Wednesday, December 7, 2011

That's What Friends Are For by Lucy Felthouse

My story ideas come from here, there and everywhere. It could be an overheard conversation, a person, a place, a book, a film – literally anything could just give me a spark of an idea to be turned into a full story.  However, I do also have a few friends who will occasionally send me an email or text message, and say "You should totally write this as a story!" Sometimes, of course, the ideas aren't brilliant and get dismissed. Occasionally, though, there's a gem which I can turn into an erotic or erotic romance tale.

A Menu with a Difference was one of these. A buddy of mine, who shall remain nameless, mentioned that he had a fantasy about going with his girlfriend to a bar or restaurant and picking up a waitress to take home for a threesome. To be honest, I think his main aim was to get his girlfriend into bed with another woman so he could watch them play together! As far as I'm aware, it's only ever remained a fantasy for him, but it was certainly good enough an idea for me to weave up into an erotic story.

Of course, I gave the characters a little more back story so it made the whole situation more feasible. The couple in the story, Jed and Annette have an open relationship, and Annette has always fantasised about having sex with another girl, so them picking up a hot waitress was a lot more realistic than the whole thing being completely random and instigated by Jed with no prior mention of it to Annette. In reality, I suspect most guys would get a slap if they tried that!
Once I'd figured this part of the plot out, everything else just came together. The restaurant, the chatting up of the sexy waitress, the ploy to get her to the hotel... and then the really naughty bits ;) It was a great story to write, and I'm glad it's out there with its damn sexy cover.
And all that from a friend's fantasy. Is that what friends are really for? ;) Speaking of which, I must send my buddy the link so he can see the fruits of my labour and his utilised idea!


Will a weekend in a luxury hotel make Annette’s deepest fantasies come true?
When Jed and Annette spend a weekend in a luxury hotel, they’re planning to take full advantage of the hot tub and large bed – preferably with a third party. Annette’s never been with another woman before, but she’s eager to experience some Sapphic delight. When the couple meets waitress Tamara at the restaurant they’re lunching at, they agree she’s perfect in many ways; but is she on the menu?

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, Constable and Robinson, Noble Romance, Ravenous Romance, Summerhouse Publishing, Sweetmeats Press 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.


Margie Church said...

It is shocking how little tidbits can inspire a story or an entire book. I have had friends say similar things to me or just the opposite - "You'd better shut up or you might end up in one of her books!" Big fun. Great post and best wishes with A Menu With a Difference.

Lucy Felthouse said...

Thanks, Margie! I'm sure you're the same as me - any inspiration, no matter where it comes from, is a good thing! :)

Anonymous said... never stop amazing me (LOL) I was just going over all of your book covers on G+ and couldn't believe the library you've written.

I, too, have gotten some great ideas from my friends...they didn't send me anything, but their life situations definitely get the creative juices flowing. I've modeled a couple of my story events from them.

Nice to see you here, Lucy. Congrats on your newest release.

Anonymous said...

Yummy story, indeed! Now I just wonder if your friend will buy a copy of your book for his girlfriend, LOL. I love how you added the backstory to make it more realistic. Congrats, Lucy!