Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Any Duchess Will Do Blog tour: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Tess Dare blog tour, organized by Bewitching Book Tours! I am a huge fan of this author and her newest release is excellent! I have an excerpt of Any Duchess Will Do coming up, as well an awesome giveaway for 5 copies each of the previous Spindle cove books. But, first allow me to introduce this book:

What’s a duke to do, when the girl who’s perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can’t live without?
Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove, #4)
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?

“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.
Up for grabs are 5 copies each of the previous 3 books in the Spindle Cove series. US only. Ends June 5.
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About the Author:
Tessa Dare
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.


  1. Loved the synopsis. Is there such a thing as Spinster's Cove?

  2. I wish there was! Apparently, there would be handsome gentleman walking around just waiting to be snatched up. That would definitely be my preferred vacation spot :)

  3. It would be a popular vacation spot for a lot of people.