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Intro: Eliza Redgold, Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva & #Giveaways

This week we are introducing author Eliza Redgold. She has a new release novel from St Martins Press. Her novel is titled Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva


Intro- I'm the author of...

Hello, I’m Eliza Redgold.  I’m the author of “NAKED: A Novel of Lady Godiva” released internationally by St Martin’s Press New York in July 2015.


Eliza Redgold on the web:

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My Life- (short bio)

Eliza Redgold is based upon the old, Gaelic meaning of my given name, Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd. English folklore has it that if you help a fairy, you will be rewarded with red gold. I’m an author and academic (and unashamed romantic!). I’ve presented academic papers on women and romance and am a contributor to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction. I was born in Irvine, Scotland on Marymass Day and currently live in Australia.

Influences-
I’m influenced by women writers of every century. It was daring of women to write in times past, so I appreciate them for using their pens as their swords!


How I write-

I write as regularly as possible. As an academic as well as an author, I’m always writing something! I read a lot too, and love audio books and movies. Music also takes me to the place I need to be to write.

Motivation- (why you write?)

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 …




Your Book-

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.



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

18 comments:

  1. Good luck - sounds like a great story!

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  2. Wow, what an interesting premise!

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  3. Thank you, Eliza. Your book sounds like a fine read. I too love folklore. Good luck with this and your other projects.

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  4. The naked truth? I sure have been reading a lot of good things about this book lately. I wish you much success with it, Eliza.

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  5. Sounds intriguing. A brave lady, indeed. I hope she was rewarded for her sacrifice.

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  6. I read about this book earlier this week and it sounds really good.

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  7. This story sounds amazing. I haven't read a book about Lady Godiva before. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  8. This book sounds like it's right up my alley. Also, I love where Eliza's pseudonym comes from. :-)

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  9. Fascinating review, post and author's back-story! :-) Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  10. Lady Godiva! Cool. This is definitely going on my summer reading list!

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  11. Thanks everyone! Good luck and I hope you enjoy Lady Godiva's story!

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  12. I haven't had a chance to read the book yet, but your name is getting around and my curiosity is piqued. Good luck with this and all future projects.

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  13. I saw this on another blog. Really interesting about Lady Godiva!

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  14. I've heard of Lady Godiva but never knew that's what she was known for. This sounds like an intriguing read!

    Also, RomanceWriter, you won a book on my last post. :)

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