Interview and #Giveaway: Lucy Felthouse – Sweet Spot ~ @cw1985

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Hi. Welcome to All I Want and More. We’re glad to have you here.

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m Lucy Felthouse and I’m 28, and am from Derbyshire, in England. I run my own business (http://www.writermarketing.co.uk), and edit for a publishing company as well as writing. As you’ve probably guessed, I’m a very busy woman! In my spare time, I like to walk and play with my dog, knit, read and watch my favourite TV shows and films, and spend time with my other half.

 

In this book, who was your favorite character to write and why?

Sweet Spot is a novella, so I could only really concentrate on the two main characters. I very much liked writing Virginia, whose perspective the story is told from. It was fun to create a character who’d come from so little to a major tennis training facility in California, and was now spending time amongst her idols. Not to mention crushing on one of them…

 

What 3 words would you use to describe your main characters?

Athletic, ambitious, sexy!

 

Can you tell us a little bit about this book? Maybe a little snippet?

Here’s the blurb, and I’ve included an excerpt at the end of the post J

Virginia Miller is an up-and-coming tennis star. She’s gone from a ratty tennis court in a park in south London, England, to the world’s top training facility—Los Carlos Tennis Academy in California. In awe of the talent around her, Virginia is all the more determined to make the most of the opportunity and show that she’s worthy of her place there. Her mentor, Nadia Gorlando, has every faith in her.

But Virginia finds herself distracted—Nadia, as well as being a top-notch tennis player, is seriously sexy, and Virginia’s mind keeps wandering where it shouldn’t. Will her crush get in the way of her career, or can she find a way to push the other woman out of her mind before it’s too late?

 

How do you go about picking character names? Do you have to get them just right and make sure they fit with the characters personality?

It’s a mixture of scrolling through Facebook and picking a name and using a baby name app. Though I’ve now written so many books that I have to be careful I’m not using the same names again.

 

We’re cover hussies..What was your first impression of this cover?

I absolutely adored it as soon as it popped into my inbox. The cover artists at Ellora’s Cave are fantastic, so I didn’t put much on my cover art form at all, other than I wanted tennis balls on there somewhere! I think it’s gorgeous – sexy, eye-catching, and perfectly matches what the book is about.

 

What does writing mean to you?

Letting all the insane ideas out of my head and onto the page. And hopefully one day earning some decent money out of it. I live in hope!

 

What do you hope readers take away after reading one of your books?

Enjoyment, and hopefully wanting to read more of my books.

 

If you had a technology free day, what would you do?

Oh dear. Probably lots of twitching. I’d take the dog for an extra long walk, do some gardening, some jobs around the house, read, knit.

 

What are you currently working on?

As always, I’m working on several WIPs! At the moment, I’m writing a m/m military novella, as well as an addition to my EC World of Sin series.

Quickie Time

Sexiest feature on a wo/man? Eyes

What is on your night stand/dresser? Books, remote controls, glasses, pen.

Heels or flats? Flats.

Handcuffs or silk ties? Why not both?

Tattoos or piercings? Both.

Secret talent? I don’t think I have one!

What’s your guilty pleasure? Reading on the toilet.

Celebrity crush? Just one?!?! But there are hundreds… currently I’m obsessing over Tom Hiddleston.

Night owl or early bird? Somewhere in between.

Twitter or Facebook? Both.

Pinterest or Instagram? Pinterest.

ebooks or paperbacks? Both.

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SweetSpotExcerpt:

Nadia Gorlando and I had just gotten off the exercise bikes in the gym when one of the academy’s coaches, Peter Ross, headed over to us, all smiles.

“Hey, Nadia,” he said, his all-American grin widening and his blond hair flopping down over his forehead, “I need a huge favor.”

I flicked my gaze to Nadia. She raised one of her perfectly shaped eyebrows and waited for him to continue. He did.

“I totally lost track of time just now and I have an appointment with Travis Connolly. Would you mind wiping down my machine for me? Or maybe stick a note on it saying it’s out of order? I don’t want to leave it all sweaty for someone else. You’ll be doing me a real solid. I’ll owe you.”

My jaw almost hit the floor.

Now Nadia rolled her eyes, looked over at the offending machine, then back at Peter.

“Sure, I understand,” she said, as cool as ice. “The world’s number one can’t wait. Go right ahead—I’ll fix it for you.”

He babbled a load of thanks, then jogged out of the gym.

I gaped at her. “You’re not going to do it, are you?”

Nadia chuckled. “Of course not. He may be coaching Travis Connolly and Rufus Lampani for the US Open, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to clean up his mess.” She pointed with her chin over to the machine Peter had just vacated. “Come on, V, I’ll show you how I’m going to deal with this.”

I followed her, grinning. Her tone told me that it was going to be something fun. Well, for us, anyway. Probably not for Peter.

Sure enough, when she returned from the room off the side of the gym, she had a pad of paper and a pen in her hands. Deliberately shielding the pad from my view, she wrote something down, then pulled off the top sheet. Folding it, she then propped it on the sweat-slicked seat so the writing was on view to anyone who happened past.

When I’d read and absorbed the words, I turned to Nadia, impressed. Her smile lit up her face, showing dimples in each cheek, and her brown eyes gleamed with amusement.

It was in that moment that I decided I had the serious hots for Nadia Gorlando.

The sign read,

PLEASE EXCUSE THE STATE OF THIS MACHINE. PETER ROSS, TENNIS COACH SUPREMO, “LOST TRACK OF TIME”.

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Blurb:

A Raw Talent book.

Virginia Miller is an up-and-coming tennis star. She’s gone from a ratty tennis court in a park in south London, England, to the world’s top training facility—Los Carlos Tennis Academy in California. In awe of the talent around her, Virginia is all the more determined to make the most of the opportunity and show that she’s worthy of her place there. Her mentor, Nadia Gorlando, has every faith in her.

But Virginia finds herself distracted—Nadia, as well as being a top-notch tennis player, is seriously sexy, and Virginia’s mind keeps wandering where it shouldn’t. Will her crush get in the way of her career, or can she find a way to push the other woman out of her mind before it’s too late?

Buy links: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/sweet-spot/

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21521972-sweet-spot

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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

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  1. it IS a gorgeous cover. Good work, Lucy!

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  2. Congrats on the new release, Lucy!

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