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“What an astonishing thing a book is”

The wonderful Mary Balogh shared this, and I had to, too!

Graphic: "What an astonishing thing a book is," shared via LisaBerne.com

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“Why I read historical romance”

This!

Graphic: "Why I Read Historical Romance," shared via LisaBerne.com

It’s why I write it, too. :)

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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)

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“ESCAPE”

I love my job.

ESCAPE - shared via LisaBerne.com

Pssst . . . If you’d like to escape into the world of the Penhallow Dynasty, click here. ;)

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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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And if you’d like to learn more about Engaged to the Earl, read Chapter 1, order a copy, and check out some of the nice things people have been saying about it, click here.

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20 Questions!

Absolutely delighted to be featured on the Fresh Fiction blog, in which I dish about writing advice, the revision process, why my hero in The Worst Duke in the World is adorable, Wolf Hall, upcoming books, and (of course) muffins.

Graphic: Booklist starred review for The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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Q&A with Bookish Jottings (& a glowing review)!

I was so pleased to be interviewed for the Bookish Jottings blog, in which we talked a bit about me and my books, and especially about my latest release, Engaged to the Earl Photo: Lisa Berne, author of the Penhallow Dynasty series (Avon Books)what inspired it, who’s my favorite character, and more! Too, we chatted about what got me started writing historical romance, how I go about my research, my favorite writers, and my advice for aspiring authors.

Plus a five-star review for Engaged to the Earl! Here’s an excerpt:

Lisa Berne’s historical romances are an absolute joy to read! Her writing is crisp, fresh and spirited, her humor witty, stylish and full of gusto and flair and her ability to pen a funny, captivating and poignant romance packed with rich period atmosphere absolutely superb.

Engaged to the Earl is a delightful, sparkling and spellbinding historical romance that is absolutely irresistible. Gwen and Christopher are terrific characters who are Image: Engaged to the Earl by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)wonderfully nuanced and they leap off the pages and straight into readers’ hearts. I also loved how brilliantly Lisa Berne fleshed out the secondary characters . . . and how enjoyable the sub-plots were without detracting from Gwen and Christopher’s love story.

A splendid historical romance full of aristocratic hi-jinks, delicious humor and tender emotion, Lisa Berne’s Engaged to the Earl is an immensely enjoyable Regency tale aficionados of the genre will not want to miss.

Isn’t that lovely?!?

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And for more info about Engaged to the Earl, including all the various ordering options and access to a free excerpt, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins site.

 

 

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Meet Mr. Pressley!

Writing is a curious (and often mysterious) process. It wasn’t till I saw the galleys for The Worst Duke in the World that I suddenly realized that one of my favorite secondary characters, the charming vicar Mr. Pressley, was inspired — both in temperament and in appearance — by this delightful fella.

Photo: Grantchester star James Norton

Do you recognize him?

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“Yours is the light . . .”

Thinking of this beautiful quote as I write today.Graphic: "Yours is the light" by E.E. Cummings

My hero has absolutely no idea that soon he’ll be feeling this way about my heroine . . .

 

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Tropes, glorious tropes!

As both a reader and a writer, I’m kind of obsessed with tropes. What about you? Do you have a favorite? Or favorites?

Graphic: romance novel tropes

via Boobies & Noobies on Twitter

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