blood rose 2


Raymond Steele Sr. wasn’t like the tech tycoons that made up the majority of Seattle’s wealthy businessmen. His fortune wasn’t made from the mattresses he sold all over town and his power didn’t come from the size of his empire. Raymond Steele’s influence was built on blood and loyalty. That loyalty made everyone in his closely guarded circle family, even if they didn’t want to be, and family doesn’t turn on one another, nor does it disintegrate when the figure head dies. Family is forever. This is Christian Grey’s conundrum. He has spent his entire life paying for the sins of his father, Raymond Steele Jr.’s right hand man, and his ties to the family have threatened his career, his relationships, his freedom, and his life. But as he begins to unravel the secrets of the Steele legacy and attempts to escape the reign of Seattle’s most notorious crime syndicate once and for all, he learns that there’s only one way to leave the family. Seize power, or die trying.

Unfortunately for Christian, he’s not the only player who wants to change the game.


Things you should know:

  1. This story is OOC (Out of Character) and AU (Alternate Universe) which means there are changes to the backstories and personalities of some of the characters. You’ll have a better time if you drop some your preconceived notions about these characters going in. Their motivations are different, and, for a lot of them, their roles and qualities are very different. Clean slate.
  2. If I could categorize this story by Genre the way you do on FanFiction, I would choose Romance/Drama/Crime/Suspense
  3. This story will be rated M for explicit sexual content, graphic violence, strong language, and intense situations.
  4. This story will be poly-protagonist, meaning multiple POVs throughout the whole story.
  5. You should expect other/different romantic pairings in this story, for multiple characters.
  6. There is no BDSM or sexual history with Elena Lincoln in this story, Christian’s background is completely different. He’s not adopted, he is the biological son of Carrick Grey and Grace Trevelyan. No crack whore past or related trauma.
  7. I’m going to remain very tight lipped about this story, because there are going to be some (what I hope will be) shocking twists and turns along the way and I want my readers to experience that. Therefore, I will not reveal if it’s HEA (Happily Ever After), I will not reveal if there is cheating, and I will not reveal the fate of any character. It’s all going to unfold organically.
  8. There will be main character deaths.
  9. There are original characters in this story, both good and bad.
  10. This will not be a series the way that Shades of Fifty was. One book only.

Family Trees

Raymond Steele Sr. (Married to Anastasia Steele I)

Raymond Steel Jr. (Married to Carla Wilks)

    • Vincent Steele
    • Anastasia Steele

Walter Steele    


Carrick Grey (Married to Grace Trevelyan)

    • Elliot Grey
    • Christian Grey (Married to Leila Williams)
    • Kate Grey
    • Mia Grey


John Lincoln (Married to Elena Kelly)

    • John Lincoln Jr. (Died as an infant)
    • Calvin Lincoln
    • Thomas Lincoln
    • Camilla Lincoln


Coming after the outtakes for A Stronger Shade of Fifty have been completed


38 thoughts on “Announcing….

  1. Christian Grey already married to Leila Williams. Like you said different pairings. My mind have to unglue my almost permanency of Christian and Anastasia. How am I going to do this. I will have to ride along and see where you will take it.


  2. I’ll most likely wait for it to be completed. Not keen on leila and Christian pairing. However I do love your writing. Good luck


  3. Sounds very interesting and you had me until the different pairings. I am so over Leila and for these characters, I just always want Ana and Christian together. And admittedly, I’m a HEA girl. Don’t mind drama, but I like them together in the end. But I wish you the very best of luck.


      1. Thanks for the reply. 😀 I am excited for this new story i am sure you will kill it with your writing skills. Huge fan of your Writing❤️Umm, does Christian have GEH in this story or not?


  4. Tara, Have you considered for this story to depart from Fifty fandom? Since it’s OOC and clean-slated from Fifty background, why keep their names? You could do so much more with a big plot like this and free your characters entirely from their related Fifty stereotypes. For example, you won’t be burdened with a certain image of Christian & Leila pairing. If they are gonna be different from their Fifty backgrounds and characteristics, why use these names? You may have very valid reasons for sticking to it, but I do believe you could do very well without. You’ve exceeded above and beyond Fifty. Your Stronger Shades already proves this. I just adore and love the way you write, and will follow whatever you write, even outside the fandom.

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    1. It’s something I’ve played around with, making an original, and perhaps that’s something I would pursue when it’s finished and if I’m happy with the end result. Right now, I’m just playing, and I love to write about Christian Grey, haha. But, at the same time, I think I’ve told Christian’s story enough and want to do something different with him. Like I said, maybe in the end, it’s something I could change and make an original.

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  5. Sounded interesting until I read Christian married to Leila, really over that concept. I am a die hard HEA girl who longs for Ana and Christian together. After all that’s why pretty much all of us started reading these fan fiction stories. So unless you can privately message me whether I’d get my HEA with Ana and Christian, I will gracefully bow out of your new story, which is a shame because I think you are a very talented writer and I’ve loved your other work.

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  6. Can I ask how long do you plan it to be? More or less. I ask because I don’t want to have to wait a whole week to find out something important because it would consume the little free time I have. I want to wait to read it until next summer, but my curiosity is already picked.

    I don’t think I could love it so much like I love it Different shade, but I can see myself enjoying it, what it’s what it counts.


    1. You mean how long the story will be or how long until I post the story? I have no idea about the former, but the latter is going to depend mostly on the Outtakes. I’m hoping to have Stronger finished by Christmas, and generally the outtakes take me about 8ish weeks to finish. So after that. Probably around February next year. Hopefully.

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  7. Wow!! This looks so exciting and I love rich family drama!! I love the element of surprise but I’m hoping Christian and Leila are ether in a convenience marriage or he falls hard for Ana the forbidden fruit!! Now that’s what I wanna read lol!!


  8. As the author you need to take your creative energy where you want it to go – looking forward to reading this new story when it posts!


  9. Wow this look so intriguing 👍👍i love such rich family drama stories when one is married and fell for another girl so hard haha. I am so looking forward to another totally Different Ana&Christian Story.


  10. I don’t usually read any other pairing other than Christian and Ana from Fifty Shades fandom..

    But I love reading your stories.. so I’m definitely going to read this just because you are writing it. I’m sure we’ll all love this story even if you write about Christian and Laila living happily ever after.

    Good luck with the new story! 🙂


  11. Sounds very good. Until Christian married to Leila😢 I am a big Christian-Ana hea fan. Besides the BT hate Leila. Maybe he is forced into the marriage and Ana consumes him with a passion/love and he succumbs to temptation.


  12. A quote about how I feel about any of your stories (old, in the process of being written & future ones):
    “Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”
    ― A.A. Milne


  13. I’m not a fan of any pairing either than Ana and Christian. Reality is your trilogy is better then Fifty shades ever was. But I like that the characters are not OOC and u managed to put an original exciting story that made Mondays more bearable. With that said I’m going to pass on your new story. Not a fan of Christian ever being married to anyone. You’re a great writer. Good luck.


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