Join our progressive blog tour for Tessa Dare and A LADY BY MIDNIGHT on 8/30

by Tidal API

To celebrate the release of A LADY BY MIDNIGHT by Tessa Dare (on sale now!), we are hosting a progressive blog tour on Thursday, August 30, and we’d love for you to join in. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

Don’t quite know what a progressive blog tour is? I’m here to tell you all about it. Five blogs will host a blog post from Tessa and take comments on the post for ONE HOUR. Commenters will be entered for a chance to win a different prize at each blog. The winner will be selected randomly and announced at the end of the hour on that blog. Readers will then be directed to the next blog on the tour. 

For the final blog stop, the sweepstakes will be a little more interactive than just answering a question. Readers will have until Monday night to create a special entry for the contest (don’t worry—the prize is worth the wait!).  A winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday, but readers who have read and tie their entry to A LADY BY MIDNIGHT might receive a special shout-outJ.

Here are the blogs and prizes*.

Stella Ex Libris 12 p.m. EDT ($25 gift certificate to e-retailer of winner’s choice) (International)

Smexy Books 1 p.m. EDT (A beautiful rose music box) (US only)

My Overstuffed Bookshelf 2 p.m. EDT (A Watermelon Festival Edible Arrangement) (US only)

Avon Romance 3 p.m. EDT (Family Tree Maker Software from (US only)

RT Book Reviews 4 p.m. EDT ($150 gift certificate for jewelry at (International)


Kate Taylor has grown up alone. With no memory of her life before her time at a respectable but cold girl’s school, paid for by anonymous benefactors, she has never belonged anywhere—until she makes her way to Spindle Cove.  In this small village hideaway for ladies of gentle breeding and “delicate constitution,” she finds acceptance and a fulfilling life as a music instructor.  The only “thorn” in her side is a distant, infuriating soldier who has taken up residence in town.

For the past year, Corporal Samuel Thorne has been living in small village, hiding a very big secret. The first time he heard Miss Kate Taylor singing in the tea shop, he was instantly enchanted. The moment she turned her profile and revealed a birthmark, he recognized her from his youth. Even though Kate has forgotten about their shared, desolate past, Thorne remembers all too clearly, and is desperate to hide the truth from her.

When a strange family comes to Spindle Cove claiming to have the secret of Kate’s origins, Thorne will do all he can to protect her from these possible charlatans, even if that means marrying her and giving up his dreams make his way in America. But what if their claims are true? Can Thorne release the only woman he has ever loved to let her enter the bosom of the family she’s always dreamed of?

Tessa Dare, whose first Spindle Cove book, A Night to Surrender, recently won the coveted RWA RITA® award for Best Regency Historical, steals readers hearts once again with the third book in the series, A LADY BY MIDNIGHT.  An orphaned heroine with a mysterious past falls in love with a rough soldier, but their shared secrets threaten to ruin more lives than just their own.

*winners can expect to receive prizes 3 weeks from sweepstakes date