Today I’d like to welcome Emily Murdoch, author of Regency romances, to guest blog and explain a little more about her new series, Ravishing Regencies.
“I absolutely love the Regency period. I mean, what’s not to love? Careful manners, courting and wooing, gowns and balls . . . it’s enough to make me swap Colgate for chalk!
But just because we see the Regency as a time when all manners were watched and no one did anything truly scandalous on our television screens, that does not necessarily mean that was quite true during the 1810s.
Illegitimate children, mistresses and lovers, and huge gambling debts that threatened to ruin them – and that was just the royal family.
That why I wanted to write a Regency series that stretched people’s expectations. Ravishing Regencies includes dukes, earls, and a count or two, but it also had blackmailers, courtesans, and accused murderers. Mistaken identity and lies by omission abound, along with a marriage of convenience and sizzling moments between the sheets.
In short, everything that I want to read in a steamy Regency romance!
But Ravishing Regencies is unusual in that I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its publication. I want to make Ravishing Regencies absolutely incredible, so I’m asking lovers of romance to support with £19/$25, and they’ll receive all eight ebooks, a signed paperback, a limited edition bookmark AND a digital surprise – and there are £4/$5 options too.
If you really want to get involved, then higher support amounts give you the chance to name characters, have an exclusive chat with me on Skype, or even make a major character decision!
I have never done anything like this before. I don’t know what names my characters will be given, or what they may do next! But I cannot wait to find out.
Join us in the Ravishing Regencies Team, and explore a Regency novella series that you can lose yourself in.”
Emily Murdoch is a historian and writer. Throughout her career so far she has examined a codex and transcribed medieval sermons at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, designed part of an exhibition for the Yorkshire Museum, worked as a researcher for a BBC documentary presented by Ian Hislop, and worked at Polesden Lacey with the National Trust. She has a degree in History and English, and a Masters in Medieval Studies, both from the University of York. Emily has a medieval series, a Regency novella series, and an 1840s Western series published, and is currently working on several new projects.