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Have you grabbed it? Eight Maids a Milking!

You know, I never thought I would see a MILK CHURN on a romance cover. But you know what, it’s on mine, and I love it!

My Christmas Regency series which is launching one a week, every week for twelve weeks – and this week, it’s Eight Maids a Milking!

This series is super spicy and there are some scenes in this one that 🔥 oh my goodness!

Welcome to the exciting new holiday series from USA Today Bestselling author Emily E K Murdoch.

It’s 1815, with eight maids a milking – and Katarina cannot stay away from a servant…

Katarina Fitzroy is tired, tired of the Fitzroy Christmas traditions, tired of always doing things the same way, never going anywhere, never meeting anyone. It’s so dull.

Until a family friend arrives with a rather dashing coachman driving his horses. Isaac Emmett is everything Katarina is supposed to avoid. A servant, no gentleman, with no name, fortune, or title to boast.

But that doesn’t matter. Drawn to him in the cowsheds, Katarina finds herself lost in his eyes and desperate for his kisses. But Isaac is not all what he seems, and surprising revelations could break more than one heart this Christmas. Eight maids a milking while Katarina loses her heart in another cowshed – and she doesn’t know what she’s let herself in for.

She may be a maid at the moment, but Isaac may change that before Christmas Day…

Meet the Fitzroy family: twelve cousins falling in love over Christmastime!

This novella is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series which can be read in any order – but follow the numbers down for the best reading experience!

Note: This series is part of Dragonblade’s Flame line, so this is a sexy, steamy, and scorching-hot read with multiple sex scenes. Be advised.

Read Free in Kindle Unlimited!

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Read it now! Nine Ladies Dancing!

Can you believe that we’re already at week four of the launch of my popular series, Twelve Days of Christmas – I hope you’ve been loving it so far!

This week, I’m excited for you to read Nine Ladies Dancing!

This book is a personal fave of mine, I had so much fun writing it! Every book in the series will be on pre-order for 0.99, and every book is available to read in Kindle Unlimited!

Welcome to the exciting new holiday series from USA Today Bestselling author Emily E K Murdoch.

It’s 1815, with nine ladies dancing at the Fitzroy Christmas Eve ball – but Olivia isn’t one of them…

Olivia Fitzroy is excited for the family Christmas party at Chalcroft, seat of the Fitzroys, and is furious when an unexpected guest arrives: Luke Kingsley. Her childhood friend who in her heart is now far more than a friend, she is determined not to let her fanciful affection show. No one must know that she no longer considers Luke a friend of the family.

Oh no. she wants far, far more.

But dancing around each other isn’t possible in the confines of Chalcroft, and Luke has his own secrets that he won’t reveal as the dance brings them closer together. Stolen kisses in drawing rooms, yet no declaration of love – what is Olivia supposed to do, but dance to Luke’s tune until she understands more?

Nine ladies dancing and Olivia is just one of many. How can she make Luke notice her in a large, rambling family?.

Meet the Fitzroy family: twelve cousins falling in love over Christmastime!

This novella is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series which can be read in any order – but follow the numbers down for the best reading experience!

Note: This series is part of Dragonblade’s Flame line, so this is a sexy, steamy, and scorching-hot read with multiple sex scenes. Be advised.

Read Free in Kindle Unlimited!

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Out now! Ten Lords a Leaping!

If you haven’t seen already, I am so exciting to bring you a 12 book steamy Christmas Regency series! Twelve Days of Christmas follows twelve cousins in the Fitzroy family over four Christmases, and the sexy shennanigans they get up to…

This week, it’s the launch of Ten Lords a Leaping!

Remember: every book in the series will be on pre-order for 0.99, and every book is available to read in Kindle Unlimited!

Welcome to the exciting new holiday series from USA Today Bestselling author Emily E K Murdoch.

It’s 1813, and ten lords a leaping will change Caroline’s life forever…

Caroline Fitzroy knows she will never be happier than this moment: when Dr. Stuart Walsingham proposes marriage. She won’t tell her parents it was while they were in bed together. After all, Stuart is loved and trusted by her family; a dependable, handsome, charming young man.

What Stuart doesn’t know is that he’s the heir to the Earl of Cheshire. An elderly man visiting London for the first time to reveals himself to Stuart and his new betrothed.

It’s all to be announced at Caroline and Stuart’s engagement ball – but as ten lords a leaping start dancing, a sudden heart attack changes everything. Stuart is the new Earl of Cheshire – and earls don’t marry untitled ladies with no connections nor fortune to speak of. Not with the earldom in thousands of pounds worth of debt.

Caroline must leap at any chance she has to convince Stuart to stay with her – and Stuart must resist leaping into bed with Caroline at every opportunity…

Meet the Fitzroy family: twelve cousins falling in love over Christmastime!

This novella is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series which can be read in any order – but follow the numbers down for the best reading experience!

Note: This series is part of Dragonblade’s Flame line, so this is a sexy, steamy, and scorching-hot read with multiple sex scenes. Be advised.

Read Free in Kindle Unlimited!

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Out now! Eleven Pipers Piping!

Welcome to week 2 of my Dragonblade Christmas series, Twelve Days of Christmas! One steamy Regency book, every week, for 12 weeks. I hope you’ve caught up with the first book, Twelve Drummers Drumming, because it’s time for book 2 – Eleven Pipers Piping!

Remember: every book in the series will be on pre-order for 0.99, and every book is available to read in Kindle Unlimited!

Welcome to the exciting new holiday series from USA Today Bestselling author Emily E K Murdoch.

It’s 1813, with eleven pipers piping – but only one has caught Harmony’s eye…

Harmony Fitzroy never expected to fall into the spotlight. Her musical talents finally recognized, despite her shyness she’s offered an invitation: to participate in the Christmas Eve Concert at the Assembly Rooms in Bath. If only a fellow musician hadn’t caught her eye, she’d be able to focus on the music.

David Navarre is everything Harmony knows she shouldn’t go near; a gentleman of dark handsome looks, sparkling wit, and absolutely no money. But David has a secret – one he’s left behind in Manchester, a scandal he doesn’t want high society in Bath to discover. Especially Harmony.

His eleven pipers piping are drawing a crowd, but that’s the last thing Harmony wants. She has to marry for money, but he’s about to teach her how their bodies can play a new melody together…

Meet the Fitzroy family: twelve cousins falling in love over Christmastime!

This novella is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series which can be read in any order – but follow the numbers down for the best reading experience!

Note: This series is part of Dragonblade’s Flame line, so this is a sexy, steamy, and scorching-hot read with multiple sex scenes. Be advised.

Read Free in Kindle Unlimited!

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Out now! Twelve Drummers Drumming!

This is it: the beginning of such an exciting Christmas season for me, and for you!

This week is the launch of the first book in my Dragonblade Christmas series, Twelve Days of Christmas. One steamy Regency book, every week, for 12 weeks. This is it!

This week, it’s the launch of Twelve Drummers Drumming – and look at that gorgeous cover 🥰

Remember: every book in the series will be on pre-order for 0.99, and every book is available to read in Kindle Unlimited!

Welcome to the exciting new holiday series from USA Today Bestselling author Emily E K Murdoch.

Follow each of the Fitzroy women as they cause nothing but scandal and intrigue across the ton and try to keep their exploits quiet.

It’s 1813, and twelve drummers drumming are about to bring love into Jemima’s life…

Jemima Fitzroy is tired of being ignored by her loud, rambunctious family – especially as she attempts to campaign for veterans in a world that doesn’t appreciate them.

Soldiers are returning home from Napoleonic France, and Captain Hugh Rotherham knows he will never be the same again. Not just because of what he’s seen, but because of what he’s seeing right now: a startlingly beautiful woman who stirs something so passionate in it, the drumming of his heart matches that of his regiment.

Jemima knows she shouldn’t be meeting this soldier without her family’s knowledge. Hugh knows he cannot cross the line from respectability to scandal.

It doesn’t matter. Twelve drummers drumming will change their lives – and the rhythm that can tease out exquisite pleasure…

Meet the Fitzroy family: twelve cousins falling in love over Christmastime!

This novella is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series which can be read in any order – but follow the numbers down for the best reading experience!

Note: This series is part of Dragonblade’s Flame line, so this is a sexy, steamy, and scorching-hot read with multiple sex scenes. Be advised.

Read Free in Kindle Unlimited!

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You Can Write More – course is live!

I’m so delighted that so many people have been enjoying my course, “You Can Write More” – it’s so mind-blowing!

I love teaching! After becoming a full time author, one of the few things I was sad to leave behind was the opportunity to teach and mentor. It’s something I’ve tried to do with authors I know, and after a few of them asked me to create a course…

I created a course!

I am not perfect (or even good!) at everything, but there are a few things I am really good at, and that’s what I’ve worked to capture in this course. It’s designed to help people write more words in a shorter amount of time: either because they want to get more words down on the page, or because they want to reclaim their time.

And it’s not just craft! (I mean, a lot of it is craft). But the course also covers a bunch of things you might not consider, like:

– goals and motivation

– incentivisation and goal setting

– mental and physical health

– craft expertise

…and more!

I know that not all my readers want to be authors, and of course that’s totally fine. But on the off-chance that you do, then I’d like to share a 10% off coupon with you, as a special thank you for supporting me 🥰

Here’s the course: https://love-writing-start-authoring.teachable.com/p/you-can-write-more-words

And here’s the coupon code: MURDOCHWEBSITE 

(If you’re signed up to my newsletter, you should have received a 20% coupon code – and if you are one of my Patreon supporters, you can get 25% off – just check out my latest post for a different coupon code. If you’re not a Patreon, what a great time to join!)

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When was the last time you fell in love?

Love.

It’s something that almost all of us crave, whether it’s from a romantic partner, a parent, a child, a friend – or a pet!

Whether you believe in true love or not, falling in love is an absolutely incredible, frightening, wonderful experience. It’s a real challenge to create in a book, as you can imagine, and as an author I always want to make sure that each book is unique.

Everyone falls in love differently. The circumstances are different, the people are different, and the way that people respond to love is different too!

It can be frightening, to lose control of your emotions like that.

But it’s why I write romance. Though the genre is sometimes looked down on by others, in my mind, it’s the most potent and incredible genre that explores and challenges us to examine who we are, what we want, and what we’re willing to do to get it.

I’d love you to fall in love with my books, which you can find here.

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Out now! The Determined Mistress!

You’ve waited, you’ve been patient – and now Micah de Petras’ story is out in the world! 🥰

You can click here to grab it now

Welcome to book 4 in The de Petras Saga from USA Today Bestselling Author Emily E K Murdoch!

Micah de Petras finds solace in one place: the arms of his mistress.

That should be mistresses – after all, why limit yourself to one? Micah never saw the point in settling for anything less, considering it’s his sister and not himself who is the de Petras heir.

Babysitting his sister? Holding an actual baby? Isn’t there some sort of gambling den he can lose himself in?

Scorned by the other gentleman of Society and frustrated with the constant irritations of his family, Micah returns again and again to the only woman who wants nothing more from him than his weekly allowance. The trouble is, Catherine Tetlow has had enough.

Enough of being Micah’s Thursday evening; enough of making love then waking up alone; enough of being treated merely like a mistress by the turbulent handsome gentleman. She has a plan, and Catherine is determined to win not just the body, but the heart of Micah de Petras.

If only she did not have so much to lose with secrets of her own…

When a gentleman vows never to lose his heart and his favorite mistress challenges him to do just that, sparks will fly and hearts will be bruised as a couple who are certainly not a couple are both determined not to have their way – no matter the cost?

This full length novel is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order, but is best enjoyed in sequence.

Pre-order at a MASSIVE discount, or read Free in Kindle Unlimited!

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My memory of Queen Elizabeth II

I know I am not the only person around the world, right now, who is mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

All my life, I’ve considered myself a New Elizabethan. She’s been the only monarch I’ve ever remembered – the only monarch my mother could remember. The Queen was the same generation as my grandparents, and swiftly became, in my mind, the grandmother of the nation.

As the world starts to acclimatise to the fact that the Queen Elizabeth II is no longer with us, I wanted to share my favourite memory of her.

I am fortunate enough to be close friends with someone who is the daughter of a royal servant based in Windsor. In 2016, my husband and I were invited to stay with our friend in Windsor, and attend the church service in Windsor that weekend – which happened to be Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

It was absolutely incredible.

I can’t describe the feeling of being in the room with the Queen. Elizabeth II was a very petite woman but she had such a presence, even in a coat, dress, and shoes that my own grandmother might have worn.

The church service flew by, but that wasn’t the end of the precious moment. We all then went to the church hall and did things that I will never forget.

We watched the Queen plant a tree, and applauded as she jested about the number of trees she’d planted in her 90 years.

We sang her happy birthday, during which she smiled throughout.

We had champagne.

We had birthday cake.

And we waved goodbye as Prince Philip, her beloved husband, drove her back to the castle.

I will never forget that day. It was a privilege to be so close to her, to share in one of her many birthday celebrations, and to honour and respect the only monarch I had ever known.

It’s hard to believe that she’s gone, and it hasn’t sunk in it. I’ll never know another queen of my country, and I’m grateful to her: for her service, her heart for people, and her symbol as a woman who acted out of love and compassion, through leadership, for such a long time.

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Guest Post: Body Dysmorphia

Welcome to this week’s guest post from Libby Rochester, a 21 year old Theatre Graduate and soon-to-be Creative Writing Masters Student from London.

Body positivity and beauty standards are ever changing as society grows as a whole. In 2010 you had to have thigh gaps and perfect eyebrows, in the 2000s you needed to have an hourglass figure and now in 2022 Brazilian butt lifts and lip fillers seem to be the way forward.

Confidence with my body was something I never really had. From the age as young as eleven, I knew my body type wasn’t the same as everyone else’s and growing up in the early 2000s, you never really saw my body type in magazines or on TV.

As I reached age sixteen I started to see more of my body type in the public eye, but not for positive reasons. “Lose 2 Stone in 60 days”, “Weight Lose Tricks For A Summer Body”, “Go From This to This with these Diet Changes”—only some of what was being associated with the body that I had.

That is when I started on my weight loss journey that I felt was being pushed in my face by society’s beauty standards at that moment in time.

I lost almost three stone in six months, which looking back now doesn’t seem that healthy compared to the view I had when I was on my “Journey to an Hour Glass Figure”. And that is when my life changed.

I started becoming addicted to losing weight.

Punishing myself if I didn’t lose weight one week from the next and joining the social hype of Slimming World to see if anything would actually change became my entire world. At this point I was seventeen years old and in sixth form (or a senior at high school, for those in America), constantly checking what I ate, how I ate it and the pace that I ate at. Telling myself that if people saw me eating fast, they will only think, “Well, with her body type, you wouldn’t expect anything else—would you?” and the same for what I ate. 

I started cutting back on everything and replacing it with water, because that was a trick mentioned in a magazine, and all editors are health doctors right? I was gullible and just wanted to fit society’s beauty—ignoring the health warnings and the alarm bells. I started to notice myself feel tired all the time, I was pale, if I stood up I felt like I was going to pass out. But beauty was worth the pain, in my eyes.

Fast forward to me being twenty one, just coming out of nine months in body dysmorphia therapy learning how to re-love my body like I once did when there was no pressure. When I was a kid starting my journey of life, not my journey of weight loss.

Learning to re-love myself was a difficult process and honestly, I’m still not fully there. I’ve always been afraid to wear certain clothes, eat certain foods in front of my friends—sometimes to even eat in front of them at all because the fear of judgement was something I did not want to risk. But now after my therapy and learning what body dysmorphia actually was, I’ve come to terms with my body, and the way it looks.

I’m no longer afraid to wear certain clothes but still am afraid to eat certain foods when in the company of friends—which just proves how much the viewing of beauty standards when you are younger can affect you later on in life, if not throughout your whole life.

It sums up the twenty-first century, doesn’t it? Gen Z women and their worry over looks. Not for them personally, but a worry of outsider opinions. Not having a big enough bum, not having full lips, not having a skinny waist but thick thighs ratio—it must stem from what has been advertised to us growing up, right?

Magazine with the entice of fake makeup—or sometimes even real—teaching girls from a young age that makeup must become a daily routine, concealing your “flaws”. Diet ideas tied in more mature magazines. Face tune apps downloaded on most phones.

Body positivity has become such a big movement, giving the least of confident people, i.e. me, a voice and ability to be comfortable in the body they have—not changing to meet standards that, in reality, do not even matter.

Chances to remove those rose tinted glasses given by social media and showcase their body to their hearts content instead. And if that means being a size bigger that 0 and wearing a bikini, then so be it.

Body positivity is giving people a voice to say no to societies constricting idea of what is flawed and what is beautiful—and I for one am here for it.

So if you see me wearing a crop top and shorts in this baking heat this summer? Just know I’m done hiding who I am, hiding how beautiful I deserve to feel, letting body dysmorphia take over my life and I’m stepping into my new reality of loving who I am.

Thank you so much, Libby, for this vulnerable and powerful guest blog! You can follow Libby on Instagram @libby_rochester_

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Pre-order now! The Determined Mistress!

So many of my readers have been desperate to find out what mischief the de Petras son, Micah, will get himself into…and now you can pre-order to find out!

You can click here to grab it now

Welcome to book 4 in The de Petras Saga from USA Today Bestselling Author Emily E K Murdoch!

Micah de Petras finds solace in one place: the arms of his mistress.

That should be mistresses – after all, why limit yourself to one? Micah never saw the point in settling for anything less, considering it’s his sister and not himself who is the de Petras heir.

Babysitting his sister? Holding an actual baby? Isn’t there some sort of gambling den he can lose himself in?

Scorned by the other gentleman of Society and frustrated with the constant irritations of his family, Micah returns again and again to the only woman who wants nothing more from him than his weekly allowance. The trouble is, Catherine Tetlow has had enough.

Enough of being Micah’s Thursday evening; enough of making love then waking up alone; enough of being treated merely like a mistress by the turbulent handsome gentleman. She has a plan, and Catherine is determined to win not just the body, but the heart of Micah de Petras.

If only she did not have so much to lose with secrets of her own…

When a gentleman vows never to lose his heart and his favorite mistress challenges him to do just that, sparks will fly and hearts will be bruised as a couple who are certainly not a couple are both determined not to have their way – no matter the cost?

This full length novel is a steamy Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order, but is best enjoyed in sequence.

Pre-order at a MASSIVE discount, or read Free in Kindle Unlimited!

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You Can Write More – course launch!

One of the things I’ve been able to do more now that I’m a full time author is start to share more of my knowledge and expertise.

I love teaching! It’s one of the things I miss about my old day job, and after so many authors and aspiring authors have asked me to do this, I’ve finally done it.

I’ve created a course!

This is specifically to help people write more words in a shorter amount of time. It covers a bunch of things though that you might not consider, like:

– goals and motivation

– incentivisation and goal setting

– mental and physical health

– craft expertise

…and more!

I know that not all my readers want to be authors, and of course that’s totally fine. But on the off-chance that you do, then I’d like to share a 10% off coupon with you, as a special thank you for supporting me 🥰

Here’s the course: https://love-writing-start-authoring.teachable.com/p/you-can-write-more-words

And here’s the coupon code: MURDOCHWEBSITE 

(If you’re signed up to my newsletter, you should have received a 20% coupon code – and if you are one of my Patreon supporters, you can get 25% off – just check out my latest post for a different coupon code. If you’re not a Patreon, what a great time to join!)