What’s the Big Deal About 50 Shades?
Author Sharita Lira
Greetings fans of Sweet and Sexy Divas! Happy Monday and since it’s my post again, I decided to take the opportunity to talk about the hype of 50 Shades of Grey. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock and hadn’t heard, the 50 Shades Trilogy is all the rave right now. It’s brought erotica and soft core BDSM to the forefront, making people everywhere talk. Many have dismissed the book as Twilight fanfic and or Mommy Porn which I absolutely despise. Still, the book is on the NYT bestsellers lists and has landed the author spots on 20/20 as well as a multi-million dollar movie deal.
Now, let me say first, this article I’m writing is not to dismiss 50 Shades. It does irk me that many who’ve read it have said it’s not well written. One of my friends who writes fanfic as I do says it’s very flat and uneventful but I can’t say anything till I read it, so I won’t chastise the author at all.
Still, this article is more of a conversational piece. To those that have read it, what do you like and why? Again, my friend also says the best part is the email conversation between the characters but she couldn’t connect with either person because the descriptions were close to nil. She also said, she saw the female main character as Bella. the female lead in Twilight throughout which annoyed her. *giggle and rolls eyes* Honestly, I haven’t read the Twilight series but just the trailers were enough to turn me off.
Despite all of this, the book, 50 Shades intrigues me and I look forward to seeing for myself. What bothers me more than anything is the reactions. Women act is if there weren't any erotica books before this one but I have to say, it's been a while since I've seen an erotica book on Walmart bookshelves so the lady has made an impact.
Please leave your thoughts but be respectful of the author. Though I’m not a big fan of Twilight, I’m happy for the author’s success! Tell me your honest thoughts are on the book.
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I'd be remiss if I didn't give my latest two books a little pub! Here is my first het release as well as Rawiya's m/m!
Officer Vanessa Daniels is fast approaching her 35th birthday which also happens to be on Valentine’s day. She seeks a specific kind of man to be her lover and likes being the one in the driver’s seat.
Jayson Freed is a bartender by day and a writer by night. He’s looking to find the right woman to help fulfill some of his inner most fantasies. The two meet on an internet dating site and immediately start talking. Will the connection work? Will Jayson turn out to be just what this hard nose girl needs?
Upon meeting Davori Jenkins when the hunky barista serves him a latte just the way he likes it, Brendan takes a chance, leaving his number with the tip in the hopes of changing his future love life.
Will Brendan be able to come clean with his father – risking his fortune – or will he take a chance at losing a man who he wants as his future?
Warning: This is an m/m interracial romance. Real romance. Some sappiness is ahead with two very good looking men who are searching for that happy ever after ending.
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BLMorticia is currently a published writer with Rebel Ink and Naughty Nights Press. Her first two novellas, My Lieutenant and Something Fresh Served Hot are Silver stars on All Romance Ebooks. She writes bi weekly for Red Lipstick Diaries and a column twice a month on Blak Rayne Books. For more info, please visit, Erotica With Snark
RAWIYA is the more sensual erotica writer in the BLRawiya duo. Rawiya's first sole author book, Time to Make the Donuts released in Feb and her first MMF Living in the Now released in April from NNP. The third book, Smooth Like Latte is out now. She has several shorts in anthologies, the latest, That Thing in the STARbooks collection, Tall Dark and Delicious. A lot of her shorts are also on Every Night Erotica. She blogs regularly at Wicked Sexy Writers. For more please visit the Rawiyas blog on Wordpress.