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Tamara Leigh

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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, Bethany! Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I needed that :) As for your question... I decided to rewrite my general market novels…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 Mary! I apologize for not responding sooner. The release of the third book in The Feud series--Baron Of Blackwood--has kept me crazy busy. But…moreHi Mary! I apologize for not responding sooner. The release of the third book in The Feud series--Baron Of Blackwood--has kept me crazy busy. But today, it's out into the world :) I'm thrilled you've enjoyed my books. Such encouragement. Thank you! How did I get into writing... Long story short--I loved writing from an early age, and when my sister and I discovered Harlequin romances in our teens, I was hooked. Though I didn't believe I could break into publication, after receiving my master's degree in Speech Pathology, I couldn't keep from dreaming of sharing the stories in my head with others. So, I wrote what would become "Warrior Bride" in my spare time after work and before my husband came home from work. I obtained an agent, and shortly thereafter, Bantam Books offered me a 4-book contract (1993). And off I went :) Though it's often been a rocky journey, it truly has been a blessing, allowing me to stay home and raise our boys who are now 18 and 22. Thank you again, Mary!(less)
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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.

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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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“In fact, if I let Him, my faith, rather than my mouth, could become my best asset.”
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