Emily Larkin

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Emily Larkin is the USA Today bestselling author of the Baleful Godmother historical romance series, a series that readers are calling “sexy, unusual and vastly entertaining,” and "ridiculously wonderful."

When not reading or writing, Emily can be found hiking—preferably somewhere off the beaten track. She loves to travel, and has lived in Sweden, backpacked in Europe and North America, and traveled overland in the Middle East, China, and North Africa. Her varied career includes stints as a field assistant in Antarctica and a waitress on the Isle of Skye.

Emily writes fantasy novels as Emily Gee, and historical romance novels as Emily Larkin. She has been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA award, as well as the National Readers
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Emily Larkin Interesting question, Summer! You know, I’ve never thought about it before. I think … I like a mixture of both. Usually I write about people who don’t…moreInteresting question, Summer! You know, I’ve never thought about it before. I think … I like a mixture of both. Usually I write about people who don’t know each other falling in love, but sometimes I want to write about characters with a shared history. I really enjoyed writing My Lady Thief. It was fun to tip all Adam and Arabella’s prejudices upside down and watch them learn to see each other through new eyes.(less)
Emily Larkin Yes, there will be more Baleful Godmother books! I'm starting a new Baleful Godmother series set in Regency England featuring a family of aristocratic…moreYes, there will be more Baleful Godmother books! I'm starting a new Baleful Godmother series set in Regency England featuring a family of aristocratic cousins (the Garlands), plus there's another set of cousins who'll get their own series. The first books should be out in 2018.
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Last month was the Romance Writers of New Zealand annual conference, which is always great fun—three wonderful days of catching up with other writers (and drinking cocktails).

Imagine my surprise when Primrose and the Dreadful Duke won both the Long Romance of the Year and the Best Overall Romance of the Year awards!

It was a very joyful surprise. I’m delighted that readers love Oliver and Primros Read more of this blog post »
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Gosh, I love THE TALISMAN RING! It’s one of Heyer’s funniest novels, filled with adventure and comedy and derring-do. Within its pages you’ll encounter smugglers and Bow Street Runners, a possible headless horseman, two heroines, two heroes, and a mu ...more
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A very enjoyable MM romantic comedy with paranormal elements from a top romance writer. If you’re looking for something fun and romantic and a little bit off beat, this is the book for you. OUT OF BODY had me laughing helplessly in a crowded airport ...more
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I have no interest in the British royal family and a strong dislike of American politics, but I loved this story. Presidential son hates British prince and then . . . they fall in love. And it’s surprisingly entertaining.
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Brothers in Arms is another of my favorite Bujolds. This book is so much fun! It’s set on a futuristic Earth, where great dykes hold back the sea. Miles is trying to juggle his real identity (as a young Barrayaran lieutenant) and his secret identity ...more
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Man, I loved this book! I absolutely devoured it. Even though I was moving house and should have been packing boxes, I couldn’t tear myself away. I love Rowell’s writing style. It’s quirky and original and she manages not to info-dump despite it bein ...more
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I love this book! There’s magic and monsters, action and adventure, and an amazing kick-butt military commander heroine with a wonderfully flawed second-in-command hero. Oh, and a love triangle. The story of Tevra (the commander) finding Hetwith (the ...more
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This book is both an atmospheric and twisty murder mystery and an emotional male/male romance. In a nutshell: small-town cop teams up with a big city investigator (who has a tragic past) to track down a serial killer. The small-town cop and the big c ...more
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Ethan of Athos by Lois McMaster Bujold
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This is quite an old Bujold, but still one of my favorites. And actually, now that I think about it, it’s probably the first male/male romance I ever read, because while this book is a sci fi adventure romp on the surface, underneath all the derring- ...more
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“The speeches revealed his public face—articulate, championing an end to slavery—but the notes he’d written in the margins of the essay were more personal, more private. This was the man uncensored. Each jotted word, each underlined sentence, gave her a glimpse of who he was. His thoughts, his opinions, his values—all were laid out for her to see.”
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