Thursday, November 5, 2015

Naked Blog Tour (+$20 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Naked
Author: Eliza Redgold
Series: N/A
Pages: N/A
Date Published: 2015
Publisher: N/A
Format: Kindle
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

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.
~Try an Excerpt!~
If the rider heard he made no sign. Clad in a silver helmet and armored in brown leather, he galloped under the arches, my warning ignored. His great black horse circled the courtyard, raising dust as he halted in front of the steps. 

For a moment he didn’t move. Nor did I, except to tighten my fingers on the handle of my blade.

He lifted off his helmet.

A pair of piercing eyes met mine.

This is not Thurkill.

The knowledge flashed into my brain. The man in front of me was tall and strong. Many years younger than my father, perhaps thirty years of age, his face a tanned brown. His hair, tawny as an owl wing, fell to the studded collar of his armor, its leather stretched across his shoulders.

He spoke. “You are Godiva.”

Hawk high I lifted my head. “I am. Who are you? Why have you come to my lands?”

Dirt swirled in the air as his horse hoofed the ground. River deep turned his gaze as he took me in, lingering on the thick braid that fell over my shoulder to brush to my thigh.

“Well?” A flame flickered though me, hotter than fear. A flame I’d never known.

“Who are you?”
~Meet Eliza!~
ELIZA REDGOLD is an author, academic and unashamed romantic.

Eliza Redgold is based upon the old, Gaelic meaning of her name, Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd. She was born in Irvine, Scotland on Marymass Day and currently lives in Australia. She has presented academic papers on women and romance and is a contributor to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction. Eliza has also written two upcoming Victorian historical romances for Harlequin Historical. Look out for ‘Enticing Benedict Cole’ in November 2015.
 Eliza will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

22 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like a very interesting read!

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  2. Thanks for having me and Lady Godiva stop by!

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  3. Thank you Andra, once again, for my introduction to Eliza and her work. Good job...both of you.

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  4. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?

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    1. Hmmm ... I would have to say Lady Godiva! She's my heroine. (Or maybe the taster at Godiva chocolates ...)

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  5. "... ELIZA REDGOLD is an ... unashamed romantic...." There's nothing wrong with that, LOL!

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  6. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to read this one!

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  7. Sounds like a fabulous read.

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    1. Lady Godiva is fabulous - I hope you enjoy it!

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  8. I enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Thanks - I'm glad you enjoyed the Naked excerpt!

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  10. I love the blurb. Sounds like a great book

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  11. My favorite genre is historical fiction and this sounds so exciting !

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  12. Loved the excerpt...great characterization!

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  13. I wish the author much succes on the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction

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