Book Room Clear Out

on October 23, 2020

My book storage room is getting seriously full and I was thinking of what I could do with all these author copies that are just stacking up now that I no longer run monthly contests.  And I thought, maybe I could finish off 2020 by doing some good. So, here’s the deal.  This is *not*

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Sign Up for Lucy’s Newsletter

on October 23, 2020

I haven’t done a regular newsletter in a while, so I went to the source to figure out what I should include in it nowadays.  I asked readers and other authors what they wanted to see in an author newsletter (or what they included in their own). There were some nearly unanimous elements suggested/requested: Info

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New Presents Coming Feb 2021

on October 13, 2020
Book Cover for After the Billionaire's Wedding Vows

AFTER THE BILLIONAIRE’S WEDDING VOWS FEB 2021 Harlequin Presents/M&B Modern Can this Greek marriage go the distance? Find out in this passionate and dramatic romance by USA TODAY bestselling author Lucy Monroe! First came passion, then came vows… What comes after “I do”? Greek tycoon Andros Kristalakis knew that his white-hot whirlwind romance with Polly

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Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist

on September 28, 2020
A quote by Harriet Braiker: striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.

When I was a young woman, I didn’t just strive to be perfect, I strove to be a perfectionist.  I had been told by society, by my family from my earliest memories, that to be a perfectionist was a good thing.  Society has so many messages for women, one of the most prevalent being that

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Romance Conventions & Reader Expectations

on August 31, 2020
Are we married to certain literary conventions when we define genre romance?

I’ve been listening to Neil Gaiman’s MasterClass on Genre Fiction and it’s got me thinking.  Probably because so much of what he has said in his other courses struck a chord with me, I found it double disconcerting to be caught up short by his definition of genre fiction. Loosely stated, he says he had

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Craft of Writing Series by Lucy Monroe

on April 8, 2020

Anyone who knows me well, knows I love to mentor and to teach.  My agoraphobia had already curtailed my opportunities to do so (limiting my travel to the few months of summer when it’s most under control) when COVID-19 hit. And I realized I could keep mentoring if I was willing to put myself out

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