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Newsletter alert!

As promised, I’ve got a newsletter going out soon — this Saturday, in fact — and it’s got all kinds of fun things in store!

  • Giveaway #1: an advance reader’s copy of fellow Avon author Megan Frampton‘s forthcoming (and super-fun!) Never Kiss a Duke
  • Giveaway #2: three copies of the first book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, You May Kiss the Bride
  • An exclusive subscribers-only peek at the fourth book in the series, Engaged to the Earl: the prologue!
  • Some tidbits about the fifth Penhallow Dynasty book, The Worst Duke in the World

Photo: Advance reader's copy of Never Kiss a Duke by Megan Frampton (Avon Books)Cover for YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne (Avon/HarperCollins)Image: cover for Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

If you haven’t already signed up for my newsletter, would you like to? There’s an easy-peasy form on my site, and on my Facebook page, too. Remember, as a subscriber, you’re automatically entered into all my giveaways. :)

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And the winners are . . .

If you’ve been hanging out on Twitter lately, you may have seen the fun tagging game in which people are invited to share the names of their three favorite films — without any explanatory text. I was tagged by fellow author Anna J. Stewart . . . and here are mine. (Keeping in mind there were several other contenders I longed to include!)

Image: Pride and Prejudice 2005

Image: Serenity

Image: The Matrix

What about you? What are your top three movies?

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The latest

Oh my goodness, it’s September already! Where has the summer gone?!? I’ve been busy reviewing the galleys for Engaged to the Earl, the fourth book in my Penhallow Dynasty series . . .

Photo: galleys for Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

. . . and working on my next newsletter, which will include an exclusive excerpt I’m thrilled to share with you . . .

Image: cover for Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

. . . along with this amazing giveaway: an advance reader’s copy of fellow Avon author Megan Frampton’s forthcoming Never Kiss a Duke! It’s such a great read and I’m excited to be sharing this ARC with one lucky winner!

Photo: Advance reader's copy of Never Kiss a Duke by Megan Frampton (Avon Books)

If you haven’t already signed up for my newsletter, would you like to? You’ll never miss a new release, plus you’ll be automatically entered into all my giveaways. There’s an easy-peasy signup form on my website and on my Facebook page, too.

For more info about Megan Frampton, click here. (And check out the stunning cover for her upcoming novella The Earl’s Christmas Pearl!)

If you’d like more info about Engaged to the Earl, click here.

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The Magic of Change

I’m so honored to be a part of Read-a-Romance-Month 2019! Here’s a little tidbit from my essay on love and the magic of change:

Graphic: Read-a-Romance-Month logoRomance novels — love stories — can, and do, portray their share of dark matter. But within them, like a bright skein woven throughout a dappled fabric, is an optimistic and unshakable faith in change. That it’s not only possible, but achievable, and it happens just when we’re just about to lose hope. There’s no need to fear, though. See? The heroine and the hero have bettered themselves, they’re changed, their trajectories have met and are firmly joined. 

See? Change; connection; hopefulness. Joy. Magic.

Here it is: love. Magic.

Maybe for us, too. Why not?

Plus, there’s a Q&A, book/author recommendations, and a giveaway! Copies of You May Kiss the Bride and The Laird Takes a Bride, the first two books in my Penhallow Dynasty series, are up for grabs. For a chance to win, simply add a comment at the bottom of the post.The cover for The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) Cover for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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KissCon Chicago 2020!

I’ll be there, along with a dazzling lineup of fellow Avon authors including Julia Quinn, Sonali Dev, Eloisa James, Beverly Jenkins, Cathy Maxwell, Jeaniene Frost, Lorraine Heath, Lisa Kleypas, Tracey Livesay, Sarah Maclean, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Joanna Shupe, and Mia Sosa. It’s gonna be FUN!

Graphic: Avon KissCon Chicago 2020

Tickets are going fast! Want to get yours, or to learn more about the event? Click here. I’d love to see you!

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Let’s celebrate!

Will you be in or near beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, this Saturday, from 6 to 8 PM? If so, please come join me — and other local romance others — in celebrating the very first annual Bookstore Romance Day at the beloved indie the Well-Read Moose!

Graphic: 1st annual Bookstore Romance Day

 

It’s a double celebration, really, because the Well-Read Moose is launching its brand-new romance section. (How cool is that?!?) We’ll be talking and signing books, and there will be fun romance-themed drinks and treats available. Plus, if you purchase a romance novel, you’ll get to take a spin on the MOOSE MADNESS PRIZE WHEEL!

For more info, click here. Hope to see you there!

 

 

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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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