’50 Shades of Grey’ Plus Classic Novels Equals ‘Clandestine Classics’
As we all know (and we’ve written about ad nauseam), 50 Shades of Grey is kind of a big deal. This piece of adapted Twilight fan fiction has topped the New York Times bestseller list and set aflame the loins of many a middle-aged woman (I’m sorry mom).
Obviously, the wild success of this erotic novel has proven to publishers that female readers are clamoring for lengthy, awkward descriptions of people gettin’ busy. And so, Clandestine Classics was born.
If you’ve ever longed to read about Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester getting kinky, Watson and Sherlock Holmes having a gay affair, and countless instances of the phrase “throbbing manhood” (and you’ve never discovered fan fiction), Clandestine Classics will make your dreams come true.
This series of e-books (which will be released on July 30th) was created with the aim of ‘updating’ classic novels to include the steamy sex scenes that didn’t appear in the original versions. Here is a relatively PG excerpt from the ‘revamped’ version of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, taken from the Clandestine Classics website:
“His thoughtful gaze turned flirtatious, and he grinned wickedly at me. “You’ve convinced me of one thing, Mr. Naturalist. That your mind is as tempting as the rest of you.”
I felt myself blush, but I met his gaze. “And on the matter of the creature?”
He leaned close, allowing his hand to land on my thigh. “I think it merits further discussion. Perhaps in my cabin later tonight?”
What do you think? Is this heresy, or will it be a welcome update to old favorites?