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Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward

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Photo: Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

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A miniature bookshop!

What is it about miniatures that’s so fascinating? I saw these photos on Andy West’s Twitter and was instantly enchanted. Just look at his magnificent handiwork!

“A real labour of love,” says Andy.


He says: “It’s a kit made by a company called Imagine3d — not much about them online. It took about 18 hrs, over a month and HUGE patience. You need to buy extra glue, craft knife, 3v batteries and scissors. It’s so tricky and SO rewarding!”

Rewarding indeed.


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Newsletter alert!

Coming on the 20th! My next newsletter, which I’m especially excited to be sharing . . . It’s going to include an exclusive Q&A with fellow Avon author Caroline Linden, a giveaway of her newest book, About a Rogueand a juicy, never-been-seen-before excerpt from my next book, The Worst Duke in the World: Jane and Anthony’s first kiss!

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Remember, as a subscriber, you’re automatically entered into all my giveaways. If you haven’t yet signed up, would you like to? There’s an easy-peasy form here on my site, and on my Facebook page, too.


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Summer romance bingo!

Say the good folks from the wonderful Ripped Bodice bookstore: “Calling all romantic readers! It’s Summer Romance Bingo time again and we hope this can be something to bring a smile to your face during very difficult times! Downloadable pdf cards and rules are here. That’s also where you go to win PRIZES!”


Graphic: Summer Romance Bingo

Pssst . . . You May Kiss the Bride, The Laird Takes a Brideand The Bride Takes a Groom could fill the “Psychics” square. :)

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“Most streamed movies by state”

Hmmmm. No, I haven’t seen The Interview and probably never will. How about you for your state? Have you seen its most popular movie?

Graphic: "Most streamed movies by state"

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Update on The Worst Duke in the World!

I have the galleys in hand, and it’s always such a thrill seeing the manuscript go into this next stage! Soon I’ll have the gorgeous cover to share, and a juicy excerpt too!

Photo: interior page from The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Coming your way this January!

In the meantime, would you like more info, including preorder options? (You can snag the ebook for $4.99!) Click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins website.

If you’d like to save it on Goodreads, click here.

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“The ABCs of Life”

Ooh, I love this beautiful graphic.

Graphic: the ABCs of life

via Lee Aroaoz on Twitter: “The ABCs of Life: 26 Ways to Live Your Life More Deeply”

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Which door?

You’re a heroine in a fairy tale, and must choose your path . . . Which door calls out to you?

Photo: 3 doorways

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“Top sleeping positions for dogs”

For my fellow pooch people . . .

Graphic: "Top sleeping positions for dogs"

Quite often in my house we see The Bagel and The Egg.

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Sale alert!

Engaged to the Earl is downpriced to $2.99 in Kindle! And the paperback is currently at $5.98!

Graphic: Engaged to the Earl - Booklist starred review

Want to learn more about Engaged to the Earl, my slow-burn, friends-to-lovers Regency romp? You can read a juicy excerpt, listen to an audio sample, and see some of the nice things people are saying about it here.

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