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Writing to Music and Memories with @MeganSlayer #music #inspiration #iamwriting

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately and trying to write. Sounds a little odd, right? Trying to write? Sometimes the words are there, but getting them onto paper or the screen isn’t easy. Life gets in the way, despite the characters not stopping to understand that, and I can’t always get everything jotted down.

So I was thinking, driving and listening to the radio… As I’m going along on my way to a sporting event for my tot, a song came over the radio that reminded me of my characters. Not from the current WIP, but a new one. I’ve usually got two WIPs going at one time, but this one was way out of left field. I have the general outline in my head and did manage to get it down on paper so I can get to it later.

But that driving trip got me thinking about how music has been so influential in my life and writing. I need playlists to write. I need to be inspired. When I was a kid, I used to sit right next to my gigantic boom box and listen to the nightly top ten countdown on my local radio station. I’d write down the songs because if I called in and was the tenth caller (or whatever number they requested that night) who could recall the list…then you won a free cassette tape. I used to try and win every night. I had the list mostly memorized. I never did win, but those songs are still with me. I hear them and think of being a kid again. I remember the thrill of listening to the new tunes, being inspired to create art and maybe get lucky enough to win. I never did, but hey, it was still fun.

Maybe I should use that story for one of my books. Grin. Speaking of being inspired, the highly anticipated next book in my Sanctuary Series drops this week. Saving His Roar!!

Saving His Roar by Megan Slayer

A Sanctuary Story

Book 9

M/M, Anal Sex

Paranormal, Contemporary

From Resplendence Publishing

Ryan ‘Blaze’ Burden knew his life wasn’t perfect. He’s a stripper at Stiff and a shifter, but he can’t tell anyone about his special ability. The popularity of shifters hasn’t come to Stiff or the town of Sugar Ridge, for that matter. Being a shifter is still frowned upon. Ryan knows he doesn’t fit in, but he does have one bright spot in his life—the mystery man who comes to the club and requests Ryan for private dances. The electricity between them is palpable, but if Ryan makes a move, will the hottie reciprocate?

Delaney Sullivan doesn’t come to Stiff for the ambiance. He’s there for one dancer—Blaze. He senses the shifter within the handsome young man. But Delaney works for the enemy—he’s the campaign manager for the mayor of Sugar Ridge. He doesn’t share the mayor’s desire to outlaw shifters because he’s a panther shifter. Can he get Blaze out of the club? To trust him? Or maybe even to love him?

These opposites certainly attract, but can they find the mutual trust to have a future together?

Available 9/13 from Resplendence Publishing

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075HBM864/

Summer Holiday Romance… Sort Of

As an erotic romance writer, I thought this topic would be pretty easy to write something about. Then I went and looked at my list of books and was proven wrong… sort of. It appears I’ve written about summer holiday flings, but with no romance involved. So that will have to do, I’m afraid. But then lots of people have flings without it becoming a lasting thing, so I’m sure these two smutty stories will whet your appetite.

Off the Beaten TrackOff the Beaten Track

This hot short story is about a workaholic young woman who’s sent on holiday by her family before she has a meltdown. She reluctantly agrees, but quickly gets fed up of sitting around a pool, so she books a day trip. When the tour guide arrives, her interest is piqued…

“Where is everyone else?”

Demetrio waited until she was safely in the passenger seat, closed the door and made his way to the driver’s side. He got in, then turned to her.

“There is nobody else. You are only person on this trip. You get best views!”

He laughed then, the flash of white teeth against olive skin resulting in an unexpected jolt in Libby’s nether regions. She studied his profile for a few seconds, then grudgingly admitted to herself that Demetrio was, in fact, very attractive. Despite the fact she was a red-blooded woman, she rarely noticed such things.

So if you want to read about a smokin’ hot Portuguese tour guide, check out Off the Beaten Track.

Raising The BarRaising the Bar

This smutty short story tells the tale of Kayleigh, a woman who’s taken some time out and is travelling around the world, working as she goes. She arrives in Spain and quickly gets taken on at a restaurant, much to her delight. Her happiness increases tenfold when she meets one of her colleagues, Luciano. He’s a sexy, passionate man, and he seriously raises the bar for Kayleigh’s future sex life.

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.

Luciano got readers’ blood racing, for sure. So if you want a sample of the sexy Spaniard, check out Raising the Bar.

Also, the co-author project that Lily Harlem and I wrote is coming very soon. It’s not exactly a summer romance, but it is most definitely a romance. And it’s topical, too, as part of the action takes place at the US Open, which starts at the end of the month. There’s more info on Grand Slam here.

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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

Doing it Differently… Non-Traditional Romance and Second Chances

So, as I’m sure you know by now, the February theme for the Dirty Birdies is non-traditional romance/second chances, that kind of thing. When I looked at my backlist, I realised that actually, I’ve probably written more non-traditional stuff that I have traditional!

Wedding Dress For Happy Couple in LoveTraditional, I guess, means anything that’s not boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl live happily ever after. Though I sincerely hope this is changing, what with marriage equality being on the rise (hurrah!) and more same-sex couples having or adopting children, etc. Perhaps in ten years time there will be no such thing as non-traditional, just people loving whomever they want. But anyway, I digress.

Gillian Jacobs Lesbian KissAs I said, I’ve penned quite a lot of non-traditional romance, more than I realised, actually! Looking at my books, it seems I particularly favour writing lesbian romance (which is my best-selling genre), and I’ve also got a gay story out there (it’s more erotica than romance), some ménage stuff, as well as tales of lost loves and second chances. I’ve never intentionally set out to write something that’s non-traditional, but ideas of all different kinds of stories pop into my head, so I just write them. I’m not really bothered what themes or norms they fit into, just that I’m (hopefully) writing a great story! I’ll continue to do this throughout my writing career, too!

Loose EndsHere are a few examples of my non-traditional romance and erotica:

The Military Wife: Contains a second chance erotic romance story called Passing Out Passion.

Loose Ends: A second chance/reunion erotic romance.

No Boys Allowed: Lesbian erotic romance.

Ditched: M/M erotica.

Weekend at Wilderhope Manor: Lesbian erotic romance.

A Menu with a Difference: Ménage erotica.

And, now that I think about it, some of the stuff that’s out on submission or currently being worked on is along those lines, too, including my first ménage erotic romance! It seems I’ve caught the non-traditional romance bug without even knowing it. And do you know what? I really don’t mind. A good story is a good story, no matter who is loving who, or why, or how.

Happy Reading!

Lucy x