E.M. Lynley

more photos (2)




Anne Regan
513 books | 259 friends

Katie
513 books | 626 friends

Brandilyn
513 books | 828 friends

Kaje Ha...
513 books | 869 friends

J.M. Da...
513 books | 401 friends

Karrie
513 books | 95 friends

Viv
Viv
513 books | 203 friends

Avon Gale
513 books | 151 friends

More friends…



E.M. Lynley

Goodreads Author


Born
in Miami, FL, The United States
May 20

Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
February 2009

URL


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
...more

To ask E.M. Lynley questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

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 Thanks so much for asking! I have had a lot of readers wanting more about the club and some of the supporting characters. I have two projects I'm…moreThanks so much for asking! I have had a lot of readers wanting more about the club and some of the supporting characters. I have two projects I'm developing right now, so I hope to say that there will be something during 2016. Keep an eye out for more details soon!(less)
Average rating: 3.64 · 5,287 ratings · 1,221 reviews · 47 distinct works · Similar authors
Dirty Dining

3.70 avg rating — 585 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sex, Lies & Wedding Bells

3.63 avg rating — 596 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lighting the Way Home (Dele...

by
3.58 avg rating — 245 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Spaghetti Western (Delectab...

3.77 avg rating — 212 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rarer Than Rubies (Precious...

3.51 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Brand New Flavor (Delectabl...

3.40 avg rating — 230 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Gingerbread Palace (Delecta...

3.56 avg rating — 226 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hostile Takeover

3.50 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
One Marine, Hero

3.99 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Out of the Gate

3.78 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by E.M. Lynley…

A couple of years ago, Brandilyn Carpenter asked me for my favorite places in the world. I can’t find the list right now (that would have been a miracle!) but I do know that you’d find Jaisalmer, India in one of the top spots.


jaisalmer view from top


I’ve been lucky enough to travel extensively around the world and even luckier to have been able to set stories in many of my favorite places so I can share the joys (and...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on June 04, 2016 07:01 • 37 views
Sands of Thyme Brand New Flavor Lighting the Way Home An Intoxicating Crush Gingerbread Palace An Extra Helping of Gingerb... Spaghetti Western
Delectable (8 books)
by
3.53 avg rating — 1,344 ratings

Rarer Than Rubies Italian Ice Jaded 24-Karat Conspiracy Precious Gems
Precious Gems (5 books)
by
3.72 avg rating — 700 ratings

A Heat Seeking Missile Animal Instincts
Missile (2 books)
by
3.44 avg rating — 34 ratings

Emerald: Rewriting History Ultramarine: Rewriting Hist...
Rewriting History (2 books)
by
3.44 avg rating — 32 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

EXCERPTS: Italian Ice (Gay & Lesbian)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:34PM
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)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
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.
EXCERPT (Rated R) from "A Christmas Bonus" (Gay & Lesbian)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:32PM
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.
EXCERPT: Ultramarine: Rewriting History 2 (Gay & Lesbian)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM
Description: An excerpt from Ultramarine, sequel to EMERALD: Rewriting History.
The Christmas Bonus (Gay & Lesbian)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:30PM
Description: Chapter One of The Christmas Bonus, featured in Well-Hung by the Chimney
More of E.M.’s writing…
The Shepherdess o...
E.M. Lynley is currently reading
by Linda Lafferty (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Secrets Of Ac...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

E.M.’s Recent Updates

E.M. Lynley is now friends with Anne Regan
62202517
24-Karat Conspiracy by E.M. Lynley
"This is my favorite book in the series. I love reading about established couples and Trent and Reed are one of my favs. Their chemistry was great from book one but Reed seemed to always hold a bit of himself back. This book changed all of that. Re..." Read more of this review »
Holy Cow! by E.M. Lynley
"Holy Cow! This was a great short story!

In my uneducated opinion, usually short stories are pretty simple—at no fault to the author. It’s hard to get into much detail or plot twists when you are staying within the constraints of a short story. I am..." Read more of this review »
E.M. Lynley wants to read
Holy Cow! by E.M. Lynley
Rate this book
Clear rating
E.M. Lynley and 6 other people liked Denise H.'s review of One Marine, Hero:
One Marine, Hero by E.M. Lynley
"*** "One Marine, Hero" is a military mystery/romance !! *** Our hero, has been awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor, and is now on the Marine Air Corps that flies the President and dignitaries. He is Captain Jake Woodley, a blue eyed, crew cut..." Read more of this review »
E.M. Lynley wants to read
First Comes Marriage by Shira Anthony
First Comes Marriage
by Shira Anthony (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
E.M. Lynley rated a book really liked it
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
The Brass Verdict
by Michael Connelly (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2016
Rate this book
Clear rating
After listening to The Gods of Guilt I decided to go back and re-read(listen) to the other Mickey Haller books. Unfortunately, the Lincoln Lawyer was checked out of my library so I went to Book 2.

I still rate this a 4.

However upon listening again, I
...more
E.M. Lynley rated a book really liked it
The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
The Gods of Guilt
by Michael Connelly (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2016
Rate this book
Clear rating
Overall I really enjoyed this story, especially how we learn more from Mickey's past through the latest victim. It's a fairly solid mystery and investigation through the defense. I listened to the audiobook version and really like Peter Giles as the ...more
E.M. Lynley wants to read 52 books in the 2016 Reading Challenge
3890
She has read 2 books toward her goal of 52 books.
 
Create your own 2016 Reading Challenge »
More of E.M.'s books…
“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.”
E.M. Lynley, Dirty Dining

“Well, most places leave a mint on your pillow, but I think I like the way they do things out West a whole lot better.”
E.M. Lynley, Spaghetti Western

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Romance Readers R...: Read the Month Challenge: September 114 259 Jun 11, 2010 09:27AM  
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

“I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.”
James A. Michener

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
Robert Frost

“I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.”
Mae West

“I am not young enough to know everything.”
Oscar Wilde
tags: age

20149 M/M Romance — 21163 members — last activity 17 minutes ago
MCA Nominations now Open The #1 resource on the Internet for M/M Romance fans, this group has something for everyone. * Book and Series ...more
45452 Dreamspinner Press — 2018 members — last activity Dec 02, 2016 01:08PM
A place for authors and readers of Dreamspinner Press to interact.
61362 Bay Area M/M Romance Book Club — 27 members — last activity May 21, 2015 03:40PM
This group is for fans of M/M Romance who live in the San Francisco Bay Area and would like to get together IRL to hang out and chat about the books ...more
84674 Mysteries & Crime Thrillers — 7372 members — last activity 31 minutes ago
Mysteries, Cozies, Detective Fiction, Courtroom Drama, Romantic Suspense, Thrillers, Action Adventure... Pick up free giveaways from publishers and ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 66623 members — last activity 3 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
3579 Gay fiction/non-fiction — 898 members — last activity Dec 02, 2016 01:08PM
A group for sharing thoughts on favorite books involving gay life, themes or issues. (To see all discussions, click on "all" to the right of ...more
44519 Q&A with Cat Grant — 33 members — last activity Jun 26, 2012 06:27PM
A Q&A forum for the m/m and menage author Cat Grant.
2862 Dick Francis Reading Group — 147 members — last activity Jul 21, 2016 08:35AM
All Dick Francis fans are invited to join! Also visit our website for information on joining our email discussion group.
49622 Riptide Publishing — 1006 members — last activity Mar 23, 2015 09:02PM
Ride the Wave
48715 Positively Book Crazy — 855 members — last activity Aug 27, 2016 06:54AM
Hey all!! We have changed our name to fit US more…… now that we love to talk and read about all different books we just had to come up with something ...more
More of E.M.’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-20)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 20: 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?"


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.

Feel free to share with your friends!


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..
https://www.goodreads.com/event/show/...


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!


http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...


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!


message 4: by Shell

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! =)

http://www.cardshark.com/content/view...



back to top