Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Welcome Author Lucy Felthouse

Lucy Felthouse 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. 

'Gap Year Fun by Lucy Felthouse'

I never had a gap year before I started University, and I had a damn good reason; I wanted to get all my education over and done with. If I'd taken a gap year, I probably wouldn't have ended up going to University at all. However, I know lots of people that did and see it as the time to go and explore the world, meet new people, have fun and not worry about serious things. Therefore, it's also the perfect time to have a wild fling, something you have no intention of making into a long-standing relationship. Just fun, frolics and some seriously hot sex.

This is why I thought a gap year would be a great time period for a story—a super hot erotic story with no romance required. The setting was simple, too. I've spent some time in Spain and The Canary Islands on holiday, and I'd never previously set a story there, so I thought why not? I gave my lead character a Sexy Spaniard and let her get on with it. What resulted was a smoking hot tale called Raising the Bar, which was just published by Decadent Publishing.

So if reading stories about hot, reckless holiday flings floats your boat, then check out Raising the Bar. I hope you'll have as much fun reading it as I did writing it.

When Kayleigh takes a gap year before starting University, she decides she’s going to stay away from guys and just concentrate on having fun and experiencing life. That means going through a lot of batteries, but she’s happy and satisfied.

That is, until she gets to Spain on her travels and meets her new co-worker, Luciano. The scorching hot Spaniard soon has Kayleigh’s knickers in a twist— literally—and the time they spend together seriously raises the bar for her sex life. How will any other man ever compare?

Here's a snippet from the beginning of the story:

My first shift at the restaurant passes in a blur of flirtatious glances. My pussy swells and my clit throbs, desperate for attention. It’s all I can do to resist disappearing into the bathroom for a sneaky wank. Even better, I’d like to drag Luciano in there with me and ride him until his teeth rattle. Instead, I console myself with the fact that once I get back to my apartment, I can do whatever the hell I like. And I know for a fact it’s going to involve an orgasm.

I take a taxi back to my apartment rather than walking the dark, unfamiliar streets alone. It also means I can get there quicker and relieve the tension that the sexy Spaniard has caused. I pay the driver as fast as possible then rush inside and slam the door behind me. I heave a sigh of relief as I lock myself in.

Undressing, I drop my clothes by the washing machine and head to the bathroom, desperate to get clean. It’s not work that’s made me feel dirty, though. The flirting with Luciano have left me seriously wet. The panties I’ve just discarded in front of the washing machine are sodden.

Stepping under the shower, I groan with pleasure as the hot water caresses my fevered skin. I stand there for a few seconds, letting the heat and the water relax me. My tension slips away and runs down the plughole. I grab the shampoo and give my hair a wash, digging my fingers into my scalp and massaging it. Now I’m calmer. But by the time I’ve rinsed the suds, he’s popped into my head again. Damn him.

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  1. I had six months between high school and university, and that's when I met my future husband. :)

    Great excerpt! And all the best with your new release, Lucy!

    1. So gap years are definitely a bonus then ;) Nice one!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I've never taken a gap year either. Heck, I didn't go to college until I was in my mid-thirties. Too busy raising kids until then. Uhm...and there are still kids under my roof, lolol.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Faith. It's nice to find someone else who didn't take a gap year! It sounds like you've been a busy woman from then until now! :)

  3. HOLY SMOKES, that is blazing! Sexy Spaniard. Mmmmm.
    I never heard of a gap year! What a fab idea! I did do the Europe thing for six weeks in the summer after I graduated high school in June, but come the end of August, I was showing up for college orientation. Did have a major 15-year-gap after that...but it wasn't fun and games. I was fully employed!
    I want a gap now. And after reading your blurb and excerpt, I REALLY want a gap now!

    1. Taryn, I could do with a gap now, too! Shall we go together? ;)

      Thanks for stopping by!