E L James is an incurable romantic and a self-confessed fangirl. After twenty-five years of working in television, she decided to pursue a childhood dream and write stories that readers could take to their hearts. The result was the controversial and sensuous romance Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. In 2015, she published the #1 bestseller Grey, the story of Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of Christian Grey, and in 2017, the chart-topping Darker, the second part of the Fifty Shades story from Christian's point of view. Her books have been published in fifty languages and have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.
E L James has been recognized as one of Time magazine's "Most Influential People in the World" and Publishers Weekly's "Person of the Year." Fifty Shades of Grey stayed on The New York Times Best Seller List for 133 consecutive weeks. Fifty Shades Freed won the Goodreads Choice Award (2012), and Fifty Shades of Grey was selected as one of the 100 Great Reads, as voted by readers, in PBS's The Great American Read (2018). Darker has been long-listed for the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award. She coproduced for Universal Studios the Fifty Shades movies, which made more than a billion dollars at the box office. The third installment, Fifty Shades Freed, won the People's Choice Award for Drama in 2018. E L James is blessed with two wonderful sons and lives with her husband, the novelist and screenwriter Niall Leonard, and their West Highland terriers in the leafy suburbs of West London.
"No handcuffs this time, but passion aplenty." - People
"The Mister follows a hot rich British nobleman...who falls for a mysterious woman with a troubled past. Honestly, Fifty Shades can step to the left." - Cosmo.com
"With heart-racing danger and steamy desire, readers are left
breathless to the very last page." - Women's World "The
Mister is over-the-top romantic, with ... emotionally deep love
scenes...The book's belief in the infinitely transformative power
of love will hit the sweet spot for readers looking to be swept
away. - Booklist "Packed with passion ... a love story full of
charm, music and soul-mates ... a classic E L James combo of the
sweet and erotic with the perfect ending for romantics. I think
it's her best by far!" - The Sun