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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Different Kind of Cosplay by Lucy Felthouse: GUEST POST, EXCERPTS, AND GIVEAWAY



Erotic romance author Lucy Felthouse is back today with a guest post with an intriguing title, not one but TWO excerpts, and a giveaway. Ignore the dust bunnies, move the cat, have a glass of wine or other beverage, and enjoy!


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.  

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Geeks Never Have Sex by Lucy Felthouse (@cw1985)

Hello, and thanks for stopping by on the second day of my A Different Kind of Cosplay blog tour!
I know the title of this post is controversial, but it’s a phrase that came up a couple of times when I asked my wonderful street team members what they’d like to see me write about for this blog tour. Basically, the awesome folk in question expressed an interest in me discussing the long-believed thought process that geeks never have sex.

Newsflash: geeks are cool. Yes, that’s right. Long gone are the days of geeks being mocked or made fun of for their interests, whether those interests are Dungeons and Dragons, X-Men or World of Warcraft. Thanks to people like Joss Whedon, Kevin Feige, Stan Lee and many more, attitudes have changed. There’s never been a better time to be a geek—and I love the fact that “geek” is no longer a derogatory word. 

Of course, there are many, many different interests that can make a person be classed as a geek, but in this case scenario, I’m specifically referring to the Marvel universe. Books, comics, merchandise, movies, TV shows, conventions... as I just said, there’s never been a better time to be a geek! We’re utterly spoiled.

And as for geeks never having sex... well I say screw that! Not only are geeks cool these days, they’re also sexy. If they happen to dress up as members of The Avengers, then all the better ;) In fact, I reckon geeky folk are probably getting more sex now than they ever had before—because they’re hooked up with other geeks and having fun with it!

Wow, how many times can someone possibly write geek in the same post? Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out the awesome giveaway at the end of the post!

Happy Reading,
Lucy x

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Excerpt #1: G Rated

Zachary sighed at the calendar entry in his phone, which was reminding him for the third time about Reese’s upcoming birthday. And it wasn’t just any birthday—she was going to be thirty.

There were perks to dating a doctor—the uniform was pretty hot, for example—but when that doctor had no particular fondness for jewelry, flowers or chocolates, buying her presents was nigh-on impossible. And because of her work schedule, a surprise weekend away was out of the question. He’d long since learned to always keep the receipts.

Most people get their partners something to do with their hobbies or interests. However, Reese was even awkward in that regard. Her main hobby was so complex that Zach didn’t have the first idea what to get her to do with it—Reese was an uber-geek. Films, graphic novels, collectibles, all that jazz.

Obviously he could just ask what she wanted, then go out and get it, but then it wouldn’t be a surprise. And it was too easy—he wanted her to know he’d really made the effort.

Snoozing the calendar reminder once more, Zach threw the phone onto the sofa, then walked over and started rooting through their combined film collection for something to watch after dinner, which was almost ready. Reese was on-shift at the hospital until silly o’clock, so he had the house to himself and could watch whatever he liked. An action movie it was, then.

Running his fingers along the spines of the DVDs and Blu-rays, he suddenly paused. The Avengers leaped out at him, for some reason. He’d seen snippets of it before, as Reese watched it pretty frequently. The parts he’d seen hadn’t looked too bad, actually. It was essentially an action film, he decided, but with superheroes in it.

He pulled the case off the shelf, an idea beginning to form. Maybe if he watched it beginning to end, he’d seen what drew Reese into that world so much, why she was so fascinated by the films, the graphic novels and so on. Even if he didn’t get it, though, maybe it would still give him some inspiration for a gift. He had nothing better to do that evening, in any case, so it was certainly worth a try.

After putting the disc in the player, he headed into the kitchen to see how his dinner was coming along. A meal in front of the television was the order of the day, it seemed.

A few minutes later, he settled onto the sofa with his lasagna and garlic bread, a bottle of beer on the table next to him. Time for some Avengers action.

Within half an hour, he’d ascertained that the film wasn’t just for geeks. In fact it was easy to see why it had such a wide appeal—the cast was supremely attractive, whatever gender you were into, the plot was interesting and the dialogue seriously witty. He’d already developed quite the crush on the Black Widow, and Nick Fury’s right-hand woman had a lovely pert backside.

Trying to put himself in Reese’s shoes, Zach looked at the male characters. Okay, when it came to this film, straight women clearly had more eye-candy than they knew what to do with. He vaguely remembered a bunch of crazy stuff going around on the Internet about Loki—even the villain of the piece had sex appeal, for heaven’s sake! So much so that it had spilled over into even Zach’s limited social media presence. He barely used Facebook, and he’d never gotten the hang of Twitter. And yet he knew about the rabid fangirls. That was another score for The Avengers, then—truly mass-market appeal. If only there were mass-market gift-buying options.

Sighing, he tried to empty his mind and concentrate on the film. The more he tried to force an idea to present itself, the less likely it would be to happen. He’d just enjoy the entertainment and keep his fingers crossed that his subconscious provided something useful.

Once he’d made the decision, it wasn’t difficult to get sucked back into the narrative. It was engaging, easy-going and fun. Zach surprised himself by thoroughly enjoying the entire thing. Reese would be pleased when the next film came out at the cinema and he offered to go along with her.

He’d keep his new found admiration quiet for now, though. He didn’t want to arouse her suspicions, although she was bound to know he was planning something for her milestone birthday.

The question remained—what the hell could he do or buy to blow her away?


*****

Excerpt #2: R Rated

“You look very sexy in those glasses, doctor,” Reese said as Zach stepped up next to the table. “But can you see me all right?”

He winked. “Don’t worry, they’re plain glass. I can see you just fine, gorgeous. Happy birthday.”

He moved between her thighs, and she took advantage by hooking her feet around the backs of his legs and pulling him closer. “Thank you. I have to say, I’m very much looking forward to my present.” Rocking her hips, she enjoyed the sensation of his hard cock pressing against her through their layers of clothes.

“And I,” he replied, leaning down and kissing her, “am very much looking forward to giving you your present.” He kissed her again, but lingered this time, nibbling on her bottom lip then sucking it into his mouth. Tingles radiated out from the area, and she hummed happily as arousal zinged her nipples, then pooled in her groin.

When he released her lip, she immediately pushed her tongue into his mouth, seeking his out once more. They dueled and caressed, explored and played. Reese was supremely excited by the turn of events, mentally, physically and sexually, and was torn between the temptation to pull out Zach’s cock and stick it inside her, and the need to take her time, truly savor what was happening.

She decided to keep a check on her rampant hormones for now. Well, for as long as she could hold out, anyway. Reaching around Zach, she gripped his buttocks. They were just as luscious as she’d imagined when she’d been checking him out just minutes before. Squeezing, she rocked her pelvis at the same time, stimulating her clit, sending sparks of pleasure dancing across her skin. The hairs on the back of her neck stood on end, and that indescribable feeling of warmth, of intense need, crashed through her body.

Zach pushed her farther into bliss when he began to play with her breasts, holding them, weighing them. He pinched her nipples, lightly at first, then gradually increasing the pressure until Reese was forced to twist her face away from his and let out a cry. As it was if he’d tapped directly into her bloodstream and was pumping it full of pure arousal. Jerking her hips, she ground against his erection, eager for contact, for stimulation. The pain he was creating in her nipples was driving her crazy, removing the precarious grip she had on her self-control.

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Zachary has a dilemma. His girlfriend, Reese, has a special birthday coming up soon and he has absolutely no clue what to get for her. It doesn’t help that Zach does not share or really understand Reese’s biggest hobby—comic books, superheroes and everything that goes with them. Zach raids Reese’s DVD collection for inspiration, and what he finds there gives him an idea…possibly the best one he’s ever had.

Sure, Reese has fantasized about her favorite superheroes. All those muscles and rakish smiles are to die for. She didn’t think Zach would ever really understand, though. But he proves her wrong in the best way possible.

Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Format: ebook
Release Date: January 7, 2015
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9 comments:

  1. THE STRANGE LIBRARY by HARUKI MURAKAM

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  2. Love this blog! This geek has a great sex life with her equally geeky hubby! Made even better by books like this one!

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    1. Thank you for the topic help, Alison! ;)

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  3. Bookmarks! Can never have to many of those ��

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  4. I don't have one I don't really know about Avengers

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Linda! Maybe it's time to start checking them out ;)

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  5. Looked good from the first excerpt. There was someone not denigrating a hobby he didn't understand, but trying to fathom it, and accepting it's something he hasn't (yet?) got in common with the SO.

    Second one is quite smexy. Yes, I'll watch to see if I can lay my hands on it.

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