Now don't get me wrong I loved the 'Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy by E.L. James and had read it long before it was picked up by a major publishing house. We know that as the books became more and more successful we were getting more and more knock off books. All of a sudden BDSM was the thing to slide into your books to make them "sexy" Books that didn't need the BDSM in their sexy scenes suddenly had them in there. It is kinda like Fifty had been an injection into the contemporary romance genre as authors tried to run on it's coat tails.
zzz So if this isn't bad enough we get all these knock off books "Fifty Shades of Alice in Wonderland" by Melinda DuChamp,"Fifty Shades of Silver Hair and Socks" by Phil Torcivia, "Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook" by F.L. Fowler, "Fifty Shades of Red Riding Hood" by R.R. Hood and "Fifty Shades of Gay" by Ryan Matthews. The list goes on and on and on. Fifty fifty fifty getting a big tired of hearing it.
Then marketers started to jump on board and we found ourselves being marketed to death with Fifty Shades this or that: Share All the Shades of Romance With Air Wick® Colour Changing Candles! An interesting article from Reuters called - Wildly popular erotica trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" has inspired publishers, record labels, sex shops, and even crafty parents to submit - to the desire to cash in, that is located:
I don't know about all of you..but I am sooooo over it to quote my niece that is so 2012. So what is the new Fifty for 2013...ahh we have yet to find it.