Tamed by a Laird by Amanda Scott Giveaway

Friday, July 10

**This contest is now closed. Thanks for entering***

Our final giveaway for Medieval Romance Week is Amanda Scott's newest highland romance, Tamed by a Laird. Join us tomorrow for the final post in Medieval Romance Week where I'll let you know some of my favorite medieval romances that weren't featured this week (and hopefully you'll share yours), in addition to some interesting medieval trivia and fashion!

Baroness-in-her-own-right, Jenny Easdale is ready to accept her fate. She’s agreed to marry a man she will never love—yet not before slipping away for one last adventure. Following a traveling minstrel troupe, she’s whisked into a world of intoxicating freedom. Then, all too soon, she finds herself in danger—from a vengeful political plot against Scotland and from the man who has come to take her home.

Dutybound to return with his brother’s wayward bride, Sir Hugh Douglas is not prepared for how her quick wit, courage, and laughing eyes touch his warrior heart. Now, as the merry minstrels play matchmaker and passion sparks between Hugh and Jenny, the conspiracy against Scotland builds…and threatens all they hold dear.

Five Fun Facts about Tamed by a Laird:

1. During the 14th century, Englishwomen could inherit wealth but not titles. If no appropriate male heir existed (with the King generally defining “appropriate”) the King simply awarded the title and, often, the wealthy heiress daughter to a royal favorite. However, in Scotland, it had become almost commonplace for a daughter to inherit her father’s title if she had no brothers. With long-running unrest between the two countries (more than 200 years of it), particularly in the Borders, many Scotswomen became baronesses, even countesses, in their own right. For example, Robert the Bruce’s mother became Countess of Carrick in her own right when her father died, and Bruce inherited the Earldom of Carrick from her.

2. Jenny Easdale, a young baroness in her own right who runs away from her betrothal feast to enjoy one last adventure before marrying, is a woman one might describe as thoughtfully stubborn. Jenny rarely raises her voice, always agrees with her opposition in one way or another, and nearly always gets her own way—much to the consternation of those who expect to control her.

3. Sir Hugh Douglas is one of those so dismayed. A much-honored knight and warrior, Hugh is accustomed to seeing his every command obeyed…instantly. As head of his family, he certainly expects such obedience from young Jenny after her betrothal to his younger brother. However, Jenny has other ideas.

4. Medieval minstrels could go anywhere. Female minstrels, dancers, and gleewomen were common. Minstrel troupes followed armies in times of war and had access to both camps without interference. They thus gained admission to houses and castles without difficulty and even acted as spies. King Alfred of England (871-901) “assumed the character of a gleeman and entered the [enemy] camp, where he made such observations as were of infinite service.” Other such spies were equally successful.

5. Tamed by a Laird is the first book in my new trilogy. Seduced by a Rogue will follow it in January 2010. I have based all three books on fourteenth-century events described in an unpublished manuscript written by a Lady Maxwell in the mid-sixteenth century.

Read an excerpt


Courtesy of Forever Books I have 5 copies of this great book to giveaway!

Ways to earn entries:

  • Leave a comment telling me that you would like to win (good for 1 entry)
  • Become a follower of Seductive Musings, and/or mention that you are already a follower in your comment (good for 3 entries)
  • Blog about this contest on your blog and leave a link with your comment (good for 5 entries)
  • If you don't have a blog, don't worry you can earn extra entries by telling your friends. If they leave a comment on this post and mention that you sent them you can each earn extra entries (good for 2 entries for the referrer and the commenter for each friend)
  • Purchase any item from the Seductive Musings Amazon store by using this link, and email a copy of your purchase receipt to me no later than the deadline to enter (email available in sidebar). Sorry purchases made prior to this date do not apply, and link contained in this post must be used. No faxes or snail mail copies are allowed. No purchases are necessary to win. (good for 20 entries, or 30 entries if a purchase is made from the featured author's available titles)

How to enter:

  • You can choose to enter as many different ways that you want, but please place all of your entries in ONE comment
  • Your comment MUST include your email address in order for you to be eligible

Rules and disclaimers:

  • This contest is open to residents of the U.S. or Canada only, and NO PO Boxes are allowed
  • The contest will end Saturday July 18 at 11:59 pm EST and winners will be contacted via email on Sunday July 19, 2009
  • Winners will be selected using Random.org
  • All winners will have THREE days from the date they are contacted to provide your mailing address. If you do not respond within three days a replacement winner will be selected. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • The book(s) will be mailed directly from the publisher or author and no substitutions are allowed
  • Seductive Musings is not responsible for prizes that are not honored, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit
  • All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior written notice

Good Luck!!!

Don't forget to enter our other giveaways before it's too late:

A Hint of Wicked and My Forbidden Desire giveaways both end TODAY 7/10/09

Karin Tabke's Master of Surrender giveaway ends Saturday 7/11/09

Amanda McIntyre's Tortured giveaway ends Saturday 7/11/09


Arianna July 10, 2009 at 9:21 AM  

I'd love to win and I've just become a follower! Yay!

Jackie,  July 10, 2009 at 9:55 AM  

I would love to win this book. It looks so good!

pamela,  July 10, 2009 at 10:33 AM  

sounds like a goodie. gppeddy86@suddenlink.net

Julie Robinson July 10, 2009 at 10:56 AM  

Thanks for the research trivia, Amanda.
And what an excerpt! Loved the minstrel's song. Sounds like I would love to read this story. Congrats on its release and will b looking for your next one in January.

scottsgal July 10, 2009 at 11:41 AM  

love the cover - this one sounds really good

already a follower

msboatgal at aol.com

Babyblue22 July 10, 2009 at 12:10 PM  

This Book Sounds Great!!
I liked the excerpt, Would Definitely Love To Win This One!!
I'm A Follower!!

The_Book_Queen July 10, 2009 at 12:42 PM  

I'm a follower, AND I'm heading over to post about the contest on my blog's side bar. :)

Mmm.. If it's got to do with Scotland, it's the book for me! ;)


Lisa,  July 10, 2009 at 2:36 PM  

Lisa said...
(sorry for the second entry--had to fix the nasty typos :( )

Anything with "Laird" in the title is usually a good one! Gotta love those men in kilts ;) Hope I win "Tamed by a Laird" :D

I've also become a follower of your blog :)


penney July 10, 2009 at 4:30 PM  

Your book sounds great thanks for being here today I enjoyed reading the blog. I would like to be entered in the contest, and I follow here too.
Thank you
luvhistoricalromance( at )gmail (dot)com

Susan Helene Gottfried July 10, 2009 at 5:03 PM  

No need to enter me, doll. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for ya.

RachieG July 10, 2009 at 6:37 PM  

I would love to read it. :) Thank you for entering me!!

I'm a happy follower!

I also tweeted this on my twitter page (www.twitter.com/r8chieg)

rachie2004 @ yahoo DOT com


Estella July 10, 2009 at 6:37 PM  

I have heard a lot of good things about this book and would love to win it!


Luvdaylilies July 10, 2009 at 6:57 PM  

Please, please enter me in your giveaway~I'd love to win this!
+3 I became a follower=)
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Lyoness2009,  July 10, 2009 at 7:30 PM  

Would love to read this one!

I'm a follower!

lyoness2009 AT hot mail *dot* com

Julie Robinson July 10, 2009 at 7:53 PM  

Sorry, but I read the fine print for the contest rules later, so this is in addition to my previous comment.

I've become a follower, and my email addy is:



HODGEPODGESPV July 11, 2009 at 5:29 AM  

Leave a comment telling me that you would like to win (good for 1 entry)

i love all things scottish (like my dh). lots to romantic scottish novels have good history in them...which i also like. (my mom started out as a campbel)

Become a follower of Seductive Musings, and/or mention that you are already a follower in your comment (good for 3 entries)

i am a follower...not sure when i became one but it wasn't this morning.

spvaughan yahoo com

sarabelle July 11, 2009 at 9:30 AM  

I would love to win this one please enter me.

I am a follower.

Thank you for a great contest.

sarabelle July 11, 2009 at 9:34 AM  

oops forgot to leave my email.


Maureen July 11, 2009 at 10:41 AM  

I would love to win this book and I am a follower. mce1011[at]aol[dot]com

chey July 11, 2009 at 12:33 PM  

This book sounds amazing! I'd love to win.

chey127 at hotmail dot com

Julie Robinson July 11, 2009 at 3:47 PM  


I'd still love to win your book, but because I recognized your name from this Medieval Week, I got Border Moonlight today. Looking forward to reading it.

J July 11, 2009 at 4:53 PM  

Wow, this book sounds great! I would love to win!

I am also a follower of Seductive Musings.


etirv July 11, 2009 at 8:27 PM  

I follow!

Katrina July 11, 2009 at 8:50 PM  
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Katrina July 11, 2009 at 8:55 PM  

I would love to read this because after reading your post it just sounds like a great book with a lot of the stuff I look for in a good book.

I am a new follower

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Patricia Barraclough,  July 12, 2009 at 12:23 AM  

Just found this site. What wonderful information. I'd love to win one of these books. I'll join Seductive Musings tonight.

Jenny N. July 13, 2009 at 1:53 PM  

+1 I would like to win this book

+1 I follow you via google reader


Armenia July 13, 2009 at 3:50 PM  

+1 I would love a chance to TAMED BY A LAIRD
+1 I follow your blog
+1 I have told my book club, sorry no blog though

armiefox at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 July 13, 2009 at 6:21 PM  

+1 Please count me in. I'd love to win

+3 Just became a follower

Thanks for the giveaway!

Beth July 14, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

This looks fun! Please enter me!

I'm a subscriber via Google Reader.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Danielle July 15, 2009 at 3:33 PM  

Sounds like a another great book from Amanda Scott!

Dixie July 17, 2009 at 12:04 AM  

This book sounds awesome-I'd like an entry please.
I am a follower of your blog.

ChristyJan July 18, 2009 at 1:24 PM  

* If I'm not too late, I'd love to be entered to win a copy of this book.

* I'm a NEW follower


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