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Prologues: yes or no?

It’s Thursday, which means it’s official Getting To Know You Day on my Facebook page! Last week we jumped into the question of our favorite movies (which added quite a lot of titles to my to-watch list). Today we’re tackling a question readers and writers can feel very strongly about . . .Graphic: "Prologues - love them or skip them?" Via Lisa Berne

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Suggestions, please!

My next newsletter’s in the works, and in addition to giving away a signed, print copy of You May Kiss the Bride, I want to include another book. But which one? I’d love to hear your suggestion(s) over on my Facebook page. Is there a title on your to-read list you’ve been hankering after? Thank you for your input! Graphic: Your suggestions, please? Via Lisa BerneWould you like to learn more about You May Kiss the Bride, which the Washington Post‘s Sarah MacLean recently called “Delicious”? Click here.

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“Your name on a porridge bowl”

From Mark Brownlow, this hilarious — and brilliant — graphic which takes us into the giddy realm of Jane Eyre’s email. Graphic via Mark Brownlow: Jane Eyre: the Emails

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Book love: My Fair Duchess

I recently had the pleasure of reading Megan Frampton’s wonderful historical romance My Fair Duchess. I love Megan’s writing style; her voice is so distinctive, and she imbues her story with clever wit and “you are there” vividness. Her protagonists, Genevieve and Archie, are such interesting and nuanced characters that it’s a joy to follow them along to their well-deserved happy-ever-after.

Cover for My Fair Duchess by Megan Frampton

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“Are you reading a romance novel?”

Hahaha."Are you reading a romance novel?" A Baby Blues comic strip.

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Shop talk: unconventional historical heroines

Really enjoyed a recent post by fellow Avon author Lenora Bell on Heroes and Heartbreakers, in which she talks about some fascinating historical-romance heroines with unconventional occupations. And she mentions one of my own longtime favorites: Judith Ivory’s The Proposition, a sensitive, beautifully written story about a heroine who’s a brilliant linguist.Cover image: The Proposition by Judith Ivory

By the way, Lenora’s most recent book, Blame It on the Duke, features a heroine who’s also a talented linguist — and it just hit the USA Today bestsellers list!

 

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A girl can dream . . .

YES PLEASE.

Photo: a grand old-fashioned bookcase filled with magnificent books, via Bookstr on Twitter

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Jane Austen, inspiration for romance authors

I had a blast writing this little think-piece for Bookish on how Jane Austen continues to inspire romance novelists everywhere. Please enjoy. Graphic: "How Jane Austen Continues to Inspire Romance Novelists," a think-piece for Bookish by Lisa Berne, author of You May Kiss the Bride (Avon Books)

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Bookworm ingenuity

Now that’s a bookshelf.Photo: an overflowing bookshelf

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Romance panel at the Get Lit! festival

Will you be in the Spokane, WA, area next Saturday afternoon? If so, perhaps you might like to join me as I moderate a Get Lit! panel featuring fellow romance authors Asa Maria Bradley, Tamara Morgan, Katee Robert, and Rebecca Zanetti. We’ll be talking about what it’s like to write romance, how they go about it, their advice for aspiring authors, and more. Plus, I hear there’s going to be door prizes. :)

More info about the “What’s in a Kiss?” panel here.

 

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