Archive for 'beautiful'

Sending a virtual bouquet . . .

. . . to you from my garden. Happy Monday!

Photo by Lisa Berne: zinnias

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“Rules for happiness”

While writing The Redemption of Philip Thane, I came across a quote which I found so beautiful and inspiring — and also so very much at the heart of the story — that ultimately it found its way into the book:

Graphic: "Rules for happiness"

It acts as a kind of beacon for my hero, lighting his way out of darkness . . .

Graphic: Lisa Berne - The Redemption of Philip Thane - Avon BooksWant to learn more about The Redemption of Philip Thane, including your preorder options in print, ebook and audio? Click here.

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Please enjoy . . .

. . . my new Twitter header, which is designed with such extraordinary beauty and elegance that I HAD to share it here!

Graphic: THE REDEMPTION OF PHILIP THANE (by Lisa Berne; Avon Books) Twitter header

With epic thanks to the brilliant Croco Designs.

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In the garden . . .

. . . our zinnias are blooming!

Photo: in the garden, via Lisa Berne

Given how fiercely hot the summer’s been so far here in eastern Washington, it’s an especially beautiful sight.

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The dark moment . . .

Like this one, this gorgeous illustration evokes for me the interval in The Worst Duke in the World when it seems that Jane and Anthony may be parted forever. (Spoiler alert: they won’t be!) There’s something about her expression here — with its fierce intelligence and determination — which is very Jane-like. :)

Illustration: the dark moment

The gifted artist is Caroline Garcia; more about her and her work here.

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

“Enchanting . . . Champagne in book form — bubbly, fun, and intoxicating.” —Entertainment Weekly

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Disney princess inspiration!

A little something for Feelgood Friday.

 

Graphic: "Care for others . . ."

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The dark moment . . .

This beautiful and evocative illustration is by the gifted artists Anna and Elena Balbusso, commissioned for Alexander Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin. But it also reminds me of my hero Anthony in The Worst Duke in the World, pining for my heroine Jane, who may be lost to him forever.

Illustration by Anna and Elena Balbusso for Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin, published by the Folio Society; shared via LisaBerne.com

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“They are HOME”

YES.

Graphic: "They are HOME," shared via LisaBerne.com

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For your viewing pleasure!

Here it is . . . The glorious cover for The Worst Duke in the World! What do you think of Anthony (my sweet goofball hero) and Jane (my lovely strong-willed heroine)?

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

A wayward duke must choose: will he be the bad hero in a love story gone awry, or the brave & clever hero who risks everything for true love?

Coming your way January 12! For more info, and to preorder, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins website to see your options in print, ebook and audio. Or, if you’d prefer to click through directly:

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The latest on The Worst Duke in the World

As a reader, do typos just pop right out at you? Or do you have to really look for them? I’m currently reading the galleys of The Worst Duke in the World and trying to stay very eagle-eyed. Which is rather difficult when one is enchanted by beautiful design. (If you spot any typos, please let me know!)

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

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

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

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

By the way, preorder links are live! (And you can snag the ebook for $4.99.) Click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins site to see all the various ordering options.

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