Saturday, July 7, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey - Why All the Hype??
The hype with Fifty Shades of Grey is almost akin to being a new discovery; as if this type of novel didn't exist until one was penned (or typed) by the hand of E.L. James. There is a plethora of romantic erotica for sale every day of the week, written with class, style and professionalism by some top-quality authors. I write erotica myself, though mine tends to focus on shorter peices with more direct titillation. I'm not including myself with the above-mentioned wealth of romance/erotica authors out there.
I do, however, plan to write an erotic romance with a hint of mystery. Being a male author, how that will turn out remains to be seen. Maybe women only want to read romance written by a female author from a female perspective? Time will tell, but I'm about to start working on it now. However, I don't for one second expect the kind of success E.L. James is having with her trilogy. That kind of success and hype only happens very rarely to a select few.
But good luck to E.L. James. I don't begrudge any author success. I just don't really understand all the hype surrounding this particular trilogy when there is already a wealth of this material on the market.
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