Lucy Felthouse speaks out about writing BDSM
What got you interested in writing BDSM?
I actually resisted for a long time, as I didn’t even particularly enjoy reading BDSM stories. But the more I wrote, the more I wanted to experiment with different genres and sub-genres, so when I saw a call for submissions looking for BDSM stories, I gave it a go. The story was accepted, and I’ve never looked back!
What resource, if any, have you done into BDSM to make your stories realistic?
The beauty of writing fiction is there is no right or wrong – every single last person is different. What gets one person off doesn’t work for someone else. So, although I’ve done research – online and in books – it’s mainly all down to my fertile imagination.
What differences or difficulties, if any, do you see in writing D/s stories as opposed to your typical romance?
I don’t see difficulties. It’s just different, and that’s awesome. I like different – I write lots of different heat levels, pairings, genres, etc, and BDSM is just one of them. I sit down with a bunch of characters and see what story they want me to tell.
Which is your favorite out of all your BDSM books?
Ah, that would be Stately Pleasures. Mainly because it was the first full-length novel I wrote. For that reason it’ll always be special to me.
But it also encompasses lots of my favorite things – a curvy chick, sexy men, a country house, and turning everyday items into something kinky.
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.