Hooray!  My e-novella, The Legend of the Werestag, is available today from Samhain Publishing!

This quirky, sexy historical romance novella is not a paranormal shifter story, but rather the tale of five romantically entangled Regency-era houseguests who become intrigued by the local legend of a cursed man-beast.  Among them is Miss Cecily Hale, a young lady who’s spent four years waiting for her girlhood love, Luke Trenton, to come home from war.  And Luke himself, who has come home from battle alive but changed, only to spurn Cecily’s long-held affections.  But everything changes the night they forge into the forest in search of the fabled “Werestag.”

To read a longer blurb and Chapter One, click here.  I’ve posted an exclusive excerpt from Chapter Two to the Samhain Cafe loop here.  Check back later this morning.   And I’m blogging today on the Samhain blog about how ALL romance heroes are legendary man-beasts. 😉

Later this afternoon, kindly bloggers at Dear Author will be helping me give away ten free downloads of the novella, as well as my last three Advance Readers Copies (ARCs) of Goddess of the Hunt.  That’s right – get over to Dear Author and leave a comment today, and you could win an ARC!  (And if you don’t win, there’s still one up for bids in Brenda Novak’s benefit auction.)

Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books gave The Legend of the Werestag a very favorable B+ review a few weeks back, and author Ann Aguirre called it “the best novella I’ve read all year.”

Best of all?  It’s only $3.15 if you buy it this week from My Bookstore and More!  It’s also available in the Amazon Kindle store, and from a variety of e-book retailers.  If you’ve been wondering about my print books, here’s your chance to try my work for a low price.

Wow, my first release day.  This is so exciting!  I can’t wait to hear what people think of it. 🙂

14 comments to “It’s Werestag Release Day! Plus, ARC giveaway!”

  1. Lindsey
    · May 12th, 2009 at 6:23 am · Link

    Hooray! It’s finally release day – time to dish out the squee cake. 😀 Congrats, Tessa. I’m so excited and proud!

  2. Tessa
    · May 12th, 2009 at 9:29 am · Link

    Yes, pass the squee cake! It looks like this:

    You know I love you, Lindsey! Thanks for everything!

  3. Alyssa Goodnight
    · May 12th, 2009 at 2:08 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day! And wow–a B+?? Very impressive. 🙂

  4. Alice Audrey
    · May 12th, 2009 at 3:35 pm · Link

    Congrats on your release!

  5. Bev
    · May 12th, 2009 at 4:49 pm · Link

    Congrats on your first release!!! Must put little one to sleep and then I’m going down with “Were”. I know I will thoroughly enjoy.


  6. Sarah Tormey
    · May 12th, 2009 at 4:04 pm · Link

    Congrats on your first release!!!

  7. Maggie Robinson
    · May 12th, 2009 at 5:53 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to read more. Congratulations, Tessa! This is just the first step in your fabulous career!

  8. Elyssa Papa
    · May 12th, 2009 at 8:06 pm · Link

    Yay! Congrats! Ditto to what Maggie said.

  9. seton
    · May 12th, 2009 at 8:32 pm · Link

    Congrats on your first release! 🙂
    Hope you did something special to celebrate.

    . . . off to check out the Werestag . . .

  10. Tessa
    · May 12th, 2009 at 8:39 pm · Link

    Thank you, everybody!

    It was a very fun day. I really love this little story, crazy though it might be. I hope it brings readers some enjoyment, too.

  11. terrio
    · May 13th, 2009 at 7:58 am · Link

    I read this yesterday and hopped to all the links and even commented at DA, then forgot to comment here. LOL!

    Huzzah!!!! for the Werestag release!! Pass some of that cake this way, please. I’ll have the “deer in the headlights” piece. LOL!

  12. terrio
    · May 14th, 2009 at 7:43 am · Link

    I seem to be following Janga around this morning. LOL!

    I too read the novella last night and I adore this story. I usually love a hero and just kind of like the heroine, but I love Cecily. NOT that I don’t love Luke, but Cecily is such a wonderful character. And to do that with so few words, amazing.

  13. Janga
    · May 14th, 2009 at 7:40 am · Link

    Like Terri, I commented in other places and neglected to do so here. I hope your celebration was joyous from beginning to end, Tessa.

    I read The Legend of the Werestag yesterday, and it was sheer delight. Definitely a winner!

  14. Tessa
    · May 14th, 2009 at 1:03 pm · Link

    Janga and Terrio, thank you so much for your kind words! I’m so glad to hear you both enjoyed it!