Please give a warm welcome to our guest this week, Lucy Felthouse, a fellow Brit and very talented author. Don't miss the giveaway at the end of the interview!
What is the Heat level of your books from 1 to YOWZA?
They vary from 1 to YOWZA! Hmm, okay maybe not 1. Perhaps 2 upwards? At the gentler end of the scale I have books such as Susie White and the Right Hand Man, which is a retelling of Snow White and the Huntsman, and Off the Shelf which is hot but pretty vanilla. At the other end of the scale you’ve got Stately Pleasures, Grand Slam and Testing Tom to name but three, which are BDSM romances with BDSM clubs, whips, public sex, threesomes and more. This is why my author strapline is “Erotic and Romantic Fiction… Whatever Your Fancy.”
What are you writing right now? Is it part of a series?
I’m currently working on a short story called A Taste of Amsterdam, which (providing it’s accepted) will be book four in my World of Sin series from Ellora’s Cave, which is about a couple of men who take a year off between college and university to travel the world and have lots of sexy fun! Books one, two and three are set in London, Paris and Rome, respectively.
Do you write full time?
I don’t, no. My day job is running my own business (http://www.writermarketing.co.uk), which is marketing for writers, doing websites, organizing blog tours and so on. Basically, I eat, sleep and breathe books in one way or another. I’m actually getting pretty antsy at the moment, as I have three book releases in June which I’m writing what feels like a bazillion guest blogs posts for… therefore I’m not getting to do much new writing. It’s very frustrating, but I know things will calm down soon and I’ll be able to get back to some new books and stories.
JUST A DECADENT TASTE…
• Last book you read? A Minor Indiscretion by Carole Matthews
• Cake or pie? Cake
• Favorite vacation spot? Paris
• Hairy chest or smooth? Depends on the man
• Stand alone or series? Depends on the books
• Novella or novel? Both, depends on the story
• Real or pen name? Real
• Vanilla or ANY another flavor? If we’re talking actual flavours here, then vanilla. If we’re talking preferences… then I’m not telling ;)
• Tattoo or piercing? Both!
• Once Upon A Time or The End? The end
Nadia Gorlando and I had just gotten off the exercise bikes in the gym when one of the academy’s coaches, Peter Ross, headed over to us, all smiles.
“Hey, Nadia,” he said, his all-American grin widening and his blond hair flopping down over his forehead, “I need a huge favor.”
I flicked my gaze to Nadia. She raised one of her perfectly shaped eyebrows and waited for him to continue. He did.
“I totally lost track of time just now and I have an appointment with Travis Connolly. Would you mind wiping down my machine for me? Or maybe stick a note on it saying it’s out of order? I don’t want to leave it all sweaty for someone else. You’ll be doing me a real solid. I’ll owe you.”
My jaw almost hit the floor.
Now Nadia rolled her eyes, looked over at the offending machine, then back at Peter. “Sure, I understand,” she said, as cool as ice. “The world’s number one can’t wait. Go right ahead—I’ll fix it for you.”
He babbled a load of thanks, then jogged out of the gym.
I gaped at her. “You’re not going to do it, are you?”
Nadia chuckled. “Of course not. He may be coaching Travis Connolly and Rufus Lampani for the US Open, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to clean up his mess.” She pointed with her chin over to the machine Peter had just vacated. “Come on, V, I’ll show you how I’m going to deal with this.”
I followed her, grinning. Her tone told me that it was going to be something fun. Well, for us, anyway. Probably not for Peter.
Sure enough, when she returned from the room off the side of the gym, she had a pad of paper and a pen in her hands. Deliberately shielding the pad from my view, she wrote something down, then pulled off the top sheet. Folding it, she then propped it on the sweat-slicked seat so the writing was on view to anyone who happened past.
When I’d read and absorbed the words, I turned to Nadia, impressed. Her smile lit up her face, showing dimples in each cheek, and her brown eyes gleamed with amusement.
It was in that moment that I decided I had the serious hots for Nadia Gorlando.
The sign read,
PLEASE EXCUSE THE STATE OF THIS MACHINE. PETER ROSS, TENNIS COACH SUPREMO, “LOST TRACK OF TIME”.
A Raw Talent book.
Virginia Miller is an up-and-coming tennis star. She’s gone from a ratty tennis court in a park in south London, England, to the world’s top training facility—Los Carlos Tennis Academy in California. In awe of the talent around her, Virginia is all the more determined to make the most of the opportunity and show that she’s worthy of her place there. Her mentor, Nadia Gorlando, has every faith in her.
But Virginia finds herself distracted—Nadia, as well as being a top-notch tennis player, is seriously sexy, and Virginia’s mind keeps wandering where it shouldn’t. Will her crush get in the way of her career, or can she find a way to push the other woman out of her mind before it’s too late?
Buy links: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/sweet-spot/
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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 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women's Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. 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