Interview and Giveaway with Tessa Dare

Posted September 3, 2018 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Featured Authors, Front Page, Interviews, Under the Covers / 24 Comments

We are beyond excited to welcome one of our favorite authors to UTC today.  Tessa Dare recently released the second book in the Girl Meets Duke series, THE GOVERNESS GAME and we had a chance to chat with her about it.  Lets give her a warm welcome to UTC today.

How could you describe this book in three words?

I think (at least, hope) all my books can be described as Funny, Sexy, and Heartfelt.

Your books hold a lot of humour. What’s your biggest tip for maintaining balance between humour and heart?

Personally, I don’t know how one can exist without the other! Falling love is funny, and laughter brings people together. As for a tip, I would say—a hero or heroine must be willing to laugh at themselves, as much as (preferably more than) they laugh at anyone else.

What are your favorite kinds of heroes? (Broody, alpha, beta, recluse, rakes, etc)

Can I cheat and say all of the above? I love heroes who have an outward façade and then an inner soul that only the heroine can see. The playboy rake who’s secretly loyal to the core. The hard-hearted hero with hidden tenderness.

What do you do when you get stuck?

Oh, I try various things. Anything and everything! Taking a shower, or going for a walk. Talking it through in my head. Talking it through with a writer friend. Talking it through with my editor. Crying. Crying to a writer friend. Crying to my editor. Giving up and bingeing Netflix. It just gets uglier from there.

What distracts you the most when you’re trying to write?

Definitely social media—and by social media, I mostly mean Twitter. It’s so easy to tell yourself you’ll just take a 5 minute break, and then an hour flies by.

Is there an idea out there that you wish you’d thought of?

Well, of course! I wish I’d thought of Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, Outlander, Game of Thrones, and every other brilliant and hugely successful series, lol. But even if I had thought of those ideas, I wouldn’t have written them as well as those authors did. I just have to keep writing my own ideas, to the best of my ability.

What can we expect from you next?

Right now, I’m working on The Wallflower Wager, which is Girl Meets Duke book 3. This will be Penny’s book. If you’ve read the other books in the series, you know that Penny is always taking in injured and abandoned creatures. She’s soft-hearted, trusting, and an incurable romantic. So naturally, her hero will be jaded and ruthless…and therefore her greatest challenge. The most wild, wounded, untamed beast of all. 😉

Thanks so much for sharing with us today!

Thank you so much for having me!

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Interview and Giveaway with Tessa Dare
The Governess Game
by Tessa Dare

BOOK INFO


Released: August 28th 2018
Series: Girl Meets Duke #2
Published by Avon
Pages: 384
 

He’s been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson

The accidental governess

After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart . . . without risking her own.

The infamous rake

Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure. That should prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling . . . and he’s in danger of falling, hard.

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About Tessa Dare

Tessa Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fourteen historical romance novels and five novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award (twice) and the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence. Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance,” and her books have been contracted for translation in more than a dozen languages.

Mixing wit, sensuality, and emotion, Tessa writes Regency-set romance novels that feel relatable to modern readers. With her bestselling “Spindle Cove” and “Castles Ever After” series, she has had great fun creating heroines who defy the conventions of their time—engaging in “unladylike” pursuits that range from paleontology to beer-making—and dreaming up the strong-willed, sexy heroes who find their hearts ensnared by them.

A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a trio of cosmic kitties.

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paperback copy of THE DUCHESS DEAL and
one surprise historical romance paperback by another author
International

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Elizabeth

I love what you do when stuck and I agree with the writing wishlist

Caroline
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Caroline

So excited for this book, since I LOVED The Duchess Deal! The surprise book is a great addition.

Make Kay
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Make Kay

I’m so looking forward to reading this book!

Jennifer Beyer
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Jennifer Beyer

I recently read The Governess Game. It’s such a cute story! I’m looking forward to reading The Duchess Deal.

Sophia Rose
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Sophia Rose

Fun answers! Good questions, too. I haven’t started this series yet, but its on the list.

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Great interview and giveaway!! Shared on all my socials!!

Mary Preston
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Mary Preston

“Funny, Sexy, and Heartfelt” works for me.

Diane Sallans
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Diane Sallans

I love stories about Dukes & Duchess’s!

Trix
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Trix

Love Tessa’s books, and everyone’s raving about the new one!

Karen M.
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Karen M.

Looking forward to reading The Governess Game. I’ve read a lot of good reviews.

Kim Perry
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Kim Perry

Great interview! I loved The Duchess Deal and I can’t wait to read this one!

Glenda
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Glenda

Love the interview! I’m curious if Penny’s upcoming ‘project’ happens to have just purchased a home on the Square?

Timitra
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Timitra

Great interview

carissa
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carissa

this sounds great

denise
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denise

this is great: Oh, I try various things. Anything and everything! Taking a shower, or going for a walk. Talking it through in my head. Talking it through with a writer friend. Talking it through with my editor. Crying. Crying to a writer friend. Crying to my editor. Giving up and bingeing Netflix. It just gets uglier from there.

Samah
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Samah

Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book.

Jamie
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Jamie

I’m so excited about this book. The Duchess Deal was my first historical romance book and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Cheryl C.
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Cheryl C.

I like ALL kinds of heroes, too!

Amy R
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Amy R

This is a great series, I can’t wait for The Wallflower Wager.

E. R.
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E. R.

I love the responses that Ms. Dare gave for the interview questions. Ms. Dare has always written wonderful, delightful, romantic books. Looking forward to reading this series.

May Pau
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May Pau

Can’t wait I can my hands on this! 🙂

May Pau
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May Pau

I can’t wait to read this book! 🙂 I love the first book in this series.

Thanks.

BookLady
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BookLady

I love Tessa’s books and look forward to reading her new historical romance. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jayvel
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Jayvel

I hope I win!