USA Today bestseller and award winning author of the new steamy mafia romance series, Syndicate Rules, Lucy Monroe’s love affair with books and reading began at age 4. She often climbed her mother’s book stacks to pull down the novels on the top shelves. When she was caught reading the Reader’s Digest Condensed Version of “The Godfather” while still in Kindergarten, those books got moved. Although she’s a voracious readers of many genres, romance has been her passion since she snuck that first Harlequin from her oldest sister’s bedside table (again way too early).
Lucy has hit national bestsellers lists in England and the USA. She’s had more than 90 books published and been translated into numerous languages with her books for sale in dozens of countries. Her highly charged, sensual stories touch on the realities of life while giving the reader a fantasy story not easily forgotten. Lucy’s books transport her readers to a special place where the heart rules and love conquers all.
Her path to publication was not strewn with rose petals or even pavement though! Lucy wrote more than one million words of romantic fiction before selling her 13th manuscript to Harlequin Presents. However, she subsequently sold all the romance manuscripts she’d written prior to that to Harlequin, Kensington, Berkley & Samhain. She went on to write more books and published with Grand Central as well, before embarking on an exciting journey into indie publishing. In early 2023 Lucy fell in love with a new subgenre of romance, reading hundreds of mafia romances and launching her own series.
Known for her emotional depth, snappy dialogue, solid plotting and dry wit, Monroe’s stories have found their way into readers’ hearts and their keeper shelves. Which is exactly where she most wants to be. An author who writes so she can touch readers’ hearts, she’s never happier than when hearing from readers when she’s done so.