Series & Author of the Month – @E_L_James & Fifty Shades of Grey

There are a few reasons why I chose this author and series(?). One reason is  the controversy surrounding the books, another reason is the mixed reviews, and finally because it has riled up the BDSM community (people in the lifestyle) as well as writers of the genre. I love controversy, don’t you?

Title: Fifty Shades of Grey
Author: E. L. James
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: $6.99 (Kindle)$17.99 (paperback)
Rating: 5(197) 4(36) 3(21) 2(10) 1(24)

Book description: When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind – until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time. Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

Title: Fifty Shades Darker
Author: E. L. James
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: $9.99 (kindle)$29.99 (paperback)
Rating: 5(87) 4(9) 3(7) 2(0) 1(2)

Book description: Daunted by the singular sexual 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. But 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 her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life.

Title: Fifty Shades Freed
Author: E. L. James
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: $6.99 (kindle) $29.99 (paperback)
Rating: 5 (78) 4(11) 3(5) 2(2) 1(5)

Book description: When unworldly student Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged young entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and ultimately repelled by Christian’s singular sexual tastes, Ana demanded a deeper commitment; determined to keep her, Christian agreed. Now, together, they have more—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities. But Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy and being together poses challenges neither of them ever anticipated. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity, identity, or independence; Christian must somehow overcome his compulsion to control and lay to rest the horrors that blighted his past and haunt his present. Just when it seems that together their love can conquer any obstacle, tragedy, malice and fate combine to make Ana’s worst nightmares come true.

Reader, book reviewer & blogger, love books and most genre: contemporary romance, fantasy, paranormal, mystery & thrillers, new adult & historical romance. When not working, I like spending my time reading, watching tv with my husband and socializing with my friends.

All Comments

  • I didn’t like this series very much I have to say, but then I don’t like the Twilight books either, so I probably shouldn’t have been so surprised! I hope you enjoy it though, but for me the writing and the characters didn’t work, but I know lots of people who think I am crazy for not immediatly wanting to throw my knickers at Christian Grey =D

    Suzanne @ Under the Covers

    Suzanne Bluff 03/12/2012 6:34 pm Reply
    • I have heard so much about his character – I am looking forward to reading it once I finally get the chance. Thanks for the visit!


      ReadingDiva 03/15/2012 10:19 am Reply
  • I’m heard so so much about this series… I’m going to have to read the first one soon!
    ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

    Jen (ABookandaLatte) (@bookandlatte) 03/11/2012 4:04 pm Reply
    • I know, this is one of those series that after reading so much about it all I want to do is sit down and read all the books in one day lol.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      ReadingDiva 03/11/2012 11:47 pm Reply
  • Interesting, I am not really a big into this type of book, mainly because i prefer the physical relationships to be secondary to the story. Thanks for sharing it 🙂

    Kimberly (@kimbacaffeinate) 03/11/2012 2:52 pm Reply
    • Kimberly,
      That’s where the whole controversy thing comes from. There seems to be some sort of misunderstanding about the whole representation of the BDSM and love relationships that people feel aren’t represented as they should. I have read all sort of point of views about it. It is completely understandable, I too enjoy the HEA sort of stories where there isn’t just sex but there is an actual love connection.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      ReadingDiva 03/11/2012 11:30 pm Reply
  • I ADORE this series! It’s brilliant! And YES, worthy of all the hype!

    the autumn review (@theautumnreview) 03/11/2012 10:10 am Reply
    • I heard so many things about this series, I have marked it to read. I want to see what’s the hype all about. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

      ReadingDiva 03/11/2012 11:16 pm Reply

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