Guest blog by Sandra Scholes
Fairy tales have been the big theme for books, and this year major movies and TV series based on popular stories like Snow White, but in the UK women have enjoyed another theme coming back in a more mainstream way, the erotic novel.
Whether you like it or not, this novel has taken the world by storm, and it won't go away until another themed novel takes its place. It's the one novel in a series that everyone is talking about. It's already been labelled as 'mummy porn' but whether you are twenty or fifty, you will probably not consider it that. It's an erotic novel about a man
and woman having sex in an albeit more erotic way than most might even consider trying.
Fifty Shades of Grey started out life as a blog, the author herself not expecting it to get noticed and later snapped up by a publishing company who saw the potential in her work. They were prepared to publish it, putting it out into the world for everyone to buy and read. The book got mixed receptions, but in a way, it has opened the door for women to have a different view of what making love is all about.
So far, readers of the book and its subsequent sequels have been placed into two camps, the ones who love it, and the ones who hate it. The question is which on are you?