Thursday3Some: Tempered Hearts by Pamela S. Thibodeaux

Standing in the Thursday3Some Spotlight on SlingWords this morning is award-winning author Pamela S. Thibodeaux, Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Pam is multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction. Her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.”

Find Pamela S. Thibodeaux Online

Twitter: @psthib

About Tempered Hearts (Book 1, Tempered Series)

Only when hearts are tempered, minds are opened and wills are softened can man discern the will of God for his life. Rancher Craig Harris and veterinarian Tamera Collins clash from the moment they meet. Torn between desire and dislike, they must make peace with their pasts and with God in order to open up to the love blossoming between them. 

When did you write Tempered Hearts?

Tempered Hearts was the first novel I wrote when the bug bit back in 1982. The entire story was initially penned in a 5 subject notebook. In 1996 I typed it using a word processor. Since I had recommitted my life to God and committed my writing to Him, the sensuality was toned down quite a bit. However, not knowing there was such a thing as the CBA market, I didn’t find out until I started submitting that the story was still too steamy and gritty for that readership. The first edition of Tempered Hearts was released as an Ebook by Writers Exchange Epublishing in Dec 2000. Since then it has been re-released twice; 2005 by ComStar Media when they contracted the entire series and then under my indy imprint Temperance Publishing in 2012.

What was the spark that gave you the story idea?

When I had the idea for Tempered Hearts I just sat down and wrote the kind of story I’d like to read. And since I absolutely love western romances, that’s what I wrote. When I hear the term “novice writer” I think, “that was me!” because I had no idea what I was doing and was totally clueless of the “rules” of writing or anything like that. I thought all there was to it was to write a good story. Boy did I ever have a lot to learn!

Why do readers buy Tempered Hearts?

Most of the readers I talk to who have bought any of my books, including Tempered Hearts say they enjoy the unique combination of sensuality and spirituality found in my writing.

Buy Links for Tempered Hearts by Pamela S. Thibodeaux

Kindle Edition of Tempered Hearts

Nook Edition of Tempered Hearts

Smashwords Edition of Tempered Hearts

Takeaway Truth

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  1. Very interesting! I like that you are writing inspirational romance with a little more sensuality. Monique DeVere, who is also in AHA, is planning to do the same thing, or maybe she has. :) Tempered Hearts sounds like a wonderful story, and I love that you've polished and published your first attempt. One day, I might do that too. Best of luck!

    1. Hello, Alicia, and thank you for visiting SlingWords. Drop by any time.

  2. Thanks Alicia! Gotta grow and go in this industry LOL!