Christina Hobbs

by (@katespencer)

Beautiful Bastard Is The Latest Twilight Fan Fiction To Hit The Big Time, And We Can’t Wait To Read It

[Full disclosure before I start this post: I know the authors of Beautiful Bastard, I like them very much and I'm pumped to read this book.]

Yes, another Twilight fan fiction story will be making the leap from the web to the shelves of your local independent book seller (and, sigh, Barnes & Noble) on February 12, 2013. But don’t dismiss Beautiful Bastard as the next 50 Shades of Grey just yet. The original erotic fanfic, titled The Office, penned by Christina Hobbs in 2009, preceded E.L. James‘ red room of inner goddess-ness. According to University of Utah professor Anne Jamison, the story was revolutionary in the world of Twilight fanfic writing. She told The Hollywood Reporter that it “paved the way for Fifty Shades and a thousand other imitators. It turned fanfiction’s “porn without plot” into porn as plot, peopling Twilight‘s basic plot structure with sexually voracious, assertive and snarky adults.”

(Side note: A professor who lectures about fanfic? Sign me up for that class.)

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