I felt disgusting walking through the door of my home. Dirt and mud were caked in my hair, twisting the strands in different directions until they contorted it to pop out the side of my head. My finger nails were almost black with dirt; the overwhelming feeling to bite them was creeping up on me. My skin felt disgusting, mixed with the water from the rain. My clothes were all basically ruined, grass stains covered my knees and my shirt was cut with leaves hanging frivolously from it. I was a poor sight.
Another story based on "Twilight" fanfiction has been picked up by a major publishing company. Its sequel, "Beautiful Stranger," is scheduled to be released in May. The steamy tale, written by Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, under the pen name Christina Lauren, was originally posted online in It follows the tumultuous relationship between a boss and his assistant and is said to have been reworked since becoming an Internet sensation. This is the fourth story inspired by Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" that started as fanfiction and later earned a major publishing deal. Internet fanfiction has become a popular means of expression for writers who craft stories based on their favorite television, literary or film characters.
Bella slammed the door behind her, anger and exhaustion taking over. Her truck had broken down about a mile away from Edward's house, in the middle of a thunderstorm. Edward was hunting and wouldn't be here for another hour or so, which gave her a chance to get out of her wet clothes and try to fix the disaster known as her hair. She trudged up to his bedroom, where she kept a few extra outfits, swearing under her breath. She opened the bedroom door, unzipping her soaked sweater and throwing it on the floor beside the bed.
Sound familiar? The erotic trilogy, originally titled Master of the Universe , was posted as Twilight fanfiction on Fanfiction. For the uninitiated, fanfiction is fiction written by a fan that features characters from a particular mythical universe such as a TV show or book. The results were astonishing. To date, James has sold over 70 million copies worldwide, including print, e-books and audiobooks.