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State of The Trout: Forums and Free Reading

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I know I said not to expect much from the blog this week, but I’ve got just a few little things I want to go over, and one big thing:

I will not be seeing 50 Shades of Grey this weekend. I will be seeing it on Tuesday. I’m just announcing this to cut back on the social media questions re: if I’m going to see it or not. I have no desire to see this movie in a theatre packed with actual fans of the books.

I’ve update the appearances page. Click on “Meet Me!” in the menu to see where I’m going to be. If I’m in your area, stop by!

Did you know I wrote a free erotic romance that will cleanse your palate after 50 Shades of GreyIf you’re just now joining us here in Trout Nation due to the rise in demand for 50 Shades of Grey snark, you might be unaware that I wrote a BDSM-themed erotic romance series. The first book, The Boss, is available for free on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

Speaking of free reads, chapter 12 of The Afflicted is up on Wattpad. You can read it here. Again, if you’re new, you can try out my writing for free. The Afflicted is a New Adult horror serial.

There’s a new forum for ranting and discussion. I’m actually shocked that I didn’t think of this sooner, but I’ve had a handful of people ask for this and when I thought about it, it made sense to me. This is kind of a little community, and we like to talk about things. We like to talk about things so much, the comments section of some posts get a little hard to follow. So, I made a forum. You can get there by clicking that bolded link, or by the “forum” option in the menu bar.

The boards listed came from the suggestions people asked for when they brought the idea up, then a general board for whatever the fuck you wanna gab about. If you think there’s a board that should be added, let me know and I’ll throw it in there if it doesn’t fit as a thread under one of the existing boards. The cool thing about this is, if a conversation thread is getting too long in the comments, you can opt to move it to a place where it’s readable.

This is just something I’m trying out, if it doesn’t work, hey, we gave it a shot, twelve people who thought this was a good idea! I’ll check in now and again to see how it’s going.


Well, it’s back to the grind for me. Thanks to everyone who’s been linking people to my recaps and books!

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Here for the first time because you’re in quarantine and someone on Reddit recommended my Fifty Shades of Grey recaps? Welcome! Consider checking out my own take on the Billionaire BDSM genre, The Boss. Find it on AmazonB&NSmashwords, iBooks, and Radish!


  1. Sharon

    The reviews for the movie in my local paper were wonderful – the reviewer hadn’t read the book but couldn’t understand why people would find a crazy stalker sexy or appealing – “perhaps there’s some nuance in the books that doesn’t come through in the movies?” Heh!

    The review went on to lament how un-sexy and bland the movie was, and ended up with the line “If this movie gets your crank turning, you need to take that thing out for a spin far more often”.


    February 13, 2015
  2. Kate

    Argh, I wish I’d known about Smashwords sooner! My nook is older than dirt, and won’t load the free copies from B&N.

    But I can still manage to upload PDFs. >:-)

    February 13, 2015
  3. Colored Francie
    Colored Francie

    I’ve got a similar Fifty Shades viewing plan…I’m probably going to wait a week, and definitely go on a weekday. I don’t mind seeing it with fans, but I’ll be damned if I want to be surrounded by the types of folks who squeal and “ooooh” when sexy stuff happens on screen. I think I would have died in that Today show screening.

    February 13, 2015
  4. JennyTrout

    Oh my god, it’s the Dacia Sandero. I AM DYING.

    February 13, 2015
  5. TayciBear
    TayciBear has a great review about how boring the movie is.

    February 13, 2015
    • xebi

      Victoria Coren Mitchell is my favourite. That is all.

      February 15, 2015
  6. Spockchick

    Oooh! OOh! I have been reading the comments on above article and you get an honourable mention Jenny!

    February 14, 2015
  7. Violet

    Okay, so I’m coming up on the end of the recaps for 50 shades of bullshit and I’m getting tired of seeing it everywhere in all its abusive glory. I was thinking about writing something… Not so much a fan fiction, but more of a rewrite of the whole goddamn series, where Ana and Christian aren’t awful people (with heavy influence of the recaps here). Mostly because I have some fucked up headcanon that they exist somewhere and think the books are awful and not really what happened. Would anyone read that? Jenny? Anyone? Too much plagiarism? Bleh.

    February 18, 2015
  8. dally

    Any chance the full sequels to The Boss will become available for free?

    March 3, 2015

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