Thursday, July 19, 2012

E.L. James Credits Appeal to Luxury and Fantasy






'50 Shades of Grey' author E.L. James at Comic-Con: James credits the luxury and fantasy elements of "50 Shades of Grey" with helping to boost its appeal.

"The whole book is a fantasy: fantasy lifestyle, fantasy man," she said. "He's ridiculously accomplished, ridiculously wealthy, ridiculously good in bed and it's a fantasy. You either buy into it or you don't. And that's it."


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The Sexiest Color in the Bedroom is Fifty Shades of Grey



What color is sexy in the bedroom? Poll suggests it may be 'Fifty Shades of Grey'- Top bedroom colors are Grey, Red, and virginal, wedding-night white.

E.L. James best-selling novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" is taking on new meaning today via a poll from Houzz.com, a leading website for the home remodeling industry. In an ongoing poll, it seems a whopping 77 percent of folks polled chose a "shimmering grey" bedroom when asked to choose from a few "hot or not" images meant to gauge which wall colors got respondents “in the mood.”

Other options included a traditionally racy red (with 17 percent of the votes) and a virginal, wedding-night white (with only 6 percent of the votes).

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

HQ Pictures of E.L. James Book Signing at San Diego Comic Con

Added, HQ pictures of E.L. James Book Signing at San Diego Comic Con



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We'd like to extend a huge thanks to Jada D'Lee for sharing these pictures with us. 


Express & Star Interview With E.L. James




Fifty Shades Of Grey – Interview with E L James- Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James today answered critics of her best-selling trilogy and said: “It’s a love story. If my critics want to concentrate on the sex, that’s their issue, not my issue.”

The in-demand writer spoke exclusively to the Express & Star and our sister publication the Shropshire Star.

In the first of a two-part interview, E L James tells:

How she connected with kinky sex ‘experts’ over the internet
What she thinks about Ana and Christian’s relationship
How she answers feminist critics of Fifty Shades of Grey
What effect Fifty Shades of Grey’s success has had on her family
The best-selling author said she was ‘fed-up’ with the media attention surrounding the series and added: “I can’t own people’s reaction to the books.

“My only dream was to see Fifty Shades of Grey in a bookshop – the explosion of interest has taken me completely by surprise.”

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey Sends Sales of Thomas Tallis's Spem in Alium Soaring




Thanks to its role in this year's publishing sensation Fifty Shades of Grey, EL James's novel exploring the joys of sado-masochism, Tallis has reached the top of the UK classical music charts. The Tallis Scholars' 1985 recording of Spem in Alium has outsold even the tenor Luciano Pavarotti to reach the number one slot.

It turns out that Christian Grey, Fifty Shades of Grey's super-handsome billionaire and S&M enthusiast, enjoys practising his hobby to it. And Anastasia, the heroine of the book, whom Grey trains as his submissive partner, shares the enthusiasm.

Now, it seems, the public is flocking to do the same – or at least to enjoy the polyphonic richness of one of English music's most extraordinary compositions, in which 40 individual vocal lines are woven closely together to create a surging tapestry of sound. 

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

"Fifty Shades of Grey" Author Draws Huge Crowd at Costco Book Signing







An estimated 1,200 people lined up Saturday at a Costco store in Carlsbad California to get their books signed by British erotica writer E.L. James, according to a reader who went to the event.


James, the author of best-selling trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey," began signing fans' books just before 11 a.m., according to a shopper at the store on Palomar Airport Road.


Employees cut off the line ---- which extended through the store and out the door ---- about 12:45 p.m.


Store officials estimated that it would take about 2 1/2 hours for the last fans in line to reach the author, the reader said.


Crowds also flocked to see James on Thursday, when she appeared at San Diego Comic-Con International in downtown San Diego, according to news reports.


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