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Let’s celebrate!

Will you be in or near beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, this Saturday, from 6 to 8 PM? If so, please come join me — and other local romance others — in celebrating the very first annual Bookstore Romance Day at the beloved indie the Well-Read Moose!

Graphic: 1st annual Bookstore Romance Day

 

It’s a double celebration, really, because the Well-Read Moose is launching its brand-new romance section. (How cool is that?!?) We’ll be talking and signing books, and there will be fun romance-themed drinks and treats available. Plus, if you purchase a romance novel, you’ll get to take a spin on the MOOSE MADNESS PRIZE WHEEL!

For more info, click here. Hope to see you there!

 

 

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Scariest book?

For me — hands down — it’s Stephen King’s terrifying (and heartbreaking) Pet Sematary. What’s yours? Let me know!

Graphic: "What's the scariest book you've ever read?" via Lisa Berne

 

 

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“I live here now”

LOL!

Comic: "I live here now"

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“Reading positions”

I could easily have been the model for this, especially as a kid. ♥

Comic: "Reading positions"

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Some Monday inspiration . . .

Say hello to Lucy Smith and Pauline Ranken of the Ladies Scottish Climbing Club, 1908. Scaling Salisbury Crags in full Edwardian gear. WOW.

Photo: Lucy Smith and Pauline Ranken of the Ladies Scottish Climbing Club, 1908

via @horriblesanity on Twitter

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Do you want to write for Avon Books?

My wonderful publisher is open for submissions! They say: “We’re currently seeking writers of all gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, religion, national origin and ability. #OwnVoices highly encouraged. Submissions window is between 7/22 and 9/15. You do not need an agent!”

Graphic: "Do you want to write for Avon Books?"

Click here for more info. And please spread the word about this amazing opportunity!

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“This is some . . .”

A little fruit-related humor for your Wednesday. :)

Comic: "This is some bullshit"

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Giveaway!

Would you like a chance to win one of two copies of The Laird Takes a Bride?

It’s the second book of my Penhallow Dynasty series, in which Alasdair Penhallow, laird of his clan, is forced to end his rollicking bachelorhood thanks to an ancient decree which requires him to wed — or die. Fate serves up Miss Fiona Douglass, prickly and strong-willed, and just as reluctant as Alasdair to give up her freedom. It’s hardly an auspicious start to a marriage. But there are surprises in store for each of them . . .

Stop by my Facebook page to enter now!

Graphic: "A bright, intelligent, heart-tugging romance": Kirkus review for The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Want to learn more about The Bride Takes a Groom? You can read the first chapter, check out some of the nice things people have been saying about it, and see all the various ordering options, too. Click here.

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“If turning pages is considered exercise . . .”

Not to brag, but I’m Olympic level. :)

Image: t-shirt: "If turning pages is considered exercise, then yes, I work out all the time"

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Bookish punning!

Or . . . punningly bookish. I’m not going to admit just how much time I spent poring over this fabulous image (and chuckling to myself), but . . . Isn’t it delightful??

Artwork: bookish punning by Jelly Armchair

Artwork by Jelly Armchair. Via Helen Warlow on Twitter

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