Thank you so much to all my readers! Do You Want to Start a Scandal will be on this week’s New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists! I’m so thrilled and grateful to see how readers have welcomed Piers and Charlotte’s story into their lives. Thank you, thank you.

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A quick heads up for anyone within driving distance of northern Indiana: Along with Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Vivienne Lorret, I’ll be at the Elkhart Public Library on Saturday, October 22nd for a screening of the wonderful romance documentary, Love Between the Covers. The event includes a movie screening, book signing, and a swag bag, and it’s from 1:30-5:30 pm. More info here. We’d love for you to join us!… Read More »

It’s here! It’s finally here! Do You Want to Start a Scandal, Charlotte and Piers’s story, is available in print, digital, and audio. Oh, I had so much fun with these two and their romance. I hope all my readers do, too.

If the Marquess of Granville had made up his mind to be her champion... It would take a stronger woman than Charlotte to refuse.

Don’t forget! Sunday, October 2nd, 4pm PT: In-person and Virtual Release Party at The Ripped Bodice in Culver City, CA. If you can’t make it into the store, we’ll be streaming part of the event via Facebook Live (watch my FB page for more details), and you can preorder a personalized signed copy and it will be mailed to you!

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I’m getting so excited about the release of Do You Want to Start a Scandal (recently given a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly) on September 27. To celebrate, I’ve got signing events this fall on both coasts, and my first ever virtual signing for readers who can’t attend in person!

Sunday, October 2nd, 4pm PT, In-person and Virtual Release Party at The Ripped Bodice in Culver City, CA. If you can’t make it into the store, we’ll be streaming part of the event via Facebook Live (watch my FB page for more details), and you can preorder a personalized signed copy and it will be mailed to you!

In-person and virtual release party at the Ripped Bodice bookstore in Culver City, CA - 4pm Pacific Time

Saturday, September 24, 1-4:30pm – Historical Romance Retreat at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, WA. Signing open to the public with a $10 entrance fee. This event has a truly amazing list of participating historical romance authors. (Even though this is technically a few days before release date, I’m hoping to have a few early copies of the new book!)

Sunday, October 16, 11am-2pm – New Jersey Romance Writers’ Hearts and Sparks Reader/Blogger Appreciation Brunch – at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ. Advance paid registration required.

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Great news! The first two chapters of Do You Want to Start a Scandal (releasing September 27th) are now included in the back of Beauty and the Blacksmith–which is free to download from August 15-22! (Even if you already have this Spindle Cove novella on your e-reader, you should be able to download the updated version to read the new excerpt. See instructions here.)

Free novella - Beauty and the Blacksmith - with chapters 1 & two of Do You Want to Start a Scandal in the back

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As always, I can’t promise this promotional price will be available everywhere. Retailer participation varies. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Read More »

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It’s less than two months until the release of Do You Want to Start a Scandal! This is a series crossover book featuring two fan-favorite characters: Charlotte Highwood (Diana and Minerva’s little sister in the Spindle Cove series) and Piers Brandon, the Marquess of Granville (the marquess who was said “no” to in Say Yes to the Marquess). However, don’t worry if you haven’t read all the previous books. You can jump right into this story with no problem.

I’ve just posted a nice long excerpt from Chapter One! Stay tuned – in a few weeks, you’ll have an opportunity to read even more of the book in advance. Details coming on August 15. I’m being mysterious, I know. But then, the book features a lighthearted mystery — a Regency-era game of Clue, if you will. Except it’s not “Who killed whom with the revolver?” It’s more like, “Who did whom in the library?” Read the excerpt, and you’ll see what I mean.

Release date is September 27th. You can find all the preorder links here.

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International giveaway for my French speaking fans.

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If you’re anywhere near San Diego on July 13, don’t miss the “Readers for Life” autographing at RWA’s National Conference! I’ll be signing books, along with more than 400 other romance authors. Click the image for a full list of authors attending and more information.

RWA 2016 Literacy Signing

 

I’m looking forward to being at the RWA Conference next week – seeing reader friends and author friends and publishing friends, and attending events, including the 2016 RITA and Golden Heart awards. I’m honored that Say Yes to the Marquess is a RITA finalist this year in Historical Romance-Short. Did you know the awards ceremony will be streaming live online? Go to rwa.org on July 16th, 8pm Pacific time to join the excitement.

AND…if that wasn’t enough, I get to be on a panel at San Diego Comic-Con!  Finally, something that makes me cool in the eyes of my kids. Here’s the info:

Smitten with Words: Romancing the Reader – Thurs. July 21, 12:00, Horton Grand Theater

Bestselling authors Sylvia Day (Crossfire novels), Christina Lauren (Beautiful series), Nalini Singh (Psy-Changling series), Chloe Neil (The Devil’s Isle and Chicagoland Vampires series), and Tessa Dare (Castles Ever After series) turn up the heat at SDCC as they discuss the power of romance, the range and voice of the genre, and blush-inducing conversation and have a hilarious battle over movies, TV shows, and Hollywood’s hottest. Moderated by HelenKay Dimon (Bad Boys Undercover series).

 

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Behold, the beautiful cover for Do You Want to Start a Scandal (releasing September 27)

Cover for Do You Want to Start a Scandal

Say it with me now: Ooooooh. 

I’ll never get over the fact that these professionally pretty people stand still in passionate poses just to make pictures for my book covers. (I also like alliteration, apparently.)

And if you’ve been waiting to hear more about Charlotte’s story and her hero, the blurb is posted, too.

Hint: If you been reading my recent books, you may already know him! 😉

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I have several events coming up in the Southern California area and would love to see you at one or more of them! (And if you’re not local, not to worry! Later in the year, I’ll be visiting Nevada, New Jersey, and Washington…possibly more, as well.)

February 11, 2016 – Yorba Linda, CA

  • A Night of Romance at Yorba Linda Public Library: Thursday, February 11 • 7:00 p.m. “Join us as author Tessa Dare spends an evening speaking about her inspirations, the writing and publishing process, and her newest title When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After Series). There will also be an opportunity to purchase titles for an author signing.” More information.

February 20, 2016 – Brea, CA

  • The Brea Library cordially invites you to attend Love in the Stacks. This free romance writer and reader event will feature eight bestselling and emerging romance authors. Love in the Stacks will be held at the Brea Library on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 11 AM – 2 PM and will include two moderated panels, one guest speaker, book signings, book sales and light refreshments. This event is presented by OC Public Libraries, Mystery Inc. Bookstore, and the Friends of the Brea Library. Featured romance authors include: Robin Bielman, Tessa Dare, Judy Duarte, Maggie Marr, Debra Mullins, Jane Porter, Charlene Sands, and Jill Sorenson. Details here.

March 5, 2016 – Culver City, CA

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Lord Dashwood Missed Out - December 8

Just in time for the holidays! Lord Dashwood Missed Out, a brand new Spindle Cove novella, is available today in e-book and audio formats. (Paperback will be releasing January 19.)

Aside from being a snowy, sexy cabin romance between two friends-turned-enemies, this novella features glimpses of many favorite series characters–including Griff, Pauline, Minerva, Colin, Charlotte, and more. I had so much fun writing it! I hope you’ll enjoy revisiting Spindle Cove just as much as I did.

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