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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
So blessed to be here with some of the most talented authors and amazing readers! Thank you, Carrie 🙂
Thank YOU, Tamara! 🙂
Tamara your a new to me author but oh my goodness the books sounds fantastic. Consider me a new fan!
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.
Oops…. I NEVER want the stories to end!
i figured that’s what you meant 😉
Thanks! I was writing this while eating breakfast fast so I could get to church. Lesson learned…..never try too many things at once!
haha! I need to practice that lesson more often 😉
Glad I could brighten your day! Have a blessed week!
Tamara’s books are new to me but this looks good! Great cover!
i LOVE her covers – so gorgeous!
Thank you, Carrie. I have an amazing graphic artist on board.
Thank you, Annie! I hope if you give them a try you enjoy my tales. Wishing you a blessed Sunday.
I put this book on my to read list. It looks really good.
i think so too!
Merci beaucoup, Angela! Have a beautiful Sunday.
Can’t wait to read it.
Thanks for sharing!
My pleasure 🙂
Looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.
I hope you enjoy it, Debbie. Thank you for dropping by and entering!
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.
MAS–Mutual Adoration Society 🙂 Thank you, Mikal. You always brighten my day.
I’m really looking forward to reading Tamara’s book. I love the cover.
Thank you, Kay! I hope you enjoy the story. Happy Blessed Sunday to you!
Sounds like a good book.
I love this cover.
Me too 🙂 My cover designer is over-the-top talented.
It would interesting to see how both of them can change their perspective and let love run its course.
It certainly does run its course 🙂
What a wonderful opportunity for some lucky reader. 🙂
Thank you for stopping by, Ruth!
I’ve not yet read Tamara’s books. They sound awesome! 🙂
Thank you, Caryl. I love writing romance!
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!!
You are a new author to me and I would like to read “Undaunted Lady”. I really enjoy reading historical fiction. Great giveaway, thanks.
Hi Dianne! Nice to meet you 🙂 Glad you could stop by.
A new author for me. How exciting! Looking forward to reading this story, too. 🙂
your TBR pile is going to be busy for a while, Melissa haha!
It is exciting 🙂 Wishing you a lovely Sunday, Melissa.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Great blog post! Thanks for doing the Giveaway! I need to read some Tamera Leigh books!
Thank you for dropping by, Emilee! Have a wonderful week.
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!
A beautiful cover and the story sounds great!
This sounds like a great book. I enjoy “meeting” new-to-me authors.
This is a new author for me which I always enjoy!
Sounds like a great book. I closely resemble BECKY’s girlfair
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
i know!! I’m so surprised!! (And umm… i’m one of them lol) *hangs head in book blogger shame*
So many books, so little time, Carrie 🙂 Again, thank you for hosting us pen-in-handers! I’m so enjoying this giveaway.
You are most welcome! 🙂 Me too!
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
I. Knooooooow. 🙁
Aww, Rel! You’re so good to me, dear lady. Can’t wait to see you–and return that hug–at ACFW 2016 🙂
You and me both, dear Tam xo
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!
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 🙂
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!
Another book to add to the TBR pile!
Thank you all for stopping by to bless me this beautiful Sunday. It’s been so uplifting and inspiring.
All your books are on my to- read list! Amber Perry recommends them enthusiastically, so I plan to read them asap 🙂
You bless me–as does the lovely Amber Perry. Have a great week!
Oh my goodness, can’t wait to read this one!!!
Hi Cara! Thank you for the big smile. Wishing you a great week ahead.
This is on my TBR list. Thank you for the chance.
Thank you for stopping by, Lucy! Have a great day.
Thank you, Bree! Lovely start to my day. Have a great week.
Thank you so much Tamara for participating and this amazing giveaway 🙂 Good luck everyone 🙂
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!!
Tamara is a new to me author. Absolutely gorgeous cover!
Another speech and language background! How interesting . … I know once I start reading Tamera’s books that I won’t want to stop . . .. agreed?
Yep, that used to be me. I do miss working with children, but oh the allure of the pen!
I am looking forward to reading your books! 😀 I have several on my TBR list!
Thank you, Rachel! I hope you enjoy them. Have a lovely evening.
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 🙂
Yay!!! I’m loving it too!
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.
I LOVE Tamara’s medieval romance! LOVE! LOVE! Seriously swoony stuff!
Ahhhhhh I need to read!!!! ASAP!
And you seriously bless me, Beth. Thank you!
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. ?
Thank you, Nancy! I hope you enjoy it. Have a great day.
A new fan of Tamara here. Can’t wait to read this book.
Thank you for joining me on this crazy journey, Maria! Wishing you a beautiful week.
I’m exxxxxcited to read your books! Loved this blog!
So happy you dropped by, Becky. Happy reading!
I LOVE the covers of your books! You are definitely on my list to read! Thanks for the opportunity to win a free book!
Thank you, Brenda! I’m always amazed at what my cover designer is able to create. Now that’s talent!
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.
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!
This is a great selection of books. Thank you all for doing this giveaway. It will encourage someone tremendously.
This looks like a good book! Another for my list… 🙂
Thank you for dropping by, Hannah!
ooooohhhhh – the cover art has me! 🙂
Thank you, Wenona. I adore my graphic designer. Have a great weekend.
Can’t wait to read another one of your books!
So many more books to read. This Reader Appreciation info has been wonderful. 🙂
I’m so glad it’s introducing you to new authors and new books!
Love the cover.
Thank you, Kim! I’m still quite giddy over it 🙂
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.
Made my morning, Carla! Thank you. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
Ooooooooo This sounds so good!! Look forward to reading it. Thanks!
Thank you for dropping by, Justina. Have a fantastic weekend!
I love a good story. This sounds like a good one. I want to read it.
Hi BJ! I hope you’ll give Lady Undaunted a try. Thank you for stopping by. Have a fabulous week ahead!
Haven’t read read of Leigh’s books but I am always looking for new christian authors.
Thank you for dropping by, Karen! I hope you’ll enjoy my tales. Have a great week.
Your books sound great!
Thank you, Joan! Happy Sunday–and week ahead–to you!
I’m adding your book to my wishlist and can’t wait to read it.
Aww, thank you, Cynthia. I hope you enjoy the story. Have a lovely week!