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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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“An extravagant confection of a book”

Of course it’s always absolutely wonderful to receive a glowing review of one’s book, but when one wins the praise of a self-described romance curmudgeon, then . . . wow!

Says the Our Coast Bookmonger:

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

Over the years, this book reviewer has developed a reputation as a curmudgeonly sort when it comes to romance novels. So imagine my astonishment when I picked up Engaged to the Earl, the fourth book in Spokane author Lisa Berne’s Penhallow Dynasty series, and found myself devouring it like a plateful of bonbons. Nary a cynical thought crossed my mind. Not one dismissive “harrumph” passed my lips.

Engaged to the Earl is an extravagant confection of a book. Set in the Regency period, it is amusing, detailed and lively. . . .

If you want a story that will make you chuckle, swoon and generally feel warm-hearted, Engaged to the Earl fits the bill.

Want to read the review in its glorious entirety? Click here.

To learn more about Engaged to the Earl, click here to go to the Avon Books/HarperCollins website where you can see all your ordering options, listen to an audiobook sample, and read a long juicy excerpt.

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Disney characters reimagined!

The artist Jirka Väätäinen studies the most beloved Disney characters and paints his own, more realistic portraits — and the results are, well, enchanting!

Here are some that caught my eye. Do you recognize them? :)

These glorious images via Bored Panda. And more about the artist here.

 

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Did you know?

Compliments of my lovely publisher Avon Books/HarperCollins, you can read excerpts from all four of my books!

Click on the titles below to access them:

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

“One of the most exciting new historical writers in a long time,” says Julia Quinn about Lisa Berne.

You May Kiss the Bride

The Laird Takes a Bride 

The Bride Takes a Groom 

Engaged to the Earl 

Enjoy!

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“Delightfully done”!

Thrilled to share this glorious STARRED review from Booklist for Engaged to the Earl!

Graphic: Engaged to the Earl - Booklist starred review

If you haven’t already, would you like to order your copy? It’s available in print, ebook and audio. Click here to see all the various retailers. (Plus you can hear an audiobook sample . . . and the narrator is amaaaaaaazing!)

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

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