Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Timeless Desire Blog Tour- Lucy Felthouse

Lucy is a graduate of the University of Derby, where she studied Creative Writing. During her first year, she was dared to write an erotic story - so she did. 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. She is also the editor of Uniform Behaviour and Seducing the Myth. Find out more at You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Q. What are your favorite movies?
A. Bridget Jones' Diary, Mamma Mia, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the X-Men films, Role Models and Clueless to name but a few…

Q. If you could meet a paranormal being or character of your choice with no safeguards, what/who would you choose and why?
A. I would love to meet Damon Salvatore, from the show rather than the Vampire Diaries books. Why? Because he's so damn sexy! J

Q: If you could be a cartoon character which one would it be?
A: Jessica Rabbit, because she's not bad, she's just drawn that way.

Q: What makes you happy?
A: Reading, writing, spending time with my other half, walking and exploring the countryside.

Q. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
A. Not too far away – if I could live anywhere I'd live in the Peak District which is just up the road from me. It's my favourite place in the world.

Q. What are your current projects?
A. Right now I'm working on a novella for one of my publishers. I can't say any more than that for now as it's top secret, but all being well it'll be released early next year as part of a compilation.

Q. Can you tell us a little about your latest release?
Westbury Manor is a stately home with a fascinating past, and when book conservator Emily Stone starts uncovering it, she's startled by what she finds . . . .
Emily arrives at Westbury Manor with a job to do. She's to clean and conserve all of the books in their impressive library, preserving them for future generations. Not long into her stay at the house, she bumps into the night guard, George. She'd expected an old, balding guy with a comb over, so the hunky chap she actually meets is a very pleasant surprise. The introductions complete, George leaves Emily in peace to get on with her job. But when a falling photograph sets off a chain reaction of ghostly events, Emily and George are thrown together in order to find out who—or what—is causing them. Their investigation uncovers a tragic past, a lost love, and a stunning secret.
Emily received some strange looks and frowns from the people she passed as she walked across the graveled drive toward the front entrance of Westbury Hall. She could appreciate their confusion. It was closing time for the stately home, and the last of the visitors were being politely ushered out of the building, yet she was heading inside. She'd been invited. She had a job to do.
An elderly lady stood in the porch, smiling and nodding as she held the door open for those departing the hall. Most of them seemed in no hurry to leave, stopping to make comments to the woman at the door, thanking her for a lovely visit and so on. Emily waited patiently to the side, allowing the patrons to leave before attempting to enter. When the staff member—most likely a volunteer, Emily thought—caught sight of her, she gave her a polite nod of acknowledgment.
Finally, the last of Westbury Hall's visitors moved out, leaving Emily free to enter. Climbing the single, stone step to the threshold, she took the hand already offered her.
Shaking Emily's hand with a surprising firmness, the woman said, "You must be Miss Stone." Her smart appearance and the intelligence in her eyes indicated that despite her age, she was far from past it. "I'm Mrs. Thompson, house supervisor."
"I am," Emily replied, dropping her hand back to her side, "but please, call me Emily. It's lovely to meet you. So, house supervisor? Do you live on site?"
Indicating Emily should step inside the entrance hall, Mrs. Thompson proceeded to close and lock the porch and front doors of the house, securing them in.
"I do," the older woman said, turning back to face Emily, "I have rooms in a separate building just off the back of this one. So you needn't worry about me disturbing you."
"Oh no," Emily said, worried she'd inadvertently rubbed Mrs. Thompson the wrong way. "I didn't mean that. I was just curious. You're more than welcome to see me at work, Mrs. Thompson; although, I'm afraid you won't see anything terribly exciting."
Mrs. Thompson smiled now, the warmth reaching her eyes. Emily sighed silently with relief. She'd yet to see the extent of the work she had to do, but she'd been told it was no easy task, so she could be here for some time. The last thing she needed was to upset any of the staff.
"Oh, you'd be surprised, my dear. This is a fascinating old place. Of course, all these old houses have history, but Westbury Hall's is particularly rich."
Emily smiled. The woman's enthusiasm was infectious. "Well then," she replied, "I can't wait to learn more about it. I hope you'll feed me full of historical tidbits while I'm here?"
Mrs. Thompson gave an enigmatic smile. Then, startling Emily somewhat, she turned smartly on her heel and walked deeper into the house. "Come, my dear, I won't hold you up any longer. I'll show you to the library, where you'll soon start uncovering Westbury's illustrious history for yourself."

Q. Is there anything else you would like to say to our readers?
Thanks to all of you for following the tour – I hope you enjoy our stories, and good luck with the giveaways!

Q. Where can we find you on the net?
A. My website is I'm also on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads. I'm most frequently on Twitter, but if you want to keep up to date with my new releases, then my 

website is always kept up to date and contains excerpts of all of my work.

Great to have you here today.

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  1. Love Through Time sounds like a great read. I'd definitely love to read this and will put it on my TRL. Thanks for the post Lucy.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  2. I can't wait to get my hands on this book! I LOVE ghosts (I just wrote a ghostly novella for charity earlier this year, lol) and I really want to read yours!

  3. The excerpt was great!

    amysmith98 (@)

  4. I'm looking forward to reading Love Through Time, it sounds like a great story! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

  5. When I first started reading romance books, I read a lot of historicals & I loved to dream about having a big library, like the ones the hero's house always seemed to have. Emily's job in Love Through Time is one I would have volunteered for in a heartbeat. It's on my books to buy list.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  6. Gotta love those xmen! Great answers. Gabrielle

  7. Sounds so good!! Great interview. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I enjoyed both the interview and the excerpt. Both were great reads.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  9. Hi, Lucy.
    Congrats on the book. Looks really good!
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  10. Love the same movies, but I would pick to meet Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. and Spike lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

  11. Thanks for the excerpt and interview, Lucy! Looking forward to some great reading!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  12. Congratulations to Kathryn Merkel - my chose you as the lucky winner.

    I'm emailing you now about your prize.

    Thanks to everyone for entering!