Who knew so many positive events could stem from publishing a saucy, erotica e-book?
E.L. James' now infamous, best-selling Twilight fan fiction turned erotic realistic fiction 50 Shades of Grey has heated up dialogue concerning women and sexuality, has slightly engorged local economies, gets people reading, and is now stimulating the formerly struggling erotica industry!
In the aftermath of 50 Shades hysteria, Romance-novel publisher Mills and Boone have debuted the Twelve Shades of Surrender series, a selection of stories in e-book form covering a range of steamy, scandalous adventures.
"Erotica is becoming more mainstream and acceptable as we and others evolve our packaging to become less explicit and women become ever more empowered to read what they want to and enjoy."
Erotica novelist Jilly Cooper also joined the E.L. James appreciation orgy, stating:
"Porn was terribly out of fashion before that book came out. While I have heard that it is quite poorly written, I am delighted that it's giving a new lease of life to the genre."
As are we Jilly!
But mainly ’cause we can't wait to see allllll those lascivious occurrences between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele acted out on a giant screen, hopefully in 3D…
Oooo we've got the vapors just thinking about!