The Cottage in The Woods

Fancy some lesbian paranormal romance? Thought so… well, why not have a look at Lucy’s new release – be sure to watch the lovely book trailer too. T x

The Cottage in the Woods by Lucy Felthouse

Living in her remote
cottage in the woods, Heidi doesn’t get many visitors. So when she spots a fox
in her garden, she’s delighted. However, her joy quickly turns to dismay when
she thinks the beautiful creature may be injured. Heading out to see how she
can help, Heidi is astounded when something happens that makes her question her
eyesight – not to mention her sanity. Once she gets over her shock and
discovers the reason behind the peculiar encounter, Heidi is mighty glad that
the fox chose her garden to visit.
A movement in the garden caught
Heidi’s attention immediately. She peered out into the dark, her hands still
immersed in the washing up bowl as she tried to catch another glimpse of
whatever was lurking in the darkness outside her kitchen window. She wasn’t
frightened, merely curious. She lived so far out in the wilderness that it
could only be an animal, and the last time she’d checked, they couldn’t open
locked doors. So she was perfectly safe.
What made her nocturnal visitor so
unusual was its proximity to the house. Animals were braver in the city, where
they’d become used to humans. But out here, they were still timid and very wary
of man. Heidi’s little cottage was practically screaming that it was occupied,
with its smoking chimney and blazing lights and yet the creature – whatever it
was – was almost outside the window. Heidi frowned. Something definitely wasn’t
Another flash of movement, and Heidi
finally identified her visitor. The beautiful russet fur, big bushy tail with
flecks of white – there was a fox in her garden.
Grinning, Heidi rushed to dry her
hands on a tea towel and then moved across the room to flick off the light
switch. She waited until her eyes became accustomed to the darkness, then made
her way back to the window. She spied the fox immediately, crouched down beside
the hedge surrounding her garden, as though it was hunting something. A
life-long nature lover, Heidi smiled, truly appreciating the stunning beauty of
the creature. But the longer Heidi watched the animal, the more confused she
fox hadn’t moved for some time. If it was hunting, surely it would have pounced
by now? A sinking feeling rolled through Heidi’s stomach. Perhaps it wasn’t
stalking after all, but lying down because it was injured? She knew that out
here, if the fox was hurt, it had been attacked by another predator, rather
than had a run-in with a moving vehicle. After all, the only vehicle around
these parts was hers, so unless her truck had gone all Christine, it certainly wasn’t that.
No, it had to be another animal. It
was survival of the fittest, the food chain and all that. She knew how these
things worked, but there was no way she could leave the poor creature suffering
in her garden. Not if she could do something about it.
Heidi began to plan exactly what to
do. She knew that if the fox was injured and couldn’t move, it could snap at
her in self-defence, it having no idea that her intentions were good. She
desperately wanted to help the vulnerable creature, but preferably without
ending up needing stitches and a tetanus shot.
As Heidi gazed into the darkness,
trying to work out a solution, she lost her mind. At least, that’s the conclusion
she came to as her eyes relayed an image to her brain which couldn’t possibly
be accurate.
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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, Constable and Robinson,
House of Erotica, Noble Romance, Ravenous Romance, Resplendence Publishing,
Summerhouse Publishing, Sweetmeats Press and Xcite Books. She is also the
editor of Uniform Behaviour and Seducing the Myth. Find out more at Join
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