opinions of its awesomeness? To have such positive feedback makes my day!!

And not only that, but to hear you say that the teaser also makes you want to read the book?? *Big hugs* That is all. ;)


Amber Holcomb said...


:D Love your reaction - thank you!! Didn't Lena do a fabulous job??


Julie said...

Loving everyone's enthusiasm for Amber's book and the cover awesomeness!

Grace said...
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Grace said...

Abbi- I am looking forward to reading it, and I am going to try and get an actual book copy of this one instead of an e book. Then, when I am through, and if I love it(which I hope I do), I can shove it into the hands of those I know like to read.

Amber- She did! It is a cover worthy gushing over. Now I just have to wait for the day I can read it, lol.

P.S.- deleted last comment so I could correct a couple of typos :-P

Amber Holcomb said...

*Waving to Julie - so appreciate all your supporting comments everywhere!*

And Grace, thank you again! I'm hoping you all won't have to wait *too* long to read it! It might be a while before the print version is available, though... Perhaps September? I heard from Lena that it's a very different ball game trying to format a print version vs. the e-book version. Might have to hire her to do that for me, LOL. ;)


Beth said...

Already entered the giveaway over at Casey's blog, but thought I'd pop in here too, just to say congrats again, Amber! And again how much I love the dress she's wearing!

Amber Holcomb said...


That's so thoughtful - thank you! :) And I, too, love the model's dress. Too bad I can't get a similar one with the excuse that I'd need it for publicity, to wear at book signings...LOL. ;)


Sandra Leesmith said...

Hi Abbi, What a wonderful cover reveal. I'm excited too about Bleeding Hearts.

Natasha said...

I love the cover!
Thanks for the chance to win!

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