Podcast: Cover Reveal, Free eBook, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

IT’S TIME to reveal The Beltway Series – Book 2, which will happen on January 28, 2017.

You’ll find out the title and get to see the cover.

Enjoy this book now.

People who stop by on January 28th will have the opportunity to download a sexy FREE eBook.

So set a reminder on your smartphone or mark your calendar.

In this podcast, I venture into the upcoming release of E.L. James’s Fifty Shades Darker, which will be quite different from the first film. For those of you who haven’t read the books, there is a lot more suspense in the new film.

Dakota Johnson, one of the film’s stars, is featured on the cover of Vogue in February. She gave a very interesting interview that I talk about on the podcast this week. Here’s a snippet.

There is always, with Johnson, an air of naughtiness mingled with an air of surprised pleasure at her own naughtiness. Is it a public accommodation, almost reflexive at this point, to the three years of prurient attention that have accompanied her star turn opposite Jamie Dornan in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, as well as its two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker—out this month—and the imminent Fifty Shades Freed? Or is that amused titillation—the taste for a sex joke, and really any joke—among the qualities that earned her the role of Anastasia Steele in the first place? It has now been exactly two years since Fifty Shades changed Johnson’s life, and although her bloodline is true-blue Hollywood—her father is Don Johnson, her stepfather is Antonio Banderas, her grandmother is Tippi Hedren—there is no gene for cakewalking alongside a $500 million cinematic juggernaut. She has heard it said that she despises Fifty Shades. Not so. “I’m truly proud of it,” she says. “It’s a cool story, and I think it’s different, and different is what I’m about.” She has read that Dornan and she can’t stand each other. She has read that they are having an affair. “We hate each other and we’re having an affair, so everybody’s right. How about that?”

TM Note: Had written that a free chapter would be available, which I was going to offer through my podcast. Didn’t happen. Coming soon.