THE LONGING: #1 HISTORICAL CHRISTIAN ROMANCE ~ Thank you, Readers!

THE LONGING: #1 Historical Christian Romance! 4.9-star Rating!

I’ve had quite a bit of wonderful news to awaken to since the release of the fifth book in the Age of Faith series, and this morning’s resulted in quite the happy dance. Thank you, readers!

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To read an excerpt, visit: www.tamaraleigh.com

To purchase, visit: Amazon

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THE LONGING: Book Five ~ Happy Release Day!

THE LONGING: Book Five RELEASE DAY ~ So thrilled to present the story of the final Wulfrith sibling, Sir Everard, and his lady, Susanna.

Current Amazon rankings:
#9 Christian Historical Romance ebooks
#10 Christian Historical Romance books
#22 Medieval Romance

Thank you, Readers!

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In The Unveiling, The Yielding, The Redeeming, and The Kindling, the lives of the formidable Wulfrith family unfold during Duke Henry’s battle for the English throne and his succession. The fifth book in the series, The Longing, belongs to the last Wulfrith brother, the enigmatic Sir Everard, and the much maligned Lady Susanna de Balliol.

THE ONE HE CAN NEVER FORGIVE

For years, Lady Susanna de Balliol has borne the blame for betrayal—well-earned, though not as believed by the man she can never forget. Now her nephew must prove his legitimacy or lose his claim to his father’s lands. When Susanna is forced to flee with the boy following an attempt on his life, will the one man who knows the truth of her nephew’s birth grant them sanctuary within his walls? More, will he aid the woman whom he believes cost him the love of his life?

THE ONE SHE CAN NEVER FORGET

Eleven years—a long time to have loved and lost. Certain he will not love again, Everard Wulfrith has committed his life to the command of Wulfen Castle. But when the girl whose betrayal he can never forgive appears to him as a grown woman and demands he atone for his sins, can he lay bare his past to aid her nephew? And what of his unexpected feelings for the scandalous Susanna de Balliol whose indiscretions may very well put his own to shame?

To read an excerpt of the tale of Sir Everard Wulfrith and Lady Susanna de Balliol, visit: http://www.tamaraleigh.com

To purchase, visit Amazon or Barnes & Noble (coming soon to iBooks Store and Kobo Books)

MEXICAN TORTILLA SOUP: THE BEEF EDITION

This time I made this family favorite with ground beef rather than chicken or no meat at all, and it was every bit as tasty. Actually, Senior thought it was the best ever, and I was happy happy–until he likened it to goulash. Goulash? Really? Regardless, here’s another easy, mouth-pleasing, time-friendly recipe:

Mexican Tortilla Soup-The Beef Edition

1 lb lean ground beef

2 tbsp taco seasoning

1 cup diced onion

10 cups chicken broth

1-14.5 oz can diced tomatoes

1-10 oz can Rotel Diced Tomatoes with Lime Juice and Cilantro

1-15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained

1-15 oz can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

1-4 oz can diced green chile peppers

juice of 1 lime

salt and pepper to taste

3 large flour tortillas cut into 2″ x 1/4″ pieces

1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 cup sour cream

1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced thin

1) To large soup pot over medium-high heat, add ground beef and cook 6-8 minutes until browned; drain fat; reduce heat to medium, add taco seasoning, and stir to coat beef; add onions and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally

2) Add chicken broth, both tomatoes, both beans, green chiles, and lime juice; season with salt and pepper to taste; reduce heat to low and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally

3) Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees; spread flour tortilla strips on baking pan and toast in oven 8-10 minutes until crisp and golden; remove from oven and set aside while soup continues cooking

4) Serve soup with sides of: tortilla strips, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and avocado (coarsely chopped cilantro is also a great addition)

Serves: 6-8 dinner-sized portions

NOTE: This is a “repeat” recipe featured on my original “Kitchen Novelist” blog 04/24/12

CHICKEN LETTUCE CUPS

Oh, how our family enjoys lettuce wraps and lettuce cups. I think it’s because my guys get more of the “good stuff” (the filling) without filling up on bread on tortillas. And crisp lettuce leaves are so refreshing. More thumbs up for this easy-to-put-on-the-table meal!

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1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

2 tbsp orange juice

3 tbsp brown sugar

3 tbsp water

2 tbsp cornstarch

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

2 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 cup peeled and finely chopped carrots

3 green onions, finely chopped

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 lb ground chicken

1-8 oz can water chestnuts, drained and diced

1 head iceberg lettuce, rinsed and leaves peeled from core

1) In medium bowl, mix soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, orange juice, brown sugar, water, cornstarch, red pepper flakes, and oyster sauce; set sauce aside

2) To large skillet, add sesame oil and heat over medium; add carrots, green onions, and ginger and cook 5 minutes, stirring often; add chicken and cook 5 minutes, stirring often, until chicken is just cooked through; stir in sauce and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and cook five minutes stirring often

3) Remove skillet from heat, stir in water chestnuts, and spoon mixture into lettuce cups; see–easy!

Servings: 4

THE LONGING: Book V (Age of Faith) ~ Back Cover Copy

Back cover copy of THE LONGING, Book V in the Age of Faith series (available Spring 2014):

amz TAMARA LEIGH 7

In The Unveiling, The Yielding, The Redeeming, and The Kindling, the lives of the formidable Wulfrith family unfold during Duke Henry’s battle for the English throne and his succession. The fifth book in the series, The Longing, belongs to the last Wulfrith brother, the enigmatic Sir Everard, and the much maligned Lady Susanna de Balliol.

THE ONE HE CAN NEVER FORGIVE

For years, Lady Susanna de Balliol has borne the blame for betrayal—well-earned, though not as believed by the man she can never forget. Now her nephew must prove his legitimacy or lose his claim to his father’s lands. When Susanna is forced to flee with the boy following an attempt on his life, will the one man who knows the truth of her nephew’s birth grant them sanctuary within his walls? More, will he aid the woman whom he believes cost him the love of his life?

THE ONE SHE CAN NEVER FORGET

Eleven years—a long time to have loved and lost. Certain he will not love again, Everard Wulfrith has committed his life to the command of Wulfen Castle. But when the girl whose betrayal he can never forgive appears to him as a grown woman and demands he atone for his sins, can he lay bare his past to aid her nephew? And what of his unexpected feelings for the scandalous Susanna de Balliol whose indiscretions may very well put his own to shame?

To read an excerpt of the tale of Sir Everard Wulfrith and Lady Susanna de Balliol, visit: www.tamaraleigh.com

MEXICAN CHICKEN CASSEROLE

Even with the weather warming up, there’s room for a good casserole, and Mexican Chicken Casserole is good. The tortilla chips on the bottom of this casserole combine with the salsa to form a bottom soft polenta crust, while the tortillas on the top are nice and crunchy. No leftovers–again.

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2-1/2 cups lightly crushed tortilla chips, divided

12 chicken tenderloins

1-16 oz jar salsa (I used Pace brand)

1-1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese (I went spicy with this and used Cabot’s Hot Habanero)

2 green onions, sliced thin

1/2 cup diced tomatoes

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees; lightly oil a large casserole dish

2) Scatter 1-1/2 cups tortilla chips (reserving 1 cup) over bottom of casserole dish; top with chicken tenderloins (a single layer); pour salsa over chicken; cover with aluminum foil and bake in oven 40 minutes

3) Remove aluminum foil; scatter reserved 1 cup tortilla chips over top, followed by cheese, green onions, and tomatoes; bake 5 minutes longer and serve

Servings: 4

DREAMSPELL: A New Cover in Anticipation of the Audiobook Release

“Emotional, funny, romantic, and entirely enchanting, Dreamspell is the sort of novel that begs a screenplay.” ~ USA Today, Serena Chase

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A TIME TO LIVE. A TIME TO DIE. A TIME TO DREAM.

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.

To read an excerpt, visit: www.tamaraleigh.com