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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
California Dreamin…

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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
Available now! SAY YES TO THE MARQUESS

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

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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

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Enter here: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/56b4956710/

Monday, November 24th, 2014
QUEENS OF HISTORICAL ROMANCE GIVEAWAY

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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

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DARLING BEAST by Elizabeth Hoyt

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RULES FOR A PROPER GOVERNESS by Jennifer Ashley

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

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Updates!

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!

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Seven Wicked Nights is out today!

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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:

 amazon | amazon uk 
           iBooks | nook | kobo | google

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Thursday, September 4th, 2014
RWA Board Elections

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.)

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Now free in digital!

A free read from Tessa Dare

I’m happy to announce that I’ve re-released my very first novella as a free e-book!

As I write this, How to Catch a Wild Viscount is available free from Amazon (US, UK, Canada), BN, Kobo, iBooks, and GooglePlay. If it’s not free at your favorite retailer, you can also download a free PDF here at my website.  There will also be a Createspace paperback available to order through Amazon very soon, for anyone who would prefer print.

Order links, excerpt, info, and PDF are at this link. If you missed this story before, I hope you enjoy it!

This novella was originally published in 2009 as The Legend of the Werestag. Yes, that title was weird. No, the story is not a paranormal romance. :)

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
It’s Read-a-Romance Month!

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Once again, August is Read a Romance Month! This year’s theme is “Celebrate Romance.” Visit the RARM website for daily guest posts from your favorite authors, giveaways, and more!