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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)

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“If I sound like a superfan, it’s because I am”
Graphic: A Month of Book Love, shared via LisaBerne.com

Graphic by Sharlene Martin Moore / Graphics by Sharlene

I was honored recently to serve as host-for-a-day at the Romance of Reading page on Facebook, helping kick off its “Month of (Book) Love” celebration. I had great time chatting with fellow bookworms there — it’s truly one of the nicest  and most interesting literary groups on FB!

I was also honored by the introduction given by Bobbi Dumas, the group’s cofounder and a freelance writer, romance advocate and the dynamo behind Read a Romance Month. Bobbi graciously gave me permission to include it here on my blog:

When I was reviewing professionally, it was always thrilling to discover a debut author who really knocked your socks off. They were few and far between in those days . . . One such author I discovered was Lisa Berne, and her first book, You May Kiss the Bride, was breathtaking.Cover for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

I’ve read all of her books now, all set in the Penhallow Dynasty series, and they are wonderful.

Moreover, Berne is a bit of an anomaly in historical romance these days. A bit less sexual, and a bit less of a modern gaze than is the current fashion.

All of her books feel more realistically “of their time” in a way, and yet the heroines maintain a subversiveness in them that gives them agency and power in being exactly who they are, while moving their love stories forward by twining with the hero in unexpected ways.

If I sound like a superfan, it’s because I am. I love the lyricism of her writing, the wit and insight she brings to her characters, and the daring choices she makes that definitely fall outside of the box of today’s typical historical romances . . . She’s different in brilliant and delightful ways, and I for one always look forward to her releases with joy and excitement.

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By the way, here’s the nifty lineup of authors for March at the Romance of Reading!

Graphic by Sharlene Martin Moore / Graphics by Sharlene

 

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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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Share the Love!

Tomorrow! Excited to be visiting Eloisa James’s Lindow Castle on Facebook, and joining her epic “Share the Love” book extravaganza!

Graphic: Eloisa James's Lindow Castle "Share the Love" Book Extravaganza

Stop by on Tuesday, March 24th, at 4 PM PST/7 PM EST for an hour-long bookish chat and some fun giveaways! Here’s a sneak peek at one of them:

Photo: Penhallow Dynasty series by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Hope to see you there!

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Yay! The Romance of Reading

Tomorrow! I’ll be a guest host at the Romance of Reading group on Facebook!

Graphic: The Romance of Reading, shared via LisaBerne.com

I’m in some amazing company!

It’s one of the nicest and most interesting groups around, and I’m looking forward to some fun bookish chat and some lovely giveaways I’ve got planned. Stop by if you can. Not a member? Ask to join. Their admins are speedy-quick. :)

Oh, and here’s a quick glimpse of one of my giveaways . . .

Photo: Penhallow Dynasty series by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

All four books in my Penhallow Dynasty series!

See you tomorrow, I hope!

 

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KissCon Chicago 2020!

I’ll be there, along with a dazzling lineup of fellow Avon authors including Julia Quinn, Sonali Dev, Eloisa James, Beverly Jenkins, Cathy Maxwell, Jeaniene Frost, Lorraine Heath, Lisa Kleypas, Tracey Livesay, Sarah Maclean, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Joanna Shupe, and Mia Sosa. It’s gonna be FUN!

Graphic: Avon KissCon Chicago 2020

Tickets are going fast! Want to get yours, or to learn more about the event? Click here*. I’d love to see you!

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Let’s celebrate!

Will you be in or near beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, this Saturday, from 6 to 8 PM? If so, please come join me — and other local romance others — in celebrating the very first annual Bookstore Romance Day at the beloved indie the Well-Read Moose!

Graphic: 1st annual Bookstore Romance Day

 

It’s a double celebration, really, because the Well-Read Moose is launching its brand-new romance section. (How cool is that?!?) We’ll be talking and signing books, and there will be fun romance-themed drinks and treats available. Plus, if you purchase a romance novel, you’ll get to take a spin on the MOOSE MADNESS PRIZE WHEEL!

For more info, click here. Hope to see you there!

 

 

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An extra chance to win!

Due to a glitch on my guest-hosting day over at the Romance of Reading (which was SO MUCH FUN, BTW), one of my giveaways was posted late and has been extended through this evening. I’m delighted to be sharing a signed copy of USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorett’s wonderful When a Marquess Loves a Woman.

Photo: When a Marquess Loves a Woman by Vivienne Lorret (Avon Books), via Lisa Berne

The Romance of Reading is a closed group, but the lovely admins are standing by to admit newcomers. Come on by!

To learn more about Vivienne, click here.

 

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Come hang out with me . . .

. . . on Monday, when I’ll be hosting the Romance of Reading Facebook group’s page! We’ll be celebrating Women’s History Month and the romance of reading (of course!)

Graphic: The Romance of Reading celebrates Women's History Month

I’ve got some giveaways I’m thrilled about, too: signed copies from some amazing authors of historical romance including Julia Quinn, Cathy Maxwell, Jade Lee, and Lenora Bell.

Photo: Lisa Berne's giveaways for the Romance of Reading's celebration of Women's History MonthThe Romance of Reading is a closed page, but the admins are speedy-quick in admitting new members. Hope to see you there!

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Save the date!

On March 12 I’ll be guest-hosting at the Romance of Reading on Facebook, as part of a wonderful extended party celebrating Women’s History Month. Join me for book chat, giveaways, and more! And oh, my giveaways . . . I’ve got signed copies from some amazing historical-romance authors including Julia Quinn, Cathy Maxwell, and Vivienne Lorret. Graphic: The Romance of Reading Facebook group banner, cohosted by Bobbi Dumas

By the way, the lineup of authors throughout the month is absolutely incredible. It includes such luminaries as Mary Balogh, Lorraine Heath, Sherry Thomas, Joanna Shupe, Nicola Cornick, Eloisa James, Valerie Bowman, Lenora Bell, Jeannie Lin, Ella Quinn, and Susanna Kearsley, to name just a few!

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