Hi, I’m Lucia!

contemporary romance author

Lucia Franco is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling Author of over a dozen romance books. She writes emotional stories packed with angst and spice, mostly age-gap and forbidden romances that question your morals.

Her novel Hush Hush was a finalist in the RWA 2019 Stiletto Contest. Her novels are being translated into several languages.

Lucia resides in South Florida with her husband, two boys, and five animals. She was a competitive athlete for over ten years – a gymnast and cheerleader – which heavily inspired the Off Balance series. When she isn’t writing, you can find her swimming in the ocean or getting lost in her butterfly garden.

Lucia is represented by Two Daisy Media Literary Agency.

For inquiries, Lucia is represented by Two Daisy Media Literary Agency.

Forbidden Romance is my favorite trope to read and write. Every one of my books has an age gap. I love dramatic and chaotic, messy love stories. The ones that hurt the heart and make it ache for weeks and days. A soul searing once-in-a-lifetime love that could also be considerd a toxic romance. The kind where groveling and redemption are absolutely required for there to be a happy ending.

A writing playlist and pinterest board is a must. I love country music, but I won’t listen to it when I’m writing a book. I stick to R&B and Hip Hop. Otherwise I’ll end up writing small-town country romances forever.

I always have a private pinterest board while I’m writing that helps set the tone of the story. It allows me to get a deeper understanding of the characters and where we’re going. I’m a plotter by nature but a pantser at heart. Pinterest helps me plot my random ideas.

Pages long spicy scenes. As a reader, I need pages of spice. Not three paragraphs or a fade-to-black scene. This means my books are loaded with extra spicy, and sometimes tension-filled, steamy moments.

forbidden romance

new adult

age gap

stories with spice

Meet lucia

“The more angst, the better.”

FORBIDDEN ROMANCE

age gap love

YOU’LL THINK OF ME

inspired by country music

HUSH, HUSH

favorite book lucia wrote

unapologetic romance stories