Lady of Fire by Tamara Leigh with giveaways


DANGEROUS ~ Believing only death will prevent him from returning to England, Sir Lucien de Gautier answers his king’s call to arms. When he is captured and his family refuses the ransom demand, he finds himself bound to the oars of a galley. Enraged and embittered, he has no hope of escape—until a rich merchant’s wife offers him freedom. In exchange, he agrees to smuggle a virtuous young woman out of a harem and onto a ship bound for England, unaware the real danger lies in the bond forged between him and his fiery charge. But when he learns she is as much his enemy as those who enslaved him, can he forgive her? More, can he forget her?

IMPETUOUS ~ Determined to wed her childhood friend, a betrothal her English mother will go to any length to break, Alessandra refuses to abandon the only life she has known in Algiers—even if it means compromising her faith. But when she is entrusted to a new bodyguard whose scarred face and soul draw her to him, she soon discovers the bold Englishman is only playing a part, biding his time until he can fulfill his end of a treacherous bargain. Desperate to turn him from his course, she reveals her identity, but only succeeds in gaining his contempt. Now that he knows the truth, will he ever feel for her all she feels for him? And will it be enough for her to forsake her world to live in his?

Note: LADY OF FIRE is a “clean read” rewrite of Tamara Leigh’s 1995 Bantam Books bestseller, PAGAN BRIDE. Unlike LADY AT ARMS and LADY OF EVE, it is a standalone novel.

My endorsement:~

Let me acknowledge up front – could I be biased about Tamara Leigh’s writing? Yes, that is distinctly possible given the privilege I have of working with Tamara, critiquing her manuscripts, including this one. Does that lessen the stellar quality of her writing? I think not. If you are worried about that bias in any way, give it a week and go and check out the glowing reviews she will have garnered from other readers more independent than me. The glowing reviews will be there in spades.

So, back to my thoughts on this enticing story. I adored Lady of Fire and am seriously pondering whether to label it my favourite of all Tamara’s medieval novels! The exotic locale, the unique cultural mores, and the magnetic appeal of both Lucien and Alessandra will have you wondering the same. Tamara’s heroes are nothing if not appealing yet she’s not afraid to imbue them with genuine flaws that lead to misunderstandings and all manner of grief. Lucien is not different and he has the perfect foil in Alessandra, a vivacious and determined young woman, desperate to hold on to the only world she knows even if that means living a life that compromises her faith and her heart. Conflict abounds as the two argue their way towards England, pursued across Algiers by those who would see Lucien drawn and quartered, and that would be a good death! Alessandra is feisty and naive, a dangerous mix that lands her in hot water many a time but makes for both an anxious and entertaining read. The love story is worthy of many a sigh, the adventure non-stop, and the prose is quite simply, beautifully rendered and authentic to the time period. Immerse yourself in Lady of Fire – you won’t be disappointed!

With thanks to the author for my review copy

Available only in digital format

Thanks to Tamara, we are giving away three copies of Lady of Fire ~ to enter, complete the Rafflecopter form below

Relz Reviewz Extras
Reviews of The KindlingThe RedeemingThe YieldingThe Unveiling and Dreamspell
Review of Restless in Carolina and Character spotlight on Bridget & J.C.
Review of Leaving Carolina and Character spotlight on Piper & Axel
Review of Nowhere, Carolina and Character spotlight on Maggie & Reece
Interview with Tamara
Visit Tamara’s website (she has great recipes, too!)
Buy at Amazon: LADY OF FIRE: A Medieval Romance

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63 Responses to Lady of Fire by Tamara Leigh with giveaways

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review of LADY OF FIRE, Rel! I’m all aglow :)

  2. I haven’t read any of Tamrara’s books so I can’t say who is my favorite hero! However I love this cover! I recently bought Lady of Arms when it was on sale and am hoping to read it soon! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I’ve never read anything by Tamera, but this review made me so excited about it! I hope to win a copy,but if I don’t, I’ll just have to add it to my reading list 😀

  4. I’ve never read anything by Tamera, but this review made me so excited about it! I hope to win a copy,but if I don’t, I’ll just have to add it to my reading list. either way, I’ll be checking out her website and books. 😀

  5. I can’t remember if I’ve read any of Tamera’s books or not. I know her name is very familiar and I’m pretty sure I have one or two unread on my Kindle. Guess I better get busy!

  6. I think that if I could give up sleep, I’d have this book done by 4am.
    3am if hubs stops snoring and I don’t have to waste valuable time whacking him.
    Listening to my beloved snore, whilst *I* am trying to read about Garr, Everard and now Lucien is a total buzzkill.
    Yeah, “swoonkill”
    As with ALL other Tamara Leigh books, I could tune out the Apocalypse. Until the end, and then it just FEELS like the world has ended.

  7. I’ve only read the Unveiling. But I did really like it and the male hero, Garr. Would love to read more!

  8. I never read any of your books… but this one surely sounds great!
    I can’t say who’s my favorite hero, but thanks for the giveaway!

  9. I’m not sure if I have read any of Tamara’s books. However, after reading this review, I am looking forward to reading this and other books she has written.

  10. I have not read any of Tamara’s books yet, but will put them on my TBR list.

  11. I read a contemporary novel by Tamera several years ago. The love interest was a hunky Brit. It was a fun story.

  12. Love Tamara Leigh’s books! I’m so excited to read her most recent! She has a way of making the stories come to life and pulling the reader in.

  13. I am sorry that I can’t name a favorite hero because the comments have shown me what I have been missing! Thanks for this interview and giveaway.

  14. I have so many favorites that I can’t just choose one! I love all of Tamara’s books and heroes! Thanks for sharing your review for Lady of Fire!

  15. I haven’t read any of Tamara Leigh’s books yet, but I can’t wait to have that chance! “Lady of Fire” sounds wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. I have one of your books on my Kindle, just haven’t got to it yet, but I will. Don’t have a favorite but I’m going to have to go find Everard Wulfrith? If he is your favorite I bet I’d like him :)
    dkstevensne AT outlook DOT Com

    • Hi, Deanna! I’m not really allowed to call Everard my favorite, but he is one of them. I do have quite a few “ones,” but maybe he’s a little extra special because he was the last of the Wulfriths to get his own story and, by then, I knew him best. Happy reading!

  17. I love Tamaras books and all the heros but if I had to pick one it would be Christian. He was so forgiving and loyal despite all of Gaenors attempts to be rid of him. I am exited to read Lady Of Fire! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  18. “Lady of Fire” is OUTSTANDING!!!! After the Thanksgiving dinner is done – and the clean up is complete – – do yourself a favor – – put your feet up, grab a cup of soothing hot tea and curl up with a GREAT read!! This book has everything you could want and more – a totally different setting, amazing intrigue and plot twists, deeply developed characters, hold-your-breath romance – – and then – – the story moves across the ocean and continues with more intrigue, adventure, and toe-curlin romance – – if you need an escape – go no further than your kindle – you will LOVE “Lady of Fire”. Great review Rel – you nailed it!!

  19. Never read a book of Tamara Leigh, so I can’t say who’s my favorite hero – though it seems that I should go and find one of Tamara’s and put my feet on my couch and a blanket, some evening when it’s snowing and cold, and have a hot cup of chocolate, and… Now I’m daydreaming.

    But I’ll thank you for the chance to win a Lady of Fire. It sounds like a marvelous book, and though I like historical, I’ve never read a medieval one. Time to find out if I’m a medieval-type of gal.

  20. I own all of Tamara’s Chicklit books, and love them! I also have two of her Medieval romances in digital, and cannot wait till they are in real print form!

  21. sounds like a great book

  22. I’ve never read any of Tamara’s books, but I am excited to!

  23. I’ve yet to read one of your books, but this one sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Another new reader here, so I can’t pick a favorite hero!

  25. I have not read any of Tamara’s books yet but will definitely have to soon. love the covers and books look great.

  26. Hello to Relz and Tamera. Great review and cover. I would love a chance to win this book, but the Rafflecoptor won’t load. I like ti give books for gifts. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  27. I haven’t read any of Tamara’s books yet. But I have heard fabulous things about them and can’t wait to read them for myself. This one sounds excellent. Thanks for your review and sharing!

  28. I’m afraid I haven’t read any of Tamara’s books, but this one looks intriguing. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the contest.


  29. I Love Tamara! I have read all her books a few times and am looking forward to this new update! Keep writing!

  30. I haven’t actually read any of Tamera’s historical novels yet! The only one I have read was a CR called Splitting Harriet, which I did like! I think I read that back before I began writing books myself! I have one of them on my kindle–I keep meaning to read it! Once I get past my current deadline, and I get a better grasp on this writing/reading/taking care of a baby thing! 😀

  31. I haven’t read ‘The Unveiling” yet, but I do have it on my kindle fire to read, just haven’t had a chance to read it yet. The introduction to ‘Lady of Fire” looks delightful & totally intriguing, looking forward to reading it. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your give-away.

  32. I am a new Tamara Leigh fan, I’ve read about 10 of her books in the last few weeks ans LOVE them, especially the medieval ones. So excited to find another excellent author. If you haven’t started one yet, do yourself a favour.

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