Historical Romance is one of my favorite book genres and I’m glad that this June, a historical romance writer is going to have her book signing event!
When I saw at Powerbook’s Facebook page that Tessa Dare is coming in the country, I got excited immediately! It will be the first international book signing that I will attend to and I can’t wait for it.
Here is the information for the much awaited book signing event!

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Bestseling and award-­winning historical romance novelist Tessa Dare is set to do a talk and book signing event on June 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. in Powerbooks, Greenbelt 4. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Only books purchased from Powerbooks, National Book Store and National Book Store Express wil be accommodated.

‘Romancing the Duke’, the first book in Tessa Dare’s latest series ‘Castles Ever After’, is described by Publishers Weekly as a “a unique twist to a fairy tale, complete with an ancient castle, a damsel in distress, and a wounded hero”. Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens being the daughter of a well-­known author. As her storybooks of ered endless possibilities, she never doubted romance would soon be part of her life. As time passes by, she gives up yearning for romance and the never ­been ­kissed woman settles for a roof over her head.

The series continues in ‘Say Yes to the Marquess’, which was released in December, and in ‘When a Scot Ties the Knot’, which wil be released in August.

Tessa Dare is the bestselling and award-­winning author of more than a dozen historical romances including the ‘Spindle Cove’ series (‘A Night to Surrender’, ‘A Week to be Wicked’, ‘A Lady by Midnight’, ‘Beauty and the Blacksmith’, and ‘Any Duchess Wil Do’), ‘The Stud Club’ trilogy (‘One Dance with a Duke’, ‘Twice Tempted by a Rogue’ and ‘Three Nights with a Scoundrel’), ‘The Wanton Dairymaid’ trilogy (‘Goddess of the Hunt’, ‘Surrender of a Siren’, and ‘Lady of Persuasion’), ‘Scandalous, Dissolute, No­Good Mr. Right’, and the ‘Castles Ever After’ series. Her books bagged numerous accolades including Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award and have been translated in several languages. She is a librarian by training and a booklover at heart.

Married to a Filipino, Tessa worked at a library in the Philippines and has recently visited Tacloban.

The event is made possible in partnership with Raffles Makati.

Books by Tessa Dare are available in National Book Store and Powerbooks. Shop online and buy eBooks at nationalbookstore.com. For reservations, cal 8888­NBS (627) for cals within Metro Manila, 1­800­10­8888­ NBS for cals outside Metro Manila, or text 0998­8888­NBS and 0917­8747­269. The National Book Store hotlines are open Mondays to Sundays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Folow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@nbsalert) for updates on the latest events, promos and contests. Tag #TessaDareinPH to join the discussion.

Not familiar with Tessa’s books? Check out the blurbs for Romancing the Duke!
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In the first story from the Castle Ever After Series: Romancing the Duke, the 26 year old Isolde Ophelia Goodnight who believes in knights and maidens got a big surprise in her life when she met the ravishing but mysterious Duke of Rothbury Ransom William Dacre Vane.
Synopsis:

Title: Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After #1) Author: Tessa Dare
Publisher: Avon
Date of Publication: January 28, 2014

In the first in Tessa Dare’s captivating Castles Ever After series, a mysterious fortress is the setting for an unlikely love . . .
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?

This one.

What I like about the story:
Goodnight Tales. When I read it for the first time, it reminds me of Camelot and Grimm Brothers’ stories. There is so much more with the Criselda and Ulric’s love story and the voice behind it. I was surprised to know who were it and even the Shadow Knight!
Izzy is not easy to back down. She is a protagonist who is clever, stubborn and compassionate but every heroine also has their own weaknesses. She is a dreamer, lack confidence with her beauty and she is afraid of the dark. Yet I like how she uses both her strengths and flaws to capture everyone’s heart.
The minor characters that worth a look! Most of historical romance novels that I read there were a lot of characters and I believe this are the first book that I read that there were only few extras to remember. There is the loyal valet Duncan, the always excited Abigail Pelham and watch out for Magnus and the Snowdrop the Ermine.
The scarred and unloved Ransom who stole my heart! Some readers like roguish and devilish man but I always prefer those who are enigmatic and unwanted guy. Ransom is such a cute name for a duke! I fell in love with him when he started to care and do sweet things with Izzy without even realizing it. What a gentleman!

How it ends:

Dreams do come true! Izzy only wishes for a home but she got a castle and her prince charming along the way.

Verdict:
Tessa Dare makes me love and appreciate historical romance books more! If you are not familiar with this genre, I highly recommended this novel as your starter and you will surely be hook!

Thank you Pinoy Book Tours for given a chance to read and review this wonderful story!

There is an on-going give-way and a lucky Philippine resident can win two books from Tessa Dare’s: ROMANCING THE DUKE and SAY YES TO THE MARQUESS!

Click the link here and join: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/dc42906e276/

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