I was so pleased to be interviewed for the Bookish Jottings blog, in which we talked a bit about me and my books, and especially about my latest release, Engaged to the Earl — what inspired it, who’s my favorite character, and more! Too, we chatted about what got me started writing historical romance, how I go about my research, my favorite writers, and my advice for aspiring authors.
Plus a five-star review for Engaged to the Earl! Here’s an excerpt:
Lisa Berne’s historical romances are an absolute joy to read! Her writing is crisp, fresh and spirited, her humor witty, stylish and full of gusto and flair and her ability to pen a funny, captivating and poignant romance packed with rich period atmosphere absolutely superb.
Engaged to the Earl is a delightful, sparkling and spellbinding historical romance that is absolutely irresistible. Gwen and Christopher are terrific characters who are wonderfully nuanced and they leap off the pages and straight into readers’ hearts. I also loved how brilliantly Lisa Berne fleshed out the secondary characters . . . and how enjoyable the sub-plots were without detracting from Gwen and Christopher’s love story.
A splendid historical romance full of aristocratic hi-jinks, delicious humor and tender emotion, Lisa Berne’s Engaged to the Earl is an immensely enjoyable Regency tale aficionados of the genre will not want to miss.
Isn’t that lovely?!?
Click here to read the full blog post.
And for more info about Engaged to the Earl, including all the various ordering options and access to a free excerpt, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins site.
From the wonderful Julia Quinn:
“I’m thrilled and honored to partner with Penny Reid for Authors Adopt 2020, a program that aims to give autographed books to the medical workers who are working so selflessly to keep the rest of us safe during this crazy time.
“If you are a medical worker and would like a FREE autographed book, sent to you directly from an author, click here to fill out this form.
“It’s a small but heartfelt way to say thank you.”
I’m equally thrilled and honored to be donating my books as part of this wonderful program. At last count, nearly 1,000 authors are participating!
If you’re a medical worker, please feel free to sign up. And if you know any medical workers who might be interested, please could you share? Thank you! ♥
A quick reminder . . . My newsletter goes out on Saturday and it’s chockablock full of fun stuff! It features:
An exclusive Q&A with fellow Avon author, the wonderful Caroline Linden . . .
A giveaway of her new book, About a Rogue . . .
A never-been-seen-before excerpt from my forthcoming The Worst Duke in the World (Jane and Anthony’s first kiss!) . . .
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 Rogue, and a juicy, never-been-seen-before excerpt from my next book, The Worst Duke in the World: Jane and Anthony’s first kiss!
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.
I found a box of advance reader copies of my first book, You May Kiss the Bride, and I want to share! Stop by my Facebook page for a chance to win one!
Published in 2017, You May Kiss the Bride was named a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Romance “Best Read” of the year, an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee, a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Booklist Top 10 Debut of the Year. Plus, Sarah MacLean, Lenora Bell, Sophie Jordan, Cathy Maxwell, and Megan Frampton all had lovely things to say about it! Click here to see more of the nice things people have been saying.
Want to read an excerpt, listen to an audiobook sample, or see all the various ordering options? Click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins website.
I’ve got a juicy newsletter going out next week — on the 30th, to be precise — and it’s going to feature some very fun stuff!
Three lucky readers will each receive the entire set of my Penhallow Dynasty series . . .
. . . An exclusive Q&A with fellow historical-romance author Angeleke Kaldis and a giveaway of her marvelous book Tempted by Curiosity . . .
. . . A super-fun review of Engaged to the Earl that knocked my socks off . . .
. . . And the latest news about my next book, The Worst Duke in the World.
If you haven’t signed up for my VIP newsletter, would you like to? There’s an easy-peasy form on my site and on my Facebook page, too. Remember, as a subscriber to my newsletter, you’re automatically entered into all my giveaways!
When I visited Eloisa James’ Lindow Castle on Facebook the other day (where I had a blast!), I got to see some of the very cool online puzzles that admin Sharlene Martin Moore creates regularly, including (ahem!) one based on my four gorgeous book covers!
If puzzles are your thing, stop by the Castle to take a look . . . and maybe give it a whirl!
“I blame the beginning of the whole thing on Jane Austen.”
The first sentence of Light Changes Everything, a newish novel of historical fiction by Nancy E. Turner, totally hooked me, and the rest of the story reeled me in, all the way to the glorious conclusion. I’d love to share the closing lines, which are beautiful and soul-satisfying and perfect, but I won’t, because I think you should read this marvelous book. :)
More about Nancy E. Turner here.