Monday, June 3, 2013

Cover Reveal of Bleeding Heart by Amber Stokes


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.

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.

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 target publication date for Bleeding Heart is set for August 2013. I for one cannot wait to read this book! Amber has become one of my favorite bloggers. She has a talent for writing great reviews along with beautiful and thought-provoking devotionals that show her love for the Savior. I'm privileged to be a part of Amber's blog tour and look forward to what the Lord has planned for this amazing young woman. 


Amber is offering a giveaway to celebrate the cover reveal. Fill out the Rafflecopter and a winner will be chosen. Here are the pictures of the items to be given away:

 These items were designed by these two women:

Here's the Rafflecopter to enter:
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I am so touched and humbled by your words, Julie! Thank you for the support, and for participating in the cover reveal! I am blessed by your friendship. :)


    1. It is my privilege Amber to be part of your cover reveal! Looking forward to reading BLEEDING HEART :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hi, Amber and Julie! Yes, I'm looking forward to reading Bleeding Heart. A lovely cover! Now to look at the Pinterest!

    1. Aww, so grateful, Sherida! And enjoy browsing Pinterest stuff! Now that Lena has initiated me, I've discovered it really can be a fun place to be... (Although my mom might be a little tired of hearing me say, "I saw this one thing on Pinterest that was super funny..." LOL). ;)


  3. Yippee! Another wonderful post revealing Amber's lovely cover and story - cannot wait to read this either, Julie! It sounds like a gem. :)

  4. Sherida and Amber, I have yet to delve into Pinterest. I have enough of an addiction to blogs and facebook that I'm sure my family would really suffer if I put myself in front of the Pinterest boards! Eeek! But you ladies enjoy all of the creative ideas out there :)

    Thanks for stopping by Rissi! I too am excited about the release of Amber's book!

    1. Julie,

      Haha, I totally understand! I had resolved to stay away from Pinterest - mostly because I was worried about copyright issues, but I think I perceived that as a bigger worry than it really is - but here I am with a Pinterest account. ;) I do like it for novel stuff, especially! It's fun to show others how you picture the setting and characters and the like. :)


  5. Hi Julie, Great cover reveal blog. I love the cover. Amber and Lena did a wonderful job on it. Best wishes.

    1. Hi Sandra! I agree, Lena and Amber did do a wonderful job on designing the cover! I think it is beautiful :) Thanks for stopping by and best wishes to you too!