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'Fifty Shades of Grey' author to share her passion for _____ with new how-to guide


E L James’ latest project is a journal that also offers a few tips on one of life’s most enduring passions: writing.

Vintage Books announced Monday that James has collaborated with the publisher on Fifty Shades of Grey: Inner Goddess (A Journal).

It combines professional advice from the million-selling author and lined pages for readers to set down their own ideas, or “inner goddess.” Vintage says the journal will have a soft leather cover, “bonded.” Vintage is a paperback imprint of Random House Inc.

James’ erotic trilogy was acquired by Vintage last year and has sold more than 70 million copies worldwide. The Inner Goddess journal will be published May 1.

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Check this out: Book cakes for the hungry reader


Reading is a hungry pastime. That’s why we can think of no better way to celebrate a love of words than these gorgeous book cakes, courtesy of Book Riot. Love Roald Dahl? Then cut into this tower of his classics. Can’t get enough of Jane Austen? Enjoy this gothic cake. Celebrating your fiftieth anniversary with your hubby? Keep your love life fresh with this Fifty Shades of Grey confection. In fact, we were so taken by these cakes that we scoured the internet for more. Check out our favorites below: READ FULL STORY

'Fifty Shades of Chicken': Now that's why they call it spatchcocking -- VIDEO


Have you ever heard of spatchcocking? Neither have we. But who better to teach you before Valentine’s Night than Fifty Shades of Chicken‘s frisky fowl?

Allow us to refresh your memories: Back in November, we posted this exclusive trailer for the Fifty Shades of Grey spoof cookbook, making your Thanksgivings that much more satisfying (particularly if you served “Dripping Thighs” instead of boring turkey!). But the sensual stylings the kinky cuisinier were not enough — we had to hear from the chicken herself. And unlike Miss Anastasia Steele, this bird is not shy. So check out the follow-up trailer below, but beware: Sighs, pants, and moans abound, so be sure to turn down the volume before playing this one at work. READ FULL STORY

'Fifty Shades of Grey' coming in hardcover

There are so many puns that come to mind with this news, but we’ll spare you. The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy is finally coming in hardcover — just in time for Valentine’s Day — after becoming massive best-sellers in paperback and digital forms. The three hardback books and a shrink-wrapped box set will be available on Jan. 29.

Different editions of E L James’ paperbacks took up four spots on Nielsen’s list of best-selling books in 2012 — there may be four more in 2013.

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Best of 2012: The EW book awards


It’s time for the year end accolades. Check out EW’s awards for the best in books below!

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“Cookbooks” like The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook. Stewed goat, anyone?


Check out the cover for the 'Twilight' fanfic turned novel 'Beautiful Bastard' -- EXCLUSIVE


Ladies (and gents — no shame!), get ready to meet your next kinky businessman obsession: Mr. Bennett Ryan. Beautiful Bastard (or, as I like to call it, the Twilight fanfiction formerly known as The Office) won’t be released until February, but we’ve got an exclusive first look at the tantalizing cover to whet your appetites.

As we reported earlier this month, Beautiful Bastard is the latest Twilight imitator to score a book deal. The fanfiction, which centers on “whip-smart” intern Chloe Mills and her love/hate relationship with her exacting boss Bennett Ryan, first appeared online in 2009, but was quickly taken down by author Christina Hobbs after the attention proved to be overwhelming. In 2010, she began pursuing projects with her fellow fanfic writer Lauren Billings and the two revised The Office together under the pen name Christina Lauren, eventually landing a deal for two books — Beautiful Bastard and its sequel Beautiful Stranger. Think Fifty Shades of Grey, but classier (or so I’m told). So without further ado, check out the cover of the first book below:

Who can resist a man in a skinny tie? How haute couture.

Beautiful Bastard hits shelves Feb. 12. Fans of The Office, how does it compare to Fifty Shades? Better? Worse? Hotter? Kinkier? What do you think of the cover? Let me know in the comments!

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Meet Babies Grey and Anastasia: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' inspires baby names

Call it the Fifty Shades bump — literally. BabyCenter has released their yearly list of most popular baby names and — shocker! — the Class of 2030 will be seeing a lot more Anastasias and Greys. Wait, Greys? Yes, readers. When bestowing a Fifty Shades-inspired moniker on their child, parents chose not Christian, but Grey. The name saw a 20 percent jump from last year. On the girls’ side of things, Anastasia rose ten percent, while Ana climbed 35 spots. I suppose we should just be thankful these parents are still together. Make love, not war, right?

As the child of a voracious reader, this news strikes particularly close to home. My father named me for Gone with the Wind, but my brother was not so lucky (in his eyes) — his name is Dickens and he’s been clamoring to change it to Will since he was 10 (don’t even get me started on our dog Trollope). So on that note, what are the worst book-based names you can think of? Here are my top ten: READ FULL STORY

Bad Sex in Fiction Award: Which books beat out J.K. Rowling, 'Fifty Shades of Grey'


Think you’ve had enough exposure to bad sex lit lately? (Ellen Degeneres, Kristen Stewart and your Facebook friends made sure you didn’t escape the abundance of Fifty Shades of Grey excerpts floating around the Interwebs this year.) Well, whether you like it or not, there’s more out there. A lot more. Award-worthy more.

But by award-worthy, I mean Razzie-esque awards. That’s right, authors are annually bestowed with the prize that recognizes gag-worthy writing about the bedroom. It’s an award that British magazine Literary Review started in 1993. On Tuesday, the magazine unveiled its 2012 shortlist for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award. Check out the list of eight finalists below:

The Yips by Nicola Barker
The Adventuress: The Irresistible Rise of Miss Cath Fox by Nicholas Coleridge
Infrared by Nancy Huston
Rare Earth by Paul Mason
Noughties by Ben Masters
The Quiddity of Will Self by Sam Mills
The Divine Comedy by Craig Raine
Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe

Laters, baby: Woman cites 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in divorce


Fifty Shades of Grey has inspired many things: jewelry, baby onesies, cookbooks, Christmas ornaments, and now… a divorce?

No, you gasp! It cannot be! No other book screams (literally) undying romance quite like E L James’s erotic trilogy. But alas, dear readers, it is (allegedly) true. According to a report in the UK’s Daily Mail, a British woman cited Fifty Shades of Grey as evidence of her husband’s “unreasonable behavior,” claiming that he maintained a “boring attitude” towards sex and refused to recreate scenes from the steamy book.

“She thought their sex life had hit a rut — he never remembered Valentine’s Day and he never complimented her on her appearance,” the wife’s lawyer Amanda McAlister said. “So she bought sexy underwear in an attempt to get her husband more involved. She said, ‘Let’s make things more interesting.'” But her husband could not be swayed. “He went ballistic when he found out the name of the book she was reading and told her, ‘It’s all because you have been reading that bloody book.'”


The 'Fifty Shades' bump: More 'Twilight' fanfiction is being turned into novels

Here’s some news appropriate for Bram Stoker’s 165th birthday: Another piece of Twilight fanfiction is getting adapted into an original novel, Fifty Shades of Grey-style. The fic, originally called “The Office,” reimagined Edward Cullen and Bella Swan as a powerful businessman and his smart, ambitious intern.

Sound familiar? That’s not because the story rips off Fifty Shades — in fact, “The Office” appeared on the Internet before the fic that became E L James’ bestseller. “The Office paved the way for Fifty Shades and a thousand other imitators,” University of Utah professor and fanfiction expert Anne Jamison tells The Hollywood Reporter. “It turned fanfiction’s ‘porn without plot’ into porn as plot, peopling Twilight‘s basic plot structure with sexually voracious, assertive and snarky adults.”

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