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Another sale alert!

Yesterday I mentioned that the ebook edition of You May Kiss the Bride is on sale. I’d be remiss if I didn’t let you know that The Laird Takes a Bride, the second book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, is on sale too, currently priced at $1.99! Click here to see the list of retailers. Graphic: "Another triumphant mix of sparkling wit and sophisticated sensuality," says Booklist about Lisa Berne's The Laird Takes a Bride (Avon Books)

To learn more about The Laird Takes a Bride, and to read Chapter 1, click here.


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Sale alert!

Here’s a lovely price drop: the ebook version of You May Kiss the Bride is currently priced at $1.99 for a limited time! Click here to see the various participating retailers.

Cover for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)By the way, did you know that You May Kiss the Bride, the first book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, was recently named an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee? It was also named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Top 10 Debut of the Year, a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Romance “Best Read” of the Year. Click here to read even more nice things people have said!

And if you’d like to read Chapter 1, you can click here. Enjoy. :)

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“The very latest technology”


Comic by Chris Madden: "It dries the washing using the very latest technology"

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A new book from Loretta Chase!

And it’s a delight! Have you read A Duke in Shining Armor yet? Beautifully written and so much fun — just what you’d expect from the marvelous Ms. Chase.Image: the cover for A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase (Avon Books)

If you haven’t yet read it, may I tempt you with the prologue and Chapter 1? Click here!

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“Has one night stand . . .”

A little saucy humor for your Friday. ;)

Meme: "Has one night stand . . . Has too many books to fit on it."

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Is that even a word? If not, it should be. Because I’ve been watching Kurt Seyit and Sura lately. It may not be the most fast-paced show I’ve ever seen, but talk about romantique! 

Image from Kurt Seyit ve Sura, via Ay Yapim

From Kurt Seyit ve Sura, via Ay Yapim

Also, just look at the hero’s HAIR.

Image from Kurt Seyit ve Sura, via Ay Yapim

From Kurt Seyit ve Sura, via Ay Yapim

Here’s a great post about the series on Willow and Thatch: “7 Reasons to Watch Kurt Seyit and Sura.” Enjoy!

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Save the date!

On March 12 I’ll be guest-hosting at the Romance of Reading on Facebook, as part of a wonderful extended party celebrating Women’s History Month. Join me for book chat, giveaways, and more! And oh, my giveaways . . . I’ve got signed copies from some amazing historical-romance authors including Julia Quinn, Cathy Maxwell, and Vivienne Lorret. Graphic: The Romance of Reading Facebook group banner, cohosted by Bobbi Dumas

By the way, the lineup of authors throughout the month is absolutely incredible. It includes such luminaries as Mary Balogh, Lorraine Heath, Sherry Thomas, Joanna Shupe, Nicola Cornick, Eloisa James, Valerie Bowman, Lenora Bell, Jeannie Lin, Ella Quinn, and Susanna Kearsley, to name just a few!

Click here for more info, and to join the group.

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“Don’t make me come in there!”

This made me laugh.

Photo and caption: "Don't make me come in there"

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Word of the day: blench

A word I love! I used it with pleasure in You May Kiss the Bride, in a scene in which we learn how my hero’s haughty grandmother has triedGraphic: "blench" and its definition, via Merriam-Webster very hard to find him a suitable wife.

Some months ago she had left Bath—where she’d been ensconced for many years—and made her way to London. There she had taken occupancy of the family townhouse in Berkeley Square and proceeded to spend the Season looking for a worthy young lady. Invited everywhere and universally fawned upon, she attended breakfasts, teas, dinner parties, assemblies, balls, Almack’s; indefatigably had she searched, interviewed, investigated. Her letters came to him bristling with detailed reports.

Angrily, she wrote that this earl’s daughter was already affianced, and that duke’s girl had just gotten married; their available sisters were too young, or too old, or had a squint, or teeth that made one blench. The girls of a fine old family from the North would have been considered if not for their abject lack of fortune.

One otherwise promising young lady, Grandmama had learned to her fury, had been concealing the ugly fact of an uncle in the fishmongering trade. The granddaughter of an old friend, whom she had long thought to be a possibility, looked decidedly consumptive. Another girl who had seemed likely at first came from a family in which the women were notoriously poor breeders. And, naturally, there were whole swathes of young ladies who could be ignored—no matter how wealthy or pleasing in appearance—as their bloodlines were pitifully inferior.

On and on it went, until at last the Season had come to an end, and Grandmama returned to Bath in defeat.Cover for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

This is a snippet from Chapter 1, but if you like, you can read all of the chapter here. Would you like to order You May Kiss the Bride? Click here for more info.

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“So you like your gift?”

Happy Valentine’s Day. :)

Comic: "So you like your gift?"

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