Lucy Lakestone (Photo by Kathryn Gonzalez)

Author Lucy Lakestone writes fun mysteries and hot romance

Lucy Lakestone is an award-winning author who lives on Florida’s east central coast, among the towns that serve as an inspiration for the hot romances of her Bohemia Beach Series and the jumping-off point for the Bohemia Bartenders Mysteries. She’s been a journalist, photographer, editor and video producer but prefers living in her imagination, where the moon is full and the cocktails are divine.

She won the Golden Quill for best hot romance for Bohemia Blues, which was also a National Readers’ Choice Awards finalist. Bohemia Beach was a finalist for the Golden Quill. And Risky Whiskey was a finalist for the Silver Falchion Award for best mystery/comedy.

Lucy also writes storm-chasing adventures as Chris Kridler.

I’ve always loved mysteries and adventure. … I also love snarky humor and romance, so this series was a way to include all of these ingredients to mix up a fresh, fun cocktail in a voice that feels really natural to me.

Lucy Lakestone, regarding the Bohemia Bartenders Mysteries

Read an interview with Lucy


The Bohemia Bartenders Mysteries: fun culinary quasi-cozy whodunits

The Bohemia Bartenders Mysteries can be read as standalone novels, but they have connected characters, settings and story threads, so you may wish to read them in order:

Risky Whiskey
Baffled by Bitters (short story; free if you sign up)
Wrecked by Rum
Vexed by Vodka
Jiggered by Gin – coming soon

Mystery/Romantic suspense: Desire on Deadline

An original novel written for the Barefoot Bay World, Desire on Deadline is a fun mystery wrapped in romantic suspense.

The Bohemia Beach Series: award-winning hot contemporary romance

The books in the Bohemia Beach Series can be read as standalone romances, but they have connected characters and settings, so you may wish to read them in order:

Bohemia Beach (a Golden Quill finalist) – Sloane and Alex’s story
Bohemia Light – Cali and Wyatt’s story
Bohemia Blues (winner of the Golden Quill and a National Readers’ Choice Awards finalist) – Ez and Gary’s story
Bohemia Heat – Penelope and Jace’s story
Bohemia Nights – Thea and Duncan’s story
Back to Bohemia (novelette; free if you sign up) – Spence and Rienna’s story
Bohemia Bells – Millie and Bennett’s story
Bohemia Chills – Kayla and Landon’s story



fun culinary cozy mysteries with a dash of romance


fun romantic suspense


award-winning steamy contemporary romance