Thursday, August 29, 2013

Throwback Thursday!


Touch Me
by Lucy Monroe
1st in Historical Trilogy Touch Me, Tempt Me & Take Me
Berkley Sensation - September 2005
ISBN 0-4252-0531-2

In her newest love story, bestselling author Lucy Monroe invites you into a world of dazzling beauty, daring adventure, and sensual delight...

Outspoken, opinionated Thea Selwyn is no ordinary lady. Raised in the exotic West Indies, she has none of the starchy propriety Pierson Drake is accustomed to—rather, there is a lush sensuality about this impulsive beauty that tempts him unmercifully. Her delectable curves and wide, innocent eyes are enticing enough, but her breathless response to his touch is a lure he can’t resist.
On a voyage that takes them from tropical paradise to the glittering ballrooms of London, Thea and Drake are pulled into a firestorm of illicit passion. Thea knows that once they reach England, the secrets she’s been keeping will kill whatever Drake feels for her. But Drake’s own history has taught him the value of acceptance and the desolation of loss. Thea is the one women Drake has ever trusted with his heart, and he has no intention of losing her— not to the ghosts of the past or the threats of the present. But can he convince Thea to forget the hard lesson she’s learned and take a chance on love?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Throwback Thursday!

Heart of a Desert Warrior
Harlequin Presents #3071 - July 2012
© By Lucy Monroe
ISBN-10: 0373130775
ISBN-13: 978-0373130771
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Lucy Monroe pens another sweeping romance in Heart Of A Desert Warrior.

Iris Carpenter threw herself into her work as a geologist after her romance with Asad Hanif ended so abruptly several years ago. When her work brings her to the Middle East and their contact is Sheikh Asad, surely it can't be the same man who broke her heart. Iris is floored by the magnetic man who stands before her and her assistant. This Asad is more dangerous to her heart then the man from six years ago.

Sheikh Asad never forgot the young woman he left behind in the states. He knew he had to fulfill his duties to the people of Bedouin by marrying a neighboring princess. Now he is a widow with a young daughter in his care. Asad never forgot the woman who captivated him and he pulls every string he has to get Iris and her team on the project for his people.

Iris has built some high walls around her heart and is convinced that nothing the Sheikh will do can tear those walls down. But Asad has grown into a man who knows what he wants and he wants Iris in his life and his bed.

Can these two strong willed people be able to bend to find a love that is worth keeping?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Humpday Hottie!

Ready for some fun on the beach!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Throwback Thursday!

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The Shy Bride
Bestseller
Harlequin Presents                                                                  
July 2010 ~ (c) Lucy Monroe


PROLOGUE

The Port of Seattle didn’t look so different from some of the hundreds of other ports Neo Stamos had been in since joining the crew of the cargo ship Hera at the age of fourteen. And yet it was unique from all the others because this is where his life changed. This is where he would walk off the Hera and never walk back onto it.
He and his friend Zephyr Nikos had had to lie about their ages to join the Hera’s crew six years ago, but that had been a small price to pay in order to leave behind the life they’d known in Greece. Neo and Zephyr had been Athens street thugs that found a common desire – that of making something more of their lives than rising to top ranks in their gang.
And they were going to do it, twenty-year-old Neo vowed as the sun broke the eastern horizon.
“You ready for the next step?” Zephyr asked in English.
Neo nodded, his gaze set on the port growing closer by the minute. “No more living in the streets.”
“We haven’t lived in the streets for six years.”
“True. Though some would not consider our bunks here on the Hera much of an improvement.”
“They are.”
Neo agreed, though he didn’t say so. Zephyr knew and shared his feelings. Anything was better than scavenging to eke out an existence that still required living by someone else’s rules. “But what is to come will be even better.”
“Yes. It may have taken six years, but we have the money to take the next step in our new lives.”
Six years of a hell of a lot of hard work and sacrifice. They had saved every drachma possible of their earnings. For two men who had grown up in an orphanage and then the streets when they ran away, that had been a lot. They knew how to come by clothes, books and other necessities through interesting if not necessarily illegal methods. Not unless one considered underage gambling a stumbling block to legality.
When they were not working, or gambling to augment their meager salaries, they had been reading everything they could get their hands on about business and real estate development. Each had become an expert in a different aspect of the field, combining their superior brain power rather than duplicating effort.
They now had a detailed plan to increase their assets through initially flipping houses and eventually full scale, high end real estate developments.
“Next it will be business tycoons Zephyr Nikos and Neo Stamos,” Zephyr said with conviction.
A slow, extremely rare smile curved Neo’s lips. “Before we are thirty.”
“Before we are thirty.” Zephyr’s voice was filled with the same determination Neo felt deep in his gut.
They would succeed.
Failure was not an option.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Humpday Hottie!

He's just such a cutie patootie!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Throwback Thursday!


Hot Desert Nights
Anthology with Lucy Monroe, Kim Lawrence & Louise Allen
Sep 2007 UK ~ Sep 2007 Aus/NZ ~ Jul 2007 North America
US ISBN-10: 0-373-83721-6  ISBN-13: 978-0-373-83721-2


Mistress To A Sheikh by Lucy Monroe
Jade sacrifices nearly everything to succumb to the sensuous pleasures of wealthy sheikh Khalil...only to realize she's simply another notch in his well-worn bedpost. But Jade can be sneakier than forty thieves when it means getting what she wants!

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Throwback Thursday!

Great Summer Read!
Bodyguards In Bed
Trade Paperback anthology
Kensington Brava - June 2011
ISBN-10: 0758210337
ISBN-13: 978-0758210333


Excerpt from Chapter 1:

That was the second time he’d admitted to talking to her brother about her. That had to mean something, right? That he was at least interested enough to mention her in passing to Roman.

“What did he warn you about?”

“That you have an unbalanced sense of humor.”

“Unbalanced? That’s harsh.” Though Roman had said worse when she’d switched salt for sugar in his canister and he’d added it to his morning coffee.

It was an old trick and she shouldn’t have gotten away with it, which is what she told him. Sugar and salt didn’t look alike to a person with their background in chemistry, not to mention the different smell, texture and melting rate in hot water.

He’d told her she needed to get a life. Of course it was his effort to see she had one that had prompted the salt in his coffee. He’d fixed her up with the most boring, obnoxiously intelligent man she’d ever met the night before. To make matters worse, they’d gone on a double date and while her brother was having fun with his not-so-brainy arm candy, Danusia had spent the evening arguing quantum physical theory. Not discussing, but arguing.

Her blind date had been an opinionated cretin.

“Do I have to worry you’re going to sabotage the kitchen?” Max asked, proving Roman had been telling tales.

“I don’t know. Are you going to try to fix me up with the most obnoxious man on the Eastern Seaboard?”

“Is that what Roman did?”

“Yes. And when you’re contemplating murder, salt in the coffee doesn’t seem like such a harsh retaliation.”

Max laughed out loud. “I can promise you, I’ve got no plans to fix you up with anyone while you’re here.”

“Good.” She had her own plans and they all revolved around the gorgeous black man whose laugh made her thighs clench.

Weird. Was that a primal reaction, she wondered or an evolutionary one? Whatever it was, there was an ache between her legs that would not go away.

“You’re doing it again.”

“What?”

“Thinking about something that puts that alarming expression in your eyes.”

“Do I worry you?” she asked in disbelief.

“More than you know.” With that, he spun on his heel and headed out of the room, stopping at the doorway. “I’ll make dinner tonight.”

“You don’t trust me to cook?”

“Let’s just say I’ll be sure what goes into it, if I make it.”

“I’ll have you know I’m a very good cook.” It was basic organic chemistry and she’d had that particular subject down before she’d been out of training bras.

“When you aren’t switching ingredients on the unsuspecting.”

“I told you, he deserved it.”

“And I don’t.”

“Not yet,” she couldn’t resist saying.

He laughed again and she decided that sound could become more addictive than McDonalds French fries.