I’m EM Lynley, author of gay mystery and romance. If you like some spice in your mystery and a little extra thrill in your romance, you’ll probably like my books.
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December 2015 update:
(Note: This website was hacked and some of the content was lost, you’ll find more posts over on my blog.)
Three books were awarded Runner Up status in this years Rainbow Awards!
Dirty Dining was Runner Up for Best Erotic Romance, while One Marine, Hero and 24-Karat Conspiracy made the Runner Up list for Best Gay Mystery/Thriller!
Coming Soon & Recent Releases:
12 Courses — Thom Kennedy returns to San Francisco to take up the reins at a top restaurant and has to convince his boss to let him serve a vegan holiday menu, while trying not to fall for Blake Warner, his ex, who has a lot more baggage and secrets than Thom expected. Will Blake turn out to be a lump of coal, or will he make Thom’s holiday shine?
One Marine, Hero It’s about a marine helicopter pilot and a Washington DC journalist. It’s got a little bit of Scandal, West Wing and my own experiences working for the White House. (Read a loooong excerpt!)
24-Karat Conspiracy (Precious Gems #4) Trent and Reed are back and sexier than ever as the hunt down stolen Babylonian gold!
Sexy chefs, second chances and YUM: A #Delectable Twist on the Holidays = 12 Courses #mmromance @dreamspinners –
12 Courses, the sixth book in the Delectable Series, is coming December 23! Thom Kennedy Leyton returns to San Francisco to take up the reins of Graze, one of the city’s best restaurants, years after he lost his job when his innovative new set of recipes was stolen. Thom’s loss of self-esteem eventually caused his boyfriend, Blake Warner, to end their relationship, sending Thom into a deep depression. Now, cured of fifty excess pounds and any attraction to Blake, Thom’s back in town. Blake catches him off guard when he visits Graze several...read more
I wasn’t actually going to enter any books in the Rainbow Awards this year, but I decided to give it a go, because the entry fees were going to charity. All I really had to lose was another layer off my already-battered ego. I learned years ago that sometimes it’s safer to not ask for other people’s opinions. As it happens, I think two of my recent releases are some of the best writing I’ve ever done. (Yes, practice does help, though when it comes to writing, it certainly doesn’t make perfect.) And I also had my...read more
“The best story I’ve ever read by EM Lynley… and elevates her to rock star level for me.” – Becky Condit, USA Today (5 stars) “Wonderful novel and excellent perspective on the military life. Probably the best, most realistic description of military life and social gatherings I have read in a very long time. The romance and relationship aspects drove this book forward.” — Rainbow Award Judge Just 99c, 99p or .99 Euros at Amazon, 99c at Dreamspinner Press, and 99c at ARE (ends 12/19) He’s a hero...read more
3 Brand New Audiobooks Just Released! I’m so thrilled to announce that some of my favorite and most popular titles are now available for your listening–uh–pleasure! All audiobooks can be found on Audible.com, iTunes and Amazon! Get in the Holiday Mood! Listen to the sample A week before Christmas, Alex Bancroft’s bakery goes up in flames. When he runs back inside after a dog, firefighter Kevin Flint has to rescue Alex – and Quincy – from the smoldering building, endangering them and inflaming Kevin’s...read more
As part of Dreamspinner’s DreamReaders program, three of my best-selling novels are just 99 cents all weekend long at Dreamspinner Press! Until midnight EDT Sunday, June 21, 2015 BUY British actor Wesley Tremayne thinks he’s close to hitting the big time—a film career—with his role as a hunky explorer on a popular American TV show. Success should be just around the corner, as long as he keeps his sexual orientation a secret. Wes’s best friend and beard, Julia Compton, forms the other half of a glamorous Hollywood couple that’s...read more
Action? Check. Suspense? Check. Romance? Check, check, CHECK! June 12 (Friday) is release day for 24-Karat Conspiracy! 24-Karat Conspiracy is Book 4 in the Precious Gems Series, but I’ve been planning this book since I wrote Italian Ice in 2011. This installment in the series is truly Reed’s story. You’ll learn things about him I’ve had to keep under my hat for ages, and I’m thrilled and relieved to be able to share them with you now. When you pre-order, you’ll also get a bonus freebie story! (LIMITED TO 50 people) To claim your bonus,...read more
USA Today Love and Lust Recommendation “read this highly recommended re-issue of a tale with classic elements that turn a predictable story on its head.” – Becky Condit/USA Today The year is 2009… Sex, Lies & Wedding Bells was my first published novel. It came out in February of that year. I had just gotten laid off from my job as a wine buyer for a large retail chain, and having this book start selling was really important validation for me. If you’ve ever been part of a big layoff (1/3 of our company) you know how demoralizing...read more
Hate writing blurbs for your book? Join the club. But, there is a magic formula for writing blurbs and I’m going to show it to you. In fact, I’ll show you several “fill in the blank” templates if you need them, as well as discuss why each element is crucial to selling your book. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, the book “blurb” or description is the second most powerful tool to sell your book. (A knockout cover is #1). We’ve all been there. We’ve finished the book, edited it, got it ready to publish, and now we face the...read more
One of the most joyful experiences as an author (for me, at least) is knowing my book has the perfect cover. It’s not as easy as you might think. I’m not an artist and I generally have a difficult time conveying my vision to the cover artist. So I was absolutely delighted to discover this gorgeous photograph on Deviant Art. It perfectly illustrates my main character Jeremy Linden (my deceptively attractive geek) and the precise tone of Dirty Dining. In fact, Jeremy spends a lot of time in those little white shorts, until he takes them...read more
It’s amazing to realize the Delectable Series has eight stories, including the two bonus editions. Though each one is a standalone, there are a few characters who cross into other stories briefly. I’m thinking it might be time for more interaction between the couples. What characters would you like to see meet in a future story? Who would you like to know more about? Leave a comment with your “dream scenario” for a cross over or an aspect of food and/or wine that you’d love to read about. I’ll choose a winner to get their...read more