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Your recommendations?

Over on Twitter, author and advocate Sarah MacLean’s been dialoguing with Patton Oswalt about some great romance novels for a newbie-to-the-genre like himself. She’s recommending Free Fall by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner; Let Us Dream by Alyssa Cole; Wanted: A Gentleman by KJ Charles; Thirsty by Mia Hopkins; and Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas.

Graphic: Your recommendations? Via Lisa Berne

What are your recommendations for a newbie like Patton Oswalt? Join the conversation on my Facebook page!

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Trombones! Who knew?

I’ve never been much of a fan of the trombone, but when I saw fellow author Beverly Jenkins mentioning on Twitter a collaboration of 24 trombonists playing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” well, I had to check it out.

Image: Christopher Bill's 24 trombones playing Bohemian Rhapsody

Color me impressed! Honestly, I had no idea trombones were capable of such finesse and nuance. Want to check it out? Click here to see the video. And enjoy!

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Four of my favorite words . . .

“Avon.” “Historical.” “Romance.” “Readers.”

They’re even better when combined into a single phrase . . . and denoting a fabulous new Facebook group!

Graphic: Writer in Residence Julia Quinn/Avon Historical Romance Readers group on Facebook

Yes, Avon Historical Romance Readers. And get this! The amazing Julia Quinn is the featured Writer in Residence, and will be answering questions all this week. If you haven’t checked it out, please do! And join us!

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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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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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A new book from Loretta Chase!

And it’s a delight! Have you read A Duke in Shining Armor yet? Beautifully written and so much fun — just what you’d expect from the marvelous Ms. Chase.Image: the cover for A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase (Avon Books)

If you haven’t yet read it, may I tempt you with the prologue and Chapter 1? Click here!

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Save the date!

On March 12 I’ll be guest-hosting at the Romance of Reading on Facebook, as part of a wonderful extended party celebrating Women’s History Month. Join me for book chat, giveaways, and more! And oh, my giveaways . . . I’ve got signed copies from some amazing historical-romance authors including Julia Quinn, Cathy Maxwell, and Vivienne Lorret. Graphic: The Romance of Reading Facebook group banner, cohosted by Bobbi Dumas

By the way, the lineup of authors throughout the month is absolutely incredible. It includes such luminaries as Mary Balogh, Lorraine Heath, Sherry Thomas, Joanna Shupe, Nicola Cornick, Eloisa James, Valerie Bowman, Lenora Bell, Jeannie Lin, Ella Quinn, and Susanna Kearsley, to name just a few!

Click here for more info, and to join the group.

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An RT Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee!

Thrilled to share the news that You May Kiss the Bride has been nominated for the 2017 award, in the First Historical Romance / Historical Fiction category!

Graphic: 2017 RT Reviewers Choice Awards

Congratulations to my fellow nominees as well! Amy Jarecki for The Highland Duke, Meghan Masterson for The Wardrobe Mistress, and Jessica Shattuck for The Women in the Castle. To see the nominees in all the historical romance categories, click here.

To learn more about You May Kiss the Bride, read Chapter 1, and view the various ordering options for print, ebook, and audio, click hereCover for YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne (Avon/HarperCollins)

 

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On voice, inspiration, and being stuck

Very honored to be interviewed for the Kirkus Romance blog! In which I discuss my writing journey, the evolution of You May Kiss the Bride, what I’ve learned from my characters along the way, some of my favorite books of 2017, and more. Click here to read! Cover for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

For more about You May Kiss the Bride and my other books, click here.

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Speaking of fun places to hang out . . .

. . . on Facebook, as I did in my last post, here are two more groups you may want to check out — and join. First, there’s the recently formed Avon Contemporary Romance Readers group. Very lively and fun!

Graphic: Avon Romance Contemporary Readers group on Facebook

Second, there’s the brand-new League of Extraordinary Historical Romance Authors, featuring a powerhouse crew including Lenora Bell, Kelly Bowen, Kerrigan Byrne, Valerie Bowman, KJ Charles, Piper Huguley, Sophie Jordan, Sarah MacLean, Vanessa Riley, Maya Rodale, Cat Sebastian, Joanna Shupe, and Sherry Thomas. It’s launching this Friday at 3 pm EST with a party hosted by Lenora Bell, with book chats, giveaways, and more. Sounds like a blast!

What are your favorite places to hang out on Facebook?

 

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