Why I Write What I Write

By Lucy Felthouse

As I’m sure regular visitors to the site have already realised, we’re discussing why we write the genres and subgenres we do this month. So, here goes…

I got into the whole erotic writing shebang as a dare, back at university. As it was a dare, I couldn’t really say no, right? I asked for a brief plot idea, character names, went away and did my thing, and that’s the end of that.

I wrote mostly contemporary erotic short stories, m/f, for a good long while until a call for submissions tempted me to try my hand at lesbian stuff. From then on, I carried on writing it alongside everything else I was penning. All the other genres, paranormal, gay, BDSM, romance, military, all came from either calls for submissions that wanted specific stories, things I personally enjoy (what can I say, I’m a sucker for a man in uniform), or ideas that randomly popped into my head. I’ve experimented with so many different story ideas now that I find I really enjoy writing different stuff. Perhaps I’m driving readers crazy by not sticking to one genre, time period and pairing, but I can’t stop now. I love the experimentation. It stops me from getting bored, and my crazy creative streak won’t let me quit. So, sorry, you’ll just have to deal with it 😉


Just released – Mean Girls.

Mean GirlsAdele Blackthorne is a big girl, a curvy chick. She knows it, and she’s been picked on all her life because of it. But she’s gotten to the stage where she doesn’t care. She may be Rubenesque, but she’s healthy, too. Much healthier than the mean girls at the leisure center that point and stare and say spiteful things about her. Adele rises above it all, and simply enjoys her secretive glances at the center’s hunky lifeguard, Oliver.

As the bullying of Adele becomes worse, Oliver finds it increasingly difficult not to intervene. He doesn’t want to get into trouble with work, but equally he can’t stand to see Adele treated in such a horrible way. Especially since he doesn’t agree that she’s fat and unattractive. He thinks she’s a seriously sexy woman, and would like to get to know her better. Much better.

More info, excerpt and buy links: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/mean-girls/


Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over seventy publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include Best Bondage Erotica 2012, 2013 and 2014 and Best Women’s Erotica 2013. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies. 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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