A lady who launches! Lucy Felthouse – Weekend At Wilderhope Manor

Big congratulations to Lucy Felthouse – her new spooky title, Weekend at Wilderhope Manor, launches today and I’m delighted to share a saucy peek inside with you…

Blurb:
When Stephanie and Jenny go to a Murder Mystery
Halloween weekend at Wilderhope Manor, they’re expecting fun and games. But
following creaky floorboards, spooky noises and an alarming encounter in the
Manor’s grounds, the girls begin to wonder if there’s more to Wilderhope Manor
than meets the eye. As they find frequent comfort in one another’s arms – and
their bed – will the girls discover what’s causing the bumps in the night, or
will they run scared?
Excerpt:
The car trundled up the long driveway, the
crunching of gravel beneath tyres the only sound as Stephanie and her
girlfriend, Jenny, peered out of the windows at their surroundings.
Even at dusk the tree-lined driveway was
impressive with perfectly maintained parkland, spanning for acres on either
side of it. As Stephanie steered the Fiesta around a bend in the track, they
both gasped. Their destination, Wilderhope Manor, had come into view and it was
stunning. The Tudor style property was huge, with no less than three frontages
visible from where they were. Chimneys with intricately built patterns jutted
into the darkening sky, with tangles of ivy climbing parts of the manor, giving
the place an appearance that was both beautiful and foreboding.
Presently, the driveway opened out into a
gravelled area, which as far as Stephanie could tell, doubled as a car park for
the weekend. Stephanie manoeuvred into a spot between two vehicles and killed
the engine. As she turned to Jenny, she jumped, startled. Her girlfriend had
leaned in close, making a scary face with her hands mimicking claws.
“Are you ready to be scared out of your wits,
young lady?” Jenny rasped, wiggling her eyebrows and fingers theatrically.
Stephanie shoved her playfully, laughing. “Come
on, you silly cow. It’s a murder mystery weekend, not a monster hunt. There
will be no ghosts, ghouls or vampires involved.”
Stephanie got out of the car and closed the door.
She’d already popped open the boot and started unloading their bags before
Jenny appeared alongside her, pouting petulantly.
“But it’s Halloween tomorrow,” Jenny insisted.
“Anything could happen. The veil between the living and dead will be at its
thinnest, and this place is meant to be swarming with ghosts.”
“If you say so, sweetheart,” she replied, rolling
her eyes. She was used to Jenny’s crazy beliefs by now. “Grab your bags and
let’s get inside. It’s cold. You got the tickets?”
Jenny nodded, brandishing her handbag in
response. Jenny picked up her overnight bag as Stephanie slammed the boot lid
before locking the car, then followed her toward the grand entrance to
Wilderhope Manor.
* * *
A little while later, they were installed in
their room. They’d each been handed a “Welcome Pack” by the staff member who
had attended to them at Reception, which consisted of their itinerary and
instructions for the weekend.
As they unpacked, she voiced one of the thoughts
that had run through her head. “Have you ever noticed how places never bat an
eye at two girls sharing a room, and yet, if it’s two guys, they automatically
assume they’re gay?”
“They’ll soon change their tune when they see
your outfit for tonight!” Jenny replied, grinning cheekily at her. “It screams
‘lesbian’ with every stitch!”
“Whatever do you mean, you saucy wench? Someone
with girl parts dressing as a distinguished gentleman does not a lesbian make.”
“True, but I wonder what it’ll do to you? Perhaps
it’ll work in reverse and turn you straight!”
Go on, treat yourself!
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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, Sweetmeats Press 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
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