#FiftyShades v. #Addicted Trailers

Two highly anticipated erotic books are coming to the big screen. Yay! Since I write in the genre somewhat, I have an interest in watching how well they do. Let’s take a look at the trailers, shall we?

This is the Addicted trailer, based on the novel by Zane.

This is the link, in case the video doesn’t show up for you.

And this is the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer, based on the book trilogy by E.L. James.

This is the link, in case the video doesn’t show up for you.

Okay. Let me be honest. I have watched the Addicted trailer more times than I can count. No, it is not affiliated with Tyler Perry! In fact, the book was out loooong before his Temptation movie, or Unfaithful (which I loved), or even the Fifty Shades books. In my humble opinion, it has PERFECT casting: Sharon Leal, Kat Graham, Tasha Smith, Boris Kodjoe, William Levy, and Tyson Beckford. Wow–hot, hot, hot. It also has a great song track: “Win” by Jarell Perry. Throw in a thriller about a married mother with a sex addiction, and I’ll be there early on Oct. 10th!

Contrastly, Fifty Shades of Grey features Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. I’m just meh about that. Jamie’s good eye candy, but I would have been more excited if fans had gotten who they most wanted like Matt Bomer or Ian Somerhalder (my pick). I don’t have much to say about Dakota. She wouldn’t factor into my radar anyway, since I’d be completely focused on the G-man. The song track gives us an exclusive version of Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love”. Nice. Before the trailer ends, we get a look at Grey’s red room, but other than that, I found it boring. Sadly. Don’t get me wrong, I intend to see it when it comes out on Valentine’s Day 2015. I’m just not as excited about it as I am about seeing Addicted.

Based on the trailers alone, Addicted looks more appealing to me. Regarding their respective books, it just so happens, I enjoyed reading Addicted very much back in the early 2000s and intend to read it again before the movie’s release.

addicted by zane

I read only book 1 of Fifty Shades, and didn’t enjoy it as much. I’ve been encouraged by many fans to read book 2, as it was deemed much better. Maybe I will one day, since I already own it.

50 shades of grey

 

It will be interesting to see how these movies fare at the box office. We really don’t have to pick one over the other. We can go see and support them both…and hopefully, get more of our erotic favorites on the big screen.

My Husband Poses For Playgirl…I Mean My Book Promo.

**Updated 11-27-16**
Hubby got tired of me ogling half-naked men online and decided to pose for my lens himself. Guess he wanted to remind me what I had at home. Whoa, baby! I remember! The best part is that I got him to read my third novel: SLEEPY WILLOW’S HEARTLESS SOUL (The Narcoleptic Vampire Series Vol. 2). Win-win for me.

Don’t mind me. I’ll just post a few more pics while I tell you about an interview I did with [redacted on 11-27-16 due to the 3rd party’s blog being deleted]. See my most recent interview here from August 19, 2016.

I also have The National Black Book Festival coming up on June 9th. So if you’re in the Houston, TX area, come check me out. It’ll be a first for me, and yes, I’m nervous. Everybody there will know Eric Jerome Dickey (I’ll be waiting in line for him to sign my books too), but no one will know Dicey. It could be an investment that blows up in my face. But I’d never know if I didn’t try. So I’ll be there. With my dice. And my cover model, Jaies Baptiste. Oh, yeah. Sleepy Willow will be there in the flesh. That should be fun! [Update on 11-27-16: It was a major success, in spite of the festival not being the best environment for an erotic vampire book series. My cover model and I even got a pic with Eric Jerome Dickey. Don’t laugh at it. That was 2012. We’ve made some improvements since then. 😀 Jaies and I have gone on to do even bigger shows, more welcoming of eroticism and horror/fantasy. In fact, our next one is Wizard World ~NOLA, Jan. 6-8th, 2016.]

*whistling*

Hubby even shaved his goatee for these photos. Greased himself in baby oil. Did a few crunches…

Where was I?

Oh, yes. My third novel. An interview. A book festival.

Did I mention some folks have been reading and enjoying my latest book? A few have already posted reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. I didn’t even have to ask one person to do it AND I’ve only met one of the reviewers face-to-face. Amazing. I feel like my books are finally speaking for themselves. I’m so excited about that!

Maybe one more picture for the road. 😀

Thanks, honey!

Added on 11-27-16: On Nov. 15, 2016, I released my 10th book, SLEEPY WILLOW’S REDEEMED SOUL (The Narcoleptic Vampire Series Vol. 4), which makes 7 total in this series, counting the novellas. I hope you’ll check out my books as you check out my hubby’s pics. Thanks.

See my website for more goodies. http://www.diceygrenorbooks.com/books.html