NEW YORK, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced it will host a live Fifty Shades of Grey broadcast event for fans of the #1 bestselling international cultural phenomenon by first time author E.L. James.
SiriusXM's Fifty Shades of Grey special will give fans the chance to express themselves and the impact The New York Times bestselling book has had on them while remaining anonymous, and to hear from others.
The Fifty Shades of Grey forum will air live on Friday, May 11 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET simultaneously on SiriusXM Stars ch.107 and SiriusXM Book Radio ch. 80. SiriusXM Stars host Jennifer Hutt and SiriusXM Book Radio host Kim Alexander will moderate the hour-long special, inviting both female and male listeners nationwide to call in and share their personal reactions to and experiences with the book that millions of people around the world are downloading, reading and talking about. Listeners can call 888-94-STARS to join the conversation.
Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy tells the story of the relationship between literature student Anastasia Steele and young entrepreneur Christian Grey. When Ana goes to interview Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana's quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey's secrets and explores her own dark desires.
As the risque themes/plot lines involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission in Fifty Shades of Grey and the other volumes in the trilogy—Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed—have ignited passionate debate across a wide spectrum of readers, the meteoric rise of the series to the top of bestseller lists illustrates the chord it is striking with readers everywhere.
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