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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Feature and Giveaway: Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare

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?

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“I thought you didn’t have noble impulses.”

“Believe me.” He stared into her eyes and spoke the words without lewdness or irony. “I don’t.”

If he possessed a single grain of decency, he would have set her down long moments ago. Wicked as it made him, he loved the way she was clinging to his neck. As though the world around them were a vast, frozen waste and sharing the heat of his body was her only chance to survive. It was so easy to believe, for this moment, that she needed him. Needed his touch, his mouth, his heated breath. His bared, feverish skin all over hers.

Amazing, what acrobatic contortions the lusting male mind could achieve. He’d almost convinced himself that kissing her lush, sweet lips was the noble thing to do.

Almost. But not quite.

“I’ll put you down now,” he said.

She nodded.

And then she pressed her lips to his.

Praise and curses be heaped. The girl kissed him.

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Tessa Dare is the New York Times bestselling author of nine historical romance novels and three novellas. A librarian by training and book-lover at heart, she makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a big brown dog.

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  1. Thank you for the excerpt. I'm looking forward to reading the book.


  2. I love this line "Praise and curses be heaped. The girl kissed him." It left me with a grin on my face.

  3. Hi, Tessa! Thanks for the excerpt and the great giveaway! I love your books!

  4. PS: My email is kscathyATyahooDOTcom

  5. I've been wanting to read something by Tessa Dare for a long time! thanks!

  6. I've enjoyed every book I've read by Tessa. I'm looking forward to reading this one as well. Thanks for the feature on her because I didn't realize she had a new book released.
    Thanks :)
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

  7. I just read Beauty & the Blacksmith the other day & loved it! I have some catching up to do on the rest of the series!

  8. Thanks for the great excerpt. I love this series. I would love a copy of A Lady By Midnight.

  9. Thanks for the giveaway. I've been reading some good reviews on her new book.

  10. Thanks for the excerpt. I loved that last line. Very cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. I have been not so patiently waiting for Any Duchess will Do and have my preorder all set. I really enjoy Tessa's books, they are so good.


  12. I love these covers. I think they are just beautiful...especially this last one!
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  13. I have to find out how Pauline's story plays out. I love the book description! jepebATverizonDOTnet

    1. p.s. I really need a copy of A Lady At Midnight! ;)

  14. Hi Tessa!

    I fell in love with your stories as soon as I read Goddess of The Hunt but didn't realize until recently that you had actually written a prequel, The Legend of the Weretag, until recently! Is it too late for me to read it now that I read all the other books in the series when they were first released?

    I love all your books but must admit my favorite of them all was The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright in the anthology Three Weddings and a Murder!

  15. You are a new author for me and I have to say your book covers are great!

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  16. Congrats on all these great books!!!

    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

  17. Hi Tessa, what made you decide to write historical romance as opposed to other romantic genres?

  18. The colors of the dresses really make the covers pop. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  19. Excellent series! I need two of those titles!

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