50 Shades of ‘Fifty Shades’

Since Fifty Shades of Grey continues to be the biggest chatter in the world of book news, I thought I’d fill you in on a whole bunch of Fifty Shades news stories, or as I like to call it, the 50 Shades of Fifty Shades. Enjoy!

**Fifty Shades penthouses for sale: Penthouses in the Escala building, where most of the kinky sex in the Fifty Shades books takes place, are now up for sale. That’s right; the Escala building in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, WA is real. According to Huffington Post, penthouses typically cost between $4 million and $6 million. About a year ago, the building and its condos started to become a tourist attraction for the book’s avid fans. It caused so much chaos that the penthouses are now only being shown to those who are serious about purchasing; those interested must be pre-approved and pre-qualified. But hey, there are pictures to look at. A girl can dream, right?

**Fifty Shades merchandise on the way: With each big book series comes a massive market for merchandise. Think of all the Harry Potter and Twilight products you’ve seen in the past few years. Well according to The Hollywood Reporter, Fifty Shades of Grey is about to do the same, offering Fifty Shades perfume, lingerie, beauty products and adult products aimed at women. (Feel free to let your brain run wild with that one.) No specifics on products yet, but there’s no doubt in my mind that they’ll sell well no matter what they are.

**Synonyms that would make Fifty Shades of Grey better: Whether you like the series or not, there’s one thing we can all agree on: the writing is definitely not elite. So here’s a list, compiled by Vulture, of the book’s worst synonyms. This isn’t necessarily newsworthy, but it will certainly make you smile.

Okay. I’m Fifty Shaded out. You’re welcome.

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2 responses to “50 Shades of ‘Fifty Shades’

  1. Hey, I agree with most of your thoughts! I gave in and read it, as there is something about hearing that a book is the single worst fan-fiction ever written that presents an enticing challenge… could I make it to the end?! In answer: No, I couldn’t. But I did comprise a list of all of its cliches, should you be interested: http://thewaningcamellia.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/list-of-50-shades-cliches/

  2. Regardless of whether you liked 50 Shades of Grey or not – as an author of erotica myself – I am grateful for the surge of popularity that has brought a renewed sense of enthusiasm for the genre. I even started a 50 Shades of Grey book recommendation / author promotion page on FB … take a look if you are so inclined.

    Summer Daniels – author of the Summer’s Journey true romance / erotica series

    https://www.facebook.com/WhatToReadAfter50ShadesOfGrey

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