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. . . You can listen to audio excerpts from all my Penhallow Dynasty books!

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

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The dark moment . . .

Like this one, this gorgeous illustration evokes for me the interval in The Worst Duke in the World when it seems that Jane and Anthony may be parted forever. (Spoiler alert: they won’t be!) There’s something about her expression here — with its fierce intelligence and determination — which is very Jane-like. :)

Illustration: the dark moment

The gifted artist is Caroline Garcia; more about her and her work here.

To learn more about The Worst Duke in the World, read Chapter 1, listen to an audiobook sample, and check out some of the nice things people are saying about it, click here.

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

“Enchanting . . . Champagne in book form — bubbly, fun, and intoxicating.” —Entertainment Weekly

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“Boy Trouble”

This is EXACTLY the vibe of my next book.

Cover image: BOY TROUBLE, shared via LisaBerne.com

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HURRAY

How we authors feel when a manuscript is DONE and off to the copyeditor . . .

Graphic: HURRAY, shared via LisaBerne.com

. . . In my case, The Redemption of Philip Thane. :)

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Word of the day: Churlish

An excellent word!

Graphic: Churlish, shared via LisaBerne.com

I used it with pleasure in The Laird Takes a Bride, the second book in my Penhallow Dynasty series. Here, my hero Alasdair, who’s been forced into marriage with my heroine Fiona, has come grumpily into her morning-room with the express purpose of picking a fight:

“It’s stupid to quarrel about taste. I prefer furnishings that are less ornate.” Fiona pulled away the tartan shawl that had remained tucked over her, revealing a simple day-­dress made in a singularly beautiful shade of lavender that even in his peppery temper Alasdair had to acknowledge as strikingly flattering to his wife’s pale complexion, dark-­lashed blue eyes, silvery-­blonde hair, even her slim figure. Why, she almost looked —

She almost looked —


He blinked.


For a moment there, he had thought her lovely.

Attractive.


Desirable.


Don’t be daft, man, he told himself harshly.
 Such sentimental thoughts were a trap, the chain around the ankle that jerked and tightened and dragged you down into the depths.

His dog Cuilean lifted his head and fixed those intelligent eyes on him, ears pricked as if questioningly, and Alasdair said shortly to Fiona:

“Is that a new gown, madam?”

“No.”


There was a silence, during which Alasdair fought within himself. Why was he being so churlish? He ought to tell her how bonny a dress it was. But it felt like he would be giving away something he wanted — needed — to hang onto.

This snippet appears in Chapter 7, but would you like to read Chapter 1? Click here. You can listen to an audio sample here.

Image: cover for The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

“What a grand, subtle, romantic tour-de-force! The Laird Takes a Bride is an incredibly arresting tale filled with intelligence, foreboding, suspense and a beautiful romance. Prepare to be amazed!”
—Romance Junkies

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Title alert!

We have a title for the sixth book in my Penhallow Dynasty series! Drumroll, please . . .

Graphic: The Redemption of Philip Thane, shared via LisaBerne.com

How many times can a rake get it wrong . . . before he becomes Mr. Right?

Coming your way later this year! For more info, to save on Goodreads, or to preorder, click here.

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News!

Thrilled to let you know that three more Penhallow Dynasty books are coming your way!

Graphic: 3 new Penhallow Dynasty books!

Featuring the younger brothers of Captain Hugo Penhallow in The Bride Takes a Groom — all grown up and the heroes of their own stories!

Cover for The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
A BookPage Best Romance of the Year
A Fresh Fiction “Fresh Pick”
A Publishers Weekly “Big Title of Spring”

Would you like to meet — or renew your acquaintance with — Hugo? Click here to read the prologue and Chapter 1.

And if you’d like to keep abreast of further news about these next three books, feel free to sign up for my newsletter if youGraphic: Become a VIP reader, shared via LisaBerne.com haven’t already! Click here to go to an easy-peasy, no-spam signup form.

 

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Sale alert!

No idea how long it will last, but the ebook edition of The Worst Duke in the World is downpriced to $4.99!

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

Click here to go to Amazon, and here to see all the other retailers.

For more about The Worst Duke in the World — including all of Chapter 1 and an audio excerpt — click here.

Also, the second book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, The Laird Takes a Bride, is currently $3.99 in ebook, and the fourth book, Engaged to the Earl, is $4.99. Your links:

The Laird Takes a Bride:Image: cover for The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

 

 

 

 

Engaged to the Earl Engaged to the Earl:

 

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“Writing light into the darkness”

So pleased that Frolic has shared my essay on how I came to write The Worst Duke in the World just as COVID hit: “In an incredibly stressful time, what’s cozier and more nourishing than a good comfort read?”

Would you like to read the essay? Click here.

And to learn more about The Worst Duke in the World, which Entertainment Weekly praised as “Enchanting . . . ChampagneThe Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) in book form — bubbly, fun, and intoxicating,” click here.

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“Noncomformists in love”

Extremely tickled by this précis for The Worst Duke in the World by Blerdy Binge Reader! Both my hero and heroine ARE rather out-of-the-box. :)

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

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