Another Round Of Edits (AROE) ~ BARON OF EMBERLY: Chapter Three

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On to the next installment of “Another Round Of Edits (AROE)” in which this author begins the process of editing the full manuscript of Baron Of Emberly–108,215 words to be exact. The following is from the first–there will be more–and most intense round of edits that ensures BOE is fit and trim for her mid-December release:

A WARRIOR DANGEROUSLY IN CONTROL

England, 1334 ~ In the second book of The Feud series, Baron Magnus Verdun is a warrior whose handsome face gives little indication of the darkness he struggles to contain. While pursuing the murderous brigands who plague his lands, he becomes the unwitting savior of the woman the king has decreed he wed—the reckless Lady Thomasin, whose very presence threatens his carefully ordered life. And more so when she proves outspoken beyond what is required of a dutiful wife. Can he tame this woman whose willful ways ought to offend, but instead captivate? More, dare he allow her near and risk exposing the secret that could push her away?


A LADY PERILOUSLY IMPROPER

Despite efforts to make a proper lady of her, the illegitimate Thomasin de Arell knows she is no match for the Baron of Emberly. Though she expects her new husband will think her beneath him, she is unprepared when he insists on separate chambers. When he also demands she control her behavior, the spurned Thomasin rebels—and unknowingly becomes the pawn of forces determined to further the feud. But upon finding herself in Magnus’s arms, she discovers he is not as indifferent as he would have her believe. And when she glimpses his torment, she is determined to shine light on his darkness. Will he let her in? Or will their enemies use the distrust between husband and wife for their own ends?

In this sequel to the bestselling medieval romance, Baron Of Godsmere, join Baron Verdun and his lady as they discover that true love seeks first the soul, and is as easily seen in the dark as in the light.


To Read the edited excerpt, visit: Tamara Leigh ~ Baron Of Emberly

Another Round Of Edits (AROE) ~ BARON OF EMBERLY: Chapter Two

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On to the next installment of “Another Round Of Edits (AROE)” in which this author begins the process of editing the full manuscript of Baron Of Emberly–108,215 words to be exact. The following is from the first–there will be more–and most intense round of edits that ensures BOE is fit and trim for her mid-December release:

A WARRIOR DANGEROUSLY IN CONTROL

England, 1334 ~ In the second book of The Feud series, Baron Magnus Verdun is a warrior whose handsome face gives little indication of the darkness he struggles to contain. While pursuing the murderous brigands who plague his lands, he becomes the unwitting savior of the woman the king has decreed he wed—the reckless Lady Thomasin, whose very presence threatens his carefully ordered life. And more so when she proves outspoken beyond what is required of a dutiful wife. Can he tame this woman whose willful ways ought to offend, but instead captivate? More, dare he allow her near and risk exposing the secret that could push her away?


A LADY PERILOUSLY IMPROPER

Despite efforts to make a proper lady of her, the illegitimate Thomasin de Arell knows she is no match for the Baron of Emberly. Though she expects her new husband will think her beneath him, she is unprepared when he insists on separate chambers. When he also demands she control her behavior, the spurned Thomasin rebels—and unknowingly becomes the pawn of forces determined to further the feud. But upon finding herself in Magnus’s arms, she discovers he is not as indifferent as he would have her believe. And when she glimpses his torment, she is determined to shine light on his darkness. Will he let her in? Or will their enemies use the distrust between husband and wife for their own ends?

In this sequel to the bestselling medieval romance, Baron Of Godsmere, join Baron Verdun and his lady as they discover that true love seeks first the soul, and is as easily seen in the dark as in the light.


To Read the edited excerpt, visit: Tamara Leigh ~ Baron Of Emberly

Another Round Of Edits (AROE) ~ BARON OF EMBERLY: Chapter One

emberly_ebook

On to the next installment of “Another Round Of Edits (AROE)” in which this author begins the process of editing the full manuscript of Baron Of Emberly–108,215 words to be exact. The following is from the first–there will be more–and most intense round of edits that ensures BOE is fit and trim for her mid-December release:

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A WARRIOR DANGEROUSLY IN CONTROL

England, 1334 ~ In the second book of The Feud series, Baron Magnus Verdun is a warrior whose handsome face gives little indication of the darkness he struggles to contain. While pursuing the murderous brigands who plague his lands, he becomes the unwitting savior of the woman the king has decreed he wed—the reckless Lady Thomasin, whose very presence threatens his carefully ordered life. And more so when she proves outspoken beyond what is required of a dutiful wife. Can he tame this woman whose willful ways ought to offend, but instead captivate? More, dare he allow her near and risk exposing the secret that could push her away?


A LADY PERILOUSLY IMPROPER

Despite efforts to make a proper lady of her, the illegitimate Thomasin de Arell knows she is no match for the Baron of Emberly. Though she expects her new husband will think her beneath him, she is unprepared when he insists on separate chambers. When he also demands she control her behavior, the spurned Thomasin rebels—and unknowingly becomes the pawn of forces determined to further the feud. But upon finding herself in Magnus’s arms, she discovers he is not as indifferent as he would have her believe. And when she glimpses his torment, she is determined to shine light on his darkness. Will he let her in? Or will their enemies use the distrust between husband and wife for their own ends?

In this sequel to the bestselling medieval romance, Baron Of Godsmere, join Baron Verdun and his lady as they discover that true love seeks first the soul, and is as easily seen in the dark as in the light.


To Read the edited excerpt, visit: Tamara Leigh ~ Baron Of Emberly

BARON OF EMBERLY Releasing December, 2015 and LEAVING CAROLINA Now Available!

BARON OF EMBERLY, the second book in The Feud series releases this December and will soon be available for pre-order at Amazon, iBooks Store, and Kobo. So here’s the scoop:

A WARRIOR DANGEROUSLY IN CONTROL

England, 1334 ~ In the second book of The Feud series, Baron Magnus Verdun is a warrior whose handsome face gives little indication of the darkness he struggles to contain. While pursuing the murderous brigands who plague his lands, he becomes the unwitting savior of the woman the king has decreed he wed—the reckless Lady Thomasin, whose very presence threatens his carefully ordered life. And more so when she proves outspoken beyond what is required of a dutiful wife. Can he tame this woman whose willful ways ought to offend, but instead captivate? More, dare he allow her near and risk exposing the secret that could push her away?

A LADY PERILOUSLY IMPROPER

Despite efforts to make a proper lady of her, the illegitimate Thomasin de Arell knows she is no match for the Baron of Emberly. Though she expects her new husband will think her beneath him, she is unprepared when he insists on separate chambers. When he also demands she control her behavior, the spurned Thomasin rebels—and unknowingly becomes the pawn of forces determined to further the feud. But upon finding herself in Magnus’s arms, she discovers he is not as indifferent as he would have her believe. And when she glimpses his torment, she is determined to shine light on his darkness. Will he let her in? Or will their enemies use the distrust between husband and wife for their own ends?

In this sequel to the bestselling medieval romance, Baron Of Godsmere, join Baron Verdun and his lady as they discover that true love seeks first the soul, and is as easily seen in the dark as in the light.

To Read an excerpt, visit: Tamara Leigh ~ Baron Of Emberly Excerpt

 

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LEAVING CAROLINA, the first book in the Southern Discomfort series is now available at Amazon, iBooks Store, B&N, and Kobo Books.

THEY SAY YOU CAN TAKE THE GIRL OUT OF THE SOUTH, BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE THE SOUTH OUT OF THE GIRL. THIS GIRL BEGS TO DIFFER.

Piper Wick left her hometown of Pickwick, North Carolina, twelve years ago, shook the dust off her feet, ditched her drawl and her family name, and made a new life for herself as a high-powered public relations consultant in Los Angeles. She’s even “engaged to be engaged” to the picture-perfect U.S. Congressman Grant Spangler.

Now all of Piper’s hard-won happiness is threatened by a reclusive uncle’s bout of conscience. In the wake of a health scare, Uncle Obadiah Pickwick has decided to change his will, leaving money to make amends for four generations’ worth of family misdeeds. But that will reveal all the Pickwicks’ secrets, including Piper’s.

Though Piper arrives in Pickwick primed for battle, she is unprepared for Uncle Obe’s rugged, blue-eyed gardener. So just who is Axel Smith? Why does he think making amends is about more than just making restitution? And why, oh why, can’t she stay on task? With God’s help, Piper is about to discover that although good PR might smooth things over, only the truth will set her free.

To read an excerpt, visit: Tamara Leigh ~ Leaving Carolina

To purchase a copy, visit: Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Kobo Books

EVOLUTION OF A COVER ~ NOWHERE CAROLINA (Releasing Winter 2015/2016)

Yep, another episode of Evolution of a Cover. Last time it was the new cover for my inspirational contemporary, LEAVING CAROLINA: Book One (Available 11.25.15). Now for the second book in the Southern Discomfort series, NOWHERE, CAROLINA (available Winter 2015/2016). The process that follows took approximately a week from start to finish.

PART I: The Original Nowhere Carolina ~ Unlike the original LEAVING CAROLINA cover, I did not adore the original NOWHERE, CAROLINA cover. For one thing, it’s too painfully neon bright. For another, it’s too un-Maggie Pickwick. Floral print dress? Umm, no. Pink rubber rain boots? Not in this lifetime. Hanging out in a rash of ivy? Not on your life. So now I get to right this wrong (as I can’t wait to do with my soon to be re-written and re-covered MISBEGOTTEN). Coming up… My spot-on version of Maggie. And her Reece 🙂

 

PART II: Righting the Wrong Carolina ~ A-hunting I did go and found this sigh-able couple who closely resemble Maggie and Reece. This background could work, but I think we need something soft and dreamy, similar to the new LEAVING CAROLINA cover. And, of course, Maggie is nothing if not an unapologetic redhead.

 

PART III: Of Soft and Dreamy Things ~ After poring over numerous background possibilities, we landed on this one, chosen not only for its romantic feel but amazing colors and lamp post. Now to make that kiss more private, hmm?

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PART IV: Of Sparkly Tree Lights and the Color Pink ~ Oh my word. Now that’s… Give me a moment to sigh. Okay, I’m in love. Well, mostly. The addition of sparkly tree lights is perfect and in line with the fireflies on LEAVING CAROLINA’s cover. Maggie’s fiery red hair is lovely, though it needs to be a bit darker. But now the pink… Maybe it’s the original cover that’s putting me off that color, but it makes me wrinkle my nose. Let’s try a blue font and white scarf. Oh, and can we move the couple’s feet up out of the author name?

 

PART V: Here There Be Giants ~ Yes! Blue font all the way–and love Maggie’s wintry white scarf. But Houston, we have a problem. I know I asked to move the couple up out of the author name, but now they look like giants alongside the knee-high fence. That, or they’re at a kiddie park. I think if you enlarge the background so the lamp post’s light kisses the top of the cover and pull the couple’s feet back into the author name a bit, that should bring everything back into proportion. Whew, would have hated to miss that detail!

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PART VI: Here There Be Proportion…and Too Many Tree Lights ~ Much better proportioned, and I especially like the lamp post light up out of the title. However, all that shifting has moved a string of tree lights below the title. Too busy, so let’s nix that lower string.

 

PART VII: The Wrong Finally Righted ~ And here’s the final cover beside its sister. Wasn’t this fun? Now to re-think RESTLESS IN CAROLINA’s cover. Coming Soon!

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LEAVING CAROLINA: Book One Excerpt: Tamara Leigh

LEAVING CAROLINA: Releasing 11.25.15 from Amazon, iBooks Store, Kobo Books, and Barnes & Noble