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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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My hero!

As I’m writing, I like to have some kind of visual inspiration for my protagonists. Here’s how I sort of picture the hero in my next book, Engaged to the Earl.

Photograph: Richard Rankin

What do you think? Are you inspired, too? ;)

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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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Spring fling giveaway!

Spring is here at last, and I’m so happy I’m positively giddy! And I’m celebrating in my next newsletter by giving away ten copies from my Penhallow Dynasty series!

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

As a newsletter subscriber, you’re automatically entered to win. If you’re not already a subscriber, would you like to be? There’s an easy-peasy signup form on my website, and on my Facebook page as well. And hurry — this next newsletter goes out on April 11.

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What makes a heroine?

This is something I think about a lot, both as a reader and a writer. What qualities do we like to see — maybe even insist on seeing — in heroines we like, love, respect, and admire?

Graphic: What makes a heroine? LisaBerne.com

Intelligence, kindness, a big heart, a lively sense of humor: these are big on my list. What about on yours?

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Title alert!

Tickled pink to share the news with you . . . We have a title for Book 4 in my Penhallow Dynasty series! Drumroll, please . . .

Graphic: Engaged to the Earl, Book 4 in the Penhallow Dynasty series by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

If you’ve read the third book in the series, The Bride Takes a Groom, you’ve already become acquainted with my heroine, Gwendolyn Penhallow, Hugo’s spirited little sister. And if you’ve read the second book, you’ll meet again one of my very favorite secondary characters from The Laird Takes a Bride(A hint: she doesn’t speak French well at all.)

Want to save Engaged to the Earl on Goodreads? Click here. And you can preorder (the Kindle version, at least) on Amazon! Click here.

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Word of the day: gargantuan

An excellent word! I used it with pleasure in The Laird Takes a Brideand in one of my very favorite bits in the whole book.

Graphic: "gargantuan" and its definition

In this passage, my heroine Fiona Douglass is attending her 71st wedding, and thinking about some of her experiences as an observer. Here’s one of them:

Seven years ago, old Mrs. Gibbs, aged ninety-eight and heartily disliked by nearly everyone in the entire clan, had loudly expired just before the vows were spoken. The general agreement was that she’d done it deliberately in a last triumphant bid for attention, and that she was likely chuckling up in heaven (or down below in the other place) because afterwards, as her corpse was being removed, her pet ferret had crawled out from a pocket in her skirt and dashed up the towering headdress of a haughty dowager from Glasgow, from which vantage point it had leaped gracefully onto the shoulder of Fiona’s own mother, who had screamed and then fainted, sending the bride into hysterics and several small boys into par­oxysms of noisy laughter, thereby provoking Fiona’s father, the mighty chieftain of clan Douglass, into a fury so awful that the wedding was quietly called off and no one dared to partake of the gargantuan feast laid out in the Great Hall, resulting, of course, in a great deal of secret rejoicing in the servants’ hall for at least three days after that. The ferret was never seen again.Graphic: "A bright, intelligent, heart-tugging romance": Kirkus review for The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

This snippet appears in the first chapter of The Laird Takes a Bride. Would you like to read the entire chapter? Click here. And to see some of the nice things people have been saying about it, click here.

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Giveaway congrats!

I’ve just emailed the winners of my newsletter giveaway (which is always so much fun to do) — they’ll each be receiving a copy of my most recent release, The Bride Takes a Groom. Many thanks to all who participated!

Graphic: The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne - giveaway congrats

If you haven’t yet subscribed to my newsletter, would you like to? You’ll be automatically entered in all my giveaways, plus you’ll receive my latest news, book recommendations, exclusive excerpts, and more. 

There’s an easy-peasy signup form on my website, as well as on my Facebook page.

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Coming soon . . .

. . . in my next newsletter: my latest updates, and an international giveaway for The Bride Takes a Groom, recently named a best romance of the year by both Kirkus Reviews and BookPage.

Graphic: Coming soon in my next newsletter, via Lisa Berne, author of historical romance (Avon Books)

If you’ve not yet signed up to receive my newsletters, would you like to? There’s an easy-peasy form on my website as well as on my Facebook page.

Curious to learn more about The Bride Takes a Groom, the third book in my Penhallow Dynasty series? Click here for all the deets!

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Giveaway!

Want a chance to win one of three signed, print copies of The Bride Takes a Groom? If so, head on over to my Facebook page, and add your say, whether via comment or emoji!

The Bride Takes a Groom (Avon Books) by Lisa Berne, named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year

One of my favorite compliments about The Bride Takes a Groom, the third book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, came from Hot Sauce Reviews:

“A blast to read. . . . All in all, there is something about this story that makes me grin and even laugh — it’s like the child of a good Eloisa James book and a Julia Quinn book, with sweet, emotional moments that nicely balance out the humor.”

To see more of the nice things being said, click here. Want to read the prologue and first chapter? Click here. And if you’d like to order a copy, in print, ebook, or audio, click here.

 

 

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