Readers Appreciation Giveaway: Tamara Leigh

May 22, 2016 Christian, giveaway, historical, romance, Tamara Leigh 120

 

We are still having so much FUN with the Readers Appreciation Giveaway (put together by 10 of your fave authors)!!! Today, we’ve got a note from Tamara Leigh and still more chances to win!

I’d like to thank my readers who have given me the blessing of being able to love my day job, whether the ink is flowing beautifully or the roots of my hair are straining as I struggle to get a scene right.

You bless me!

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Someone will win 10 books in the Reader Appreciation Giveaway, along with a $100 Amazon Gift Card!! One of the books you can win is Tamara Leigh’s latest medieval romance, Lady Undaunted.

USA Today Bestselling author Tamara Leigh returns with a tale of betrayal, vengeance, and forbidden longing in Lady Undaunted, her latest historical romance set in medieval England.

BETRAYED
Declared illegitimate and denied his inheritance, Sir Liam Fawke has given six years of his life in service to his younger brother for the promise of being named heir to the Barony of Ashlingford. But when he is summoned to his brother’s deathbed, he learns his treacherous kin has secretly wed and fathered a son. Vowing to claim what is rightfully his, Liam contests his nephew’s succession. And not only finds himself at dangerous odds with the boy’s lovely, spirited mother, but attracted to one who is forbidden him—one whose son is the means by which he could twice lose all.

FORBIDDEN
Three years ago, Lady Joslyn struck a desperate bargain to wed a nobleman and provide him with an heir. Now widowed, she must protect her young son from her husband’s vengeful brother who will stop at nothing—including murder—to take what does not belong to him. But when she seeks an audience with the king to secure her son’s inheritance, she discovers Sir Liam may have the stronger claim and that the truth of him could make lies of all she was led to believe. More unsettling, she is drawn to the man beneath the anger who can never forgive her for the part she played in his brother’s deception—nor forget to whom she first belonged.

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about the author

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Tamara Leigh holds a Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology. In 1993, she signed a 4-book contract with Bantam Books. Her first medieval romance, Warrior Bride, was released in 1994. Continuing to write for the general market, three more novels were published with HarperCollins and Dorchester and earned awards and spots on national bestseller lists.

In 2006, Tamara’s first inspirational contemporary romance, Stealing Adda, was released. In 2008, Perfecting Kate was optioned for a movie and Splitting Harriet won an ACFW “Book of the Year” award. The following year, Faking Grace was nominated for a RITA award. In 2011, Tamara wrapped up her “Southern Discomfort” series with the release of Restless in Carolina.

 When not in the middle of being a wife, mother, and cookbook fiend, Tamara buries her nose in a good book—and her writer’s pen in ink. In 2012, she returned to the historical romance genre with Dreamspell, a medieval time travel romance. Shortly thereafter, she once more invited readers to join her in the middle ages with the Age of Faith series: The Unveiling, The Yielding, The Redeeming, The Kindling, and The Longing. Tamara’s #1 Bestsellers—Lady at Arms, Lady Of Eve, Lady Of Fire, Lady Of Conquest and Lady Undaunted—are the first of her medieval romances to be rewritten as “clean reads.” Look for Baron Of Blackwood, the third book in The Feud series,  Summer 2016.

Tamara lives near Nashville with her husband, sons, a Doberman that bares its teeth not only to threaten the UPS man but to smile, and a feisty Morkie that keeps her company during long writing stints. Connect with Tamara online at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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120 Responses to “Readers Appreciation Giveaway: Tamara Leigh”

  1. Tamara Leigh

    So blessed to be here with some of the most talented authors and amazing readers! Thank you, Carrie 🙂

  2. Marylin Furumasu

    I think I have read all of Tamara’s books and I LOVE them. She’s a great writer. All the characters are so full of life. I want the stories to end.

    • Marylin Furumasu

      Oops…. I NEVER want the stories to end!

        • Marylin Furumasu

          Thanks! I was writing this while eating breakfast fast so I could get to church. Lesson learned…..never try too many things at once!

          • Carrie

            haha! I need to practice that lesson more often 😉

      • Marylin Furumasu

        Glad I could brighten your day! Have a blessed week!

  3. Angela Burton

    I put this book on my to read list. It looks really good.

  4. Debbie Clatterbuck

    Looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

  5. Mikal

    Tamara, I ADORE you!! But then, you knew that from all my stalking. 😉 Congratulations on such an incredible career so far!!!! Your books have (and I know will continue) to pull me into another world each time I read (and listen to!) them.

  6. KayM

    I’m really looking forward to reading Tamara’s book. I love the cover.

  7. Sonnetta Jones

    It would interesting to see how both of them can change their perspective and let love run its course.

  8. Ruth Kyser

    What a wonderful opportunity for some lucky reader. 🙂

  9. carylkane

    I’ve not yet read Tamara’s books. They sound awesome! 🙂

    • Mikal

      Caryl, you must, must, MUST read Tamara’s books–both her medieval romance (which are in a class all their own at the very tip-top!) and her contemporary!!

  10. dianne casey

    You are a new author to me and I would like to read “Undaunted Lady”. I really enjoy reading historical fiction. Great giveaway, thanks.

  11. Melissa

    A new author for me. How exciting! Looking forward to reading this story, too. 🙂

  12. Winnie Thomas

    Tamara, I haven’t read any of your books yet, but they sound so intriguing! I’m definitely adding some to my TBR list. I haven’t read very many medieval fiction books, so I’m looking forward to it. It’s so fun to “meet” so many wonderful authors. Thanks for sharing your talents and joining this giveaway.

    • Tamara Leigh

      Hi Winnie! Nice to meet you. I hope if you give one of my medievals a try you’ll enjoy it. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week.

  13. Julie Jobe

    Sounds like a wonderful book! I think the only book of yours I’ve read so far is Stealing Adda. I really enjoyed it and I look forward to reading your other books. They all look and sound amazing. So many books, so little time!!!! Btw, I’m on your email list and I love seeing your cover progressions. Thanks for sharing that with us!

    • Tamara Leigh

      Hiya Julie! I’m so glad you enjoyed Stealing Adda. That lady was fun to write–helped me shake off some of this writerly angst 🙂 I love showing my cover evolutions and never cease to be amazed by what my cover designer is able to do with a stock photo. Wishing you a fabulous week ahead!

  14. Emilee Douglas

    Great blog post! Thanks for doing the Giveaway! I need to read some Tamera Leigh books!

  15. Donna B

    Tamera is a new author to me. Lady Undaunted sounds like a great book! I’m looking forward to reading your books. Thanks for this giveaway!

  16. Connie Saunders

    A beautiful cover and the story sounds great!

  17. Pam K.

    This sounds like a great book. I enjoy “meeting” new-to-me authors.

  18. Rachael Merritt

    This is a new author for me which I always enjoy!

  19. Shelia Hall

    Sounds like a great book. I closely resemble BECKY’s girlfair

  20. Rel Mollet

    All these people who haven’t read Tamara Leigh’s amazing books! What a treat you are in for 🙂 Hugs to you, dear Tamara xo

    • Carrie

      i know!! I’m so surprised!! (And umm… i’m one of them lol) *hangs head in book blogger shame*

      • Tamara Leigh

        So many books, so little time, Carrie 🙂 Again, thank you for hosting us pen-in-handers! I’m so enjoying this giveaway.

      • Mikal

        CARRIE “WONDER TWIN” SCHMIDT!!!! You haven’t read Tamara’s books?!?!?!?! I weep for you. Move her to the top of your TBR STAT! <3

    • Tamara Leigh

      Aww, Rel! You’re so good to me, dear lady. Can’t wait to see you–and return that hug–at ACFW 2016 🙂

  21. Katie R

    I do not know? But one of my favorite authors is Jenny B. Jones and she posts on Facebook and Instagram and I am always commenting. It is exciting when she replies!

  22. Trixi

    Tamara I love this:
    “…whether the ink is flowing beautifully or the roots of my hair are straining as I struggle to get a scene right. ”

    I sure hope we don’t have a lot of balding authors out there because they’ve pulled out their hair..haha! But I can understand when there are times where the story comes easily and sometimes not! What do you do when you find yourself stuck for words? I’ve read where some authors take a walk, plug in their earbuds and listen to music, watch a movie, go read, or etc to take a break for a bit. It does help to refresh the mind! I pray many more days where the ink flows easily in your future ventures 🙂

    • Tamara Leigh

      Hey there, Trixi! Yes, my hair does pay the price for those struggles. But hey–fewer gray hairs 🙂 So what do I do when those words refuse to flow? Pen, paper, and computer off. There’s just something about putting real ink on real paper to get me going. It also keeps the perfectionist at bay since there’s only so much tweaking I can do on paper before it becomes an unreadable mess. Thank you for your prayers. Have a fab week!

  23. Becky Dempsey

    Another book to add to the TBR pile!

  24. Tamara Leigh

    Thank you all for stopping by to bless me this beautiful Sunday. It’s been so uplifting and inspiring.

  25. Heidi Robbins

    All your books are on my to- read list! Amber Perry recommends them enthusiastically, so I plan to read them asap 🙂

  26. Cara

    Oh my goodness, can’t wait to read this one!!!

  27. Lucy Reynolds

    This is on my TBR list. Thank you for the chance.

  28. Lori Pouncey

    Thank you so much Tamara for participating and this amazing giveaway 🙂 Good luck everyone 🙂

  29. Sydney

    I love medieval books!! And Tamara Leigh’s books have been on my radar for a while, but again I have yet to get my hands on a copy of one of these fantastic looking books. They are definitely on my TBR pile though. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  30. Melissa

    Tamara is a new to me author. Absolutely gorgeous cover!

  31. rmaney@firstarpchurch.org

    Another speech and language background! How interesting . … I know once I start reading Tamera’s books that I won’t want to stop . . .. agreed?

  32. Andrea Stephens

    Hello Tamara,
    I have not read any of your current books, but I’m pretty sure I read Warriors Bride twenty years ago while I was in the hospital for nine very long days. It was the only grown up book on the hospitals book cart. I look forward to reading more of your books.
    Is it difficult to rewrite your stories as “clean” books?

    Carrie, I am LOVING getting to know all these authors! It’s so much fun 🙂

    • Tamara Leigh

      Hi Andrea! You’re taking me back years and years with Warrior Bride. How wonderful that you remember my first book. As for rewriting my general market books into clean reads, when I decided to tackle this, I expected it wouldn’t be difficult, taking perhaps a month. Nope. I have learned SO much these past 20 years that every book requires such an extensive re-write–not only to clean up unnecessary love scenes but to fix plot holes and numerous point of view shifts, etc.–that they take 2 to 4 months to bring them up to my current standards. But it’s so worth it to see them redeemed and find a new audience. And I love putting new covers on them! Have a great day.

  33. Nancy M

    This one is in on my Kindle along with a few others of Tamara’s! I’ve liked what I’ve read of hers so far. So I expect this one will be the same, excellent. ?

  34. Maria C.

    A new fan of Tamara here. Can’t wait to read this book.

  35. Becky Smith

    I’m exxxxxcited to read your books! Loved this blog!

  36. Brenda Murphree

    I LOVE the covers of your books! You are definitely on my list to read! Thanks for the opportunity to win a free book!

    • Tamara Leigh

      Thank you, Brenda! I’m always amazed at what my cover designer is able to create. Now that’s talent!

  37. Pam Graber

    I am currently reading “The Yielding” from your Age of Faith series and “Baron of Emberley” will be the next one of yours for me! Love your medievals.

    • Tamara Leigh

      I hope you enjoy The Yielding, Pam. And BOE. This month I’m writing the final scenes to Baron Of Blackwood and starting to feel a bit sad that The Feud series is nearing its end. Have a fabulous week!

  38. Sonnetta Jones

    This is a great selection of books. Thank you all for doing this giveaway. It will encourage someone tremendously.

  39. Elizabeth

    This looks like a good book! Another for my list… 🙂

  40. WENONA

    ooooohhhhh – the cover art has me! 🙂

  41. Hannah

    Can’t wait to read another one of your books!

    • Carrie

      I’m so glad it’s introducing you to new authors and new books!

  42. Carla Moore

    Wow what a beautiful cover the colors are splendid. Lady Undaunted is definitely one of my next reads. I love medieval times an romance an no pun intended but the backstabbing. The forbidden love will definitely lure me in to this wonderful story.

  43. Justina Wilson

    Ooooooooo This sounds so good!! Look forward to reading it. Thanks!

  44. BJMarley

    I love a good story. This sounds like a good one. I want to read it.

    • Tamara Leigh

      Hi BJ! I hope you’ll give Lady Undaunted a try. Thank you for stopping by. Have a fabulous week ahead!

  45. karen

    Haven’t read read of Leigh’s books but I am always looking for new christian authors.

  46. Cynthia Adams

    I’m adding your book to my wishlist and can’t wait to read it.