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Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
When a Scot Ties the Knot is on sale!

I love release day!

When a Scot Ties the Knot, the third book in my bestselling Castles Ever After series, is on sale now in e-book, paperbook, audio, and large print formats.

Ever since I read my first Julie Garwood romance, I’ve always longed to write a Highlander hero. This year, I finally got my chance! The heroine, Madeline, has inherited a castle in the most lonely, untamed corner of the Highlands—a castle she occupies in peace, until she is joined by a certain lonely, untamed Highlander. :) I hope you enjoy Maddie and Logan’s story.

Read reviews here, or the first chapter here. Order links for all formats are here.

Many readers have been asking what comes next. Well, I am thrilled to announce a return to Spindle Cove!

Look for Lord Dashwood Missed Out, an all-new Christmas novella, in e-book on December 8 (paperback release to follow). LDMO features an all-new couple, but there will be appearances from many favorite Spindle Cove characters.

And in 2016, the lively Miss Charlotte Highwood (Diana and Minerva’s younger sister) will be getting her own romance in a full-length novel. Title, release date, and more information to come!

Thursday, July 30th, 2015
All sorts of good news!

Congratulations RITA Award Winner Historical Romance: Short

RITA statue

RITA herself!

It’s been a busy summer for the Dare family, with a good deal of travel and excitement going on. I’ve just come home from the Romance Writers of America conference in New York City, and I was so thrilled to be bringing a shiny new friend home with me.

Romancing the Duke won the RITA® award for Best Historical Romance: Short! What an honor and thrill. (And if you haven’t read it yet, the book is currently on sale for $2.99 at most retailers!)

Now I’m getting so excited for the release of the next Castles Ever After installment, When a Scot Ties the Knot. Release day is August 25–less than a month away! Logan and Maddie’s story is already garnering some lovely reviews, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews. And if you’re eager to start reading, I’ve just added a nice long look at Chapter One right here on the website. Enjoy!

Preorder links are available for your use, too. :)

Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Tessa’s on the move!

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.

Best of Romance Summer giveaway banner

Friday, April 17th, 2015
2015 RITA Finalist


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


Romancing the Duke
by Tessa Dare
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
Tessa Woodward, editor


Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
California Dreamin…


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




Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Coming events!

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!

Tuesday, December 30th, 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


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
Queens Of Historical Romance GIVEAWAY 2 of 6


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Monday, November 24th, 2014


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

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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!

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Thursday, October 16th, 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!