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Tamara Leigh holds a Masters 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.

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Tamara Leigh Hi, Kathy! Thank you for asking. Yes, the other seven are in line for rewrites--in between the original stories I'm working on. I hope to have the…moreHi, Kathy! Thank you for asking. Yes, the other seven are in line for rewrites--in between the original stories I'm working on. I hope to have the rewrite of Pagan Bride (retitled Lady Of Fire) completed early 2015. Looking forward to sharing the new cover. It's beautiful! Have a lovely weekend!(less)
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I should clarify that these rounds of edits are to Lady Of Fire’sfirst draft v. prepublication draft. For those who want a glimpse of the true extent of rewritingPagan Brideinto Lady Of Fire, the following Chapter One excerpt, directly comparing my 1995 Bantam book to the 2014 re-release, gives an idea of what it takes to transform a “general market” novel into a “clean read.” It’s not simply a...

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Description: A time to live. A time to die. A time to dream. Sleep disorders researcher Kennedy Plain has been diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor. When one of her subjects dies after trying to convince her he has achieved dream-induced time travel and her study is shelved, she enlists herself as a subject to complete her research. But when she dreams herself into fourteenth-century England and falls into the hands of Fulke Wynland, a man history has condemned as a murderer, she must not only stay alive long enough to find a way to return to her own time, but prevent Fulke from murdering his young nephews. And yet, the more time she spends with the medieval warrior, the more difficult it is to believe he is capable of committing the heinous crime for which he has been reviled for 600 years. Baron Fulke Wynland has been granted guardianship of his brother’s heirs despite suspicions that he seeks to steal their inheritance. When the king sends a mysterious woman to care for the boys, Fulke is surprised by the lady’s hostility toward him—and more surprised to learn she is to be his wife. But when his nephews are abducted, the two must overcome their mutual dislike to discover the boys’ fate. What Fulke never expects is to feel for this woman whose peculiar speech, behavior, and talk of dream travel could see her burned as a witch.
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"This is a love story, but not like any you've heard..." So begins a lovely, decidedly non-Disney version of Peter Pan. I wasn't sure what to expect since the book is recommended for readers aged 12-17, but I was not disappointed. Alternately excitin ...more
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“In fact, if I let Him, my faith, rather than my mouth, could become my best asset.”
Tamara Leigh, Nowhere, Carolina

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Oscar Wilde

“Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.”
Victor Hugo

“You look at a star for two reasons, because it is luminous, and because it is impenetrable. You have beside you a sweeter radiance and a greater mystery, woman.”
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