I wouldn't mind publishing fan fic myself, I've got lots of it, but gee, color me stupid, I thought that was verboten.
A couple of my coworkers are reading Shades and I hear them discussing it. They love it, can't wait to see what happens next. Their voices are excited and I often hear "Oh My God, can you believe it?"
Okay, my theory is this. They're southern girls, brought up in the country, married now with children. I image the goings on in Shades has a 'wow' factor for them, even though others online have stated it's a pale reflection of BDSM. Who am I to judge? I too was ignorant of such goings on, even at my age, until a few years ago.
I think there are women like this all over the country and the world; naive, even innocent, although the internet should take care of that in a few decades. For them, this book would be breaking new ground.
But my question is this: what happened to the Gatekeepers? (Shades of Ghostbusters!!) You know, the publishers who are supposed to protect us from badly written shlop. Have they lowered their standards? Or is it that Shades is not that badly written?
If I had more than a mild curiosity about it, I'd buy the book and find out for myself. But these days I'm having trouble reading books I want to read; I'm not about to start in on books I don't want to read!
Has anyone read it? If so, what's your opinion?