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Paranormal Romance Blog Hop! #GiveUsYourBestExcerpt

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Give Us Your Best Excerpt Paranormal Romance Blog Hop! I’m delighted to be taking part, and I’m going to be showing off an excerpt from my M/F and M/M paranormal erotic romance novel, Pack of Lies. I hope you enjoy it! Then be sure to scroll down to check out the rest of the blogs on the hop!

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Isaac seated himself at the table in the corner, nodding and exchanging greetings with the villagers he passed on the way across the room, relieved that none of them were feeling talkative or wanting to discuss health issues. He wanted the atmosphere of the pub and the sense of not being alone, without feeling inclined to make polite conversation. Perhaps he was giving off that vibe too, because he was normally happy to chat away with fellow villagers about everything and nothing, yet nobody approached his table.

As he took a swig from his drink, he peered over the top of the glass and in the direction of the mysterious visitor. The other man was doing the same thing, and their eyes met. Only his lightning-fast reactions stopped Isaac from spilling beer down his chin and making himself look like a total moron. The other man’s eyes were a startling shade of green, unnatural and beautiful all at once. Hurriedly swallowing a couple of mouthfuls of beer, Isaac put the glass down and made himself maintain the eye contact before nodding and giving a little smile.

Well done, Isaac. That was polite but not over the top. Now look somewhere else. If you keep gawping at him, he’s going to wonder what’s up.

Shifting in his seat, he pretended to catch sight of the glass-covered artifacts behind him for the first time and then become transfixed, reading every word as though he’d never done it before. It was a stupid act, he knew, and he just hoped none of the villagers took any notice of him—they’d think for sure he’d gone barmy, looking at stuff that had been there for years. And the people in the know would wonder what else he could possibly learn about a time he’d lived through.

As it happened, the write-up allowed him to get lost in his thoughts for a while. They weren’t particularly pleasant ones, but they were welcome as a means to get his mind off the sexy stranger and his gorgeous green eyes.

In spite of the centuries, Isaac remembered Mompesson well, and Stanley, though for some reason he’d never gained the historical acclaim that the younger man had. But then there had been a lot of happenings back then that hadn’t been documented, hadn’t made their way into archives, and there were reasons for that.

Isaac sighed. It had been a horrible time, a devastating time. Words couldn’t describe. Even though he and his brother had been in no danger from the disease, they’d been around to watch friends and neighbors die, helpless to do anything to save them. All they could do was ease their suffering, pray with them and eventually help to dig their graves and bury their bodies.

After it had all finished, when the plague had finally died out, the brothers had been massively tempted to leave the village and never look back. The diabolical memories had just been too many, the nightmares too distressing. But Mompesson had talked them out of it, reminding them that that the village still needed its guardians. Needed them more than ever, in fact. Predators still needed keeping out of the village, away from the livestock. Not to mention the devastated families that had to get back on their feet, rebuild their lives, find a way to go on. A deep-rooted guilt had taken hold of the survivors and many of them were struggling to see a way past it, see a way to get back to normal. Mompesson had lost his wife, and somehow he was finding a way to carry on.

And so the two men had stayed, drawing on all their reserves of strength to get them through the tough times. Slowly, for the villagers as well as them, the pain had started to recede and life had begun again. Now, all these years later, Isaac couldn’t think of anywhere he’d rather be. He’d been born in the village and he was determined he would die there too, whenever that might be. It was his home, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and he had Mompesson to thank for that—otherwise he might have left and never looked back.

Turning and reaching for his beer, he lifted the glass in a salute to the man who had done so much good, then drank deep. Then, on the spur of the moment, he made a decision. Standing, he carried his pint across to the newcomer’s table.

“Hi,” he said softly, giving a friendly smile. “Mind if I sit down?”

Green Eyes gestured to the stool opposite. “Please do.”

“Thanks.” Isaac put his pint down on the table and held out his hand. “I’m Isaac Adams.”

“Nathaniel Marsden. But everyone calls me Nathan.” They shook hands for just a millisecond too long, then parted.

Clearing his throat, Isaac spoke again. “So, you staying around here? I haven’t seen you before, and as you’ve probably noticed this is a pretty small village.”

“I just moved here.”

“Oh right, excellent. Well clearly the rumor mills are faulty around here at the moment, then, because normally news like a new person moving in spreads like wildfire!”

The two men laughed, then Nathaniel said, “Nah, they’re not doing too badly. I literally moved in yesterday. I’m in a total and utter mess with boxes everywhere, so obviously cooking meals is out of the question. So I made my way here for something to eat that wasn’t a bloody sandwich and haven’t made it back home yet.”

“Fair enough. Sounds like a good enough excuse to me. And the meals here are delicious. I eat in here occasionally. Mainly when my brother hasn’t cooked anything for me and I can’t be bothered.”

“Your brother?”

“Yep. We share a house at the other end of the village, have done for years. It suits us, especially since we often work opposite shifts. I’m one of the doctors at the surgery and Matthew works in here. I suspect you’ve already spoken to him.” He jerked a thumb in the direction of the bar. Nathaniel’s gaze shifted over there, then back to Isaac.

“The big guy, dark hair?”

“That’s him.”

The other man looked at Matthew again, then back at Isaac. “Yeah, I see the resemblance now. Cut your hair or grow his longer and it’d be even harder to miss. So he does the cooking, huh?”

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Grab your copy of Pack of Lies here: https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/pack-of-lies/

Add it to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22756241-pack-of-lies

Happy Reading!
Lucy x

Ellora’s Cave 25% Off Flash Sale at @allromance – 30th April Only! #erotica #romance #ebooks #sale

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You should know by now that I adore a bargain, so I’m just spreading the word about this one day flash sale at All Romance eBooks for Ellora’s Cave titles, which includes several of mine.

Here are the direct links to my EC books so you can get there fast 😉

A Different Kind of Cosplay (rather fitting you can bag this Avengers-themed book the day before the next film comes out in the US!)

Pack of Lies

Sweet Spot

Illicit Relations

Mean Girls

Grand Slam

A Taste of London

A Taste of Paris

A Taste of Rome

So, what are you waiting for? Grab some sexy books with 25% off!

Happy Reading,

Lucy x

Superb Reviews = Very Happy Author! #erotica #romance

Hi everyone,

Sorry I’ve been a little quiet the past few days, I’ve been away for a long weekend in Budapest. It was beautiful! Hopefully I’ll be blogging about it soon, when I’m more caught up on work.

I just wanted to share some of the fantastic new reviews I’ve received lately.

For A Different Kind of Cosplay:

“My newest book boyfriend! This is a must read for anyone who likes erotic romance – period. Do not worry about the geek factor. Concentrate on the hot guy going out of his way to please his lady. *sigh* That is just so HOT!” 4 out of 5, The Jeep Diva

“This is full-on erotica, and full-frontal cosplay. Such a fun, kinky, premise and delish steamy scenes. Reece is charmed by Zach’s gift, and they make some plans to advance this kink… It’s a delicious, sexy erotic novella sure to appeal to folks who like role-play, cosplay, kinky vanilla, and The Avengers.” V’s Reads

“…A Different Kind of Cosplay is worth the time to read, but the lovemaking is also special. Not much plot, or intrigue, no real black moment, or hero or heroine’s journeys, just a sweet little love story from Felthouse, who never fails to entertain.” 4 out of 5, Manic Readers

For Brit Boys: On Boys:

“Well wasn’t this a real treat! … brilliantly British and fabulously addictive not to mention HOT! The stories packed a real punch and we came to care for all the characters in a very short time. This Anthology rocked and we can highly recommend it to lovers of MM and readers wanting to give it a go!”4.5 out of 5, Totally Booked

“M/M Romance + Brit speak = SWOON! All the books have sex on the page, and it is totally steamy. Beware: There’s a whole lotta manlove going on, and I adored every word of it.” V’s Reads

“This was an awesome collection of stories.” 5 out of 5, Inked Rainbow Reads

“Well written with a great storyline that I really enjoyed… What can I say, I’m really impressed with this anthology. 8 short stories, 8 fantastic authors.” 9.5 out of 10, Rainbow Gold Reviews

“I had such a blast reading these amazing stories and would definitely recommend reading this book. It gave me all that I could hope for and look forward to reading more by these amazing authors. I mean what is better than gorgeous men, hot sex, a little excitement and surprise.” 4.5 out of 5, MM Good Book Reviews

“A fantastic anthology, full of “Brit speak” and quaintness. I liked how the author found a solution for Theo and Eddie to continue their love story past Theo’s time on location. This was a sweet story, with a very nice happy ever after.” Rainbow Book Reviews

“…what is constant throughout is the quality of writing. Plus they’re really very steamy and I like that a lot. Genuinely, it’s not often you find that kind of quality in one place; and best of all they’re all British. This makes me very proud. So I’m giving this 5 shiny stars. I loved it. Steamy and romantic, funny and often touching.” 5 out of 5, Rebecca Black

“I have to say I really enjoyed this anthology of MM romances with varying degrees of eroticism. All the stories were really good, a rare occurrence with anthologies especially when you haven’t read all the authors before. But I can honestly say that I will read from these authors again.” 4.5 out of 5, Love Bites and Silk Ties

So… I’m sure you’ll understand if I dance around the room a bit, right? 😉

Also, don’t forget, the following books are just $0.99/99p on Amazon until the end of the month, so bag them FAST!

Brit Boys: On Boys (this is on sale everywhere, not just Amazon)

City Nights: One Night in Paris

A Bit of Rough

A Menu with a Difference

And these books have a 30% rebate on All Romance eBooks until the end of the month, so get clicking 😉

A Different Kind of Cosplay

Pack of Lies

Sweet Spot

A Taste of Rome

Illicit Relations

Mean Girls

A Taste of Paris

A Taste of London

Grand Slam

 

Happy Reading!
Lucy x

Yet More Bargains! #erotica #romance #ebooks

Hi all,

Wow, January is turning out to be an awesome month for eBook bargains, isn’t it? I just found out that, throughout January, Ellora’s Cave is having a 30% rebate on all their titles at All Romance eBooks!

So if you want to grab any of my Ellora’s Cave books, here they are:

A Different Kind of Cosplay (M/F erotic romance novella)

Pack of Lies (M/M and M/F erotic romance mystery/thriller novel)

Sweet Spot (F/F erotic sports romance novella)

A Taste of Rome (M/F erotic short story)

Illicit Relations (M/M erotic romance novella)

Mean Girls (M/F BBW erotic romance novella)

A Taste of Paris (M/F erotic short story)

A Taste of London (M/F erotic short story)

Grand Slam (co-authored M/F BDSM sports erotic romance novel)

 

Phew – that’s really a lot of bargains this month. Your eReaders will be stuffed to bursting 😉

Happy Reading,

Lucy x

P.S. The Brit Boys: On Boys boxed set is featured on USA Today’s HEA page – how cool is that?! Check it out here.

2014 Round Up!

Hi everyone,

I hope those of you that celebrate had a wonderful Christmas and have enjoyed some rest and relaxation 🙂

2014 started off pretty well for me, though the last few months have been tough personally, so I definitely think it’s a good idea for me to reflect on what I’ve achieved in spite of the tough stuff 😉

  • I’ve had 32 publications, which is actually 2 more than 2013, so it’s not all bad! 😉
  • My word count is down on last year, but I still achieved a whopping 249,552 words, which includes published work, works in progress, submitted works and so on. I’m still very proud of that result!
  • I won my first award – woohoo! My erotic short story, A Taste of Rome, won a Golden Ankh award from Ellora’s Cave. How cool is that?
  • I’ve had numerous books and collections hit bestseller lists on Amazon and All Romance eBooks, most recently, Brit Boys: On Boys.
  • My second novel was released – my paranormal thriller/mystery, Pack of Lies. And at 96k, it’s a book you can really get your teeth into.

I’ve had varying lengths of work published this year, and although I haven’t written another novel (unless you count finishing Pack of Lies in the early part of the year), I’ve still had at least one release every month. So I’m definitely not beating myself up!

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I’ve already got stuff lined up for next year – in fact, my next release is in one week’s time! Look out for A Different Kind of Cosplay 😉 After that, I have lots planned, another boxed set, the solo release of Desert Heat (as Unconditional Surrender goes out of print tomorrow), a follow up to Desert Heat (which readers have asked for – so I’m counting that as another achievement!), some anthology appearances… yes, there’s already lots in the pipeline! I also plan to get started on another novel length work in the early part of 2015, so let’s hope nothing conspires against me. I’m also still working on a co-author project which is moving into the ending stages, so that may well see the light of day in 2015. It’s been so much fun 🙂

So… here’s to a fantastic 2015!

Happy New Year,

Lucy x

Character Interview with Isaac from Pack of Lies (@cw1985) #werewolf #paranormal #erotic #romance

Today, I’m interviewing Isaac Adams, and letting him share a little more about himself with you.

 

packoflies01Tell us a little bit about your background.

Yeah, okay. I’m Isaac Adams, and I’m a doctor. I’m from Eyam, in Derbyshire, where I’ve lived all my life. Which is how long, you say? *pauses* oh, okay, you know, do you? Well then, I was born in 1605, so I’ll let you do the maths. I also change into a huge wolf once a month. Besides that, I’m a pretty simple guy.

 

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

That I’m so trusting. Not that trusting people is a bad thing, necessarily, but a lot of things have happened just lately that made me realise that although you think you know a person well enough to trust them, it’s not necessarily true. I’m learning to be more cautious, more guarded.

 

What first attracted you to your love interest?

His eyes. The most amazing green I’ve ever seen. *awkward silence* I have nothing more to say on this subject.

 

What’s the best bit about the book your author wrote about you?

All the parts where I was having a wonderful time.

 

What’s the worst bit about the book your author wrote about you?

All the parts where I wasn’t having a wonderful time.

 

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

Right here, exactly where you left me. Oh, you want more detail? Can’t a guy have his privacy? Apparently not. Well, I’d like to see myself happy. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.

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Pack of LiesBlurb:

Werewolf brothers Matthew and Isaac have lived in the peaceful village of Eyam all their lives. The villagers know what happens every full moon, and are happy to keep their secret. But their privacy comes at a cost—neither brother has taken a lover in almost four hundred years.

Then at the full moon, a sheep is slaughtered on Eyam Moor, by what could only be an animal. A large, vicious animal. Even the brothers’ staunchest supporters begin to have their doubts. Meanwhile Isaac is smitten by a handsome newcomer to the village, while a vivacious visitor is happy to offer Matthew her all.

As they indulge their lust, they must clear their names and convince their neighbours that they aren’t also letting their baser instincts out to play.

Inside Scoop:  This book contains sizzling scenes of both M/M and M/F sex.

Buy links: https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/pack-of-lies/

Add to your Goodreads shelves: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22756241-pack-of-lies

Happy Reading,

Lucy x

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Character Interview with Matthew from Pack of Lies (@cw1985) #werewolf #paranormal #erotic #romance

Today, I’m interviewing Matthew Adams, and letting him share a little more about himself with you.

 

Tell us a little bit about your background.

Given I’m over four hundred years old, I’ll have to keep it brief, otherwise we could be here a very long time. I trust this is all in complete confidence, yes? If not, then please ignore the part about my age. Okay, well, as long you’re sure.

My name is Matthew Adams and I’m a werewolf. I was born in 1600, and have lived in Eyam for all of my very long life. I love it, and can’t imagine living anywhere else. I’ve had a variety of jobs, including as a policeman, which I did for a very long time. I’ve also fought in more wars than I care to remember. I’m quite happy now working in the local pub and doing odd jobs in the village—sort of a semi-retirement.

 

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

Don’t tell Isaac I said this, because he’ll laugh and won’t believe me. But I’d probably change my quick temper. It’s silly for someone who’s been around as long as me, but I do anger quite quickly, especially if someone I care about is involved.

 

What first attracted you to your love interest?

I know this is going to sound really shallow, but to start with it was her looks. I first saw her in the local pub and thought she was gorgeous. As soon as I started speaking to her, though, I quickly realised that there was a lot more to her than being pretty.

 

What’s the best bit about the book your author wrote about you?

Would it be really bad if I said my sex scenes? It would? Oh, okay. Well then, I’d have to say the way she’s portrayed the village I’ve lived all my life.

 

What’s the worst bit about the book your author wrote about you?

I can’t really say, because it’ll give away a major part of the plot, and Lucy will throttle me. She may be a lot smaller than me, but she can be scary!

 

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

Still living in the village, of course, but hopefully settled down with a wonderful woman and an interesting future to look forward to.

*****

Pack of LiesBlurb:

Werewolf brothers Matthew and Isaac have lived in the peaceful village of Eyam all their lives. The villagers know what happens every full moon, and are happy to keep their secret. But their privacy comes at a cost—neither brother has taken a lover in almost four hundred years.

Then at the full moon, a sheep is slaughtered on Eyam Moor, by what could only be an animal. A large, vicious animal. Even the brothers’ staunchest supporters begin to have their doubts. Meanwhile Isaac is smitten by a handsome newcomer to the village, while a vivacious visitor is happy to offer Matthew her all.

As they indulge their lust, they must clear their names and convince their neighbours that they aren’t also letting their baser instincts out to play.

Inside Scoop:  This book contains sizzling scenes of both M/M and M/F sex.

Buy links: https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/pack-of-lies/

Add to your Goodreads shelves: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22756241-pack-of-lies

Happy Reading,

Lucy x