Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.
However, desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.
While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life.
E.L. James is the pen name of Erika Leonard, the author of the best-selling book 50 Shades of Grey. Leonard, a television production executive in London, originally wrote the story as fan fiction based on the Stephenie Meyer Twilight series. Writing under the online name of Snowqueen Icedragon, Leonard self-published “Master of the Universe” online in 2009. That story was turned into the novel 50 Shades of Grey, which was published through a small firm in Australia, The Writer’s Coffee Shop. Her novel was published in May of 2011 and became a surprise bestseller. It was followed in less than a year by two sequels, 50 Shades Darker and 50 Shades Freed. The books revolve around the dominant/submissive relationship of Christian Grey, a wealthy entrepreneur, and Anastasia Steele, a brainy young woman of the I-said-no-but-I-meant-yes variety. The trilogy struck a chord, both with the middle-aged women who became its biggest fans and with a hyperactive press who feigned surprise at the popularity of a book whose main selling point was sex and more sex. Critics derided the books as “mommy porn,” but the trilogy was picked up by American publishers Vintage Books and Leonard also scored a lucrative movie deal with Focus Films and Universal Studios. Her publishers announced in May of 2012 that they had sold over 10 million copies of the ’50 Shades’ trilogy worldwide.
Tags: Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy
Category: Erotic Literature
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