A Different Kind of Cosplay
By Lucy Felthouse
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Crystal: Today Lucy Felthouse has stopped by to answer a few questions. Welcome Lucy! I'm so happy to have you here today. Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?
Lucy: I’m 29, from Derbyshire in England. I write erotica and erotic romance in lots of pairings, lengths and subgenres. I also love to read, watch TV and films (you’ll soon realise what a big fan I am of the Marvel universe!), go walking and exploring in the countryside, spend time with my other half and my dog.
Crystal: Do you have a favorite scene you would like to share with us?
Lucy: I’m rather fond of the part where Reese realises what Zach is up to. Here’s a snippet...
He rolled his eyes. “Doctor, for a seriously smart woman, you’re being very dumb. Think about it. Yes, this is my shirt. But have you ever seen these trousers before? Or these glasses? I’m trying to be someone.” Running his hand through his hair, he sighed. “Fuck, I’ve done this all wrong, haven’t I? I remembered your chosen order and was sticking to it, but this outfit is the most vague—you’d have twigged straight away if I’d chosen any of the other ones, I’m sure.”
“Outfit? My chosen order?” Zach was right—she must be being completely dumb, because she could not comprehend what was going on. Who the fuck was he supposed to be? And why?
“Let me help you out, sweetheart.” He cleared his throat, then spoke again. “That’s my secret, Cap. I’m always angry.”
Reese’s mouth dropped open as she finally caught on. Her heart pounded and she felt heat rushing to her cheeks. “Fuck! Seriously? You dressed up as Bruce Banner? For me?” Another realization hit her. “And you’ve got other outfits? Shit—do you have the whole collection?”
“Shut up, Reese, and kiss me. Doctor’s orders.”
Grinning, she took that as his answer. Slipping her arms around Zach’s waist, she pulled him close and stretched up to do as he commanded. Their lips met, and immediately delicious sensations began rushing around Reese’s body. She’d pretty much worked out how the late afternoon, evening and night were going to go now, and they held immeasurable amounts of pleasure and promise.
Zach had leaned down into their embrace so they could deepen their kiss. Parting her lips, Reese eagerly accepted Zach’s tongue, capturing it with her own and tangling them together. They explored each other’s mouths, their mutual affection and attraction ramping up steadily as they kissed.
The heat that had taken over Reese’s cheeks had now gone considerably further south, pooling in her groin. Without even looking or touching, she knew her vulva and clit were swelling, and that she was growing wetter by the second. Zach had the ability to do this to her on any given day—even after several years together, she still fancied the pants off of him—but today was something special. He’d gone above and beyond, buying her a gift card to put her off the scent while secretly planning something that was so utterly personal, so totally thoughtful and unbelievably sexy that she could scarcely believe it was happening. He’d clearly put some serious time and effort into this, and all without her suspecting a thing.
Kissing him harder, more passionately, she poured every ounce of her need for him into it, hoping he felt it. Felt just how fucking delighted, ecstatic she was about his insane yet ingenious plan.
Crystal: Where did you come up with the idea for your current release?
Lucy: A while back, my publisher put out a call for submissions for a series they called Geekgasm. As a huge geek, this immediately appealed to me, so I sat down and worked out exactly what area of geekiness I wanted to write about. It had to be something I myself had an interest in, so I narrowed it down to Marvel. Then, after some further thought, I figured it’d be fun to pen something about cosplay. I really enjoyed writing this novella—especially as the research involved quite a bit of time looking at photos of the gorgeous Avengers so I could describe their outfits in detail...
Crystal: What are you currently working on?
Lucy: As I write this post, I’m between projects. I just finished off a short story for a collection which is coming out on the 10th February – Sexy Just Got Rich. I’m currently in planning stages for my next novel—I’ve got to write a synopsis and send it to my publisher. Fingers crossed they’ll like it and give me the go-ahead to write the book. I also have a short story that I’d like to extend and send to another of my publishers. After that... who knows? Plans change all the time J
Crystal: Do you have any special routine that you follow when you are writing?
Lucy: No, not really. I’m not good at writing when there are distractions around me, like lots of noise or anything like that. But other than that, I can usually just sit down and start hammering out words. Some pieces are easier to write than others, and weirdly I always seem to slow down when I get to the sex scenes. Mostly, though, I look at my deadlines and see that I need to get on with it!
Crystal: Did you have to do a lot of research for this book or any other? If so do you have a fascinating fact that you have learned you would like to share with us?
Lucy: Yes and no. I already knew what cosplay was, and I’m a big fan of Marvel and The Avengers, so I didn’t have to start any research from scratch. It was mainly pulling up photographs of each of the Avengers in turn and making sure I was describing their outfits correctly. I also had to make sure I was getting any quotes correct, too. But it was nothing too intensive. And I don’t think there were any fascinating facts, to be honest. It was quite a long time ago that I wrote the book, so I can’t remember!
Crystal: Who are some of your favorite authors that you like to read?
Lucy: I enjoy Richelle Mead, Chris Ryan, Lee Child, Vince Flynn (RIP). The erotica/erotic romance authors I enjoy are so many that I couldn’t possibly list them all! I’d be here forever ;)
Crystal: Is there a genre you haven't written that you would like to try?
Lucy: Yes, absolutely. I do enjoy writing what I do because I’ve experimented with different genres within erotica/erotic romance, i.e. paranormal, contemporary, mystery, ghost stories... but one day I’d like to have a go at writing a mainstream contemporary romance, and also a spy thriller—though I suspect the spy thriller would still contain sex! The world of espionage is pretty sexy! For now, though, I still have so many ideas in my head in this genre, that it’ll be a while before I try anything else. As long as I’m writing something, though, I’m happy!
Zachary has a dilemma. His girlfriend, Reese, has a special birthday coming up soon and he has absolutely no clue what to get for her. It doesn’t help that Zach does not share or really understand Reese’s biggest hobby—comic books, superheroes and everything that goes with them. Zach raids Reese’s DVD collection for inspiration, and what he finds there gives him an idea…possibly the best one he’s ever had.
Sure, Reese has fantasized about her favorite superheroes. All those muscles and rakish smiles are to die for. She didn’t think Zach would ever really understand, though. But he proves her wrong in the best way possible.
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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 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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