While it's not hard to understand why Fifty Shades is a bestseller (it's erotic and controversial, everyone is talking about it, it has a sixth grade reading level), it's difficult to comprehend how this piece of junk was published in the first place.
I love erotic fiction, but I'm fed up reading about 22-year-old virgins who start f**king like porn stars immediately upon deflowerment. I'd really love to read a sizzling slice of smut featuring a protagonist I can actually relate to.
While Broadway shows and musicals often top the list of must-do activities for visitors and New Yorkers alike, smaller scale and sometimes underrated Off-Broadway shows are making a heat wave this summer.
Who are the real men who read and write romance novels just because they like it? I spoke with a few of them and about the portrayal of men in the genre, how people react to them, and how to make these books more appealing to dudes.