Friday, February 11, 2011

February Romance Novel Event: Tempered Hearts by Pamela S. Thibodeaux

Rancher Craig Harris and veterinarian Tamera Collins clash from the moment they meet.  Innocence is pitted against arrogance as tempers rise and passions ignite to form a love as pure as the finest gold, fresh from the crucible and as strong as steel.  Thrown together amid tragedy and unsated passion, Tamera and Craig share a strong attraction that neither accepts as the first stages of love.  Torn between desire and dislike, they must make peace with their pasts and God in order to open up to the love blossoming between them.  It is a love that nothing can destroy when they come to understand that only when hearts are tempered, minds are opened and wills are softened can man discern the will of God for his life.

Read an excerpt!

Tamera trembled as his fingers brushed over the exposed skin of her shoulders and across the top edge of the blanket. Her flesh burned where his touch lingered. She heard his sharp intake of breath, trembled with an answering shiver and kept her gaze lowered for fear of the need glowing in his eyes, afraid of the hunger that reached into her soul in ways she didn't understand. Gently, very gently and slowly, his finger traveled from the top of the blanket to lift her chin. When it became obvious he was waiting for her to look at him, she raised her wary gaze to his.

"Why are you here?" he whispered, his voice so thick, breathing so sharp and painful, he could barely get the words past his raw throat…….

….Though confident about her knowledge and skill with the horses, Tamera found herself painfully shy and naive when it came to him. Especially the way he watched her, his gray eyes glistening with undisguised hunger. So she concentrated on the filly in her arms until the flush of excitement turned into heated embarrassment and she found herself aching in ways she never knew existed. And thus began her duties at the Rockin' H ranch.

Read the reviews!

"Tempered Hearts is well written and a pleasant surprise from the normal contemporary romances of sex and mayhem. I like that Miss Thibodeaux makes her point on premarital sex and faith, without shoving it down the readers throat. She doesn’t ignore the characters’ sexual feelings, they are there, in titillating ways, without consummating. The author explores them with detail, depth and innocence, without losing the story line. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a good book, with faith and a lot of zip. I would especially recommend Tempered Hearts to those teen readers on the verge of becoming adults."

--K.L Frizzell for Simply E-Books

"Pamela's inspirational romance "with an edge" is a lovely, fast-paced read that satisfies on many levels. Two talented, headstrong people, repeatedly clash and resist the growing attraction between them. Worldly, rancher Craig and innocent, resident vet, Tamara can't resist the explosive chemistry between them for long. When Tamara is critically injured, Craig's protective nature and deep love for Tamara surface. But she has been emotionally damaged in the past and Craig's intense assault of her senses with one passionate kiss has Tamara fleeing the ranch to return home and face the past on her own. This is a deeply moving story of loss, reconciliation, healing and the immense God-given gift of love. Pamela writes sensual romance that is at the same time, sweet and tasteful. I highly recommend this novel to general romance readers and inspirational romance readers alike. Beautifully written."

--K.M. Daughters, author of Jewel of the Adriatic and Rose of the Adriatic


Tempered Hearts book 1 in 4-part series
© 2005
Publisher: ComStar Media
ISBN# 0-9769960-2-2

Find out more about Pamela S Thibodeaux & her books by visiting her website:  or blog: Follow her on Facebook  & Twitter  "Inspirational with an Edge!"


Ellen said...

I really love Christian romances and this sounds like one I am going to have to check out. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle V said...

I actually know of Pamela Thibodeaux and for $1.99, I think I'm going to have to get this one!

Michelle V

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Good Morning Ellen and Michelle! I thought I'd be the early bird but so glad you dropped by LOL!

For all of the visitors.... I am giving away an AUTOGRAPHED copy of Tempered Hearts so be sure and leave your email address.

I'll be checking back to visit with you all abit later.

Until then remember....every aspect of faith is a heart issue ~ therefore Temper yours before the Lord.

Michelle V said...

Pamela - I'm always a sucker for an autographed hard copy! I did purchase the Kindle version this morning after reading this. :)

Michelle V

Molly said...

Wow! This one sounds AWESOME! Please enter me in for the giveaway!

Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT cdom

Mary Manners said...

This one looks great, Pamela! I can't wait to read it.

Best wishes to you.

Margay said...

Sounds like an interesting book.

Marianne Evans said...

You won't be disappointed by anything Pam writes. She's an incredible talent! Great post, and God bless, ladies!!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Sounds like sparks will fly between those two.
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Wow Michelle V, you move fast LOL! You're still in the drawing for the autographed copy :-).

I loved writing this novel Molly~I only hope folks love reading it as much as I enjoyed the writing.

Thanks Mary, Margay & Marianne for your support!

Thank you ALL for commenting - your name is in the hat!

Cheryl said...

Glad to have you here today, Pamela.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Sparks do fly between them Raquel - throughout the entire novel LOL!

Glad to be here Cheryl - thanks for having me.


Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

CONGRATULATIONS to Molly! You are the winner of an autographed copy of Tempered Hearts!

Please email me at: with your mailing address so I can send it to you.

Thank you ALL for dropping by and leaving a comment - hope you'll check out my other novel featured today (2/13) The Inheritance.


Molly said...

WOW! THANK YOU!!! I have sent the email :-)


Robin Bayne said...

This sounds great!