Author Archives: Lucy Felthouse

Writing to Market – What are your Thoughts? #writing

Hi everyone,

Today I’d like to do a quick post on writing to market. I’ve been writing for quite a few years now, and I’ve always either written whatever I felt like, or answered calls for submissions and so on. My readers are used to me having tales that are M/F, F/F, M/M/M, menage, paranormal, contemporary, long, short, etc… But I’ve never written to market – i.e. looked at what’s selling well and deliberately written a book on that topic.

Until now.

Probably the main reason I’ve never done this before is because those “crazes” for want of a better word (huh – you’d have thought a writer would be able to come up with a better word!) have never really appealed to me. Alternatively, in the case of Fifty Shades of Grey and BDSM, I was writing BDSM long before E L James hit big. Another reason is that generally I just can’t write flipping fast enough to keep up with the trends.

But now, after much encouragement from one of my writer buddies, I’ve gone and done it. I signed up for NaNoWriMo when I previously had no intention of doing so, and with barely a book idea in my head. And now, with two days to spare, I’m under 2,500 words away from “winning” NaNoWriMo (which for those of you that don’t know, the aim is to write 50,000 words in a month). With a reverse harem romance book. The first in a series of three (with potential for a fourth). Reverse harem is insanely hot right now, but the question is… will folks buy my reverse harem books? Guess there’s only one way to find out.

I’ve actually really enjoyed writing this genre – though admittedly it wasn’t something I’d given any thought to beforehand. I figured it was basically menage with a few twists and turns and differences along the way and just held on for the ride. It’s not too much of a departure from what I’ve written before, so fingers crossed my existing readers will check it out, too.

So… what are your thoughts on writing to market? Does it make a writer a sell out? Would you read a book from one of your favourite writers if you knew they’d deliberately written it to hopefully capture a piece of a large market?

Would love to know your thoughts on this!

Happy Reading,

Lucy x

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Author Bio:

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), The Persecution of the Wolves and Hiding in Plain Sight. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 160 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. Subscribe to her newsletter and get a free eBook: http://www.subscribepage.com/lfnewsletter

New Lesbian Romance Release from Lucy Felthouse (@cw1985)

Hi folks,

I’m just stopping by to let you know about a lesbian romance short story I just released – Finally Found. Here’s the skinny (and don’t you just love that cover?!):

Natalia has been in love with her best friend Ashleigh for years, ever since they were housemates at university. Unfortunately, circumstances, and then Natalia’s unwillingness to jeopardise their friendship, mean that she has never confessed her feelings, choosing instead to be grateful for the close relationship they do have. However, on a weekend away together, a bottle or two of wine and an erotic book place the girls in a highly charged sexual situation. Will Natalia make a move, or is she too afraid to rock the boat and risk losing Ashleigh altogether?

Please note: This story was previously published as part of the Lover Unexpected: Sappho Edition anthology

Like the sound of this? Grab your copy here: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/finally-found/

Happy Reading!
Lucy x

Moonlight Magic: A Limited Edition Collection of Supernatural Tales

Hi everyone,

I’m delighted to announce the release of my story, The Accidental Adoption, as part of the Moonlight Magic collection, out today!

Moonlight MagicBlurb:

Whether it is the witching hour, dawn, day or dusk, you are sure to find a thrill with these supernatural tales of the paranormal. This collection of stories caters to every taste. From steamy to sizzling with witches, werewolves, leprechauns, dragons and even Greek gods, your pulse will pound and your heart will race. Proceed with caution when you read this compilation because what is read, can never be unread, especially not under the magic of moonlight.

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This collection includes: 

Secrets of the Hollows (The Hollows 1) by Nicole Morgan

Lucifer once said about Andras, “His power is great, and should be feared.”

Hard Bite by Kate Allenton

It’s going to take more than sizzling chemistry to solve this mysterious case.

The Accidental Adoption  by Lucy Felthouse

There’s more to Rosie’s new dog than meets the eye…

Candy Cornered by Carma Haley

Cornered between Alpha protection and Rogue passion.

Mated by Midnight by Linnea Alexis

A man walks into a bar…and meets his destiny.

Her Protectors by Tamsin Baker

Brother shifters meet their curvaceous mate in this short, hot paranormal romance.

Night Hawk by J.E. Taylor 

Sacrificed to the shadows, Naomi thirsts for justice…and revenge.

Spellbound by Laura Greenwood

A second chance at love makes sparks fly…literally.

Under A Darkened Moon by Jane Hinchey

She’s a wolf on the run

Wicked by Diana Bocco

One night. One ritual. Passion can change everything.

All Hallow’s Eve by Elena Bryce

Seductive Lord Samhain is tempting her to stay forever…

Blood Moon by Livia Quinn

She could destroy his world…or save it.

Fire and Blood by Cadence Denton

She walked through flames to find him.

Marked by Fate Book One by Adaline Raine

A woman seeking answers finds so much more.

Shifter’s Choice by Annalise Nixon

Secrecy. Loyalty. Desire. Who needs a band of brothers when you can form a pack of shifters?

Aphrodite Calling by Jennifer Lynne 

Sometimes it takes the power of the gods to reveal the woman within…

Wayward Souls by Laurie Treacy

By saving the life of a gorgeous stranger, Holly finds her true self.

Taming Desire by Crystal Dawn

In the end, the wolf will howl because he believes love must triumph over all.

Gettin’ Lucky with a Leprechaun by Jocelyn Dex

At the end of the rainbow, will she find a pot of gold, or just get lucky?

Wilde & Sexy by Angie Daniels

It feels so good to be Wilde…

Accidentally Linked by Lexi Ostrow

Magic doesn’t always cast as planned

Lyric by Andrea R. Cooper

No man can resist a siren’s song…

Never Match a Dragon by Rachael Slate

Try to match a dragon, and you’ll end up burned.

Beyond the Ashes by Kaiden Klein

When darkness owns your soul, you have nothing to bargain with but time.

Rolf’s Quest by Aubrey Wynne

A wizard, a curse, a fated love. What medieval dreams are made of….

 

I hope you’ll consider checking it out!

Happy Reading,

Lucy x