Thursday, 30 August 2012

Tessa Dare Blog Tour - 1st stop + GIVEAWAY

ETA: As @betts_t never got back to me, the new winner is Amanda Martin! Congratulations!

The lucky winner is @betts_t! Congrats!

A Lady by Midnight, Book #3 in Tessa Dare's Spindle Cove's series was released on August 28,  woohoo! And to celebrate the release Avon Books have planned something special: a one-day blog tour with lots of fun posts and giveaways!

Five stops in five hours, with wonderful prizes! You can find the schedule, links and list of the prizes here. Each blog stop will last an hour so hurry, keep your eyes on the clock and follow Tessa and her characters around the blogosphere!

As Ex Libris is the very 1st stop on the blog tour, here is the first exclusive post and giveaway:

Thorne: What is this? Where are we?

Kate: On a blog! Isn’t it lovely? We’re being sent on tour as part of the Avon Books publicity campaign. I’ve always wanted to do the Grand Tour.

Thorne: I thought I was done with tours and campaign, now that the war’s over.

Kate: Oh, this is so much more fun than a military campaign. And much less frightening.

Thorne, looking around uneasily: If you say so.

Kate: Oh, you. You’re always so gruff with new people. This tour is going to be a disaster if the ladies of the Internet don’t fall in love with you. We have to let them see your softer side.

Thorne: I don’t have a softer side. And no right-thinking woman should fall in love with me.

Kate: Pfft. You are impossible. Fortunately, I know just what to do. You need a meme.

Thorne: A meme? What the devil is a meme?

Kate: You’ve never heard of LOLcats?

Thorne: LOL-what?

Kate, sighing: Well, it’s an Internet thing, with a picture and captions. The definitions aren’t important. Done right, a meme can make you wildly famous and endear you to people everywhere!

Thorne: Right. Sure it can.

Kate: Don’t dismiss it so hastily. It worked for this gentleman.

See more on Know Your Meme

Thorne: Him?

Kate: Him. Overnight, he went from little-known NASA scientist to every geek girl’s heartthrob. That’s it, Thorne. It’s decided. You’re getting a meme. It’s only a matter of finding the right one…

The story continues at SmexyBooks at 1PM EDT!

While Kate thinks about memes for Thorne, perhaps you have suggestions? Any favorite memes of your own? Or perhaps you couldn’t care less about memes, in which case Thorne would be delighted to hear it.

A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare

Book #3 in the Spindle Cove series

A temporary engagement, a lifetime in the making...

After years of fending for herself, Kate Taylor found friendship and acceptance in Spindle Cove--but she never stopped yearning for love. The very last place she'd look for it is in the arms of Corporal Thorne. The militia commander is as stone cold as he is brutally handsome. But when mysterious strangers come searching for Kate, Thorne steps forward as her fiance. He claims to have only Kate's safety in mind. So why is there smoldering passion in his kiss?

Long ago, Samuel Thorne devoted his life to guarding Kate’s happiness. He wants what's best for her, and he knows it's not marriage to a man like him. To outlast their temporary engagement, he must keep his hands off her tempting body and lock her warm smiles out of his withered heart. It's the toughest battle of this hardened warrior's life...and the first he seems destined to lose.


For a chance to win a $25 gift card to an online bookseller of winner’s choice, leave a comment below answering Tessa's question: Do you have any meme suggestions? Any favorite memes of your own? Or you don't acre for memes?

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends at 1 pm EDT today!

So hurry, comment away!

Giveaway is closed, the winner is @betts_t! Amanda Martin!

Notification has been sent, you have 24 hrs to get back to me.

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