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Tamara Leigh

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Tamara Leigh signed a 4-book contract with Bantam Books in 1993, her debut medieval romance was nominated for a RITA award, and successive books with Bantam, HarperCollins, and Dorchester earned awards and appeared on national bestseller lists.

In 2006, the first of Tamara’s inspirational contemporary romances was published, followed by six more with Multnomah and RandomHouse. Perfecting Kate was optioned for a movie, Splitting Harriet won an ACFW Book of the Year award, and Faking Grace was nominated for a RITA award.

In 2012, Tamara returned to writing historical romance with the release of Dreamspell and the bestselling Age of Faith and The Feud series. Among her #1 bestsellers are her general market romances rewritten as clean and inspira
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Tamara Leigh Hi, Bethany! Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I needed that :) As for your question... I decided to rewrite my general market novels i…moreHi, Bethany! Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I needed that :) As for your question... I decided to rewrite my general market novels into clean reads to give them new life and the benefit of what is now 20+ years of writing experience. My, they needed work! When I transitioned to the inspirational genre in 2005, I left behind the requisite love scenes and, instead, focused on romance that touched the heart and allowed room for the exploration of my characters' faith. With the clean reads, the element of faith is present, as it naturally would be for the medieval time period, but the rewrites are edgier than my "Age Of Faith" inspirational medieval series. Whew! Long answer, hmm? Thank you for dropping by. Have a lovely weekend!(less)
Tamara Leigh Hi Kelsey! Thank you for the kind words of encouragement--inspiration for a writer's pen! I'm honored you've given precious reading time to my medieva…moreHi Kelsey! Thank you for the kind words of encouragement--inspiration for a writer's pen! I'm honored you've given precious reading time to my medieval romances and blessed you enjoyed them. I hope Fearless "hit the spot" :) It was the most time intensive and difficult to write, but I think it came together well. Today I'm working on the fourth chapter of Nameless and exploring new events of the Norman Conquest. Which ones to include, which ones to gloss over--those are the questions! As for other standalone medieval books, have you read the "Lady" general market rewrites (Lady At Arms, Lady of Eve, Lady of Fire...)? The first two of the seven are prequel/sequel, but the remainder are standalones. At this time, I don't have plans beyond the Age of Conquest series, but you never know. Wishing you a beautiful day. (less)
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EVOLUTION OF A COVER ~ LADY EVER AFTER (Releasing Fall 2016)

This episode of Evolution of a Cover brought to you by LADY EVER AFTER (Fall 2016), the rewrite of my 1997 HarperCollins medieval time travel romance, UNFORGOTTEN, featuring 15th-century Lady Catherine Algernon and twenty-first-century Collier Morrow. From start to finish, the process took approximately one week.


PART I: FINDING LADY CATHERINE ALGERNON ~ After another day in stock photo land, I pre

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Dreamspell (Romance)
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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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Hi Erika! I'm so pleased you've enjoyed my characters. Often my favorites are those I'm currently writing since I'm closest to them at the time. But...I'm lingering over Godfroi and Robine of Dauntless, the final book in my Age of Conquest series whi See Full Answer
Dauntless by Tamara Leigh
"What a journey!

While I knew some of this story for it having been shared with D’Argent sons in other tales, it still completely kept me engaged with further details and getting to know our hero and heroine more deeply. It was so fun to catch a snip h" Read more of this review »
Dauntless by Tamara Leigh
"5-star (+ a million)

Absolute EPIC finale to this series! The books thickness was quite intimidating, but no page was wasted and every page needed to truly tell the intricacies of Godfroi and Robine’s love story. We’ve seen snippets of their backgroun" Read more of this review »
Dauntless by Tamara Leigh
"The Start and the Conclusion

This was a great conclusion to the Age of Conquest series by taking us back to the the original D’Argent woman who indeed started it all—Robine. We are introduced to an array of characters with lessons to learn and be tau" Read more of this review »
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“When a woman says ‘nay,’ it is ‘nay.’ There is no ‘aye’ in it.”
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“In fact, if I let Him, my faith, rather than my mouth, could become my best asset.”
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“No man wanted to be told what he could and could not do. And in that lay a well of strength from which one might not otherwise draw.”
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“Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.”
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“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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