All posts tagged: Amber Stokes

Join These Authors/Actors/Alliances in TBAP’s 2016 Easter Fiesta!

Hello Folks! I’m happy to invite you to TBAP’s 2016 Easter Fiesta! it’s going to be lots of fun! About the Event TBAP’s Easter Fiesta is a social media event where the professionals of the literary and the entertainment industries give back to the audience that has supported them over time, by chatting with the audience that will appear on TBAP’s social media on a set date/time. For 2016, it’s TBAP’s Facebook! The professionals are drawn from the categories: authors/actors/alliances/music artists. it begins March 17th through 27th. I’ll be your host! Meet the Guests! 1.  Award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series, Julie Lessman was named American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and has garnered 17 Romance Writers of America and other awards. Voted #1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie was also named on Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction and Borders Best Fiction list. One of her most recent novels, …

Book Review ~ While You’re Awake by Amber Stokes

About the Book Ava always knew the bees would come. Just when she’s settled into a place of her own, freelance editing and savoring her independence, her rental house is invaded by a swarm of honey bees. And with their arrival, her lifelong fear morphs into a full-fledged panic that steals her sleep—and her peace of mind. Keegan knows all about fear. When he meets Ava at the coffee shop where he works, he can’t help but come to her rescue. Together with his German shepherds, Sun and Moon, he sets out to break the “curse” that hovers over Tired Girl. But is it possible to conquer nightmares and live a dream while you’re awake? This sweet novelette is a contemporary re-imagining of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that sheds light on the worries that bind us and the love that leads to peace. Genre Contemporary Romance Category Fiction / Inspirational / NA Rating 4 Stars Review This is a story that shows that love can find you anywhere, even if God has to use bees …

While You’re Awake Release Day!

About the Book  Sweet New Adult Contemporary Romance Novelette  There’s no rest for the fearful. Ava always knew the bees would come. Just when she’s settled into a place of her own, freelance editing and savoring her independence, her rental house is invaded by a swarm of honey bees. And with their arrival, her lifelong fear morphs into a full-fledged panic that steals her sleep—and her peace of mind. Keegan knows all about fear. When he meets Ava at the coffee shop where he works, he can’t help but come to her rescue. Together with his German shepherds, Sun and Moon, he sets out to break the “curse” that hovers over Tired Girl. But is it possible to conquer nightmares and live a dream while you’re awake? This sweet novelette is a contemporary re-imagining of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that sheds light on the worries that bind us and the love that leads to peace. Purchase for $.99 on Amazon! | Add to Goodreads Giveaway! Enter to win a little something sweet from Ava, Keegan, and …

Cover Reveal! ~ Where Trains Collide by Amber Stokes

I’m so delighted to see another novella by my friend, Amber Stokes! Hey guys, she’s on a roll! Right? Haha! Well, today we’re revealing the cover of this new novella, and folks, this one is to die for (please excuse my choice of words!). So, here we go …  Now you have to admit, this is a truly sweet cover. How doesn’t this put a smile on your face? Impossible! This cover speaks of summer fading into autumn. You can tell by not only the sky and flowers in their hands, but by also the cloths they’re wearing. Yep, there’s a nice chill in the air. The font colors are a simple white, but the lovely sweetheart that dots the italicized ‘i’ in the title is the heart of it and promises a sweet story. I love the train tracks! There’s something about them. They speak of a journey that two people will take which will change their lives forever … and for the better, too. Doesn’t that make you want to read their story? …

Cover Reveal & Giveaway!~ How A Star Falls by Amber Stokes

Hello, Hellooo! It’s that time again when a new book is born! My friend, Amber Stokes, is getting ready to release two books actually, Morning Glory, and How A Star Falls. But we’ve already revealed the cover of Morning Glory, which will be coming this August. How A Star Falls, hopefully, will come this November  keeping fingers crossed for that! Now, peeps, let’s reveal the cover … Pretty, ain’t it? Yeah, I know. Another lovely job done by Lena Goldfinch. FYI, it’s her picture that’s on my sidebar. I highly recommend her in case you’re searching for a cover designer. She’s as quick and professional as she’s talented and friendly. 😉 Now, back to the cover! What say I about it? Hmmm … The model does look like a star that’s falling, but well aware of where she’s “falling”   keeping my fingers crossed here, too, as I haven’t read the book yet. Hopefully, that will happen soon. 😉 If she’s not aware of where she’s falling, she surely isn’t afraid. She looks gentle but adventurous …

A New Day! Also, The Writing Process Blog Hop

Hello friends! It’s been ages! Took some time off to reflect on some changes in my life, and, my tired brain needed the time to rest, too. Anyway, it’s good to be back. There’s been a writing process blog hop circulating among authors for a while now and, I got invited by Serena Chase, author of the lovely books of the Eyes of E’veria Series:  The Ryn #1, The Remedy #2, and The Seahorse Legacy #3. Book #4, The Sunken Realm, comes out in 2015. You can read her Hop post here. I’ve been asked some questions, which I’ve had the pleasure of providing the answers. Come with me now! 1. What am I working on at the moment? Me – Well, I’m writing To Lie Once, Child of Grace #2. I’m also putting together ideas for two new series. You can learn all about that in my newsletter, which you can sign up for. My newsletter readers will always be the first to know. 2. How does my work differ from others of its …

~ Pieces of a Page ~ To Die Once Acknowledgment Page & an Announcement!

Writing To Die Once was quite a journey, getting it out there to the world is another and we’re almost there! I have so many people to thank for this, and an Acknowledgment Page won’t do justice to that, but I have to try. Here it is! … an excerpt from To Die Once … ~ ACKNOWLEDGMENT ~ First of all, I’d like to thank You, God, for granting me the desire of my heart. Dear Lord, You’ve been a wonderful King, Father, and Friend to me. You’ve taken me by the hand, led me out of the darkness and into the light, and given me a promise, a hope, and a future. I’m truly grateful! Dad and mum, thank you for loving me! Your care and support have been sturdy pillars for me to lean on. I bless the Name of the Lord for giving you to me as parents, and may He enable me to always do right by you. Bernedette, Elizabeth, Christabel and Kevin—my siblings—I love you with all my heart! I …

Book Review , Freebie & Giveaway! ~ Bell Flower & Fairy Slipper by Amber Stokes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Today, we have a special feature in honor of this day: Amber Stoke’s Heart’s Spring short stories combo release. I personally, am thrilled, as the books are lovely reads! After reading these two books, I sat for a bit and thought to myself, “These pieces deserve an endorsement!” And my friends, here is one for this combo release: “Very mature, and well written–intricately laced with unique metaphors of southern flares! These Heart’s Spring short stories will leave you pondering and satisfied with immense literary appreciation.” ~ Miranda A. Uyeh Come now with me below, and let me introduce you to these books! About the Book “The Heart’s Spring” Short-Story Combo eBook BELLFLOWER: Short Story Prequel to Forget Me Not Spring 1880 Annabelle knows only one way of life. Jacob knows only one way to feel secure. When their paths cross in a Western mining town, can they find a way for love to bloom? Discover the story behind two hurting hearts in this short but sweet retelling of Beauty and …

Book Review ~ Forget Me Not & A Giveaway!

About the Book Prequel to Bleeding Heart Old hurts, new betrayals, and a love that survives them all… Summer 1885 A startling revelation sends Elizabeth Lawson escaping into a stormy night – and tosses her into the arms of a young mountain man with secrets of his own. When he offers to take her to the Nevada mining town where her long-lost brother lives, she accepts. Suspicions and uncertainties are pushed aside as she struggles to forge a future for herself by meeting her past. David has been hiding from his painful memories for years. The solitude and wildness of the Rocky Mountains are challenge and comfort enough for him – until Elizabeth’s arrival. Fueled by anger and a sense of obligation, he strives to take control of his new situation…only to find control slipping from his grasp with each new emotion Elizabeth evokes in him. When their journey leads them on unexpected paths, can two lonely hearts find the strength to remember the good amid the heartbreak? Book Website: http://forgetmenotnovel.blogspot.com/ Series Blog: http://theheartsspringseries.blogspot.com/   …

Author Scoop ~ Chatting Moments With Amber Stokes & A Giveaway!

Hello friends! The day has finally come that we begin the Forget Me Not blog tour, and To Be A Person has the honor of hosting Amber Stokes, my friend and the author of this fabulous read, on the very first day! How cool is that?! So, I’d like you to join us below for a fun chat. I promise, you won’t get bored! 1. Hello Amber! It’s nice to have you join us today! Could you tell us a little about yourself? And is it coffee, tea or choco? A – It’s a pleasure to be here, Miranda. Thank you for having me! I’m a self-published inspirational romance author, as well as a freelance editor, publicist, and blogger. I’m taking the whole “facing the world” thing one day at a time—and in the meantime, I’m enjoying navigating the wild and wonderful world of book publishing. When I’m not on the computer, I enjoy reading (of course!) and spending time with my family. And definitely hot chocolate for me! I do occasionally enjoy tea (hot, …