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Friday, July 16, 2010

Tempted by a Warrior by Amanda Scott - Giveaway!

by Amanda Scott

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. Confessing that she fears having killed Will, Fiona accepts Richard's offer to help her. Pursuing together the mystery of Will's disappearance, they fall in love. Meanwhile the English are reinforcing their garrison in the Scottish Borderlands, putting Fiona, Richard, and Scotland in peril....

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.


I have 3 copies of this book to giveaway - courtesy of Hachette Books.
This giveaway is open to US/Canada only - no PO boxes.
It will end on Aug 7
SSR - Just leave a comment with your email address!

Tempted by a Warrior
Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, Jul 1, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-446-56132-7
388 pages


jeanette8042 said...

The five fun facts were interesting to read and Tempted by a Warrior sounds like a good read!

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Sandy Jay said...

This looks interesting. I'd love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

I would love to read Tempted by a Warrior :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!


hmmmm an author i like, a book i've not read, and a contest...looks like a book for me! spvaughan@yahoo.com

Virginia C said...

I loved “Tamed by a Laird” and “Seduced by a Rogue”, and I look forward to reading “Tempted by a Warrior”! "The Scottish Knights Trilogy" also sounds terrific! Please enter my name in the drawing : )

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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Carol L. said...

Oh this has been on my TRL. I look forward to reading this . Love the excerpts and blurbs I've been seeing for it.
Carol L.

thaeter7 said...

I would love to curl up with this book (and the guy on the cover as well!)

holdenj said...

Looks like a good one, please count me in! I enjoyed the five facts too!

elaing8 said...

I have the other books in the series,I'd love to win this one,please count me in.

winterbabe98 said...

I'll bet that Sir Richard seduced Fiona!!! Sounds like Amanda had a very relaxing place in which to write this book!!! Neat!

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I also retweeted this giveaway on twitter!

chey said...

I can't wait to read Tempted by a warrior.

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Debbie D

Mary said...

Loved the five fun facts and the books sounds great, would love to read it.


rubynreba said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book! Looks like a good one!


I havew never heard about freezing the computer before. Good suggestion.


Soft Fuzzy Sweater said...

When did Scots men become so sexy? Even after "Trainspotting"?I've read Ms.Scotts' Boudiccea [sic] books and loved them. I'm sure this wii be a great follow up!


Cecile said...

Please count me in!!!!
Thanks for the giveaway!

ossmcalc said...

I think that Amanda Scott is a wonderful author, and I have not read this book. Please enter me into your giveaway.

Thank you,


I also tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/18886040822

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this story !

Anonymous said...

I just love a good scottic romance - thanks for the give a way. Stephenia quilter892ataoldotcom

heatherzilla said...

Sounds like a great read. I love a man in a kilt!


baileythebookworm said...

Yum, kilts! Sign me up!

throuthehaze said...

I would LOVE to read this :)
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BUSY BEE said...

I loved her last two books and can't wait to read this one! Thanks!!

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Caffey said...

Love these highlander romances! Would love to be in the contest! Thanks!

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Judy said...

I'd like to win.

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Misusedinnocence said...

This sounds great, I would love to be entered. :)


Bethie said...

I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

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ChristyJan said...

Please enter me ~ I would love to win a copy of this book.


Beth said...

This looks fun! Please enter me!

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misskallie2000 said...

I love Amanda Scott stories. To me a Scotsman is a virile, strong, and sensual man just waiting to release all this to the right woman. I love the brogue of the Scots and could listen to scotsman talking all day long (and into the night).

Thanks for this great apportunity to enter this giveaway.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Dawn M. said...

Would love the chance to read this. Count me in, please!

Thanks! :0)
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Teresa said...

Sounds interesting :)



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