STOP #18

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Hello Book Aficionados! My name is Tamara Leigh. Since 1994, I’ve been published with HarperCollins, Bantam, and RandomHouse, and independently since 2012. Though I entered the inspirational market with 7 contemporary romances, the books of my heart have always been medieval romances—34 and counting, soon 35 with the release of the first book in my new Age of Honor series. You can learn more about me and my books here on my site and on Facebook and Instagram.

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My latest release is DAUNTLESS, the final book in the 8-book Age of Conquest series. Here’s a peek:

THE D'ARGENTS. IT ALL BEGAN WITH A WOMAN...TOO.

Before William the Conqueror conquered, there was the family D’Argent. And a marriage alliance destined to give rise to England’s formidable Wulfriths. 

 

Just as Robine’s husband rejects her on their wedding night, so too her love. Though she determines to cease loving him, what proves impossible becomes irrelevant when he is slain. Painfully aware once her period of mourning ends she must provide her sons a protector, she agrees to wed a suitor. When uncertainty over wedding him leads to a fall from grace, there is no going back—unless Godfroi returns from the dead. Can she forgive her husband for allowing her to believe he perished? Can he forgive her for a sin soon apparent to all? And what of granting the innocent grace?

POURING THE FOUNDATION OF A NEW SERIES

Long before the release of DAUNTLESS, the final book in the Age of Conquest series, this seat-of-the-pants writer began laying the foundation of the next series of books featuring the Wulfrith family.

 

Conceptualization of the Age of Honor series was relatively effortless since like the 11th-century Age of Conquest and 12th-century Age of Faith series it features the formidable Wulfrith family, trainers of England’s greatest defenders.

 

Next came the fun part—choosing character names and book titles. Since I’m a collector of medieval names, once I had an idea of the temperament of my first hero and heroine, I picked over my list until I hit on those that said, “I’m the one!” As for titles, after deciding on ones ending in -ous, I collected dozens I believed a fit for the heroes and heroines representing the Wulfrith family. And once I had the premise of the first book, I picked VALOROUS for Hector and Séverine’s love story.

 

The formidable and time-consuming part was—or should I say is—research (it never ends). To ground the series in an interesting, conflict-ridden time period suited to the Wulfrith family, I chose the 14th century of King Edward III during the Hundred Years War between England and France. After untold hours of research (books, audiobooks, internet searches), I created a timeline of the major events in which to set each of the books which will likely number eight. In a nutshell, that’s how I poured the foundation of the new series.

Here are the Stop #18 Basics:

If you’re interested, you can order DAUNTLESS: Book VIII (Age of Conquest) at Amazon, B&N, iBooks, and Kobo. Audiobooks are available at Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

Clue to Write Down: to read.

Link to Stop #19, the Next Stop on the Loop: Jody Hedlund's site!

Before you go... I’m holding a raffle of Age of Conquest eBooks, audiobooks, and two 3-book sets of autographed paperbacks. See Rafflecopter below for details. Ebook and Audiobook giveaway open to U.S. and international residents. Autographed Paperback sets open to U.S. residents only. I wish you well!

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