St. Martin's Press: Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva by Eliza Redgold #Giveaway

  Title:     Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva

Author:   Eliza Redgold

Genre:  Historical

 Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva

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,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.
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.

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Meet the Author                Eliza Redgold






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” will be released internationally by St Martin’s Press New York in July 2015. Her ‘Romance your Senses’ series of contemporary romances are published by Harlequin (MIRA) Australia and Escape Publishing. They include Black Diamonds, Hide and Seek and Wild Flower (2015 release). Eliza is also contracted to Harlequin Historical (London) for two upcoming Victorian historical romances. Look out for them! She is represented by Joelle Delbourgo Associates US.

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. As a non-fiction author she is co-author of Body Talk: a Power Guide for Girls and Stay-at-Home Mothers: Dialogues and Debates. She was born in Irvine, Scotland on Marymass Day and currently lives in Australia.

By day a mild-mannered university lecturer with a PhD, by night she is a wild-mannered writer of historical fiction and romances. “Writing makes me braver. It has inspired adventures (and misadventures!) in travel, nature, art, literature and even gastronomy. I hope my books will inspire you too! They’re for people who love a good story, but want to discover new things. They also feature adventurous heroines who are prepared to take risks in life and love. Though in life and in love, of course, things never go quite as planned …”

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A Kindle copy giveaway of Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva to one commenter!

15 comments:

  1. Congrats to Eliza! Naked sounds like an amazing read!

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    1. How wonderful to meet you! Great to be in your company!

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    2. Great to meet you! Thank you!

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  3. Sounds like a fun read! Also, great to see other professor/authors! :)

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    1. It is great to discover other academic/authors out there!

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  4. I love the sound of this novel...need to know why did Lady Godiva do the ride naked! Congratulations on the release Eliza!

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    1. I needed to know too :) What a journey!

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  5. It is the second time today that this book has crossed my radar. Obviously meant. And it sounds entrancing.

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  6. Thanks so much! Godiva's story is an entrancing one! I hope you all enjoy it.

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  7. It's a sexy tale, and I like the idea of giving Lady Godiva a voice. I imagine I'd be a "peeping Tom" if anyone rode naked on horseback through my town.

    Congratulations and much luck with this book, Eliza.

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  8. I’ve always been fascinated by the story of Lady Godiva, so I know I will enjoy this.

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