More Great Finds in 50 Shades of Grey

This post is my second on the topic of great fanfiction I’ve discovered in my recent wanderings around social media. Previously, I posted some fanfiction finds that tell the Cullens’ honeymoon story from Bella’s point-of-view. This time, my focus is on the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.

An writer under the name “ChristianGrey50Shades” is doing a spectacular job of rewriting Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian’s point-of-view. It is a work in progress and each new chapter the author posts is eagerly awaited by thousands of fans. The first chapter, which takes up after E L James’ epilogue—reread it if you don’t recall—can be found here:

Meet Fifty Shades Continued by Christian Trevelyan Grey

Here is the evocative image that ChristianGrey50Shades includes on the first page of the blog:

In addition to this huge piece of work (which, incidentally, was banned from fanfiction.net for being too explicit), ChristianGrey50Shades is also writing Grace Trevelyan-Grey’s view of the story. It begins when Dr. Grace visits Christian’s apartment one morning and finds a sex-tousled Ana emerging from his bedroom.

Dr. Grace’s Blog by Dr. Grace Trevelyan-Grey

(The links here get you to the first chapter of each book. To read the next and following chapters, you can either scroll to the bottom of the huge string of comments and use the “Newer Post” link or you can navigate using the Archives setup in the leftmost column.)

ChristianGrey50Shades’ writing captures Fifty so well in all his damaged glory that I no longer feel the need to write my own version of his time with Ana—at all. I have considered writing about Christian’s time with Elena from his first experience with her in high school through his two years of college, as the idea of him as her submissive fascinates me to a certain degree.

However, another writer, Jane Harvey-Berrick, has tackled part of that project for us. She’s written a book (blog) called Fifty Shades from Twenty that begins while Christian is at Harvard College. It is located here:

Fifty Shades from Twenty—by Christian Grey

The first scene finds Christian in the locker room changing when one of his crew members notices Elena’s whip marks on his back. It gave me the shivers.

(In a published book, I would expect an editor to find words like “kit,” referring to Christian’s clothing, and change them to American terminology, but though such blips tear me from the American illusion to a certain degree, this is fanfiction and nobody’s paying the author to write for us. A little tolerance for British English is the least we can do.)

Jane Harvey-Berrick is also writing a version of Jason Taylor’s story. You’ll recall that Taylor is the head of security for Christian’s company as well as his personal bodyguard. That story begins here:

Fifty Shades of Taylor by Jason Taylor

One great thing about both authors’ blogs are the photos they use to illustrate their stories. Here is Jane Harvey-Berrick’s initial image of Taylor:

This blog has a dark background which makes the sexy and profane images stand out, creating a moody backdrop to the stories.

Jane Harvey-Berrick has written a shorter blog from Dr. Flynn’s point-of-view beginning when he is asked to take on the complicated case of Christian Grey:

Paging Dr. Flynn by Dr. John Flynn

One sentence on the first page may pique your interest. Dr. Flynn is harboring evil thoughts about a colleague: “You are no friend of mine you self-serving, egotistical, flea on a pig’s scrotum.” Jane Harvey-Berrick has a way with words.

(To navigate Ms. Harvey-Berrick’s blogs, you must return to the main menu to select the second and subsequent chapters.)

One of my loyal readers, Miki, has recommended another version of Christian’s story which looks promising. Here it is:

A Walk in the Clouds by Christian Grey (Eminé Fougner)

UPDATE: I’ve recently discovered another wonderful website created by Monique Lain called “Fifty Shades of Grey and More.” In addition to a blog and short stories, Ms. Lain has written a fourth Fifty Shades of Grey book from Ana’s point-of-view. Here’s how she describes it:

Fifty Shades Meander cuts into Fifty Shades Freed (E L James) where Ana finds out that she’s pregnant but instead of telling Christian, she runs. This meander takes you on a wild ride of emotions, drama and of course romance with the enigmatic Mr Grey…..

Author’s [Monique Lain] note: Yes I know, especially fresh off your FSOG high it’s very hard to understand that Ana might do such a thing and, truth be told, I couldn’t agree with you more – they belong together. However, in order to write any story you have to have a place to start, a place where it can develop into something your readers would like to see. If you’re like all the followers on this blog I understand that you simply want MORE… More of Ana and Christian; their love, their shades, their trials and mostly their blazing romance….

These authors should keep you busy reading for a while, although if you’re like lots of  romance addicts, perhaps only a day or two. Have fun and let me know what you think, either here or on Facebook!

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About PA Lassiter

P.A. Lassiter is a multi-published author currently writing a series of novels set in rural Kentucky. Late at night she impersonates Edward Cullen at Twilight: The Missing Pieces.
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11 Responses to More Great Finds in 50 Shades of Grey

  1. Becky says:

    The only links that work are Christian’s story and Grace’s story both by G E Griffin……………………all of the rest do not work

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    • PA Lassiter says:

      I recently checked some of these and found the same, Becky. Fan fiction links can be volatile because many authors pull them from the internet either to publish them as modified “original” works or because they are publishing original fiction and no longer want to be known for their earlier fan fiction. In some cases, you can still find some of these works by doing a Google search on the author’s name. Jane Harvey-Berrick, for example, has removed her fan fiction blog, but posted the work on other fan fiction sites. -PAL

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  2. Monique Lain says:

    Hello there Ms Lassiter. Thank you very much for your beautiful recommendation. It is as touching as it is flattering, particularly coming from a fellow blogger and writer. I’ve been taking a little break, and am trying to stay away from my sticky keyboard, but alas, once I am in front of it, I always seem to get stuck…. I’ve also had a little look-see at your things and oh my! Delightful. Congratulations on various jobs well done! 😉

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    • PA Lassiter says:

      Thank you! And thanks for getting back to your sticky keyboard long enough to write this note. I’m pleased to hear from you. You’ve been taking Christian and Ana in new, creative directions and I enjoy that your work is based on canon. It’s my preferred approach to writing fan fiction too. Congratulations on having built such a large audience of enthusiastic fans! I understand fully the need to take a break from time to time. Take care of yourself and rebuild your creative energies. We’ll look forward to whatever you choose to do next. All the best, PAL

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      • Monique Lain says:

        Yes! I so agree with you. For fan fiction, as far as I’m concerned, there really is very little point in doing it if you are not following the canon. It is after all what the readers fell in love with. Thank you for your congratulations, and for your reply. I appreciate it! 😉

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  3. Ellen says:

    Miki,
    I agree that the best part is the attempt to fill in the missing pieces. I think you would find the Fifty Shades of Christian site that PA recommends to be really, really good. Not only is the writing first rate, but the gaps in the story – as “told” by Christian – are really insightful. I’ll stick with that version, as the author is still completing the story. Try it!

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  4. Miki says:

    Hi everyone, try also this blog: eminethe1st.blogspot.com.

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    • PA Lassiter says:

      The site Miki recommends is called “A Walk in the Clouds” and the first page is beautiful. A friend of the author’s has compiled a series of photographs applicable to Christian, the first of which is his torso. It’s drool-worthy. Emine Fougner is a French- and English-speaking American, with a broad education, so will undoubtedly have a unique take on the story. An interesting note: Emine’s blog is up to 1.4 million views, while Jane Harvey-Berrick’s blog is around 1.2 million. (Though JHB has separate blogs for Taylor, Grace, and Dr. Flynn with their own numbers and she transferred her work over from fanfiction.net, so she may have had twice that in total.)

      Thanks Miki for this recommendation! PAL

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    • Ellen says:

      Miki,
      I downloaded 30 chapters of the walk in the cloud version of 50 Shades to read on my kindle. I found it to be so badly written that I only got as far as when Anatasia wakes up at the Heathman. The blog PA Lassiter recommends is such a better version of this story. Read it and compare, if you like, but I’m certain you will find it is much better.

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      • Miki says:

        Dear Ellen, the beginning is a bit “cold start” and to be honest, I skipped it in the original book too. But exercises make masters and in my opinion Emine is getting better with each chapter. I appreciate mainly her attempts to fill in the missing pieces such as PAL.

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  5. Ellen says:

    You are right on with your descriptions of the various books this author has undertaken. I read them all and am avidly awaiting new posts. She not only writes very well, but her take from Christian’s perspective is both true to the original work and very insightful. Well worth reading if you’re a 50 Shades fan.

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