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® 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!

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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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Romance Writers of America (RWA), the trade association for aspiring and published romance fiction authors, announces the finalists for the 2015 RITA® and Golden Heart® Awards. The RITA — the highest award of distinction in romance fiction — recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas. 

2015 RITA Finalist

Historical Romance: Short


Romancing the Duke
by Tessa Dare
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
Tessa Woodward, editor

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If you’re in SoCal this weekend, you can find me at the California Dreamin’ Writers Conference.



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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.  🙂 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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***Queens Of Historical Romance GIVEAWAY 2 of 6  ***

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Here’s our second giveaway for the Queens of Historical Romance. Enter again for chances to win books by Madeline Hunter and Karen Hawkins.  If you enter each week, you’ll have that many more chances in the final drawing to be 1 of the 5 winners that will receive 1 book from each author!







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*** Queens Of Historical Romance GIVEAWAY 1 of 6 ***

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I’ve teamed up with 14 other Historical Romance authors to offer you six weeks of giveaways! Enter this week’s raffle for a chance to win books from Stephanie Laurens, Elizabeth Hoyt, and Jennifer Ashley. At the end of all six giveaways, 5 winners will be chosen to receive 1 book from each author!

BY WINTER’S LIGHT by Stephanie Laurens



DARLING BEAST by Elizabeth Hoyt






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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. 🙂

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.

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