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The Wallflower Wager (Book 3 in the Girl Meets Duke series) comes out August 13, 2019 – and it’s available for preorder pretty much everywhere!

Behold, the cover.  Aren’t Gabe and Penny lovely? I adore his slight, wicked smile.

Cover of The Wallflower Wager

 

In other news, thanks to Tantor Media, three of my books are now available in audio for the first time: Surrender of a Siren, A Lady of Persuasion (releases April 19), and “His Bride for the Taking” in my duet with Christi Caldwell, Rogues Rush In. Hurrah!

Audio cover image for Audio cover of A Lady of Persuasion A blonde Regency lady in a white, lacy dress kisses a sexy man with dark hair and a nice set of abs.Read More »

Once Upon a Winter's Eve book coverA holiday gift to readers

Once Upon a Winter’s Eve, a Spindle Cove novella, is free in ebook for a limited time. If you’ve never read the Spindle Cove series, consider this your invitation to give it a try! Or if you have romance-reading friends, pass along the link and share the Regency love. Get it for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple iBooks, and more.

Dukes in Audiobook

By reader demand, How the Dukes Stole Christmas is now available as an audiobook, narrated by the wonderful Justine Eyre. The perfect listen while you wrap gifts or bake cookies. Find it on Audible, Apple iTunes, or wherever you listen to audiobooks.

The Wallflower Wager is up for preorder

Book three in the Girl Meets Duke series is already available for preorder on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and more. And the book description has been revealed:

They call him the Duke of Ruin.
To her, he’s just the beast next door.

Placeholder for cover of The Wallflower WagerWealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even.

Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart.

When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes.

Done, Gabriel says. How

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The duke’s heart grew four sizes that day…

 

 

Cover image - Blonde woman in a red gown, standing in a snowy landscapeIntroducing… 

HOW THE DUKES STOLE CHRISTMAS

A holiday anthology featuring all-new linked novellas by yours truly, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan and Joanna Shupe, available now!

Christmas magic is in the air… From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, four bestselling authors whip up some unforgettable romance…with a little help from some enchanted shortbread.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2wZjg7w
iBooks: http://bit.ly/dukesstole_ibooks
Kobo: http://bit.ly/dukesstole_kobo
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/dukesstole_nook

 

Is it available in print?

Yes! We’ve put together a special hardcover edition.

You can even order a copy with a bookplate signed by all four authorswhich I daresay could make an excellent holiday gift.

Signed hardbacks are exclusively available to order from these bookstores:
The Ripped Bodice (Los Angeles, CA)
Katy Budget Books (Houston, TX)
WORD (New York, NY)

Unsigned print copies are also available from Amazon and other online retailers.

 

The Novellas

“Meet Me in Mayfair” by Tessa Dare
Louisa Ward needs a Christmas miracle. Unless she catches a wealthy husband at the ball tonight, the horrid, heartless Duke of Thorndale will evict her family from their beloved Mayfair home. But when her friend begs to switch dance cards, Louisa finds herself waltzing with the enemy: the horrid, heartless–and unexpectedly handsome–Thorndale himself. Now the duke’s holding her future in his hands…and he’s not letting go.

“The Duke of Christmas Present” by Sarah MacLean
Rich and ruthless, Eben, Duke of Allryd, Read More »

Coming October 15th!

Announcing HOW THE DUKES STOLE CHRISTMAS, a holiday anthology featuring all-new linked novellas by yours truly, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan and Joanna Shupe!

Sarah, Sophie, Joanna and I had So. Much. Fun. putting this anthology together! Amazon has named it one of October’s top romances, and we can’t wait for you to read it. Read more about the stories and an excerpt from my own contribution, “Meet Me in Mayfair,” here

The e-book is available to pre-order:
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Click to enter a special giveaway:

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What about print copies, you ask? We’ve put together a special hardcover edition! You can even order a copy with a bookplate signed by all four authors—which I daresay could make an excellent holiday gift.

Signed copies are exclusively available to order from these three bookstores:
The Ripped Bodice (Los Angeles, CA)
Katy Budget Books (Houston, TX)
WORD (New York, NY)

Unsigned print copies are also available from Amazon and other online retailers.… Read More »

Enjoy an excerpt from Meet Me in Mayfair…

Chapter One

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas this year. A cloud loomed over the Ward sisters’ bedchamber, and it wasn’t the sort that dispensed glittering snowflakes. This would be their last holiday in Mayfair. That was, unless Louisa managed to work a miracle.

Tonight.

Thanks to her friendship with Miss Fiona Carville, she was invited to attend the Carvilles’ lavish holiday ball. If she managed to attract a gentleman tonight, and if said gentleman was both wealthy and generous, and if he fell sufficiently in love with her to propose marriage within the next two weeks—then and only then could Louisa save this Christmas, and all her family’s Christmases thereafter.

No pressure, she thought wryly. None at all.

She drew a deep breath and regarded her half-coiffed reflection in the mirror. She couldn’t afford to indulge her nerves. Not with flame-hot curling tongs mere inches from her scalp.

“Here. Eat this.” Kat thrust a plate under Louisa’s nose.

Without turning her head, Louisa arrowed a glance at the scorched, misshapen lump of … something. A cautious sniff made her stomach turn. Her youngest sister’s experiments in baking could be downright vicious. When you took a bite, they bit back.

“It’s delicious,” Kat sang, waving the shortbread back and forth under Louisa’s nose.

“It’s burnt.”

“Piffle. What’s a bit of brown on the edges?” Kat whisked around her, attacking from the opposite side. She held the plate in front of her mouth and … Read More »

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, this collection is coming out from Avon/HarperCollins as a mass-market paperback just in time for the 2019 holiday season! Sarah, Sophie, Joanna and I are excited to be bringing these stories to more readers. The only snag is that this means the book is temporarily unavailable to purchase, pending its re-release in September. Thank you for your patience!

 

Christmas magic is in the air… From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, four bestselling authors whip up some unforgettable romance…with a little help from some enchanted shortbread.

“Meet Me in Mayfair” by Tessa Dare
Louisa Ward needs a Christmas miracle. Unless she catches a wealthy husband at the ball tonight, the horrid, heartless Duke of Thorndale will evict her family from their beloved Mayfair home. But when her friend begs to switch dance cards, Louisa finds herself waltzing with the enemy: the horrid, heartless–and unexpectedly handsome–Thorndale himself. Now the duke’s holding her future in his hands…and he’s not letting go.
“The Duke of Christmas Present” by Sarah MacLean
Rich and ruthless, Eben, Duke of Allryd, has no time for holidays. Holidays are for whimsy and charm–the only two things his money cannot buy. Lady Jacqueline Mosby is full of both, even now, twelve years after she left to see the world. When Jacqueline returns for a single Christmas, Eben can’t resist the woman he never stopped loving…or the future that had once been in … Read More »

The Governess Game is out and available now!

Library Journal called Alexandra and Chase’s story “Pure reading joy.” My book-birthday wish is that it brings you joy, too.

Links: Kindle | iBooks Nook | Kobo | Audible | Amazon UK | More retailers

Also exciting: Target stores are carrying a special print edition with an exclusive bonus scene! It’s Chase and Alex’s first meeting in the bookshop, told from his point-of-view. How cool is that?  (If you’re an ebook reader or happen to pick up the book somewhere else, don’t worry—the bonus scene will be available on my website at a later date.)

The Secret Society of Damsels who DareThe Secret Society of Damsels Who Dare is always accepting new members on Facebook! Come join us for special giveaways and sneak peeks and such.

Oh, and for those of you who like to plan ahead, Book 3 in the Girl Meets Duke series now has a title and publication date… 😉… Read More »

They call him the Duke of Ruin.
To her, he’s just the beast next door.

Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even.

Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart.

When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes.

Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens?
And a two-legged dog.
And a foul-mouthed parrot.
And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog…

Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him.

Not if he ruins her first.… Read More »

Enjoy Chapter 1…

Chapter One

The morning began in the same way as most of Chase’s mornings lately. With a tragic demise.

“She’s dead.”

He turned onto his side. As he blinked, Rosamund’s face came into focus. “What was it this time?”

“Typhus.”

“Charming.”

Using the sofa’s upholstered arm for leverage, he pushed to a sitting position. As he did so, his brain sloshed with regret. He rubbed his temples, ruing his behavior the night before. And his licentiousness in the very early morning. While he was at it, he decided he might as well regret his entire misspent youth, too. Clear a bit of his afternoon schedule.

“It can wait until later.” Once his head ceased ringing and he’d washed off the cloying scent of French perfume.

“It must be now, Daisy says, or else the contagion could spread. She’s preparing the body.”

Chase groaned. He decided it wasn’t worth arguing. Might as well have it done with.

As they began climbing the four flights of stairs to the nursery, he interrogated his ten-year-old ward. “Can’t you do something about this?”

“Can’t you?”

“She’s your little sister.”

“You’re her guardian.”

He grimaced, rubbing his throbbing temple. “Discipline isn’t one of my particular talents.”

“Obedience isn’t one of ours,” Rosamund replied.

“I’ve noticed. Don’t think I didn’t see you pocket that shilling from the side table.” They reached the top of the stairs and turned down the corridor. “Listen, this has to stop. Quality boarding schools don’t offer enrollment to … Read More »

The Secret Society of Damsels who DareI have always wanted to belong to a secret society. Since no one has ever asked me to join one, I created my own! (Obviously, I am not very good at keeping secrets.)

The Secret Society of Damsels Who Dare is my new Facebook group. All my readers are welcome to join this group, where daring is the default, and “damsel” is a gender-neutral term. 😉 There will be news and discussion and giveaways and … other special things I am still plotting, with the help of the group’s cunning mastermind—my assistant, Kelly.

 

Audiobook image for the GOVERNESS GAMECan you believe The Governess Game hits shelves less than two months from now? I’ve updated the book page with all sorts of new information: an excerpt, advance reviews, the utterly gorgeous stepback, and the beautiful cover for the UK edition. Alex and Chase are coming your way on August 28th!… Read More »