Friday, January 3, 2014

Morning Glory Cover Reveal + Giveaway!!!!

It is that time again, when me and my fellow bloggers help our buddy, author Amber Stokes, reveal the cover for her newest novel. If you go back through Literary And Lace's archive you will find the Bleeding Heart & Forget Me Not Cover Reveals! Now keep reading to discover the cover for Morning Glory!

[About the Book]

The depths of fear. The dawning of hope. 

Myghal’s story continues… Summer 2014


[The Book’s and Series’ Blogs]

In conjunction with the cover reveal, Amber’s doing a double “blog reveal,” as well! You can check out the book extras for Morning Glory (more coming soon!) on the Morning Glory Blog, and you can keep up with all the exciting news for the series on The Heart Springs Blog, the new home site for all three of the main books and the companion short stories!


[About the Author]

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.



[About the Cover Designer]

Lena lives in a scenic small town in Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, and a very spoiled Black Lab. She writes fiction for young adults, mostly light fantasy with a healthy dose of "sigh-worthy" romance. You can visit her online at


Enter via the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win morning glory note cards (set of four) from Cindy Lindgren and lavender & copper flower earrings from Jaye L. Knight! Giveaway limited to U.S. residents only.

Now without further adieu what you all came here to is the cover for Morning Glory!!!

When I first got a glimpse at the cover of Morning Glory my mouth dropped to the floor. I think this is one of the most beautiful covers I have seen in a long time! The color scheme is gorgeous, all of the colors compliment each other so well. And can we just talk about the model's hair! I envy it. I am also a redhead, but would love my hair to be this shade of red. I can keep rambling about the cover, but I'll move on. I am also anxiously awaiting what Morning Glory will be about. Amber is keeping us in suspense. (Well played, Amber!) But I can assure you with the talent that is Amber Stokes, Morning Glory will be a MUST read!
I loved Bleeding Heart and I can't wait to read Morning Glory!!!


  1. Fangirling right along with you, Alyssa! I first saw it on your blog and my jaw dropped too. Absolutely fabulous!! I was already excited to read this story but this definitely enhances my anticipation for it. Amber and Lenahave done an IINCREDIBLE, INCREDIBLE job.

    1. Aww, yay! This make me so happy, Ganise, especially knowing that you were excited about Morning Glory to begin with! :)


  2. Ha! I envy this hair color, too, Alyssa! I don't have naturally red hair but do color it auburn and LOVE it... however because my natural shade is so dark, it's hard to notice the "red tones." Ah, well! I'll just dream it's this color. ;)

    ...I agree; well played, Amber. Keeping us in suspense like this! ;)

    1. Well, I'm not a natural redhead either. Ha, I color mine as well!

    2. LOL, Rissi! I'm sure your hair is gorgeous. :) I actually had Lena add some reddish tones to the model's hair for Forget Me Not, as I refer to Elizabeth's hair shining red in the light... I think darker hair with some red tones is lovely!

      And we're all in suspense, hehe! I'm eager to know what happens to Myghal, too! ;)


  3. OK, I just LOVE this post and the comments! It's an absolute joy to have someone fangirling about my latest cover - thank you for that! :) I'm right there with you about the colors. I fell in love with them even in the initial stages of the design, when there were still watermarks on the pics and all that!

    Regarding the red hair... LOL. Even the model didn't have this shade of red originally. ;) You can see the original pic in cover reveal post. But I so agree that it's gorgeous, and I've always admired people with curly/wavy hair! Mine is the straightest it comes. ;) And sadly, it can't hold a curl for very long!

    As for keeping you in suspense... I'm keeping myself in suspense, too, haha! I'm so glad you're looking forward to reading it, regardless. :) Can't wait to share it with you, and I appreciate your vote of confidence!


  4. Hi, Alyssa,

    Thanks so much for the lovely post on Amber's cover. So glad you like the design. It was truly a pleasure to work on, but then it's always a pleasure to work with Amber!

    Thanks to Ganise too and *waves to Rissi*!

    I have an affinity for red hair too. Alas, I have never been a natural redhead. I do have a few in-the-sun red highlights though! ;)


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