About Lucy

My name is Lucy Monroe and I write spicy romance books that end in an HEA. Contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance…I write it all. The two things my books all have in common is lots of emotion and spice. Last year, I fell in love with a new subgenre: mafia romance. Since I write what I love to read, I started a new standalone series, Syndicate Rules where you’ll meet over the top alpha heroes in the Italian and Greek mafias as well as the Irish mob. There are arranged marriages, forced marriages, enemies to lovers, stalkers, forced proximity and lots of mafia intrigue. Morally gray is my new favorite color.

I’ve been published a while and most of my 90+ books have hit the Nielson Bookscan bestseller list, a few ended up on the  USA Today bestseller list and some even hit national bestseller lists in the UK and Australia. My books have been translated into numerous languages and are for sale in dozens of countries. I’ve won awards and been published with most of the big houses in New York, but the most important achievement for me is touching readers’ hearts. When I hear from a reader who got caught up in one of my books, I know I’m doing what I’m meant to do.

My love affair with books began when I was 4 and I used to climb my mom’s bookshelves to pull down the novels on the top shelves. When she caught me reading the Reader’s Digest Condensed Version of “The Godfather” while still in Kindergarten, those books got moved. I’m a voracious reader of many genres, romance has been my passion since I snuck that first Harlequin from my oldest sister’s bedside table (again way too early).

My path to publication was not short, direct or easy. I wrote more than one million words of romance before selling my 13th manuscript to Harlequin Presents. The good news is that I also sold the 12 books I wrote before that to Kensington, Berkley and Samhain, so none of those hard fought words were wasted. Before embarking on my indie publishing career, I also sold a book to Grand Central.

I love writing emotionally deep stories with snappy dialogue and solid plots. I’m more grateful than I’ll ever be able to express that so many readers have taken my stories into their hearts and put my books on their reread and keeper shelves.

I’m looking forward to many more years to come connecting to readers hearts with the stories that come straight from my own.