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Reading Slam Fund Raiser, 24 February 2012 at Sh! Portobello

To help celebrate the launch of her new novel, Body Temperature and Rising, K D Grace, with her fabulous co-sponsor, the Fannies Rule Group headed up by amazing Sarah Berry present the More Bang Reading Slam (That’s short for more bang for your buck).

This evening of hot reading is very special because all proceeds will go to the Sexual Advice Association. There’ll be a charge of £5 for guests and participants, all for a good cause!

There’ll also be raffles and giveaways. There’ll be fizz and cupcakes. But mostly there’ll be lots of fun and lots of sexy readings from lots of sexy readers strutting their stuff and making the audience squirm deliciously in their seats.

Wanna read? Come prepared with five minutes worth of filth and fun. Warning, any attempt to read longer will result in a good spanking.

Wanna just listen and sip fizz? Come prepared for a good time. Warning, those not prepared for a good time may also be spanked at the digression of the management.

Fun for a good cause is the yummiest kind of fun. Come celebrate with us!

Friday 24th February at 6:30 at Sh! Portobello. Contact details are at that link to book your place.

Cost £5

Smut at Sh! Hoxton, Erotica 2011 and Men in Uniform

I am still recovering from the craziest, most exhausting and yet totally fun weekend! Yes, it was Erotica 2011 weekend!  The show is on at Olympia, London, once a year and I trekked down from Derbyshire to be there with lots of my author buddies, editors and publishers. Victoria Blisse and I also took advantage of the fact we were already in the area to do a reading at the super Sh! Women’s Store in Hoxton Square on Friday night.

So, Hoxton was the first stop. That’s me, complete with my yummy A Bit of Rough t-shirt and a copy of Seducing the Myth. The OH and I headed across London on the Tube and met Victoria Blisse, her lovely hubby and friend in Blu Bar, just opposite the sexy pink shop of Sh! Then K D Grace, fresh from an exhausting day at Erotica dashed in and met us too. So we chilled for a little while, then headed over the road to see the lovely ladies of Sh! and get everything organised for our evening of smut.

And smutty it was! Fellow Northern Bird Victoria Blisse was launching her new book, Tempting Rendezvous, published by Xcite. Therefore she treated us to some lush excerpts from her tale about rubenesque chick Leanna and her hot American hunk, Joe. It was sprinkled with Victoria’s usual humour as well as the totally hot sex and fab storyline and the audience, including myself of course, hung on to her every word, as well as giggling at the appropriate moments. Ms. Blisse herself struggled not to smirk a couple of times, too, but she maintained her resolve throughout. It was a fun-filled evening, in which Victoria read from Tempting Rendezvous and a recent Xcite anthology we both appear in, The Look of Lust.
I read my erotic mermaid tale, Down by the Pool, from Seducing the Myth, as well as an excerpt from The Look of Lust. Both stories seemed to be received well by the audience, and I got a few sniggers of my own from some humorous bits in my own tales.

As well as reading, Victoria and I also had some goodies for the attendees, as well as a raffle. We also followed up our readings with a fun Q&A session which included lots of questions, including ones about our favourite genres, our muses, how we got started writing, and whether or not we like Twilight (an allusion to our respective vampire tales). Finally, we signed copies of our books and sent our lovely customers to give the fab Sh! Girlz some cash! Speaking of the Sh! Girlz, they were on fine form as always, making sure us authors and our wonderful audience were well lubricated (with champagne!) and fed. We enjoyed cupcakes, homemade cakes courtesy of Ms. Blisse and homemade Rhubarb & Custard Chocolate Cups and Clotted Cream Fudge courtesy of my skilled OH. Let’s just say there wasn’t much food left over!
It was then around the corner to The Breakfast Club where more food and drink was consumed, and more fun was had. Our group consisted of myself, my OH, Victoria Blisse, her OH, K D Grace and her OH, who slipped into Sh! straight from work, bless him. The influence of the three erotic writers was obviously enough, though, because the conversation was enough to turn some heads and have us dissolving into giggles on a frequent basis. Luckily, we didn’t get into trouble and were allowed to enjoy our meals and drinks, before paying up and hitting the pavement to make our way back to our respective hotels for the night. It wasn’t a sad goodbye, as it so often is as we knew we’d all be teaming up the following day for more smut-mongering. Hurrah!

And smut-mongering we did. En-route, OH and I bumped into Victoria and her OH at Earl’s Court Tube station, then Lexie Bay and her fella outside Olympia Tube station. Once inside, we hit the Xcite stand, where Hazel Cushion was holding court and sellling smutty books at a very impressive rate. K D Grace soon arrived and there was much posing for photographs and perusing the naughty books, as well as exploring the show in general.
More smutters soon showed up, including Kay Jaybee and Rebecca Bond. Much chatting and catching up was done, but soon it was time to go and do some authorly stuff. The Xcite Reading Slam was held in the London Room, an echoey expanse of room which wasn’t ideal… but still, reading is reading. There we were treated to tales from Victoria Blisse, yours truly, Kay Jaybee, K D Grace, a newbie author who’s name I’ve forgotten and Lexie Bay – who bravely volunteered at the last minute, thusly popping her public reading cherry. Well done on your reading from Immoral Views, buddy! Unfortunately, towards the end there were multiple interruptions from people wandering in and out of the room and sitting down and chatting over the readings which was both rude and infuriating but we all kept smiling! It’s just a good job looks can’t kill 😉
After the Reading Slam, there was an impromptu posing session with a bunch of soldiers. They were there on behalf of the “Soldiers Off the Streets” charity, and I’d already bought a wristband from them earlier in the day. But then I had the bright idea of giving them some business cards with Uniform Behaviour on them, due to the link with charity and helping returning soldiers. Then I had yet another idea for getting the Uniform Behaviour authors in attendance to do a group pose with the soldiers, thus getting some fab photos to help promote our mutual good cause! A good giggle was had by all, though it was impossible to get everyone to look at the same camera at the same time, so I’ve picked the best photo of the bunch!
Following our random photo shoot, there was time for more wandering of the show, photo taking, seeing people attired in all manner of clothing, and very little clothing, having a quick peek at the stage show, loo breaks and a mass sit down and drink/eat! All too soon, we were summoned back to the Xcite stand as myself, Victoria and Kay would be appearing on the afternoon’s panel, along with Kitti Bernetti, and chaired by the inimitable Jane Wenham-Jones. We dropped off our bags and respective friends and other halves and sneaked off together to have a quick briefing about what to expect and how things would work, before heading back into the London Room to arrange the room how we wanted it. What followed was a very lively, fun panel which I really enjoyed. It consisted of Jane asking us questions, us asking each other, and also lots of input from the audience. We talked about writing in general, specific genres, pen names, inspiration, getting published and much, much more.
Overall, it was a very good experience with some very interesting questions raised, and answers given. I think everyone on the panel, as well as everyone attending definitely took something away from the session, and you really can’t ask for better than that! After packing away, a debrief was given back at the Xcite stand, and then we all disappeared off for more looking around the show, and some fun photo ops. Me and my fabulous author buddies posed along the “Erotica wall” as we called it and I actually felt rather famous as multiple cameras were pointed at us. Granted, they were all being pointed by other halves and friends, but still! It was a tiny taste of what it feels like to be in demand, and it was good fun. As you can see from the pics, there was lots of giggling going on and I believe at one point we almost knocked the wall behind us over altogether, which would have been an interesting experience! Luckily, we all emerged unscathed, then the rest of the day/evening consisted of a second launch of K D Grace’s super-steamy new novel, The Pet Shop, which flew off the Xcite stand at the speed of light, and more wandering around the show. Finally, we all reluctantly split off to go our separate ways for the night, and myself and my OH ended up in a restaurant in Hammersmith with Victoria Blisse and her OH, enjoying an absolutely delicious meal and more amusing chat, which also included some more plans for world domination. Good times!

All in all, it’s been a fabulous, fabulous weekend for so many reasons. Seeing the Sh! Girlz is always a delight, so a huge thank you to them and the lovely attendees of the reading on Friday night. You all rock! It’s also been great to spend time with people that I consider to be my buddies but I sadly don’t see anywhere near often enough! Geography sucks! Then of course there were the fab events that Xcite let us loose on, and the signing opportunities on the Xcite stand, so a big thanks also goes to Xcite, who also rock. I met some great people too, including a few readers on the Xcite stand, so if you’re reading this thanks for stopping by and saying hi to us all, and of course buying our books. We couldn’t do it without you!

Now it’s time for me to wrap up as this has to be the longest blog post ever – if you’re still here, well done! I end with this:

Link to more photos on Facebook, if you’re so inclined.

News, Reviews, Readings and Erotica!

Hey everyone! My site has been pretty packed just lately with the Noble Romance Authors Blog Tour (which I hope you’re following and commenting on – have you seen the prizes you can win? Pretty gutted I can’t enter!) as well as Weekend Dirty Dozen and Six Sentence Sunday stuff, so I thought I’d sneak on and give you a quick update with what else has been going on, and what’s coming up. Here goes…

I recently signed on as a contributor to Queer Magazine Online. I don’t have a set schedule so I’ll just be posting as and when, but I wanted to draw your attention to my first post. It’s called “Who’s Reading It, Anyway?” and poses a question that I’m desperate to have the answer to, so please head on over there and check it out: http://www.queermagazineonline.com/articles/item/6086-whos-reading-it-anyway-by-lucy-felthouse

I’ve also had some fab reviews just lately:

Love Through TimeLove Through Time

“Love through Time was a slow burn but this tale cackles with sexual energy throughout and you cannot help but feel for the great characters, the scene setting is fantastic and the passion will have you squirming this is one I’m sure I’ll be re-reading time and time again. One for the bookish babes who are tigers in the sack.” 5 out of 5, Erotic Whispers

*****

“Love Through Time is a cute little love story, with the promise of an HEA ending at some point in the future… I read it at Halloween, which seemed appropriate, but it’s a good story any time.” 4 out of 5, Manic Readers

Brick Dust & Bedsprings

“A very hot short story.  Marcus and Jamie are two hot hunks, they are supposed to laying pavement for a new drive. Instead they end up laying the lady of the house. A sexy romp that will leave you wanting to find your own hunky helper.” 5 out of 5, Getting Naughty Between the Stacks

*****

“This was a perfect read to pick up in-between reads, getting ready for bed, or when you only have a few minutes and you just have the urge to… read. Lucy Felthouse writes some great down and dirty goodies. Don’t miss this one.” – Daydrmzzz

Weekend at Wilderhope ManorWeekend at Wilderhope Manor

“The chemistry was off the charts….they didn’t keep their hands off each other from the offset and it is all incredibly hot! A sexy short with imaginative sex and a pair of frisky heroines. Definitely one to set you in a particular mood ;D” 4 out of 5, Scorching Book Reviews

Finally, I have a busy weekend ahead! I’m disappearing off to London tomorrow. Tomorrow night brings the highly-anticipated launch for Victoria Blisse‘s latest release, Tempting Rendezvous, which is part of a hot rubenesque trilogy! She’s asked me to be her special guest, so I’ll also be reading from some of my latest releases, including Seducing the Myth, which I will have print copies of for you to buy! Full details of the reading here.

Then Saturday brings the Erotica show at Olympia. There I will be doing a reading as part of Xcite Books’ reading slam, and also sitting on a panel which will be chaired by Jane Wenham-Jones. The other authors sharing the panel with me will be Kitti Bernetti and my buddies Kay Jaybee and Victoria Blisse (we’re so inseparable this weekend!). I’ll also be mooching around all day, with the aforementioned Kay and Victoria, as well as K D Grace, Lexie Bay and Rebecca Bond. Methinks it’s going to be a star-studded day at Erotica on Saturday! 😉 Come back on Monday for an update on the craziness!

Reading at Sh! Hoxton, 18th November

Look out London –  the Northern Birds are coming!

On Friday 18th November at 7pm, my buddy Victoria Blisse and special guest yours truly are appearing at Sh! Hoxton for an exclusive erotic reading.

Victoria BlisseVictoria Blisse will be reading from her newly-launched book, Tempting Rendezvous. In true Blisse style, it’s a naughty tale about a sexy curvaceous chick, with BDSM elements. The print book will be on hand so you can grab yourself a copy and have Victoria sign it for you.

Victoria is also attending Erotica at Olympia on Saturday 19th, where she’ll be available for more signings and doing further readings – so if you’re going, keep your eye out for her!

Lucy FelthouseI will be reading snippets from a selection of my latest releases (titles to be decided), and will also be on hand to sign books and postcards.

I’m also be reading at Erotica on Saturday 19th, as well as appearing on a panel, so be sure to stop by, if you’re attending the show!

Victoria and I are also planning some nice surprises, fun and games with a distinct Northern theme for attendees of the Sh! Hoxton reading, so don’t miss out! Contact the Girlz at Sh! to reserve your place now! Be there or be square!

A Pride Reading at Sh! Hoxton

As most of you know, Kay Jaybee and I descended on Sh! Hoxton on Saturday evening to regale the audience with readings from a selection of our gay and lesbian titles. And what a fabulous evening it was! The lovely Jo did her introductory bits and Kay took to the pink seat and told us a naughty tale from Xcite’s Boy Fun anthology which went down a storm. The Basic Rules of Anal Sex was delivered only after we’d been given a copy of said rules to accompany the deliciously dirty story.

Next up was yours truly with my tale from Ravenous Romance anthology I Kissed A Girl. Show Me Yours is a sexy story about two girls and their various sex toys and we had a good giggle as just as I was talking about a buzzing Rampant Rabbit, some crazy vibrating noises came from the upstairs of the store – talk about sound effects!

Then it was over to Kay again who read another yummy m/m story to us from her lush book, The Collector (which you should totally read, it’s HAWT).

My stage time was concluded with a snippet from my f/f erotic romance, Bite with 

Lucy Felthouse & Kay Jaybee

Height. I was worried that the audience had gone deadly silent. I thought perhaps I’d sent them to sleep, but I have it on very good authority that they were merely hanging onto my every word, as the section I’d chosen to read was particularly tense. The tale is too long to read in its entirety, but I hope I whetted enough appetites that people will dash and buy the eBook to find out what else happens!

Ms. Jaybee concluded proceedings with a bonus story from The Collector at the request of one Jacqueline Applebee, who was in attendance. Jo then wrapped everything up and presented Kay and I with a little present from the Sh! Girlz (thanks, ladiez!).

Jacqueline Applebee, Lucy Felthouse, Kay Jaybee, K D GraceSadly, Kay wasn’t able to join us for dinner, but myself, my OH, K D Grace and her lovely hubby and Jacqueline Applebee retired to an eatery just around the corner from Sh! to continue the fun. I enjoy that part of the evening just as much as the readings because it means there’s lots more chat to be had, and since I hadn’t really had chance to speak to Jacqueline Applebee much beforehand, it was great to get to know her a little. We had some writer chat, and quite the discussion on comic book movies and the abundance of totty they’ve been filled with this year.

Overall, a very fun evening! Can’t wait to do it all again! 🙂 I did mention a potential Seducing the Myth reading to Jo… so watch this space!

Want Some Aural Fun and Frolics?

If so, then you need to get yourself down to Sh! Hoxton on the 6th August! The fabulous Kay Jaybee and I will be there, for an evening of Pride-inspired erotica! There will be champagne, there will be cupcakes, and all you have to do is give the lovely Sh! Girlz £3 of your hard-earned! Bring some cash, too, though as there will be books and goodies to splash out on while you’re there. Kay and I will also be signing books.

Here’s the info (pinched from the Facebook event page):

Time
06 August · 19:00 – 20:30

Location

Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium (Hoxton)

57 Hoxton Square
London, United Kingdom

Created by:
Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium (Hoxton)

More info

Join the Sh! Girlz for an evening of aural fun ’n’ frolics!

On August 6th, 2 of the UK’s top erotic authors will delight and arouse during this Pride-inspired erotica book reading.

Kay Jaybee is the author of the Fem Dom novel, The Perfect Submissive, and the erotic e-anthologies, Yes Ma’am, Quick Kink One and Quick Kink Two (Xcite), and the sexy paperback The Collector (Austin & Macauley, 2008), which features the adventures of a writer, forever in the pursuit of tales of sexual adventure.
As well as being a regular contributor to www.OystersandChocolate.com , Kay has a number of stories published by Cleis Press (inc Best of the Best Women’s Erotica 2; Best Women’s Erotica 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012; Best Lesbian Romance, 2009, Sweet Love), Black Lace (Sex and Music, Sexy Little Numbers), Xcite Books (Boy Fun, Ultimate Sin, Seriously Sexy Stocking Filler), Mammoth Books (The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica), and Penguin (Oysters and Chocolate; Erotic Stories of Every Flavor), and Forum Magazine.

Details of Kay’s stories, past, present, and future, can be found at www.kayjaybee.me.uk

During Lucy’s first year studying Creative Writing at the University of Derby, she was dared to write an erotic story. It went down a storm and she’s never looked back. Lucy has had stories published by Cleis Press, Noble Romance, Ravenous Romance, Summerhouse Publishing and Xcite Books. Find out more at https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Kay will be taking on the boys (so to speak) as she reads m/m stories from her fab erotic story collection The Collector and also from Xcite Books’ Boy Fun anthology.

I will be dealing with the Sapphic delights (again, so to speak) as I read from Ravenous Romance anthology, I Kissed A Girl and my erotic vampire romance book Bite with Height from Noble Romance.

So if you’re in the London area, we’d love to see you! But remember, don’t RSVP to Kay or I – you need to contact the Sh! Girlz directly to book your space! (shop@sh-womenstore.com)