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Tessa Dare

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Tessa Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twelve historical romance novels and four novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award and multiple RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Awards. Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance," and her books have been contracted for translation in a dozen languages.

A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a pair of cosmic kitties.
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Romance Writers of America (RWA), the trade association for aspiring and published romance fiction authors, announces the finalists for the 2015 RITA and Golden Heart Awards. The RITA — the highest award of distinction in romance fiction — recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas.


2015 RITA Finalist


Historical Romance: Short


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Romancing the Duke

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I've re-released my very first novella as a free e-book! At the moment, it's available free from Amazon (US, UK, CA), BN, Kobo, iBooks, Scribd, and GooglePlay. If it's not free at your favorite retailer, you can also download a free pdf from m
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“Oh no. Don't smile. You'll kill me. I stop breathing when you smile.”
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“Oh no. Oh God. I couldn't possibly be so stupid."

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“I'm infatuated with you, I cannot deny it. Physically speaking, you're a very attractive man. But I don't like you, the vast majority of the time. So far as I can gather, you behave abominably in public and are only marginally better in private. I only find you remotely tolerable when you're kissing me.”
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For our Spell-It-Out: F.I.R.S.T. Q.U.A.R.T.E.R.L.Y. Challenge, help us choose for the letter "T". - Round II.

Voted for in Round I & II, so far for "T":
◆character: tough female character
◆theme: trilogy

book titles: that start with "T"
 
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author: Tessa Dare
 
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character: teacher
 
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character: thief
 
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color: turquoise
 
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theme: Technology (techno-thriller, character works in tech field, etc)
 
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Elaine Just arrived this morning from Amazon UK - Any Duchess Will Do.
Whoo!


Chryssa Thank you for accepting my friend request!!!
Congratulations on winning the RITA Award! I hope lots more await you in your future books!
I can't wait to read it!!!
Lots of book excitement from Greece! :O)
Chryssa!


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