Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cover Reveal: FORGET ME NOT

Dear imps, I am so delighted to be able to reveal the cover for Amber Stokes' sophomore novel, Forget Me Not. You may remember that I participated in the reveal for her debut novel, Bleeding Heart, which released this summer. Now for the great unveiling of the prequel novel in her "flowers" series!


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?

Inspirational Historical Romance

Isn't it a lovely cover? I particularly love the use of complimentary colors blue and orange, which create such a dynamic contrast, really making the girl stand out! I also love how well it matches the first cover in the series . . . lovely girl in a white dress. But this girl, Elizabeth, looks to me as though she has a very different personality from Sally in Bleeding Heart. Aren't you curious to learn her story?

Cover credit to Lena Goldfinch, who has created a lovely brand for Amber's series which will continue to stand out in the historical romance market!

Oh, speaking of Amber, her is a little about the author (in case you have not met her yet).



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. You can connect with Amber on her blog, Seasons of Humility.

I had the fun of creating a couple of blog buttons for Amber's new story. Do pick one to share on your blog!


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Amber is graciously offering a fun giveaway for one lucky winner! (US only, please). A lovely set of Forget-Me-Not notecards done by Carol Sapp Watercolors. Be sure to enter your name below! And tell Amber how much you love her new cover too.
 
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15 comments:

Allison Ruvidich said...

Congratulations, Amber! Those of us who have followed your progress in publication are very proud of you. : ) Did writing a prequel present any unique challenges that you didn't come across in "Bleeding Heart"?

Anna B. said...

Oooh! The cover is so beautiful!!! This looks like a wonderful book!!!! :D Congrats! :D

Hannah said...

GASP! Ooooh, Amber, this front cover is breath-taking...It is so beautiful! I loved the grey sky and mountains, golden fields, and filmy white dress. Oo, this is so pretty.

The story sounds great too! I always like stories where siblings are main characters. How exciting!

Molly said...

Ooh congrats! I love the cover!!

Jessica Greyson said...

Oh, I've been following this author a little and wanting to get my hands on a copy of one of her books! They look so lovely and sweet.

Amber Stokes said...

Anne Elisabeth, you are such a generous friend! Thank you so much for this sweet cover reveal post, and for my lovely blog buttons! *Hugs* I enjoyed reading your thoughts on the cover - and yes, Elizabeth and Sally, while sharing some similarities, are quite different characters. :)

Thank you again for everything!

~Amber

Meredith said...

Congratulations, Ms. Amber. The book sounds fantastic. I've seen Bleeding Hearts on amazon.com, and it's one I think my mom would really enjoy reading to me. I wish you the very best. God bless.

Clara Darling said...

Beautiful! This is probably my favorite cover so far of you books, Amber. Although Bleeding Heart was very lovely as well!

Amber Stokes said...

Allison,

Aww, thank you so much! And actually, I wrote Forget Me Not before Bleeding Heart...so I did write them in chronological order, but I'm publishing them out of order. ;) It kind of goes along with the name I gave my "publisher" - Seasons of a Story. It just wasn't the right season to share Forget Me Not when I first finished it, and so I guess Bleeding Heart was "ripe for harvest" first. :)

But there are new challenges in the sense of revising! I wrote Forget Me Not over the course of several years, from sometime in early/mid-high school to my second year of college. So now that I'm going back over the story in preparation for editing, I'm realizing that my writing has grown a lot since the days when I was writing the beginning of the book! (Doesn't mean I won't grow a lot more in years to come - there's always room to grow, right? :)) So...it's going to be a challenge to keep everything fitting with this synopsis and what I revealed in Bleeding Heart, while also tightening p the story and deepening the characterization. Should be interesting! :)

~Amber

Amber Stokes said...

Anna,

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like the cover and book description! :)

~Amber

Amber Stokes said...

Hannah,

Love reading your thoughts on the cover - thanks so much for commenting! I like how this cover definitely conveys a "Western" feel, even more so than Bleeding Heart. :)

And yes, there are a lot of sibling interactions in this story! I didn't actually think that much about it until you pointed it out, but there are several sibling-things going on. :) I love reading and writing romance stories, but how the main characters interact with their families says a lot, and I think maybe that will add a new dynamic to this story that wasn't emphasized as much in Bleeding Heart. :) You're getting me excited to dive into my edits!

~Amber

Amber Stokes said...

Molly,

Thank you! :)

~Amber

Amber Stokes said...

Jessica,

I'm so flattered! I hope you get a chance to read Bleeding Heart soon! :) And I hope you do find my books lovely and sweet, even though they're also a little darker in an emotional sense. Thank you very much for the encouragement!

~Amber

Amber Stokes said...

Meredith,

Thank you so much for the kind words! That would be so wonderful for you and your mom to be able to enjoy Bleeding Heart together. :) It is a bit of a darker read, but still a hopeful one!

God bless you, as well!

~Amber

Amber Stokes said...

Clara,

That's awesome - thank you for telling me! I've been blessed by the reaction so far, and definitely blessed to have a cover designer who gives me such gorgeous covers that fit my stories so well. :)

I appreciate your feedback!

~Amber