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How Fifty Shades of Grey Enticed Us With Erotic Triggers

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

People have complained about the quality of the writing in Fifty Shades of Grey, but I would argue that E.L. James was masterful in her use of erotic cues and storytelling that stimulates all the senses.

Once Upon a Time, There Was Self-Loathing

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Anneli Rufus

Is self-loathing -- or at least stark, scathing self-criticism -- a required personality trait for novelists? Well, it's certainly a useful tool for probing the depths of human possibility. Here are ten examples of bestselling novels whose characters struggle with low self-esteem.

Why Boomer Women Are Hot For Erotica E-Books

Next Avenue | Julio Ojeda-Zapata | Posted 04.24.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Julio Ojeda-Zapata There's now a second sexual revolution of sorts, and it involves erotica — the written kind th...

50 Shades of Grey: Fantasies Transforming Into a Couple's Reality

Chrisanna Northrup | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Chrisanna Northrup

We asked, "Did reading the book make you more interested in kinkier sex?" The answer was dramatically in favor of an edgier sex life! Sixty-seven percent of women and 59 percent of men said yes, bring on the kinkier sex!

12 Actors Who Would Take '50 Shades Of Grey' To A Whole New Level

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.18.2013 | Celebrity

Don't be afraid to admit how breathlessly you've been following the search for an actor to play Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of "50 ...

PHOTO: '50 Shades Of Grey' Wine Is Totally Real And Completely Without Irony

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.23.2013 | Taste

Fans of "Fifty Shades of Grey," take note. Beginning Monday, you'll be able to sip wines inspired by the series' three novels while you flip through t...

"Do Not Snort on NPR" and Other Tips for Successful Author Radio Interviews

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

While most authors fantasize about being on TV whenever we're not dreaming that someday we'll see royalties equal to even half of those earned by that...

'50 Shades' Movie Casts Its Leads

AP | Posted 11.02.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The big-screen adaptation of E L James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" has cast its lead roles. Charlie Hunnam will play the 27-year-old bil...

Meet The Director Of '50 Shades Of Grey'

Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment

Sam Taylor-Johnson has been hired as director of "50 Shades of Grey." Deadline.com's Mike Fleming was the first trade reporter to break the news o...

Out of the Ashes: The Other Spector

Cilla McCain | Posted 04.05.2013 | Books
Cilla McCain

To musicians like Bob Dylan or John Lennon, legendary music producer Phil Spector was the go-to genius who could help make their recordings phenomenal. To the public-at-large he is a deranged individual who should have never been allowed out of his castle. But to Nicole Audrey Spector, he is simply Dad.

How 'Fifty Shades' Helped Publishing

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | Books

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Booming sales of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" erotic trilogy helped publisher Random House to a record year. The company sold 70 ...

EL James Is Publishing A Writing Guide

AP | Posted 05.11.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — E L James' latest project is a journal that also offers a few tips on one of life's most enduring passions: writing. Vintage Books a...

EL James Reveals Details Of Next Book

Posted 02.27.2013 | Books

EL James, author of the bestselling, world-famous Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, talked about her next book, as well as the Fifty Shades of Grey film a...

'Fifty Shades' Coming Sooner?

Posted 02.21.2013 | Entertainment

Rumors about the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie have sprouted up on the regular over the last year, but the project is still in its infancy. Kelly M...

Fifty Shades of Green

Marie Woolf | Posted 04.16.2013 | Books
Marie Woolf

Just as we thought that we'd finally stuck a fork in it, a calculating, middle-aged gal named Erika Leonard, that's E. L. James to you and me, became the UK's bestselling author ever, making an estimated $1.34 million a week from Fifty Shades of Gray. And that was back in June.

Investigation Reveals Mega Best-Selling Authors EL James and Suzanne Collins Are Actually Sisters

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 03.31.2013 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

Two women writing two trilogies garnering a lion's share of all book sales? Coincidence? I thought so until I received a telephone call from Bruce Watson a private investigator who specializes in uncovering improprieties in the publishing industry.

Why I Started Writing Soft Porn At 52

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.11.2012 | Fifty

While recently sitting around the pool at her parents' condo in Palm Beach, Fla., Karen Exkorn noticed that almost every woman, no matter what her age...

Kristen Stewart On 'Fifty Shades Of Grey': Its Like 'Reading Porn'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment

Fun fact: "Fifty Shades of Grey," the adult novel written by E.L. James, started as "Twilight" fan fiction. That makes Anastasia Steele, the naive you...

When Bad Books Happen to Good People

Allison Hill | Posted 10.28.2012 | Books
Allison Hill

I admit that for many years I subscribed to the policy that a book, any book, was always better than no book. In recent years though, I have come to believe that it is the dirty little secret of the bookselling world that some books just suck.

Shrieking With Tongues

Lester & Charlie | Posted 12.11.2012 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Perhaps Mitt Romney's surprise performance at the first presidential debate has them feeling, well... invincible.

'SVU' Tackles '50 Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 10.11.2012 | TV

The book at the center of the case on "Law & Order: SVU" may not have been E.L. James' 50 Shades of Grey, but the episode was clearly inspired by it. ...

Screenwriter Hired For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

Posted 10.08.2012 | Entertainment

Get to know Kelly Marcel. According to a press release from Focus Features, the British writer and producer has been hired to adapt E L James' best-se...

Author Almost Collapses at '50 Shades' Book Signing

Bernard Radfar | Posted 12.02.2012 | Books
Bernard Radfar

E.L. James, the author with the newfound androgynous name, is a genius marketer. The banality of the setting fits what I'd assumed was her market, suburban women worn down by any number of duties in a post-Steinem world.

Do You Need A Sex Contract?

Petra Zebroff | Posted 11.17.2012 | Women
Petra Zebroff

Sex can be a difficult thing to talk about. A contract can give a couple a place to start, walking them through the process in a safe, structured and fun way.

PHOTOS: 7 Destinations For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Fans

Trippy | Posted 11.14.2012 | Travel
Trippy

Whether you loved "Fifty Shades," hated it or are still scratching your head about what all the fuss was about, the locations from the book are undeniably great.