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Another New Release from Lucy Felthouse! (@cw1985)

Hi folks,

I’m delighted to announce another new release! Well, kind of. This story, Unconventional, was first published in the His Domain anthology from Totally Bound Publishing, and has now been released as a standalone story. Read on to find out more and read an excerpt 🙂

Blurb:

Penny was caught out in the wrong place, at the wrong time. As a recently graduated law student, the brush with the law could put an end to her career before it’s even begun. But thanks to her lawyer daddy’s contacts, she’s been given a second chance. A chance to redeem herself and make her stupid behavior go away.

Which is how she ends up working in a soup kitchen, preparing and serving meals to those who are having a rough time of it. She’s not keen on the idea, and when she meets Maddox, the guy in charge, she’s even less keen. A tall, skinny, mad-haired, tattooed guy, Maddox is the sort of person Penny would normally cross the road to avoid. But once she gets to know him, she starts to see things differently. He’s had a checkered past himself, and has now put it behind him and enjoys a glittering, prosperous career as a top chef.

Maddox may have unconventional looks, but Penny quickly grows to like him, and, much to her surprise, finds herself attracted to him. He’s a lot older than her, and their lives are at completely different stages, but in spite of this, there’s an undeniable connection between them.

When Maddox makes Penny an unconventional offer, will she have the courage to take him up on it? And if she does, where will it lead?

Buy links:

Totally Bound Publishing: http://bit.ly/2l2XaJg

Amazon (universal link): http://mybook.to/LFunconventional

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2l8WiDy

Google Books: http://bit.ly/2l0b12S

iBooks: http://apple.co/2m8or1P

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2l0mGP1

 

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33398214-unconventional

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Excerpt:

From the very second I laid eyes on him, it was clear he was unconventional. If I’m being truthful, I thought he looked like a complete nutter—someone I’d probably cross the road to avoid. Even in the daytime. He was tall and skinny, with a shock of black hair—still apparent under his hairnet—and pale skin. Kind of like Edward Scissorhands. Only—mercifully—without the scissors for hands part. A vine-looking tattoo began at his left wrist, worked its way up his arm, then snaked beneath the sleeve of his T-shirt…to who knew where?

Oddly, even though I mentally kicked myself for thinking it, I found myself wanting to find out. Did it stop at his upper arm, his shoulder? Did it continue over his back, his chest, twine its way around a pectoral, sneaking in toward the nipple? Or even farther south, perhaps?

Even if you took Mr. Unusual out of the equation, there was nothing normal about the situation I found myself in. After all, what recent graduate of law school finds themselves volunteering in a soup kitchen? A recent graduate who lost her head—and heart—over a bad boy, that’s who.

Most people seem to think that those who study law are smart. Super smart, actually. There’s a reason for that—folks who study law are smart. If they pass all the exams, that is. And I did—with distinction. Which makes me clever on paper, I suppose, but apparently lacking in common sense, or perhaps I just have severely poor judgment. Or both.

However you want to look at it, I fucked up. Big time. I fell for the wrong guy, trusted him, and ended up caught up in something that got me arrested.

It could have been the end of my law career. Before it had even started, and after all those years of education—not to mention a rather large chunk of my parents’ cash. Fortunately, they’ve got plenty of it, due to my daddy’s successful career. He works in law, too, which, luckily for me, means he’s got friends in high places.

So it was less voluntary work, more community service. Otherwise known as do-this-or-you’ll-get-a-criminal-record-and-kiss-your-career-goodbye.

Fixing my potential glittering career in my mind, I took a deep breath and crossed the industrial-looking kitchen, heading toward him. He looked utterly at home chopping carrots—he was like one of those chefs you see on the telly, his hand and the knife he gripped moving so fast they were almost a blur. I cringed at the thought of trying such a thing. Never mind the end of my career, it’d be the end of my fingers.

Approaching cautiously—I didn’t want to startle him and cause a horrific accident—I waited until he’d finished his carrot before speaking. “Um, hi.”

Turning quickly, still with his knife in his hand, he smiled. “Ah, hello. You must be Penny.”

For a moment, I was so caught up in his eyes that I couldn’t reply. Fortunately, I managed to get a grip before I was the one who was a nutter. “Um, yes, that’s right. I’m here to help out.”

As though suddenly realizing he still held the knife, he glanced at it in his hand, then quickly put it down on the counter. “Sorry. Didn’t mean to greet you with a blade! I’m so used to using the things that it’s like they’re an extension of my arm.”

Hmm, so maybe he’s Edward Knifehands. I suppressed a shudder.

Those stunning eyes—such an unnatural yet beautiful blue—twinkling, he held out his now empty hand. “I’m Maddox Black. Pleased to meet you. And very pleased to have you here.”

We shook. As we did so, the heat that had sparked inside me when we’d made eye contact began to intensify.

Christ, no, Penny. You just ditched one bad boy. The last thing you need to do is swap him for another one.

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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) and The Persecution of the Wolves. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 150 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. You can also subscribe to her monthly newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

Blowing your own Trumpet #TuesdayWonderings from Raven @RavenMcAllan

Hi, from Raven McAllan 🙂

Hmm… Do I blow my own trumpet or not?

 

 

I really hate saying look what’s happened or oh wow ain’t I done well (so to speak). But on the other hand when readers vote for something I’ve written to be included in the list of potential winners for an award, well that’s so fantastic, I want to shout it from the rooftops. To say thank you, I’m so blooming chuffed and it’s so good to know people like what I write.

 

I was lucky enough to be nominated in two categories for the Love Romance café awards for 2015, in the historical section for Compromised, (Evernight Publishing)

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and contemporary for Secrets Dispatched (Totally Bound). The other nominees are superb, and fantastic, and to be honest I’m honoured to be in such illustrious company.

This part weekend it was pimp yourself on the LR café Fb and Yahoos sites. Did I? No. Weekends are family time, and although I admit I do sneak on social media when I can it’s very much just to check what’s going on, and not to linger. It doesn’t mean I’m not thrilled to be in the poll, just that I spent the time with my husband, who had been away for work. It was great to have him home, not so great to get the washing and then the ironing. (I was also very pleased to discover that Victoria’s Secrets has reopened in Miami airport…just in time for Valentine’s day. J)

 

Was that the correct thing to do? Who knows? But it was the right thing for me. It’s a fine balancing act, juggling writing, prom and home life. After a lot of trial and error, I think I’ve got it almost as it should be. Maybe…

 

That apart, the voting proper starts soon, and if anyone does vote for me, I’ll be all over happy.  It’s a heady feeling to have even got this far.

 

Throws confetti, and blows kisses

 

Now wish me luck, I’m diving into the ironing again.

 

R xxx

Tristan’s Top Five Toys by Lucy Felthouse (@cw1985)

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The male character in my story, Properly, Or Not At All, Tristan, is a Dominant. He’s been through a bit of a tough time just lately so I thought it’d be a nice idea, as the author, to let him loose on a blog post. So, here goes…

Hello everyone, I’m Tristan. I’m a Dominant and I’ve been with my beautiful submissive wife, Jayme, for fifteen years. In that time we’ve played endless kinky games with lots of different toys and implements. And, of course, there are new ones being developed all the time. So I thought, given I’m somewhat of an expert in the area, that I’d give you a rundown of my top five toys of all time. Perhaps it’ll give you some inspiration, or just get you hot beneath the collar.

#5: Nipple clamps. While it’s fair, and utterly true, to say that I love inflicting pain on Jayme’s luscious backside, I also enjoy making her gasp in agony in other ways. And squeezing her nipples between some vicious clamps certainly gets my blood pumping. More importantly, Jayme loves it, too.

#4: Belt. The sound it makes while flying through the air, the way it feels in my hand, the scent of the leather… and that’s before you even consider the stinging arse of my wife, and the perfect marks it leaves on her trembling buttocks. What’s not to like?

#3: Anal plug. Jayme and I love to indulge in anal play, and I adore filling her delightful bottom with a plug, either to get her ready for me, or to give us both some extra stimulation while I’m making love to  her in the more…how should I say it… regular way.

#2: My right hand. Up until recently, nothing could beat (if you’ll pardon the pun) spanking Jayme with my bare hand. I still love it, naturally, but I love #1 just a little bit more.

#1: Pink and purple sparkly crop, with a pink heart on the end. Yes, it’s a bit of a bizarre choice, particularly for a man, but this is a recent addition to my list, and it shot right to the top, too. I have my sexy wife to blame for that, and some unexpected behaviour from her that ended up in the two of us having some very kinky fun. A little vague, I know, but Lucy wouldn’t be happy if I gave the entire plot of our story away, would she?

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properlyornotatallBlurb:

Tristan and Jayme are not only devoted husband and wife, they are also Dominant and submissive, with a particular penchant for spanking. They’ve been playing delicious kinky games for the fifteen years they’ve been together and couldn’t be happier. However, when Tristan develops a health issue that means he can’t redden his wife’s backside for a while, it puts both of them under a lot of strain. It’s a big part of their sex life, and one they’ll miss badly.

They try to find a way around their unfortunate predicament, but it’s not easy. In the end, Tristan declares that he will either spank Jayme’s bottom properly, or not at all.

The prospect of no spanking at all dismays Jayme, but she has no other choice. Or does she? Continuing to put her mind towards the issue, she indulges in some solo experimentation, with mixed results.

But how will Tristan feel when he finds out his wife has gone behind his back?

Pre-order (releasing 8th December), or download early from the publisher here.

Happy Reading,

Lucy x

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Author Bio:

Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. 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