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About Clodagh Murphy
I was born and brought up in Dublin, with my two sisters and two brothers. I didn't like school and spent a lot of time daydreaming while I was waiting to leave. The nuns thought this was a waste of time, but I'm still hoping to prove them wrong and make a living at it.
After school I went to university to study French and Spanish, but I dropped out after a year and moved to London to seek my fortune. I didn't find it, but I had a lot of fun while I was looking. Eventually, I moved back to Dublin, which is now home.
I've had more jobs than I can remember, but always wanted to be a writer. I've been writing stories since childhood, and I had my first novel published in 2009, which was some years later (quite a few, actually). I am now the author of several romantic comedy novels.
The Irish Independent called me 'An exceptionally talented (and hilarious) Irish writer' - which is nice.
I now divide my time between my home in Dublin and the virtual world of the internet. You can find me online at:
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Two old friends. One new beginning. And a secret that could tear them apart.
Ella and Roly have bright futures ahead of them when they meet as teenagers and strike up an unlikely friendship. She has her career in academia all mapped out, and his star is in the ascendant as member of a manufactured boy band.
But ten years later, neither is where they expected to be. A chronic illness forced Ella to abandon her studies and put her dreams on hold, while Roly got kicked out of the band and lost everything – all his money, his career in music, even the underwear-model girlfriend.
When they cross paths again they’re both ready to start over, and they rekindle their friendship as they each try to get back what they lost.
But Ella didn’t tell Roly what really happened the last time they met. And if he finds out, will it be the end of their new beginning?
She's a party girl. He's a party leader. Things are about to get complicated ...
Jenny Hannigan might be a good-time party girl, but all she secretly craves is a family of her own and a life of domestic bliss.
So when she falls in love with handsome politician Richard Allam, she thinks she's found exactly what she's looking for. Leader of his party and poised to become the next Prime Minister, Richard seems to embody the security and stability she's never had.
However, Jenny's troubled background and flirty, fun-loving nature don't exactly make her an ideal candidate for the role of Prime Minister's wife - unlike Richard's ex, the impeccably pedigreed Julia. So Richard's spin doctor, Dev Tennant, is given the job of managing her public image in the run-up to the election.
Jenny tries to fit into Richard's world, navigating her way through his stuffy colleagues, disapproving friends and a scandal-hungry media in pursuit of her happy-ever-after. But as the election campaign gathers momentum, Dev discovers that Jenny has more than a few skeletons in her closet, and he's working overtime to keep them there.
And as her life spins out of control, Jenny starts to wonder if she's been looking for her happy ending in all the wrong places ...
If you like engaging characters, sparky romance and lots of laughs, then you'll love this witty, warm-hearted romantic comedy.
It started with a chance encounter at a Halloween party. Nine months later, the real fun began ...
Last Halloween, Romy had a one-night stand with a stranger dressed as Darth Vader. Now she has a baby named Luke. But who is his father?
Because though she and Darth shared their deepest, darkest secrets, they didn't swap names or numbers.
While Romy is happy to raise Luke on her own, one day he'll need to know the truth about his father, and Darth deserves to know he has a child. There's only one problem. Luke's father knows things about Romy's past that she'd rather stay hidden – and finding him means she’ll have to face the memories she’s been running from.
Just as she's about to give up on ever discovering Darth's true identity, an old flame arrives back in her life with secrets of his own.
Could he be Romy's dark knight? Or is there another?
Frisky Business is a witty, warm-hearted romantic comedy from best-selling Irish author Clodagh Murphy. If you like romance with a bit of heat and a lot of laughs, you'll love this cute and quirky story.
But little does Kate know that the job is all part of a plot concocted by her meddling, eccentric mother, Grace to split Kate from her new fiancé, Brian. Brian has never fit in with the larger-than-life O'Neills, and Grace is hoping that a summer spent living the high life with gorgeous rock stars will bring Kate to her senses and, more importantly, that Will can provide a change of direction for Kate's affections.
When Will's long-term girlfriend, Tina unexpectedly arrives at the villa and seems determined to make Kate's life a misery, temperatures begin to rise. Will Kate finally stand up to her mother and choose Brian, or will she discover that her feelings for Will are stronger than ever?
'Smart, heartwarming and downright hilarious. 10/10.' Joanna Bolouri
Lesley has always fancied herself as an amateur sleuth, a sort of modern day Miss Marple without the support stockings.
So when Al wants to hire her to investigate his elderly uncle’s young fiancée, she jumps at the chance. It doesn’t hurt that the job will involve posing as Al’s girlfriend and joining his glitzy, star-studded family on holiday in Nice.
Stella still can’t quite believe she’s engaged to legendary actor Sir Peter Bradshaw. She accepted what she thought was a deathbed proposal. Now she has a living, breathing fiancé and a wedding to plan.
First, though, she has to get through a holiday in the South of France with Peter’s extended family, who all seem convinced she’s a gold-digger with her sights set on the family fortune.
As Lesley bonds with Stella over shopping trips and bottles of rosé, she thinks she has it all figured out. After all, it’s no great mystery why a young woman would marry a fabulously wealthy seventy-two-year-old with a heart condition, is it? It’s an old story.
And Al may be the nicest boyfriend she’s ever had (even if he is fake), but Lesley believes in instant attraction and there’s just no spark ... no matter how fit he looks in his swimming trunks. So there’s no chance he’s going to grow on her.
But people have a way of surprising you, as she’s about to discover ...
Read what everyone is saying about For Love or Money:
'Clodagh Murphy is the queen of romantic comedy and her latest is witty and warmhearted, with fantastic characters, laugh out loud dialogue and plenty of intrigue. This was my favourite kind of read – one where you fall in love with the characters to the point that they feel like your friends' Sarah Painter
‘I adored every word of this book ... made me laugh, made my eyes tear up a little, and kept me hooked from start to finish.’ Books of All Kinds
‘A clever, sophisticated, funny novel that is definitely one to read. More please!’ Books Are Cool
‘Clodagh Murphy has done it again with For Love or Money. A very likeable heroine and characters will have you in fits of laughter one minute and in tears the next. This book has it all’ Real Tasty Pages
‘My gosh, it was a TREAT!!! Beyond recommended’ BR Maycock’s Book Blog
‘I loved this book ... the intriguing plot kept me page turning well into the night.’ French Village Diaries
‘Romance, humour, secrets and lots of warmth make this book unputdownable ... I dare you not to love it.’ Just 4 My Books
‘I loved the premise, I loved Lesley’s voice, I loved the whole thing ... a really fun read!’ Lilac Mills
‘A lovely romantic comedy packed with humour, drama, secrets, misunderstandings and love. It had me laughing out loud.’ Splashes Into Books
‘Full of fun and surprises ...
Except that NiceGirl attracts the attention of London publisher Mark Bell. Handsome, charming and successful, Mark is offering Claire the life she's always dreamed of - a steady relationship, the literary world of London and a hot book deal.
But when Claire enlists the help of brooding artist Luca to brush up on her sex skills before she's discovered for a fraud, things begin to get complicated...
Great sex, friendship AND love - can't a girl have it all?
But while she enjoys writing steamy scenes for her creative writing class, in reality her love life is an arid wasteland. The boy she's crushed on all year has ditched her after a one-night stand, and her gorgeous tutor (aka Dr Hottie) is strictly off-limits.
So Claire pours her energy into writing an erotic story that fulfills all her fantasies - featuring a bookish student, a hot professor and plenty of sizzling sex when her fictional alter ego turns a hilarious misunderstanding to her advantage.
Soon Claire discovers that spicing things up in the bedroom is easy. All it takes is a little imagination ...
Scenes of a Sexual Nature is a prequel novella to Clodagh Murphy's Some Girls Do. If you like romantic comedy with a bit of heat, then you'll love this laugh-out-loud, sexy story.
Buy this book to start reading this sizzling romantic comedy today!
Claire Kennedy – alias NiceGirl – ist die Verfasserin eines heißen Sexblogs. Was ihre zahlreichen Fans jedoch nicht wissen: Bücherwurm Claire ist nicht ganz so erfahren und experimentierfreudig im Bett wie ihre Online-Persona … Doch dann wird der Londoner Verleger Mark Bell auf Claire aufmerksam, und zwischen den beiden sprühen die Funken. Um nicht aufzufliegen, beschließt Claire, Nachhilfestunden in Sachen Sex zu nehmen. Und wer wäre als Lehrer besser geeignet als der schweigsame, unverschämt attraktive Frauenheld Luca? Alles völlig harmlos und unkompliziert – oder?