Spanking, hand cuffs and dirty talk that’d make a porn producer pull out his checkbook, Fifty Shades of Grey is scratching an itch in the spirits of women worldwide and now they have real faces to put with the names “Christian” and “Anastasia” as Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam have been cast to star in the upcoming movie based on the book. Women defend the so called “mommy porn” claiming that it has revived their sex lives. “This book has helped a lot of marriages out there,” wrote one woman. Truly, it’s meeting a very real need.
But there is a danger involved in this method of rekindling passion. AshleyMadison.com, an extramarital affair dating site, discovered a 50% boost in members confessing to indulge in bondage role playing with lovers—not husbands and wives—, after reading the book. They claim 62% of all new members signed up because they were interested in trying BDSM (Bondage, Dominance, Sadism and Masochism), but feared their spouse would be shocked if they suggested it.
As I shared in my controversial blog,”I’m Not Reading Fifty Shades of Grey,” the book (and series that follow it) is a dangerous short cut to rekindling sexual passions. There is a better way. I still haven’t read the book, but I’ve written one! Dr Juli Slattery and myself have joined forces to “pull back the shades”. As author E.L. James tweets announcement of the stars selected to star in the movie adaptation of the book, we’re announcing an alternative to revive your sex life. Next year, Moody Publishers will release our co-authored book, Pulling Back the Shades, that clearly shares our concern and—most importantly—offers women a slower, steadier, but much more satisfying way to revive their sex lives.
We need a great sub-title to go with the title. If you’ll take just five minutes to review the options below and respond in the comments with a.) your most favorite subtitle and WHY and b.) your least favorite subtitle and WHY…then I’ll enter you into a randomly selected drawing in which you’ll win a copy of my most recent release Get Lost: A Girl’s Guide to Finding True Love. (My video series for that title began releasing this week!) I’ll select the winner at noon ET on Friday, September 6th.
Thanks for your help! Here’s the title with our sub-title options.