Rock ‘n’ Roll High School 53: Finally, Some Backstreet Love

Lucy Felthouse takes the helm of Rock ‘n’ Roll High School today–thank goodness she brought us some Backstreet Boys love. There has been way too much in the way of NKOTB-ness going on around here lately.  Lucy’s an astoundingly prolific author, 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.

Lucy Felthouse

William Allitt School, Currently: PR & Marketing/Writing

Band and/or song that reminds you the most of high school: “Pretty Fly for a White Guy” by The Offspring. For no other reason than when it came out, the entire school seemed to be obsessed with it, singing it constantly, etc. It could possibly be because some of the lyrics sounded rude, too: “Give It To Me Baby” which of course at that age was hilariously funny. Now, it sounds more like a line from one of my books.

Favorite piece of music memorabilia (poster, t-shirt, etc.) in high school: Ah, that would depend on the year (or the month, day of the week, direction of the wind…). I changed my mind frequently, depending on who the newest boy band was. I had Take That, Boyzone, Robbie Williams, Backstreet Boys, Westlife and Blue posters. Then suddenly I was too old for posters, which is probably just as well because I changed my mind so often that I’m surprised the wallpaper wasn’t filled with holes from frequent poster removal.

Band that you hated that everyone else at school seemed to love: I honestly can’t remember one. I’ve always been a bit of an individual with my music taste, particularly as I’ve got older. Now my iTunes is full of tracks which range from 60s and 70s rock and pop through to the boy bands and female vocalists of today. I have seriously eclectic taste.

Best show or concert you saw in high school: Probably the Backstreet Boys. I did see them three or four times, and I loved them. Sadly, though, I saw them again a couple of years ago, and it just wasn’t the same. It felt like they were just going through the motions, rather than touring because they really wanted to. The passion was gone – it seemed. Either that or they were incredibly jetlagged.

Best high school make-out song: I don’t remember a song that you would classify as a make-out song, but I do remember at the local disco, which is where spotty teenagers congregated to swap saliva (*vomits at the thought*), hearing “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 quite a lot. Like I said, not at all a make-out song!!

Find out more about Lucy at Her latest is The Cottage in the Woods. Excerpt and links to purchase are here.


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.

1 Comments on “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School 53: Finally, Some Backstreet Love

  1. gawd, saliva swapping in da school discos. That takes me back. And I don’t think there was a particular make-out song for our school either. Any chance for a snog for half of ’em. Not me. I was a good girl 😉 And I’m not faking, either. I actually was a good girl in High School. College, however, was a different matter. Lots of make out songs there. Take my Breath Away by Berlin comes to mind.

    What a fab interview. Funny how certain songs can evoke really strong memories; good or bad.

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