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“Romance saves the world”

Isn’t this t-shirt from Love’s Sweet Arrow — a romance bookstore in Chicago — the coolest?!?

Photo: t-shirt via Love's Sweet Arrow

Photos via Love’s Sweet Arrow on Twitter

Photo: t-shirt via Love's Sweet Arrow

Want to order one? Click here to go to their website’s purchase page.

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“An extravagant confection of a book”

Of course it’s always absolutely wonderful to receive a glowing review of one’s book, but when one wins the praise of a self-described romance curmudgeon, then . . . wow!

Says the Our Coast Bookmonger:

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

Over the years, this book reviewer has developed a reputation as a curmudgeonly sort when it comes to romance novels. So imagine my astonishment when I picked up Engaged to the Earl, the fourth book in Spokane author Lisa Berne’s Penhallow Dynasty series, and found myself devouring it like a plateful of bonbons. Nary a cynical thought crossed my mind. Not one dismissive “harrumph” passed my lips.

Engaged to the Earl is an extravagant confection of a book. Set in the Regency period, it is amusing, detailed and lively. . . .

If you want a story that will make you chuckle, swoon and generally feel warm-hearted, Engaged to the Earl fits the bill.

Want to read the review in its glorious entirety? Click here.

To learn more about Engaged to the Earl, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins website where you can see all your ordering options, listen to an audiobook sample, and read a long juicy excerpt.

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“There are two different types of people”

I’m an A, my husband is a B, and I still married him anyway.

Photo: There are two different types of people, shared via LisaBerne.com

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A bit o’ book news!

I am very pleased to let you know that there’s going to be an adorable pug in my forthcoming book The Worst Duke in the World. 

Photo: actor Goran Višnjić holding a pug

Also, as it turns out, there’s a character who looks a lot like this. And he’s not even the hero!

Want to save The Worst Duke in the World on Goodreads? Click here.

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Boop!

These photos are otterly adorable!*

Photo: otter

Via @In_Otter_News2 on Twitter. Boop!

Photo: otter

Boop again!

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And again!

Photo: otter

So much boopiness!

*Apologies for the pun. I couldn’t resist. :)

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“Choose your quarantine house”

I completely failed this. TOO HARD not to pick and choose!

Graphic: Choose your quarantine house

Maybe you’ll fare better than I did. :)

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Sale alert!

My Highlander romance and the second book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, The Laird Takes a Bride, is currently downpriced in ebook!

 

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

Amazon ⇒ https://amzn.to/2xQvLX3

Google Play ⇒ https://bit.ly/2ULglw6

Barnes & Noble ⇒ https://bit.ly/3dWDQtM

Apple Books ⇒ https://apple.co/2RtOrmv

I have no idea how long the sale will last . . . so I wanted to share this info right away.

 

 

 

 

Would you like to read a sample, or listen to one? Click here to go the Avon Books/HarperCollins website.

And if you’d like to check out some of the nice things people are saying about The Laird Takes a Bride, click here.

 

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Disney characters reimagined!

The artist Jirka Väätäinen studies the most beloved Disney characters and paints his own, more realistic portraits — and the results are, well, enchanting!

Here are some that caught my eye. Do you recognize them? :)

These glorious images via Bored Panda. And more about the artist here.

 

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Please and thank you!

A special note to my Facebook community. :)

Image: Ron Swanson: please and thank you, shared via LisaBerne.com

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Yes or no?

So I guess this is supposed to be a very chic way of storing lots of books, but arranging them like this would be a torment to me! It would reduce my precious books to . . . purely decorative objects. And it would make the search for a particular book quite hard.

Photo: Chic bookshelves

What about you? Does this work for you?

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