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Promo Spotlight and Giveaway: Naked by Eliza Redgold

Friday, November 06, 2015

Today, I'm hosting a promo spotlight on Eliza Redgold's historical fiction, Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva, as a part of the ongoing VBT. Also find an excerpt for your enjoyment.

Eliza Redgold will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva
Eliza Redgold
 
Published: July 14, 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014749-naked

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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An Excerpt from Naked:

My people were so happy, so pleased to see me wed. After the battle scars and losses of good men in the fight with Thurkill, they needed the festivity, the cheer. I suspected they were also comforted by our new alliance with Mercia and Leofric’s reputation and strength. They didn’t guess at the battle being fought inside me.

Drumming started on the table tops.

“A toast!” The cry came from a Mercian warrior at one the tables below.

 “Was Leofric hail!”

 “Was Godiva hail!”

I was Lady of Coventry. The sacred act that had been my mother’s, of offering our feast cup full to the brim, was now my task.

I hadn’t expected it to be my wedding cup.

I raised the silver goblet shimmering with amber.

Filled it to overflowing with feast mead. Spiced. Offered it to Leofric.

He grasped it. My fingers too.

Rough.

Warm.

For a moment he seemed to caress the cup.

Over the edge of the goblet our stares met.

“Good health! Was hail!”

He bowed.

Lifted it to his lips. And drank.

“To my bride,” he said when he was done.

A hint of a smile. A creased cheek.

More mockery?

“To Coventry,” I said.

The smile vanished.

He released the cup.

“Good health! Was hail!” The cry came again.

I lifted the goblet.

And drank.
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About the Author:

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.

“NAKED: A Novel of Lady Godiva” was released internationally by St Martin’s Press New York in July 2015.

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(Note: I received this promo + giveaway info from Goddess Fish Promotions. ~Punya)

9 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Eliza Redgold said...

Thanks so much for having me and Lady Godiva to visit!

Betty Woodrum said...

I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you!

Rita said...

Great excerpt, thanks.

Victoria Alexander said...

Really great excerpt, I'm looking forward to reading this. Thanks for sharing :)

Eva Millien said...

Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing!

Teresa Noel said...

Sounds like a great book, put it on my must read list.

Mary Preston said...

I love this cover.

Punya said...

@Eliza Redgold, you're welcome. So glad to have you on my blog! x

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Best of luck to those who entered the giveaway. :)

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