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Oct 5, 2011

Fifty Shades Darker Blog Tour - Guest Post and Giveaway

Fifty Shades Darker Blog Tour

Hey everyone! I'm so excited today! We have a very special guest today. She is one of my favorite authors and I'm so lucky to have her on my blog today.  Well, it's no other than E.L James, the fabulous author of Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker. It's no secret how much I loved those two books and how eagerly I am waiting for the third installment of the series.. I'm close to begging them to release it but oh well, I just have to accept that it wouldn't be anytime soon. But for now let's give the spotlight to Miss EL James!

Thank you Lady Krishna for letting me hijack your blog.

My Husband is not Fifty

            Whilst driving home this evening, far too fast as usual, I was listening to the radio.  It was some cheesy middle-of-the-road station that I secretly love but never own up to loving.  Rod Stewart’s ‘I Don’t Want To Talk About It’ (apt for a reluctant blogger eh?) started playing. Well, I’ve had a tough day… super tough as, I’ve become so distracted of late by all this book mullarky.  Anyway, I digress – what with the lyrics of that song, my exhaustion, and thinking about my job – well, soon there were tears falling down my face.  And I thought about my dear, dear husband, who would be at home with my supper on the table (seared fresh tuna, coleslaw and rocket salad) who puts up with all this crap – and is so supportive, and what do I give in return?  Nothing. 
            Honestly - I felt so selfish, and not worthy and the tears started afresh.  I was saved when a black van cut me up so I had to hoot him.  That snapped me out of it… but it does not negate the fact that my old man puts up with a great deal. The only plus side, on my part, is being good in bed (I wish!), the fact that I have a great sense of humour (I need it, to live with him) and the fact that he is such a grumpy old sod. My goodness, he could take grumpy to a whole Fifty level.  Not that Fifty is based in any way on my dear hubs (shame eh?)  So I thought I would take this opportunity, in print, to tell whoever reads this, that I am a lucky cow when it comes to husbands.  I chose well. 
            He is the only man who can have me rolling around on the floor, helpless… with laughter, usually at myself.  He can be merciless at that, though I have to say he hasn’t done it recently – perhaps if he reads this it will inspire him. 
            Throughout writing about Fifty he has helped.  Not only did he roll his eyes and say “You want to do what?” and oblige in the name of research, but he proofread and beta’d all the chapters.  If I ever got stuck with a plot point I could always talk to him and he was beyond helpful; never pushing an idea but just being a fantastic sounding board. You see ladies and gentleman, my husband is a writer; a real, professional, makes-a-good-living-out-of-it writer, and he knows his stuff. 
            I remember going on a one-day fiction seminar when I first started writing – it was over-subscribed and over-crowded and afterwards I thought, jeez they’ve not told me anything that my husband hasn’t told me.  Basically: who is your hero, what’s his/her agenda and what gets in the way?  That’s it in a nutshell; it’s all about conflict.  If you have conflict you have a story.  No conflict, who’s interested?  So, with Fifty during the first book we see our heroine conflicted.  She wants ‘more’, and he just wants to f*ck her into submission – literally – loads of potential for conflict there.  With the second book the conflict comes from them trying to redefine their relationship, and from outside… from Fifty’s past, but I won’t talk too much about that, in case I give anything away.
            Of course, I also learnt a great deal about conflict from my hubs. But that’s another story…          

Oh what a lovely post Miss E.L James! Now I want your husband! kidding! I don't have death wish and I absolutely would love to stay on your good graces. Haha. Now, kidding aside, thank you so much Miss E.L James for sharing a part of your life with me and the readers of this blog. It was a very interesting post for us because it let's us see the human behind these two great books, and it gives us a glimpse of what your life might be like. 

And I also want to thank you for making us all so envious of your luck in having a supportive and patient husband. You are so lucky!

Now we know, how you could write an erotic romance novel like Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker.. well, you obviously are very much in love and inspired!

Book Blurb:

Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life.

Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

You guys can check out my review for this book in here:

Where to Buy:

The Writer's Coffee Shop 
Publishing House

Amazon De

More about the Author:

E L James is a TV executive, wife, and mother of two, based in West London. Since early childhood, she dreamt of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.

E L James is currently working on the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey and a new romantic thriller with a supernatural twist.

And for the most awaited giveaway:

You lovely people can follow this tour:

Oct. 3 Review, interview, and giveaway at Sam, E & R's Awesomness!!

Oct. 3 Review, interview, and giveaway at Book That Thing

Oct. 4 Guest Post and giveaway at My Life. One Story at a Time 

Oct. 5 Review, guest post, and giveaway at Journey with Books

Oct. 6 Review, interview, and giveaway at Endlessly Bookish

Oct. 7 Review, interview, and giveaway at The Book Hookup

Oct. 8 Review, guest post, and giveaway at Reading Lark

Oct. 9 Review and giveaway at Badass Book Reviews 

Oct. 10 Review, interview, and giveaway at Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

Oct. 11 Review and giveaway at Bona Fide Reflections 


  1. Sounds like a very, very good read. I'm definitely gonna have to check out the first in the series, too :)

  2. Fab guest post. James' husband might not be "Fifty", but he seems to be fifty shades of awesome. :-)
    Gonna read your review now, Krishna!
    _yay_ @ Book that Thing!

  3. I have not read either book, but I have heard awesome things about both of them. I am looking forward to reading them.
    Really liked the guest post. It is so wonderful to get to learn something about the author"s life.


  4. looking forward to read this book, is definitely a MUST. :)

  5. Jodie Riverina RomanticsOctober 07, 2011 4:13 PM

    I have heard so many great things about this I am stalking all the blogs on the tour hoping to score a copy.

    Jodie @ Riverina Romantics

  6. Hi Lady Krishna
    Thank you for hosting this guest post and for your lovely review.
    All the best
    EL x

  7. Hello Miss E.L. James,

    Thanks for dropping my on my blog. You know it's my pleasure to have you here. I am so in love with Fifty Shades Series and I really believe that it should be read and appreciated by more people.

  8. Thanks for commenting here Saewood! And I totally agree with everything you said! (^_~)

  9. Oh you totally should! This is one of my favorite books! You won't ever be disappointed!

  10. Thanks for the support Sasse! And you're absolutely right Miss James' husband might not be 'Fifty' but I think she's lucky to find him.

  11. It is awesome to get to know more about the author other than her writing! And you totally should not miss reading this series! I am waiting for the third book.. and tomorrow is not soon enough for me.. Yup.. I'm an impatient reader!

  12. This is a must read! Thanks for commenting here... And I absolutely love your avie! I am a die hard Robsten fan too..

  13. Stalk this tour so you can have more chances in winning a copy for yourself! And it's fun! Goodluck!

  14. I love it I am so excited to read this book!

    Thanks for this giveaway!


    Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

  15. This sounds really great! Thanks :)

  16. I absolutely love Fifty! Thank you for this giveaway!

  17. Nothing to thank me for.. The author and the publisher of this book are so nice to let me host this giveaway! And I super love Fifty too!
    Thanks for visiting my blog, Ashley!

  18. This is definitely one of the best books I've ever read! I enjoyed reading it and I'm sure you will too.
    Thanks for joining in this fun blog tour!

  19. Oh Fifty! How you make me want to laugh, cry, and spank you! I love this series!

  20. Thanks for joining Drdanille. I absolutely agree with you!


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