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I am so thrilled to report that When a Scot Ties the Knot is a bestseller!
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  • #15 on the New York Times¬† mass-market fiction list
  • #19 on the New York Times combined print/e-book list
  • #30 on the USA Today bestselling books list
  • #15 on the Barnes and Noble mass-market bestsellers list

I promise, no lobsters were harmed in the celebration. I might have killed a pint of ice cream, though. ūüėČ

Thank you so, so much to everyone who read the book, recommended it to a friend, requested it from their library, blogged about it, or posted a review. I’m just so grateful for all the love you’ve shown Maddie and Logan.

And if you haven’t read it yet… What are you waiting for?

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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‚Äôve 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‚ÄĒa castle she occupies in peace, until she is joined by a certain lonely, untamed Highlander. ūüôā I hope you enjoy Maddie and Logan‚Äôs 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‚Äôs younger sister) will be getting her own romance in a full-length novel. Title, release date, and more information to come!… Read More »

Congratulations RITA Award Winner Historical Romance: Short

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¬ģ 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. ūüôā… Read More »

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.

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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!… Read More »

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.¬† ūüôā 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!

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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. ūüôā

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.

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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:

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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.

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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. ūüôā
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