Saturday, February 1, 2014

3...2...1 - The Forget Me Not Blog Tour Has Begun!

http://seasonsofhumility.blogspot.com/p/forget-me-not-blog-tour.html
In some ways it feels like it's been such a long wait for this tour to begin... And yet, somehow, the tour still managed to sneak up on me! February seemed like a distant dream a few weeks ago, LOL.

You may have noticed that I haven't been posting quite so much about my books here on this blog. While I still plan on sharing any "big" book news here, as well as hosting the tours via this blog, I've been sharing most of my author-ly posts on The Heart's Spring series blog. So if you'd like to keep up on my author news, please do follow that blog, and/or sign up for my author newsletter! I just wanted to make sure you knew that I am still posting about my books - just at a different site. :)

Anyway, on to the tour! Here's an overview of the blog tour schedule (but be sure to visit the official blog tour page for direct links when they're available, as well as the latest information about the tour):

Saturday, February 1st
Sunday, February 2nd
Monday, February 3rd
Tuesday, February 4th
Wednesday, February 5th
Thursday, February 6th
Friday, February 7th
Saturday, February 8th
Sunday, February 9th
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Purchasing Info & a Sale!

Forget Me Not is now available for Kindle! You can pick up your copy for only $3.97. And if you haven't read the sequel yet, this is the perfect time to pick up a copy! You can read the first two books in this series in order now, and Book 2, Bleeding Heart, is only $.99 for the first 7 days of the tour. This is a Kindle Countdown Deal, so you have until the end of the day on February 7th to take advantage of the sale. If you'd like to help spread the word, I'd truly appreciate it!

A paperback version of Forget Me Not is in the works and should be available for order later this month. In the meantime, though, you can pick up the paperback version of Bleeding Heart for only $8.99! The cover design and formatting (by Lena Goldfinch) are absolutely beautiful.

Free Short Story Offer!

In case you missed it when I sent out the winter edition of my author newsletter, I'm offering Bellflower (the short story prequel to Forget Me Not) FREE to newsletter subscribers! All you have to do is subscribe to my newsletter HERE, then send me an e-mail with your e-book format preference (.mobi for Kindle or .epub for Nook/iPad). That's it! You can learn more about the story on the Short Stories page of The Heart's Spring blog.

An "Unforgettable Journey" Giveaway!

I've put together a special prize package for the tour designed to give one lucky winner an epic journey by book, by movie, and by music! The winner will receive a signed copy of my book (when the paperback becomes available), The Journey of Natty Gann on DVD, and "Barton Hollow" by The Civil Wars.

Regarding The Journey of Natty Gann, the movie is rated PG, but it was originally released in 1985 (meaning the rating is rather lenient). So just realize that there are some violent situations and language that make it more suitable for teens and above. Anyway, I actually mention the movie in my author's note at the end of Forget Me Not. I was rather obsessed with it as a young teen. ;) The movie's set during the Great Depression, and it's the story of a girl whose father leaves her behind in Chicago while he pursues a job opportunity in the Pacific Northwest. When too much time goes by without her father sending for her, Natty decides to set out and find him. And so begins an epic journey full of interesting characters, harsh and touching situations, and a hero who stole my heart. (If you want to learn more about that, be sure to check out my guest post on Julie's blog next Friday, the 7th!)

Regarding "Barton Hollow," I wanted to include this CD in the giveaway not just because I personally love it, but because I used two of the songs in my "soundtrack" for Forget Me Not ("My Father's Father" and "Forget Me Not"). Actually, I also used two other songs from the CD in my soundtrack for Bleeding Heart ("Falling" and "Poison & Wine"), and I included one of the other songs on my Pinterest board for Bellflower ("Birds of a Feather"). So basically, the mood and lyrics of this CD fits "The Heart's Spring" series very well! I'm not entirely sure how to classify the genre... On The Civil Wars' Facebook page, they list their genre as "Americana, Folk, Pop, Alternative, Country, Rock, Soul." So...yeah. Let's just call it folk. ;)


All three of these prizes (book not pictured) will go to one winner who enters via the Rafflecopter form below! The winner will be announced at the end of the tour. Please note that this particular giveaway is U.S. only.

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I hope you have a great time visiting all of the fabulous blogs participating in the tour! And be on the lookout for some special posts here and on The Heart's Spring blog in the next week, as well!

12 comments:

Jackie McNutt said...

Amber, Love this blog post. I went to Miranda's post and found it very interesting.
I cant wait to read your books, Forget Me Not looks like it will be a great read.
Thank you
mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

Rissi said...

Woot! The tour has begun. :)

Amber Stokes said...

Jackie,

Thank you so much! I'm grateful for your support and your interest in this series. :) Hope you enjoy the books when you read them!

~Amber

Amber Stokes said...

Rissi,

*throws confetti* It has!! :) Thank you for taking part in the tour!

~Amber

Sandra Leesmith said...

Hooray. The blog tour is on its way. Amber set up my very first blog tour so now I can enjoy hers. smile

And I read Forget Me Not and can tell you all it is a wonderful read. I love historicals and this one is set in an area where I grew up. Such fun.

Amber Stokes said...

Sandra,

Aww, I'm so grateful for your friendship and our business partnership! We have fun with these blog tours, don't we? :)

Thank you so much for your endorsement of Forget Me Not! I truly appreciate it. I'm thrilled you enjoyed it, especially knowing that you were familiar with the main setting. :)

~Amber

Cerella Sechrist said...

I LOVE that you're giving away a copy of The Journey of Natty Gann! It used to be a favorite of mine growing up. And the Civil Wars, too? Excellent giveaway! So excited for the Forget Me Not tour! :)

Amber Stokes said...

Cerella,

You too??? Awesome! (I feel like we're proving C.S. Lewis's quote on friendship, how it begins with "You too?" :)) The Journey of Natty Gann is such a great movie - and Harry is such a great character. ;) And aren't The Civil Wars great? I LOVE their music!

Thank you so much for checking out my tour, friend! Can't wait for yours, too! :)

~Amber

Amy C said...

Amber, congratulations on another release. It really looks good and would to read it!
Amyc

Amber Stokes said...

Amy,

Thank you so much! Hope you enjoy it if you read it! :)

~Amber

Abbi Hart said...

I haven't had many journeys in my life so I remember them all pretty well though the ones that stand out the most would be the mission trip to Mexico and a road trip from PA to TX with my fam!

Anonymous said...

Just came across your blog by Pinterest. I remember the first time my cousin played Natty Gann on her VCR. Loved that movie! And I think of a new book as an adventure.

Andrea G.