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“Which book is your favorite?”

I relate to this VERY MUCH.

Graphic: So, which book is actually your favorite? Shared via LisaBerne.com

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“Champagne in book form”!

Oh my goodness, The Worst Duke in the World has received a glowing review in Entertainment Weekly!

There’s no other way to describe this fizzy historical romance than enchanting. The wry humor and witty banter explode off the pageCover image for The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) from the start. . . . It’s champagne in book form — bubbly, fun, and intoxicating far more quickly than one might anticipate. One gets the sense that Berne likes to have fun and isn’t afraid to let her readers in on the gag. But even with the robust humor, the book is still heartfelt. . . . The Worst Duke in the World is a breezy, fizzy read that will cut through even the darkest winter doldrums.

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A Month of (Book) Love!

Delighted to be guest-hosting the Romance of Reading page on Facebook tomorrow, helping to kick off its February celebration, “A Month of (Book) Love.” I’ll be chatting about my books, other people’s books, Jane Austen (and wondering about Hugh Grant in Sense and Sensibility), Shakespearean insults, comfort reads, and other such fun topics . . . along with sharing some special giveaways.

Graphic: A Month of Book Love, shared via LisaBerne.com

Join us if you can! Would love to see you there. :)

 

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A Bubbles & Books exclusive offer!

You may recall my post from a few weeks ago announcing a very cool giveaway which included a signed copy ofEngaged to the Earl Engaged to the Earl along with a bunch of nifty (and luxurious!) bath products. YAY for Aline A. from Brazil, the winner!

While I wish everyone could win, I do have a special offer to share! Do you like the idea of getting romance and relaxation delivered straight to your door? If so, you are cordially invited to check out Bubbles and Books, the giveaway’s lovely sponsor, and save 35% off your first box! Aline won a Swept Away Premium box — featuring historical romance from authors like me — and they also offer books in genres like contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and mysteries and thrillers. To take advantage of this exclusive offer, go to Bubbles and Books and type in the promo code LISABERNE35 during checkout!

Logo: Bubbles and BooksSuper-excited to see what February’s box has in store.

 

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Surprise!

Check out this rock a geologist recently found in Brazil!

Photo: Cookie Monster rock

Further proof that Nature is awesome.

Read all about it here.

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“This was just the book I needed”

So honored by Seduced By A Book’s lovely review for The Worst Duke in the World!

This was a sweet and lovely romance which slowly builds from a budding friendship to something much more. . . . I loved that whileCover image: The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) Jane was out of her element, she managed to hold her own with the ton, and knew her self-worth. I liked how she made Anthony a better version of himself, and I adored the scenes which included Wakefield, the duke’s son. There was a ton of humor as well as a nod or two to other books. See if you can find the Charlotte’s Web reference. With all the craziness and madness going on in the world, this was just the book I needed. The romance in it simmered for a while before coming to a slow boil. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one earned a FAN rating–the temperature in the room seems to have suddenly gone up a couple of degrees and a fan would be nice. This one left me with a grin on my face and a smile in my heart. 

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To learn more about The Worst Duke in the World, order, check out the other nice things people are saying about it, or read Chapter 1, click here.

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“Readers, we want to hear from you!”

From my lovely publisher Avon Books:

Wondering how your favorite author manages to wrap their HEAs in a perfect bow? Wondering how they take their tea or their favorite writing snack? Do they have lucky writing socks? The sky is the limit!

Input any questions that you would like your favorite Avon authors to answer!

Graphic: Avon Books logo

Click here to get to the Google doc!

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Good morning (sort of) . . .

. . . from Zoe, who isn’t quite ready to start her Monday. :)

Photo: Zoe the dog sleeping in

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Review roundup!

So very pleased and thankful for the nice things people are saying about The Worst Duke in the World! Here are some of them.

“Sparkling . . . Series fans will be thrilled.”The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)
—Publishers Weekly

“There are pigs, pumpkins, and pamphlets, oh my! And a charming, fairy tale-like sensibility powering the latest blissfully romantic addition to Berne’s Penhallow series. . . . Filled with endearingly quirky characters, plenty of droll wit, and a number of clever literary grace notes, including a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it homage to the most perfect porcine-inspired piece of children’s literature ever written, this is a transporting, transcendent triumph.”
—Booklist, starred review

“Attention, Bridgerton fans: if you’re ready to delve deeper into the world of historical romance, The Worst Duke in the World is a fun place to start.”
—Popsugar

“As light as a meringue and as sweet as honey, this romance is deliciously satisfying down to the last drop.”
—BookPage

“Deftly funny . . . A nice portrait of what courtship is like for a dedicated single parent.”
—Kirkus

“A light-hearted, humorous escapade [and] a delightfully fun read. . . . The writing is brilliant, and readers will thoroughly enjoy The Worst Duke in the World.”
—Romance Reviews Today

“Lovely. . . . The romance is thrilling. . . . Cuddle in for an excellent read!”
—The Reading Cafe

“Unique. It isn’t like any other historical romance novel you may have read. This book features a Duke completely different than any other Duke one has ever met. . . . A bright, hilarious, yet romantic tale.”
—Urban Book Reviews

“I enjoyed every minute of this book. It was simply delightful from start to finish. . . . I found myself smiling throughout.”
—Handsfull Mama

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Giveaway!

Three copies of my just-released The Worst Duke in the World are up for grabs on my Facebook page! Open internationally, of course. Head on over for a chance to win!

Graphic: Booklist starred review for The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

“Attention, Bridgerton fans: if you’re ready to delve deeper into the world of historical romance, The Worst Duke in the World is a fun place to start.”
—Popsugar

“As light as a meringue and as sweet as honey, this romance is deliciously satisfying down to the last drop.”
—BookPage

“There are pigs, pumpkins, and pamphlets, oh my! And a charming, fairy tale-like sensibility powering the latest blissfully romantic addition to Berne’s Penhallow series. . . . Filled with endearingly quirky characters, plenty of droll wit, and a number of clever literary grace notes, including a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it homage to the most perfect porcine-inspired piece of children’s literature ever written, this is a transporting, transcendent triumph.”
—Booklist, starred review

“Deftly funny . . . A nice portrait of what courtship is like for a dedicated single parent.”
—Kirkus

“A light-hearted, humorous escapade [and] a delightfully fun read. . . . The writing is brilliant, and readers will thoroughly enjoy The Worst Duke in the World.”
—Romance Reviews Today

“Sparkling . . . Series fans will be thrilled.”
—Publishers Weekly

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