Synopses & Reviews
Young, arrogant tycoon Earl Grey seduces the naive coed Anna Steal with his overpowering good looks and staggering amounts of money, but will she be able to get past his fifty shames, including shopping at Walmart on Saturdays, bondage with handcuffs, and his love of BDSM (Bards, Dragons, Sorcery, and Magick)? Or will his dark secrets and constant smirking drive her over the edge?
"Erotica is hard....Comedy is harder. If anyone can pull this off, it's Andrew Shaffer." Paul Bogaards in the New York Times
"[Fanny Merkin is] the Weird Al of erotica." Diana Rodriguez Wallach, author of Adios to All the Drama
"It had to happen: a parody of the bestselling 50 Shades of Grey. And who better to pull it off than author Andrew Shaffer." PW Show Daily
"Laugh out loud....If you are looking for a funny book to share with friends, look no further....If Austin Powers and Ace Ventura had a love child, it would be Earl Grey." Publishers Weekly
"[Shaffer] skewers both E. L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey and Stephanie Meyer's Twilight in his debut novel." Kirkus Reviews
"Shaffer persuades his readers to notice the flaws in our current society. He challenges us to question who we are idolizing and what the effects of such adoration could be....Shaffer's writing is fast-paced, fresh, and entertaining....[It] will have you giggling until the conclusion." Blogcritics.org
"There is SO MUCH FUNNY!...Folks who read Fifty Shades will recognize that Shaffer's plot loosely follows the same plot that dragged Ana and Christian along, but there's still plenty of fun to be had here if you haven't read that awful novel." Bookriot.com
A shrewd, laugh-out-loud parody of E. L. James's bestselling Fifty Shades series.
About the Author
Fanny Merkin (aka Andrew Shaffer) is known for causing trouble via his Twitter alter egos, @evilwylie, @andrewtshaffer, and @EmperorFranzen. He reviews romance, erotica, and women’s fiction for RT Book Reviews magazine; his own writing has appeared in many publications including Mental Floss and Maxim. Shaffer is the founder and creative director of Order of St. Nick greeting cards. 50shames.com