The author of steamy blockbuster 50 Shades of Grey, EL James, is back. The British novelist confirmed her next work title The Mister will be another erotic book that she's called a Cinderella romance for the 21st Century. The publishers say the story centers on an aristocrat Englishman who falls for a mysterious, musically gifted young woman who has recently arrived in England.
James' Fifty Shades trilogy was a runaway success. It also featured bondage, discipline, dominance, and submission. After it was first published in 2012 it shot to the top of bestseller lists around the world with 150 million copies sold. The novels were made into three movies for Universal Pictures that took in more than $1 billion at the global box office, and provoked a debate about the lines between erotica and emotional or sexual abuse.
No word yet on whether The Mister would be adopted for a movie but book sellers are already looking to cash in. Both WHSmith and retailer Barnes & Noble took to Twitter, advertising pre-orders for fans hungry for the 50 Shades follow up. Publisher Vintage Books says it will hit store shelves in Britain and North America on April 16th.