Lucy Felthouse and Susie White

Today I’m very pleased to let you know about another new release from the fab Lucy Felthouse – Susie White and The Right Hand Man – here’s a little taster – treat yourself!
A
wedding, an evil plan, a love story and a sacrifice are the order of the day in
this modern retelling of Snow White and the Huntsman.
Susie White and her stepmother-to-be
have never seen eye to eye, despite all of Susie’s best efforts to be friendly.
Eager not to spoil her father’s happiness, Susie still agrees to be bridesmaid
at their wedding. When the big day comes, she meets Louise’s right hand man,
Scott. Susie had never believed in love at first sight until that moment. The
pair hit it off, sharing a mutual dislike of Louise and her wicked ways. Their
camaraderie quickly develops into something more, and they date in secret until
it’s time for Susie to leave for University – and freedom. Unfortunately, Scott
has an earth-shattering revelation, which means the two of them of them must
work together to unravel Louise’s evil plan, before it’s too late.
*****
Excerpt:
I should have known my stepmother was
up to something when she offered to help me move all my stuff to my University
digs. It wasn’t like her to be civil, much less helpful, but I figured that she
was happy I was moving hundreds of miles away, and therefore would do anything
to make sure it happened as quickly as possible.
As my father’s only child, I’m the
sole heir to White’s Bites, a massively profitable confectionary company based
in Wiltshire, England. My stepmother had made no secret of the fact she
resented that she wouldn’t get a stake in the business, should anything happen
to my father. Of course, the reason for this was that my father knew the first
thing the witch would do was put the business on the market to get her greedy
little hands on the cash. I, on the other hand, loved White’s Bites and would
continue to run it to the best of my ability.
We’d never seen eye to eye, my
stepmother and I. However, it wasn’t the usual ‘child resents someone trying to
replace their parent’ syndrome, it was her that resented me.
My mom had died of cancer when I was
fifteen. My father and I were devastated, as you’d expect, but I’d always urged
him to get on with his life. After all, it’s what mom would have wanted, and I
certainly didn’t want my dad to be lonely when I got married and left home.
So, a couple of years later, when dad
met Louise and they started dating, I was thrilled. He was happy, therefore so
was I. Soon it became more serious and dad wanted me to meet her. I was
excited, but nervous.
When the time came and Louise had
walked into our house, I’d been in awe. Don’t get me wrong, my mom had been
beautiful, but in a natural way, as if she didn’t realise, or care. But Louise
clearly did. Her gorgeous hair was perfectly quaffed, and her attractive
features were enhanced by expertly applied makeup. Her outfit looked like
something from a fashion magazine. I managed to pull myself together before she
saw me standing there, all slack-jawed and stupid-looking. Walking towards her,
I’d held out a hand.
“Louise!” I’d said, beaming, “I’m so
pleased to finally meet you. Dad’s told me so much about you.”
She’d smiled thinly and without any
real emotion. “Charmed, I’m sure, Susan.” She’d shaken my hand gingerly, as
though she was afraid she’d catch something. I’d half expected her to wipe her
hand on her clothes afterwards.
“Oh please, call me Susie.” I’d said,
ignoring her odd behaviour. I’d been eager to get on with the woman, knowing it
would please my father. “Everyone does.”
Another tight-lipped smile. I’d tried
hard to make conversation with her and make her feel comfortable in our home.
But I never felt like I was succeeding. At first, I put it down to her being
nervous or shy, but as weeks and months passed, I still never felt as though
Louise warmed to me. I never bothered my father with my concerns. After all, as
long as she liked him, what did it matter?
While Louise and my father were just
dating, things weren’t too bad. They went to restaurants, the theatre, the
cinema, and so on. I didn’t see her very often, and therefore didn’t have to
put up with her frosty behaviour towards me.
Naturally, everything changed when
dad told me he was going to ask Louise to marry him. He’d sat me down to break the
news – fortunately – and I’d done my best to act delighted. Luckily, dad hadn’t
noticed anything was amiss, and as he’d chatted about ceremonies, honeymoons
and Louise moving in, a cold shiver had run up my back. This could not end
well.
*****
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, House of Erotica, 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 and Twitter. You can also subscribe to her
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