Is there a Listmania that I could follow that include authors Sarah McCarty, E. L. James, Lisa Valdez (Passion book) and other similar books? I like lengthy erotica books with developed characters and smart, witty writing.
I couldn't put down The Masters of the Shadowlands series by Cherise Sinclaire. BDSM romances You also might try Ordinary Girl and Strangers by Barbara Ellsburg. Free right now: Masters at Arms (Rescue Me)
I tried a few things after Fifty... but the Realtors Series by Liz Crowe was the one thing I found that was as captivating! The relationship between Jack and Sara will draw you in... and ladies Sara is a successful woman with her own career. The other characters in the book are developed over the series, it is enjoyable to watch them all interact.
Here are the Amazon links for this highly recommended trilogy ...
Fifty Shades is controversial because it goes against the grain of political correctness when it comes to men-women interactions and it is anathema to much that the feminist movement has achieved so far.
Many men and women don't get it when it comes to human sexuality. The Chinese have long cherished the concept of Yin and Yang (female vs male force) to maintain a good balance. Yin feminine energy (cool/soft/shady) is nurturing and supportive while Yang masculine energy (hot/hard/bright) is powerful and independent. The cult followers of S&M and many in the gay and lesbian community get it as their relationships often encompass "dominant" and "passive" partners to create a certain dynamic and tension.
Many young women want an equal partnership and consequently everything is divided 50:50 - finances, housework, child minding, etc. New Age young men also thought the division was logical. Years on, this has given rise to metrosexuals and men with smooth waxed bodies and shaved underarms. Then women discover that they are not finding marital bliss in the bedrooms because he is too much like her!
Fifty Shades creates the traditional man dominant and girl submissive fantasy that a lot of women want. Such politically incorrect sentiments are made more palatable with love. Young virgin has fallen head over heel for Mr Grey and his cold cruel heart is awakened to the possibility of love.
Fans of Fifty Shades can now upgrade their dark fantasies to the real life experiences expressed by Chris DeLorean in Fiery Love Poems!