Archive for 'inspiration'


Happy Saturday, friends! I’m SUUUUUUUPER excited to be featured in Read A Romance Month‘s #100DaysOfGreatBooks today! You’re cordially invited to take a look — you’ll learn about the most courageous thing I’ve ever done, why I write romance, fellow authors whose work I love . . . PLUS a sneak peek at the cover of my next book, Engaged to the Earl, the fourth in the Penhallow Dynasty series . . . AND a title reveal for the 5th book!

Click here to check it out.

Graphic: "A masterful Regency debut . . . A sheer delight." -Kirkus Reviews (starred) for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)


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Pass my fan, please

So, do you remember Matthew Lewis when he played Neville Longbottom back in the day?

Photo: actor Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom

Here’s Matthew Lewis these days.

Photo: actor Matthew Lewis

Photos shared by Lilah Sturges on Twitter

Please can he be the model for the hero in my next book???

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“You are magic”

Happy Monday, friends. ♥

Graphic: "You are magic"

via Kary Joys on Twitter


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“Types of self-care”

I love this infographic! Self-care is SO important.

Graphic: Types of self-care

via the Pub-Craft Team

My biggest strategies from this graphic: nature, hobbies, time together, and an organized space. What are yours?

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My hero!

As I’m writing, I like to have some kind of visual inspiration for my protagonists. Here’s how I sort of picture the hero in my next book, Engaged to the Earl.

Photograph: Richard Rankin

What do you think? Are you inspired, too? ;)

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“I dwell in possibility”

Inspiring words for a Monday. ♥

Graphic: "I dwell in possibility"

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This photo recently crossed my newsfeed. And boy, do I want to write a romance novel with this guy as my hero. ♥

Photo: Patrick Dempsey


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Plot bunny!

The caption, via @moodvintage on Twitter: “Late Victorian mountaineers, including a lady fully dressed and corseted, cross a crevasse in the Alps, 1900.”

Photo: "Late Victorian mountaineers" via @moodvintage

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“This year . . .”

I love this. Via the wonderful Grant Snider.

Comic: "This year" by Grant Snider

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Mary Balogh on the marriage of convenience

Really enjoyed the recent BookPage interview with the wonderful Mary Balogh. One of my favorite questions has to do with the marriage of convenience trope, as it’s something I’ve explored, in differing permutations, in my own books. Interviewer Savanna Walker asks Mary why she thinks it’s such an enduring one. Photo: Mary Balogh

“I think it is at least partly because the couple has to cope almost from the start with the intimacies of marriage, even if they hold off on the sex, while gradually building a friendship and, of course, falling in love,” answers Mary. “Everything is happening at once and the story is likely to be full of emotion and passion with a new couple in close contact with each other all the time. And it is always lovely to see a relationship that seems so unpromising at the start blossom into an enduring love story.”

Mary’s got a new book out, Someone to Wed, which I can’t wait to read. Check out the gorgeous cover!

Cover for Someone to Wed by Mary Balogh

Would you like to read the full interview? Click here. To visit Mary’s website, click here.


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