Sorry loyal and fantastic readers, there will not be one.
There are a few reasons why, but only 2 are really, really important.
The first is simply that this is a YA blog, not an NC-17 blog. While I make exceptions for adult fiction from time to time, and early on reviewed (and loved) some Black Dagger Brotherhood before this blog really became anything. The fact is NOW, it’s only YA.
This doesn’t mean I’m a prude who went all PG on you. I just keep those reviews off the blog. I’m anything but innocent. Trust that. Do you KNOW the name of my book club?!
The second reason is a little involved, but I’ll make is as simple as possible:
I’m a writer.
Was that too simple? Yea, I can see how.
Okay here’s what I mean: We all know from the amount of information, interviews and what-nots out there about Stephenie Meyer that she worked really hard to set the example of “sex AFTER marriage” in her Twilight novels. (You do know that 50 Shades was a fan fiction based off Twilight, right? Before it was edited, given a cover and a movie deal? Yup.)
AS A WRITER if I worked that hard to set that particular example in my books, something I believed in, and wanted more young people to understand was ok. I would be pretty cheesed off if someone took it, twisted it and turned it into a dirty, sweaty, romp in the sheets porn. And this would be regardless of weather or not the characters in the fan fic were adults or not. I wouldn’t want to be someone’s inspiration for that, and I wouldn't want my Young Adult books to be either.
Fan Fiction is just that, fiction written by fans. Thousands of books, shows and movies are all apart of the world and subject to having fan fics written about them. They will always be there. Note: I‘m not bagging on the community, more power to you, write til your little hearts content! I just can’t grasp; personally, how people can claim to be “such a huge fan” of an author who is so big on abstinence in life and in her writing, and yet write and publish porn based her novels?
Contradiction in it’s simplest form my friends.
Anyone who thinks that Stephenie Meyer, the strict Mormon, is sitting at home filled to the tippy top with joy about her intended-to-be-innocent novels inspiring 50 Shades of Grey, is on something serious and hallucinogenic.
Now, before you get out your pitchforks and snarky replies….please try to remember…this is MY PERSONAL REASON FOR NOT READING AND REVIEWING. I would feel this way about any novel promoting abstinence being turned into published porn. I am not forcing or expecting my opinion to become the popular one. I have NOTHING against anyone who is reading, and enjoying it. I just am looking at it from the authors side and don’t think I can do it myself.
PS – Dear Target, Wal-Mart and other family oriented stores who’s book section is next to Justin Bieber end caps and across from the toy department – WHY IN THE NAME OF GOD ARE YOU CARRYING THIS BOOK? At least slap a freaking EXPLICIT CONTENT sticker on it!? A tween can’t buy Eminem’s CD, but they have no trouble snapping up a copy of 50 Shades!? Simply putting a sign above the book stating it’s the NEW ADULT release doesn’t help….YA’s see that and think ADULT FICTION not EROTIC FICTION.