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I’m loving Solace Island, a recently published debut novel of romantic suspense, by new-to-me author Sara Flynn. It’s beautifully written, with pitch-perfect dialogue, vivid characterizations, and a crackling storyline. And I’m not the only one to think so — it’s gotten glowing reviews, and check out all these stars on Amazon!Photo: Solace Island by Sara FlynnSara Flynn also happens to be the pseudonym of Golden Globe-winning actress Meg Tilly. More about Sara and Solace Island here on her site. And for a great article in USA Today‘s Happy Ever After blog, detailing Meg/Sara’s journey toward becoming a romance author, click here.

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The joy of socks

This image recently crossed my Twitter feed and I was instantly charmed. I’m not sure exactly what makes these socks specifically engineered for reading, but somehow I just love the idea of it. :)Photo: Reading Socks by Indigo

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Celebrating Julie Brannagh

I was deeply saddened to hear the news of fellow Avon author Julie Brannagh’s death. Jane Porter and Elizabeth Boyle have organized an all-day Facebook event tomorrow, October 10, to celebrate not just Julie’s life, but also the release of her book Necessary Roughness. Stop by for shared memories, and giveaways, too!Graphic: Celebrating Julie Brannagh

Click here for the Facebook page. And here if you’d like to order Necessary Roughness.

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Lucky me!

I scored an advance reader’s copy of Sophie Jordan’s Beautiful Lawman. Isn’t the cover gorgeous?!?Photo: Beautiful Lawman by Sophie Jordan (Avon Books)

Coming your way December 26, and available for preorder.

More about Sophie here.

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Goodreads giveaway!

Would you like a chance to win a print copy of The Laird Takes a Bride? Click here.

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

This giveaway, open internationally, ends October 8, 2017.

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At the Historical Romance Retreat

On Saturday I stopped by the Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane, WA, where the 2017 Historical Romance Retreat was being held. If you’re an historical romance person like I am, it’s paradise! The gorgeous setting, the costumes, the contagiously high enthusiasm levels, and books EVERYWHERE! I had fun chatting with a bunch of the attendees, and also I got to say hello to fellow Avon authors Cathy Maxwell, Julia Quinn, Vivienne Lorret, Eloisa James, Lenora Bell, and Jade Lee. (I scored some nifty swag, too; more about that later.) Here are a couple of photos from Cathy’s Facebook page.

Photo: Cathy Maxwell and an HRR attendee

This attendee (at right), says Cathy, made this lovely book for the authors to sign.

Photo: Eloisa James at HRR. Photo by Cathy Maxwell

Eloisa James, all dressed up for the ball!

Photo: HRR cofounder Delilah Marvell and her family. Photo by Cathy Maxwell

HRR cofounder Delilah Marvell and her family.

For more of Cathy’s photos, click here.

More about the Historical Romance Retreat here.

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Getting Dressed

This made me laugh. Happy Monday. :)Comic: "Getting Dressed" by Sarah Andersen

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A Top 10 Romance Debut!

I’m celebrating this lovely accolade from Booklist with a flash giveaway on my Facebook page! A signed, print copy is up for grabs. Stop on by to enter — and good luck! Graphic: You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) a Booklist Top 10 Romance Debut

Want to learn more about You May Kiss the Bride, order a copy, or read an excerpt? Click here.

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A special gift from me!

Did you know? You can order signed, personalized copies of The Laird Takes a Bride from my local indie bookseller, Auntie’s Bookstore, in beautiful Spokane, Washington. Included with each book will be a special gift from me, just for you! Click here for more info, and to order.

Photo: gift with purchase: The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Your gift includes this necklace, which has a special meaning that’s revealed when you get to Chapter 16. The rumpled bedsheet, however, isn’t included. ;)

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Which potion would you drink?

It’s Thursday, which means it’s Getting To Know You Day over on my Facebook page! Here’s today’s question . . . kind of a tough one, really . . .

Graphic: "Which potion would you drink?"

via @KatieMarieWrite on Twitter

Would you like to join us? Hop on over. :)

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