Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey Author Movin’ on Up

It is unlikely to surprise anyone that E.L. James, the author of the internationally bestselling novel of erotica, Fifty Shades of Grey, is ditching her roots and moving uptown. 

According to The Telegraph, James -- whose real name is Erika Mitchell -- “is reportedly swapping her semi-detached home for a seven-bedroom mansion.”

The book, which is said to have earned its author over six million pounds in the months since publication and which accounted for as much as 20 per cent of all print sales sold in the United States this spring, has over 8000 reviews on Amazon. It is the story of a billionaire named Christian Grey who is into sadomasochism and bondage and a young woman without sexual experience who Christian asks to be his sex slave. According to CBC news, though, some sexperts are calling “foul” when it comes to some of the technical aspect of James’ work:
While the series has obviously titillated readers, sex experts and members of the alternative sexual community say the books draw a problematic and unfounded link between sadomasochism and mental illness.
Whether or not the books are sexually accurate, sales of the steamy series show no signs of slowing down.


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