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Brenda Murphy

Brenda Murphy writes short fiction and novels. She loves tattoos and sideshows and yes, those are her monkeys.  When she is not loitering at her local tea shop and writing, she wrangles two kids, one dog, and an unrepentant parrot.  She reviews books, blogs about life as a writer with ADHD and publishes photographs on her blog Writing While Distracted .  Sign up for her email list here for book free stories, publishing news, discount codes, and the occasional recipe.

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Email Address: quinbysideshow@gmail.com


Books By Brenda Murphy

Word Count: 64000

Character Identities: Lesbian

Summary: Dropped from her television show after a very public split with her cheating ex, celebrity chef Mai Li wants nothing more than to reopen her parent's shuttered restaurant and make a fresh start in her former hometown. So what if twenty years of neglect has left the building in need of a major renovation? Seduced by Mai's charm and determination, hard-edged contractor Dale Miller agrees to take on her renovation project. After a spring storm causes significant damage to the building and renovation costs exceed Mai's budget, Dale offers her a deal, but is it a price Mai willing to pay?    

On the Square - Brenda Murphy - University Square
On the Square

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Pairing: F-F

August 17, 2020

Word Count: 63000

Character Identities: Lesbian, Polyamorous

Summary: Elaine MacLeod, the most feared and revered Mistress of Rowan House, is frustrated. Overworked, still hurt and angry over the departure of her long-term lover, she refuses to admit Rowan House needs another Mistress to accommodate their guests. Unconvinced anyone will be able to meet her high standards, Elaine grudgingly agrees to audition the sole applicant, Petra Grendhal. Robin Broadacre would do anything for the woman who rescued her from certain death at the hands of her previous employers. When she volunteers to assist Petra with her audition, Elaine is forced to reckon with her desire for Robin. Drawn to Petra’s fiery strength and icy demeanor as well Robin’s devotion, Elaine finds herself torn between her passion for both women. When Petra disappears on a trip to Oslo, Elaine and Robin’s search leads them to menaces from Robin’s past and a fight for their lives.

Double Six - Brenda Murphy
Double Six

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Pairing: F-F

November 18, 2019

Word Count: 66000

Character Identities: Lesbian

Summary: Martha McLeod, Head Mistress of Rowan House, Skye’s most exclusive pleasure house, is heartbroken. Frustrated and lonely after a bitter split with her lover, she departs Rowan House for Lake Como, Italy to seek solace at the feet of Madam Givernay, keeper of Martha’s deepest secret. Lake Como and Madam’s attention is the perfect balm for Martha’s broken heart until she meets Mistress Lucia Coruso. Captivated by Lucia’s regal elegance and cool demeanor, Martha is torn between her desire for Lucia and the fear her secret will be revealed. When an extortionist threatens to destroy Rowan House, Martha and Lucia must join forces to save it.  

Knotted Legacy - Brenda Murphy
Knotted Legacy

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Pairing: F-F, 4+ or Other

September 10, 2018

Word Count: 66000

Character Identities: Lesbian

Summary: Octavia Vargus had everything she wanted at Rowan House, Skye’s most exclusive pleasure house, except the one thing she craved.  Longing for the freedom to explore both sides of her nature she leaves Rowan House and her mistress, for a new start in Italy with her partner Bridget Murray. Vivian Abiola is a connection to a past Octavia would like to forget, and a love she never expected to see again. After Octavia’s past relationship with Vivian is exposed, Octavia and Bridget explore the limits of their desires with Vivian.  When an arsonist threatens to destroy the vineyard, past loyalties and secrets endanger their lives, and the three women’s relationship. Will their love survive the firestorm of doubt, intrigue, and jealousy?  

Both Ends of the Whip - Brenda Murphy
Both Ends of the Whip

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Pairing: F-F, 4+ or Other

May 7, 2018

Word Count: 65000

Character Identities: Lesbian

Summary: Fast cars, motorcycles, and one-night-stands have been Mac’s life since she left the military. Bitter over a lost love and never one to gamble, she ends potential relationships with surgical precision to avoid another heartache. After her flight to Italy is delayed by a wicked storm she intervenes when a drunk passenger threatens the desk agent. Impressed with her courage, fellow passenger Lana Baroni offers to buy her a drink. One coffee and an upgrade later, they spend the fight to Italy talking cars and racing. When a site-seeing date with Lana turns into an afternoon tryst, Mac has to choose: hit the brakes, or roll the throttle and risk everything to win Lana’s love.

One - Brenda Murphy
One

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Pairing: F-F

November 6, 2017

Word Count: 50000

Character Identities: Lesbian

Summary: Jaya Pomroy falls desperately in love with Sarah while vacationing at an exclusive BDSM pleasure house. Unwilling to become Jaya’s possession, yearning for independence, Sarah refuses to leave with her and they part after a bitter fight. Six years later they meet again. Fighting to leave her past behind, but unable to resist her attraction for Jaya, Sarah agrees to try again. Jaya has to cope with new rules and new roles. When a former client threatens to expose Sarah, Jaya risks everything to protect her. Can their love survive in the real world filled with vengeful ex-lovers and deadly secrets? F/F, age difference, BDSM, D/S  

Sum of the Whole - Brenda Murphy
Sum of the Whole

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Pairing: F-F

June 19, 2017

Word Count: 40000

Character Identities: Lesbian

Summary: Obsession. Pleasure. Pain. Desire. Love. Four women—heartbroken and lost—long to satisfy their soul-deep need for the sensual blend of pain and pleasure, but have not found relief for the ache…until now. Dominance, submission, power exchange, and love lost-and-found feature in this collection of stories about women willing to risk everything in their quest for passion and love. F/F Kink, Power Play  

Dominique and Other Stories - Brenda Murphy
Dominique and other Stories

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Pairing: F-F

September 26, 2016