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#100DaysOfGreatBooks!

Happy Saturday, friends! I’m SUUUUUUUPER excited to be featured in Read A Romance Month‘s #100DaysOfGreatBooks today! You’re cordially invited to take a look — you’ll learn about the most courageous thing I’ve ever done, why I write romance, fellow authors whose work I love . . . PLUS a sneak peek at the cover of my next book, Engaged to the Earl, the fourth in the Penhallow Dynasty series . . . AND a title reveal for the 5th book!

Click here to check it out.

Graphic: "A masterful Regency debut . . . A sheer delight." -Kirkus Reviews (starred) for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

 

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Interview and giveaway!

I’m excited to let you know that I’m being featured in Shana Galen’s next newsletter! And there’s a giveaway as well — two copies of my most recent book, The Bride Takes a Groom, are up for grabs.

Image: The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

If you haven’t already signed up for Shana’s newsletter, would you like to? Click here to go to her website. Or here to access the signup form on her Facebook page. But hurry — Shana’s newsletter goes out on Tuesday the 14th.

To learn more about The Bride Takes a Groom, see some of the nice things people are saying about it, and to read an excerpt, click here.

 

 

 

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Macfadyen for the win!

It’s a subject of much debate: which actor is the best Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice? Here I weigh in — with, of course, complete subjectivity.

First, although I admire Laurence Olivier very much, not even he could redeem the subpar 1940 adaptation.

Photo: Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy

I do think Colin Firth did an excellent job back in ’95 . . .

Photo: Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy

. . . as did Matthew Rhys in the more recent Death Comes to Pemberley . . .

Photo: Matthew Rhys as Mr. Darcy

. . . but I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for Matthew Macfedyen’s portrayal in the 2005 version of P&P.  He’s so wonderfully dour (and painfully shy).

And if you feel the same way, you might want to check out Sharon Lathan’s marvelous and extensive gallery of images! I’ve pulled a few here to share with you.

Photo: Matthew Macfadyen

Photo: Matthew Macfadyen

Photo: Matthew Macfadyen

Photo: Matthew Macfadyen

Easy on the eye, isn’t he? ;)

Sharon’s written several Austen-inspired novelsand she’s launched her very own online shop, the Lady Bonnet Boutique, which offers gorgeous Regency-era hats of her own design and crafting as well as period reticules and jewelry. Check it out here.

 

 

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Last call!

My latest newsletter goes out on Thursday, featuring book recommendations I’m excited to share . . .

Graphic: Lisa Berne book recommendations: The Bollywood Bride, Clean Breaks, The Unfinished Clue. . . my latest news . . .

Photo: Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love

. . . and a fabulous giveaway from my Penhallow Dynasty series!

Graphic: Penhallow Dynasty series by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

If you haven’t already subscribed, would you like to? There’s an easy-peasy signup form here on my website, and on my Facebook page, too.

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Except . . .

Sylvia Day posted this intriguing prompt on Twitter, and what fun to read what people had to say!

Graphic: "Everything in moderation"

So I’m sharing it here and on my Facebook page. Let me know what you think!

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Last call!

My latest newsletter goes out on Tuesday, featuring a fun and insightful interview with bestselling author Anna J. Stewart — and a fabulous giveaway! I’m thrilled to be giving away three print copies of Anna’s The Rancher’s Homecoming.

Graphic: Interview with Anna J. Stewart and a giveaway. Via Lisa Berne

If you haven’t yet subscribed to my newsletter, would you like to? You’ll never miss a new release, plus you’ll be automatically entered in all my giveaways. There’s an easy-peasy form here on my site, as well as on my Facebook page. (And please know that your information will never be shared elsewhere!)

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Newsletter alert!

Coming soon in my next newsletter . . . an exclusive (and very fun!) interview with one of my favorite authors, the super-talented Anna J. Stewart. Anna writes sweet to sexy romance for Harlequin’s Heartwarming and Romantic Suspense lines, is an RWA Golden Heart nominee and Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence finalist, and a USA Today and national bestselling author.

Graphic: Interview with Anna J. Stewart and a giveaway. Via Lisa BerneHere are some of the questions I’m asking Anna:

 

  • If you weren’t a romance author, what else would you be doing?
  • Do you have an all-time favorite book in the world?
  • Can you tell us about your upcoming books?
  • Any advice for an aspiring writer?
  • Do you ever experience writer’s block? If so, how do you overcome it?
  • Who or what are your literary influences?

I’m also giving away three print copies of Anna’s The Rancher’s Homecoming. (Don’t you just love the gorgeous cover?!?) Subscribers to my newsletter are automatically entered into the giveaway.

If you aren’t a subscriber yet, would you like to be? There’s an easy-peasy form on my website as well as on my Facebook page.

Want to learn more about Anna and her books? Visit her at her website.

 

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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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