Monday, May 13, 2013

Spotlight on: Tessa Dare (Excerpts + Giveaway)



Love Saves the World is very, very, very excited to be part of Tessa Dare's promotion tour for her e-novella, Beauty and the Blacksmith and for her novel, Any Duchess Will Do -- both books are part of her highly-acclaimed Spindle Cove series.

Tessa Dare will be giving away the first three books in the series:
5 paperback copies of A Night to Surrender
5 paperback copies of A Week to be Wicked
5 paperback copies of A Lady by Midnight

To visit Tessa Dare's other stops, click here.

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About the book: Beauty and the Blacksmith --

On Sale Date: April 30, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780062238849,
ISBN-10: 0062238841
Genre: Fiction / Romance

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Blurb:
Take a trip to Spindle Cove in New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare’s gorgeous and sexy Regency romance.

Beautiful and elegant, Miss Diana Highwood is destined to marry a wealthy, well-placed nobleman. At least that’s what her mother has loudly declared to everyone in Spindle Cove.

But Diana’s not excited by dukes and lords. The only man who makes her heart pound is the village blacksmith, Aaron Dawes. By birth and fortune, they couldn’t be more wrong for each other ... but during stolen, steamy moments in the smithy, his strong hands feel so right.

Is their love forged strong enough to last, or are they just playing with fire?

Excerpt:
“I wonder about it. Why you come so often. Why every metal latch and clasp and rivet you possess seems to need mending of late.” His voice grew deeper, almost dreamy. “I’ve told myself you’re just bored with this village. With this weather, there’s little else to do.”

He circled her, running his finger beneath that chain. Branding her with a necklace of his touch.

“Other times” -- she caught a wry note in his voice -- ”I decide you’ve been sent by the devil to torment me for my sins.”

He came to stand before her, holding that vial that dangled from her necklace. He pulled gently, and she swayed toward him. Just an inch.

“And then sometimes I think maybe ... just maybe ... you’re hoping for something to happen. Something like this.”

She swallowed hard, staring straight at the notch above his sternum. That shamelessly sensual crossroads of bone and muscle and sinew and skin.

The heat of him swamped her. She felt ... It was so very odd, but she felt ticklish. As though every inch of her was exquisitely attuned, anticipating his touch.

Perhaps he was right.

Perhaps she had been wanting this.

He released her necklace. “Well?”

She gathered her courage and looked up at him. Outside of social calls and dinner parties, Diana had little experience with men. But if there was one thing her genteel upbringing had taught her, it was how to read an invitation.

If she gave Mr. Dawes the slightest encouragement ...

Oh, heavens. He would kiss her. Those strong, sensual lips would be on hers, and his powerful arms would hold her tight, and there would be no taking the moment back.

To read my review of Beauty and the Blacksmith, click here.

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About the book: Any Duchess Will Do --

On Sale Date: May 28, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780062240125
ISBN-10: 0062240129
Genre: Fiction / Romance
Publisher: Avon
384 pages

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Blurb:
Today Pauline is just a serving girl in Spindle Cove but tomorrow ... she'll be a Duchess?! It's a Spindle Cove Pygmalion story as only New York Times Bestselling author Tessa Dare can tell it.

What's a duke to do, when the girl who's perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can't live without?

Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season -- or any season -- but his diabolical mother abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl.

Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn't dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week's employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother's "duchess training"... and fail miserably.

But in London, Pauline isn't a miserable failure. She's a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure-a woman who ignites Griff's desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won't be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess-can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?

Excerpt:
Another girl’s prince has arrived.

That was Pauline’s first thought, when she stumbled in and spied the finely dressed man silhouetted in the door.

She watched it happen every few months in this village. These young ladies sought refuge in Spindle Cove for the oddest of reasons. Their harp-playing lacked grace, perhaps, or the color of their eyes was unfashionable at Court this season. And then—to the utter astonishment of everyone excerpt Pauline—some handsome earl or viscount or officer came along and married them.

None of them spared so much as a glance for the serving girl.

So which lady was this one after? Whoever she was, she’d be set for life. Everything about the man’s appearance -- from ivory buttons to fitted leather gloves—blared his wealth in trumpet notes. And if his garments screamed “riches,” everything beneath them spoke of power. It would be easy for a gentleman to go soft and paunchy, but he hadn’t. The close cut of his dark gree topcoat revealed broad shoulders and defined muscles in his upper arms.

His face was strong, too. Boldly sloped nose, squared jaw, and a wide, confident mouth. There was nothing pretty about his features, but when taken together, they had an undeniable masculine appeal.

In short, he was no trial to look at. But even if he weren’t -- Pauline couldn’t take her eyes off the man.

Because he wasn’t taking his eyes off her.

To read my review of Any Duchess Will Do, click here.

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About the author:


Tessa Dare a part-time librarian, full-time mommy, and swing-shift writer. She makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a dog.

Where you can find Tessa:
Website: http://tessadare.com/
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TessaDare
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TessaDareAuthor
On Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2752928.Tessa_Dare

Sign up for her newsletter: http://tessadare.com/newsletter-signup/

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Tessa Dare will be giving away the first three books in the series:
5 paperback copies of A Night to Surrender
5 paperback copies of A Week to be Wicked
5 paperback copies of A Lady by Midnight

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To visit Tessa Dare's other stops, click here.

12 comments:

  1. Ooo I have Beauty in the Blacksmith on my list to read. I suppose I really need to bump that one on up to the top. :)

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  2. THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY AND GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOKS! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  3. Love historical romance. Thanks for the chance.

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. I would absolutely be thrilled to be a winner of Tessa’s novels. How fantastic would that be. I’m also intrigued that she is a librarian as well. How wonderful it is that she has obviously taken her love for book one step further to writing them herself! That must be so exciting! Thank you for the generous giveaway.

    Connie Fischer
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