My Guest, Author Tamara Leigh

During this, one of our ‘free’ weeks here at 4F,1H, we plan on using some the time to have  guests and promote their works. Today I am so proud to have as my first guest… author Tamara Leigh.

I met Tamara online as we are both food bloggers. I take a basic approach to teach people who don’t know where to start or who feel lost when faced with guests who have special needs. I try to give them basic knowledge for them to draw on and to build their confidence in all areas of hosting. []

Tamara’s approach deals basics as well.She  features non-complicated but more sophisticated foods and flavors; her dishes are always colorful and among the most beautiful I have ever seen!

Tamara Leigh’s romance novels are as lovely as her meals,(if often a little less spicy!). I knew she would be a good fit with the other Foxes and the Hound and I am pleased to introduce her to those of you who do not know her work.

I will let her dust jacket give her background :

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, followed by Virgin Bride, Pagan Bride, and Saxon Bride. Tamara continued to write for the general market, publishing three more novels with HarperCollins and Dorchester and earning 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. Both books were released as audiobooks. In 2009, Faking Grace was nominated for ACFW “Book of the Year” and RITA awards. In 2010, Leaving Carolina was featured in Target stores’ “Emerging Authors: New, Notable, Red-Hot Reads” section. 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 continues to write. Recently, she returned to the historical romance genre with the release of Dreamspell, a medieval time travel romance. With The Unveiling and The Yielding, the first and second books in her new Age of Faith series, she once more invites readers to join her in the world of the middle ages.
Tamara lives near Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and sons, a Doberman that bares its teeth not only to threaten the UPS man but to smile, and a Shih Tzu with a Napoleon complex and something of an eating disorder



 A Tamara Leigh  Fantasy Romance Novel

A Tamara Leigh Fantasy Romance Novel



Sleep disorders specialist Kennedy Plain has been diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor. When her research subject 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 14th-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.

 I hope you take the time to drop in with comments or questions for Tamara. She and I will be watching for your posts.

About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.
This entry was posted in authors, Guest Blogs, Tonette Joyce, writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

45 Responses to My Guest, Author Tamara Leigh

  1. Welcome Tamara. Your story sounds wonderful and what a beautiful cover. Thanks for sharing with us.


  2. Hi Jillian,
    I’m pleased to be hosted by 4F1H and the lovely Tonette–and thrilled with how well Dreamspell’s cover.represents the story. Wishing you a wonderful day.



  4. Thanks for coming in,Jillian.Everyone else seems to be away for the day. That truly is a ‘romantic’ cover if there ever was one!I hope you check out her recipes, as well.


  5. Diane Davis says:

    Hi Tamara! I enjoyed reading about you, and your books sound fascinating! Thanks for sharing the synopsis of Dreamspell, I’ll be looking forward to reading it.


  6. My pleasure, Diane. So glad you stopped by.


  7. jeff salter says:

    Wow. Very impressive list of published titles with some very strong pub. houses. Congratulations!
    I like the way you’ve constructed your titles: each (presumably in a series of sorts) with a diff. name yet similar & recognizable arrangement. Quite succinct and yet — when matched to the cover art — I’m sure gives a very strong notion of the content of each.


  8. Iris B says:

    Sorry – better late than never! 😉
    Welcome Tamara!!! Great post, interesting Doberman, LOL, looooove the cover, love the title!
    17 books – I am in awe!


  9. jeff salter says:

    wow … 17 published books in 19 yrs is fantastic.
    I WROTE 7 complete novels in a bit under 5 yrs — 4 of those were completed in 2 yrs — but it took another 14 months to get two of the 7 published. The third is under contract and is still in content edits.


  10. I’m gearing up to release the third book in my new medieval series this May. The first two books and half of the third were written years ago when I transitioned from the general to the inspirational market and hoped to bring my medieval romances with me. It turns out medievals don’t do well in the inspirational market, and so…enter contemporary romance. When I decided to dip my toes in the waters of self publishing last year, out came Dreamspell and those 2-1/2 Age of Faith medievals. So thrilled to have found a home for them!


    • We wish you continued luck,Tamara.You are FEARLESS in changing horses, so to speak, branching out and even going from traditional , large publishing houses to self -publishing! You have courage, my Friend, but obviously it is well thought out and planned for success! I hope you keep checking your email, we often have stragglers coming in later on down the road. Thank you so much for honoring me with being my first guest.I hope you picked up a few new readers and food-enthusiasts,(we’ve been trying to help Jeff here…can open a package but that is about it.He is on a gluten-free diet).
      I know you found a few friends and colleagues!


      • jeff salter says:

        well now, I can do more than open cans.
        why just this afternoon I invented that new dish: Egg Salad & Tuna with Turkey Bacon Bits


      • Thank you for having me over to visit Foxes, Hound, and followers–and for your encouragement. I wouldn’t say my self publishing adventure was well planned, but I’m learning and taking chances I would never have believed possible for me. Have a wonderful weekend, all! And, Jeff, there are some wonderful meals that come out of a can. My Cheater’s Chicken and Dumplings…yum! I’ll have to share that one on my blog 🙂


  11. Come visit us any time, Tamara…I know you are a busy lady but if you have a minute, drop in.We have some fun here.
    I have been trying to get Jeff to guest on his experiences going gluten-free on FFF; we’ll make him a food-blogger yet!


  12. I admire you people with your good knees…and other joints!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s