Why Tessa Dare Went Illustrated

Why Tessa Dare Went Illustrated
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[Note from Frolic: We’re so excited to welcome author Tessa Dare to the site today. She’s talking about her cover update. Take it away, Tessa!]

I don’t know about you, but a new look can do wonders for my mood. Whether it’s a cute new jacket or a fresh coat of paint in the kitchen, there’s no doubt that a trying on new look can be a pick-me-up. Essentials never change, but there’s something energizing about new throw pillows or a bold shade of lipstick. Why should books be any different? Don’t they deserve the occasional makeover, too?

That’s why I was so excited that Avon decided to update the digital edition of Romancing the Duke with this adorable, fresh cover. Contemporary romantic comedies are enjoying a resurgence, attracting new readers to the romance genre with fun, lighthearted covers. The historical romance subgenre offers lots of rom-coms, too! It’s a truth universally acknowledged that beginning with Jane Austen and continuing through today, romances set in Regency England bring all the wit and swoons a reader could desire. 

The next time you’re looking for a fresh element in your life, consider picking up a new book along with those new shoes. If you’re up for snappy banter, sizzling chemistry, and the inevitable surrender to love, check out Romancing the Duke, or another of the many Regency rom-coms available today. Whether the covers feature a clinch, a ball gown—or, in this case, an adorable illustrated couple with a Lizzy/Darcy vibe and Big Duke Energy—you might find the perfect fit. 

About Romancing the Duke:

As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too.  The storybooks offered endless possibilities.
And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off.  One by one by one.

  • Ugly duckling turned swan?
  • Abducted by handsome highwayman?
  • Rescued from drudgery by charming prince?

No, no, and… Heh.

Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head.  What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed?

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About the Author:

Tessa Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty historical romances.

Mixing wit, sensuality, and emotion, Tessa writes Regency-set romance novels that feel relatable to modern readers. With her bestselling “Spindle Cove”, “Castles Ever After”, and “Girl Meets Duke” 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. Find her here: https://tessadare.com/

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  1. seantheaussie

    “The historical romance subgenre offers lots of rom-coms, too!”

    Care to back that up? The reason Mia Vincy’s A Wicked Kind of Husband got such a rapturous reception, is because there is a distinct lack of hilarious HR romcoms. Tessa Dare, my favourite romance author, has written only one, and this isn’t it (The Wallflower Wager), being mildly amusing at best.

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