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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)

Want to learn more about The Worst Duke in the World, listen to an audio excerpt, read Chapter 1, see some of the nice things people are saying about it, check out your order options? Click here.

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VIP newsletter alert!

I’ve got a newsletter going out on Tuesday, and it’s an especially juicy one!

Image: VIP Reader via LisaBerne.com

  • Some super-cool news, exclusive to my newsletter peeps FIRST
  • Giveaway! 5 copies of my latest release, The Worst Duke in the World. Open internationally, of course, and subscribers are automatically entered in this and all my giveawaysThe Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)
  • My recent all-over-the-map reads
  • Some fun tidbits about my next book
  • Excerpt updates!

If you aren’t already subscribed, would you like to be? There’s an easy-peasy, spam-free signup form on my site and also on my Facebook page.

 

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“If I sound like a superfan, it’s because I am”
Graphic: A Month of Book Love, shared via LisaBerne.com

Graphic by Sharlene Martin Moore / Graphics by Sharlene

I was honored recently to serve as host-for-a-day at the Romance of Reading page on Facebook, helping kick off its “Month of (Book) Love” celebration. I had great time chatting with fellow bookworms there — it’s truly one of the nicest  and most interesting literary groups on FB!

I was also honored by the introduction given by Bobbi Dumas, the group’s cofounder and a freelance writer, romance advocate and the dynamo behind Read a Romance Month. Bobbi graciously gave me permission to include it here on my blog:

When I was reviewing professionally, it was always thrilling to discover a debut author who really knocked your socks off. They were few and far between in those days . . . One such author I discovered was Lisa Berne, and her first book, You May Kiss the Bride, was breathtaking.Cover for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

I’ve read all of her books now, all set in the Penhallow Dynasty series, and they are wonderful.

Moreover, Berne is a bit of an anomaly in historical romance these days. A bit less sexual, and a bit less of a modern gaze than is the current fashion.

All of her books feel more realistically “of their time” in a way, and yet the heroines maintain a subversiveness in them that gives them agency and power in being exactly who they are, while moving their love stories forward by twining with the hero in unexpected ways.

If I sound like a superfan, it’s because I am. I love the lyricism of her writing, the wit and insight she brings to her characters, and the daring choices she makes that definitely fall outside of the box of today’s typical historical romances . . . She’s different in brilliant and delightful ways, and I for one always look forward to her releases with joy and excitement.

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By the way, here’s the nifty lineup of authors for March at the Romance of Reading!

Graphic by Sharlene Martin Moore / Graphics by Sharlene

 

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Are you a BookBubber?

Or a BookBubblier? A BookBubby? What I mean is, are you on BookBub? It’s a great place to discover new reads and also score amazing deals.

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Please feel free to follow me there! You’ll be alerted when any of my books are on sale.

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

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More warm fuzzies for the Worst Duke!

Absolutely delighted to share these fun new tidbits with you!

♦ From Roses Are Blue:

I loved reading this book so much! . . . The Worst Duke in the World is mostly lighthearted and entertaining, with the sad partThe Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) thankfully brief. I totally enjoyed the read, the romance, the smiles, and the wonderful happy ever after.   

Click here to read the full review.

♦ From Unabridged Chick:

Adorable. . . . Berne’s writing style had me laughing out loud more than once. . . . Honestly, it was kind of what I needed right now.

Click here to read the review in full.

♦ Popsugar has included The Worst Duke in the World again and says it “will sweep you off your feet,” including it in a post saying:

If you consider yourself a Bridgerton fan, this list of historical romance books is sure to ruffle your petticoats in the best way . . . [They will] bring you the same Bridgerton feels that you fell in love with the first time around. 

Click here to go to the full post!

♦ Finally, a big shout-out to the Naughty Librarian on YouTube, who unboxed The Worst Duke in the World with some very lovely things to say about it! Click here to go to the video; her comments begin around 4:30.

For more about The Worst Duke in the World — including all of Chapter 1 for your reading pleasure, order info, and a peek at the other nice things people are saying about it, click here. And if you’d like to listen to an audio sample (the narrator is amaaaaaaaazing!), click here.

 

 

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“That’s my girl”

I don’t know who did this, but I LOVE it.

Image: "That's my girl," an annotation in You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

For more about You May Kiss the Bride — a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a KirkusCover for YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne (Avon/HarperCollins) Romance “Best Read” of the year, a Booklist Top 10 Debut of the Year, an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee, and the recipient of three starred reviews click here.

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