Monday, July 19, 2010

Tempted by a Warrior by Amanda Scott review and giveaway

Lady Fiona, wed in haste, has never known marital peace. When last she'd seen her cruel husband Will, he'd struck her - and she has no memory of what she did next - only that she woke later alone in her bedchamber. Will has gone missing, and Fiona fears that in her rage and terror she might somehow have killed him. When her husband's cousin Sir Richard comes to search for Will, Fiona is touched by his warm nature. A knight and warrior, Richard is drawn to Fiona's brave manner, quickly seeing in her an equal measure of inner courage.

My thoughts-

This is one of my favorite series of books. I started with the second book, Seduced by a Rogue, and I immediately had to run out and find the first. Finally I read the third and realized the I cannot pick a favorite out of these novels. Although they are romance novels, they go deeper than the normal “romance” type of book, the characters are well rounded full of emotion, while the plot is deep and intriguing, leaving you wanting to know more. Although each book is a standalone novel, you will want to read them from the start.

Tempted by a Warrior is the third book in Amanda Scott’s Galloway trilogy. Her trilogy is based on an unpublished Scottish manuscript, dated 1544 and written by a Lady Maxwell.

Don’t forget to look for the first two novels in this trilogy

Tamed by a Laird
Seduced by a Rogue.

Five Fun Facts
1. The title Tempted by a Warrior, as with that of its predecessor, Seduced by a Rogue, can be read two ways, because the warrior can be either the lady Fiona or the hero, Sir Richard Seyton, Baron Kirkhill. The reader can decide which one it is.

2. I wrote most of this book last summer and fall while sitting on the porch of a rustic lakeside cabin in the High Sierras (meaning no internet, no road, no phone or electricity, but loads of peace and relative quiet), aided by nosy (and noisy) Stellar jays, assorted chipmunks and squirrels, and the odd glass of wine offered by childhood friends and neighbors who thought I ought to relax and enjoy real life more.

3. My hard drive crashed while I was at the lake, and my tech-brilliant nephew, whose cabin is across the lake, suggested putting my laptop in the freezer for a few hours and then trying to access the hard drive to save the book (and other sundry files) onto a flash drive that he would provide. See wine reference in #2 above. Fortunately, freezing the computer worked and a nearby (relatively) computer fixit place froze it again and managed thereby to clone my entire hard drive onto a much larger replacement hard drive. Amazing!

4. The information for the head injuries in this book comes from both research and personal experience.

5. Willie Magee, the uh…assistant who has insisted on helping me write for the past year, instead of climbing up my leg to get to the keyboard as he did when he was small, now leaps from the floor to my shoulder, drapes himself over said shoulder, and purrs loudly while watching my every keystroke. If I stop typing, he promptly reaches out a paw to the keyboard, clearly offering to continue in my stead. He also likes to play with the keyboard whenever I take a break, which has resulted in some interesting narrative, to say the least

About the author
Amanda Scott is the author of over 50 romance novels and the recipient of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award. She lives in Folsom, California, outside of Sacramento. She is a fourth-generation Californian.

My Thanks to Hachette Book Group for both the review copy as well as the giveaways.

I have 4 copies to giveaway on the 30th of July.

Contest open to residents of the US and Canada.

Sorry no P.O. Boxes.

To enter please leave your name, a valid email address, and the reason you love to read Scottish literature.


chey said...

I love Scottish literature because I like to imagine the accent while I'm reading.

chey127 at hotmail dot com

stacey said...

I love scottish literature because thay have the biggest imaginations and thay make some great fairy tails.There land is real nice looking and thay have some castles.every thing a girl neads to dream.and did I forget the Highlanders know way there Hot!

LSUReader said...

I like lots of different historical romance, including those set in Scotland. Thanks for the contest.
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Linda Henderson said...

I love Scottish literature because I get to learn something about the country and it's culture. I've learned a lot by reading historicals.

seriousreader at live dot com

nfmgirl said...

I don't know whether or not I've ever read Scottish literature. However I LOVE a man with a Scottish accent! So I'd love to read a book where I could hear that in my head throughout!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

karenk said...

i love the dialect...thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Young in TX said...

I love Scottish lit because it's not American and what I'm used to being American. Great blog!!


Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Debbie D

misskallie2000 said...

Oh I just love Scottsmen. Their brogue, the kilts, and the good looking I had the opportunity to go to Scotland in 2001 and spent a week in Aviemore with snow capped mountains around us. Was so beautiful. Would love to go back..
Thanks for the opportunity to enter.
misskallie in GA.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I love to read Scottish literature because I have Scots in my heritage :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Anita Yancey said...

I like to read Scottish literature, because I love thier accents. Also I love the descriptions of the land, dress and food of the period. Please enter me. Thanks!


Misusedinnocence said...

I have Scottish in my blood and I feel like I'm connecting to my roots. ;)

Bethie said...

I like to read Scottish literature because i picture the men with those accents...*fanning myself*. Gotta love it!

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