I love love love the new Beauty and the Beast movie. One of the best parts, of course, is the Beast’s library, so I wrote “Belle Would Be Enchanted by These 10 Lovely Libraries in Hotels” for USA Today 10Best.Read All Entries
For those of you who may have been too embarrassed to see Fifty Shades of Grey in the theater, you’ll be happy to know the movie will be available on Digital HD Friday, May 1 and on Blu-ray™ & DVD Friday, May 8.
You’ll also be happy to know you can win one of six copies right here! [Read more…]
Oh, there are going to be so many disappointed women this weekend.
Not because they didn’t get what they wanted for Valentine’s Day. Or because they don’t even have a Valentine to begin with.
But because 50 Shades of Grey is a total fire extinguisher letdown of a movie. [Read more…]
For better or worse, I have to admit that I devoured the entire Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy in less than two weeks. I didn’t care that the books aren’t particularly well-written and that author E.L. James tends to favor a dozen or so words which she uses over and over and over again. They were a total escape, and I enjoyed every minute of reading them.
Even more than the book themselves, though, I am fascinated by the whole Fifty Shades phenomenon. So when I learned that there was a magazine devoted to the subject, I knew I owed it to my readers to go exploring. Oh, the sacrifices I make for all of you. [Read more…]
Unless you’ve been locked in a dungeon for the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard the hype surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic romance novel by British author E.L. James. Notice my use of the term “romance” here. Despite a plot line that includes BDSM and sexual domination, Fifty Shades of Grey is, in its own way, a tale of romance.
The novel is narrated by Anastasia Steele, a virginal Portland college student who spends her free time reading Victorian novels. The Grey of the title refers to Christian Grey, a handsome young billionaire mogul. When Ana interviews Christian at his Seattle corporate headquarters for her school newspaper, she finds herself both intimidated and infatuated. Unable to get him off her mind, Ana is dumbfounded when he shows up back in Portland at the hardware store where she works part time. [Read more…]