“Following the style of the summer’s erotic hit [50 Shades of Grey], Clandestine Classics is offering sexed-up versions of perennials ranging from “Jane Eyre” to “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”
— Wow. According to THR, on July 30, “sexed up” versions of Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet, Northanger Abbey and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea will be published. Claire Siemaszkiewicz, Total-E-Bound Publishing founder , parent of imprint Clandestine, said, “We’re keeping the original prose and the author’s voice. … But we want to enhance the novels by adding the ‘missing’ scenes for readers to enjoy.” She’s also “100% convinced” that there’s a market for this. Clandestine has created hilariously cheap-looking covers for the new titles that carry co-authorship with the original writers. For instance, P&P is “written” by Jane Austen and Amy Armstrong. Poor Mr. Darcy. No. A thousand times no.