TORONTO, April 3, 2012 /CNW/ - April 3, 2012 - The best selling book
that's making a lot of people hot and bothered, is now available in
trade paperback from Vintage books. EL James's #1 bestselling ebook, Fifty Shades of Grey will hit bookstores across North America today.
First published in May 2011 by a small online publishing company "these
books have become a word-of-mouth sensation," said Anne Messitte,
publisher of Vintage Books. "There is a palpable sense of excitement
about the Fifty Shades trilogy, with demand for the books growing on a daily basis and
interest in the author approaching fever pitch." Devoted readers have
come to cherish the immersive experience of James's erotic work,
referring to Fifty Shades of Grey as "The Book." The New York Times said, "Fifty Shades of Grey, an erotic novel … described as 'mommy porn' and Twilight for grownups,
has electrified women … who have spread the word like gospel on
Facebook pages, at school functions and in spin classes", while the Toronto Star calls it "Lady Chatterley's Lover for the Twitter Age …. a worldwide literary phenomenon."
"I've heard from so many readers trying to find these books in their
local bookshops and libraries," says author EL James, a London-based
former TV executive. "It is gratifying to know that they will now be
widely available in North America and around the world."
The books follow the adventures of bookish college senior Anastasia
Steele who meets the dangerously handsome Christian Grey - who, in his
late 20's is already a billionaire, humanitarian and corporate mogul,
and has singular erotic tastes. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled
to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds
she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana's quiet
beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too --
but on his own terms. When the pair embark on a daring, passionately
physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey's secrets and explores
her own dark desires.
Anastasia's adventures continue in Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, both available in bookstores as of April 17th, 2012. Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, Fifty Shades of Grey is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
SOURCE Random House of Canada Limited
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