By Alex Ben Block
Kyra Davis’ fictional erotic trilogy of books, Just One Night, which have sold more than half a million e-book downloads since January, have been optioned by Anonymous Content, which plans to develop it for television.
Davis, who recently turned 40, says the success of the book Fifty Shades of Grey has helped her and other female erotica writers find more mainstream acceptance than ever before.
She says Fifty Shades of Grey put the genre on “everybody’s radar,” adding: “There’s a realization that female readers and viewers have an interest in books and stories that have a high sexual content. The idea that women like sex shouldn’t be a surprise, but sometimes it takes people a while to catch on.”
All three of the books that Anonymous Content has licensed will be published in a single volume in January by Simon & Schuster, which released the e-book versions through its digital sales division. All three have appeared on the New York Times list of e-books in print, even though it is not yet in print.