Read now! Always the Lyon Tamer

If you are one of the many readers who was worried about Miss Rebecca Darby not receiving her happily ever after in Always the Chaperone? You are not alone! In fact, I started receiving so many requests from readers that when the opportunity to write a story in the Lyon’s Den world came up, I knew exactly whose story I had to tell.

Yup, it’s Rebecca’s time!

I never actually intended to give her the happily ever after she deserved (sorry Rebecca!) but this character just didn’t leave me alone. So I asked her what ending she wanted, and you know what – it surprised me. This book is now OUT so you can enjoy by purchasing or reading in Kindle Unlimited!

Always taming gentlemen but never getting her own – but the Lyon’s Den will change that

Always the Lyon Tamer book cover by Emily E K Murdoch. A Regency gentleman sits in a chair while a beautiful woman in a blue gown stands behind him.

Miss Rebecca Darby is tired of being courted by John Lennox, Marquis of Gloucester. After months of empty promises, it’s time to take matters into her own hands. Because John ‘the Lion’ Lennox is always surrounded by his pride of ladies, and she’s never able to get close. His flirting has led nowhere, and Rebecca won’t stand for it anymore. Not when the Lyon’s Den, the secretive club owned by Mrs. Dove-Lyon, promises to play games leading to happy matrimony.

John has no idea what faces him in the game. Rebecca has no idea whether her shyness will allow her to carry through with her plans, but if she doesn’t try, she’ll always wonder. He doesn’t recognize the mysterious woman in the mask. She knows this is her only chance to tame him.

In a world where women rule the roost and gentlemen must do what they’re told, it will take a Lyon Tamer to bring John to his knees. But once the masks are removed, will Rebecca have her way, or will the Lyon escape into the night?

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.

Read now! Always the Mistress

You know how sometimes, there’s a character that you just can’t let go? You think she’s going to be a secondary character, just flitting in and out in the background, and then she grabs you and shakes you and hisses that you better give her a story or she’ll riot?

Yeah, that’s Miss Emma Tilbury.

She’s appeared in the background of almost all my Never the Bride series, and I knew that the series would never be finished if I didn’t give her an entire book of her own.

So that’s what I did. Make sure you grab this pre-order while it’s on sale at just 0.99!

Always the mistress and never the bride – and it never bothered her until now

Miss Emma Tilbury is notorious, and that’s just the way she likes it. As mistress to the rich and famous, she’s never short of cash or invitations – but after reaching thirty, a shock rejection makes her think again. Perhaps it’s time to look for another protector.

Abraham Fitzclarence – Fitz to his friends – believes in love and has had his eye for years on Miss Emma Tilbury. Forbidden fruit, delectable and sweet, he’s astonished when she takes a shine to him – and his heart is quickly lost despite all his attempts to remain aloof.

Emma needs a protector but Fitz intrigues her. Perhaps this is a man she could truly care for – as long as she doesn’t lose her heart. She’s determined to keep their relationship just business. He’s ready to leave all that behind her. There’s no end of pleasure at night but in the morning there’s nothing but disappointment.

Will Emma open her heart – and could Fitz be the one to do so? Or will her past follow her and prevent a happily ever after?

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.

Okay. I finally watched Bridgerton.

I know, I know, I am so late to the party! But I was finishing off a Regency series at the time and I didn’t want to a) get distracted and b) I didn’t want to accidentally steal any great lines from the TV show!

But I have watched it now, and I have to say, I absolutely love it. What’s not to love? It has everything that I want in a historical romance: passionate characters, fun sibling dynamics, gossip and scandal, and some of the most incredible costumes I have ever seen.

And you know what? It also pushed boundaries that I loved to see taken down from historical romance, especially around people of colour – who yes, by the way, were absolutely a part of Regency England.

It’s an incredible time to be a historical romance author at the moment, and I guess I am hoping that the Netflix series Bridgerton will open the floodgates for more romances that are not Jane Austen – no offence, Jane! But you have definitely had enough adaptations. It’s time for more recent historical romance authors to get their moment, and you never know, maybe one day one of my series will get made!

Have you watched Bridgerton? Have you avoided it? Did you love it? Which of my series would you love to see made?! Let me know in the comments below!

Read now! Always the Rebel

When was the last time you just wanted to scream and do things your own way?

I have this all the time. I’m known amongst my close family for my terrible temper, something that I try to keep hidden from most of my friends and definitely my work colleagues! Which is why I loved writing this book so much. Miss Sophia Worsley doesn’t get mad – she just does whatever she wants.

As usual, there are some cameos from other characters in this series and so many amazing moments that I laughed out loud when I was writing. I really hope you love it!

Always the rebel and never the bride – it’s down with men for this young lady

Miss Sophia Worsley never expected to be left at the altar, but two broken engagements was enough. Never again will she allow herself to be that vulnerable. It’s time to rebel against all that society expects of her. Though even at three and twenty, she knew wearing breeches at Almack’s were probably too much…

If there is one man bored of life, it’s Philip Egerton, Earl of Marnmouth. He’s seen it all and nothing can surprise him – though the woman laying down a Royal Flush with a grin is certainly new. Ah, a challenge. Finally something for Philip to sink his teeth into – though that’s not what he wants to sink into the delectable Miss Sophia Worsley.

He’s determined to have her. She’s turned her back on men and matrimony. Passions ignite as two challengers circle each other looking for a weakness.

But the rebellious Sophia may just have the upper hand as Philip loses his heart faster than he could have predicted. Will this rebellion end in tears?

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 now! Always the Widow

Okay, real talk: I think this is my favourite cover of my series so far! It’s so exciting to introduce you to Mrs. Howard – scandalously widowed, scandalously pregnant…

I always had so many readers asking me to do a surprise pregnancy story but I couldn’t find a character to fit it, until now! There are quite a few characters appearing from other Never the Bride stories too, so see if you spot any of them!

Yours for just 0.99, you should grab it now while it remains at this discounted price.

Always the widow and never the bride again – her one chance of happiness lost

Mrs. Elizabeth Howard had believed her marriage to be a love match; She was wrong. So when a stranger offers her something she simply cannot refuse, she consoles herself with the knowledge that no one will ever know.

Until nine months later. Because after her husband dies and leaves her a widow, Elizabeth does have some perks. She’s well-respected, of course, and no one questions whether the child is a Howard or not…

Jacob Beauvale, Lord Westray, thought nothing of his romantic entanglement with Elizabeth Howard last year, but her widowhood and his return to town with a fiancée brings a shock in the shape of a small child with his eyes.
Gossip starts to fly as Jacob ignores his intended to pursue a woman with a child – and Elizabeth knows the facts can never be known.

He’s determined to have the truth. She’s sworn all along that it was her late husband’s child. Knowledge is in the balance and neither will give up their ground.

Will the truth of that night be more dangerous if known – and can Elizabeth and Jacob talk long enough to keep their hands off each other?

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.

You’re going to miss out on this Christmas boxset!

You’re running out of time! The Dragonblade Christmas boxset is only going to be available for a few more months, so if you want to enjoy our spin off stories, you need to grab them now! Thankfully you don’t have to fork out a fortune to enjoy them – our boxset is just 0.99!

Enjoy this stunning holiday collection from some of your favorite Dragonblade Publishing authors in this collection of never-before published seasonal tales!

Amazon – https://bit.ly/DB-ONightDivine-Amazon

Imagine, if you will, that it is Christmas Eve.

The candles are guttered, one by one, and a hush falls over the parlor. The children have gone to bed, and a tall, gloriously decorated Christmas tree looms in the shadows of the hearth’s dying embers. A tattered copy of Charles Dickens’ masterwork, “A Christmas Carol” sits, cold and lonely, upon a table nearby.

A small gust of wind, hurling from the seam of an ill-fitting window, blows the cover open. The first chapter appears… “Marley’s Ghost”…

The clock on the wall chimes midnight.

Now, the magic happens.

From the gaily bedecked halls of Regency England to the cold and crisp air of the Scottish Highlands, and everything in between, enjoy the magic of a holiday collection that has drawn inspiration from Charles Dickens’ most beloved literary works. Where the ghosts of Christmas, the incandescent spirit of a tiny disabled boy, and the joy that is the very heart of the Christmas season come alive.

USA Today and Internationally bestselling authors bring you their version of a Dickens’-inspired holiday in O NIGHT DIVINE.

This collection includes:
Kathryn Le Veque
Caroline Lee
Chasity Bowlin
Collette Cameron
Hildie McQueen
Maggi Andersen
Mary Lancaster
Meara Platt
Violetta Rand
Alexa Aston
Anna Markland
Anna St. Claire
Aubrey Wynne
Charlotte Wren
Elizabeth Ellen Carter
Elizabeth Johns
Elizabeth Keysian
Emily E K Murdoch
Emily Royal
Gabrielle Carr
Lynne Connolly
Maeve Greyson
Whitney Blake

From Dragonblade to you, we wish you a very happy holiday season!

Read now! Always the Matchmaker

I am so thrilled to share that the next book in my popular Never the Bride series is LIVE! This means you can now read the story of what happens to Miss Theodosia Ashbrooke.

Not going to lie, this is so exciting for me. I included Miss Ashbrooke in the very first book in this series and I knew that if the series really hit it off, then I would be able to tell her story.

And here it is! Get ready to strap in and enjoy Miss Ashbrooke’s story!

Always the matchmaker and never the bride – even when she’s found her perfect partner…

Miss Theodosia Ashbrooke does not believe there is anything greater than matching the perfect pair – and she’s become rather expert in it. Never mind that she’s never found the missing half to her own soul and body.

Perhaps that’s not her lot in life, even at the age of eight and twenty.

Her own failure is Albemarle Howard, Earl of Lenskeyn. He’s rude, he’s arrogant, he’s overly confident, and nothing Theodosia can do makes a difference. Albemarle has found his match though: and he is sure it is Theodosia.

He’s determined to have her. She’s not ready to accept defeat just yet. When you’ve always been right it’s impossible to accept that you’re wrong.

Can Theodosia step away from her matchmaker mindset for one minute and see the man in front of her – or will she lose him forever?

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.

Is your Christmas tree up?

I had so much fun writing this little novella, but of course you are only going to have a few weeks to grab it at just 0.99! We’re really hoping that thousands of you grab it at this bargain price because there are over twenty novellas in here for you to enjoy. So ignore the world, grab a blanket and a drink of your choice, and enjoy!

Enjoy this stunning holiday collection from some of your favorite Dragonblade Publishing authors in this collection of never-before published seasonal tales!

Amazon – https://bit.ly/DB-ONightDivine-Amazon

Imagine, if you will, that it is Christmas Eve.

The candles are guttered, one by one, and a hush falls over the parlor. The children have gone to bed, and a tall, gloriously decorated Christmas tree looms in the shadows of the hearth’s dying embers. A tattered copy of Charles Dickens’ masterwork, “A Christmas Carol” sits, cold and lonely, upon a table nearby.

A small gust of wind, hurling from the seam of an ill-fitting window, blows the cover open. The first chapter appears… “Marley’s Ghost”…

The clock on the wall chimes midnight.

Now, the magic happens.

From the gaily bedecked halls of Regency England to the cold and crisp air of the Scottish Highlands, and everything in between, enjoy the magic of a holiday collection that has drawn inspiration from Charles Dickens’ most beloved literary works. Where the ghosts of Christmas, the incandescent spirit of a tiny disabled boy, and the joy that is the very heart of the Christmas season come alive.

USA Today and Internationally bestselling authors bring you their version of a Dickens’-inspired holiday in O NIGHT DIVINE.

This collection includes:
Kathryn Le Veque
Caroline Lee
Chasity Bowlin
Collette Cameron
Hildie McQueen
Maggi Andersen
Mary Lancaster
Meara Platt
Violetta Rand
Alexa Aston
Anna Markland
Anna St. Claire
Aubrey Wynne
Charlotte Wren
Elizabeth Ellen Carter
Elizabeth Johns
Elizabeth Keysian
Emily E K Murdoch
Emily Royal
Gabrielle Carr
Lynne Connolly
Maeve Greyson
Whitney Blake

From Dragonblade to you, we wish you a very happy holiday season!

My Christmas tree is up!

I admit it. My Christmas tree is up! I absolutely adore the season, and it’s impossible for me to stop thinking about it – and so I have put the tree up, the lights on, and there is more gingerbread in my cupboards than I know what to do with!

If you’d like to get into the Christmassy mood, I have just the thing for you – our Dragonblade Christmas boxset! Each story has been contributed by a historical author well loved by many, and this way you can try out a whole new set of authors you love!

Our pre-order is only 0.99p or 0.99c, so please do grab it now!

Enjoy this stunning holiday collection from some of your favorite Dragonblade Publishing authors in this collection of never-before published seasonal tales!

Amazon – https://bit.ly/DB-ONightDivine-Amazon

Nook – https://bit.ly/DB-ONightDivine-Nook

Kobo – https://bit.ly/DB-ONightDivine-Kobo

Apple – https://bit.ly/DB-ONightDivine-Apple

Imagine, if you will, that it is Christmas Eve.

The candles are guttered, one by one, and a hush falls over the parlor. The children have gone to bed, and a tall, gloriously decorated Christmas tree looms in the shadows of the hearth’s dying embers. A tattered copy of Charles Dickens’ masterwork, “A Christmas Carol” sits, cold and lonely, upon a table nearby.

A small gust of wind, hurling from the seam of an ill-fitting window, blows the cover open. The first chapter appears… “Marley’s Ghost”…

The clock on the wall chimes midnight.

Now, the magic happens.

From the gaily bedecked halls of Regency England to the cold and crisp air of the Scottish Highlands, and everything in between, enjoy the magic of a holiday collection that has drawn inspiration from Charles Dickens’ most beloved literary works. Where the ghosts of Christmas, the incandescent spirit of a tiny disabled boy, and the joy that is the very heart of the Christmas season come alive.

USA Today and Internationally bestselling authors bring you their version of a Dickens’-inspired holiday in O NIGHT DIVINE.

This collection includes:
Kathryn Le Veque
Caroline Lee
Chasity Bowlin
Collette Cameron
Hildie McQueen
Maggi Andersen
Mary Lancaster
Meara Platt
Violetta Rand
Alexa Aston
Anna Markland
Anna St. Claire
Aubrey Wynne
Charlotte Wren
Elizabeth Ellen Carter
Elizabeth Johns
Elizabeth Keysian
Emily E K Murdoch
Emily Royal
Gabrielle Carr
Lynne Connolly
Maeve Greyson
Whitney Blake

From Dragonblade to you, we wish you a very happy holiday season!

Happy Halloween!

It’s Halloween!

Here in England where I have grown up and still live, Halloween is celebrated very differently from in America, and so much of how I think about the day is from what I have seen in films!

When I was growing up, Halloween was mainly just another day. I did not go trick or treating, and only when I was in primary school – so under the page of eleven – did we dress up and that was to go to school.

When I was a teenager, there were a few parties around Halloween, but not really. It seems to be in the States that children and their parents go all out in their outfits.

There are so many wonderful ways to celebrate it, and while this year it is going to be difficult for people to go trick and treating like normal, I will be trying out Halloween cocktails at home and watching a frightening film!