After reading countless romance novels, Cynthia Lucas decided to put her love of writing and 'the desire to inspire' to good use and write her own.
Her first self-published novel, When Lightning Strikes, combines time-travel, swashbuckling and heated romance in a captivating story that will leave readers turning page after page. It has garnered excellent reviews from readers who want more of her enchanting writing style that leaves them feeling as though they've lived the story. The book has enjoyed a lengthy stay in the Top 100 of Amazon.com's Best Sellers in Time Travel Romance and has recently reached #1. After countless requests for a sequel, QUICKSILVER MOON was released in the fall of 2012 to rave reviews, and it has been nominated for a RONE AWARD for excellence in writing and is a finalist (Best Time Travel 2012).
Ms. Lucas's most recent release, SMOKE & MIRRORZ (July 2013), is an urban fantasy/romance with a sprinkle of suspense/thriller and a unique twist that has so far garnered excellent reviews from readers and book reviewers alike, and was nominated for a RONE AWARD in 2014 for Best Paranormal.
Cynthia wrote, directed and co-starred in a cinematic trailer for SMOKE & MIRRORZ, featuring Greek cover model and actor, Grigoris Drakakis, who has appeared on numerous covers of both indie and New York Times Best Selling authors. And, in a bold move, at age 50, she is also featured on the cover of the book with Grigoris. Cynthia says she hopes that 'being probably the worlds oldest female romance novel cover model will inspire other middle-aged mommas to believe in themselves, to find and appreciate their own unique beauty, and to reach for a star at ANY age."
Cynthia is also an accomplished singer/songwriter in the musical act NORTH 2 SOUTH and is an international songwriting competition Song of the Year nominee and award winning vocalist and lyricist. She currently resides in Largo, FL with her husband/songwriting partner of twenty-one years, their daughter and several pets, including exotic birds and wildlife that she rehabs as a hobby.
Other titles by Ms. Lucas: Blood from a Stone (NOMINEE and FINALIST: Best Paranormal) 2012 RONE Awards, and Quarterfinalist in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards); a modern-gothic romance sprinkled with a bit of paranormal intrigue, plenty of humor and is a touching story of redemption and the power of the human spirit. It has received glowing reviews from readers and reviewers alike.