Title: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Publisher:The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House
Published: May 25, 2011
When Anastasia Steele agrees to interview industrialist Christian Grey, she does not expect to have her life turned upside down. She feels intense attraction to Christian but tries to ignore it since he couldn't be attracted to her, could he? Christian tracks her down making it more than clear that the feeling is mutual. Yet Christian starts to withdraw from her with warnings of his dark proclivities. Add to that Anastasia's best friend Katherine can't stand Christian and some competition from some of Anastasia's male friends Anastasia recoils at first but is drawn in by her increasingly intense relationship with Christian. When Anastasia realizes the depths of Christian's secret world, she attempts to find a way to please Christian while still maintaining her sense of self.
The cover is so innocent looking, but don't be fooled. This is erotica; there a several explicit sex scenes including BDSM, so if that's not your kind of party avoid this book. E. L. James did a great job giving life to her characters. I didn't agree with everything they did, but their actions seemed true to them. It was fun to spend the whole book wondering will he? will she? Luckily, this is to be a trilogy, so we get to see whether Christian and Anastasia are able to maintain their connection.
**This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. **
Check out my interview with E.L. James below the jump.
- Please tell us a little about yourself.
- I noticed that you set your book in the Pacific Northwest. Any particular reason?
- Did you make Anastasia an Anglophile to account for the British phrases she uses a lot?
- Do you have plans for a sequel? The ending leaves the possibilty of more between Anastasia and Christian.
- Was this an easy book to write?
- How did you research the book?
7. Have you written or plan to write any other books? How do/will they differ?
I have a novel in development about grief. At the moment it’s Young Adult, and not erotic. I have an idea for a thriller, and another which is similar to FSoG. I also want to re-work the first novel I ever wrote. It’s kind of rough but the story still intrigues me.
Any words for my readers?
Please buy Fifty Shades of Grey! (*Giggles*).