Mackenzie Lucas is a lover of story in any form. She’s an avid reader of genre fiction; writes paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and erotica; watches The Arrow, Supernatural, Grimm, American Idol, The Voice, Ellen, Steve Harvey, Dr. Oz, anything Batman related, and every movie starring Johnny Depp; and listens to an eclectic mix of music that spans the range from pop/rock to country to gospel. She loves a good story whether it’s an erotic short, a full-length romance novel, or the narrative slice-of-life found in country music. In any story, emotional integrity and authenticity are most important to her as well as a big dose of romping hot sexual tension. She enjoys smart-mouthed, sexy heroes and heroines, and plot twists that surprise her, but most of all, she just wants to experience a satisfying emotional arc of a character falling in love and finding what he or she needs most in life.
Mac is a small-town country girl turned world-traveler. She grew up in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and she’s lived in Dublin, Ireland, within spitting distance of New York City in Long Island, and now the Washington, D.C. area. She obtained her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Dickinson College and received her M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She’s currently an author and writing coach, but her illustrious career has run the full spectrum, raising her from her middle-class roots into positions where she’s assisted and worked with political power-brokers and business leaders who have shaped countries and Fortune 500 companies. Through it all, she’s learned the value of hard work, tenacity, and authenticity. It doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with Jane Q. Supervisor at a down-and-dirty warehouse shipping company, the vice president of a national retail chain, the CEO of a small business influential in Africa, or the political advisor responsible for helping to shape party policy, in the end, it’s not power or influence that’s impressed her most, but authenticity and personal integrity.
“You can tell a lot by the actions of a man or woman--how they treat others and how much they share of themselves in the process.” The stories that take us on that emotional journey--the quest for truth about ourselves--are the ones that impact us most and give us a glimpse of ourselves, but most of all, help us connect with others by tapping into those universal themes that makes us more human. So with Mackenzie Lucas--whether you’re reading her light paranormal romance, her small-town-based contemporary romance, or her steamin’ hawt erotica--you’ll always get a story about connectedness, community, and emotional authenticity, and, at its core, love. No, and it doesn’t hurt that all her heroes are panty-melting gorgeous alphas and all their sexy, sensually aware heroines know how to stand up to them, give no quarter, and love them just as they are.