Well what can I say -we felt like film stars! We had been interviewed by Sharron at the Barry and District and she did a lovely piece for us, we shall be forever grateful….. But wow we never expected this, Wales Online got in touch ……what a whirlwind.
A lovely gent spoke to us on the phone and I must admit when I talk of Hook Up I can talk, I just get so excited and passionate about our book. He also arranged for a photo shoot to …..now that was something ! Sian and I met the photographer and he was charming. We laughed and laughed, had masses of photographs taken and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
It was not until the Sunday that we saw the result – my oh my , 50 Shades of Wales, what a headline ! We were so surprised it was amazing and what made us really laugh was we were page three girls for a day …yes us two large middle class ladies on page three …. Well if nothing else that was just outstanding.
Steamy! Jan Harvey and and Sian Jones have hooked up to write Hook Up
Meet the pals from Barry who are hoping to WHIP up a storm with their erotic novels set in – yes, you guessed it – Wales!
Fed up of mummy porn’ sensation 50 Shades of Grey not catering for women like them, the new writers decided to taken a leaf out of self-published author EL James’ book and put out their own.
And while it’s at it, help promote diversity and freedom of expression – or at least that’s what they want.
Harvey Jones – or more precisely Jan Harvey and 57-year-old carer Sian Jones from Barry – began writing in March last year just after Jan, 53, had devoured 50 Shades.
The retired school teacher was less than tickled with the antics of good-looking sadist Christian Grey and unworldly innocent Ana.
“I wasn’t that impressed to tell you the truth,” said Jan.
“Our book is more open to everyone as a learning curve for accepting people as they are.
“We’ve done a book about embracing life – after all, we don’t all like the same thing!
“If our book helps somebody out there to discover their own sexuality or gets people talking about issues, then it’s job done.”
Unlike gorgeous, youthful and lithe Ana in 50 Shades, the heroine of Hook Up is a lot more relatable to ladies of a certain age and size.
The story centres on Macy, a mature woman who discovers her partner is using a hook up website to meet other people.
So she also joins up see what he’s doing, only to meet young architect, Tobias.
Fifty Shades in pictures:
Like her, he’s on a “journey of discovery” and together they explore their fantasies and push their personal limits without worrying about what ‘normal’ society thinks and staying true to who they are – wobbly bits and all.
And the best bit? It’s all played out in the erotic surroundings off…. Wales!
Dip in, and you’ll find places you may recognise, such as Tenby, Southerndown and their native Barry Island.
So far, the authors have only sold 100 book on Amazon, but they’ve already started dreaming of a film adaptation – which is what happened to 50 Shades of Grey.
Jan said: “I can only pray that it could happen but I’d love it. I think it would make a great movie.
“We’d have to get Dawn French to play Macy.”
As for the future, Harvey Jones will be putting out a sequel called Legacies, which is due for release in November. The third and final part of the trilogy, Sirens, will be released next year.