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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Saturday Storyteller Interview: Lucy Felthouse

Please welcome Lucy to our blog as we give her a bit of a grilling. She 'fesses up to what she finds sexy and writing hot stuff.
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What’s your name and where do you come from?
My name is Lucy Felthouse and I come from Derbyshire, in England, UK.
Tell us a bit about your latest release.
It’s a femdom erotic romance called Testing Tom. It’s a very untraditional romance, about betrayal, forgiveness, reconciliation. The lead female, Katrina, has had her heart broken by Tom, and when he comes crawling back (literally) she finds it difficult to trust him. So she decides to make him earn her trust and forgiveness... in all the cruellest ways.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Anywhere and everywhere. Sometimes they just pop into my head out of nowhere. Sometimes they’re inspired by books, TV, films, overheard conversations, people I see, favourite actors and actresses... the list goes on. As long as the ideas keep coming, I don’t mind how I get them!
Do you have a favourite character from your books? Why are they your favourite?
I have a bit of a soft spot for Ryan Stonebridge, from my A Taste of... series with Ellora’s Cave. He’s on a year off before starting University with his best friend, Kristian. They’re basically travelling, drinking, having fun and sleeping with girls. He’s not quite your typical lad—he’s actually pretty sensitive, very bright, respectful of women and interested in culture. If he was a few years older, and real, then I’d definitely try chatting him up ;)
What do you do to unwind and relax?
Spend time with my other half and dog, exploring the countryside, walking, etc... I also enjoy reading, TV, films, going to the cinema and eating chocolate.
What trait do you find the sexiest?
Intelligence.
How do you decide how hot or not your book is going to be?
I don’t think I do, really. I just start writing and see what happens. I’m a bit of a pantser. I guess it all depends on the plot of the book and what the characters are like.
Is there any erotic scenarios you wouldn’t write about?
The usual illegal stuff. The vast majority of what I write about doesn’t do anything for me, but I can at least understand why other people like it. So I’m able to research, read about it, get into the mindset. Some things, though, I just don’t understand whatsoever, so I steer clear.
Is the stuff you write about from experience or mostly imagination?
Mostly imagination. I’m a private person, I don’t write about my life. Yes I write about places I’ve been, etc, but my life is off-limits. So the only way I write from experience is in as much as I’m not a virgin. So yeah, thank God for my fertile imagination!
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I think I answered that a little bit already. I spend time with my other half, we walk the dog, go exploring in the countryside, visit country houses, etc. I also enjoy reading, watching TV and films. I also run my own business, so that takes up a great deal of my time. It’s a marketing business (http://www.writermarketing.co.uk) so I pretty much eat, sleep and breathe books!
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When Katrina’s ex, Tom, turns up on her doorstep, he’s literally the last person she was expecting to see. After dumping her and running off with a vanilla chick, Tom broke the Domme’s heart and left her seriously hurting. So when he returns, begging for another chance, Katrina is understandably very confused and protective of her bruised feelings. She finds it very difficult to believe that he’s turned his back on a vanilla lifestyle for good and wants to be with her, a professional dominatrix. Rather than letting her head or her heart figure out what to do, whether to forgive him, she decides to put Tom through a series of challenges that will prove his devotion to her—or not. Testing Tom is not something she’d ever expected she’d have to do, but to her, it’s the only way she can be sure whether he’s back for good.
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Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over seventy publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include Best Bondage Erotica 2012 and 2013, and Best Women's Erotica 2013. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies. She owns Erotica For All, and is book editor for Cliterati. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

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