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Giveaway alert!

Would you like to win a copy of my just-released Engaged to the Earl? Two giveaways are running right now!

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

Click here to enter Avon Books’ Rafflecopter contest.

And click here to enter BookTrib’s “Dukes & Lords & Earls Oh My” contest:

This week we’re giving away a royal prize pack of romance goodies! Say No to the Duke by Eloisa James, Never Kiss a Duke by Megan Frampton, Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne, His Secret Mistress by Cathy Maxwell, Hunting for a Highlander by Lynsay Sands and Lord Holt Takes a Bride by Vivienne Lorret.

BookTrib giveawayThere’s plenty of time to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway, but the BookTrib contest ends in two days!

 

 

 

 

For more about Engaged to the Earl, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins website.

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Listen up!

You are cordially invited to listen to a sample from the audiobook of my just-released Engaged to the EarlThe narrator, Moira Quirk, is amaaaaaaazing! For one thing, she deftly provides distinctive characterizations for a whole host of people in the story, including my heroine Gwendolyn and hero Christopher; Gwendolyn’s mother and brothers; Katherine and a funny parrot from The Bride Takes a Groom; an earl, his arrogant younger brother, and his suspiciously affable mother; Gwendolyn’s cousin Helen and her rather dotty mother; two Patronesses of Almack’s; a supercilious French nobleman; and none other than the Prince Regent himself!

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

“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

Another thing I love is how Quirk leans with such sensitivity into both the humor and the emotionality of the story.

Click here to go to Soundcloud . . . and enjoy!

Want to check out some of the nice things people have been saying about Engaged to the Earl? Click here.

For ordering info, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins website.

 

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“One of the most exciting new historical writers”

If you’ve been hanging out with me for any length of time, you know that I’m a huge Julia Quinn fan, and that her books have been a major, major inspiration to me. So you can imagine how I felt when she posted this on her Facebook page yesterday:

Photo: "Lisa Berne is one of the most exciting new historical writers in a long time," says Julia Quinn, shared by LisaBerne.com

Yep! Incredibly happy, honored, proud, and grateful.

For more about my just-released Engaged to the Earl, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins website.

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The celebration continues!
Engaged to the Earl

“Full of witty banter and sweet romance . . . a must-read for Regency fans.” —Publishers Weekly

The release-week celebration for Engaged to the Earl continues with tomorrow’s visit to my friend (and fellow Avon author) Lenora Bell‘s Bookish Belles Facebook group!

Stop by for bookish chat and some fun giveaways, too!

 

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Giveaway!
Graphic: One does not publish a book without celebrating with a giveaway - via LisaBerne.com

This is true.

The release-week celebration continues with a giveaway over on my Facebook page! I’ve got three hot-off-the-presses copies of Engaged to the Earl to share. For a chance to win, stop on by!

Engaged to the Earl

“A charming Regency romp . . . fast-paced fun.” -BookPage

 

 

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Gratitude

With Engaged to the Earl newly launched into the world as of yesterday — huzzah! — I want to extend A TON of gratitude out into the world, too. AlthoughEngaged to the Earl writing a book tends to be a fairly solitary experience, putting it together in finished form is a highly collaborative process. I had a lot of help and support along the way.

So, here’s a little peek into the first pages of Engaged to the Earl:

Photo: dedication for Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

Photo: acknowledgements for Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

I’ve got a lot to be thankful for.

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It’s heeeeeeeeere!

Today is release day for Engaged to the Earl! I’m so excited for you to meet creative, adventurous Gwendolyn and tough-but-tender Christopher!*

Graphic: Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) - out now

“This expertly plotted love story is a must-read for Regency fans.”
—Publishers Weekly

Thank you to everyone who preordered! If you haven’t ordered yet, but would like to, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins website to see all your choices in print, ebook and audio.


*Actually, if you’ve read The Bride Takes a Groomthe previous book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, you’ll already have met them. :)

The Bride Takes a Groom (Avon Books) by Lisa Berne, named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year

Hugo Penhallow is Gwendolyn’s older brother!

 

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“Jane Austen would approve”

Wow! What an amazing review for Engaged to the Earl from the Historical Novel Society! 

In this Regency romance, two beautiful people fall in love at first sight and get engaged, only to discover they are not suited. Or at least Gwendolyn

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

Coming your way February 25th, 2020!

Penhallow does, for she is not only beautiful and a member of a highly respected family, but, more importantly, honest and kind. The Earl of Westenbury? Not so much.

By contrast, Gwennie’s childhood friend Christopher Beck is kind, to people and animals both, even if he is not an aristocrat. And unlike the earl, he can be relied upon.

The process by which the pair learn the valuable life lessons that enable them to find happiness together is involving, and it provides an opportunity to comment upon snobbery and various human foibles. There is too a complementary subplot involving Gwennie’s spoiled and selfish cousin Helen. She too falls in love at first sight, but with less success. What distinguishes the book, however, is the characterization, which is marked by the deft use of irony. Jane Austen would approve.

Strongly recommended.

I’m so, so pleased, and also incredibly honored and flattered that the reviewer said, “Jane Austen would approve.” Because . . .

Graphic: "OMG Jane Austen," shared via LisaBerne.com

. . . Jane Austen is such an inspiration to me!

(In fact, you’ll find a reference to Persuasion in the story.)

For more info about Engaged to the Earl, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins site.

 

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“One does not publish a book . . .”

” . . . without celebrating with a giveaway.”

I entirely agree! In my upcoming newsletter — going out on the 25th — I’m giving away five hot-off-the-press copies of Engaged to the Earl.

Graphic: One does not publish a book without celebrating with a giveaway - via LisaBerne.com

If you haven’t already, would you like to subscribe? There’s an easy-peasy form here on my website, and also on my Facebook page. And remember: as a subscriber to my newsletter, you’re automatically entered into all my giveaways!

For more info about Engaged to the Earl, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins website.

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

“Readers who crave romances written with style and substance will cherish Berne’s latest entrancing addition to the Penhallow Dynasty series.” -Booklist, starred review

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And ANOTHER giveaway!

Two days ago I shared the news about an epic Goodreads giveaway for Engaged to the Earl, and yesterday I told you about an amaaaaaazing Valentine’s Day giveaway which includes You May Kiss the Bride, and today I want to let you know about another giveaway I’m hosting over on my Facebook page!

Photo: Engaged to the Earl and You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

“Delicious.” -Sarah MacLean, Washington Post, on You May Kiss the Bride

Compliments of my lovely publisher Avon/HarperCollins, I’ve got advance reader’s copies of Engaged to the Earl and You May Kiss the Bride to share!

Two lucky readers will each win this set, signed if they like!

For a chance to win, pop on over to my Facebook page.

Want more info about my Penhallow Dynasty series? You can see all the titles, read an excerpt, check out the nice things people are saying, and listen to an audiobook sample. Click here.

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