Lucy Felthouse On Tour
Writing From Experience by Lucy Felthouse
Many non-writers seem to think that erotic writers all write from experience. If that was the case then I’d be a gay man, a lesbian, a vampire, a werewolf, a soldier, a policeman, a policewoman, a shapeshifter, a dominatrix, a succubus… the list goes on. It’s silly, really. No one accuses J K Rowling of being a witch, or Stephen King a serial killer.
So there’s no reason to believe that erotica and erotic romance writers have done everything they’ve written about. Which is certainly not the case in my series, A Taste Of… after all, if that was true, it would make me a young man. Which I am most definitely not. And yet, I’ve written from experience so far in this series. Confused? Don’t be.
My experience (aside from the fact I’m not a virgin) is in the settings. The series starts in London, then Paris, Rome and after that, Amsterdam. I’ve been to all four of those places, and my characters are, in fact, following me around Europe. I’ve been travelling to one of these places each year for the last few years (with the exception of London, where I go at least two or three times a year) on cheap trips, and next year I’m hoping to visit Barcelona. So you can probably guess where Ryan and Kristian will go after Amsterdam.
It’s great fun writing real places into books, and in reviews I’ve been praised for capturing the atmosphere of places and making them feel real. Which is why I soak up as much as I can when I go on trips, take a ridiculous amount of photos and try to see things differently. For example, when I visited Rome, knowing I would write about it, I started looking for places where characters might meet, or sneak off to be together. It spices up trips that are already exciting, I can tell you! And it’s incredibly useful for research purposes, too.
So, although the characters and their exploits are completely and utterly fictional, bear in mind that I’ve really been to Paris, The Louvre, the Erotic Museum, and so on. The rest is just a matter of imagination… the sole reason I love writing so much. I just make it up as I go along 😀
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Ryan Stonebridge and his friend Kristian Hurst are traveling on their year off before going to University.
Unfortunately, Kristian has been called back home due to a family emergency. Ryan continues on to Paris alone, hoping his friend will join him again soon.
In the meantime, Ryan’s lucky streak with women continues, and by the time Kristian makes it to Paris, Ryan’s bumper box of condoms is depleting rapidly. However, there are more than enough women to go around, and Kristian intends to have some sexy fun of his own, and when the boys get a chance to play with two sexy ladies at once, they certainly aren’t going to turn it down.
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About the Author
Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over seventy publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include Best Bondage Erotica 2012 and 2013, and Best Women’s Erotica 2013. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies. She owns Erotica For All, and is book editor for Cliterati. 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