Summer just got steamier. "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E L James surprised fans today by announcing via Twitter that she is releasing a new book called "Grey." And fans won't even have to wait long to read it. The book is coming out June 18th, Christian Grey's birthday.

"This book is dedicated to those readers who asked...and asked...and asked...and asked for this," James says. The book will tell the same "Fifty Shades" story, but from Christian Grey's point of view. “Christian is a complex character and readers have always been fascinated by his desires and motivations, and his troubled past," James says.

"Also, as anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows, there are two sides to every story. It’s been a great pleasure to return to my happy place—writing, being with Christian and Ana in their universe, and working with the fantastic team at Vintage.”

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