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“Sorry, Brain . . .”

Happy Friday. :)

Comic by the Awkward Yeti: "Just because it's Friday . . ."

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An extra chance to win!

Due to a glitch on my guest-hosting day over at the Romance of Reading (which was SO MUCH FUN, BTW), one of my giveaways was posted late and has been extended through this evening. I’m delighted to be sharing a signed copy of USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorett’s wonderful When a Marquess Loves a Woman.

Photo: When a Marquess Loves a Woman by Vivienne Lorret (Avon Books), via Lisa Berne

The Romance of Reading is a closed group, but the lovely admins are standing by to admit newcomers. Come on by!

To learn more about Vivienne, click here.


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Come hang out with me . . .

. . . on Monday, when I’ll be hosting the Romance of Reading Facebook group’s page! We’ll be celebrating Women’s History Month and the romance of reading (of course!)

Graphic: The Romance of Reading celebrates Women's History Month

I’ve got some giveaways I’m thrilled about, too: signed copies from some amazing authors of historical romance including Julia Quinn, Cathy Maxwell, Jade Lee, and Lenora Bell.

Photo: Lisa Berne's giveaways for the Romance of Reading's celebration of Women's History MonthThe Romance of Reading is a closed page, but the admins are speedy-quick in admitting new members. Hope to see you there!

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What are you reading?

Inquiring minds want to know. :)

Graphic: What are you reading? Via Lisa Berne,

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“An elegant, poignant and joyful romance”

Thrilled to share the news that The Bride Takes a Groom has received a starred review from Kirkus!

Cover for The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)In part, it says: “Berne’s third Penhallow title maintains the exquisite writing, lush emotion, and complex characters we’ve come to expect, this time with a heroine who is knocked back time and again but finds herself strengthened by the choices she makes, the people she helps along the way, and, to her pleasant surprise, the remarkable man beside her. An elegant, poignant, and joyful romance and a must-read for Regency fans.”

The Bride Takes a Groom releases on April 24. Would you like to preorder? Click here to see your various options in print, ebook, and audio.


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Book love: Always the Hero

My friend, the uber-talented Anna J. Stewart, has a new book out, which is cause for celebration! It’s the latest in her wonderful Butterfly Harbor series. And check out the gorgeous cover!Cover image: Always the Hero by Anna J. Stewart

RT Book Reviews has said that Anna writes “refreshingly unique, quietly humorous, and profoundly moving romance.” Truly, I couldn’t have said it better myself. :)

Click here to learn more about Always the Hero, and how you can get your hands on a copy.


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“Chick magnet”

Ha! Couldn’t resist sharing this. :)

Meme: "chick magnet"

Also, aren’t dogs just the BEST.

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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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