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As promised, here’s the first part of my bonus epilogue for WHEN A SCOT TIES THE KNOT! Parts 2 and 3 will follow on Wednesday and Friday, respectively. I’m glad that readers have kept asking about Maddie, Logan, and all the men – I had a lovely time visiting with them again, and I hope you’ll feel the same.

Bonus Epilogue

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  • Finalist, Romance Writers of America RITA award, “Historical Romance: Short” category
  • New York Times and USA Today bestseller!
  • Amazon’s Best Books of October 2016
  • Kobo’s Best Books of October 2016
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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.


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 »

Thank you, readers! Do You Want to Start a Scandal is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

Cover for Do You Want to Start a Scandal

To celebrate, I’m having a giveaway! Enter below to win a 3-month subscription to Ever After Box.

Ever After BoxThe Ever After Box is everything that is fun, witty & wonderful about reading romance, delivered to you in an adorable package.  Each month has a different theme, and the Ever After Box sends a featured novel along with specially curated gift items. You can see some examples here.

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You have until October 14th to enter. Be sure to enter your email address correctly, so we can contact you if you win!


International entries are welcome, but because Ever After Box only ships within the USA, a winner outside the country will receive an alternate prize: a $50 gift voucher for the online book retailer of the winner’s choice.… 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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When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules…

Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.

His terms are simple:

  • They will be husband and wife by night only.
  • No lights, no kissing.
  • No questions about his battle scars.
  • Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.

But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own:

  • They will have dinner together every evening.
  • With conversation.
  • And unlimited teasing.
  • Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…


A note to UK readers-

The duchess deal UK coverThis series will be published in the UK by Mills & Boon. That’s the good news! It means print copies will be in more places, and the book will have this beautiful cover just for the UK. However, because the UK edition was arranged a bit late in the game, Mills & Boon could not match the US publication date. The UK release date is February 22, 2018. I share the impatience and I’m terribly sorry for the wait. If it’s any consolation, Read More »

“Artful diversions, a clever heroine, and intense passion are all brought together by Dare’s smart writing and spot-on matchmaking. There’s just the right amount of intrigue, and even the minor characters have layered personalities. The irresistibly provocative, classy love scenes set the bar high for other historical romance novels.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

“Vintage Tessa Dare… heartwarming romance and cheeky, laugh-out-loud banter.” ~

“An irrepressible, independent-minded heroine and a responsible hero who’s leading two lives fall for each other in a rollicking and passionate romp…” ~Library Journal (starred review)… Read More »

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

Amazon * iBooks * Nook * Kobo* GooglePlay

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 »



  • Log into your Amazon account through a browser.
  • ->Your Account
  • ->Manage Content and Devices
  • Find the book and check the box at left to select
  • If “Update Available” appears to the right of the title, click it. If it doesn’t, you’ll have to delete the book from your list, then go back to the book page and “buy” the free version. (Either method will delete any highlights or notes you might have had in the original; sorry for that!)
  • Sync the app or device
  • If that still doesn’t work… First, please have a glass of your favorite beverage, some chocolate, and my apologies! Then, if you still have the will in you, please contact Amazon customer service. Some readers have reported that a quick online chat got it resolved.



  • It should automatically update when you sync the app – hooray!



  • It may have updated automatically when you open the book – hooray!
  • If not, try this: “Unarchive” the book, then Download or “Archive” it again


Kobo and GooglePlay

To be honest, no one has verified these methods for me yet. If they don’t automatically update, I would suggest the delete/download again strategy, or download the free book through another means, such as the free Amazon app.

And if you can’t get anything to work … email me. 

Note: Unfortunately, I can’t guarantee this will be free at every retailer in all locations. I really, really wish I could. My publisher offers it to Read More »