The 50 Shades of Grey books have publishers scrambling to find erotic novels that could match the trilogy’s success, and they just might have discovered a few in Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture.
Interestingly enough, the erotic novels by Sylvain Reynard started out as Twilight fanfiction just like 50 Shades. Once upon a time E.L. James’ story featuring alternate versions of Bella and Edward was titled Master of the Universe, while Gabriel’s Inferno began as The University of Edward Masen.
According to the L.A. Times, the books hoping to duplicate the success of 50 Shades focus on a man named Professor Gabriel Emerson. The college professor who specializes in Dante “devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure” when he goes out at night, using “his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim.” But of course he has a dark past, and an innocent college student has to come along and complicate things. The whole aspect of the book that involves Gabriel becoming someone else at night definitely has a vampire vibe to it, and it’s not hard to see the similarities between this book and 50 Shades of Grey. However, fans of Gabriel series have dubbed the novels “Thinking Woman Porn,” so hopefully that means there’s no goofy “inner goddess” monologues and talk of “kinky f**kery.”
So is it time to start casting the movie that will inevitably be based on Gabriel’s Inferno? One actress is certainly emerging as the perfect woman to play college student Julia MitchellÂ—Kristen Stewart.
E.L. James has already said that she doesn’t want Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson playing Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the movie based on her book, so perhaps K-Stew can score a role in a different film that started out as Twilight fanfic. The 22-year-old actress did just have a fling with 41-year-old director Rupert Sanders in a situation that is very similar to that of Julia and GabrielÂ—just like a student and professor, the relationship between an actress and director is supposed to stay professional (especially if that actress and director are both in relationships).
So will you check out Sylvain Reynard’s novels in the hopes of discovering the next 50 Shades?
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