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Word of the day: Indomitable

A word I like a lot!Graphic: "Indomitable," shared via LisaBerne.com

 

I used it with pleasure in the very first book of my Penhallow Dynasty series, You May Kiss the Bride, in which we catch our earliest glimpse of the elderly Penhallow matriarch Henrietta, who figures importantly in the overarching storyline:

Gabriel Penhallow rode alongside the large, old-fashioned, perfectly sprung coach in which sat his grandmother and her companion Miss Cott. Its stately black panels as always were polished to a blinding gleam. Behind the coach, at a respectful distance, fol­lowed the light carriage bearing her dresser and maid­servant as well as his valet, along with an astonishing quantity of his grandmother’s luggage.Cover for YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne (Avon/HarperCollins)

He turned his head to look inside and saw his grand­mother dozing, sitting bolt upright and her mouth firmly closed. Even in her sleep she was indomitable, he thought with a flicker of amusement.

This snippet appears in Chapter 1; would you like to read it? Click here.

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Jane!

Of course this is a beautifully rendered moment from Pride and Prejudice, but it could ALSO be my heroine Jane Kent in the very first scene from my own The Worst Duke in the World (even to the muddy hem of her gown!).

Illustration: Pride and Prejudice by Anna and Elena Balbusso, shared via LisaBerne.com

Would you like to read the scene for yourself? Click here to read Chapter 1.

If you’d like to see all your various ordering options (in print, ebook and audio) or check out the nice things people are sayingThe Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) about The Worst Duke in the World, click here.

And to learn more about the incredibly talented artists who created this illustration, Anna and Elena Balbusso, click here.

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Did you know . . . ?

. . . You can read long juicy excerpts from all my Penhallow Dynasty books!

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

Here are your links!

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“Attention, Bridgerton fans”!

As a total JQ fangirl (and gaga for Bridgerton!), this is SUCH an epic compliment.

Graphic: "Attention, Bridgerton fans: if you're ready to delve deeper into the world of historical romance, The Worst Duke in the World is a fun place to start." -Popsugar, shared via LisaBerne.com

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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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If you read it . . .

. . . or them! . . . I’d love it if you’d leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. (Your honest review, of course.) It’s a suuuuuuper-helpful way to spread the word so that my books can find new readers.

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

Here are your links!

Amazon

Goodreads

Thanks so, so much. Your support means the world to me.

 

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My Q&A with Reese’s Reviews!

In which I dish about how I got the idea for The Worst Duke in the World, fellow authors who inspire me, my writing process, favorite characters in my books, and more. Click here if you’d like to check it out!

Graphic: "Enchanting": Entertainment Weekly on The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Now available!

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My Q&A with Bubbles & Books!

Delighted to be interviewed by Bubbles & Books, in which I dish about the hardest scene to write in Engaged to the Earl, three must-have qualities for an irresistible love interest, my time-tested research strategies when writing, tidbits about my next book, and more.

Image: Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

“The author’s effortlessly elegant writing and impeccably rendered Regency setting are perfectly paired with a full cadre of exquisitely realized characters and a delightfully done friends-to-lovers love story that is fueled by equal measures of sweet charm, sharp wit, and heart-melting sexual chemistry.” —Booklist, starred review

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“Champagne in book form”!

Oh my goodness, The Worst Duke in the World has received a glowing review in Entertainment Weekly!

There’s no other way to describe this fizzy historical romance than enchanting. The wry humor and witty banter explode off the pageCover image for The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) from the start. . . . It’s champagne in book form — bubbly, fun, and intoxicating far more quickly than one might anticipate. One gets the sense that Berne likes to have fun and isn’t afraid to let her readers in on the gag. But even with the robust humor, the book is still heartfelt. . . . The Worst Duke in the World is a breezy, fizzy read that will cut through even the darkest winter doldrums.

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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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