Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Today's Special - - Tamara LeBlanc

It's my pleasure to welcome Tamara LeBlanc to TRD today. For years, I've known Tamara as the woman who rocks the fabulous outfits and shoes at Georgia Romance Writers' Moonlight and Magnolias Conference. Today, I'm thrilled to introduce her as the author of the sexy and heartwarming debut contemporary novel, The Mayor's Bride. I fell in love with the wonderful characters in this story and their journey which is, by turns, humorous, emotional and totally sigh-worthy. I'm looking forward to more romantic tales from Tamara LeBlanc! 

Thank you so much for having me on your wonderful blog, PJ! I’m thrilled to be here today in order to let your followers know a little about myself and my new book available NOW in print and E-book formats.

I'm a fiction writer and author of contemporary, paranormal and historical romances layered with eroticism that builds into a satisfyingly happy ending…in more ways than one.

I've been writing all my life, creating characters, fashioning plots, researching ideas. But about eleven years ago I met my critique group and with their help I moved forward in my career by joining Georgia Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America. I owe much of my success to these three phenomenal groups.

My newly released novel The Mayor’s Bride; A Match in Magnolia Falls Romance (http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004J0P5R0 ) is the first in a series set in the fictional town of Magnolia Falls, Georgia. Though the books in this series are linked by family they are completely stand alone as well and all end with a happily ever after.

Here is the blurb:

When Alex York, the Mayor of Magnolia Falls, hears his young son speak for the first time in two years, he immediately hires the woman responsible to be the boy’s live-in nanny. Though Alex never intends to seduce her into his bed, Ella Slipper’s endearing eccentricities, rebellious nature and startling blue eyes are impossible to resist. 

Ella wants to keep things professional, but she can’t help melting in Alex’s arms. He might help her forget the pain of her past, but can she let the sexy single dad into her heart?


Pinning her gently against the wall he cupped her face in both hands. “Ella.” The way he said her name, hardly more than a whisper, made it seem like the air itself held its breath in anticipation. Raw emotion darkened his green eyes. He leaned in and pressed his lips against hers.
Their first kiss had been rough and hungry. They’d fallen into bed in a frenzy and he’d wasted no time separating her from her towel.
This was different.
He took his time, like he wanted to savor every second. The softness of his lips, the gentle pressure against her mouth, the warmth of his fingers sliding into her hair, spun the butterflies into a vortex of frantic fluttering in her core.
This kiss was different, but just as thrilling and sexually intoxicating as it had been last night.
Her lips parted beneath his, inviting his tongue to caress the recess of her mouth. Her brain and knees were made of bubbles. She held on tight so she wouldn’t float away.

I truly enjoyed writing this story. The relationship between Ella, Alex and his little boy, Eric, is not a complicated one, but I believe its emotional appeal is relevant enough to ring true. 

Love does not always come easily. Sometimes it eludes us, frustrates us, makes us want to pull our hair out, but to me, crafting a happily ever after in the wake of turmoil and despair can be very satisfying, both as an author and a reader.

Love is worthwhile. Love is necessary. Love is as important as air.

So is a good book.

I hope you feel the same way about The Mayor's Bride that I do.

I love hearing from you.

To connect with me,
Happy reading and best wishes,

Tamara LeBlanc 
Award Winning Author
The Mayor's Bride; A Match in Magnolia Falls Romance

Thanks for visiting with us today, Tamara! 

Readers, do you enjoy an opposites attract story?

Do you enjoy children in your romances? 

Have you put books on your Santa wish list? 

Because I fell in love with these characters, I'm giving away two Kindle copies of the book today. Just leave a comment to be entered! 


  1. This does sound lovely. Thank you for the great opportunity.

  2. Her brain and knees were made of bubbles. She held on tight so she wouldn’t float away.

    I love blowing bubbles and watching the swirling colours before the inevitable pop. Lovely phraseology!

    I was once advised never to appear on stage with children or animals, because they will steal the show. In a romance however, children and animals can enrich the story by adding a whole new flavour and dimension.

    Definitely enjoy the opposites attracting theme .... the World is after all made that way. Opposite charges attract. Opposite magnetic poles attract. Love is just another force of nature so one might expect opposite personalities to attract. LOL

    I have Mary Jo Putney's Silk Road Trilogy on my Santa list (at the moment!)

    Good luck with the new book Tamara .... the story sounds delightful.

    1. I love bubbles too. Love the image these words evoke!

  3. Melting in someone's arms sounds divine. Looking forward to lots of other "divine" moments....

    1. Whoops. I guess I should answer your questions too!
      Opposites attract? Yes, I enjoy. Variety is the spice of life.
      Children in romances? Ditto above. Kids are a part of life....
      Books on wish list? Duh. Always!

  4. Yes, I love "opposite attract" stories, especially when children are involved. I don't read e-books, so there's no need to enter me into the contest.

    1. I think "opposites attract" makes for a lively read!

  5. I am a Georgia girl, and I really like the sound of a town called Magnolia Falls. Very southern! :-)

    I do like "opposites attract" and children in stories. Both of these can add fun to the plot.

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    1. It makes things more interesting, don't you think?

  7. I think opposites attract. That is my husband and me. I have made it easy for my kids to buy me books. I just put them on my wish list on Amazon. They can pick and choose.

  8. I do like the opposites attract romance :) makes it more interesting to see the "sparks". I do like children and pets as secondary characters. As long as they don't turn into romance moppets, they help to make everyone a bit softer. Thanks for sharing!