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Book Cover Reveal: Bleeding Heart & Prize Giveaway!


Hello friends! I’m so excited that this day has finally come. My friend and editor, Amber Stokes is getting ready to have her debut book published, and today is the cover reveal. If I may say so myself, this cover is splendid! It is soft and beautiful and at the same time the choice of colors and the work of art reveal the story and the emotions that it promises to trigger. Reading the back cover copy, I’m sure you’ll understand and agree with me.

This beautiful cover was designed by the very talented Lena Goldfinch. I’ve seen some of her work and they are really good. But this one just blew me away! It is so beautiful, as also, the story promises to be.

This lovely book is set to be released August, 2013. So be sure to put it on your want-to-read lists! You can do that on Goodreads as it has already been listed there.

Please, by all means, have fun with this cover as I am and spread the word about this wonderful book!


Christian/ Fiction/ Historical Romance


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

AmberAmber 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-480pxLena 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.


Amber is also giving away prizes! In case you want to check out, the prizes will be purchased from Cindy Lindgren<> and Belle on a Budget<>

Here are the prizes:

Bleeding Heart Note Cards for Cover Reveal Giveaway 2


Bleeding Heart Note Cards



Teardrop Earrings for Cover Reveal Giveaway


Teardrop Earrings



Click the link below to fill the Rafflecopter form for a chance to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Aww, Miranda! I LOVE being referred to as your “friend and editor.” ❤ Looking forward to working with you on your own story! Thank you for supporting me as I get ready to release mine, as well. 🙂 Appreciate you and all of your help in spreading the word!

    Oh, and I love your description of the cover: "It is soft and beautiful and at the same time the choice of colors and the work of art reveal the story and the emotions that it promises to trigger." YES! So happy that all comes across. 🙂 Isn't Lena talented??


  2. Absolutely Amber! Lena is so talented! And of course, you are my editor and friend. 🙂 More than glad to have been included in this cover reveal. The cover is indeed so lovely. And I’m looking forward to our work together. I’m sure it will be fun. Hope you had a wonderful birthday.

    ~ Miranda

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