Readers hoping for more erotic exploits with a certain domineering millionaire and innocent college student will be sorely disappointed. Speaking at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Monday night, "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James told the New York Post that her next novel will be, shall we say, tamer than her first.
It "won't nearly be so raunchy," James is quoted as saying, "and I will probably write it under another name."
Although James has told readers in the past that "I'm looking forward to bringing you some new love stories I've got planned," she says she is unlikely to write another book about the sexy stars of '"Fifty Shades," Ana Steele and Christian Grey. "Never say never -- but they're on the back burner at the moment, as I have a few other stories to tell first," she writes on her website.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, and was the best-selling e-book of 2012.
Meanwhile, fans of the adult romance trilogy eagerly await news of a planned film adaptation, though no actors have yet been cast. “We don’t even have a filmmaker ... so we are still a long way away from casting. I have some ideas ... but it may not be who people expect,” James said.