Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Book Blast - Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva by Eliza Redgold + Giveaway!!

Publication Date: July 14, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Formats: Ebook, Paperback
Pages: 320
Genre: Historical Fiction
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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Advance Praise

“Redgold’s variation on this enticing legend is often lyrical and offers a satisfying blend of history, lore, and romance.” (Booklist)

“Breathes new life into the story of the woman who would stop at nothing to protect her land and people.” (Romantic Times)

“NAKED delivers far more than the famous ride of Lady Godiva. It’s a beautifully woven story of love, loyalty, and the determination of a young woman trying to protect her people and their way of life, no matter the price. Godiva is a wonderfully strong woman in an age of dangerous men, and in NAKED, she certainly meets her match!” (Amalia Carosella, author of HELEN OF SPARTA)

“A wonderful, romantic retelling of the Lady Godiva legend. There is the colorful Anglo-Saxon backdrop, warriors, battles, peacemaking, desire, revenge and love – everything a fan of medieval romance could desire – plus a strong-willed heroin. Written with a lyrical lilt to her prose, Redgold adds realism to the myth and love to the lusty tale, allowing readers a glimpse into what might have been.” (RT Book Reviews)

About the Author

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.

For more information visit Eliza Redgold’s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Google+.

Giveaway Time!!

To enter to win a copy of Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva & a $50 Amazon Gift Card, please enter via the GLEAM form HERE.


Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on July 28th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
Giveaway is open internationally.
Only one entry per household.
All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion
Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.
Good Luck!


Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva Book Blast Schedule

Tuesday, July 14

Boom Baby Reviews
Let Them Read Books

Wednesday, July 15

Genre Queen
The Maiden’s Court
What Is That Book About

Thursday, July 16

Bibliophilia, Please
The Reader’s Hollow
CelticLady’s Reviews

Friday, July 17

100 Pages a Day
The Never-Ending Book

Saturday, July 18

Just One More Chapter

Monday, July 20

To Read, or Not to Read
Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Tuesday, July 21

A Literary Vacation
Book Lovers Paradise

Wednesday, July 22

Unabridged Chick

Thursday, July 23

So Many Books, So Little Time

Friday, July 24

The Reading Queen

Saturday, July 25

Book Nerd

Sunday, July 26

Passages to the Past

Monday, July 27

The Lit Bitch

Tuesday, July 28

A Chick Who Reads



  1. I 'd love to read this version of Lady Godiva. Thanks for the giveaway chance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    1. Doesn't the book sound good?! Make sure you click the link in the giveaway information (if you haven't already) and enter the contest there. The giveaway is tour wide and I just want to make sure you get your entries in properly :)!

  2. Thanks for having me to visit. I've enjoyed A Literary Vacation! Best of luck to everyone and I hope readers enjoy Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva.

    1. Thank you Eliza!! The book sounds wonderful and I'm sure is making its way on to many reading lists (mine included)! Thank you for stopping by :)!