Tuesday, October 20, 2015

It's Release Day for While You're Awake

This was the first story of this author's that I was lucky enough to have read.  It is a novelette, shorter than full-length book or novella.  It was a quick but sweet read.  I had it read in a short time and enjoyed the read very much.  I hope to have other opportunities to read this author's works.

The story was based on a real experience by author Amber Stokes.  I suspect it was one that would leave quite an impression and be a hard-to-forget one, at that! Fun story to read, and it leaves you with that feel-good feeling! I recommend this as an enjoyable, clean read.

And today is release day, always an exciting day for authors and of course, their readers!

About the Book

Sweet New Adult Contemporary Romance Novelette

There’s no rest for the fearful.

Ava always knew the bees would come. Just when she’s settled into a place of her own, freelance editing and savoring her independence, her rental house is invaded by a swarm of honey bees. And with their arrival, her lifelong fear morphs into a full-fledged panic that steals her sleep—and her peace of mind.

Keegan knows all about fear. When he meets Ava at the coffee shop where he works, he can’t help but come to her rescue. Together with his German shepherds, Sun and Moon, he sets out to break the “curse” that hovers over Tired Girl. But is it possible to conquer nightmares and live a dream while you're awake?

This sweet novelette is a contemporary re-imagining of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that sheds light on the worries that bind us and the love that leads to peace.

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 at www.SeasonsofaStory.blogspot.com.

Social Media Links

Goodreads: Amber Stokes


Enter to win a little something sweet from Ava, Keegan, and the author! One winner will receive a lovely yellow and gold flower necklace & earrings set from Baubles, Beads and Stuff; a $10 Starbucks gift card (delivered electronically); and a Kindle copy of While You’re Awake (can be gifted to a friend, if desired!). Open to US residents only due to shipping costs.
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  1. Congratulations, Amber! I wish you success!

    1. Thank you so much, Sonja! I truly appreciate your support and your help in spreading the word. :) I hope you'll enjoy the other stories, as well!