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It’s official!

So happy to share the news that three more Penhallow Dynasty books are coming your way!Graphic: Three new Penhallow Dynasty books!

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“An elegant, poignant and joyful romance”

Thrilled to share the news that The Bride Takes a Groom has received a starred review from Kirkus!

Cover for The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)In part, it says: “Berne’s third Penhallow title maintains the exquisite writing, lush emotion, and complex characters we’ve come to expect, this time with a heroine who is knocked back time and again but finds herself strengthened by the choices she makes, the people she helps along the way, and, to her pleasant surprise, the remarkable man beside her. An elegant, poignant, and joyful romance and a must-read for Regency fans.”

The Bride Takes a Groom releases on April 24. Would you like to preorder? Click here to see your various options in print, ebook, and audio.

 

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Another sale alert!

Yesterday I mentioned that the ebook edition of You May Kiss the Bride is on sale. I’d be remiss if I didn’t let you know that The Laird Takes a Bride, the second book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, is on sale too, currently priced at $1.99! Click here to see the list of retailers. Graphic: "Another triumphant mix of sparkling wit and sophisticated sensuality," says Booklist about Lisa Berne's The Laird Takes a Bride (Avon Books)

To learn more about The Laird Takes a Bride, and to read Chapter 1, click here.

 

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Sale alert!

Here’s a lovely price drop: the ebook version of You May Kiss the Bride is currently priced at $1.99 for a limited time! Click here to see the various participating retailers.

Cover for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)By the way, did you know that You May Kiss the Bride, the first book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, was recently named an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee? It was also named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Top 10 Debut of the Year, a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Romance “Best Read” of the Year. Click here to read even more nice things people have said!

And if you’d like to read Chapter 1, you can click here. Enjoy. :)

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An RT Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee!

Thrilled to share the news that You May Kiss the Bride has been nominated for the 2017 award, in the First Historical Romance / Historical Fiction category!

Graphic: 2017 RT Reviewers Choice Awards

Congratulations to my fellow nominees as well! Amy Jarecki for The Highland Duke, Meghan Masterson for The Wardrobe Mistress, and Jessica Shattuck for The Women in the Castle. To see the nominees in all the historical romance categories, click here.

To learn more about You May Kiss the Bride, read Chapter 1, and view the various ordering options for print, ebook, and audio, click hereCover for YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne (Avon/HarperCollins)

 

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On voice, inspiration, and being stuck

Very honored to be interviewed for the Kirkus Romance blog! In which I discuss my writing journey, the evolution of You May Kiss the Bride, what I’ve learned from my characters along the way, some of my favorite books of 2017, and more. Click here to read! Cover for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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One of the “big titles of spring”!

Wow, incredibly honored to receive this encomium from Publishers Weekly for the third book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, The Bride Takes a Groom!

Graphic: Publishers Weekly names Lisa Berne's The Bride Takes a Groom (Avon Books) one of the "big titles of spring"

Would you like to read the prologue and first chapter? Click here. And to preorder in advance of the April 24th release date, click here.

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End-of-year giveaway!

As we wrap up 2017, I’m celebrating with a giveaway for my debut novel of historical romance You May Kiss the Bride, which received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, is a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Top 10 Debut of the Year, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Sarah MacLean Recommended Romance. My cup runneth over!Cover for YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne (Avon/HarperCollins)

I’m giving away three signed, print copies, and also a pretty charm necklace (which has a special meaning when you read Chapter 5) over on my Facebook page. To enter, simply add a comment by January 10th!

Gift with purchase of You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

To learn more about You May Kiss the Bride, click here.

 

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Meet Hugo

Here’s a snippet from my next book, The Bride Takes a Groom — in which my hero, Captain Hugo Penhallow, is introduced. It takes place in April 1811, somewhere near the Canadian border. Please enjoy. :)

It had been a perfectly good day, tramping along the St. Lawrence River and leading his men in a jolly little reconnaissance through the woods, until all at once there was a crack and a slight whistling noise.

Then there was a sharp pain six inches down and to the right of his heart.

“Damn it to hell,” said Hugo Penhallow, whipping around and in a single rapid motion bringing up his own musket, sighting the French sharpshooter two hundred paces away, and targeting him rather more effectively. He watched with grim satisfaction as the other man crumpled like a puppet released from its string, then sat himself down hard on the ground. His hand, pressed against the front of his red jacket, came away red also, but unfortunately with his own blood.

If he was lucky, the bullet that was now resident inside him hadn’t struck anything of particular importance. It occurred to him now that he was very fond of his internal organs, as they’d functioned beautifully all his life, and he’d love for them to keep on doing exactly that.The cover for The Bride Takes a Groom, Book 3 of the Penhallow Dynasty series by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Carefully, Hugo allowed himself to slide down into a prone position. Everything was getting all hazy and woolly, and just before he closed his eyes he saw the concerned faces of his men hovering over him. A nice bunch of chaps. He was fortunate to have a group like this under his command. Too bad for them they’d have to convey him all the way back to camp, but that, after all, was one of the hazards of military life, and he was sure they’d do a decent job of it.

The pain, he noticed, was getting worse. Well, this certainly was an annoyance. How he loathed those pesky Frenchmen, and wished they’d stay in their own country where they belonged, kowtowing to that blasted little egomaniac Bonaparte and also making brandy which was, admittedly, of excellent quality. In fact, he wouldn’t object to a long swallow of that right now. But, he suspected, he was soon to be losing consciousness, so all things considered, the brandy might well have been a waste.

His last sentient thought was gratitude for the fact that the reconnaissance had been a useful one. His men would be able to confirm that yes, of a surety, there were active enemies in the area, and here was their bloodied and insensate captain to prove it.

Releasing next April, The Bride Takes a Groom is the third book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, and was recently named by Publishers Weekly in its spring 2018 announcements as one of the “big titles of spring.” Would you like to preorder? Click here. To save it on Goodreads, click here.

 

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“Berne scores again”

Oh my goodness, what a lovely review from Booklist for The Laird Takes a Bride!

Graphic: "Another triumphant mix of sparkling wit and sophisticated sensuality," says Booklist about Lisa Berne's The Laird Takes a Bride (Avon Books)

To read the full review, click here. And for more about The Laird Takes a Bride, including ordering options, access to Chapter 1, and additional praise, click here.

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