Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A World of Difference with Lucy Felthouse

Please give a warm welcome to talent writer and editor Lucy Felthouse. Lucy's here to talk a little bit about the new anthology, Seducing the Myth, which features my short story "Lilith: In Her Garden."

One of my favourite things about my new anthology Seducing the Myth is the variation. It contains 24 stories from 23 authors and they're all wildly different. These myths and legends come from – literally – all over the world.

My own chosen tale is based on a legend hailing from the nearby Peak District, in England. It's an area I frequent and am passionate about, so it made sense for me to choose a local myth, particularly since it's such an unusual one. I mean, whoever heard of a mermaid in a landlocked county? Yet mermaid stories are abound in Staffordshire and Derbyshire for some reason, and I just wanted to tip a nod to that odd fact, which is where my tale Down by the Pool came from.
Seducing the Myth
Edited by Lucy Felthouse

Seducing the Myth also has Greek, Roman, Arabian, Arthurian, Hindu, Jewish, Norse, Slavic, Sumerian and Welsh myths and legends, which to me is what makes it so fun – no two stories are the same. 

There's male on female action, male on male and female on female, plus a healthy serving of threesomes and moresomes!

It was so much fun putting the anthology together; seeing what people came up with and rejoicing when yet another thoroughly unique tale popped up on my screen. I'm really proud of what myself and the authors have achieved, it's a fun, sexy and varied anthology and I hope the readers enjoy it!


Seducing the Myth: Myths and Legends with an Erotic Twist is a collection of 24 tantalising tales that lead you on a decadent journey through mythologies the world over. As well as stories from the popular Greek and Roman periods, this anthology will also delight you with Arabian, Arthurian, Hindu, Jewish, Norse, Slavic, Sumerian and Welsh myths and legends. Add in a delicious sprinkling of fairies, mermaids and ancient fertility rituals and you have a recipe for a wickedly erotic read!

List of contributors: Louisa Bacio, Lexie Bay, Rebecca Bond, Shan Ellis, Justine Elyot, Lucy Felthouse, Lisa Fox, Fulani, K D Grace, Bronwyn Green, Hawthorn, Caz Jones, Burton Lawrence, Maxine Marsh, J. C. Martin, Jillian Murphy, Lydia Nyx, Rachel Randall, Kay Dee Royal, Toni Sands, Indigo Skye, Elizabeth Thorne, Saskia Walker.

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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 http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. Thanks so much for having me Louisa! :)

  2. Great post, Lucy! I can't wait to get stuck in to this gem of a book - squeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  3. The anthology looks intriguing and I'll have to get it for sure.

  4. I love new takes on myths and legends, especailly erotic takes. ;) Thanks for sharing!

  5. Always a pleasure, Lucy. Funny, I normally have the blogs publish in the morning, but something told me that it was better to send it through last night ;-)