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Sparkling New Year and a New Direction with @MeganSlayer

Normally when I start the year, one of the first things I do is make up a general plan for the year. What am I going to write? What’s talking? What’s the best use of my writing time for the year? Who am I going to write for? Seems like quite a few valid questions, right?

The thing is, this year is different than the last few. One of my cherished publishers has opted to close. They’re going about it a very professional way, but still…they’re closing. That means two of my series are in limbo…what do I do with them? I’m still deciding. Another publisher is allowing the writers to put the books into print. That’s great, but that’s a whole slew of cover art that isn’t ready… Makes my mind boggle.  Yet another publisher switched over to a new company. I’m thrilled. I like the change, but I’m not wild about change in general. I’d rather things stay the same. I know, I know. Life doesn’t work that way.

So that’s where I’m temporarily stuck and sorting out what I want to do. I’ll get there. Promise. I’ve got plenty of books in the pipeline for this year and the characters never take a day off.

So the new direction I mentioned in the title? That’s not kicking myself for not writing when I want and giving myself some wiggle room. If the story isn’t talking for a day, I’m not going to push it. If it’s talking a lot, I’ll have a notebook handy.

What are your plans for 2018? Did you make resolutions? Why? Why not? Let me know. Speaking of New Years…

Here’s a little bit about my latest release, Sparkling New Year!

Sparkling New Year by Megan Slayer 
Contemporary, Sweet Romance, New Adult
M/M interaction
From MLR Books
New year, new relationship?
Dating and Aydin Madison haven’t been good friends. He’s shy, bookish and would rather be with his set designs than most people. He knows his way around the theater, but his love life is non-existent. He knows whom he’d like to date–Brandon Kidd, the boy du jour of the art school. He’d love to rub Brandon the right way. It’s too bad Brandon doesn’t seem to know Aydin exists.
When freak circumstances throw these two together, they’ll have to decide if the sizzling connection is the key to their happy new year or just a fluke.

Get your copy here:



Looking Forward to 2018 #goals #writing

Hi everyone,

Wow – I can’t believe this is my last post here for 2017. This year seems to have gone so fast! But it was a vast improvement on 2016, so I’m definitely not complaining.

As is usually the case at this time of year, I’m thinking about my goals and aspirations for next year. The writing market is growing tougher and tougher, publishers are closing, readers can be difficult to find… and yet, I’m not giving up. Far from it. I still love writing, and I’m still doing okay. Far from making a living from it, sadly, but it supplements what I’m earning. Most importantly, though, I’m still getting great feedback. I get messages from readers saying how much they’ve enjoyed my books, I receive positive reviews, and that keeps me going.

At the same time, though, I’ve got to adapt to stay in the game. I have to do dull adulting stuff like pay bills, and buy groceries, put petrol in my car, feed the dog, so earning money is a must. Which is why I’ve started to turn, as I mentioned in an earlier post, to writing to market. There’s no way I’ll suddenly drop everything and start writing sci-fi (if I do, someone should probably send me to a doctor, as there’s a good chance I’ve been given a lobotomy), but my upcoming reverse harem series was written to try to entice the seemingly rabid readership of reverse harem romance fans. But I wouldn’t have done it if the genre didn’t appeal to me in the first place. It did, though, and Mia’s Men is coming next month – what a start to the year! I’m so excited about it!

So, for early 2018 at least, that’s where my focus will be. I have a couple of projects I’ve committed to, but otherwise, I’ll be working on Mia’s Wedding, book two in The Heiress’s Harem series, and then Mia’s Choice, which is book three. After that – who knows? I do have potential other reverse harem romance ideas bubbling away in the back of my head, so I guess we’ll have to see what happens! If people enjoy Mia and her bunch of gorgeous guys, then I’ll let my Muse decide. I’ve really enjoyed the time I’ve spent with Mia and the boys so far.

I’ll also be going through old contracts and possibly getting rights to other books back, so there may well be more re-releases dotted in amongst the new releases. Just a little housekeeping! 😉

Other that that – keeping my head above water, earning enough cash to go on a couple of holidays… anything beyond that is a bonus! So if you’ve bought one of my books in 2017, I say a hearty thank you, hope you enjoyed it, and that you’ll check out others.

Here’s to an amazing new year for all of us!

Happy Reading,

Lucy x


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, Hiding in Plain Sight and Mia’s Men (The Heiress’s Harem Book 1). 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

Achieving the Achievable

I know I’m late to the party with regards to discussing new year’s resolutions and the like, but January’s crazy! Recovering from days off over Christmas and New Year, so on and so forth. However, I have had this stuff in my mind, ready to blog all about it here.

checkI haven’t made proper resolutions for a while, mainly because I never stick to them. Stupid, unachievable things like cutting down on chocolate… can’t do it! So last year, I set out some goals in terms of my writing, and I’m happy to report I achieved every one, because they were achievable. They were targeting certain editors with my stories, having a certain number of publications, etc.

I’m still quite surprised that I hit all of those self-imposed targets. 2012 was a damn good year for me, writing wise. This year, though, my goals are slightly different. Last year was about short stories, new-to-me publishers, and so on. Now, my goals are less in number, but bigger in stature.

  • Get my novel published (my final, uber-polished draft went out to its first publisher earlier this month)
  • Write another novel

These goals may seem crazy for some people, particularly those who started out writing novels, but for me, it’s big. I started out in short stories and found it difficult to make the step up to novellas, and then eventually novels. Imagine my sense of achievement when I finally completed my first novel. Compared to a short story, it took forever! But it was awesome, and even after editing, tweaking, proofing… I still loved the book, and so did my betas. So I’m hoping some editor, somewhere, will say they want to publish it. Fingers crossed!

Even if they don’t, though, I’ll still be penning another novel this year. What can I say – now I know I can do it, the ideas crowding inside my head, eager to get out must find their way into a Word document. And hopefully, get published. I can’t stop now!

P.S. In the meantime, if you want some of my smut to read, check out my latest: Loose Ends and The Military Wife.