Friday, May 3, 2013

The Spinster's Secret by Emily Larkin: Spotlight



Penniless spinster, Matilda Chapple, lives at isolated Creed Hall, dependent on the austere charity of unloving relatives and under pressure to marry a man twice her age. In an attempt to earn enough money to escape this miserable existence, she writes a series of titillating 'confessions'. Her secret is safe -- until battle-scarred Waterloo veteran, Edward Kane, reluctantly accepts the commission to uncover the anonymous author's identity.

While staying at bleak Creed Hall, Edward finds himself unaccountably drawn to his host's lonely niece. Can Matilda conceal the secret of her scandalous writings, or will Edward discover that the spinster and the risqué authoress are one and the same person? And when Matilda feels the need to experience sex as her fictional courtesan does--will she lose her heart to Edward, along with her virginity?



Title: The Spinster’s Secret
Author: Emily Larkin
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 281 pages
Release Date: February 2013
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-62266-881-6
Imprint: Scandalous


The prequel to The Spinster's Secret, a short and sexy novella called The Countess's Groom, will be released later this year.


I grew up in a house full of words and books: my mother worked as a librarian and a proof-reader, and my father was a writer.

Every day Dad would go down to the little room he'd built under the house and work on his latest book. If he was writing a children's fantasy, he'd read the manuscript aloud to my sister and me. Those were marvelous evenings--curled up on the sofa listening to another chapter.

In primary school I wrote lots of stories; in secondary school I didn't. English became my least favourite subject and I dropped it as soon as I could. Nothing would have made me take English at university!

I had no intention of becoming a writer. Ever. I got a science degree, I spent several years travelling and working overseas, and one day I was sitting on a bus in Syria, with the desert stretching in all directions, and I thought, What if...

Many years have passed since then, but that what if eventually turned into a manuscript, and then another, and another.

I've been a rehabilitation instructor, a library assistant, a postie, a waitress on the Isle of Skye, and even (briefly) a field assistant in Antarctica. I love to travel and have lived in Sweden, backpacked in Europe, and journeyed overland in the Middle East, China, North Africa, and North America. Most recently I've lived in Marlborough, New Zealand and worked in the wine industry.

I write fantasy novels (with strong elements of romance) as Emily Gee, and regency romance novels as Emily Larkin. For more about me, check out this interview on my Emily Gee website.

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