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“A glimmering butterfly dress . . .”

Isn’t this absolutely gorgeous?

Photo: a glimmering butterfly gown by Worth circa 1912

via @AnneLouiseAvery on Twitter

According to the description, this “glimmering butterfly dress and matching headdress [were] made by Worth in 1912. Ivory silk charmeuse overlaid with chiffon, bodice and back exquisitely fashioned in butterfly wings glittering with amber beads and iridescent peacock-blue paste jewels. Created for a costume party.”

I don’t write in this era, but a gown like this makes me want to!

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“The Book Fair”

Ooh, I’d love to meander around here. (Although I’d avoid the “Dunk the author” part!)

Comic: "The Book Fair" by Grant Snider

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Cover reveal!

Please enjoy this gorgeous cover for Engaged to the Earl — the fourth book in my Penhallow Dynasty series — coming your way just around Valentine’s Day!

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

Would you like to preorder? Click here. To save it on Goodreads, click here.

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Some Monday inspiration . . .

Say hello to Lucy Smith and Pauline Ranken of the Ladies Scottish Climbing Club, 1908. Scaling Salisbury Crags in full Edwardian gear. WOW.

Photo: Lucy Smith and Pauline Ranken of the Ladies Scottish Climbing Club, 1908

via @horriblesanity on Twitter

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Bookish punning!

Or . . . punningly bookish. I’m not going to admit just how much time I spent poring over this fabulous image (and chuckling to myself), but . . . Isn’t it delightful??

Artwork: bookish punning by Jelly Armchair

Artwork by Jelly Armchair. Via Helen Warlow on Twitter

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Bookish art!

I absolutely adore this painting!

A book-themed painting by Valentin Rekunenko

Artist: Valentin Rekunenko. Via Helen Warlow on Twitter

Although I’m just a tiny bit concerned about that cat in the upper left-hand corner . . .

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Pass my fan, please

So, do you remember Matthew Lewis when he played Neville Longbottom back in the day?

Photo: actor Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom

Here’s Matthew Lewis these days.

Photo: actor Matthew Lewis

Photos shared by Lilah Sturges on Twitter

Please can he be the model for the hero in my next book???

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McDreamy!

This photo recently crossed my newsfeed. And boy, do I want to write a romance novel with this guy as my hero. ♥

Photo: Patrick Dempsey

 

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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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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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