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“You are tolerable, I suppose”

Valentine’s Day is coming! Are you shopping for valentines, and in need of inspiration? Here’s one of my all-time favorites. ;)

"You are tolerable, I suppose": a humorous Pride and Prejudice valentine featuring Mr. Darcy

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“A message we all need to hear again and again”

A few days ago, in BookPage, Kristan Higgins published a beautiful essay, “Why Do We Crave a Happily Ever After?” I liked it so much I made a little infographic with a quote from it — like a badge you’d pin onto your blouse. :)

Infographic: a quote from Kristan Higgins on the value of romance novels

Read Kristan’s full post here.

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Galentine’s Day Sweepstakes!

Thrilled that You May Kiss the Bride is featured in this epic “Ladies’ Night In” sweepstakes hosted by Heroes and Heartbreakers!Infographic: Galentine's Day sweepstakes hosted by Heroes and Heartbreakers, featuring You May Kiss the Bride (Avon Books, April 2017) by Lisa Berne

Not only are early copies of these ten books up for grabs, there’s also a snack box, assorted teas, and a Bridesmaid DVD. Click here to learn about the sweepstakes rules, and to enter. Good luck!

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It’s Romance Week at Goodreads!

Although, as a romance novelist, I would argue that every week is romance week. ;)

Logo: Goodreads Romance Week

All kinds of cool stuff is going on. Romance authors taking questions, 14-word love stories (so far my favorite is J.R. Ward’s “‘How can I not love you?’ I said to Channing Tatum as he blushed”), Top 10 lists, and more. Click here to check it out.

And stay tuned! Avon Books is hosting another Goodreads giveaway for You May Kiss the Bride, starting on — swoon! — Valentine’s Day. I’ll keep you updated when the giveaway goes live.

 

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“A sheer delight”

So happy to share with you the first review for You May Kiss the Bride — and it’s a starred one from Kirkus Reviews!

Infographic: the starred Kirkus review for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books, April 2017)

 

This review was published by Kirkus on February 7, 2017.

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To sleep, perchance to dream . . .

Mary Balogh posted this on Facebook. And I got all dreamy-eyed.

Photo: a charming, rustic sleeping nook, whose walls are lined with books

 

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Tea, please

When your great strapping teenager is laid low with a cold, but still wants tea in his favorite mug.

Photo: a cute "bear" mug

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This is totally me

And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

"The Complete Journey" by Jonathan Wolstenholme

“The Complete Journey” by Jonathan Wolstenholme

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Last night’s supper

Because breakfast is always more fun in the evening.

Photo: a "smiley face" comprised of an omelet, a sausage, and two English muffins

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The Wedding Dress

What a sad image! Still, it would make a wonderful illustration for an opening chapter in a romance novel, wouldn’t it? Things look bad for the heroine. But we know — for sure — that it will all end up OK. No, more than OK: it’ll be great.

"The Wedding Dress" by Frederick William Elwell, 1911.

“The Wedding Dress” by Frederick William Elwell, 1911

Which is just one reason why I love reading (and writing!) romance.

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