Monday, June 3, 2013

Cover Reveal: Bleeding Heart by Amber Stokes

Today I'm super excited to be a part of Bleeding Heart's cover reveal. The target publication month is August 2013 and you can find a teaser from Bleeding Heart at the bottom of this post.

So, here's the cover!!

I love the cover. I think the dress, background, font, etc. are really pretty and it definitely catches my eye. What do you think of the cover?

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

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.

Just a note: Be sure to check out Amber's blog today as she's doing a neat giveaway!


Tamara Leigh said...

Beautiful cover! Congratulations, Amber.

Julie said...

I'm so excited for Amber! I love the cover and can't wait to read her book :)

Amber Holcomb said...


Thank yous so much for being part of the cover reveal! I'm so glad the cover catches your eye - definitely what Lena and I were hoping for! :) She did a great job on it!


*Waving to Julie!*

Amber Holcomb said...

Aww, thank you, Tamara! Inspired by all that you've been accomplishing in the publishing world lately - your covers are beautiful, too! :)


ASC Book Reviews said...

I REALLY like the cover! :) It's pretty and I love the flowers/branch she's holding! :) Lena did a great job.

Amber Holcomb said...


Yay! I totally agree - I am blessed, indeed, to have Lena as my cover designer! She is so talented. :)


Sandra Leesmith said...

Hi Melanie, Lovely blog. Thanks for featuring Amber's cover. This is so exciting.

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