Tessa Dare's Blog

May 31, 2015

I’m gearing up for an exciting summer! Check out my “Upcoming Appearances” for information about book signings and events in Manila, Philippines (June 27th), New York City (July 22nd), and Dallas, TX (October 4th).


Other news:


Release day for When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After, book 3) is less than 3 months away! Get your first sneak peek and find pre-order links here.


Three Nights with a Scoundrel is now available as an audiobook!


Last but not least, don’t miss The Best of Romance Summer Giveaway, ongoing through July 15th! Great prizes, including a Samsung tablet and a $200 gift card.


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Published on May 31, 2015 22:35 • 130 views

April 17, 2015

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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

by Tessa Dare

HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books

Tessa Woodward, editor


 

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Published on April 17, 2015 20:45 • 192 views

March 25, 2015

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If you’re in SoCal this weekend, you can find me at the California Dreamin’ Writers Conference. http://caldreaminwritersconf.org/


 


 


 

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Published on March 25, 2015 21:22 • 88 views

January 8, 2015

First, thank you so much to all my wonderful readers for putting Say Yes to the Marquess on the USA Today bestseller list!


Second, I’m excited about some upcoming events and wanted to spread the word!


On January 12th, I’ll be reading from and signing copies of my latest book at Lady Jane’s Salon in Orange County (Anaheim). See this link for details!


On February 8th, I’ll be part of the “Romance and Perfume” program at the Beverly Hills Public Library, along with author Denise Hamilton. More information here.


And on March 29th, I’ll be signing books at the California Dreamin’ writers conference in Brea, California. The book signing is open to the public, from 2-4 pm at the Embassy Suites Brea.


Later this spring and summer, I’ll be in Dallas for the RT Convention and NYC for Romance Writers of America – I’m even planning to do a few bookstore visits in the Philippines! More info to come. I look forward to seeing familiar faces and making new friends at all of these events!

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Published on January 08, 2015 22:08 • 190 views

December 30, 2014

Announcing the release day for SAY YES TO THE MARQUESS


I’m thrilled to announce that Say Yes to the Marquess is available today! This second installment of my Castles Ever After series features a sexy bad-boy prizefighter hero, Rafe, and Clio–a young lady who’s been forced to be very, very good for far too long.  :) You can read the first chapter on the website. And if you need more enticement, great reviews have been coming in….



“A sparkling, emotionally lush romance.” ~Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
“This flawlessly written Regency historical is guaranteed to hit the sweet spot for most romance readers.” ~Starred Review, Booklist
“Dare excels at storytelling, creating a powerful, believable romance that evokes a plethora of emotions.” ~Publishers Weekly

Thanks to an infamous scene in a roomful of cakes, Rafe and Clio’s romance might be–quite literally–my sweetest romance yet. But it’s pretty steamy, too. I hope you enjoy it!


Amazon * BN/Nook * iBooks * Kobo * More links


 

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Published on December 30, 2014 00:01 • 107 views

December 3, 2014

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***Queens Of Historical Romance GIVEAWAY 2 of 6  ***


Enter here: http://bit.ly/HistRomQueens2


OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES


Here’s our second giveaway for the Queens of Historical Romance. Enter again for chances to win books by Madeline Hunter and Karen Hawkins.  If you enter each week, you’ll have that many more chances in the final drawing to be 1 of the 5 winners that will receive 1 book from each author!


THE PRINCE WHO LOVED ME by Karen Hawkins


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THE ACCIDENTAL DUCHESS by Madeline Hunter


Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vOTMoK


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Enter here: http://bit.ly/HistRomQueens2

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Published on December 03, 2014 18:06 • 173 views

November 24, 2014

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*** Queens Of Historical Romance GIVEAWAY 1 of 6 ***


Enter here: http://bit.ly/HistRomQueens1


I’ve teamed up with 14 other Historical Romance authors to offer you six weeks of giveaways! Enter this week’s raffle for a chance to win books from Stephanie Laurens, Elizabeth Hoyt, and Jennifer Ashley. At the end of all six giveaways, 5 winners will be chosen to receive 1 book from each author!


BY WINTER’S LIGHT by Stephanie Laurens


Amazon: http://amzn.to/1r1M57W


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DARLING BEAST by Elizabeth Hoyt


Amazon: http://amzn.to/1uYvfMc


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RULES FOR A PROPER GOVERNESS by Jennifer Ashley


Amazon: http://amzn.to/1F5vJ4s


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Enter here: http://bit.ly/HistRomQueens1

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Published on November 24, 2014 00:13 • 241 views

October 16, 2014

Say Yes to the Marquess (Castles Ever After, book 2) is coming on December 30! The first print review is in, and it’s a lovely one from Publisher’s Weekly: “Dare excels at storytelling, creating a powerful, believable romance that evokes a plethora of emotions.” If you’re eager for a sneak peek at Clio and Rafe’s romance, the full first chapter is posted now. :)


Romancing the Duke, first in the Castles Ever After series, is currently discounted to $1.99 at most e-book retailers. This price won’t last forever, so tell a friend!


Finally, I’m excited to let my audio listeners know that audiobook editions of Twice Tempted by a Rogue and Three Nights with a Scoundrel are in the works and should be available before the end of the year. They’re being narrated by the incomparable Rosalyn Landor.


Hope your fall is a gorgeous one!

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Published on October 16, 2014 09:18 • 121 views

September 16, 2014

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Seven Wicked Nights is out today!


Seven bestselling historical romance authors offer seven sexy stories featuring dukes, lords, rakes, scoundrels…and the unforgettable heroines who bring them to their knees. These stories range in length from long novellas to delectable little bites.


My contribution to the set is How to Catch a Wild Viscount, which you might have already read – but even if that’s the case, here’s your chance to read stories from six other great authors for less than a dollar!  Order the set today at Amazon, iBooks, Nook, or other retailers.


This collection includes:



Unlocked , by New York Times bestselling author Courtney Milan


When I Met My Duchess , by USA Today bestselling author Caroline Linden


How to Catch a Wild Viscount , by New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare (originally published as Legend of the Werestag)


One Starlit Night , by award-winning author Carolyn Jewel


Claiming the Duchess , by two-time RITA® winner Sherry Thomas


The Misbehaving Marquess , by award-winning author Leigh LaValle


Ruined by a Rake , by award-winning author Erin Knightley

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           iBooks | nook | kobo | google


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Published on September 16, 2014 00:45 • 137 views

September 4, 2014

Elections for the Board of Directors of Romance Writers of America opened this week, and I am on the ballot as a candidate for Director-at-Large.


Why am I running?


RWA is going to be facing some big decisions and issues in the next year or two–and the choices made will affect every member. As a someone who values RWA, I would like to see that process be as transparent as possible, and inclusive of all the different voices in our organization.


So most importantly – please vote! Whether you vote for me or not. The ballot is full of excellent candidates.


If you are looking for suggestions, I will tell you I am voting for Courtney Milan and Carolyn Jewel. They are brilliant, talented authors who would bring a wealth of publishing experience and subject expertise to the board. Both have experience  in traditional and self-publishing.  Courtney has an impressive (understatement!) legal background, and Carolyn knows a great deal about technology and user testing.


I am neither a lawyer nor an IT whiz — aside from being an author, my professional background is as a librarian. That means my particular interest is in providing free and fair access to books and information. Board directors are elected to serve the organization, not advance individual agendas, but if I have a philosophy that tends to color my decision making, it’s that one.


Most of all, I just believe in and appreciate RWA. Over the years, membership has meant a lot to me. If there’s something I can contribute to help the organization keep evolving and improving, both in responsiveness to its members and relevance to the industry, I’m here to try my best.


If you are an RWA member and have questions for me, I will be happy to try to answer them. You can email me at Tessa AT Tessadare DOT com, or leave a comment here.


Elections are open through September 30. (If you’re a member and did not receive your voting login, please contact RWA to let them know.)

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Published on September 04, 2014 07:36 • 82 views