There’s always an ear out for a telling tale. With the circulation of the new novel Fifty Shades of Grey, originally released in June 2011, people are talking as the subtle mix of romance, suspense and erotica graces the bestselling market.
Author E.L. James, based in West London, had always projected to write stories that readers would fall in love with; but decided to first focus on her family and career as a TV executive. To her surprise Fifty Shades of Grey, along with the sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, are set to break the 20 million sold mark this July, according to the Los Angeles Times. As of July 2, the three titles have sold a combined 19.4 million copies.
In case you were wondering just what kind of story would hold such a buzz, here is the scoop.
Literature student, Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey. His intimidating, luminous and captivating character quickly smites her. Anastasia finds that her attraction to him turns to desperation as she attempts to get close to him. It is not long before the feeling becomes mutual and he begins to find Ana irresistible.
When their affections are openly exposed to one another, she learns that their new journey together will be sanctioned on his terms. She embarks on a whirlwind of his multinational business, wealth and family while slowly unraveling his dark secrets and overpowering desire to control. The couple boards a dangerous physical affair opening the door for intense, erotic and diverting desires awaiting exploration.
The story dives into a pool of sensational entertainment, leaving readers thirsty for more. It took one author and two characters to create an extraordinary masterpiece and it is just that.