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Friday Book Review – Crusher by Niall Leonard

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 11th January 2013

Like most novelists, Niall Leonard pays tribute to a whole host of people in his acknowledgements. But there’s one name that stands out from the crowd. “And above all to my beloved wife Erika,” writes Leonard, “for her boundless love, loyalty, humour, encouragement and inspiration.” Yes, the Erika in question is EL James, whose Fifty Shades of Grey has sold well over 6 million copies in the UK and has ...keep reading

Friday book review – Monday to Friday Man by Alice Peterson

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 24th August 2012

Alice Peterson must have been stunned when her sweet romantic novel about a group of dog walkers soared to the top of the Kindle charts in the UK this week. And she was probably even more flabbergasted to learn that her book, Monday to Friday Man, had knocked the third instalment of Fifty Shades of Grey into second place. I was so intrigued by her feat (echoes of David and ...keep reading

Jilly Cooper’s verdict on Fifty Shades of Grey

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Thursday 23rd August 2012

My children still haven’t got over the embarrassment of walking into my office last week and seeing my desk covered with erotic novels. From Jane Eyre Laid Bare to Eighty Days Yellow, they were piled up all over the place. I was reading them for a newspaper review (really) but even so, my son and daughter shut the door hurriedly and scuttled off to laugh about it with their friends. ...keep reading

Fifty Shades trilogy sells more than a million on Kindle in the UK

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 26th June 2012

My first romantic novella, Olympic Flames, has just been published as an ebook and like every writer I know, I check every other hour to see how many copies it has sold. But my jaw dropped this morning when a press release from Amazon dropped into my in-box. EL James, the London-based mother-of-two who created the hit Fifty Shades trilogy, has just become the first author to sell more than ...keep reading