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“It was Fiona Douglass’ 71st wedding . . .”

For your reading pleasure: you are cordially invited to read Chapter 1 of The Laird Takes a Bride, coming your way August 29th! Click here.The cover for The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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Do you have a favorite romance novel?

It’s Thursday, which means it’s official Getting To Know You Day on my Facebook page! Last week we talked about movies . . . and here’s today’s fun question. Graphic: Do you have an all-time favorite romance novel? Via Lisa Berne, www.LisaBerne.com

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Are you on Goodreads?

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Things to use as a bookmark

Yep. All true. :)

Illustration: "Things to use as a bookmark"

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Word of the day: Ominous

What a delightful word for a writer. I was glad to utilize it in The Laird Takes a Bride. 

Graphic: "ominous" and its definition, via Merriam-Webster. Blog post via Lisa Berne, author of historical romance.

In this snippet, which appears in Chapter 2, my hero, Alasdair Penhallow, is just about to learn about an arcane clan law which dictates that he must marry, or face dreadful consequences.

As Dame Margery drew near, she noisily banged her stick on the marble floor, causing people nearby to stir, moan, rouse. She passed by Uncle Duff, insen­sate, draped sideways on a chair and his long beard dangling perpendicularly, and muttered audibly, “Ach, the old wastrel!” before turning her piercing and un­blinking stare to Alasdair. Finally she stopped before the dais on which the two great chairs — one for the laird, one (long unoccupied) for his lady — stood. Her silence, Alasdair noticed, had a heavy, expectant, rather ominous sort of quality, and he groaned under his breath. He wasn’t in the mood for drama. Still, he was the laird, and one must be polite, so he cleared his throat and said:

“Good day to you, madam.”

The Laird Takes a Bride releases on August 29th. Want to learn more about it? Click here.

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“I have to sneeze . . .”

A little cat humor for our Friday. :)Cartoon: "I have to sneeze," via Off the Mark

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“She became a butterfly”

My heroine’s journey in The Bride Takes a Groom. Coming your way in spring 2018.
Graphic: "Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a butterfly."

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Goodreads giveaway!

Would you like a chance to win a signed, print copy of You May Kiss the Bride? Click hereGraphic: "Lively and well-researched . . . a wonderful evening's reading." -Publishers Weekly, starred review, for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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“If you dream it . . .”

“. . . you can do it.” Wonderful words as we begin our week.

Graphic: "If you dream it, you can do it," via @amandatippytoes on Twitter

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Enlightened Bride

As an author of historical romance, naturally I LOVE THIS.

"Enlightened Bride," an image by @KHandozo on Twitter

via @KHandozo on Twitter

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