Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ask Five with....LUCY MONROE!!!

Today we are thrilled to have the fabulous (and very nice!) Lucy Monroe. She'll pop in and answer your questions today, so...ask away!

1. Tell us about your latest releases.

[Lucy Monroe] The second book in my The Goddard Project series from Brava came out two days ago. DEAL WITH THIS is a very sexy The Geek Squad meets James Bond kind of story. Alan and Jillian were both introduced in earlier books and lots of readers asked for their stories - so I was really happy when I realized they were just right for each other. :)

The first book in my Sunshine Springs duo from Harlequin Presents is out in December. THE RANCHER'S RULES is a best friends to lover story with a couple of fun twists. Grant's got some pretty interesting rules and one of them is that his best friend is off limits. Zoe never has done very well living her life by other people's standards and she's not about to start now. She's got a few tricks up her sleeve that keep Grant hopping and maybe more than just a little turned on.

2. What is the hardest part of writing?

[Lucy Monroe] Not having enough time to write all the stories clamoring in my head for release.

3.How do you stay motivated?

[Lucy Monroe] I love my stories. I *want* to write them. I'm a pretty dedicated person too and making my deadlines is important for me. Chocolate doesn't hurt either. And really strong coffee every little bit. :)

4. Which authors or friends have influenced you over the years, whether for their writing or for their friendship?

[Lucy Monroe] Oh my, this is a long list - so I'm only going to share a very vew. My mom and my sisters are my best friends and incredibly important in my life. I look up to them and love them and know they love me. My husband and children are bricks and mortar of my life and I could do without my writing, but not without them, you know? As for authors...Debbie Macomber has been amazing friend and mentor to me and I really respect what she has done with her career, not to mention the quality of her writing. She's not only very talented, but also very generous. The same could be said of Lori Foster, who amazes me time and again with how constantly she gives and gives and gives. Dianne Castell is my hero...she is always there for me when I truly need a friend and she's given me great advice personally on my most important job - being a mom. Kate Davies is simply one of my best friends. Her son calls our get togethers "play dates" and maybe they're just as necessary for us as they are for children, you know? Lora Leigh is another super supportive friend and loving person. Not to mention an author I admire oodles and bunches. She gives so much to other authors and to her readers. Denyse Bridger supports me and my work in concrete ways that I'm so grateful for. I feel just so very blessed by God for each of these people. My life is richer for all of them.

5. What's coming up next for you?

[Lucy Monroe] I'm working on my next TGP book right now, but it won't be out for another year. I'll have seven original paperback releases in North America in 2008 and at least one mass market re-release of a Brava title. Please visit my Upcoming Releases page at for a complete list with book cover blurbs.

Thanks so much for having me! It's been great to be here. :)



Tee said...

Awesome! I love Lucy Monroe's books. She is one of the best if you ask me.

Patti thank you for sharing...

Lori Foster said...

Lucy, I'm flattered that you mentioned me - and I agree 100% about Dianne! Both of you are the best.
Happy Holidays!


Phyllis said...

I'm following you....glad to hear you ae working on the next The Goddard Project book that will be out for my birthday in Jan. 09.
I saw The Rancher's Rules in WalMart today, so it's out early.

Jennifer Y. said...

Great interview! I absolutely love Lucy's books and can't wait for the new ones!

tara said...

Well I have to say I love the cover!! lol Can we all say YUM!!
Thanks for the witty, entertaining and sexy reads!! I know when I pick up a "Lucy Monroe", I am going to have some fun!!

Jenny Gardiner said...

I always love Lucy's books...thanks for the interview!

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

The Rancher's truly "rocks". Just another fabulous Lucy book!

Lucy Monroe said...

Oh, wow, thank you!!! I want to give each and every one of you hugs and smooches!

What's that song? "What a wonderful world this can be..."


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Judy F said...

HI Lucy. Hope you are having a good day... I love your books. Hope things are going great for you.

Laurie D. said...

Hi Patti and Lucy! Great interview! Looking forward to getting my hands on DEAL WITH THIS and THE RANCHER'S RULES - hopefully this weekend! You've named some great influences - I adore and enjoy these authors very much - and yes, Denyse is an absolute doll whose work deserves to be known and appreciated by everyone!

Thanks to both of you - Happy Holidays!

Amy said...

Hi Lucy, I am half way thru Deal With This. I am loving it.

Lucy Monroe said...

Thanks, JudyF & Laurie!!! You are both total sweethearts, you know that?

Oh, Amy...YAYYYY! So glad you are loving it. :)

Hugs to all,

Kate Davies said...


You are *such* a sweetie. Thanks for mentioning me alongside such amazing authors! I do think it's time for another play date, though, don't you?

Congrats on the release of Deal With This. You know how much I love that book. And now that I know The Rancher's Rules is showing up in some stores, I'm off to Wal-Mart to pick up a copy!

Lucy Monroe said...

Definitely time for another play date, Kate. :)

Lily said...

I am following you from a website to another!

Lucy Monroe said...

LOL Lily...great to "see" you again. :)