June 30, 2014

Character Interview: Virgina from Sweet Spot - Lucy Felthouse @cw1985 #RLFblog #LGBT

Sweet Spot 

About the Book

Title Sweet Spot
Genre F/F Erotic Sports Romance
Author Lucy Felthouse
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
A Raw Talent book
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?

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Interview with Virginia Miller

Tell us about yourself, please.
Hi, I'm Virginia Miller and I'm from London, England. I'm currently living in California, though--I can hardly believe it! I was accepted to train at Los Carlos Tennis Academy, and I'm now mingling with many of my idols. I have to keep pinching myself to make sure I'm not dreaming.
What's your internal limitation? Meaning, what is it about you that makes it so you cannot do what it is you need to do during this story?
I really, really want to tell Nadia Gorlando how I feel about her. She's a top tennis player, not just in the Academy, but in the world, and she's also my mentor. There are so many reasons I can't tell her, though. She's my mentor, we work closely together, I'm afraid. Plus, I don't even know if she's into women!
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
Doubting my own abilities. I must be doing something right because I managed to get into the Academy, but I often find it difficult to believe that I could ever be a top tennis player. Nadia has a great deal of faith in me, however, so I'm slowly starting to believe in myself more.
What's your external complication? In the story world your author created, explain what it is you fear most.
Failure is pretty damn terrifying. I've worked damn hard to get even as far as the Academy, and now I'm here I want to go all the way. I know there's a lot of time and effort in front of me, and I don't mind. I just don't want to let myself, my parents, Nadia and the Academy down.
What is your family like?
They're great. My parents have always been very supportive, ever since the first moment I had a tennis racket in my hand and got hooked on the sport. They've been behind me every step of the way, and I owe them a lot--without them, I wouldn't be at the Academy at all. They wanted me to have a backup plan, though, and insisted I didn't rely wholly on tennis to get me through life and into a career--and threatened to stop paying for my tennis tuition if I didn't try hard in my school education and exams. I'm so glad they did, as education is so important.
What special skills do you rely on?
I don't. As I said above my parents refused to let me rely wholeheartedly on tennis to get me through life and a career, and as I grew up I realized they were absolutely right. Yes, my tennis playing has gotten me from a ratty court in south London to the world's top training facility, but that isn't just down to my tennis skills. It's down to hard work, sheer determination and the people I have supporting me. I'm so grateful for them.
Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?
Oh yes, absolutely. There were lots of ups and downs along the way, but the ending was certainly satisfactory. I'd really like to find out what happens next, though!

About the Writer

You have the length of a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as a writer. Let's see what you can do.
Lucy Felthouse is driven, supportive, writes lots of different stories, takes too much on and adores her readers and fellow Brit Babes.
Why did you choose to write about this character?
I'm not sure, really. She didn't appear in the first Raw Talent book, Grand Slam, but Nadia Gorlando did. I was specifically wanting to write a F/F erotic romance novella for Ellora's Cave's Hot Pink series, so I figured it would be fun to take the character of Nadia, who'd had a few appearances in Grand Slam, and give her a love story of her own.
When you wrote about this character, what made you the most happy? What made you the most sad?
Giving Virginia what she really wanted made me very happy. But some of the stuff I put her through in the interim was pretty sad. Sorry, Virginia
Why do you write?
Because I can't not write! I get really grumpy if I don't.
What do you want to write next?
My next project is a M/M military erotic romance novella, called Desert Heat, which is going to be set in Afghanistan.
What other character from this book do you want to write about? Care to tell us why?
Peter Ross is actually due his own story. Lily and I have been working on it, but I'm not sure when it'll get finished--things are crazy busy in both our worlds!
Are any sequels planned for this book?
Sort of. The Raw Talent series is a sports romance series by myself and Lily Harlem. We have both co-authored and solo projects in the series, and so far the books have had crossover between the other books--that is, you can read them as standalones, but certain characters and events will appear in more than one title. So there's definitely a chance that Virginia and Nadia will get another outing in future releases, but they probably won't be the main characters.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
Yes--huge thanks to all of those that buy and read my books. I couldn't do this without you--you're totally awesome!

Author Bio

Lucy Felthouse 
Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of 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
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

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