What Am I Reading Now
Find out what author Linda Bolton has to say about Fifty Shades of Grey
Ok, so I gave into the hype...I’m reading 50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James. Don’t tell me you haven’t heard of it, it’s everywhere! It’s one of the first erotic romance novels (with BDSM - Google it) to cross into main stream media. Everyone is talking about it, from the Ellen Degeneres Show to Saturday Night Live. It’s even sold at Target.
I know you’re wondering if I’m enjoying the read...I’m not that impressed. Yeah, yeah, there’s sex - and things I’ve never done or considered - but I’m missing the story. It’s just not very believable for me. I know its fiction, but I need to feel a connection to the characters and their story. I have to be inside their heads, be in their world. I’m just not feeling it.
I do have a favorite quote:
“The only man I’m ever attracted to and he comes with a bloody contract, a flogger and a whole world of issues.” Don’t most men! Ugh! See what I mean? When was the last time you had a partner make you sign a sex contract? Did they spank you afterwards? Never mind, I don’t want to know.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t read it, especially if you’re curious. I have a bunch of friends who love it. They’ve even read book 2 and 3 - yes, it’s a series. You never know, you may like it!
You’re probably thinking, “Well Linda, you write romance. Isn’t it like yours?” Not really. I spend a lot of time trying to make my characters feel real and believable. I know a few kinky folks but no one has a red room of pain...as far as I know...
What are you reading now? Have you read 50 Shades of Grey? What did you think?
Linda's Author Bio and Links
Linda Bolton is an aspiring contemporary romance writer. She is looking for a publisher for her first book, Perfect. While working on a future projects Linda can be found:
On Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/linda.bowersbolton and
On Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/#!/lindalou42
Her romance blog at http://www.lindabolton.blogspot.com