Grab ‘Always the Rival’ on discount now!

With just days to go until Always the Rival goes on sale, you absolutely have to grab it now otherwise you’ll end up paying full price for it! This wild romp of a Regency romance is eagerly anticipated by some of my readers, I know, and I can’t wait for you to enjoy Priscilla’s story!

Make sure you grab this gorgeous Regency romance and let me know what you think!

– and this time, it’s her own fault…

What had Miss Priscilla Seton been thinking? She had always assumed that Charles would stay the same forever, but bowing to familial wishes he is now engaged – and Priscilla is determined to sabotage the match. She has known him for all her twenty years, and he is hers.

But Charles Audley, Duke of Orrinshire, is facing pressures of his own. His marriage arranged for him, there’s not a single day that goes by without him regretting Priscilla.

Of course, he could never say anything. His family honor is at stake, and he would never betray them – but letting off a little steam?

He’s determined to have his cake and eat it. She’s ready to rival any woman that comes into his life. Seduction isn’t the problem – it’s the pressure of family and commitment that threatens to destroy everything.

Is it possible for Priscilla to rival not just the perfect woman for Charles, but also his family?

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.

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Surprise! Another Christmas anthology!

I know, I have been busy! As well as O Night Divine, this year I am a part of another Christmas anthology – this one is called Have Yourself a Merry Little Secret!

Some of my favourite historical romance authors to read are in this set, and so you’ve got to dive in and explore how secrets and scandals can bring people together at Christmas time

From the seductive boudoirs and elite salons of London to the ancient castles of the snowy Scottish Highlands, our fearless heroines enter the Christmas season in pursuit of their heart’s desire.

But, the course of true love never did run smooth… especially when SECRETS abound.

Settle in to enjoy these tales of intrigue, romantic adventure, sizzling passion, and heartwarming holiday romance.

This collection of never-before-published Yuletide historical romances from your favorite authors is available for just three months, so don’t miss out.

Unwrap the pleasure

Wedding Her Christmas Duke – by Collette Cameron
He’s not who he says he is…but then again, neither is she. Their secrets are revealed at a Christmastide house party, resulting in scandal and scorching romance.

The Knot of a Knight – by Linda Rae Sande
Sir Randolph’s daytime occupation collides with his nocturnal avocation of service to the Crown when he discovers Lady X’s hidden stash of bank notes. They might be counterfeit—but are his feelings for her?

The Marquess is Mine – by Tamara Gill
Is a Christmas ball at St. Albans Abbey the perfect setting for Sarah to regain her trust in love–and in Giles? Or is their second chance at happily ever after doomed to end as badly as their first?

A Yuletide Miracle – by Laurel O’Donnell
The one knight who didn’t believe her was the only man who could keep her secret and save the Yule.

The Lady Who Stole Christmas – by Sydney Jane Baily
Amid mistletoe and missing jewels, a wealthy widow and a sexy sleuth play a game of cat and mouse.

Christmas with a Czar – by Emily E.K. Murdoch
This Christmas at St. James’ Court, a gentleman claiming to be a Czar is not all that he seems…

A Scot Most Wanted – by Angelique Armae
When highwaywoman Catrina Lennox’s secret is unmasked during a Christmas Eve snowstorm, she learns just how deliciously scandalous the laird she once walked out on, truly is.

Secretly Marvellous – by Virginia Taylor
Lady Mary doesn’t expect Lord Westerham to ask for her hand in marriage but she has a secret reason to say ‘yes’ and mean ‘no.’

Yuletide Secrets – by S. Cinders
He promised to never love again—until she quite literally fell at his feet. Now he’s ruined for anyone else but her.

One Scandalous Christmas – by J. Burrelli
Robert Vaughn, never expected to lay eyes on Kitty Thorpe again. Her misplaced anger confounds him, but the fire in her eyes tempts him to pure folly, of falling in love with her all over again.

The Rogue’s Secret – by Stacy Reid and Giselle Marks
Bachelor, Lord Rupert Rogers, is searching for the treasure his great uncle suggests he has left him but finds an enemy and a bride he must convince with one kiss at a time they are perfect for each other…

The Secrets He Keeps – by Amy Sandas
She’s the madam of an elite London brothel. He’s a master in the art of seduction. Enticing her to his bed will be a pleasure. Convincing her love is real might prove to be impossible.

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‘Always the Bluestocking’ is waiting for you!

Thanks to such amazing reviews from my wonderful readers (that’s you!) the release date of Always the Bluestocking has been brought forward! That means you can grab it right now and lose yourself

Make sure you grab this gorgeous Regency romance and let me know what you think!

Always the bluestocking and never the bride – not that any woman should have to choose…

Book 6 in the bestselling series Never the Bride is now Available! Read FREE in Kindle Unlimited.

Miss Mariah Wynn was adopted and has spent her life attempting to prove herself worthy. Intelligent and witty, it’s nonetheless not a good idea to let a gentleman know you actually have brains. After all, no one marries the bluestocking, even if she is beautiful and but twenty one.

One man who laughs in the face of bluestockings is Patrick O’Leary, Viscount Donal. He knows the woman’s place, and that is most certainly in the home.

Until, that is, he sees Mariah attending a lecture at his alma mater. A woman – at university. He’s determined she won’t get an education. She’s ready to face down any ignorant man, title or no. A battle of intellect storms while a battle of desire fights under the surface.

Will Mariah and Patrick have enough focus to argue while every bone in their bodies wants to make love?

‘Always the Wallflower’ is out!

Can you believe it? Always the Wallflower is now out! This is the fifth book of my Never the Bride series, and I’m so thrilled that so many of you are loving it!

Make sure you grab this gorgeous Regency romance and let me know what you think!

Always the wallflower and never the bride – imprisoned by fear to watch life at the sidelines…

Lady Letitia Cavendish is a Cavendish, but only a cousin of the current Duke so even her name isn’t enough for potential suitors to court her. She’s a wallflower, terrified of putting herself forward, and so life continues on without her.
But at two and twenty, things are getting desperate.

The most confident rake in town, Edward Wynn, is a handsome devil – and being the Viscount of Stulsemere doesn’t hurt. When, despite his best efforts, he’s partnered with the most boring lady at Almack’s, he resigns himself to twenty minutes of silence.

And is astonished. Lady Letitia is nothing like what he expected, and after she storms off and leaves him standing, Edward has to know more.

He’s determined to understand her. She’s torn between remaining invisible and finally making a good match. Personalities collide and compromise seems out of reach as the unexpected happens.

What will society say as the biggest rake courts the wallflower of the season? Can Letitia ever take a step towards a happily ever after?

What makes the best historical romance?

I have read and loved historical romances for…well, almost my entire life! So many of my readers share with me what they are looking for in a historical romance, and I wanted to share some of my favourites.

  1. Titles! Readers love titles – Earls, Dukes, and Princes all round, please!
  2. Friends to lovers. There’s nothing like a good friends to love story – I’ve even written a few myself.
  3. Enemies to lovers. This is probably my favourite type of historical romance, especially if it’s warring clans or families!
  4. A misunderstanding. If there isn’t a misunderstanding, is it even a historical romance?!
  5. Letters, particularly letters from mothers to daughters – so cute!
  6. Obviously, a period of history that is just wonderful. My favourites are medieval and Regency.
  7. Gifts. I love gifts in historical romance, and when it’s jewellery, it’s even cuter.
  8. And last but by no means least…epilogues! I love seeing what happens to the characters after they have found true love.

Have I missed something that you love from historical romances? Tell me in the comments!

‘Always the Best Friend’ is out!

I am so excited to announce that Always the Best Friend is now out! This is the fourth book of my Never the Bride series, and the 5* reviews are pouring in!

Make sure you grab this gorgeous Regency romance and let me know what you think!

Always the best friend and never the bride – it was a trap she never saw coming…

Book 4 in the Never the Bride series is now available. Read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Lady Harriet Stanhope grew up with her twin brother and his friends, never questioning their laughter or their games – but now she’s a young lady, she’s desperate for one friend in particular to see her in a different light.

But after twenty years of knowing each other, she’s just the best friend, not a serious contender for the Duke of Devonshire’s heart.

Montague Cavendish knows what is due to him and his family name, and he is not fool enough to wish for a love match. He’ll find a pretty young thing with plenty of money, and that will be that.

Until Harriet – Harriet – breaks into his rooms to seduce him. He should resist her, he knows he should. But Montague had never imagined such perfection lay beneath the gown of his best friend.

He’s determined to resist. She’s sure that he will fall in love with her after one night of passion.

Mistakes will be made and confusion abound as friendship is put to the ultimate test.

Is it possible for two people raised as siblings to become lovers – and if it all goes wrong, what will be left of their friendship?

The reviews are in!

I’ll admit it: I was a little worried what my lovely readers would think of my latest book, Always the Courtesan. It’s very different from my other books, and I was concerned that people wouldn’t want to read about a young Regency lady who was abducted and forced to work in a brothel.

Well, the reviews are in: and you love it!

“Enjoyable and yes, a little different, but that is always a surprise. Another great additional to this series!” – Lori Dykes

“Emily takes this story in a totally different direction than the usual HEA…and brings them to a happy ending in a story worth reading.” – Betty H

“I loved this story. I’ve been waiting for Honora’s story, and I was not disappointed.” Beth Meador

“A very unusual historical romance that looks impossible to have a happy ending.” Petula Winmill

“Definitely a different romance than the norm, something you will definitely want to read! You will fall in love with Josiah and Honora.” S. Standefer

“This book has a story line from a completely different perspective than I have read before.” Calfborn

“Emily definitely did not write your standard romantic plot with this one. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this series, but Emily outdid herself with this one.” C. Clar

So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy of Always the Courtesan and see what you think of this different Regency romance…

New book! Always the Chaperone

Have you ever been left on the sidelines? Completely ignored? Passed over for another?

Then you know exactly how my latest heroine feels. Lady Charlotte St. Maur, spinster and chaperone, is tired of society and is ready to stop agreeing the chaperone the next generation – until she catches the eye of a rather dashing Major who has now ascended to a title…

The reviews for Always the Chaperone have been pouring it and I am so thrilled to see that so many of you love this book! I put much of myself into Lady Charlotte, and it’s an honour to see so many of you loving it.

Want to read it for yourself? Well hurry up – it’s just 0.99 at the moment!

Emily E K Murdoch's next book 'Always the Bridesmaid' is out now. A woman in a white dress carrying flowers is looking into the distance as though waiting for someone

New Emily Murdoch book on pre-order!

The news is finally out: I have a new SIX BOOK series publishing contract with Dragonblade Publishing!

Bridesmaid

Isn’t she absolutely GORGEOUS? It has been so difficult keeping this secret to myself, and I know you’ll all forgive me for keeping schtum until the very last moment.

This beauty is on pre-order right now for just $0.99, so grab her while you can – and you don’t have long to wait to read her. She’s launched on Thursday 16th January!

Just click here to pre-order at this bargain price!

Always the bridesmaid and never the bride – but not if the Duke of Axwick has anything to do with it…

Miss Tabitha Chesworth is walking down the aisle for the third time, but never as the bride. Frustrated with being passed over, there’s nothing that a well-born lady can do about it. But at four and twenty, she’s starting to worry that this is her lot in life – until a fiery encounter with the Duke of Axwick.

Richard St Maur, sixteenth in his line, has sworn an oath never to marry. He’s seen the damage of the male Axwick line, and he won’t bring another gambler or drunkard into the world. Of course, that doesn’t mean he can’t have a little fun and there’s no one he’d like to play with more than Miss Tabitha Chesworth. He’s determined to have her. She’s determined to hold out until a ring is on her finger. Sparks fly as this repeat bridesmaid takes on one of the most determined men of the ton.

Whose offer will eventually be accepted? Will the Duke of Axwick find his way into Tabitha’s bed – or her heart?

Pre-order now!

What is your favourite historical period?

I love history so much! It’s one of the subjects that I studied at university, and in the UK that’s quite a big deal: typically, you only study one subject at university but I loved history and literature so much, I studied both!

When I first started writing historical romance, I was studying my Medieval Studies Masters at university, and so it seemed perfect timing to write a medieval romance series (which became Conquered Hearts).

After the successful publication of that series, my publishers asked me to write a Regency romance, and so I actually kind of fell into it! I loved the time period so much that I ended up writing six months in that series.

Then one of my author friends – the wonderful Melissa Storm – invited me to write a book in her romance world, and I wrote five books of the foundation of a small town in Texas.

And then I returned to Regency which I loved so much.

It’s hard to pick a favourite time period: I know the medieval era the best, in Regency I have the most fun, and 1840s Texas has challenged me the most!

What is your favourite?