I’m very excited to be writing this post as part of the Hot Pink week on Erotica For All. This is a celebration of all things f/f, more specifically the new series of books from Ellora’s Cave – Hot Pink!
My own book, Sweet Spot, released today. Not only is it part of the Hot Pink series, but it’s also part of the Raw Talent series, which is a sports romance series penned by myself and Lily Harlem. The first title, Grand Slam (which is m/f BDSM erotic romance), released last August, and we’re planning to add more books to it over coming months and years.
When I saw the call for submissions from Ellora’s Cave, I knew I had to write a story for it. I’ve been writing f/f erotica and erotic romance for some time now, and I really enjoy it. I get good feedback, and despite the fact that many people report poor sales of f/f, I actually get good sales of f/f! Also, I’ve long since learned not to worry too much about what sells and what doesn’t, as you can never predict it. I could write and publish a book which fit into the latest trend, but it wouldn’t guarantee sales. So instead, I just stick with writing whatever ideas come into my head, in whatever genre or pairings, and hope my editors like them.
I’m in some seriously good company in this lesbian series – the other authors include BA Tortuga, Leigh Ellwood, Jennifer Kacey, Cheryl Dragon, Jennah Scott and Annabeth Leong. I believe that Ellora’s Cave are also discounting some of the older lesbian titles published by them to add to the celebrations, so be sure to check out their website for all the details and some fantastic bargains.
So, I suppose I should share a little more about my book, shouldn’t I? Here goes…
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?
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”.
Sound like your kind of thing? Check out the buy links for Sweet Spot here: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/sweet-spot/
Add it to your Goodreads shelves here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21521972-sweet-spot
And make sure to stop by as I go on blog tour with the book, and I’ll be dishing more dirt and giving away a fantastic prize! Details here.
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