Time to pick the winners of the Fifty Shades of Better Colors competition.
First, it appears from one of the comments that the “like” feature didn't work consistently for everyone, and I apologize. I thought that would be an entertaining way to determine the winner, but I won't use that method if it doesn't work for everyone.
Second, winners winners chicken dinners!
Based on your votes and likes and general merriment, the following entry receives honorable mention:
#61: Shal, for 50 Shades of Jasper
Jasper Stone was the CEO of Stones Foundation; the family business dedicated to making the finest jewellery with the most precious stones. Making women swoon and men go bankrupt since 1985. But Jasper doesn't believe in love and pities the fools who think jewellery can buy them love…that is until he meets Jade Zircon. Jade, with her flaming wavy red hair and cold blue eyes that would do Medusa proud. He must have her! All Jasper wants to do is make sweet hot love with her wearing nothing but his best stones….but would Jade give him the time of the day?
Jade Zircon was wedding photographer who was burnt one too many times by love. But her attraction to the dynamic black-haired green eyed Sex God Jasper could be her undoing. All she wants was to scratch the itch until Jasper makes her go up in flames…but can she trust her heart not to get involved?
Runner up goes to:
#10: Catherine, for Fifty Shades of Sunburnt Cyclops
Ten years have passed since the Trojan War ended, and Penny's husband is still missing, presumed… well, nobody knows what to presume, but stories range from shipwrecks on islands populated by seductive princesses to men transformed into pigs (not, in Penny's view, much of a transformation). Seeking answers, Penny abandons her textiles business and embarks on a voyage to Greece, in the company of her friends Scylla and Charybdis. Her voyage takes a turn for the bizarre, however when she is greeted by a mysteriously tanned man with a very long… bow.
In this erotic Odyssey, Penny will indeed be sailing in uncharted waters. But in the end, she has only one choice to make – will she spurn her oddly familiar suitor? Or will she submit to the powerful pleasures of His Sunburnt Cyclops?
And the winner of the contest is:
#6: Sarah Loch, for Fifty Shades of Ogre Odor:
Aish'leagh is desperate to save her people, the nomadic Huntrr'gathrr, from the depredations of the vicious, barbaric ogre tribes that keep driving them further into the desert. Desperate enough, in fact, to submit herself to the demands of the Ogre chieftain, Man-titi. Expecting a life of degradation and humiliation, Aish'leagh is surprised to find that she is more than a match for his barbarian passions. When escape beckons, will she return to her own people? Or has she been seduced by the subtle scent of her savage sweetheart?
Sarah, please email me at sarahATsmartbitchestrashybooksDOTcom to claim your prize.
All Hail Cheiftan Man-titi! Congratulations to Sarah and thank you to everyone who entered our colorrific contest!