The duke’s heart grew four sizes that day…



Cover image - Blonde woman in a red gown, standing in a snowy landscapeIntroducing… 


A holiday anthology featuring all-new linked novellas by yours truly, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan and Joanna Shupe, available now!

Christmas magic is in the air… From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, four bestselling authors whip up some unforgettable romance…with a little help from some enchanted shortbread.

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Is it available in print?

Yes! We’ve put together a special hardcover edition.

You can even order a copy with a bookplate signed by all four authorswhich I daresay could make an excellent holiday gift.

Signed hardbacks are exclusively available to order from these bookstores:
The Ripped Bodice (Los Angeles, CA)
Katy Budget Books (Houston, TX)
WORD (New York, NY)

Unsigned print copies are also available from Amazon and other online retailers.


The Novellas

“Meet Me in Mayfair” by Tessa Dare
Louisa Ward needs a Christmas miracle. Unless she catches a wealthy husband at the ball tonight, the horrid, heartless Duke of Thorndale will evict her family from their beloved Mayfair home. But when her friend begs to switch dance cards, Louisa finds herself waltzing with the enemy: the horrid, heartless–and unexpectedly handsome–Thorndale himself. Now the duke’s holding her future in his hands…and he’s not letting go.

“The Duke of Christmas Present” by Sarah MacLean
Rich and ruthless, Eben, Duke of Allryd, Read More »

Coming October 15th!

Announcing HOW THE DUKES STOLE CHRISTMAS, a holiday anthology featuring all-new linked novellas by yours truly, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan and Joanna Shupe!

Sarah, Sophie, Joanna and I had So. Much. Fun. putting this anthology together! Amazon has named it one of October’s top romances, and we can’t wait for you to read it. Read more about the stories and an excerpt from my own contribution, “Meet Me in Mayfair,” here

The e-book is available to pre-order:
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What about print copies, you ask? We’ve put together a special hardcover edition! You can even order a copy with a bookplate signed by all four authors—which I daresay could make an excellent holiday gift.

Signed copies are exclusively available to order from these three bookstores:
The Ripped Bodice (Los Angeles, CA)
Katy Budget Books (Houston, TX)
WORD (New York, NY)

Unsigned print copies are also available from Amazon and other online retailers.… Read More »

The Governess Game is out and available now!

Library Journal called Alexandra and Chase’s story “Pure reading joy.” My book-birthday wish is that it brings you joy, too.

Links: Kindle | iBooks Nook | Kobo | Audible | Amazon UK | More retailers

Also exciting: Target stores are carrying a special print edition with an exclusive bonus scene! It’s Chase and Alex’s first meeting in the bookshop, told from his point-of-view. How cool is that?  (If you’re an ebook reader or happen to pick up the book somewhere else, don’t worry—the bonus scene will be available on my website at a later date.)

The Secret Society of Damsels who DareThe Secret Society of Damsels Who Dare is always accepting new members on Facebook! Come join us for special giveaways and sneak peeks and such.

Oh, and for those of you who like to plan ahead, Book 3 in the Girl Meets Duke series now has a title and publication date… 😉… Read More »

The Secret Society of Damsels who DareI have always wanted to belong to a secret society. Since no one has ever asked me to join one, I created my own! (Obviously, I am not very good at keeping secrets.)

The Secret Society of Damsels Who Dare is my new Facebook group. All my readers are welcome to join this group, where daring is the default, and “damsel” is a gender-neutral term. 😉 There will be news and discussion and giveaways and … other special things I am still plotting, with the help of the group’s cunning mastermind—my assistant, Kelly.


Audiobook image for the GOVERNESS GAMECan you believe The Governess Game hits shelves less than two months from now? I’ve updated the book page with all sorts of new information: an excerpt, advance reviews, the utterly gorgeous stepback, and the beautiful cover for the UK edition. Alex and Chase are coming your way on August 28th!… Read More »

Rogues Rush In coverAvailable Now!

ROGUES RUSH IN, a Regency romance duet featuring me and the wonderful Christi Caldwell! If you’ve never read Christi, you are in for such a treat. Her books are heartfelt and oh-so-romantic.

This duet features two all-new novellas, and it’s available now! (Links: Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo) A print edition is also available to order here.

RUSH to read it! (Sorry. I couldn’t help myself. 😂)

Two scandalous brides…
Two rogues who won’t be denied…

His Bride for the Taking by Tessa Dare

It’s the first rule of friendship among gentlemen: Don’t even think about touching your best friend’s sister. But Sebastian, Lord Byrne, has never been one for rules. He’s thought about touching Mary Clayton—a lot—and struggled to resist temptation. But when Mary’s bridegroom leaves her waiting the altar, only Sebastian can save her from ruin. By marrying her himself.

In eleven years, he’s never laid a finger on his best friend’s sister. Now he’s going to take her with both hands. To have, to hold…and to love.

His Duchess for a Day by Christi Caldwell

It was never meant to be…
That’s what Elizabeth Terry has told herself while trying to forget the man she married–her once best friend. Passing herself off as a widow, Elizabeth has since built a life for herself as an instructor at a finishing school, far away from that greatest of mistakes. But the past has a way of finding you, and now that … Read More »

The Governess Game, book two in the “Girl Meets Duke” series, now has a book description and a release date! (August 28, 2018) The cover will be coming soon. It’s gorgeous, and I can’t wait to share it!

I know, August is far away. I wish I wrote faster, I really do. But the book is available for preorder on Amazon, and probably will be on other retailers soon, so if you preorder it now, you won’t have to remember in August. 😉 Or sign up for my newsletter, and you’ll always get an email when I have a new book out—along with announcements of any special contests or sale prices.

I want to thank all my readers for the amazing love you gave The Duchess Deal. I’m proud to share that the book was honored on several “Best of 2017” lists, including Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Library Journal, and Vulture. It was also a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. I’m so grateful for all the lovely support for Emma and Ash’s story. Whether you bought it, borrowed it from a library, listened to it, recommended it to a friend, or reviewed it on your favorite site…thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Wishing you a New Year filled with peace, joy, and romantic reads.

~TessaRead More »

The duchess deal is available now!

Hurrah! Today is the day I get to send Ash and Emma’s story out into the hands of readers.

Readers, they’re yours. Take good care of these two, if you will. I’ve grown quite fond of them. ❤️

If you are in the UK, Australia, or New Zealand and are having trouble finding or ordering the book, I apologize — please read my notes here.Read More »

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Buzz, buzz, buzz…

August 22nd is just a few weeks away! There have been some lovely reviews and exciting honors coming in for The Duchess Deal. It’s on “Best Books of August” lists from both and iBooks, and Publishers Weekly and Library Journal have both given the book starred reviews! Don’t forget, you can read the first two chapters now by downloading Buzz Books Romance 2017 for free.  All your preorder links are here.

A “breathtaking historical fairy tale…” (iBooks)

“Sexy, tender, and wickedly funny…” (Library Journal)

Want a signed copy?

Pre-order the print edition of The Duchess Deal from The Ripped Bodice bookstore! I’ll be in the store on release day, signing and personalizing any preordered copies, and they’ll be shipped out ASAP.… Read More »

It’s finally almost here! Release day for The Duchess Deal is just a month away. But you can start reading it now, if you like! The first chapter is posted here on my website. If that’s not enough for you, the first two chapters are available in a fantastic free sampler put together by Publishers Weekly. Book Buzz Romance 2017 has excerpts from other exciting upcoming romances, too. It’s available on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and other e-book retailers. Did I mention it’s free?

If you are anywhere near Orlando, Florida on Saturday, July 29th, I dearly hope you’ll join me and about 400 other romance authors at the Romance Writers of America “Readers for Life” autographing at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. The signing is from 3 to 5 pm, and it’s open to the public. Check out the list of participating authors here. All the books are donated by the publishers, so all net proceeds go to local and national literacy charities. Over the years, RWA signings have raised more than $1,000,000 for literacy! Come meet some of your favorite authors (Fingers crossed that I’m one of them!) and buy a few books to support a great cause.… Read More »