Monday, July 4, 2011

Interview with Pamela Thibodeaux

Clash of The Titles

Award winning author Pamela Thibodeaux competed in our best protagonist category with her novel, Tempered Hearts. When crafting her protagonists, she creates characters that are identifiable by the reader, have good qualities to balance out the not-so-nice ones, and of course are open and willing to allow their best qualities show/develop by the end of the story.

Who’s her favorite protagonist as a reader? “Boy that's a tough one!” Thibodeaux says. “I absolutely love the protagonists in Nora Roberts and Julie Lessman novels - guess if I HAD to pick a favorite it would be Gray in Nora's Born in Ice (book 2 in the Born In trilogy).”

A bit about her book:
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 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. The first book in the Tempered Series is here! Tempered Hearts.

What readers are saying:
“Pamela wrote a wonderful, fast paced book with strong characters and a strong plot.”

“Tempered Hearts was written in a strong voice that spoke volumes to 'Christian' fiction. It was realistic and romantic, but without overwhelming us with too much 'morality checking'.”

“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. This is a perfect book to show love, without the physical act.”

“Tempered Hearts is a very inspirational and exciting book. A book you cannot put down when you start reading it. A JOB WELL DONE!!!!.”

Order a copy of Tempered Hearts ( now! Then hop on over to Clash of the Titles to join the fun!

You can find out more about Tempered Hearts, Pam Thibodeaux and her writing at

Jennifer Slattery ( is a novelist, freelance writer, and the marketing representative for the literary website, Clash of the Titles, where authors compete and readers judge.

In 2009 she won first place in the HACWN writing contest in the book category, placed second in the 2010 Dixie Kane, fourth in the 2010 Golden Pen and finaled in the 2010 CWG Operation First Novel Contest.

She has a short piece appearing in Bethany House’s Love is a Flame (under a pen name), forwarded by Gary Chapman, another piece in Cathy Messecar’s A Still and Quiet Soul, and writes for Reflections in Hindsight, Christ to the World, Samie Sisters, The Christian Pulse, and reviews for Novel Reviews.

She’s also written for Granola Bar Devotions, Afictionado, The Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Romantic Times Review, Bloom, and the Breakthrough Intercessor.


  1. This book sounds interesting and one that I would like to read. Please enter me.


  2. My brother was a Veterinarian for 33 years before he passed away. I would enjoy her book that
    has a Veterinarian as a main character...
    Thanks bunches!

  3. Oh, please enter me thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  4. I would love to read this :)

  5. This book looks like a wonderful romance ;) thanks for the opportunity to learn more about it. ihhcheryl(at)comcast(dot)net

  6. Wow thanks for having me here Dawn!

    Readers: The entire Tempered series is available on Kindle and Nook for only $1.99 each and print books directly from me for $8.99!

    Looking forward to comments - Good luck!

  7. Thanks for stopping by Jo, Windycindy, Appleblossom, Sarah, & Cheryl!

    Good luck to each of you in the drawing.

  8. Hi Pam, great post! I love your writing and wish you the best of luck now and forever! Gonna take The Visionary with me on vacation. oxox God bless!

  9. Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com .

  10. Thanks for stopping by Tanya & Emma!

    Okay ladies...the winner is.....windycindy!

    Thank you ALL once again and THANK YOU, Dawn for having me here!

    May each of you be blessed abundantly.