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“Meanwhile … in Scotland”

This makes me happy and for many reasons.

 

Meme: "Meanwhile . . . in Scotland," shared via LisaBerne.com

via mom_reads_romance on Instagram

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“Lovely, Luscious and Literary”!

For Feelgood Friday, I‘m sharing something that made me feel very good indeed! I was thrilled to be included in the 2020 Read-a-Romance Month’s “Celebrate Great Reads” series of posts. Here’s a snippet from RARM founder, writer, reviewer and longtime romance advocate, Bobbi Dumas:

Graphic: Read-a-Romance-Month logoLisa Berne is one of my favorite writers to debut in the last few years. There’s something so elegant and charming about her storytelling, her writing and her — well, everything.

Every time I start one of her books I kind of take a deep breath, preparing myself to be charmed, delighted, heart-wrenched, emotionally churned and ultimately uplifted, hoping that this one will be just as wonderful as the rest, and so far I haven’t been disappointed….

Honestly, in my opinion, she’s up with the greats, in terms of language and the ability to be both emotionally intense and yet simultaneously buoyant and light-hearted. Her characters seriously make my heart flutter almost from the beginning of the books, and I can barely put the books down until I get to the end and see how they’ve overcome their challenges and become better versions of themselves, ready to face the future with the love they’ve truly earned.

Isn’t this amazing?!? I’m so very happy and so very humbled.

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

“She has a new release in January and I am dancing in anticipation, sad I have to wait so long! But also excited that it’s coming. Yay!”

To read the post in its entirety, click here.

By the way, there’s a wonderful RARM Facebook group, The Romance of Reading. If you aren’t a member, maybe consider joining!

 

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Anthony!

I saw this captivating image on Pinterest and immediately snapped it up for my Worst Duke in the World board . . . I know it’s not actually a representation of my hero Anthony Farr, the Duke of Radcliffe, but it could TOTALLY be him!

Want to see all of my Pinterest board, filled with inspirations, allusions, Easter eggs and assorted amusements? Click here.

To preorder The Worst Duke in the World, click here.

To save it on Goodreads, click here.

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Your personal library

Aren’t these all amazing?!? Which would you choose?

Graphic: Your personal library

Photos via Into The Forest Dark on Twitter

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For your viewing pleasure!

Here it is . . . The glorious cover for The Worst Duke in the World! What do you think of Anthony (my sweet goofball hero) and Jane (my lovely strong-willed heroine)?

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

A wayward duke must choose: will he be the bad hero in a love story gone awry, or the brave & clever hero who risks everything for true love?

Coming your way January 12! For more info, and to preorder, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins website to see your options in print, ebook and audio. Or, if you’d prefer to click through directly:

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A miniature bookshop!

What is it about miniatures that’s so fascinating? I saw these photos on Andy West’s Twitter and was instantly enchanted. Just look at his magnificent handiwork!

“A real labour of love,” says Andy.

 

He says: “It’s a kit made by a company called Imagine3d — not much about them online. It took about 18 hrs, over a month and HUGE patience. You need to buy extra glue, craft knife, 3v batteries and scissors. It’s so tricky and SO rewarding!”

Rewarding indeed.

 

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A Cinderella bed!

Would you have wanted this when you were little? Pure enchantment!

Photograph: an enchanting Cinderella-inspired bed

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Preorder links are live!

SUPER-EXCITED to let you know that preordering is now available for my next book, The Worst Duke in the World! And you can snag the ebook for $4.99!

  • Do you like love stories with a spunky heroine and a sweet goofball hero?Graphic: "Cover to be revealed" for The Worst Duke in the World by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)
  • How about a love story featuring a surprise identity, a food duel, a smelly ruin and a smoldering viscount?
  • And what about a story with a cute pug named Snuffles, a horribly grumpy cat and a magnificent award-winning pig?
  • How about a budding romance between a hero and heroine that might be quashed by family opposition? Romeo and Juliet, say, but of course with a more cheerful outcome?

If yes to the above, then I think you’ll enjoy The Worst Duke in the World

To learn more, and to preorder, click here.

By the way . . . If you’ve read Engaged to the Earlyou’ve had a sneak peek at the first chapter!

 

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“One of the most exciting new historical writers”

Today’s joy.

Graphic: "One of the most exciting new historical writers in a long time," says Julia Quinn about Lisa Berne, bestselling author of the Penhallow Dynasty series

More about Engaged to the Earl here.

You can save The Worst Duke in the World on Goodreads here.

And a bit about me here.

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Would you dare . . . ?

. . . to eat one of these dazzling confections by cake artist Leslie Vigil?

Photo: a confection by cake artist Leslie Vigil

These images shared via @Brindille on Twitter

Photo: a confection by cake artist Leslie Vigil

Photo: a confection by cake artist Leslie Vigil

Photo: a confection by cake artist Leslie Vigil

I’m not sure I could . . . Just too pretty!

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