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When you’re a writer and your readers come to you and say “We really want you to write this,” you have to at least think about it. That’s what I did when a handful of readers decided they’d like a prequel to the Blue Moon series that followed John and Phoebe–the parents of the hot, irresistible Pierce brothers. So I thought about it. And then I said, “hell no.”

How can I write a love story when everyone already knows (SPOILER ALERT) that John dies? His only appearance in the Blue Moon series is through the essays that he wrote. Did I mention (ANOTHER SPOILER ALERT) Phoebe has since happily remarried?

John Pierce has plans for these two hundred rundown acres. He sees a farm, a family, a future. He’s not about to drag someone in on the ground floor, not before he’s put in the work to turn rubble into home. The grad student he agreed to take on for the summer was supposed to lend a hand. Hell, he was supposed to be a man. Not an opinionated, smart-mouthed woman who does nothing but distract him from dawn to dusk.

She’s ruining his nice, quiet life. And he can’t wait for her to finish her thesis and get out of his hair.

What You Need to Know:

  1. This is the prequel to the entire Blue Moon series and it’s set in 1985. Imagine this, the town rooted in the 1960s is dabbling in stonewashed jeans, blue eye shadow, and like totally bitchen vocabulary.
  2. This is a novel (60,000+ words).
  3. I strongly insist that you read at least the first 3 Blue Moon books before this one. You will understand why!!

xoxo,

Lucy

People I didn’t pay called me brilliant and then I choked on my own spit. Just a typical launch day for Lucy Score and That’s What She Said Publishing.

Yesterday was the release of Not Part of the Plan, the fourth installment in my small town romance Blue Moon series!

It was a day of good cheer all around, especially the part where I choked on my own spit during a Facebook Live video. See my face below. ????

The feedback on Not Part of the Plan has been freakin’ awesome with some of my favorites being…

“Lucy Score is brilliant, and Blue Moon is spectacular!” — AndiQ

“I put this book down for two days near the end because I couldn’t bear for it to be over, I loved it so much.” — Joyce Hiebert

“I LOVE BLUE MOON!!! I want to live there!” — LeeLee83

“I absolutely love Lucy Score and her amazing storytelling…” — Nicole S.

Believe it or not, none of these were my mother! These were all real quotes from real people not related to me and therefore obligated to lie to me :) Social proof, yo!

If you haven’t picked up the Blue Moon series yet, let me tell you why I love it so much. Right now every time I get on Facebook or Twitter or turn on the TV it stresses me out. It’s like badness overload. And Blue Moon is one of those places I can escape where all the people are kind and hilarious and ridiculous and true love always wins… at the hands of the Beautification Committee. It’s small town romance at it’s best with quirky characters, really freaking funny situations, and the kind of love we all want to find in our lifetimes. Plus, there’s a goat that eats pants.

Check them out when you get the chance. All four of the Blue Moon books are on sale for 99¢ each right now (U.S. and U.K. only) for the next few days! Get ’em while they’re cheap!

No More Secrets

Fall Into Temptation

The Last Second Chance

Not Part of the Plan

Get ready to head back to Blue Moon, folks!

There’s a new release heading to Kindles everywhere. You can expect to download your copy of Not Part of the Plan onto your Kindle on April 11!

Let’s talk details… this is the fourth book in my Blue Moon series. Each book can be read as a standalone, so if you haven’t picked the first ones up yet, you can jump right in with Not Part of the Plan.

For the record, Blue Moon books are sexy AND hilarious. They’re set in the small, idyllic town of Blue Moon Bend in upstate New York. Taken over by wandering hippies after Woodstock, the town still clings to its sixties roots with a heavy dose of nosey small town mixed in. The men are sexy alphas and the women are complicated, confusing, and charming.

In this sweet and sexy story, Nikolai Vulkov is a famous, womanizing fashion photographer whose life has suddenly lost its appeal. He decides an extended vacation with his best friend Summer Pierce and her husband Carter will be just the cure. Spending a few weeks on a farm in the middle of nowhere with twin one-year-olds? If that doesn’t make his old life more appealing, nothing will.

And speaking of appealing, when Niko meets Emmaline, the fiesty, no-nonsense brewery manager, he senses a challenge.

Emma’s not into bad boys or flings and lets Niko know it. She likes an orderly life, a plan, a direction. But once in the friend zone, Niko works to wear her down. Emma starts to wonder just how bad could one night with him be? How good could one night be?

The rest of Blue Moon reassembles for this book, picking up their stories nearly a year after the last book ends. Catch up with your favorite Pierce brother and all of your eccentric Blue Mooners and their hippie ways. There’s a Knit Off, Clementine the goat strikes again, and everyone’s favorite dead head Fitz reveals a very interesting side career.

Here’s a handful of my favorite snippets from Not Part of the Plan…

“What’s a dildo, Mama?”

 

“Crap. Four seconds in my house and we’ve already ruined your very nice Tom Ford. Sorry about that. Fluids just fly constantly around here,” Summer apologized.

“I figured that’s how you got twins,” Niko joked.

 

Carter glared at him and stroked a hand through his own beard. “I thought you hated facial hair.”

“Where did you ever get that idea?” Beckett asked innocently.

Carter threw his cards down on the table. “Oh, I don’t know. Maybe because of every snide comment you’ve ever made about my beard in the past five years?”

“What are you talking about?” Beckett feigned confusion. “I’ve said nothing but nice things about your beard.”

“Bullshit!” Carter shouted, pointing at his brother. “Bull. Shit. ‘Don’t get beard hair in my food, Carter.’ ‘You look like a wookie, Carter,’” he mimicked in a falsetto voice. “Bull fucking shit.”

Check out Chapter One here to wet your whistle! Can’t wait for April 11th! Sign up for my newsletter here to make sure you never miss a hot, new release.

xoxo,

Lucy

Happy Monday morning to you! First, a shoutout to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his day. It’s always a pleasure for me to mark the day that honors a man so focused on love and peace. May we all remember his Pinterest-worthy wisdom…

Speaking of love, my new release, Heart of Hope is out! This long-ass novella is set in the Kindle World of Hope Falls created by the lovely writing duo Melanie Shawn. Melanie and Shawna have been kicking butt at the romance game and I was thrilled when they invited me to write in their Hope Falls world. And not just because there was a town Bible so I didn’t have to make up any places or secondary characters myself ????

However, you know me. I can’t tell a short story. So I ended up with a 50k-word novel following Bristol Quinn as she and her family grieve the loss of her younger sister, Hope, in a tragic accident. Writing the prologue involved a lot of tissues for me. Bristol is a single mother of an eight-year-old daughter and runs her own business. She doesn’t have the time or the energy for love, but as her older sister’s Christmas wedding approaches, she decides to reach out to Hope’s heart recipient to invite him or her to the wedding.

When Bristol doesn’t get a response to her letter, she throws herself into coaching her daughter’s peewee hockey team…badly. But sexy stranger Beau arrives in town and scrapes her off the ice, offering to teach her how to skate and coach. He says he’s in town for a yoga retreat, but he’s definitely hiding something.

Bristol discovers that something when he disappears after a magical night together only to reappear at her sister’s Christmas wedding with a very special gift for her family.

This book seriously murdered my feelings over and over again as I was writing.

And the idea for it came to me from this story that went viral this summer. I remember watching the video of the bride putting her hand over her father’s heart that now beats in someone else’s chest and needing to take a five minute break to stop hyperventilating and sobbing.

You know I love viral videos that turn me into a mushy mess. The idea for Pretend You’re Mine came from all the military homecoming videos I was binge-watching at the time. And thankfully, according to my ARC team and early reviews, I wasn’t the only one who got a tad bit teary over Heart of Hope. I hope you pick up the story, cry your face off, and tell all your friends.

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breaking_the_rules_600x900Oh, happy day! Thanks to Mr. Lucy’s tireless work, you can get your hot little hands on the conclusion to the Sinner & Saint duet five days early! Breaking the Rules is available on Amazon now. Consider it my Christmas gift to you!

Breaking the Rules

Lucy’s Tags: steamy and suspenseful and hot as hell

He killed for her.

And then he walked out on her.

Xavier Saint has spent the last five years growing his private security firm and trying to forget Waverly Sinner and everything she meant to him. But you can’t forget a love like that, an all-consuming need like that. She’s in his blood and when it looks like Hollywood’s princess is in trouble again he knows he can’t stay away any longer.

Waverly doesn’t want to be rescued and certainly not from the man who abandoned her. She’s not making room for Xavier in her new life. Waverly calls the shots now and not just in the home she’s made or her thriving movie career. Her acting talents have opened up a whole new world of adrenaline-spiking opportunities.

But when her side job takes a life-threatening twist, Waverly is forced to turn to the one man she swore she’d never trust again. Now, with a bullet hole in her side and Xavier demanding a second chance, the clock is ticking for her to find her partner and clear her name before she ends up on trial… or worse.

Xavier is willing to do whatever it takes to keep Waverly safe and win her back, even if it means finding her missing boyfriend and delivering him to her. But the secrets she’s keeping could get them killed.

Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

Did I mention Crossing the Line and Breaking the Rules would make amazing Christmas presents for your friends and family? :)

A Few More Reasons to Get Excited

  1. The Pretend You’re Mine audiobook is done and freaking amazing and will go up for sale as soon as it clears the production process. So all you audiobook fans, get ready!
  2. My NEXT book, Heart of Hope, is a short novel in the Hope Falls Kindle World of fabulous writing duo Melanie Shawn launches on January 12! There’s a Facebook launch party for all the new books and I hope to see you there in my time slot of 10-10:15 p.m. EST. Stay tuned for more info on the audiobook and Heart of Hope!

 

ctlHave you ever been so focused on a project that when you emerge from it you kind of forget how to be a normal human being again? That’s me right now. Back in July when I started writing Sinner & Saint, I was super pumped. I’d been thinking about the characters and the story for quite a while and the writing was going well. Too well.

Before I knew it, I was staring down the barrel of 100k words. And I was only halfway through the story. So one book became two. Now, if you’re anything like me, you hate cliffhangers and unfinished stories (and then as soon as you’ve finished a story, you wish you were still reading it). Well, I can’t do anything about the second thing, but I can help with the first!

I didn’t want you to have to wait an eternity between Sinner & Saint books so I wrote and wrote and wrote until I had told Waverly Sinner and Xavier Saint’s story in two full novels.

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  • Sinner & Saint: Crossing the Line will be available for purchase on November 28.
  • Sinner & Saint: Breaking the Rules will be available for PREORDER with Crossing the Line’s launch and will be released on December 28. 

I wrapped up Breaking the Rules on vacation in Barbados and it was an amazing feeling to finish the story I’d been thinking about for almost a year. And let me tell you, celebrating in Barbados was pretty freaking cool! But that’s not important. Let’s talk about what you need to know about Sinner & Saint! Check out the synopsis to Crossing the Line here.

In a Nutshell

Waverly Sinner is a 20-year-old actress trapped by fame—and her manipulative parents. Xavier Saint owns the country’s most prominent private security firm and he’s tired of babysitting entitled celebrities. Waverly is sick of allowing everyone else to make decisions for her. She’s determined to shake him loose. He’s determined to stick. Things get very sparky, very fast, and as they get to know each other, the line between personal and professional gets blurry.

When a stalker gets too close, Xavier needs to stay one step ahead of him to keep Waverly safe. He vows that no one is going to get through him to get to her. But will his personal feelings end up endangering her instead?

Random Fast Facts About Sinner & Saint

  1. Five Years: The books take place five years apart, so that’s a pretty big hint on how the first book ends.
  2. What I Love About Waverly: When we meet her, we find a resilient girl who’s hanging on by a thread. Her life is a wreck, but she’s not giving up until she gets to start calling the shots. She’s damaged and a little desperate for change. Catching up with her five years later, she’s a bad-ass woman with a kick-ass life. And she’s not big on second chances.
  3. What I Love About Xavier: EVERYTHING. The man is a Boy Scout. I know bad boys are hot, but man, I love writing a good guy. He’s protective, possessive, and has hero written all over him. He will do anything to protect Waverly and, in the second book, anything to get her to forgive him.
  4. Secrets, Trust Issues, and Really Messy Relationships: I was in reader/writer heaven.
  5. The Middle: Don’t be discouraged by how the first book ends. I’m Lucy Freaking Score, I don’t believe in unhappily ever after. This is just the halfway point of their story. I make up for it in the second book!

Bottom Line

These two novels are hot and angsty and suspenseful. If you liked Pretend You’re Mine, I think you’re really going to enjoy the Sinner & Saint books. I’m really excited for you to fall in love with Xavier and Waverly! See you on the 28th!

xoxo,

Lucy

Hey everyone! I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what’s next from readers. Well, hang on to your bookmarks because it’s a LOT.

While working on the Blue Moon series, an idea for a hot, sexy, wild story kept floating through my brain. Don’t worry, I promise you that the Pierce brothers didn’t suffer! But the idea did percolate for six months before I could finally lay fingers to keyboard for…Sinner and Saint! My heart actually beats faster just thinking about this story.

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But this is complicated news so let’s talk good news, bad news, good news.

Good news

You’re going to have Sinner and Saint: Crossing the Line in November! Yay! Further good news, it’s a sexy, meaty, hot, exciting thriller. Waverly Sinner is a second-generation Hollywood goddess living in the gilded cage of expectations. At twenty, she’s still under the thumb of her parents, one of Hollywood’s golden power couples. But when a threat materializes against their precious princess, her parents use it as an excuse to hire a private security firm to protect her…and keep her in line. If Waverly felt like she was in a cage before, meeting Xavier Saint slams the door shut on her own private prison. She can’t go anywhere without him shadowing her, bossing her around, judging her. He thinks she’s just another spoiled starlet, but Waverly is just a few months shy of breaking out of the life she never chose, that is, if she can get past Xavier to escape.

Instead of love at first sight, Sinner and Saint is a battle royale. But when a dangerous stalker threatens Waverly’s life, she has to trust Xavier to stand between her and a potential killer. Adrenaline, forbidden lust, and danger? Oh yeah, the sparks are a flyin’ in this story!

Bad news

Here’s where it gets dicey. This is just the beginning of Sinner and Saint. And the beginning is so long it is its own book. I really had a vision for the complete story when I started, but what I didn’t know was how much material was necessary to tell it all. So I had to break it into two books. I know what you’re saying “Oh, so two books! That’s pretty great!” It is except for the fact that the perfect and very natural break between the two story halves is a…dun dun dunnnn…cliffhanger.

Back to better news

I plan to release Sinner and Saint: Breaking the Rules in December. So that’s just a month apart for TWO books and I swear on my morning coffee that you’ll get your happily ever after! It just might take close to two hundred thousand words with a one month breather.

So apologies, for those of you (myself included) who really do not have the patience for cliffhangers. But I promise I’ll make it worth your while.

Even gooder news

So as if two books in two months isn’t good enough, guess who’s releasing a novella in January?? THIS GIRL! The very talented sister writing team Melanie Shawn invited me to write a book in their Hope Falls Kindle World. This book releases January 12 and it’s going to be sweet and sexy and punch you all right in the feels with a Christmas story that’s Hallmark Channel-worthy.

Three books in three months? OMG, it’s a Christmas Lucy miracle!

But wait, there’s more!

Also, for those of you who were really sad to see the end of the Pierce Brothers and Blue Moon, don’t be! The book after my Hope Falls installation will be #4 in the Blue Moon series starring Gia’s sister Emmaline, who is now general manager of the restaurant side of John Pierce Brews. After spending years working in L.A. she has exactly zero tolerance for womanizers, so imagine how she’ll feel about becoming the latest fascination to photographer and serial love ‘em and leave ‘em hunk Nikolai Vulkov. Just how far do you think the Beautification Committee will go to make Niko fall in love with Emma and their crazy town? Far enough to make him finally want to put down roots?

I’m really, really, REALLY excited about all of these stories. Like wild-eyed-crazy-person-dance-into-Mr.-Lucy’s-office-because-I-wrote-something-awesome excited. I seriously cannot wait for you to meet these characters and read their stories. And if the Sinner & Saint cliffhanger is a deal breaker, just buy both books in December and have a massive read-a-thon.

Note to self: Totally need “Don’t Bother Me I’m Reading” sweatshirts.

Xoxo,

Lucy

Today’s the day, my lovelies! Fall into Temptation, the second novel in my Blue Moon series, is available on Amazon. For 99-cents!!!

I LOVED writing this book. Beckett is your total heart-throbby good guy who is willing to put aside his own happiness for the sake of others. Even if he’s totally and completely wrong. The story picks up shortly after No More Secrets leaves off. Beckett returns to town after a vacation to find out he’s got a new tenant in his guest house and the town has a new yoga instructor.

Fall Into Temptation

Beckett Pierce is the most eligible bachelor in the nosiest small town in upstate New York. But after his last girlfriend handcuffed herself to his porch and set his welcome mat on fire, he’s not looking for any more romance.

Even if it lands right in his backyard, and has miles of red hair.

Gianna Decker has her hands full–no, overflowing–with problems. With two kids, a useless ex, and a brand new yoga studio, the last thing on her mind is finding a man who’ll cause her more problems.

Dating her broody landlord? Yeah, that would be a problem. Dating the sexy mayor of the town she just moved to? Definitely a problem. Dating the “favorite” son of her father’s new lady friend? It seems like Beckett is a bad idea just waiting to happen.

But he’s a bad idea she can’t seem to resist.

As Beckett and Gianna find themselves thrown together again and again, they can’t help but fall into the temptation of sizzling stolen kisses, of a desire so hot it brands. And soon they’re much, much closer than they ever wanted. Tempers flair when their families complicate things and the interfering citizens of Blue Moon Bend step in with their special brand of chaos.

Can Beckett and Gianna manage to disentangle themselves before it’s too late?

Or is the temptation too much for either of them to deny?


No More Secrets a Romance Story by Lucy Score

No More Secrets a Romance Story by Lucy Score

You may have noticed that No More Secrets, the first book in the series is sporting a new look. The series, originally dubbed the Pierce Brothers Series, is being rebranded as the Blue Moon Series. Hence the sexy new cover.

I’ve got a few more stories up my sleeve that will take place in Blue Moon beyond the three Pierce brothers and those novels will fall under the Blue Moon Series.

Bottom line: No More Secrets had a sexy purple cover makeover, but the story is the same.