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Happy International Dog Day . . .

. . . from Zoe, the Canine Cashew.

Photo by Lisa Berne: "Zoe the canine cashew"

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Look what just arrived . . .

. . . in today’s mail.

Image: Halloween Haven catalog



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Valentine’s Day giveaway!

Wow, what a super-fun “Whole Lotta Love” giveaway, and how lovely that my own Engaged to the Earl is included! Graphic: Engaged to the Earl - Booklist starred review

Win 11 new romances and build your own library of love . . . BookTrib is celebrating Valentine’s Day in a BIG way — with a stack of our favorite romance titles! From sweet to steamy, from historical to modern, there’s something here for everyone.

Here’s the rundown of what one lucky winner will receive:

  • Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean
  • Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis
  • The Clergyman’s Wife by Molly Greeley
  • You Belong With Me by Tari Faris
  • Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne
  • Where Winter Finds You by J.R. Ward
  • Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness by Sandra Hill
  • The Earl Takes a Fancy by Lorraine Heath
  • Wicked All Night by Jeaniene Frost
  • Some Like It Scandalous by Maya Rodale
  • Say No to the Duke by Eloisa James

Click here for your chance to win. But hurry . . . the giveaway closes in two days. Good luck!

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12 Days of Pride & Prejudice!

Reupping this delightful graphic for all my fellow P&P aficionados!

Graphic: Twelve Days of Pride and Prejudice, shared via


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“Your mother is a remarkable woman”

Thinking of moms everywhere.

Cartoon: "Your mother is a remarkable woman"

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So I’ve been pondering this since Halloween. Apparently “feetloaf” is a thing, and I’m still ambivalent about it. On the one hand, I totally admire the holiday-themed creativity. (And those celery toenails are, admittedly, kinda cool.) On the other hand, I’m . . . squeamish, I guess.

photo: "Featloaf"

What about you? Would you have a nice juicy slice?

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Meet my valentine!

Presenting . . . Sissy! She was born in Thailand in 1968, which means she’s 52 years old. She’s 8 feet, 3 inches tall, and her favorite food is mazuri pellets. She loves to splash and swim in ponds, even in the rain, and she has an unusual communication style of flipping the end of her trunk to make a popping noise. These delightful sounds are often heard when she’s socializing or when she has a new enrichment item to play with.

Isn’t she beautiful?!?

Photo: Sissy At The Elephant Sanctuary In Tennessee, shared via

You see, for Valentine’s Day I “adopted” Sissy, a resident of the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.  Am I in love? Totally.

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And ANOTHER giveaway!

Two days ago I shared the news about an epic Goodreads giveaway for Engaged to the Earl, and yesterday I told you about an amaaaaaazing Valentine’s Day giveaway which includes You May Kiss the Bride, and today I want to let you know about another giveaway I’m hosting over on my Facebook page!

Photo: Engaged to the Earl and You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

“Delicious.” -Sarah MacLean, Washington Post, on You May Kiss the Bride

Compliments of my lovely publisher Avon/HarperCollins, I’ve got advance reader’s copies of Engaged to the Earl and You May Kiss the Bride to share!

Two lucky readers will each win this set, signed if they like!

For a chance to win, pop on over to my Facebook page.

Want more info about my Penhallow Dynasty series? You can see all the titles, read an excerpt, check out the nice things people are saying, and listen to an audiobook sample. Click here.

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ANOTHER giveaway!

Yesterday I shared the news about an epic Goodreads giveaway for Engaged to the Earl. Today I’m thrilled to let you know that You May Kiss the Bride, the first book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, is part of an equally epic giveaway compliments of Bookstr!

Photo: Valentine's Day giveaway compliments of Bookstr, shared via

“Valentines Day is just around the corner, and we’ve got just the thing for you— What do you mean you have plans?! Well you won’t once you hear what we have in store. Seriously! Your other half’s rose petal-strewn proposal will pale in comparison. Ready?

“We’ve got fifty (YES, FIFTY, 5-0!) roasting hot romance novels to give away. That’s right, these romances, valued at over $500, are so supremely sexy they’ll have you cancelling any plans you had for Valentine’s Day 2020, and beyond.”

Click here to enter the giveaway. And good luck!

For more info about Engaged to the Earl (which releases on the 25th!) and You May Kiss the Bride, click here.


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Happy New Year!

Any resolutions that are inspiring/motivating you?

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