Thursday, May 16, 2013

Any Duchesss Will Do by Tessa Dare: Spotlght and Excerpt: Bewitching Tour Stop


Any Duchess Will Do 
Tessa Dare
On Sale Date: May 28, 2013
ISBN: 9780062240125
ISBN: 0062240129
Genre: Fiction / Romance 
Publisher: Avon 
384 pages 

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?

“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. 
About the Author
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. 

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nightowl03148808 said...

Loved the excerpt. I can't wait to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

Marina Adair said...

Congrats on the release, Tessa!

Sharlene said...

This sounds like a great book with a sexy hero! Thanks for the excerpt!

jmcgaugh said...

Great excerpt!

helen may said...

Sounds like a nice relaxing fun read! Can't wait to read it!

Book Blather said...

OMG I absolutely have to read this now after reading that synopsis and that extract! :-)

Amanda Ray said...

Great excerpt- looking forward to reading more!

Felicia said...

How cool - I am hooked on this story already - thank you SO much for this great giveaway.

Chrisbails said...

I loved the excerpt. And I love that she kissed him and not the other way around. Love when the women make the first move.


what a great contest, I would really enjoy reading these books

bunnyswagg said...

I would love to win a copy of one of these books! I've been meaning to read them so it would be awesome.

Fran Swarts said...

Sounds like a great book.