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Sale alert!

The ebook edition of You May Kiss the Bride, book 1 of my Penhallow Dynasty series, is currently downpriced to $1.99 across all retailers!

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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Fall bingo!

Specifically, fall ROMANCE-NOVEL bingo! Isn’t this fun?!?

Graphic: "Fall Bingo," shared via LisaBerne.com

By the way, I can help you out with some of the squares . . .

Makes you hungry: The Bride Takes a Groom (hint: think chocolate!)

Pining: virtually all my books :)

Grumpy and Sunshine: The Bride Takes a Groom (cheerful cinnamon-roll hero, brooding heroine)

Pets: all my books

Banter: all my books

A beautiful outfit: all my books

Series following a big family: all my books

Older heroine: The Laird Takes a Bride

Rainy: You May Kiss the Bride and The Bride Takes a Groom

Pets: all my books

HEA: all my books OF COURSE

Graphic: The Penhallow Dynasty series by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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Sale alert!

Are you a fan of print books? ALL of mine are currently downpriced at HarperCollins.com!

Graphic: The Penhallow Dynasty series by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Here are your links!

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“Lovely, Luscious and Literary”!

For Feelgood Friday, I‘m sharing something that made me feel very good indeed! I was thrilled to be included in the 2020 Read-a-Romance Month’s “Celebrate Great Reads” series of posts. Here’s a snippet from RARM founder, writer, reviewer and longtime romance advocate, Bobbi Dumas:

Graphic: Read-a-Romance-Month logoLisa Berne is one of my favorite writers to debut in the last few years. There’s something so elegant and charming about her storytelling, her writing and her — well, everything.

Every time I start one of her books I kind of take a deep breath, preparing myself to be charmed, delighted, heart-wrenched, emotionally churned and ultimately uplifted, hoping that this one will be just as wonderful as the rest, and so far I haven’t been disappointed….

Honestly, in my opinion, she’s up with the greats, in terms of language and the ability to be both emotionally intense and yet simultaneously buoyant and light-hearted. Her characters seriously make my heart flutter almost from the beginning of the books, and I can barely put the books down until I get to the end and see how they’ve overcome their challenges and become better versions of themselves, ready to face the future with the love they’ve truly earned.

Isn’t this amazing?!? I’m so very happy and so very humbled.

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

“She has a new release in January and I am dancing in anticipation, sad I have to wait so long! But also excited that it’s coming. Yay!”

To read the post in its entirety, click here.

By the way, there’s a wonderful RARM Facebook group, The Romance of Reading. If you aren’t a member, maybe consider joining!

 

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Food fight!

There’s one in my upcoming The Worst Duke in the World. Or, to be more precise, there’s a food duel when my protagonists Anthony and Jane first meet. :)

Graphic: "Food fight," shared via LisaBerne.com

 

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

Coming your way January 12!

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Inside scoop: Wakefield!

In my upcoming The Worst Duke in the World, I feature — for the first time in my Penhallow Dynasty series — a protagonist who’s a single parent. In this case, Anthony Farr, the Duke of Radcliffe. It was so much fun writing his son, the bright, lively, 8-year-old Wakefield! I rather fancy that he looks a bit like this charming lad . . .

Image: painting of a young Regency-era boy, shared via LisaBerne.com

Do you enjoy single-parent romances?

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

Coming your way January 12!

For more info and to preorder The Worst Duke in the World, click here. (The ebook is available for $4.99!)

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Inside scoop: Evans!

Why, yes, I *did* name a character in The Worst Duke in the World “Evans,” as a little tip of the hat to the delightful Shaun Evans, who is so incredibly watchable as the brilliant, moody Detective Morse in Endeavour.

Photo: Shaun Evans, shared via LisaBerne.com

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For more info and to preorder The Worst Duke in the World, click here. (The ebook is available for $4.99!)Cover image: The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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P.S. If you’re a Morse fan, like me, let’s not even talk about that mustache!

 

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“Nantwich girls are TOUGH”

A tiny little snippet from The Worst Duke in the World . . .

Graphic: Nantwich girls are tough, via LisaBerne.com

As a certain smoldering viscount learns to his dismay . . .

 

My heroine, Jane Kent, was so much fun to write! For one thing, she’s no wilting miss. She grew up on the mean streets of Nantwich: she’s strong and clever and fun and (if I may so myself) absolutely delightful.

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

Coming your way January 12!

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For more info and to preorder The Worst Duke in the World, click here. (The ebook is available for $4.99!)

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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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Q&A with Bookish Jottings (& a glowing review)!

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 Photo: Lisa Berne, author of the Penhallow Dynasty series (Avon Books)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 Image: Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)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.

 

 

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