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A Governess of Wise Years is available for out now!

I’m thrilled to announce that my sixth AND LAST book in my Governess Bureau series is available for you to read right now!

Here’s the blurb for the book, and you can click here to grab it now

Welcome to the spectacular finale of The Governess Bureau from USA Today Bestselling Author Emily E K Murdoch!

When the nobility and gentility of England are at their wits end, they send a discrete note to Miss Vivienne Clarke’s Governess Bureau. Only accepting the very best clients, their governesses are coveted by minor royalty, with every governess following three rules:
1. You must have an impeccable record.
2. You must bring a special skill to the table.
3. You must never fall in love…

Book 6, A Governess of Wise Years

When a governess has unusual experience, there is only one place she belongs: the Governess Bureau.

The Governess Bureau is about to close – but Miss Vivienne Clarke has one chance to redeem it, and herself.

Scandal. Intrigue. Love matches. The Governess Bureau was never supposed to be full of these things, but over the last few years, no fewer than five matches have been made.

It’s something the proprietress, Miss Vivienne Clarke, simply cannot allow to continue.

With only one client remaining for the previously esteemed Governess Bureau now it has been called into disrepute, Vivienne has no choice but to take on the assignment herself; Caring for the daughter of Edwin, Viscount Bysshe.
It would be so much easier if she had not turned down his offer of marriage fifteen years ago.

Edwin wouldn’t consider himself a man who carries a grudge, he just wants to prove to the world that Miss Clarke is incompetent and her whole Bureau idea is a scam. After all, she chose it over him all those years ago. Besides, he has secrets to hide about his daughter, and her mysterious origins.

All Vivienne wants to do is salvage her reputation, restore her business, and return to London with her heart intact.

She’s a governess of wise years, but is that enough to save herself from even more heartbreak?

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.

Read Free in Kindle Unlimited!

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Happy Mothering Sunday

If this topic is upsetting for you, please please prioritise yourself, and don’t feel like you need to read this.

I’m not a mother, but Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day here in the UK) is not always about that. It’s about the power of motherhood, of maternal love, of caring for the mothers around us. Some of my favourite people are mothers, and I love being able to look after them so that they can focus their love on their children.

Writing mothers has always been a bit of a challenge for me, because in the early days, I tended to either write wonderfully loving mothers (like my own!) or cold step-mothers, very Disney!

It’s taken me time to expand my mother repertoire, to write mothers who have good sides and bad sides, mothers who make mistakes from love, and those who are sometimes cruel to be kind.

So whatever mother you have, whatever mother you are, whatever mothers you’re close to: I hope that you have a wonderful Mothering Sunday.

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Bittersweet endings

Well, we’re only two weeks away from the last book in my Governess Bureau series being published (that’s A Governess of Wise Years, in case you missed it!) and I am feeling very bittersweet.

It’s always hard to end a series, especially if you have loved writing it. I adored everything about the Governess Bureau: the characters, the opportunities to bring my heroes and heroines together, the forbiddenness of the governess and the master…

It was why I was so excited to write this series.

But many of my readers have mentioned how sad they are that the series is coming to an end, and I have to say, I’m sad too!

There will only be six books in this series, which is one of my shortest series ever. My first series with Dragonblade, Never the Bride, was twelve books with a few spin off novellas, and I know many of my readers were hoping that my Governess Bureau series would continue that long.

But believe it or not, my idea for this series kind of walked into my mind with exactly six books. That’s never happened to me before, and so it was almost impossible to think about extending it.

A Governess of Wise Years completes the series, giving Miss Vivienne Clarke her own story, and in a few weeks it will be time to say goodbye to them all.

And honestly? It’s a little bittersweet; but I am so excited about what’s to come.

Make sure that you grab A Governess of Wise Years while it’s on 0.99 pre-order!

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NEW SERIES ALERT!

Well, I’ve been teasing my new series for a while…and finally the first book is now available for pre-order!

The de Petras family is ready for you to meet them…

Opal de Petras knew it was a mistake to marry the man she fell in love with at first sight.

Welcome to book 1 in The de Petras Saga from USA Today Bestselling Author Emily E K Murdoch!

Three children later, she’s abandoned by her husband and is tempted to look elsewhere for love. But as the matriarch of her family and the one responsible for their reputations, she must try to keep the de Petras family respectable.

So when on the very day that her husband Jasper is declared dead – and she is declared a widow – he suddenly appears back in her life, right before she is about to take a lover, he has a lot of questions to answer…

Jasper de Petras knew there was no option but to abandon his family when the threatening letters started arriving – but after receiving paperwork that announces his death, it’s time to return home. Unsure whether the danger is past and determined to make Opal fall in love – and marry him – again, could it all fall apart before he’s able to convince her?

At the beginning of the de Petras Saga, join Opal and Jasper as they discover just how strong the bonds of love are – and what it takes to break them.

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.

Read Free in Kindle Unlimited!

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What are you looking for in your historical romances?

One of the things that I absolutely love when I’m reading is getting stuck down a trope hole.

What’s a trope hole, I hear you ask? (Great question.)

A trope hole, in my humble opinion, is when you get so obsessed with a particular trope – amnesia romance, second chance lovers, friends to enemies – and you realise you cannot actually stop reading it.

Like, cannot stop.

So after you’ve read all of the books with this trope that are easy to find, you end up frantically reading blurbs or asking friends for recommendations because if you don’t read another royal romance…

Well, the world would end 😅

I wrote my first ever amnesia trope romance in A Governess of Unusual Experience and I had so much fun writing it – because I have so much fun reading them! There is something so powerful and interesting in a couple who have such an odd power dynamic; not because they have done that on purpose, but because circumstances mean that one of them simply doesn’t remember the other.

But now that I’m all amnesia troped out, I’m looking for my next trope to get obsessed with! Let me know in the comments, or in a social comment, and I can pick my favourite to get nerdy about 🤓

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A Governess of Wise Years is available for pre-order!

I’m thrilled to announce that my sixth AND LAST book in my Governess Bureau series is available for pre-order!

Here’s the blurb for the book, and you can click here to grab it now

Welcome to the spectacular finale of The Governess Bureau from USA Today Bestselling Author Emily E K Murdoch!

When the nobility and gentility of England are at their wits end, they send a discrete note to Miss Vivienne Clarke’s Governess Bureau. Only accepting the very best clients, their governesses are coveted by minor royalty, with every governess following three rules:
1. You must have an impeccable record.
2. You must bring a special skill to the table.
3. You must never fall in love…

Book 6, A Governess of Wise Years

When a governess has unusual experience, there is only one place she belongs: the Governess Bureau.

The Governess Bureau is about to close – but Miss Vivienne Clarke has one chance to redeem it, and herself.

Scandal. Intrigue. Love matches. The Governess Bureau was never supposed to be full of these things, but over the last few years, no fewer than five matches have been made.

It’s something the proprietress, Miss Vivienne Clarke, simply cannot allow to continue.

With only one client remaining for the previously esteemed Governess Bureau now it has been called into disrepute, Vivienne has no choice but to take on the assignment herself; Caring for the daughter of Edwin, Viscount Bysshe.
It would be so much easier if she had not turned down his offer of marriage fifteen years ago.

Edwin wouldn’t consider himself a man who carries a grudge, he just wants to prove to the world that Miss Clarke is incompetent and her whole Bureau idea is a scam. After all, she chose it over him all those years ago. Besides, he has secrets to hide about his daughter, and her mysterious origins.

All Vivienne wants to do is salvage her reputation, restore her business, and return to London with her heart intact.

She’s a governess of wise years, but is that enough to save herself from even more heartbreak?

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.

Read Free in Kindle Unlimited!

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Happy Valentine’s Day, dear readers!

I’m in the middle of edits so this is going to be a quick one, my lovely readers – thank you so much for your love and support! ❤️

We’re in my fourth month of being a full time author, and I have been blown away by the love and support not just from my author friends, but my amazing readers. You have stood by with me and supported me, cheered me on from the sidelines, and most importantly, bought and read my books!

Everything I do is to craft beautiful books that you love. So whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with a partner, loved friends, family, a four legged friend, or a plant you haven’t managed to kill yet: you are very loved by this author 🥰

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Have you grabbed this boxset?

Make sure you grab this gorgeous boxset!

Desiring a Duke? Craving a Cowboy? Longing for a Laird?

This sweet and steamy collection of historical romance will transport you to a time when gentlemen were plentiful, and every scoundrel capable of seduction possessed a heart waiting to be uncovered.

Hidden identities, scandalous secrets, second chances, and happily ever afters fill this boxed set of more than 15 standalone romances, guaranteed to make you swoon.

Each unique tale in the Secrets, Scandals, and Seduction Boxed Set delivers a stand-alone story that fans of Julia Quinn, Diana Gabaldon, and Lorraine Heath are certain to love.

How do you capture a man’s heart… A lady never tells.

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A Governess of Unusual Experience is out now!

I’m thrilled to announce that my fifth book in my Governess Bureau series is now live!

Here’s the blurb for the book, and you can click here to grab it now

Welcome to a brand new and exciting series titled The Governess Bureau from USA Today Bestselling Author Emily E K Murdoch!

When the nobility and gentility of England are at their wits end, they send a discrete note to Miss Vivienne Clarke’s Governess Bureau. Only accepting the very best clients, their governesses are coveted by minor royalty, with every governess following three rules:
1.You must have an impeccable record.
2.You must bring a special skill to the table.
3.You must never fall in love…

Book 5, A Governess of Unusual Experience

When a governess has unusual experience, there is only one place she belongs: the Governess Bureau.

That’s the trouble when you wake up with no memories from the last ten years: what do you do? For Miss Rachel Herriot, she has only one option – to be sent to a quiet manor house with one charge, Violet, to care for. A little governessing and recuperation, that’s all she needs.

Unfortunately, that’s not what she’ll get. Waiting for her at Quintrell Hall is not the idyllic quiet country life she was promised, but a gentleman called Timothy Astor. Mysterious, frequently absent from his home, and kissing her passionately in corridors with no introduction, Mr. Astor is not what Rachel expected.

And that’s the trouble with losing one’s memory, isn’t it? As Timothy watches the woman he knew and loved attempt to recognize him, there’s nothing for him but to quietly pretend their clandestine love affair – and their completely illegal adventures in France never happened.

But the past is looming and about to collide with the future. As preparations for Miss Violet Quintrell’s entrance into Society are threatened by Timothy’s refusal to reveal Rachel’s own past, there’ll be more than one unusual experience for this governess…

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.

Read Free in Kindle Unlimited!

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New Year’s Goals!

Well, it’s officially 2022! My first full year that I will be a full time author, and so I am taking some seriously time to think about what my goals are for this year.

Usually I think of resolutions, and every year until now, I have. I have resolved to do things differently, or better; but they have been hopes. I haven’t really done much to make them a reality, because that was all they were. Hopes.

This year however, I’m not going to create resolutions. I’m going to create goals: things that I am working towards, actively planning to achieve.

And that’s frightening!

It’s much easier to have hopes and dreams, because you never get measured against them. I had a dream to be an author as a job for pretty much my entire life, but it was only when I made it a goal and started making serious plans to get there that it happened.

So here we go: here are my three goals for 2022. I’ll revisit them at the end of the year, to see how I got on!

  1. From August onwards, have a book published every other month. It’s a big goal, but now I am a full time author, I should have the time.
  2. Plan and launch a super secret pen name! I have so many ideas and I am so excited to get them out there in the world.
  3. I will get my newsletter up to 10,000 readers who love my books. It means so much to me to know that people are out there reading and loving my books, and I want to collect them together!

So there are my goals: let’s see how I do!

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Happy New Year!

If you are reading this, I am recovering from a pretty epic New Year 😅 for the first time in six years, I am able to host a New Year’s gathering, so I’m writing this just before everyone arrives because I don’t think I’ll be in much of a state to think tomorrow!

New Year’s are all about new beginnings, and I’ll write a new post for next week about my goals for 2022.

But in the meantime: look after yourselves, keep safe, and have a wonderful New Year!

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Happy Christmas!

From myself and my loved ones, to you and yours: Happy Christmas!