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“In a bookshop . . .”

It is a truth universally acknowledged (among book-lovers, at least), that books really do smell nice. ♥

Comic: "In a bookshop" by Debbie Tung

via Debbie Tung

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Newsletter alert!

As promised, I’ve got a newsletter going out soon — this Saturday, in fact — and it’s got all kinds of fun things in store!

  • Giveaway #1: an advance reader’s copy of fellow Avon author Megan Frampton‘s forthcoming (and super-fun!) Never Kiss a Duke
  • Giveaway #2: three copies of the first book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, You May Kiss the Bride
  • An exclusive subscribers-only peek at the fourth book in the series, Engaged to the Earl: the prologue!
  • Some tidbits about the fifth Penhallow Dynasty book, The Worst Duke in the World

Photo: Advance reader's copy of Never Kiss a Duke by Megan Frampton (Avon Books)Cover for YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne (Avon/HarperCollins)Image: cover for Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

If you haven’t already signed up for my newsletter, would you like to? There’s an easy-peasy form on my site, and on my Facebook page, too. Remember, as a subscriber, you’re automatically entered into all my giveaways. :)

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And the winners are . . .

If you’ve been hanging out on Twitter lately, you may have seen the fun tagging game in which people are invited to share the names of their three favorite films — without any explanatory text. I was tagged by fellow author Anna J. Stewart . . . and here are mine. (Keeping in mind there were several other contenders I longed to include!)

Image: Pride and Prejudice 2005

Image: Serenity

Image: The Matrix

What about you? What are your top three movies?

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“Beware of the dog”

This made me laugh.

Photo: signboard: "Beware of the dog"

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The latest

Oh my goodness, it’s September already! Where has the summer gone?!? I’ve been busy reviewing the galleys for Engaged to the Earl, the fourth book in my Penhallow Dynasty series . . .

Photo: galleys for Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

. . . and working on my next newsletter, which will include an exclusive excerpt I’m thrilled to share with you . . .

Image: cover for Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

. . . along with this amazing giveaway: an advance reader’s copy of fellow Avon author Megan Frampton’s forthcoming Never Kiss a Duke! It’s such a great read and I’m excited to be sharing this ARC with one lucky winner!

Photo: Advance reader's copy of Never Kiss a Duke by Megan Frampton (Avon Books)

If you haven’t already signed up for my newsletter, would you like to? You’ll never miss a new release, plus you’ll be automatically entered into all my giveaways. There’s an easy-peasy signup form on my website and on my Facebook page, too.

For more info about Megan Frampton, click here. (And check out the stunning cover for her upcoming novella The Earl’s Christmas Pearl!)

If you’d like more info about Engaged to the Earl, click here.

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“DO NOT PARK HERE”

It was the “scary clowns” part that decided me.
Photo: "DO NOT PARK HERE"

 

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Today’s bookish question

Fellow readers! Yes or no on this one? Let me know!

Graphic: "Acknowledgements: Love 'em? Or skip 'em?" Via LisaBerne.com

As for me, my answer’s a resounding YES. I always read ’em.

 

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The Magic of Change

I’m so honored to be a part of Read-a-Romance-Month 2019! Here’s a little tidbit from my essay on love and the magic of change:

Graphic: Read-a-Romance-Month logoRomance novels — love stories — can, and do, portray their share of dark matter. But within them, like a bright skein woven throughout a dappled fabric, is an optimistic and unshakable faith in change. That it’s not only possible, but achievable, and it happens just when we’re just about to lose hope. There’s no need to fear, though. See? The heroine and the hero have bettered themselves, they’re changed, their trajectories have met and are firmly joined. 

See? Change; connection; hopefulness. Joy. Magic.

Here it is: love. Magic.

Maybe for us, too. Why not?

Plus, there’s a Q&A, book/author recommendations, and a giveaway! Copies of You May Kiss the Bride and The Laird Takes a Bride, the first two books in my Penhallow Dynasty series, are up for grabs. For a chance to win, simply add a comment at the bottom of the post.The cover for The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) Cover for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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Cover reveal!

Please enjoy this gorgeous cover for Engaged to the Earl — the fourth book in my Penhallow Dynasty series — coming your way just around Valentine’s Day!

Image: Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Would you like to preorder? Click here. To save it on Goodreads, click here.

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KissCon Chicago 2020!

I’ll be there, along with a dazzling lineup of fellow Avon authors including Julia Quinn, Sonali Dev, Eloisa James, Beverly Jenkins, Cathy Maxwell, Jeaniene Frost, Lorraine Heath, Lisa Kleypas, Tracey Livesay, Sarah Maclean, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Joanna Shupe, and Mia Sosa. It’s gonna be FUN!

Graphic: Avon KissCon Chicago 2020

Tickets are going fast! Want to get yours, or to learn more about the event? Click here. I’d love to see you!

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