Woohooo!! At long, LONG last, it is the official release day of Goddess of the Hunt. I am tempted to go into a long, sappy speech thanking everyone I’ve ever met – but truthfully, it’s 1 AM over here and I’m dead tired! That speech will have to wait. (Plus, it’s in the Acknowledgments. See page 361.)

I do want to tell you about some fun stuff I’m doing today to celebrate. And as with any good party, there are prizes involved!

I’ll be guest-blogging today at Romance Vagabonds about the timely topic of friendship–both in romance novels and behind-the-scenes of their creation. The post isn’t live yet as I write this, but I understand there will be prizes up for grabs!

The lovely Vauxhall Vixens also threw me a virtual surprise party to celebrate the release. If you want to read the words of overly generous friends saying completely gushy things about me, by all means, click over.

And last but not least, over at Courtney Milan‘s blog, she explains the day-long Goddess of the Hunt Twitter Talk contest. She’s giving away copies of my book, as well as some of the other fabulous historicals releasing today. All you have to do is get on twitter, use the hashtag #tessadare, and make patently outrageous assertions about GOTH and/or its characters. Elyssa Papa takes an early lead with this hilarious pic of President Obama holding “GotH”. See Courtney’s blog for specifics.

And somewhere in there, if you find time to actually order, purchase, and/or read the book, that would be awesome, too. 🙂

Thank you everyone, for making this day so very special!

15 comments to “Let’s get this party started!”

  1. Lindsey
    · July 28th, 2009 at 5:03 am · Link

    HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!! *tosses confetti* Huge congrats! I’m so excited for everyone to read and love the book I’ve been reading and loving for the last two+ years.

    Yep, prizes at RV. Don’t miss it!

  2. Sarah Tormey
    · July 28th, 2009 at 4:13 am · Link

    Happy Release day! I’ll be sure to give GOTH a call out on my blog as well.

    Wishing you AMAZING sales,

  3. terrio
    · July 28th, 2009 at 6:45 am · Link

    I started reading last night but had to stop to do things like sleep and come to work. Dang it. I’ll be diving back in tonight.


  4. Elyssa Papa
    · July 28th, 2009 at 7:33 am · Link

    Woohoo!! Yay! Congrats!!!

  5. Miranda Neville
    · July 28th, 2009 at 7:36 am · Link

    Happy release day and wishing you every success plus lots of joy. Can’t wait to read it.

  6. Monica McCarty
    · July 28th, 2009 at 8:49 am · Link

    I was going to send you and email but saw the blog post. Happy release day!!!! You must be so excited for this day to finally be here. Hope you are out taking pictures! 🙂 Congrats and I’ll be crossing my fingers for wonderful things next week!!!!!

  7. Lady Leigh
    · July 28th, 2009 at 10:37 am · Link

    I can’t wait to hit the bookstores this afternoon!! Yay!!! Congrats!!

  8. Jane Conner
    · July 28th, 2009 at 12:16 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day! 😛 I can’t wait to read Goddess of the Hunt. I’m hitting the bookstore tonight!
    Best Wishes,

  9. Kellye
    · July 28th, 2009 at 12:36 pm · Link

    Happy release day! A friend loaned me an ARC and I read it in one sitting. Tessa, you are now one of my auto-buy authors. I also bought a copy today with the beautiful red cover. Since I “met” you during Avon Fanlit, I feel like I knew you when (I was pollyanna during the contest). Huge congrats and I can’t wait till next month and the next!

  10. Louisa Edwards
    · July 28th, 2009 at 1:21 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day! I absolutely can’t wait to read this book. We’re going out for dinner, and I may force the whole group to stop by Borders after so I can grab a copy. If not, I’ll be getting it tomorrow!

  11. Jane
    · July 28th, 2009 at 2:43 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day, Tessa.

  12. Tessa Dare
    · July 28th, 2009 at 2:56 pm · Link

    Thank you so much, everyone! I can’t tell you how much it means to share this day with so many wonderful friends.

  13. PJ
    · July 29th, 2009 at 3:17 am · Link

    Wishing you all the best with the release of GOTH, Tessa. As you know, I absolutely adored this book and I cannot wait to read the next two!

  14. C.J. Love
    · July 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm · Link

    Hi Tessa,
    Congratulations. You don’t know me. I saw a review for GotH on Library Journal and had to go get it last night. The one I bought at Borders was the last one they had. So far, I LOVE it. Good luck!
    A new fan,

  15. Tessa
    · July 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm · Link

    PJ, thank you again for such a wonderful review! It means so much that you enjoyed the book.

    And CJ – wow! I’m so excited to hear that you read the review and went to buy it – and that there was only one left..! I really hope you enjoy the rest. Thank you SO much for stopping by.