Thursday, August 23, 2012

Unexpected Lover: The Sappho Edition and Interview With Lucy Felthouse

Girlfriends share lots of things, including their most sinful secrets. When those secrets involve love, lust and long denied desire, sparks are sure to fly. And sometimes, there is no denying the need for a woman’s touch.

In this volume you’ll find seven delicious stories of sensual, daring women who open their hearts to discover love, fulfillment and satisfaction—closer than they expected.

An Interview with Lucy Felthouse:

1. When did you realize you wanted to write erotica?

I didn't. It came about by accident. Someone dared me to try writing an erotic story, so I did. I got hooked and now here I am!

2. Lover Unexpected: The Sappho Edition is an anthology of lesbian erotica. Your story, Finally Found, is a story of best friends who realize they have loved each other for years. What was your favorite thing about writing Finally Found?

Basing it in London and using places that I've seen myself, and adding in elements of humour.

3. What is your favorite "genre" of erotica to write? BDSM, lesbian, paranormal?

I like writing good old fashioned straight erotica and erotic romance
because it means I get to write about sexy men. But I like writing all of it, really. It's nice having so much to choose from!

4. What was the hardest scene you ever had to write? Was it an erotic scene or something else?

I would say it was the sex scene from my upcoming short story, Ditched. It's the first m/m story I've written, and it was difficult to make it clear which 'him' was which, and so on. It's always a challenge when writing same-sex stuff, but I guess I'm more used to writing f/f stuff so I don't find that so tough any more.

5. Martini or Margarita?

Neither. Give me a vodka and coke.

6. Are there plans to do another anthology of Lover Unexpected?

I have no idea, you'd have to ask the publisher. I just answered a call for submissions and was lucky enough to be accepted.

7. What are some of your favorite erotic authors?

Portia Da Costa, Saskia Walker, Janine Ashbless, K D Grace, Kay Jaybee, Emma Hillman... and so many more!

8. What are some of your hobbies when you are not crafting wonderful

Reading, watching films and TV, walking, visiting historical and interesting

9. Do you have music in mind when you write? What are some of your favorite
sexy songs?

Sometimes I listen to music, sometimes I work in silence. I wouldn't say it was a hugely sexy song, but Time is Running Out by Muse is often playing when I'm writing sex scenes.

10. What are you currently working on?

I'm currently working on a novel based in a country house. I don't want to give too much away, but it's about a new property manager who gets into trouble with the boss and accepts a set of challenges to get her out of trouble.

  Thanks so much for having me!

It was great to have you here!

What I Liked:

This book had a great array of authors to meet and grow to love. Lesbian erotica has its own flavor and I am a sucker for stories about friends becoming lovers as was the case in Lucy Felthouse's Finally Found. When friends discover they have loved each other for years and are finally able and willing to do something about it, the story heats up like a flamethrower. 

What I Didn't:

Not a thing.


This collection is wonderful and I hope Evernight will publish a second volume. Lucy Felthouse captured the feeling of love's discovery in the arms of a friend, complete with some very hot sex scenes and genuine love. I enjoyed the other stories as well and will be checking out the other authors work for more titles to add to my TBR list. If you enjoy good lesbian erotica, then you need to check out this book. 


Author Info:

Lucy is a graduate of the University of Derby, where she studied Creative Writing. During her first year, she was dared to write an erotic story- so she did. It went down a storm and she's never looked back. Lucy has had stories published by Cleis Press, Constable and Robinson, Decadent Publishing, Ellora's Cave, Evernight Publishing, House of Erotica, Ravenous Romance, Resplendence Publishing, Sweetmeats Press and Xcite Books. She is also the editor of Uniform Behaviour, Seducing the Myth, Smut by the Sea and Smut in the City.

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  1. Lucy, congrats on the hot book. you know I love your work. It is always wonderful to read more about you. BTW lol on the go for the good stuff..

  2. Thanks Savannah! You're pretty awesome yourself! x

  3. Nice interview, Lucy. Erzabet, there actually IS a companion edition to this anthology called "Lover Unexpected: Manlove Edition." It's all friends-become-lovers stories about men.

  4. Congrats on the new releases, Lucy. They look great. The cover and title for Punish Me Good are especially evocative.

  5. Thanks to Giselle and Lace for stopping by. Glad you like the covers, Lace! :)


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