Monday, June 27, 2011

Fifty Shades of Grey - Review & Giveaway


Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James

Goodreads:
   
When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her - but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success – his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving adoptive family – Grey is man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a passionate, physical and daring affair, Ana learns more about her own dark desires, as well as the Christian Grey hidden away from public scrutiny.
Can their relationship transcend physical passion? Will Ana find it in herself to submit to the self-indulgent Master? And if she does, will she still love what she finds?

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

Review:
Anastasia Steele is days away from graduating from college and heading full speed ahead into her future, when she agrees to to conduct an interview with Christian Grey for her sick roommate.  Her life will never be the same. The young, regal executive commands a room like nobody she's ever known, she has no idea.  Mr. Grey fancies control.  He runs every aspect of his life like a fine oiled machine, from his business to his women, he desires to control all things.

Christian has never met anyone that he couldn't control, why would Ana be the exception?  He is immediately enthralled by her.  He wants her to be his. The two embark on a journey into uncharted territory. Ana is a virgin who has had very little romantic experience and not the least bit submissive.  Christian is an experienced dominant, with no experience in the realm of love.  The connection between the two is magnetic, after all opposites attract.  Trying to establish a relationship proves difficult, because their differences are like oil and vinegar, no matter how much you shake it up - it always separates. How can they ever make it work?

Fifty Shades of Grey is a captivating novel. It explores the exhilaration of new love and the complexity of human connection. E L James surveys the world of BDSM, tastefully, revealing the nature of attraction and the thin line between pain and satisfaction. I was delightfully enlightened.  The tension between Ana and Christian was incredible! I could visualize them together and the layers of their attraction - it was karmic.  I could have died when I got to the last page, because I want need to know what happens next.  I can hardly wait!

I give this book:
About the author:


E L James lives in West London with her family.  She is currently working on the sequels to Fifty Shades of Grey and a new romantic thriller. Visit her website, follow her on Twitter and Goodreads.
Buy it:
The Writer's Coffee Shop - eBook or paperback
Amazon - eBook
Lulu - Paperback

Win it:

Leave a comment below including your email address.
Additional entries:
                                (1) Follow @E_L_James on Twitter
                                (1) Follow E L James on Goodreads
                            
This is an international ebook giveaway, MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER.  The winner will be chosen at random.  The winner must respond to the email within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. One winner per household.  Giveaway ends on July 5th at 11:59 PST. CLOSED

E L James is currently on tour, promoting Fifty Shades of Grey.  Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour:

June 21 -  Journey with Books
June 23 -  Roaming Through Romance
June 25 -  Live to Read
June 28 -  Middle of the Road Reviews
June 29 -  Better Read than Dead
June 30 -  One Story at a Time

I received this ebook free from The Writer's Coffee Shop.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

44 comments:

elli said...

seems like a great read for the summer!!hope i win!!
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SMtwiaddict said...

I read this story when it was a fanfiction and is in absolutely in love with it. I cant wait to get my hands on a copy anyhow and read it all over again.
shweta28more@gmail.com

scarlety said...

At first, I thought that book I saw yesterday was somewhat interesting...but reading this, I think I'd thoroughly enjoy reading it.
Must. Go. To. The. Bookstore. ASAP.

Just to see whether today could be my lucky day....: scarlet_4869@hotmail.com

Emma Ciz said...

I loved this as fanfiction, I can't wait to read it as the real deal. I'd love to win can't wait to read this. emmacieslar@hotmail.co.uk

de todo hay en esta vida said...

I think this is one of the best stories ever made in the fandom and am so happy to see it as an original novel.

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Scaarlet said...

I absolutely loved the fanfic. I even started reading it to my husband. I would love to have a copy of this book so i could read it again and again.

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katie2601 said...

love this as a fic - dying for a copy! fillmylittleworldrightup@hotmmail.co.uk

sorry if this is posted more than once - not letting me post for some reason

katie2601 said...

sorry that's *fillmylittleworldrightup@hotmail.co.uk

charlief190 said...

I loved this on Fanfic :)

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Addicted2Twilight said...

Best fan fic I've read. I can't wait for this book.

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kismet_0603 said...

LOVED this as fanfiction and cannot wait to have it in my collection. Definitely a book I would read over and over. Can't get enough of these characters <3. kismet_0603@yahoo.com

eelayn said...

I loved this when it was a fanfic-good to know that talent pays off! Hope I win so I can have a copy to share!

MichelleLC said...

LOVED the ff version, can't wait to have a copy for my perusal at any given moment!

I've followed ELJames on twitter and GoodReads too!

michelle.lauren.campbell@hotmail.com

bchbldgrl said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this story!!!! I LOVED the FF version..waited (impatiently) for every update ;)

I am so very excited for you've been published...I cannot wait to get my hands on my very own copy!!

Thank you for introducing us all to your Mr. 50 Shades ;) we love him!

-Stephanie L.
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@loucharod said...

It a really interesting Plot, and can't wait to read this book., I have read the FF and it's amazing! Love the author...
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Amanda said...

I want this book SO BAD but I've been unable to acquire it, kids come first. I've read the ff version and just as I was getting ready to read it again, it was pulled, took me forever to find out it was being published. WIN!! sirensongx@gmail.com

Michelle said...

I love this book, I have read it in the original version before names were changed to make it into a book. :D

Eliza said...

Best Fic I've Ever Read was Thrilled When I Heard it was Published!

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raaaash said...

My favorite fic of all time!!!!
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Casper said...

Loved this story!!!

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Savage said...

Fantastic story - well worth the read. The energy demonstrated between the two is nothing short of fantastic.

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Darlene said...

I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Darlene said...

+1 Follow @E_L_James on Twitter
(@DarlenesBookNook)

My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Darlene said...

+1 Follow E L James on Goodreads (Darlene)

My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Mallin said...

I think that there is no woman alive that doesn't fall for this story, Or man for that matter. I Have Been reading o LOT of book in My years, over 40, and this is by far one of the best! I can't Help but love it!
Follows On Twitter

Summergreetings from Sweden

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Lily said...

Hope I win this one! I cannot afford to buy the book right now but would loove to own it.

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+ 1 follow on twitter and 1 on goodreads

Sherry said...

Loved the original so much and can't wait to read this version! Would love a copy!! sbpepin@sympatico.ca

Alyssa Black said...

A friend promised me he will give me the book as a present, but i' ll have to wait till he finds a Job :( I'm 24 Years Old, without credit Card and living in Chile (and jobless xD)

I read MOTU and MOTU2, but now that it is a book is even more exciting!

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SnoopyLover9 said...
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SnoopyLover9 said...

I hope I win, as I LOVE the way she writes!

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21c0a0cc-a123-11e0-ba3b-000f20980440 said...

I read this as a fan fiction and absolutely adored the story. Sleep and food were totally unimportant - I just had to keep reading, it was almost addictive.
E.L.James is a very talented writer and I can only recommand to read this story.

I'd love to place the book on my shelf, so here is my email adress: Fensterkaetzchen@aol.com

Nikki Ruth said...

Loved this as MOTU!!! Would love to re-read. Nikki.ruth@msn.com also followed on Twitter.

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I read this story as a fan fiction so many times that it became my addiction. The main characters lead us to a world of sex, complicity and love. He makes her see herself as a beautiful, strong and brave woman that she hasn't realised she was. She saved him from his pain, his past, his demons.
The main feature is the journey of discoveries: who the main characters really are, who they can be and how to be true to themselves and to their love ones.
A Brazilian writer, Guimarães Rosa, said once that the "crossing", the "passage" that a character has to take in a story is more important than the story itself, because that is what life is: a "crossing" full of discoveries.
And the author leads us exactly like that: we also have to follow the journey.
This story has the right measure of love, sex and suspense.
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Bmschweiger said...

Thoroughly enjoyed it as fanfiction but looking forward to a book version!
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anfetawhat said...

I really love this story and i'm absolutely smitten by fifty, well maybe cause i kind of feel identified with him...

So de deal is i cant afford the book in this moment .So I would absolutely love to win it!


Mate.salg@gmail.com

ApLucy said...

Fifty was and still is the best mother****r on Earth! Even with all his quirks and moods and bad days we love him to death!! Fifty will always be E. for me, but I'll love him however I get him.
Just waiting to have some money to be able to buy my own copy...

supernatural@email.cz

NiCole said...

This is an amazing story!! Love it very much!!! Hope I am lucky enough to win it!!

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ec620 said...

LOVE it!! miss the excitement of the email announcing a "50" update--now the thrill has been replaced with a publication notice update! This story makes you think outside the RROP, errr, box so to speak....

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sunnydae said...

I can't wait to read this in book form. It's a fabulous journey!

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Karen Vanessa said...

dying to read this book! the fic was wonderful, and well written!

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E L James said...

Hi Stacey
Thank you so much for being part of the book blog tour and also for your lovely, lovely review... and thank you too, to your readers for all their kind comments and encouragement.
xox

redfizz551 said...

I love the sound of this story cant wait to see if Christain is the 50 i imagined
redfizz551@gmail.com

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