Archive for 'romance'

“Happy ending”

We romance authors will NEVER do this to you!

Comic: "Happy endings," shared via LisaBerne.com

As you know, happy endings are our specialty. :)

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“Ain’t no party like an AUSTEN PARTY”

FACT.

Graphic: Ain't no party like an Austen party, shared via LisaBerne.com

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Word of the day: Indomitable

A word I like a lot!Graphic: "Indomitable," shared via LisaBerne.com

 

I used it with pleasure in the very first book of my Penhallow Dynasty series, You May Kiss the Bride, in which we catch our earliest glimpse of the elderly Penhallow matriarch Henrietta, who figures importantly in the overarching storyline:

Gabriel Penhallow rode alongside the large, old-fashioned, perfectly sprung coach in which sat his grandmother and her companion Miss Cott. Its stately black panels as always were polished to a blinding gleam. Behind the coach, at a respectful distance, fol­lowed the light carriage bearing her dresser and maid­servant as well as his valet, along with an astonishing quantity of his grandmother’s luggage.Cover for YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne (Avon/HarperCollins)

He turned his head to look inside and saw his grand­mother dozing, sitting bolt upright and her mouth firmly closed. Even in her sleep she was indomitable, he thought with a flicker of amusement.

This snippet appears in Chapter 1; would you like to read it? Click here.

To learn more about You May Kiss the Bride, order a copy, and see some of the nice things people are saying about it, click here.

 

 

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“Common mistakes made by the inexperienced romance novelist”

Was I guilty of any of these? I leave it to you to decide!

Comic by Tom Gauld: "Common mistakes made my the inexperienced romance novelist," shared via LisaBerne.com

Shared by the lovely Julia Quinn!

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“May I hold you?”

I love a good slow-burn romance. :)

Comic: "May I hold you?" - shared via LisaBerne.com

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Fall bingo!

Specifically, fall ROMANCE-NOVEL bingo! Isn’t this fun?!?

Graphic: "Fall Bingo," shared via LisaBerne.com

By the way, I can help you out with some of the squares . . .

Makes you hungry: The Bride Takes a Groom (hint: think chocolate!)

Pining: virtually all my books :)

Grumpy and Sunshine: The Bride Takes a Groom (cheerful cinnamon-roll hero, brooding heroine)

Pets: all my books

Banter: all my books

A beautiful outfit: all my books

Series following a big family: all my books

Older heroine: The Laird Takes a Bride

Rainy: You May Kiss the Bride and The Bride Takes a Groom

Pets: all my books

HEA: all my books OF COURSE

Graphic: The Penhallow Dynasty series 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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Fancy footwear!

You’re a heroine in an historical-romance novel, and you’re steppin’ out . . . Which shoes will you choose?

Graphic: historical shoes, shared via LisaBerne.com

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Pick-a-Penhallow giveaway!

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that giveaways are FUN! So I’m very happy to be sharing copies from my Penhallow Dynasty series on my Facebook page, the Avon Readers and Authors group, and the Avon Historical Romance Readers group!

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

Stop on by for your chance to win! And, of course, feel free to visit all three pages for additional chances!

Want to learn more about the series? You can read a juicy excerpt, discover all the various order options (in print, ebook and audio), and check out the nice things people are saying about them.

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

What happens when a Very Bad Duke meets an Extremely Delightful Woman? Coming your way January 12!

P.S. The fifth book in my series, The Worst Duke in the World, is available for preorder! Click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins site for more info.

 

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Last call!

A quick reminder . . . My newsletter goes out on Saturday and it’s chockablock full of fun stuff! It features:

An exclusive Q&A with fellow Avon author, the wonderful Caroline Linden . . .

Photo: Caroline Linden

A giveaway of her new book, About a Rogue . . . 

Cover image: About a Rogue by Caroline Linden (Avon Books)

Releasing June 30!

A never-been-seen-before excerpt from my forthcoming The Worst Duke in the World (Jane and Anthony’s first kiss!) . . .

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

Coming your way January 12!

And more!

If you haven’t already signed up, would you like to? There’s an easy-peasy form on my site and on my Facebook page, too.

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