Hot Summer News ~ Fifty Shades and More…

Movie Poster for Fifty Shades of Grey, based on the erotic romance novel by author E.L.James

This week’s “big reveal” of the movie trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has set social media on fire (and caused more than a few incidents of spontaneous combustion among FSOG fans worldwide)!  This inspired me to write a few posts for the weekend about current and coming attractions for Passionate Readers – those who have read Fifty Shades of Grey and are waiting for (or haven’t yet discovered) their next “big thing”.

The Inspiration (Official FSOG Worldwide Trailer from Universal Pictures)

The Suggestion ~

Of course, between now and February 15, 2015, hundreds of thousands of women around the world will re-read the FSOG trilogy – probably more than once. I know that’s MY plan. But in the meantime, while you wait for Mr. Grey to hit the big screen, I suggest you check out the one and only Ayden Stone, the playboy-turned-prince-charming, devastatingly handsome and seductive hero in The Story of Us trilogy by Sydney Jamesson.

Photo depiction of Christian Grey, portrayed by actor Jamie Dornan; and Ayden Stone, portrayed by Henry Cavill

Turn your Grey day into a “Play” day!

If you love to play with Mr. Grey – you’ll love Mr. Stone in

TouchStone for play, by indie author Sydney Jamesson

If you like your “play” sensually ‘masterful’ with a Touch of Grey…

Try TouchStone TODAY with One-Click (just click on the cover)!

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Paula Radell

Always a passionate reader and a somewhat more casual writer, Paula Radell started her first book review and promotions blog, Curl Up and Read, in September of 2013. In early 2014, she left a career in nursing to become a freelance project management consultant. She also turned her part-time hobby into a full-time passion by becoming a freelance editor, publicist, and a hopeful author. She is a Goodreads Librarian, Group Moderator, and a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. She has also taken advanced internet and social media marketing certificate courses at the University of San Francisco. Born and raised near the beaches of southeastern Virginia, Paula now lives in Mendocino County, California with her husband Ray, a couple of stray tabby cats, Matthew & Diana, and a 2-year old rescue Greyhound, Willow. When she is not catering to the dog’s every whim, touring and tasting the latest California sparkling wine vintages with Ray, or sitting in Starbucks reading a great book, you can find Paula at her laptop – writing, editing, reviewing or avidly promoting the books and authors she loves. Two releases are planned in the coming year: Where Angels Lie, a dark romance; and an inspirational novella (name still under debate).

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