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THE LATEST FROM LISA BERNE

Last call!

Just a heads-up about my October contest closing soon . . . I’ve got a $20 Amazon gift card to share, along with a signed copy of the second book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, The Laird Takes a Bride!

Graphic: "A bright, intelligent, heart-tugging romance": Kirkus review for The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

For a chance to win, stop by my site and fill out the super-simple entry form. Good luck to you! 

Image: Amazon gift card

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Tomorrow!

Writerspace is hosting its epic annual Halloween Mash on Facebook — that’s Thursday, October 28th. With loads of authors and nifty prizes, including two Kindle Fires, signed books, gift cards, and more — plus live chats, by post and video!

Graphic: Writerspace Halloween Mash

Participating (and fabulous!) fellow authors include Sabrina Jeffries, Janna MacGregor, Robyn Carr, Anna J. Stewart, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jayne Ann Krentz, Christina Dodd, Melinda Curtis, Nina Crespo, Meg Tilly, and Rebecca Zanetti.

And I’ll be giving away a signed print copy of The Worst Duke in the World, the latest in my Penhallow Dynasty series.

Graphic: "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, shared via LisaBerne.com

Interested? Click here for more info, and to register.

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“I hate cliches”

LOL! This is why I wrote The Bride Takes a Groom!

Graphic: "I hate cliches"

As BookPage so pleasingly said:

“Lisa Berne takes all the classic elements of a Regency romance and turns them upside down. The most charming surprise is the hero himself, Hugo Penhallow, who stands out from the legion of Regency leading men before him by being kind, pleasant and affable. Hugo is not a cad or a rake, nor is he the relentlessly proper image of decorum. He’s not cold and bitter from a broken heart, nor sarcastic and snide from a chilly upbringing. Instead, Hugo is a genuinely sunny soul, reared by a delightfully quirky family he adores.”

Image: The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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A room for readers!

Exciting news! My publisher HarperCollins has just launched a new online community! Here’s the scoop:

Do you enjoy talking about your favorite books or authors? Do you have strong opinions about book cover designs and book descriptions?

Join our new READERS’ ROOM, where you can take surveys on books before they’re published and earn FREE ebooks or audiobooks just for participating! It’s an exclusive space for passionate, opinionated readers like you, and we’d love to have you on board.
Graphic: HarperCollins Readers' Room
As a member you will:

  • Be HEARD: You’ll shape the future of publishing by voicing your views on all things books.
     
  • Be an INSIDER: You’ll see behind the scenes and have the chance to read about books before they’re published.
     
  • Be REWARDED: You’ll have regular opportunities to earn ebooks or audiobooks … all you need to do is participate.

Interested? Click here to get going!

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“Yet that will be the beginning”

Love this quote! It’s highly relevant to my own The Redemption of Philip Thane.

Graphic: "There will come a time . . ."

For more about Redemption, including preorder info, click here.

The Redemption of Philip Thane

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Giveaway alert!

For my October contest, I’ve got a $20 Amazon gift card to share, along with a signed copy of the second book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, 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)

For a chance to win, stop by my site and fill out the super-simple entry form. Good luck to you! 

Image: Amazon gift card

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“Who writes novels?”

Sounds about right.

Comic by Tom Gauld: "Who writes novels?"

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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”

So says Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables. I quite agree.

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Save the date . . .

. . . for Writerspace’s super-fun Halloween Mash on its Facebook page, Thursday, October 28th! Featuring dozens of authors and great prizes, including two Kindle Fires, signed books, gift cards, and more — plus live chats, by post and video!

Participating (and fabulous!) fellow authors include Sabrina Jeffries, Janna MacGregor, Robyn Carr, Anna J. Stewart, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jayne Ann Krentz, Christina Dodd, Melinda Curtis, Nina Crespo, Meg Tilly, and Rebecca Zanetti.

As for me, I’m giving away a signed print copy of The Worst Duke in the World, the latest in my Penhallow Dynasty series.

Graphic: "Enchanting": Entertainment Weekly on The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Interested? Click here for more info, and to register.

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It’s Monday, but . . .

. . . I don’t think Zoe is quite ready for it, do you?

Photo of Zoe by Lisa Berne

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