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Feline masterworks

Thinking about the personality-plus cat we had when I was a kid, this seems just about right.

"Feline Masterworks": a comic by John Atkinson

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Word of the day: Uncouth

Here’s a useful word I employed in You May Kiss the Bride. Infographic: "uncouth" and its definition, via Merriam-Webster

 

My heroine, Livia, betrothed to Gabriel Penhallow, hears the name Alasdair Penhallow mentioned, and asks who that is. Gabriel’s haughty, cantankerous grandmother replies with a sniff:

“He is Gabriel’s cousin, and the head of the Scottish branch of the Penhallows — we here in England have nothing to do with them as they are a backward, uncouth lot. This Alasdair is evidently an utter wastrel and is known, among our own intimate circle, as the black sheep of the family. A highly appropriate term, given the Clans’ apparent obsession with their sheep. For myself, I have never cared for mutton, but Dr. Wendeburgen says under extreme circumstances, such as a fit of sneezing that lasts more than an hour, consuming it in pureed form is of the utmost urgency.”

You’ll meet Alasdair in my next book, The Laird Takes a Bride. You’ll have to decide for yourself if old Mrs. Penhallow is correct in her estimation of him . . .

In the meantime, if you’d like to read an excerpt from You May Kiss the Bride, click here. You can also enter Avon Books’ Goodreads giveaway for 10 print advance reader copies; click here to enter. Good luck!

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Goodreads giveaway!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Avon Books is hosting a giveaway for You May Kiss the Bride, which is a very romantic gesture, don’t you think? :)
Graphic: "Goodreads giveaway, compliments of Avon Books!" Featuring You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books, April 2017)

Available to U.S. Goodreads members, this giveaway for 10 print advance reader copies started today, and ends on February 21, 2017. Click here to enter. Good luck!

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“Stories yet to be written”

Oh my gosh, do I love this image. Tales not yet told; characters not yet conjured into existence; love not yet found, fought for, and won . . .

Photo: an old-fashioned pen and an inkpot labeled STORIES YET TO BE WRITTEN

via Farah Ghuznavi on Twitter

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“You are tolerable, I suppose”

Valentine’s Day is coming! Are you shopping for valentines, and in need of inspiration? Here’s one of my all-time favorites. ;)

"You are tolerable, I suppose": a humorous Pride and Prejudice valentine featuring Mr. Darcy

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“A message we all need to hear again and again”

A few days ago, in BookPage, Kristan Higgins published a beautiful essay, “Why Do We Crave a Happily Ever After?” I liked it so much I made a little infographic with a quote from it — like a badge you’d pin onto your blouse. :)

Infographic: a quote from Kristan Higgins on the value of romance novels

Read Kristan’s full post here.

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Galentine’s Day Sweepstakes!

Thrilled that You May Kiss the Bride is featured in this epic “Ladies’ Night In” sweepstakes hosted by Heroes and Heartbreakers!Infographic: Galentine's Day sweepstakes hosted by Heroes and Heartbreakers, featuring You May Kiss the Bride (Avon Books, April 2017) by Lisa Berne

Not only are early copies of these ten books up for grabs, there’s also a snack box, assorted teas, and a Bridesmaid DVD. Click here to learn about the sweepstakes rules, and to enter. Good luck!

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It’s Romance Week at Goodreads!

Although, as a romance novelist, I would argue that every week is romance week. ;)

Logo: Goodreads Romance Week

All kinds of cool stuff is going on. Romance authors taking questions, 14-word love stories (so far my favorite is J.R. Ward’s “‘How can I not love you?’ I said to Channing Tatum as he blushed”), Top 10 lists, and more. Click here to check it out.

And stay tuned! Avon Books is hosting another Goodreads giveaway for You May Kiss the Bride, starting on — swoon! — Valentine’s Day. I’ll keep you updated when the giveaway goes live.

 

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“A sheer delight”

So happy to share with you the first review for You May Kiss the Bride — and it’s a starred one from Kirkus Reviews!

Infographic: the starred Kirkus review for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books, April 2017)

 

This review was published by Kirkus on February 7, 2017.

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To sleep, perchance to dream . . .

Mary Balogh posted this on Facebook. And I got all dreamy-eyed.

Photo: a charming, rustic sleeping nook, whose walls are lined with books

 

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