Thursday, January 16, 2014

Stately Pleasures and other titles by Lucy Felthouse (ADULT titles) (spotlight, excerpt, reviews, giveaway)

Please be advised, all of the titles below are ADULT titles that I am happy to share with you along with some words from the VERY busy Lucy Felthouse.




New and Upcoming from Lucy Felthouse
Hi everyone, and Happy New Year! Christmas and New Year already feel like such a long time ago, probably because it’s been a flurry of writing, editing and promotion ever since!
December brought a hat trick of releases for me – Girls Rule, Boys Drool (Lesbian Erotica), Stately Pleasures and Illicit Relations (Boys Will Do Boys). These three books are lesbian, m√©nage and gay respectively, so a real mixture there! I had a great deal of fun writing them all, and here’s the skinny on each...


 

Three lesbian erotic short stories from popular writer Lucy Felthouse.

Girls Rule, Boys Drool
Boyish dyke Toni is working at the local golf club, serving champagne to arrogant, privileged folk when she spots Clarissa. She’s one of the posh people, but she looks like she’d rather be somewhere else—anywhere else. Toni’s immediately smitten and wants to put a smile on the older woman’s beautiful face, so she decides to show Clarissa just why girls rule and boys drool.

Making An Impression
Joely’s holiday has consisted mainly of chilling out by the hotel pool, having the occasional swim and reading lots. That is, until a hot brunette arrives and suddenly, Joely has trouble concentrating on anything else. Her gaydar non-existent, Joely decides on an unusual course of action to find out whether the newcomer bats for the same side as her.

Fear as an Aphrodisiac
Girlfriends Nikki and Sonya are on holiday in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. They’re having fun sightseeing, until a super-scary tourist attraction sends Nikki into meltdown. Once outside again, Nikki slowly starts to feel better—and, much to her surprise, horny. Quickly realising that the fear has acted as a potent aphrodisiac, she decides to take advantage of that fact, right there in the middle of the city.

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Stately Pleasures
Alice Brown has just landed her dream job. Property manager at Davenport Manor, a British stately home. It’s only a nine-month contract to cover maternity leave, but it’s the boost up the career ladder she so desperately needs.

Unfortunately, things don’t get off to the best start, when Alice finds her boss, Jeremy Davenport, in a compromising position. Far from being embarrassed by what’s happened, Jeremy turns things around on Alice and makes her out to be the one in the wrong. So when he and his best friend and head of security, Ethan Hayes, then throw an ultimatum at her, she’s so stunned and confused that she goes along with their indecent proposal.

When the dust settles and Alice has time to think about things, though, she realises that perhaps it isn’t such a bad thing. There are worse things she could be doing to advance her career, after all.

Excerpt:

Alice took a deep breath, in through her nose and out through her mouth. Repeated the process once more. Then, realising she could sit there all day doing it and not feel any calmer, she forced herself to step out of the car and close and lock the door.
She bent to peer into the wing mirror of the vehicle and checked her hair and make-up. Satisfied, she straightened, then turned on her heel and walked quickly across the driveway to the great house before her nerve failed her.
Davenport Manor was currently open for visitors, so she walked in through the front door and was met by a smiling elderly lady.
‘Can I help you?’ the woman asked kindly.
‘Yes, please.’ Alice twisted her hands together nervously. ‘I’m here to see Mr Davenport. I’m here for an interview for the property manager’s role.’
‘Yes, of course,’ the woman replied, ‘that’s today, isn’t it? Follow me; I’ll take you to Mr Davenport’s office. But just hang on one second.’
She ducked through the doorway into the next room and spoke with her colleague. Alice guessed she was letting her co-worker know she’d be gone for a few minutes. A few seconds later, she was back. ‘OK, follow me, Miss …’
‘Brown,’ Alice said, then fell in behind the other woman as she led her to Mr Davenport’s office, and the interview that could change her life for ever. It was hardly surprising that she was shaking like a leaf.
Alice quickly felt lost as their journey took several twists and turns along dim corridors – their blinds drawn to protect paintings, tapestries, and furniture from the sunlight – and up a flight of stairs. She had a few seconds to worry about finding her way if she was lucky enough to get the job, then, suddenly, her guide stopped outside a door and turned around.
‘Here you go, Miss Brown. Mr Davenport’s office. Good luck with your interview.’
Alice smiled and thanked the elderly woman, then smoothed down her skirt, which also conveniently helped wipe the nervous sweat off her hands. She stood up straight, gave herself a mental pep talk about being more than qualified for the role, and knocked on the door.
‘Enter.’
Alice knew that voice could only belong to Jeremy Davenport. The posh accent, and the fact he’d said “enter” instead of “come in”, screamed money and an upper-class upbringing. Alice was suddenly nervous of her broad Midlands accent and lowly background, despite the fact she’d worked her backside off to get into a decent university in order to gain a Bachelor of Arts degree and then a Master’s degree. No matter what she sounded like, or what her past was, she had all the skills necessary to do the job she was about to be interviewed for.
Suddenly, she realised that she’d left rather a long pause before opening the door, and she turned the handle before the occupants of the room thought they were about to interview some kind of simpleton who couldn’t follow a simple instruction.
Fixing a polite – but hopefully not inane – smile onto her face, Alice stepped into Jeremy Davenport’s office. Her first thought – which certainly did nothing to help her nerves – was good God, he’s hot.
Jeremy sat behind a desk, with a heavily pregnant woman sitting beside it. Alice barely noticed the woman. All she saw was him. A man with cropped dark brown hair, hazel/green eyes, a jawline you could cut bread with, and lips that looked capable of doing incredibly wicked, sexual things to a woman. Or a man. Alice had no idea what his sexuality was, but she found herself hoping he liked women.
She chastised herself. Even if he did like women, he wouldn’t go for someone like her. A Plain Jane, with mousy brown shoulder-length hair, blue eyes, average height and above average weight. Alice had always known she’d never be a supermodel, so she’d worked extra hard academically, and here she was. About to be interviewed for her dream job.
 
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Illicit Relations

Terry’s had a crush on his second cousin Justin for what seems like forever. He’s hidden it as well as possible, knowing that the other man is out of bounds, forbidden fruit. Second cousins getting together isn’t actually illegal, but for Justin the relationship is too close—he just can’t contemplate them being together.
But when some new information comes to light about Terry’s birth and his place in the family, the whole game changes. Suddenly the relationship isn’t so impossible, and things soon begin to get hot and heavy.

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And it’s pretty damn busy on the upcoming front, too! I’m currently waiting for edits for my erotic short story, A Taste of Rome, from Ellora’s Cave. It’s the third book in my A Taste of... series, and you can grab the first two at all good eBook stockists, and All Romance eBooks have a 30% rebate on Ellora’s Cave titles this month. Once I have edits for this one, it should be out pretty soon. I’m hoping for the first quarter of the year. Fingers crossed.

Letters to a War Zone is a m/m military erotic romance short story, which will be released by Totally Bound on the 28th March. It’s part of their Stand To Attention anthology, too, which comes out earlier, on 21st February.

The Other Brother is part of the multi-author Calendar Men series from Decadent Publishing. My story is about “Mr. June” and centres around a young woman that lost her fianc√© to war, and when his brother comes back into her life, things get complicated. My novella is released on 1st June. You can find out more about the series, with one book releasing each month, here.
 
I have other books contracted but I’m not sure of release dates, yet, but you can keep an eye on my website and social media (links below) for updates on these. I also have short stories coming in several anthologies, including The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 12, Best Bondage Erotica 2014, Best Erotic Romance 2014 and Can’t Get Enough. 

I seem to have started 2014 with a bang – let’s hope it stays that way!

Happy Reading,
Lucy x
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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, 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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REVIEW

4 out of 5 stars

Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse is the deliciously spicy tale of freshly-graduated estate property manager Alice Brown who discovers that her job requirements suddenly require pushing her sexual boundaries in addition to the Master’s degree she has already earned.  Both her boss, Jeremy Davenport and his head of security, Ethan Hayes, have a very kinky list of tasks that they want Alice to help them work their way through and even though it starts as a form of sexual blackmail, Alice discovers that she is having far more enjoyable encounters than she has enjoyed in quite some time.  It starts as a temporary job but Alice’s personal and professional future will undoubtedly be changed forever.

This contemporary erotic story starts a bit awkwardly but morphs into a sensual exploration as three people explore their sexual boundaries.  It was a bit uncomfortable at first as the specter of sexual harassment is present but Alice’s reaction serves as the barometer for the men’s actions.  As she becomes more comfortable in her role, the heat ratchets up and the various vignettes provide a sizzling menage tale that is a fun read even as it is wonderful to watch Alice realize that she is valued for herself and that she doesn’t need to be ashamed of her voluptuous figure.  An enjoyable story that gives an interesting view of life on a remarkable estate.

Submitted to Night Owl Reviews
A copy of this story was provided to me in exchange for an honest review

 3.5 out of 5 stars

Illicit Relations by Lucy Felthouse is part of the ‘Boys Will Do Boys’ erotic romance series and relates the tale of Terry Kroft who struggles with his attraction for his second cousin Justin.  Neither male has admitted his desire for the other and their family connection may be an insurmountable obstacle until someone else intervenes.   

An erotic m/m romance that poses an interesting conundrum about what is morally and ethically acceptable given that these partners would not be creating a child.  The intimate encounters are definitely spicy but it strained credulity to think that, having waited such an inordinate amount of time to consummate their relationship, it would need to take place at such an inappropriate venue.  I had a bit of trouble believing that Terry’s mom could wait quite so long to notice how unhappy her son is and the solution seemed a little too convenient to me.  This is still a fun quick read but definitely requires a suspension of disbelief.


A copy of this story was provided to me in exchange for an honest review

6 comments:

  1. Great post! That's a lot of great info to take in. Loved the excerpt and review. Gonna have to look into these a bit closer and add some to my wish list.

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    1. Sorry, Lucy actually was a little worried about the length but I insisted on an excerpt since that is usually what I like to read the most when I visit blogs, lol. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. i don't think i ever read a m/m book before. I always enjoy seeing who you have on your blog. I am finding a lot of great new authors---Rae

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    1. I appreciate you taking the time to visit, Rae. I only really started reading m/m romances a couple of years ago. I have found them very...educational, lol...and have discovered some authors that I really enjoy. Some are a little too intense for me since I don't quite understand the allure of some of the practices described but most of the ones I've read have been touching and deliciously spicy!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Erin, thanks for visiting!

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