What’s Next For Smut – Lucy Felthouse Guest Posts

We have a guest with us today! She’s been here before, but I love having her over, so I lured her into my lair for a cup of tea and much talk about smut. She is, of course, Lucy Felthouse, one half of the Northern Birds editing team together with the equally fabulous Victoria Blisse.

And Lucy is here to talk smut. Honestly, I wouldn’t expect any less of her.

Take it away, Luce!

 

What’s Next For Smut by Lucy Felthouse

Myself and my fellow Northern Bird, Victoria Blisse, have had a very busy 2013 so far. As well as our own writing, jobs, lives, rapidly-filling email inboxes and so on, we’ve edited three anthologies. Yes, three!

smutalfresco

Smut Alfresco was the first book to hit digital shelves, with a theme of sex outdoors. I contributed a story to this called Being Free which is about a stressed and pissed-off employee letting off some steam in London’s Kensington Gardens… in the rain. Hot stuff.

Smut by the Sea Volume 2 followed soon afterwards, which, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, has a theme of sex at the seaside. My story in this naughty book (which is also available in print) is On the Big Wheel and tells the tale of a saucy couple who find something to do on a big wheel aside from admiring the view.

ComingTogetherWithCurves

Finally, Coming Together With Curves came out. It’s not a Smut anthology, but it was still edited by myself and Victoria Blisse, and has a theme of big beautiful women. And this is a very special anthology (not that the others aren’t, obviously!) because all proceeds (the authors donated their stories, as did Victoria and I, and we also donated our time to edit the book) go to Parkinson’s UK, a cause close to both of our hearts. My story in this is called The Wrong End of the Stick, and you can pick up this awesome book in both eBook and print format and have a fantastic read while also knowing you’ve donated to a very worthy charity.

So… coming back to my original question, what’s next for Smut? Victoria and I are ever-so-slightly edited out for a little while, but don’t worry, we have lots more plans on the horizon, but we’ll space them out more in future! Very soon, the first Smut by the Sea event takes place in Scarborough, England, which is organised by Victoria and her wonderful husband, Kev. You can find out more about that here: http://smutbythesea.co.uk – there will be Smut galore, I can’t wait! I must decide what I’m going to read before Victoria tells me off…

Speaking of Kev, he and I are editing an anthology early next year, with a Sapphic theme. Smut in the City: Sapphic Special will also join the ranks of Smut books, and we want your stories! Check out the call for submissions here: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/?p=7874

As you can see, we’ve had a busy time of it, and there’s lots more exciting stuff coming up, so watch this space!

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Excerpt from On the Big Wheel by Lucy Felthouse

Brigit loved the seaside. She always had, probably because visiting it was a rarity. Living in the centre of England meant that even the nearest seaside town was over an hour and a half away—and the nice resorts even further.

Which was why her boyfriend, Allen, proposed a long weekend in Brighton. He knew how fond she was of the seaside. Unsurprisingly, she agreed delightedly.

“It’s a long way,” she said. “But it doesn’t matter. We’d never go anywhere if we lamented the length of the journey.”

As it happened, the travelling wasn’t too bad. Miraculously the M1 was clear all the way down to the M25—and even that notorious motorway wasn’t experiencing its usual havoc. A straight shot south on the M23, then the A23 took them towards Brighton, and they navigated the one-way systems and lack of road signs and—eventually—found their hotel.

“Wow,” Brigit said, stretching luxuriously after getting out of the car, “that didn’t take as long as I thought. Shall we check in, dump our bags and go and explore?”

“Sounds like a plan to me,” Allen replied with a grin.

They slammed their respective car doors, grabbed the bags from the boot and headed into the hotel. Fifteen minutes later, after using the toilet and freshening up, they were back outside.

“Nice choice of hotel, babe. I like it.” Brigit said.

“I’m glad. I researched it well,” Allen replied.

“The bed looks nice and comfy.”

“Well, I’m sure we’ll be able to give it a decent road test later.” He winked at her, and got a slap on the arm for his trouble.

“You’ve got a one-track mind, you have.”

“Well, what do you expect when I’ve got a girlfriend that looks like you?”

She giggled. “Charmer.”

“That’s me. Okay, now I’m back in good books,” Allen said, “what do you want to do? Now, I mean. Not at bedtime.” He waggled his eyebrows.

Brigit stuck her tongue out at him before replying. “I dunno. Just look around I guess. Get our bearings. See what there is to do around here.”

They walked hand-in-hand towards the seafront, then along it in the direction of the pier. They passed the burnt out shell of the West Pier, and Brigit wondered aloud whether it would ever be rebuilt or demolished. Or would the blackened skeleton be left there forevermore, a reminder of what once was.

Soon, they drew close to Brighton Pier. Brigit turned to Allen with a grin.

“What?” he said, then followed her almost manic gaze down the length of the pier, towards a building with fake turret-type things and some very real flags. He sighed. He couldn’t be sure from here, but he thought it was bound to be the amusement arcade. “Oh, you want to go in there, do you? I wonder why?” His voice was laden with sarcasm in his last sentence.

“You know damn well why. Come on!” Brigit tugged him along the last few metres of the pavement and onto the wooden slats of the pier. “Ooh, we can have fish and chips when we come out, if you want.”

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Light hearted, sexy fun by the sea is the theme of this erotic anthology, edited by Victoria Blisse and Lucy Felthouse.

From the sun soaked beaches of Brazil to the altogether cooler coastal towns of England, Smut by the Sea Volume 2 has it all. Whatever your interpretation of naughty seaside fun, there’s something nestling between the covers for you. Amusement arcades, beach houses, mermaids, honeymooners, shipwrecks, sex toys and more abound in this exciting collection of stories from erotica’s finest authors.

Contains stories from Victoria Blisse, Tilly Hunter, Rachel Randall, Giselle Renarde, Tamsin Flowers, Lucy Felthouse, Kate Britton, Jillian Boyd, Bel Anderson, Cass Peterson, Delyth Angharad, T C Mill, Erzabet Bishop, Tenille Brown and Annabeth Leong.

Buy links: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/smut-by-the-sea-volume-2/

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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

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