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For your listening pleasure . . .

. . . the first few minutes of The Laird Takes a Bride, narrated with verve and wonderful nuance by Elle Newlands — and in a delectable Scottish accent, too. Click here to check it out on Soundcloud!Cover: audio edition: The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) To learn more about The Laird Takes a Bride, read Chapter 1, and preorder, please click here.

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Word of the day: Melee

A delightfully evocative word.Graphic: "melee" and its definition, via Merriam-Webster. www.Lisa Berne.com

I used it with pleasure in The Laird Takes a Bride, in a scene in which my heroine, Fiona Douglass, is recalling some of the various weddings she’s attended:

Two years ago, in this very church, a spectacular brawl had erupted at the altar when the bridegroom’s twin brother (already roaring drunk) had lunged for­ward, seized the hapless bride, and tried to carry her off. A wild melee ensued as several other men (also already drunk) had, with joyful shouts, joined in. Forty­-five minutes later, the combatants subdued by brute force and the bride’s veil hastily repaired, the ceremony had proceeded without further incident, the chastened, bloodied twin the very first to warmly shake his brother’s hand.

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“It was Fiona Douglass’ 71st wedding . . .”

For your reading pleasure: you are cordially invited to read Chapter 1 of The Laird Takes a Bride, coming your way August 29th! Click here.The cover for The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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Word of the day: Ominous

What a delightful word for a writer. I was glad to utilize it in The Laird Takes a Bride. 

Graphic: "ominous" and its definition, via Merriam-Webster. Blog post via Lisa Berne, author of historical romance.

In this snippet, which appears in Chapter 2, my hero, Alasdair Penhallow, is just about to learn about an arcane clan law which dictates that he must marry, or face dreadful consequences.

As Dame Margery drew near, she noisily banged her stick on the marble floor, causing people nearby to stir, moan, rouse. She passed by Uncle Duff, insen­sate, draped sideways on a chair and his long beard dangling perpendicularly, and muttered audibly, “Ach, the old wastrel!” before turning her piercing and un­blinking stare to Alasdair. Finally she stopped before the dais on which the two great chairs — one for the laird, one (long unoccupied) for his lady — stood. Her silence, Alasdair noticed, had a heavy, expectant, rather ominous sort of quality, and he groaned under his breath. He wasn’t in the mood for drama. Still, he was the laird, and one must be polite, so he cleared his throat and said:

“Good day to you, madam.”

The Laird Takes a Bride releases on August 29th. Want to learn more about it? Click here.

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Goodreads giveaway!

Would you like a chance to win a signed, print copy of You May Kiss the Bride? Click hereGraphic: "Lively and well-researched . . . a wonderful evening's reading." -Publishers Weekly, starred review, for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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Goodreads giveaway!

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Graphic: Booklist's starred review for Lisa Berne's You May Kiss the Bride (Avon Books, April 2017)

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“Crank up the heat . . .”

” . . . with an e-book deal via BookBub.” Thrilled to see You May Kiss the Bride featured in USA Today‘s “Happy Ever After” blog! “Romance,” say the BookBub editors, “can occur anywhere — even in the most unexpected or inconvenient of places! From airplane connections to complicated one-night stands, from sexy bosses to marriages-of-convenience, these six tales are sure to utterly charm and delight.”

Cover for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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Word of the day: Oracular

A word I’m very fond of, and deployed with great pleasure in The Laird Takes a Bride:

A little voice, solemn, oracular:

You stare at the moon, ever changing. Turn about, lady, turn about.

Graphic: "oracular" and its definition, via Merriam-Webster

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You May Kiss the Bride is a BookBub deal!

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Graphic by Croco Designs: "a wonderful evening's reading": an excerpt from the starred Publishers Weekly review for Lisa Berne's debut novel of historical romance, You May Kiss the Bride (Avon Books, April 2017)

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Goodreads giveaway!

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Graphic: "It was time to take action," a quote from You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

This giveaway runs from June 11 through June 18, 2017.

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