22nd July 2011 - Friends Friday - 5 Comments

Friends Friday – Lucy Felthouse!

Sequelly Compelling

Firstly, I just want to say hi, and also thank Victoria for having me on her blog. Thanks, fellow Northern Bird! ;)

Little did I know that when I sent BITE WITH HEIGHT off to a publisher that a few months down the line I would be positively chomping at the bit to write a sequel. I just sent it off and kept my fingers crossed, which is my usual thing when I hit ‘send’ on those kinds of emails.

A few months later, I had a contract, a lush cover and a release date. Even then I didn’t think about writing any more of the story. It wasn’t until I received my author copy and re-read the tale in its finished form that a bubble of an idea started to form in my head. In my opinion, BITE WITH HEIGHT works perfectly well as a standalone story, but the ending is also left as such that it could be continued. I let the idea bubble away in my head and got on with life…

…but then the reviews started coming in. It was the reviews wot did it, guvnor! More than one reviewer commented on how the story could easily be expanded, and how they’d like to read more. There’s no higher compliment! But it wasn’t until I truly saw how much people were enjoying Meg and Grace’s sexy love story that I allowed myself to seriously think about continuing the story. And the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to do it! At the moment, the only thing stopping me is all the other deadlines I have to hit.

Needless to say, I now have pages and pages of notes on book two. I have a title, character names, a story arc and some silly humour already planned in. Even more excitingly, I have my first official research trip planned. I’ll be heading to Paris in a couple of months to take dozens of photos, flesh those ideas out and no doubt end up with lots of new ones – and I can’t wait! So watch this space!

Blurb: When Meg spots a young woman alone in the Pigalle district of Paris at night, she’s intrigued. She has to know her story and find out why she looks so sad and alone. After introducing herself, Meg realizes that she and Grace have a lot in common. But when they decide to go and grab a drink together, they discover a mutual love that could bond them forever.

Available direct from Noble Romance, as well as all good eBook retailers, including Amazon, All Romance eBooks and BookStrand.

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 lucyfelthouse.co.uk . You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

5 responses to “Friends Friday – Lucy Felthouse!”

  1. Victoria Blisse says:

    Lucy, it’s always a pleasure to host you, my favourite Northern Bird! Thanks for sharing. Something similar happened to me with Getting Physical. I only meant to write one book then the damn Characters made me write them 2 more! Greedy characters. ;)

    • Lucy Felthouse says:

      Thanks, sweetie.

      Hehe, it’s weird, isn’t it, when the characters dictate to you. Surely we’re in charge?! :)

  2. Victoria Blisse says:

    Lucy, sometimes I really doubt that. *LOL*

  3. Ranae Rose says:

    How cool that you’re writing a sequel, Lucy! I’m sure it’ll be just as loved as the orginal.

  4. James says:

    Nice and slow – great post.

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