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E.M. Lynley

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EM Lynley writes gay erotic romance. She loves books where the hero gets the guy and the loving is 11 on a scale of 10. Her Precious Gems series is best described as “Indiana Jones meets Romancing the Stone”—only gayer. The Delectable series is Gay Romance with Taste.

A Rainbow Award winner and EPPIE finalist, EM has worked in high finance, high tech, and in the wine industry, though she'd rather be writing hot, romantic man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived an
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E.M. Lynley I'm almost finished with Book 4 in the Precious Gems Series. It's been such fun to revisit Trent and Reed and see how they've progressed since their…moreI'm almost finished with Book 4 in the Precious Gems Series. It's been such fun to revisit Trent and Reed and see how they've progressed since their return from Japan. They're so great together, and Reed starts to open up about himself in a way only Trent could bring out. Now if I could come up with a title, the book would be just about perfect. (less)
E.M. Lynley Write and keep writing. Find a neutral writing or critique partner who will give you unbiased feedback about what works and what doesn't work. Find…moreWrite and keep writing. Find a neutral writing or critique partner who will give you unbiased feedback about what works and what doesn't work. Find another crit partner who is already published so you can get some guidance about how to improve your writing and your storytelling.

Most of all, make sure you write something you love, something you would pay to read. If you're passionate and in love with your story, readers will be too.

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read this highly recommended re-issue of a tale with classic elements that turn a predictable story on its head.” – Becky Condit/USA Today

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Description: Dirty Dining–-NSFW–- Jeremy’s a grad student who’s always short of money. When his fellowship gets canceled he’s tempted to take a job at a men’s dining club as a serving boy. The uniforms are skimpy and he’s expected to remove an item of clothing after each course. He can handle that, but he soon discovers there’s more on the menu here than fine cuisine. How far will he go to pay his tuition, and will money get in the way when he realizes he’s interested in more from one of his gentlemen?
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Description: Alec Compton's dream job at a Wall Street investment firm is on the line if he can't close a make-or-break takeover deal by the end of the year. The buyer is none other than world-renowned billionaire and corporate raider Brant Linton, recently named one of the hottest and most eligible gay businessmen. Electricity crackles at their first meeting, and Alec's thoughts drift far from business, despite his distaste for Brant's business practices. When Brant takes off early to spend Christmas with his sister's family on the exclusive French Polynesian island of Taha'a, Alec has no choice but to follow if he wants to get Brant to sign on the dotted line. But Brant's sister has forbidden him from conducting business during the holidays and Alec must masquerade as Brant's boyfriend. Then business turns into pleasure, but neither Brant nor Alec know whether the other is there for the deal, or for something more personal in EM Lynley's sizzling holiday novella A CHRISTMAS BONUS.
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Description: In this exciting sequel to Rarer Than Rubies, gay romance author Trent Copeland and former FBI agent Reed Action head to Italy for a Roman holiday. What should be a relaxing and romantic vacation is interrupted when Reed’s not-so-former boss asks for his help with a case. Trent's shocked to discover in the six months they’ve been living together in LA, Reed hasn’t been completely honest about his “retirement.” Reed heads for Sicily on the trail of a suspected antiquities-smuggling ring and to find Peter Isett—a former FBI partner he also hasn’t been completely truthful about. Stung by Reed’s dishonesty, Trent questions what else Reed might be hiding. But when he overhears something that tells him Reed's life is in danger, Trent follows Reed to a remote chain of ancient volcanic islands off Sicily's northern coast. Soon Trent is caught up in the smugglers’ web, and Reed must decide between his heart and his mission—a decision complicated by his past with Peter. Reed’s position is perilous: unless he can learn to put the past behind him, he risks destroying everything he's built with Trent.
EXCERPTS: Rarer Than Rubies (Gay & Lesbian)
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Description: When Trent Copeland runs into Reed Acton at a Bangkok airport, he thinks the handsome American is too good to be true. Why would someone like Reed be interested in a quiet, introverted gay-romance writer? After all, even an obvious tourist like Trent can see that there is more to Reed's constant unexplained appearances in his path than meets the eye. Reed Acton has one mission and one mission only: he needs to get the map that was accidentally slipped into Trent's bag and keep the mobsters who want the priceless artifact from taking deadly revenge. Trent Copeland is a delicious and damned near irresistible diversion, but Reed can't afford distractions right now, especially if he wants to keep Trent safe. From Bangkok's seediest back alleys to the sacred north, the two men will fight to stay one step ahead of the bad guys and learn that the only treasure worth finding is... each other. NOTE: This is a second edition, expanded and completely re-edited by Dreamspinner Press, from an earlier e-book release, originally published by Ravenous Romance, titled Thief of Hearts: Tempted in Thailand.
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“Jeremy, when I first met you, you filled a void in my life—a physical need—in a fun and exciting way. But the more I spend time with you, especially like last night, where I can talk to you and get to know you, the more I realize you fill up the emptiness in my heart too.”
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E.M. Lynley Tammy K. wrote: "I am missing Trent and Reed, how long until the next book?
And...
Which other book of yours has a Trent like character?"


Tammy, the fourth book in the series is finished and turned in!
As for another book with a Trent-like character? Jay in Brand New Flavor has some of Trent's personality traits. He makes this amazing ice cream, but on the personal side he's not very sure of himself.

Evan Taylor in Out of the Gate is a little like Trent in that he is stronger than he thinks he is and he finds love in the most unlikely place.

Hope those suggestions help!
--EM


message 19: by E.M.

E.M. Lynley Thank you for voting me as one of the September Authors of the Month in the M/M Romance group.

To reward you, I've asked Dreamspinner Press to make a special discount code for any of my titles.

Use code EM0914 for 15% off all my books during September, including pre-orders for Spaghetti Western
Spaghetti Western (Delectable #5) by E.M. Lynley

See all my Dreamspinner titles.

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message 18: by E.M. (last edited Aug 30, 2014 10:35AM)

E.M. Lynley Friends, bloggers, reviewers:
I'm still taking blog tour stops for the Spaghetti Western release tour starting 17 September.

Spaghetti Western (Delectable #5) by E.M. Lynley
Spaghetti Western

All the information is here on the "event page" including blurb, etc..
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message 17: by E.M.

E.M. Lynley Tammy K. wrote: "I am missing Trent and Reed, how long until the next book?
And...
Which other book of yours has a Trent like character?"


Hi Tammy! Thanks so much for asking. I'm working on Jaded, book 3, right now. We're hoping for October as a release date, with book 4 hopefully not too far behind. I hope to finish that one over the summer.


Tammy K. I am missing Trent and Reed, how long until the next book?
And...
Which other book of yours has a Trent like character?


message 15: by E.M.

E.M. Lynley Susan wrote: "Thank you for the friendvite, E.M. Loved both Precious Gems books, and will soon be starting Delectable."

Hi Susan, nice to meet you here on GR. Thanks for the friendship and I'm so thrilled you liked the Gems books. Happy Holidays.


message 14: by Susan

Susan Thank you for the friendvite, E.M. Loved both Precious Gems books, and will soon be starting Delectable.


message 13: by E.M. (last edited Aug 25, 2012 01:56PM)

E.M. Lynley I'm about to start a live chat over at the Dreamspinner Press Group here on GR... stop by and Meet the Author with me!


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message 12: by Susan

Susan Laine Thanks for the friendship accept, E.M.


message 11: by Lavinia

Lavinia Lewis Hi EM, Thanks for the add! Just read your previous comments and learnt you're a procrastinator and a list maker. We should get on well! :D


message 10: by Val

Val Kovalin Thanks for the friends add, EM! Best, Val


S.J.D. Peterson Thanks for accepting the friend request Em!


message 8: by E.M.

E.M. Lynley Cole wrote: "Hi EM! Thanks for adding me as a friend! By the way, I'm reviewing Thief of Hearts: Tempted in Thailand sometime next week over at Jessewave. I can't wait to read it!"

Wow, that's really a coincidence; Wave didn't say whether anyone had claimed it yet. I hope you enjoy it. I enjoyed your review of Serena Yates' book today and decided to follow your reviews here, too!


message 7: by Cole

Cole Riann Hi EM! Thanks for adding me as a friend! By the way, I'm reviewing Thief of Hearts: Tempted in Thailand sometime next week over at Jessewave. I can't wait to read it!


message 6: by Shell

Shell EM wrote: "I'm in California, so I haven't even left for work yet. I get up early to get some writing done before, and then again in the evening. It's a new job and the schedule is taking lots of getting used..."

Oh my goodness! Working before work and after! Ok, you win! :)

New schedules are always hard. Just getting out of one habit and into another and getting your body adjusted to it takes some time. I'm in Florida, but we just moved from the northeast and we're so far west in FL that we're in central time zone now. I'm still waking up between 5:30-6am here instead of 6:30-7. Although, I've found that I can get a ton done in the mornings before my daughter wakes up, so I may just keep getting up at the crack of dawn!

Well, Friday is pretty much over now! Yay! Have a wonderful weekend!


message 5: by E.M.

E.M. Lynley I'm in California, so I haven't even left for work yet. I get up early to get some writing done before, and then again in the evening. It's a new job and the schedule is taking lots of getting used to!


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Shell EM wrote: "Michelle wrote: "Hi EM! Thanks for the friend request! I hope you're having a wonderful day!"

thanks for friending back! It's Friday, and I'm concentrating on that right now. How about you?"


That's a good thing to concentrate on! Only a few more hrs until your weekend can start! I'm a stay-at-home mom at the moment, so everyday is a work day. :D And I think I'm trying to get an award in procrastination this morning. I've made lists though, so that's progress, right?


message 3: by E.M.

E.M. Lynley Michelle wrote: "Hi EM! Thanks for the friend request! I hope you're having a wonderful day!"

thanks for friending back! It's Friday, and I'm concentrating on that right now. How about you?


message 2: by Shell

Shell Hi EM! Thanks for the friend request! I hope you're having a wonderful day!


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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