Gingerbread Palace Release Day Author Q&A with @emlynley

December 11, 2013



I  probably should have posted this a lot sooner!

Since I need to take a break for an evening class for a few hours, here’s your chance to ask me any questions about me, my books at Dreamspinner or anything about writing.

A comment here will also get you an entry for my second giveaway. I’ll be back later to answer questions.


Since I also did not do a proper self-introduction before, here’s a bit about me and my writing.

I’m EM Lynley, and everyone calls me “Em,” which is easier to say than “E M,” right?

I write only m/m erotic romance, and have been with Dreamspinner since 2009. Most of my work is contemporary, and just about all of it has a mystery/suspense element, since that’s my favorite genre to read.

Italian Ice by EM Lynley Paperback

I am trying some new things and expect to be writing some paranormal/fantasy in the future!  I recently finished a BDSM mystery/suspense novel for Dreamspinner. I can tell you the research for that was fun!

I am a former economist, so many of my books have a financial element too. Now I’m living near San Francisco, and I’ve worked in London, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.

Some of my guilty pleasures: 80′s music, the TV show White Collar, and just about anything that has coconut or watermelon in it.

What are some of your guilty pleasures? Got a question you want to ask about or any of my series or characters? If you’ve read any of my stories, I’d love to know what you thought of them.


8 Responses to “Gingerbread Palace Release Day Author Q&A with @emlynley”

  1. My guilty pleasures include a lot of television. I have a lot of shows that I have to watch every week. it takes a lot of time away from writing, but what can I do?

    I’ve read the first two books of this series. I plan to read the rest, but my To-Read List is sooo long. But I’ll get there. I really enjoyed the first two books, especially “An Intoxicating Crush.”

  2. Andrea M says:

    I’ve read all the Delectables but this one and of all the things I remember about them, it’s the ice cream in the first one that sticks with me. Are all those flavors real or was it your creativity? I wanted to sample all of them. And my guilty pleasures are reading while eating chocolate – or anything else sugary and unhealthy.

  3. Cia Nordwell says:

    I haven’t had the chance to buy any of your stories but I’ve read your free story, Pineapples & Chocolate. I really enjoyed it. I love the mix of men, food, men… :P So, quick question. How do you decide on the next food theme? Is it seasonal for the publication date? A favorite cookbook sequence? Whatever strikes your fancy? My guilty pleasure is, and will always be, a book. eBook, real book, I NEED to read to be happy. Getting a new book makes my budget cry a lot, but the pleasure of reading beats it out most of the time. Like buyer’s guilt… without the remorse, lol.

  4. H.B. says:

    My guilty pleasure is eating chocolate and reading yaoi. I’m sorry to say I haven’t had the opportunity to read any of your books. I do like the covers and blurbs I’ve seen though and I’m definitely going to put a few of your books on my TBR list.

  5. EM Lynley says:

    Hi Sophie, I’m thrilled you enjoyed “Crush.” It was fun to write about something I know well. I used to have a lot of favorite shows too, but now I have to pick carefully or I don’t get enough writing done. :D Thank you for commenting today.

  6. EM Lynley says:

    I’m so pleased you liked “Brand New Flavor.” I made up all the ice cream flavors, but I did check with some chefs and I spent some time at a sorbet shop for research, and everyone agreed the flavors could work. The problem was the base idea I created would take a lot of trial and error, so I decided not to use recipes since they would not taste like my imagination. Almost everyone says they crave ice c ream while reading that book!

  7. EM Lynley says:

    Thanks for stopping by HB. Hope you enjoy it when you get to reading one!

  8. EM Lynley says:

    Hi Cia,
    You see the food theme all the way back to 2009 I think when I wrote Pineapples & Chocolate!
    I have many different ways to get ideas for stories. Sometimes it’s the food itself, like with Brand New Flavor I wanted to have a guy making ice cream. For Gingerbread Palace, I started with the firefighter and then had to decide what my chef would make to ensure he would cross paths with the firefighter. I happen to love gingerbread so my brain found a way to connect a lot of dots. Looking back it seems more complicated to arrange :D

    As a kid I lovee to read as my escape from the real world. Now that I write, that is how I escape!
    Thank you for stopping by!

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