E L JAMES describes herself as a mum-of-two, a former TV executive and wife who “dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with”. But who is the Fifty Shades of Grey author – dubbed an “erotica industry mogul” – whose former hobby has resulted in a multi-million-pound entertainment franchise, and what is her new book about? Who is E L James? E L James is the author of the bestselling Fifty Shades trilogy. Her books were made into films starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan – with the movies raking in more than a billion dollars at the box office. One of the world’s most famous authors, E L James lives in Ealing, west London, with her husband Niall Leonard, a writer, and their two Westies, according to The New York Times. She told the paper that “writing used to be my hobby”. The NYT points out that, over the past eight years, her so-called hobby has transformed into a huge entertainment franchise. … [Read more...] about Who is E L James, what is the Fifty Shades Of Grey author’s new book about and what is her real name?
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“Fifty Shades of Red White and Blue” will be on stage at the McNeill Theatre, at Larne Leisure Centre, on Tuesday April 9. The Belfast-based spoof of “Fifty Shades of Grey” features the characters Maggie Muff, Big Sally Ann and Mr Red White and Blue.“Fifty Shades of Red, White and Blue” tells the story of Maggie Muff and her search for love, featuring “laugh-out-loud characters such as big Sally Ann, Sinead the Greener and the mysterious Mr Red White and Blue himself”.“Fifty Shades of Red, White and Blue” was written by Leesa Harker, directed by Martin Lynch and produced by Martin Lynch and Liam McMullan.It is suitable for audiences aged 16 plus.The production forms part of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s arts programme of events.Tickets are available online at ticketsource.co.uk/larnearts Larne town centre to get ‘umbrella streets’ … [Read more...] about ‘Fifty Shades of Red White and Blue at McNeill Theatre
Fifty Shades Of Grey author EL James has announced her new novel - The Mister - and it is set in Cornwall. The "thrilling and sensual tale", the British writer's first new novel since the Fifty Shades publishing phenomenon, is described as a contemporary romance set in London, Cornwall and eastern Europe. "I'm so excited to finally get this passionate new romance out into the world," the writer said. "It's a Cinderella story for the 21st century." In 2013 EL James bought a £1.1million 'bungalow' on the Cornish coast with plans to demolish it and replace it with a mansion. At that time she had already made £75million from the Fifty Shades franchise, which had sold 125million books and were adapted into blockbuster films - as well as sparking a range of sex toys. In 2015 James was given planning permission for her five-bedroom home on the North Cornwall coast. The three-storey home has a room just for storing surfboards. She also has a £2.65million home in West … [Read more...] about Fifty Shades of Grey author’s new book is set in Cornwall
When E L James released Fifty Shades of Grey in 2011, she revealed that the book had originally started out as Twilight fanfiction. Yet, the trilogy took on a life of its own, selling 150 million copies worldwide and introducing bondage erotica to the mainstream market. The novels even spawned three films starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. Now, James is set to release her first book since Fifty Shades of Grey became a worldwide phenomenon and it’s called The Mister. According to Penguin: “The Mister is a contemporary romance set in London, Cornwall and Eastern Europe that introduces readers to the privileged and aristocratic young Englishman Maxim Trevelyan and the mysterious, talented and beautiful Alessia Demachi, who’s recently arrived in London owning little more than a dangerous and troublesome past.” James has described her new novel as a ‘passionate romance’ and a ‘Cinderella story for the twenty-first century’. James … [Read more...] about E L James is releasing first book since Fifty Shades of Grey
A married politician has been caught up in a scandal dubbed “Fifty Shades Of G’day” after racy texts he sent to a "sugar baby" were exposed. Australian minister Andrew Broad, 43, is said to have told the Irish woman in her 20s: "I know how to f*** my woman", along with other sexually suggestive remarks after meeting via an online dating website. The woman has been named by media in Australia as Amy Keating, 25, from Dublin. She is said to have used the online alias of “Sweet Sophia Rose” on the Seeking Arrangement dating site, reports the Irish Mirror. Her father has since branded her a "bloody eejit" over the drama and said "she is as naive as they come, at times." Amy and Mr Broad are said to have exchanged online messages before the politician flew to Hong Kong to meet at an upmarket sky bar boasting city views. While there, Amy claims the dad-of-one compared himself to James Bond, put his hand on her knee and moaned about the menu prices. She said the … [Read more...] about Married politician caught in ‘Fifty Shades Of G’day’ scandal with ‘sugar baby’