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“This makes me unexplainably happy”

Me too, and I hope you also. :)

Graphic: "This makes me unexplainably happy," shared via LisaBerne.comA little something for Feelgood Friday.

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Q&A with Bookish Jottings (& a glowing review)!

I was so pleased to be interviewed for the Bookish Jottings blog, in which we talked a bit about me and my books, and especially about my latest release, Engaged to the Earl Photo: Lisa Berne, author of the Penhallow Dynasty series (Avon Books)what inspired it, who’s my favorite character, and more! Too, we chatted about what got me started writing historical romance, how I go about my research, my favorite writers, and my advice for aspiring authors.

Plus a five-star review for Engaged to the Earl! Here’s an excerpt:

Lisa Berne’s historical romances are an absolute joy to read! Her writing is crisp, fresh and spirited, her humor witty, stylish and full of gusto and flair and her ability to pen a funny, captivating and poignant romance packed with rich period atmosphere absolutely superb.

Engaged to the Earl is a delightful, sparkling and spellbinding historical romance that is absolutely irresistible. Gwen and Christopher are terrific characters who are Image: Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)wonderfully nuanced and they leap off the pages and straight into readers’ hearts. I also loved how brilliantly Lisa Berne fleshed out the secondary characters . . . and how enjoyable the sub-plots were without detracting from Gwen and Christopher’s love story.

A splendid historical romance full of aristocratic hi-jinks, delicious humor and tender emotion, Lisa Berne’s Engaged to the Earl is an immensely enjoyable Regency tale aficionados of the genre will not want to miss.

Isn’t that lovely?!?

Click here to read the full blog post.

And for more info about Engaged to the Earl, including all the various ordering options and access to a free excerpt, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins site.

 

 

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Bookish art!

I know that the repurposing of books is a controversial topic for many, but personally I’m not averse to it if done in a way that appeals to me. And so here’s an eye-catching work of art made from books . . . which I like a lot! How about you? Would you have this in your house?

Photo: bookish art, shared via LisaBerne.com

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Anthony!

I saw this captivating image on Pinterest and immediately snapped it up for my Worst Duke in the World board . . . I know it’s not actually a representation of my hero Anthony Farr, the Duke of Radcliffe, but it could TOTALLY be him!

Want to see all of my Pinterest board, filled with inspirations, allusions, Easter eggs and assorted amusements? Click here.

To preorder The Worst Duke in the World, click here.

To save it on Goodreads, click here.

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Fancy footwear!

You’re a heroine in an historical-romance novel, and you’re steppin’ out . . . Which shoes will you choose?

Graphic: historical shoes, shared via LisaBerne.com

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“12/10 of course sir right away”

Here is Maui the puppy, for Feelgood Friday.

Photo: Maui the puppy via We Rate Dogs, shared via LisaBerne.com

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What are you reading?

Anything you’re loving?

Illustration by Elisa Ferro

Artist: Elisa Ferro

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Inside scoop: Eloise!

There’s a little scene in The Worst Duke in the World which was inspired by this indelible scene from one of my favorite books of all time, Eloise. Even after all these years, it never fails to crack me up!

Image from ELOISE

“Stop it at once, Eloise.”

Eloise

A classic!

Want to learn more about The Worst Duke in the World, preorder, save it on Goodreads? Here ya go!

Cover image for The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Coming your way January 12!

More inspirations, allusions, Easter eggs and amusements on my Pinterest page!

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“Help! I’ve fallen into a book…”

There are worse fates. :)

Graphic: "Help! I've fallen into a book," shared via LisaBerne.com

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Pick-a-Penhallow giveaway!

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that giveaways are FUN! So I’m very happy to be sharing copies from my Penhallow Dynasty series on my Facebook page, the Avon Readers and Authors group, and the Avon Historical Romance Readers group!

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

Stop on by for your chance to win! And, of course, feel free to visit all three pages for additional chances!

Want to learn more about the series? You can read a juicy excerpt, discover all the various order options (in print, ebook and audio), and check out the nice things people are saying about them.

Cover image for The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

What happens when a Very Bad Duke meets an Extremely Delightful Woman? Coming your way January 12!

P.S. The fifth book in my series, The Worst Duke in the World, is available for preorder! Click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins site for more info.

 

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