I never read any of E.L. James’ books. I had absolutely no desire to do so even though she sold over 125 million copies worldwide, 35 million in the United States. They are classified as erotic romances.
The following trilogies that James is so well-known for are: Fifty Shades Of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed. Her latest book is The Mister.
WhenI heard thatJames was going tobeinterviewed by Mitch Kaplan ofBooks & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center in Miami last week, I knew I had to attend. I wanted to meet the woman who was considered to have one of the sexiest minds in theworld.
I looked around the room. Approximately 200 women and three men showed up fortheevent. Many of the womenI spoketo were huge fans. They spoke of James like they personally knew her. They wait patientlyforeverynew book. There was no question in my mind, afterI saw most of theaudience line up to get their books autographed, that manywomentoday still have an active fantasy life. It doesn’tmatterwhat their circumstances are.
I am amused by the pseudointellects who say James is a terriblewriter. She doesn’tclaim to beHarper Lee or JaneAusten. Sheknows exactly who she is, a happy wife and mother who knows how to entertain other women who love to dream.