Monday, November 3, 2014

This Week's Special Guest - Lucy Monroe

Award winning author Lucy Monroe sold her first book in September of 2002. Since then she has sold more than 50 books to three publishers and hit national bestsellers lists in the US and England.

She's a passionate devotee to the romance genre and loves talking writing, the industry and books with other writers as well as readers. Her highly charged, sensual stories touch on the realities of life while giving the reader a fantasy story not easily forgotten.

Whether it's a passionate Harlequin Presents, a sexy single title for Kensington or a steamy historical or paranormal for Berkley, Lucy's books transport her readers to a special place where the heart rules and love conquers all.


Romi is probably one of my favorite characters I've ever written. She is fiercely loyal, delightful, unconventional and no pushover. Writing her and Max's story was by turns fun, emotionally draining and ultimately triumphant. If any two characters deserve their happy ending, it is these two. Max is a self-made tycoon with a lot of emotional baggage while Romi is an heiress who doesn't have a spoiled bone in her body. The combined pain of their past mixed with the challenges of their present made for a story that would not let me stop writing some days even when I was exhausted. It is my hope you can't put it down while reading.


Ruthless Russians - Book 2

Her awakening: San Francisco heiress Romi Grayson has only had a taste of Maxwell Black’s addictive brand of seduction and knows she should stay away...especially having discovered just how determined he is to possess her!

His proposal: Max prides himself on always being in control, yet somehow Romi sneaked under his cast-iron defences, then walked away. Now he is driven to finish what they started....

The ultimate prize! This Russian tycoon will stop at nothing, even blackmail, to have Romi warm and willing in his bed. And her innocence will make his long-awaited possession all the sweeter....


Playlist for this book: Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, and Nat King Cole

Trivia: Romi is the nickname my oldest sister gave our baby sister when we were children. No one has called her that in decades, but I've always loved the name and was excited when it fit this heroine so well.

The original nickname for my hero was Van, until I realized I'd subconsciously named him after my mother-in-law!!! Lucky for me, the publisher wanted a different name too!

I wrote this entire book at The Gathering Place, a beach house retreat owned by two of my sisters in Ocean Shores, WA, one of my favorite places for peaceful relaxation on the planet.

WIN - Leave Lucy a comment this week and your name goes in the hat for an autographed copy of AN HEIRESS FOR HIS EMPIRE (Book 1 in the Ruthless Russians Duo!)


  1. Super congrats on your new release, Lucy and thanks for stopping by to tell us a bit of trivia about your new book! I love that you listened to Natalie and Nat King Cole while you wrote this book! I love learning little insights about an author and her or her process.

  2. I've read and enjoyed both one and two so don't count me in for the contest but I did want to stop by and share the love.

  3. Feel the same as and loved both books and just want everyone to know how lucky we are you are a published author and your books are full of captivating characters and dialogue! Hugs!!