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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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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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