Thursday, December 16, 2010

Author Preview: Tessa Dare

Tessa Dare
"Tessa Dare is a part-time librarian1, full-time mommy2 and swing-shift writer3 living in Southern California.
Tessa lived a rather nomadic childhood in the Midwest. As a girl, she discovered that no matter how many times she moved, two kinds of friends traveled with her: the friends in books, and the friends in her head. She still converses with both sets daily.
Tessa writes fresh and flirty historical romance, a blog, and the stray magazine article. To the chagrin of her family, Tessa does not write grocery lists, Christmas cards, or timely checks to utility companies4. She shares a tiny bungalow with her husband, their two children, a dog, and dust bunnies.5
Tessa enjoys a good book, a good laugh, a good long walk in the woods, a good movie, a good meal, a glass of good wine, and the company of good people.
Tessa is represented by Helen Breitwieser of Cornerstone Literary Agency.
Tessa did not expect to enjoy writing about herself in third person, but what do you know? Tessa does.6
Oh, and Tessa would love to hear from you!"

Subscript Detail:
1 Currently, more like part-part-part-time.
2 However, the darelings are now in school or preschool.
3 And I do a lot of my writing during their school.
4 I actually did send a few cards last year.
5 Some lovely ladies come to corral them every other week.
6 Why so many footnotes? Because I’mTessa is oddly superstitiouslazy about changing this, the very first bio she ever wrote. A more official-sounding bio and press kit are in the works.
Find Tessa Dare on the web: WebsiteBlog/Diary | Facebook | Twitter

Some of Tessa Dare's works: (click image for info)

Tessa's Latest Release: 
'Three Nights With A Scoundrel' (July 2010)
"The third time is the charm.
The bastard son of a nobleman, Julian Bellamy is now polished to perfection, enthralling the ton with wit and charm while clandestinely plotting to ruin the lords, ravish the ladies, and have the last laugh on a society that once spurned him. But meeting Leo Chatwick, a decent man and founder of the exclusive Stud Club, and Lily, Leo’s enchanting sister, made Julian reconsider his wild ways. When Leo’s tragic murder demands that Julian hunt for justice, he vows to see the woman he secretly loves married to a man of her own class.
Lily, however, has a very different husband in mind. She’s adored Julian forever, loves the man beneath the rakish facade, and wants to savor the delicious attraction they share — as his wife. His insistence on marrying her off only reinforces her intent to prove he is the only man for her. Obsessed with catching a killer, Julian sinks back to the gutters of his youth, forcing Lily to reach out with a sweet, reckless passion Julian can’t resist. Can her desire for a scoundrel save them both–or will dangerous secrets threaten more than their tender love"

What To Expect in 2011:
Everything hasn't been officially announced or set in stone yet, but Tessa revealed in this diary entry that her next book will "probably certainly" be titled "A Night To Surrender". It will most likely be release in Early Fall 2011 (August/September-ish). We can "definitely maybe" expect updates later on in the new year on the book, including the cover, official blurb, release date, ect. Keep those eyes peeled!



  1. OOhh loving the sound of Three Nights With A Scoundrel....I like scoundrels!!!

  2. Three nights with a Scoundrel sounds awesome! I have always loved the name Julian, very sexy! I can't wait to read it! I been meaning to read Goddess of the Hunt too! I have several friends who have highly recommended it. It is on my list! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I haven't read this one yet, but I know I won't be disappointed! Hoping for my gift card in my stocking this year so I can pick this one up!

  4. Three Nights With A Scoundrel sounds great. Definitely right up my alley. Can't wait to read it.

  5. I love both of her series for the strong heroines.

  6. What a great bio - but then again, after seeing the (in)famous video for this series, I'm not surprised. She has such a great sense of humor.

  7. i received the bookmarks last month! thanks a lot tessa!



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