Cover Reveal │How a Star Falls by Amber Stokes

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

It's no secret that Amber Stokes is one of the kindest and talented bloggers this book blogging community is fortunate to have in this circle. In part, it's because of this that anytime she has a fun new promotional opportunity coming up, I eagerly have the unspoken mentality that would go something like this, "where do I sign up?" This is why when I learned Amber had a new cover reveal to celebrate the one year anniversary of her novella, How a Star Falls, I was eager to join in the fun!

This cover is actually a redesign for her novella to coordinate with her "couple covers" as seen on When Trains Collide and While You're Awake. Today there are all sorts of fun things listed down below. First, we'll learn a bit about Amber and her cover designer, read a note from Amber and then the details about the novella (including that important cover reveal) PLUS a giveaway.

Keep reading because you won't want to miss all this post has in store.

BOOK REVIEW: While You're Awake by Amber Stokes

Author Bio
Amber Stokes works as a marketing content writer for a Christian publisher. On the side, she self-publishes inspirational fiction depicting the seasons of life and love. Her passion for books compelled her to earn a bachelor's degree in English and run her own freelance editing and publicity business for over a year. Happily, this chapter of her career takes place in the Pacific Northwest—a part of the world she's always considered home.
You can learn more about Amber’s books, sign up for her author newsletter, join the Amber’s Gems street team, and more by visiting her on her website. 
Cover Designer Bio
Lena Goldfinch writes inspirational historical romance and books for teens. She’s always been a sucker for a good old-fashioned romance, whether it’s a novel or short story, young adult or adult, fantasy or realistic, contemporary or historical. Lena has been a finalist in several national writing contests, including the RWA Golden Heart and ACFW Genesis contests. She enjoys life in a quiet small town with her husband, two kids, and two very spoiled black Labs.

Visit Lena at
A Note from the Author

A year ago today (November 18th), my little star story, How a Star Falls, landed on Amazon. I’m thrilled to celebrate the anniversary of its release with you by introducing a brand-new cover (where the hero, Derrick, makes an appearance) and sharing a fun giveaway with prizes from some of my favorite Etsy shops! 
If you journeyed with Derrick and Brielle when their story first released, thank you for allowing them into your heart. And if this will be your first time meeting them, I hope you’ll be encouraged by their story and reminded of the hope of Psalm 138:8: “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.” 
Blessings through life’s seasons!

About the Book
Sweet New Adult Contemporary Romance Novella

How does a star fall?
Quickly. Completely. Unexpectedly.

Derrick Knolane escapes to Trinidad Head most evenings, avoiding his apartment and planning for the day he'll break free of Humboldt County. Working in a music store might be fine for a while, but it's far from the goal he had in mind when he got his college degree. Not to mention the fact that his roommate is a jerk and his family won't stop trying to run his life.

Then Brielle falls into his world.

She claims to be a star. Not from Hollywood, but from heaven. He thinks she's crazy. Certainly delusional. Yet, he can't just leave her alone on the cliffs. So he takes her home.

And his whole world falls apart.

A heartfelt and fanciful contemporary romance novella, How a Star Falls explores the uncertain season of new adulthood and shows that sometimes the worst inconveniences make for the best miracles of all.

This novella is available in the following formats:
2-hour unabridged audiobook ($6.95) │Paperback ($6.99) │ Kindle ebook ($.99) 
*Drumroll Please*
Unveiling the new "face" of Brielle and Derrick

It's darling, right? The blissful image of first love is picture perfect; I love the pose (foreheads touching and hands at their waists) and that the characters are dressed in white. As always, gotta' love these sweet cover designs!
Fill out the form below to enter to win one of three prizes from some of the author’s favorite Etsy shops! The prizes are… 

·         Sparkle Green and Red Christmas Earrings from Baubles, Beads and Stuff

·         Silver Compass Crystal Charm Necklace from Jaye L. Knight

·         Santa Bunyan Note Cards (Set of 3) from Cindy Lindgren

Why these prizes? The earrings include stars, which fit this occasion for obvious reasons. ;) The compass is a reference to a song mentioned in the story: “If My Heart Was a House” by Owl City (you can listen HERE). And the cards are a little teaser for my next contemporary romance, Where Trains Collide. (Let’s just say the hero’s nickname is Paul Bunyan. Can you guess the heroine’s nickname?) 

Note: Giveaway is open to US residents only due to shipping costs.  

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  1. Aw, this is a cute cover! I like how it fits with the others by Amber. :-D

    1. Thank you so much, Grace! I love the way Lena has branded the covers. :D


    2. I agree, Grace! This one is darling. As Amber says, kudos to Lena. :)

  2. Rissi, you are one of the most thoughtful and generous bloggers out there, and I'm so blessed to know you through the blogging community! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words (you're going to make me blush - or tear up!), and for going above and beyond when it comes to supporting me and my books. *hugs*

    I'm so glad you like the new cover for How a Star Falls! Love hearing your thoughts on it. The pose is just too precious, isn't it? And the white dress totally seals the deal!


    1. It's a pleasure to know you through blogging, Amber! Not to mention fun to follow this Indie author journey from the sidelines. Wishing you all the best with this journey AND selfishly, I'm already anticipating whatever you read next. It's my pleasure to help in any small way. *hugs*

      This cover conveys exactly what your words tell. Well done to you and Lena - and yes! The white dress/shirt on the character sells the cover because it speaks to the themes of the story. Bravo! :)


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