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Thursday, 19 November 2015

☀ Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva: Lady of Legend [1] - Eliza Redgold

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva, a Historical Romance/Fiction by (, St. Martin's Griffin, 322 pages).

This is the first book in the Lady of Legend series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below.   Read the first chapter with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Eliza Redgold will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

We know her name. We know of her naked ride. We don’t know her true story.

We all know the legend of Lady Godiva, who famously rode naked through the streets of Coventry, covered only by her long, flowing hair. So the story goes, she begged her husband Lord Leofric of Mercia to lift a high tax on her people, who would starve if forced to pay. Lord Leofric demanded a forfeit: that Godiva ride naked on horseback through the town. There are various endings to Godiva’s ride, that all the people of Coventry closed their doors and refused to look upon their liege lady (except for ‘peeping Tom’) and that her husband, in remorse, lifted the tax.

Naked is an original version of Godiva’s tale with a twist that may be closer to the truth: by the end of his life Leofric had fallen deeply in love with Lady Godiva. A tale of legendary courage and extraordinary passion, Naked brings an epic story new voice.

Teaser: Excerpt


     Magic sparkled in the sunlight, falling on the leaves as we reached the edge of the Forest of Arden.
     Leofric stroked Wyrd’s neck as we tethered our horses. “This is a sacred place.”
     “How did you know?”
     Arden was the home of our ancient spirits but it wasn’t common knowledge beyond our borders. Many still came to worship in Arden on holy days, but only those who lived in the Middle Lands.
     A shrug was his only reply as we went deeper into the forest by foot, the oaks, elms and poplars whispering their mysterious welcome. Yet I swore he bowed as we entered the deep green grove.

Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva
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About the Author

ELIZA REDGOLD is an author, academic and unashamed romantic. She writes historical fiction (St Martin’s Press) and romance (Harlequin).

NAKED: A Novel of Lady Godiva was released internationally by St Martin’s Press New York in 2015. Her ‘Romance your Senses’ series of contemporary romances are published by Harlequin. They include Black Diamonds, Hide and Seek and Wild Flower. Eliza is also contracted to Harlequin Historical for two upcoming Victorian historical romances. Look out for Enticing Benedict Cole in November 2015.

Eliza Redgold is based upon the old, Gaelic meaning of her name, Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd. English folklore has it that if you help a fairy, you will be rewarded with red gold. She has presented academic papers on women and romance and is a contributor to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction.

She was born in Irvine, Scotland on Marymass Day and currently lives in Australia.

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8 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Really great post, I enjoyed the teaser! Thanks for sharing

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  3. Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy reading NAKED as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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