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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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VIP newsletter alert!

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

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  • 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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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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“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

Want to learn more about The Worst Duke in the World, read Chapter 1, check out some of the other nice things people are saying about it, and see all your ordering options? Click here!

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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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“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.

Click here to read the full review.

Want to learn more about The Worst Duke in the World, order a copy, read Chapter 1? Click here.

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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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“This was just the book I needed”

So honored by Seduced By A Book’s lovely review for The Worst Duke in the World!

This was a sweet and lovely romance which slowly builds from a budding friendship to something much more. . . . I loved that whileCover image: The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books) Jane was out of her element, she managed to hold her own with the ton, and knew her self-worth. I liked how she made Anthony a better version of himself, and I adored the scenes which included Wakefield, the duke’s son. There was a ton of humor as well as a nod or two to other books. See if you can find the Charlotte’s Web reference. With all the craziness and madness going on in the world, this was just the book I needed. The romance in it simmered for a while before coming to a slow boil. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one earned a FAN rating–the temperature in the room seems to have suddenly gone up a couple of degrees and a fan would be nice. This one left me with a grin on my face and a smile in my heart. 

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To learn more about The Worst Duke in the World, order, check out the other nice things people are saying about it, or read Chapter 1, click here.

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