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Reblogging Katiebabs): Another Twilight Fan Fiction Writer Sells Out (Leisa Rayven aka KiyaRayven)

AnnaLund adds: the link to the fanfiction at the bottom of this post is just for the first chapter—left up to draw more people to buy the "book"? Nasty practice. 


From PW announcement:


Rose Hilliard at St. Martin’s Press took world English rights (working in conjunction with Macmillan U.K. and Macmillan Australia) in a three-book deal to an adult series that began as Twilight fan fiction. The original work, called the Diva Diaries, was, according to SMP, downloaded over two million times. The author, Leisa Rayven (who posted the original story as KiyaRayven), is Australian and took the work offline in September 2013. She is now represented by Christina Hogrebe at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, and extensively revised the work before selling it; the first book is now called Bad Romeo, and the second Broken Juliet. The series is told in alternating perspectives, with each book narrated by one member of a Hollywood couple: she’s the “it girl” and he’s a “bad boy actor.” The duo’s relationship dates back to high school, when they met playing the leads in their class production of Romeo & Juliet. Bad Romeo has BDSM elements, but, explained Hilliard, features a “sweeter” love story than the one in that other erotic series that began as Twilight fan fiction (ahem, Fifty Shades of Grey); Bad Romeo is scheduled for early 2015.


Fanfiction can be read here: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5782299/1/The-Diva-Diaries




Source: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/book-deals/article/61255-book-deals-week-of-march-3-2014.html