Tapping into the craze for all things erotica, thanks to the sustained popularity of E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, Skyhorse Publishing is launching a line of books it says combines "literary class and erotic steam." The books will be eroticized mash-ups of classic novels, and the first title, Jane Eyrotica, by Charlotte Bronte and Karena Rose, will hit in November.
Jane Eyrotica, Skyhorse says, will delve into the "hidden sexual nature" of the relationship between the central characters of Bronte's novel Jane Eyre, namely Jane and Mr. Rochetser. Elaborating on the book, Skyhorse said: "Jane’s unbridled lusts and fantasies, and Mr. Rochester’s kinky fetishes, will be sure to leave you aching for more!" The second book in the series, Fifty Shades of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde and Audrey Ember, is also scheduled for November, and Skyhorse will be rushing both titles, originally slated for early 2013, into stores for the 2012 holiday season.