Emily Larkin


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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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Happy News!

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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I love Bujold’s Vorkosigan series, and this is my favorite of them all. I could gush about it forever! I honestly don’t know where to start in extolling its virtues. It’s so clever, and so funny, and so damned perfect. The bugs. The bug butter. The b ...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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