Fifty Shades of Grey has hit the world by storm. Its being refered to as Mommy Porn. Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2011 erotic novel by British author E.L.James. Set largely in Seattle, it is the first of a Trilogy. Its bigger than Harry Potter and Twilight series. The second volume is called Fifty Shades Darker and the third Fifty Shades Freed. Everyone seems to be indulging in the guilty pleasures that is the Fifty Shades Trilogy. It sold 100 000 copies in the first week and then going on to over 10 million copies world wide to date.
The plot traces the relationship between recent college graduate Anastasia Steele and manipulative billionaire Christian Grey. She is required to sign a contract allowing him complete control over her life as well as a non-disclosure agreement. Christians sexual tastes involve bondage, domination and sadism. In order to be his partner she agrees to go along with all his needs, she strugles to reconcile who se is, having been a virgin who has never previously had a boyfriend.
The Trilogy has had a mixed reception. It is no literary masterpiece but definitely has and will have female readers discussing it for years to come. My book club was all a buzz with this book, marriages have been repaired and women have been enlightened. Maybe some men should be picking up the trilogy and having a read.
The author of Fifty Shades real name is Erika Mitchell. She is a 49 year old wife and mum of two, and started by reading erotica to pass the time on her daily commute on the London underground and then decided to write her own. She writes in her lounge, so was offen bashing out a scene while her family was watching TV and would need to shut her screen down when one of her children came over to chat to her. She started out with a minimal marketing and originally started by blogging. But the driving force behind her success has been word of mouth.
And yes Hollywood and cotton on to the Fifty Shades mania and already bought the rights to make a movie. There is speculation as to who will play the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. So lets keep watching the press I am sure they will release the names soon. I am sure it will be like The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo Trilogy. Gripping!!
So go on girls get out there and buy the trilogy or get on line and down load the ebook, its definitely worth the read. Can’t put it down!