January 21, 2014

An Inspiration for Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse @cw1985 #RLFblog

Stately Pleasures 
Although I don't remember where the actual idea for Stately Pleasures came from, as it's was in my head for so long before I wrote it, I can definitely tell you where my inspirations came from. Inspirations for setting and characters, that is.
The setting, Davenport Manor, is a totally fictional place made up of various real places I've been to and ones I imagined. It's like a patchwork quilt, or something. A facade from here, a maze from there, a schoolroom from X, servants' quarters from Y, a library from Z... you get the idea. It all pieced together nicely in my mind to make up a very rich and exciting place for my characters to play. I loved writing about the setting just as much as what was actually happening there!
As for character inspirations, well, that's easy. Imagine Jeremy Renner with a posh British accent and you have Jeremy Davenport. Imagine Jared Padalecki, also with a posh British accent, and you have Ethan Hayes. Told you it was easy ;)
Alice Brown is much more difficult. She's a curvy chick, and I looked around and couldn't find a Rubenesque celebrity I wanted to base her on. Sadly, there are also far too few Rubenesque celebrities around! So Alice is a total figment of my imagination, but if I got asked to select someone for casting in a film, I'd choose Melissa McCarthy.
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Alice Brown has just landed her dream job. Property manager at Davenport Manor, a British stately home. It's only a nine-month contract to cover maternity leave, but it's the boost up the career ladder she so desperately needs.
Unfortunately, things don't get off to the best start, when Alice finds her boss, Jeremy Davenport, in a compromising position. Far from being embarrassed by what's happened, Jeremy turns things around on Alice and makes her out to be the one in the wrong. So when he and his best friend and head of security, Ethan Hayes, then throw an ultimatum at her, she's so stunned and confused that she goes along with their indecent proposal.
When the dust settles and Alice has time to think about things, though, she realises that perhaps it isn't such a bad thing. There are worse things she could be doing to advance her career, after all.
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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 eighty 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 http://eroticaforall.co.uk/ and is book editor for Cliterati http://cliterati.co.uk/

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  1. Jeremy Renner with a posh British accent? I like a lot.

    Maya @ Love Bites and Silk

    1. I know, right? :) Accent or not, Jeremy Renner caught my attention. LOL


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