Book review: Fifty Shames of Earl Grey

By , June 25, 2013

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey
by Fanny Merkin (aka Andrew Shaffer)

“I’m into BDSM – bards, dragons, sorcery, and magick.” – just one of Earl Grey’s fifty shames…

If you’re a pop culture junkie who enjoys a good laugh, Fifty Shames of Earl Grey comes highly recommended.  This parody of  EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey manages to poke fun at Gen-Xers, Millennials, and the Twilight series, in a way that’s not mean spirited, but absurdly hilarious.  Seriously, this book reads like it was co-written by Mel Brooks and Weird Al, with input from Dr. Ruth.

As the tale begins, the young, drop dead gorgeous, and filthy rich tycoon Earl Grey meets the naïve coed Anna Steal, and decides to make her his own.  But will Anna be able to get past Mr. Grey’s fifty shames?  Perhaps more importantly, can Anna stop picking her nose?!  Click the title link above to check out the audio version, or reserve the print version here.

Fifty Shames  was penned by author Fanny Merkin, better known as Andrew Shaffer.  Shaffer, whose writing appears in various publications, also reviews romance, erotica, and women’s fiction for RT Book Reviews magazine.  I’m looking forward to reading his latest book Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors. 

Now I’m not one to go round repeating gossip, but if you read Shaffer’s Twitter feed, one can glean that his special sweetie is erotica author Tiffany Reisz.

2 Responses to “Book review: Fifty Shames of Earl Grey”

  1. It’s not gossip, it’s true. I am Andrew’s “special sweetie.” Great review! Thanks so much!

    Tiffany Reisz

  2. Crystal says:

    Hi Tiffany! Thanks for your comment! We have all your Original Sinners series in our collection too…Best of luck to you both!

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