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Tessa Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fourteen historical romance novels and five novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award (twice!) and the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence. Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance," and her books have been contracted for translation in more than 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 trio of cosmic kitties.

Rogues Rush In coverIt’s just a week until the release of ROGUES RUSH IN, a Regency romance duet featuring me and the wonderful Christi Caldwell! If you’ve never read Christi, you are in for such a treat. Her books are heartfelt and oh-so-romantic.

This duet features two all-new novellas, and it’s available to pre-order now! (Links: Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo) Official release date is May 22nd in both ebook and pri...

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Available now!

Two all-new Regency-romance romances in one book! Mine is a novella; Christi’s is a short novel.

It’s in ebook at major retailers and available to order in print from Amazon.

Hope it gives you heart-eyes 😍😍😍
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Hooray! It's finally book birthday for Charlotte and Piers!

As you might have gathered from the blurb, this book's plot is rather like a game of Regency-era Clue. Except, instead of "Who killed whom with the wrench?" the question that must be
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So... this is coming soon!

December 8th in e-book and audio. I'm still waiting to learn the paperback edition's release date, but it should follow the e-release shortly.


If you'd like to read an excerpt, check out my blog today: "Ripping the Bo
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First, disclaimer: Eva Leigh is a friend of mine, and we write for the same publisher. So I'm biased.

That said, I don't think anyone who knows me at all could doubt that I genuinely adored this book. To begin with, the "Wicked Quills of London" conce
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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."

"Don't limit yourself. You can be anything you wish.”
Tessa Dare, A Week to Be Wicked

“He kissed her. Without warning, without permission. Without even deciding to do it, but simply because he couldn't have done anything else. He needed that breath she was holding. It belonged to him, and he wanted it back.”
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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"
  12 votes 41.4%

author: Tessa Dare
  5 votes 17.2%

character: teacher
  3 votes 10.3%

character: thief
  3 votes 10.3%

color: turquoise
  2 votes 6.9%

theme: Technology (techno-thriller, character works in tech field, etc)
  1 vote 3.4%

color: teal
  1 vote 3.4%

theme: treasure hunt
  1 vote 3.4%

author: Sherry Thomas
  1 vote 3.4%

color: tan
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Elaine Just arrived this morning from Amazon UK - Any Duchess Will Do.

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)

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