The Fifty Shades trilogy is a series of erotic romance novels by E. L. James.
Erika Mitchell, known by her pen name E. L. James, is an English author.
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The trilogy consists of Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.
Fifty Shades Freed is the third and final installment of the erotic romance Fifty Shades Trilogy by British author E. L. James.
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The trilogy traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey.
Fifty Shades of Grey, Darker and Freed follow the relationship between the protagonist, Ana, and Christian Grey.
Grey introduces Ana to the world of BDSM.
BDSM is a variety of often erotic practices or roleplaying involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and other related interpersonal dynamics.
James has spoken of her shock at the success of the book, "The explosion of interest has taken me completely by surprise" she said.
James has described the Fifty Shades trilogy as "my midlife crisis, writ large.
A midlife crisis is a transition of identity and self-confidence that can occur in middle aged individuals.
All my fantasies in there, and that's it."
She did not start to write until January 2009, as she revealed while still active on FanFiction.
Net: "I started writing in January 2009 after I finished the Twilight saga, and I haven't stopped since.
I discovered Fan Fiction in August 2009.
Since then I have written my two fics and plan on doing at least one more.
In August 2013, sales of the trilogy saw James top the Forbes' list of the highest-earning authors with earnings of $95m which included $5m for the film rights to Fifty Shades of Grey.
An additional fourth book in the series entitled Grey was released on June 18, 2015.
The book follows the events of Fifty Shades of Grey but from the perspective of Christian Grey.