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Cover Reveal: Where Trains Collide, by Amber Stokes



Though there are many things to learn and enjoy about blogging, one of the best things is the community. I cannot tell you how many people I've had the pleasure of "meeting" through blogging and how fun it's been to meet these people, who share commonalities. One of those people I've met - and many of us know, is Amber Stokes. Amber is not only a talented blogger who recently began working for Harvest House, she's also an indie author who consistently turns out delightful novels that are as charming as they are easy to read (my favorite kind of book!). Today the blogging community has the distinct pleasure of helping her reveal the cover for her next novella, Where Trains Collide.

Before we get to the cover - come on, you know we have to save that awesome-ness for last, let's talk a bit about the author and about the book.

Amber Stokes works in marketing for a Christian publisher. On the side, she writes inspirational fiction depicting the seasons of life and love. Her passion for books compelled her to earn a bachelor's degree in English and to run her own freelance editing and publicity business for over a year. The next step in her career has her happily settled in the Pacific Northwest—a part of the world she's always considered home. Learn more about her indie-author adventure at www.seasonsofastory.blogspot.com.

About the Cover Designer

Lena Goldfinch writes romance and fantasy for adults and teens. She’s a sucker for a good old-fashioned romance, whether it’s a novel, novella, or short story, young adult or adult, fantasy or realistic, contemporary or historical. Elements of romance, fantasy, and mystery have a way of creeping into her writing, even when she's writing historicals or something light and contemporary. Lena has been a finalist in several national writing contests, including the RWA Golden Heart and ACFW Genesis contests. She lives in a scenic small town in Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, and a very spoiled Black Lab. Visit Lena at www.LenaGoldfinch.blogspot.com.


New Adult Contemporary Romance Novella 

Two hearts racing in different directions will meet where trains collide. 

Burned out and disillusioned with her chosen career path, Trisha Knolane gives in to impulse and hops on a train bound for Oregon, eager to escape the stress of college for a few days. But what begins as a fun little adventure suddenly collapses into a nightmare when she discovers that her ex-boyfriend is also on board.
 

All her hopes and dreams had once centered on Paul Benson. Now, when Trisha doesn't know where her current track will lead, Paul’s questions only complicate matters and spark a few of her own.

Questions that could change the course of her life.

A heartfelt and thought-provoking contemporary romance novella, Where Trains Collide faces the uncertain season of new adulthood head-on and shows that sometimes a path of broken dreams can lead to life's best destination.

Coming April 2015

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And now, for the BIG REVEAL:

 
Isn't it beautiful? I do believe this is my favorite of Amber's yet. The colors (helps that autumn is my favorite season of course, *smile*) and pose is indicative of a charming NA novella. This is the kind of story we're always ensured from Amber. There are no doubts this one will be another such read. It's also neat to have the couple against a train track backing - makes the "tie in" for the title complete.
 
Congratulations to Amber on another novel! Wishing you all the best, friend.
 

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  1. Always touched by your thoughtful posts and words, friend! Thank you for your unflagging support and for your vote of confidence. I'm blessed to know you find my stories charming. :)

    Thank you again, and wishing you well, too!!

    ~Amber

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    1. I'm always delighted and honored to be able to help in any small way to get the word out about your books, Amber! I'm so excited for this new novella and for any future stories you have in the works. Your stories are charming and "plain old" wonderful. I've enjoyed each of them for their own strengths. Well done!

      (Ps; I was so excited to add in the cover image, I realized I forgot about the earring giveaway picture. My apologies for that - it's been added not.)

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  2. Love it! Such a gorgeous cover. Congratulations to Amber and Lena :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Kara! :)

      ~Amber

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    2. I would agree, Kara! Love these fun covers for Amber. :)

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  3. Rissi, community is a major part of blogging, and I'm also glad to say I've “met" a lot of wonderful people including Amber and Lena. They're both not just friends, but have been a blessing to me. So, yeah, congrats you both, and well done, too! :)

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    1. It is indeed, Miranda. I enjoy that about this "hang out." The community was so kind and welcoming to me when I first started, and I feel like I've learned a lot of lessons and in a sense "grown up" in my blogging life. It's been fun for sure and you say, Amber is a big part of this community. She's one of the best bloggers and friends. :)

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    2. You guys are both such blessings and dear friends in my life! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words. ♥ The blogosphere is a much better place because of you!

      ~Amber

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  4. This is a very lovely cover with rich color tones! Congrats Amber! Love the intriguing title, too!

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    1. Great thoughts, Net! This one is lovely and of course, the title does pique curiosity which is what any good story should do. :)

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    2. Thank you, Net! So glad you like the title and cover. :)

      ~Amber

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  5. What a pretty cover! Amber's books are definitely on my TBR list. Also, this giveaway is awesome! :)

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    1. Isn't it!? I so love this cover for Amber's book! I think it's my favorite thus far - and of course, they're prettier in person. :)

      Yay for awesome giveaways! Those earrings are gorgeous and who doesn't love a gift card!? :)

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    2. Aw, thank you so much for adding my books to your TBR, Bekah! With all the books in the world, I'm honored mine would find a place there. :) So happy you like the giveaway, too!

      ~Amber

      P.S. Love your blog title!

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  6. The cover looks so pretty! :) I haven't read any of her books yet but I need to!

    Shannon

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    1. I agree, Shannon. This is one of my very favorites of Amber's. Hope you enjoy her books when you have a chance to read them. :)

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    2. Thank you so much, Shannon - both for the sweet compliment, and for your interest in my books!

      ~Amber

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  7. What a gorgeous cover, I am one to jusdge a book by it's cover, yeah I know, lol. I would read this book based on the cover alone but the excerpt seals it for me. A definate fun sounding must read book. Congratulations on the publication !

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