November 18, 2015

New Cover Reveal :: How a Star Falls by Amber Stokes {Plus a Giveaway}

The always lovely Amber (from Seasons of Humility) is debuting a new cover for one of her novellas today! And I get the privilege of sharing it with all of you. :) I read this sweet story last year (here's my review) and while I liked the fantasy feel of the original cover, I admit that this new cover feels more true to the adorableness of the story. (Plus who doesn't like a cute couple cover, I ask you?! ;) Incidentally, I can't believe that this story has been out for an entire year already! Time does fly, doesn't it?

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!

Isn't it sweet? Derrick and Brielle are cute, of course, but I also rather enjoy the sun setting behind them. It gives it an evening or dusk kind of feel, and since they meet at that time of day how perfect! Plus the colors are muted and wistful, which suits this story to a T. I like this cover a great deal, I admit and it fits so well with Amber's other novellas, so win win! :) Also, I just have to mention that if you haven't read this little story yet, you must remedy that soon. And then check out While You're Awake as well! Amber's stories are delightful, you won't be disappointed, I promise. :)

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
Kindle ebook

About the Author

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 at Seasons of a Story.


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…

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. This new cover is so adorable!!! I did like the original one, but this one just "fits" with Amber's covers!!!! And I agree, I can't believe it's been a year. I need to revisit Derrick & Brielle's world soon!

    1. I'm so happy you think so, Courtney!! I really love how the cover turned out. Lena always blesses me with her lovely designs. :)

      And how sweet is it that you want to revisit the story?? That makes my ♥ very happy. Thank you, friend!


    2. I agree, Courtney! This new cover most definitely fits. It fits the sweetness of the story, but it also fits with Amber's other covers and makes them look awesome when you sit them all side by side! I, too, am thinking I need to revisit Derrick and Brielle. It's been a while since my last reread! :)

  2. Kara!! Thank you so much for all those kind words about my books and this new cover. ♥ I love your thoughts on the scene, and I think "wistful" is a perfect word to describe it. *hugs*


    1. You are so very welcome, my friend! I love the cover, but I love the story inside even more. And doubly so for all of your books! (Especially While You're Awake. Loved it muchly!! :) You are an awesome writer, Amber, and I know you'll only get better. Which just makes my readers heart happy! :D

  3. What a lovely cover! So evocative. And thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway! That necklace is especially awesome.

    1. Thanks so much, Hamlette! And my pleasure. :) There are some fab Etsy shops out there, and I'm happy to highlight a few of them. Glad you like the necklace pick!


    2. Hamlette: It's very lovely! And isn't that necklace pretty? I think that was my favorite of all the prizes up there! :)


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