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17 Shades Of "Fifty Shades Of Grey" Spinoffs

The "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy has sold over 32 million copies worldwide, so it was only a matter of time before the concept spread to other published works like a nasty virus. But "Fifty Shades of Kale"? Really?

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2. If you're a vegetarian, in which case this may be more your speed:

According to the Amazon description: "Get ready to trim your waistline, boost your sex drive, and banish your brain fog — it’s your turn to become intimate with kale." Um, WHAT?


5. But they're not all food-related! Some parodies are literary:

"With a mix of old fashioned Victorian debauchery and erotic 21st-century lust this cleverly sexed-up classic will leave you wanting more!" On sale at Barnes & Noble in the "Oh-my-God-why-didn't-I-think-of-this-first" department.


From a suspiciously glowing Amazon review: "Set in the quaint and genteel world of Austen's Pride & Prejudice, 'Fifty Shades of Mr. Darcy' turns the cultural mores of Victorian England on its head, delivering a scandalous thrashing to its buttocks in the process."


8. Some are political:

According to the author: "From Gitmo to working with hand-in-hand with Republican leadership, you'll read through glowing, intelligent, and expertly spelled prose about the failings of this President and question if he should have even been given the job in the first place." Available as an eBook from Amazon.


Again, from the perennially-dissatisfied author, this book "dares to take stabs at everything from Romney’s religious views to his forgetting that he owns guns. In the end, you’ll question why the Republican Party chose Romney as their candidate and even more so, why he is even a Republican." Also an Amazon eBook.


14. For tea drinkers:

From the description: "Young, arrogant tycoon Earl Grey seduces the naïve coed Anna Steal with his overpowering good looks and staggering amounts of money, but will she be able to get past his fifty shames, including shopping at Walmart on Saturdays, bondage with handcuffs, and his love of BDSM (Bards, Dragons, Sorcery, and Magick)?" Please take note of the author's name. Available at Barnes & Noble.

17. This one hedged its bets and combined every recent literary fad:

Clocking in at only 38 pages, it's amazing the authors could fit in so much material. Available as an Amazon eBook for $.99, which is a small price to pay considering you'll never need to buy another best-seller again.