Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fiction Tuesday- Christina Lauren


Beautiful Bastard was originally a fanfic called The Office by tby789. It was perhaps the most famous (Not as famous as Wide Awake, though) Twilight fanfic on the Internet. According to the front (this thing isn’t even trying to hide that it was plagiarized!), the fanfic was view 2 million times. That’s actually very impressive. And then, the writers became money-hungry and PUBLISHED this with changed names. I haven’t read the fanfic yet, but apparently nothing much was altered to publish.-Complicated

One month flies by when you’re falling love with the woman you’re using for sex. Two is an eternity when the woman you love leaves you.
— Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

It just might be this summer's 50 Shades of Grey. The Beautiful series starts out with Beautiful Bastard. Actually, they are a writing duo, Lauren and Christina who definitely enjoy each other's company when it comes to writing romance for the modern girl.

Okay, what’s with the trend of pulling fanfiction, publishing it, and pass it off as something original? First Cassandra Clare, then E.L. James and suddenly, an explosion of mindless knockoffs attack the publishing industry with their literary-herpes infection. 
IT. JUST. WON’T. GO. AWAY.
Just like herpes, there’s no cure but it is treatable. Unfortunately, no one wants to do anything about that. So it will keep spreading and spreading until it completely dominates the publishing industry and aspiring writers with ORIGINAL fiction will be rejected and be kicked off to the streets.
The simple thought of that sickens me.-Complicated

Find a woman who will be your equal in every way. Don’t let yourself fall for someone who’ll put your world before theirs. Fall for the powerhouse who lives as fearlessly as you do. Find the woman who makes you want to be a better man.
— Christina Lauren, Beautiful Bitch


The story is about Isabella Swan and Edward Cullen—Oops, my bad!—Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan. Chloe works as an intern for Ryan, one of the most successful businessman. And here’s the catch: He is a bastard. A beautiful bastard. 
UGH. 
The book starts with Chloe complaining (and at the same time fawning over) about Bennett’s assholeness. But, OMG! He is hot! Like it matters!
Bennett then calls Chloe to his office and HE PULLS HER ON HIM AND THEN THEY RIP EACH OTHER’S CLOTHES!! ON THE VERY FIRST CHAPTER!!
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?
If the story could have ended right there, the story would have made more sense. Unfortunately, it was extended WAAAY too much and the plot became repetitive and boring.-Complicated
Beautiful series


Naturally, this series is going to find a lot of fans. Not matter what. Its handy to pick up a copy at Target among other places. And the price is pretty sweet on your e-reader too. If you need a guilty pleasure well..here it is and the authors just keep popping them out like bunnies.
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4 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

I just can't get into this genre - it's too risque for my taste. :/

Anonymous said...

That's OK...its not really my genre, either. But its amazing how this stuff sales.

Sara Gerard said...

I am fascinated that crap like this can get published, and yet, people can find much better written smut on the internet for free. Le sigh.

MOSAMUSE said...

sounds good! i like ur new header!
xo
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