24 November 2009


Book 2 has been accepted! Hooray!

23 November 2009

Heroine inspiration

My Bk 3 heroine has always been a people pleaser and has spent her life doing pretty much anything to avoid a scene. But not any longer. She's fed up of being trampled on, so she's been on an assertiveness course. She's learnt how to say 'no', to go for what she wants and to embrace confrontation. She's just embarked on a journey to find herself and the last thing she needs is a man in her life messing things up.

Oh dear. My hero could be in for a rocky ride. He should just be thankful that she draws the line at shooting people.

18 November 2009

Well, after coming down with a chest infection last week, I finally managed to send in the latest - and, I fervently hope, last - set of revisions. Hmm, we shall see.

In the meantime, I've been jotting down ideas for Book 3, and BDD has had another lovely review. Lovely Julie at Cataromance says:

"Romance fans get ready to add a brand-new name to your auto-buy list: Lucy King! Last year’s winner of the Feel the Heat competition, Lucy King’s brand of sexy, sassy and feel-good modern romance is sure to be a hit with readers the world over! ...

... Bought: Damsel in Distress is simply fabulous! I couldn’t resist gobbling up this delicious contemporary romance in a single sitting. Lucy King has created a thoroughly modern and believable character in Emily and Luke is a gorgeous Alpha male who will make women swoon with delight! Refreshing, romantic and wholly enjoyable, this fabulously uplifting, emotional and captivating tale heralds the start of an exciting new voice in category romance and I cannot wait to read more sensational romance by the hugely talented Lucy King!"

The whole review is here.

06 November 2009

A conference and a review

This afternoon marks the start of 'Las 3ª Jornadas sobre Novela Romántica', a mini conference on the romantic novel being held in the Alcázar in Seville. As I live about an hour south of Seville I thought I might check it out.

And if that wasn't exciting enough, Bought: Damsel in Distress has had a review! From Caro (clearly a woman of great insight and exceptional taste) on the Mills & Boon community site:

'The best of the August-by-mail, October-in-the-shops bunch I think. Lucy King won the 'Feel the Heat' competition with this submission and the editors picked a good one here. I hope she keeps up such an excellent standard in future books and she is one to watch. The premise is very unusual and I look forward to her plot devices to come.'

Well, that's made my week.

02 November 2009


Heavens, it's been a while! I've been travelling with the day job, working on revisions and seriously running out of headspace. But the latest version of Book 2 went in yesterday and until it comes back with more revisions (have lost count how many I've had so far), I get to catch up on some sleep. Yay.

Good luck to everyone who's entered the Harlequin Presents Writing Competition.