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E.L. James

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Once again you blow me away.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your votes and support for this award and during this most extraordinary year. It's very much appreciated.

You rock my world.

EL xx
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“- "Why don't you like to be touched?"
- "Because I'm fifty shades of fucked-up, Anastasia”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

“Sometimes I wonder if there's something wrong with me. Perhaps I've spent too long in the company of my literary romantic heroes, and consequently my ideals and expectations are far too high.”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey


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“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach”
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Stephanie Great news about the director for your movie! Give us a hint on casting. Pleasse

message 170: by Amalyn

Amalyn Thank you so much for the add! I’m sure you have heard this a million times but for the millionth and one time... I absolutely without a doubt loved your series, just brilliant! I hope to read many more of the works of art you have created, nothing ordinary about that!

message 169: by Emma

Emma L.J hi thanks for the add . I really enjoyed your books they have opened a whole new world for me and i aint never going back lol .cant wait to see what you write next xx

Stephanie I just wanted to say I really enjoy your books! You made me believe in love again. I really like the way you showed how men can love and need love just as much as women. The way Christian and Ana are with each other is wonderful. Thank you for giving us something wonderful in a wild and crazy way!

Stephanie I really enjoyed your books! I think of Ana and Christian as friends. I find myself thinking about them. I can't wait for your next project!

message 166: by Sarah

Sarah Thanks for accepting friend invite, I'm really looking forward to reading more of your books in the future, (I've already read fifty shades triology 3 times!) ;)

message 165: by Charmaine (last edited Dec 08, 2012 03:52AM)

Charmaine Stephens Thanks for the add! Gotta say I absolutely loved FSOG. Probably my favorite trilogy of all time. I haven't been the same since! Changed me in so many ways. And sparked me into getting back into reading like I was when I was a kid. I've now read 40 more books since finishing fifty. And now I love reading again, just as much as I did when I was younger. Loved everything about it. The characters, the storyline, the main plots, sub plots, i love the classical music all throughout it. Took me through every emotion. I laughed, i cried, my heart went out to them at different points throughout. And also love the different locations it takes place at. One of my favorite parts was reading about the Hall of Mirrors in Paris. That place is gorgeous! And the Thomas Thallis "Spem in alum" piece..Such beautiful music as well.The love story between Ana & Christian is just amazing. Who doesn't want some Christian Grey after that book? lol Great job! And please continue more & more books. And I can't wait for the movie. Laters baby :)

Amy J RAREtte4Life WOW! Big Congratulations for the best romance win. Over 89,000 votes were cast in the romance section and Freed won with almost 23000. You opened my world up! Never used to read until I read your books last April and now I am at almost 100 books. Love our Fifty Shades Support Group that now has over 3000 members. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

message 163: by Alexis

Alexis I absolutely ADORE YOU AND FSOG<3

message 162: by saman

saman are writing any other book??

message 161: by Sydney

Sydney Leigh thanks for accepting my friend request :D
I really love you work. They all made me cry and my heart ache of how astonishing the characters are.

message 160: by Adela

Adela I love your books!

message 159: by Michelle (last edited Oct 30, 2012 09:57AM)

Michelle Thank you for accepting my friend request! Love FSoG for the love story that it is, and that in reading it, I rediscovered my love of reading! (Read the series in a week and have read it at least 3 times since then!) Besides FSoG, I have read a (virtual) stack of books this summer and loved every minute of it. And now, thanks to Twitter and a common admiration of FSoG, I have met and am now a first reader and editor for an indie author who is writing her first series of books.
{ Dominion by S.E. Lund Ascension by S.E. Lund about vampires and vampire hunters, if you're interested. ;)}

You've changed my life in more ways than one and I'm grateful!

Really looking forward to your next book; hoping it'll be FSoG-related but I'll read whatever you decide to write!

message 158: by Lily

Lily Thank you for adding me.

Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thank you for accepting the friend invite. Have I earned bragging rights? I think so LOL! I am just messing with you. But seriously, this has made my week. Thank you so much. Hope you are having a wonderful week hon. Talk later :D

message 156: by K. D. (last edited Oct 24, 2012 12:10AM)

K. D. Grace Give the book " Twisted " by Amity Hope a read through. Sure, it's a high school read (and I ain't in high school that's for sure)... But the book, despite sickly sweet looking cover art, is a gut wrencher. I'm going around suggesting.

Twisted by Amity Hope

message 155: by Tracy

Tracy Reads thx for adding me the fifty shades trilogy is the 3 most amazeing books i have ever read thank you so much for them i look forward to reading more of your books
much <3

message 154: by Kate

Kate Thanks for accepting my friend request! I'm so hooked with your books that I had a shirt printed with "Keep Calm until Laters Baby" on it. I just sooo love it! :)

message 153: by Nina

Nina Thank you for the add! Enjoyed reading the Fifty Shades of Grey books. It was also a pleasure meeting you at the book signing in Katy! Look forward to reading more books from you! :)

message 152: by Hilary

Hilary West Thank you for being a friend on Goodreads. Your 'Fifty Shades of Grey' novels have certainly taken the world by storm! Best Wishes, Hilary West

message 151: by Zoey

Zoey Derrick Thank you for your inspiration and for providing the world with Christian and Ana!! Keep doing what you do best..being you!!!

Mimi Jean Whooooa!! I'm ecstatic and... i don't know what to say. Thank you! It made my day :]

Cher Tanchico Wow we are friends on twitter and we are now friends on goodreads! I lurve ur inspiration! you make men perspire :) I wrote my review for your contract. I hope I gave a good insight :P Love yah!


message 148: by Jen

Jen I just wanted to say thank you for my kindlegraph:)I was really excited.The Fifty Shades Trilogy is one of my favorites.I think it's an amazing love story with extras:)

Jenniferღ Great interview on Katie! ;-)

Stephanie Loving you on Katie!!!!!

message 145: by Nathalie

Nathalie I just can say THANK YOU!!! For the friending and above all, for your books!! I readed them in 3 days; I didn't sleep, but I just couldn't put it down!! It has changed so many things in my life, and is not just the erotic part of life, it has made me braver, more open to share what I want, what I expect and don't feel bad about it; many women (like me) are shy and feel insecure talking about this, but now I really feel freed. And of course, is a lovely love story! Really thanks! :)

message 144: by Bethany

Bethany Just wanted to say that I loved Fifty Shades :) I read them all back in March and actually reread them! Is there any chance of books focusing on Kate/Elliott and Mia/Ethan?

message 143: by Marisa

Marisa Purcell I heard there is a 4th 50 Shades book? Is that true!! OMG, I'll be first in line to get it!!!

message 142: by Sathi

Sathi Thanks so much for the add! Absolutely loved the Fifty Shades Trilogy! :)

message 141: by Alison

Alison Thank you so much for your Fifty Shades trilogy. I was so hooked I read all three in four days and have since read them twice more enjoying them more and more! I just love the Love story and feels so real. I hope you do more, Christians POV story of the other characters oportunities are endless!! I was so engrossed in your books I lost 5lb in weight as I wasnt doing the usual sat snacking watching TV so Thank You and please write more soon!!!! x

The Romance Bookie E.L. wrote: "Alexis wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friendship! I am a huuuge fan. I was a bit reluctant to read your series, I'm not into bdsm and total submission. However, it got great reviews so I decide..."

OMG yay!!!!! So excited!! Please let there be a tale about Ethan and Mia!! :)

message 139: by Ana

Ana Thanks for accepting my friend request. I devoured your books. They were so addictive!!! Now I can't wait for the movie. Any hints about who'll play Christian Grey? I'd love to see Michael Fassbender...

it's just me! Thanks for accepting my friend request.At first I had some reservations about reading your books, but boy am I glad I did.I read them all within a week.Great job!!But I would love to know what,if anything, happens between Mia and Ethan.

message 137: by Ecyojrn

Ecyojrn I love your books Ms. James...
I'm proud to say that before your books got viral here in the Philippines, I was able to finish them all... :)

Spectacular talent you have there! mind sharing it with me?? Just Kiddin' :)

Any news on another addictive books that you're planning to write and be adored (again) by many ????



message 136: by 'jen

'jen Thank you so much for accepting my request. I am inlove with fifty shades trilogy. Ive read it more than 4x already. Youre awesome!!!!

Amy J RAREtte4Life EL when is your next book coming out?

message 134: by Suzi

Suzi Happy to connect with you on Goodreads. I'm inspired by your success and am really looking forward to your future projects :)

Angela Bernadette Thank you for accepting my invite! Loved your books! read all of it twice already. hope you write in Christian's POV. ;)

P.s. I think Matt Bomer is perfect for the role CG. :)

message 132: by Joanne

Joanne Thanks for accepting my friendvite. LOVED Fifty Shades. You gave me a whole new passion for reading and opened up a new genre too :)

message 131: by NanaV

NanaV TThank you for accepting my friends request

message 130: by Marisette (last edited Jun 30, 2012 04:40PM)

Marisette Burgess Thank you for the friend request. I have yet to read the second and third books, but am eager to finish the Hunger Games series and finish yours. I can understand loving a series like Twilight, and having the inspiration to write one of your own. That is just what I did, even though my characters are not based on the Twilight's, they are inspired by my favorite stories, fables, fairytales, and childhood books.
I think you have a gift for unique and intriguing characterization. I congratulate you on your success and look forward to the movies.
Men of the Cave by Marisette Burgess

message 129: by Carla

Carla Hey E.L James! God! I love your books. I miss Fifty and Ana so much, their story really touched me. Amazing characters...I didn't like Christian in the first book but after what happened in the end and his change... geez!! How can someone with so manny problems like him can still be so perfect? Well do you plan on keep writing this series from others pov or i don't know maybe Ethan and Mia story? Or even another books? I would love to read your other books... bye!

message 128: by Elvita (last edited Jun 14, 2012 07:11PM)

Elvita Dear E.L. James. I just saw this abc video on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpm_1i...) and I just want to say THANK YOU!!!!!! Thank you for creating the Fifty Shades Trilogy and spicing up my single mother life. I work hard to provide a good life for my eight year old son. It's rare that I find books or movies that provides me with an enjoyable outlet in life....you have done that. I truly thank you from an overworked, lonely, and single hard working young mom (mum). You have provided me with hours of precious entertainment and joy! Keep up the amazing work. Big hugz <3

message 127: by Len

Len hi ms james please consider kristen stewart for ana's character and ian somerhalder for christian's for the upcoming movies of 50 shades..i think it will be nice pairing them up for a change

message 126: by Rai

Rai Hi E.L.,

Thanks very much for your friendship here on Goodreads!

I wish you continued outstanding success! :)



message 125: by Len

Len ms james are you still doing christian's p.o.v.?

message 124: by Mariah

Mariah Busch Thank you so much for accepting my friend request. I just finished reading the Fifty Shades Triology and I am totally in love!!! You are an amazing story teller and I really enjoyed reading Ana & Christen's story. I hope that you keep writing in his pov. That was really fun to read. I can't wait to see what you give us next. Happy reading and writing!!!

message 123: by Mary

Mary Abshire Thanks for accepting my friend request. I'm loving your books. Be well and keep writing for us :)

message 122: by Carmen

Carmen Shaw I just finished fifty shades trilogy and absolutely loved it! Please keep writing!

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