Today we’re presenting Author: LUCY FELTHOUSE!
1) Have you always wanted to be an author?
Ever since I was a child, yes. I always adored reading, and my frequent disappearing into fictional worlds then transferred to a love of creating worlds for myself. I was always scribbling into notebooks and things. Of course, as I got older I realised it wasn’t as simple as people giving you money to scribble into notebooks! It’s rather more involved than that ;)
2) What genre(s) do you write?
Hot romance, erotic romance and erotica.
3) Have you ever self published?
Yes, several times, and I plan to continue doing so, as well as working with a select few publishers.
4) Who or what inspired you to write your first book?
I wrote short stories for a long time before I progressed into full-length books. But I was dared to write my first erotic short story while I was at university. I took the dare, the story was well received, and I’ve never looked back!
5) How many hours in a day might you write?
It varies hugely. I don’t write full-time—I have to squeeze it in around my main job (http://www.writermarketing.co.uk), but being self-employed means I can be flexible. If I have lots of other work to do, sometimes I don’t write at all, but if I have a writing deadline, I can shuffle things around to focus on my word count.
6) Are you a plotter or a pantser?
It depends on the story. Generally for short stories and novellas, I just have a vague idea of what I’m going to write about, and I just sit down and write. But for longer works, I have a more detailed outline, to ensure consistency, even more so if it’s a very complex plot.
7) Do you ever find yourself slipping away and becoming so immersed in your story it affects how you relate to others?
No, not really. I’m not that deep!
8) Are you in any of your books?
I think there’s a little bit of every writer in their books. There has to be—we create the books, after all. But if you mean physically as in a character, then no, absolutely no. I’m not interesting enough to write about!
9) What do your friends and family have to say about you writing?
Nothing, really. Many of my friends are writers, so it’s just a part of life. But other friends and family just accept it as part of what I do to earn money.
10) Please share an excerpt from your book that totally spoke to you when you put the words down on paper.
Out Now—The Beauty and the Badass, M/F BDSM Erotic Romance by Lucy Felthouse (@cw1985)
Note: The Beauty and the Badass has been previously released as part of the Dirty Doms boxed set.
Alexei followed John into the building, a sense of trepidation hanging over him. It was never easy moving to a new place, and as an army brat he’d had more than his fair share of relocating. Dealing with new landlords, new neighbors, new neighborhood. Not to mention the job side of it—new role, new building, new boss…
He’d spent the last month dealing with all that, and now – thanks to the friendship that had sprung up between him and his colleague, John – he was getting back on track with his hobbies, too. John wasn’t a gym bunny, exactly, but he did like to keep in shape, which was why he’d recommended his local sports gym to Alexei when he’d asked.
“Just a bunch of folks keeping fit and trim, letting off some steam,” he’d said. “No posturing, silly competition, or showing off. God, I reckon if someone started posing in front of a mirror in that place, they’d get their arse kicked.”
He’d made the place sound a bit rough and ready, but that was fine by Alexei. As long as it had the equipment he needed, it would suit him down to the ground. It was made all the more attractive by the price – around half of what the more traditional gyms wanted in membership fees. And he only had to pay when he actually attended. He wasn’t sure yet how much working away his new job was going to entail, but it still made more sense to use a place that had a pay-as-you-go system. At least until he got settled.
They passed a reception desk of sorts, which looked like somewhere the building’s owner probably did the admin and accounts. After that, there was a row of seating up against the wall on their right hand side, and the space opened up on their left. Wooden flooring stretched from just beside them to the far end of the long area, and a boxing ring sat in one corner.
Alexei raised his eyebrows. It was a bit rough and ready, but it was well-appointed and clearly well-used. Much better to have a place with regular, dedicated clients than some gleaming, spick and span monstrosity of a gym that nobody ever went to, or went more to lift weights and gaze lovingly at themselves in the mirrors than to actually do a thorough workout.
He continued following John along the carpeted area that ran around the nearest two sides of the wooden flooring, allowing people to access the rooms opposite the entrance without getting in the way of the people using the main space. It was currently taken up by what looked like an all-female kickboxing class. And they were good. He certainly wouldn’t like to piss any of them off—they could definitely handle themselves.
Alexei was just about to look away—he didn’t want them to think he was some kind of pervert for staring—when his gaze alighted on the instructor. She was a petite blonde, with a long, sleek ponytail sitting high up on her head, which swung as she walked from one student to the next, passing comment, suggesting improvements, and so on. He was so mesmerized by her that he forgot all about not staring. In fact, he forgot about pretty much everything, and let out an “ooof!” as he slammed straight into John’s broad, hard back.
“Hey,” John said, turning around and putting a hand on Alexei’s shoulder to steady him. “Look where you’re bloody going, mate. What the hell’s the matter with you?”
Alexei opened his mouth to reply, but his brain refused to supply any words. Instead, his eyes gave him away, as he couldn’t resist another glance in her direction.
Following his gaze, John smirked when he spotted just who had distracted Alexei so much. “The cute blonde, I take it?”
Alexei nodded, his face growing hot at the thought someone might have seen what happened. At the thought she might have seen. “Who is she?”
Amazon (universal link): http://mybook.to/beautybadass
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2iX4eqe
11) Which actor/character(s) would play the starring role? (you can attach pics or just insert names or both- pics can compete with the cover, but also pull in a lot of attention. Sometimes a pinterest link works well too, up to you)
Alexander Skarsgard would play Alexei.
And maybe Jennifer Lawrence as Zoe? Less sure about that one—I often visualise my male characters, but not so much with the females for some reason!
Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller) and The Persecution of the Wolves. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 150 publications to her name. She owns Erotica For All, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more about her writing at http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, or on Twitter or Facebook. Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. You can also subscribe to her monthly newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9
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