A red rose is displayed on a stall at New Covent Garden Market, a day before Valentine's Day, London, February 13, 2009. (Photo : REUTERS/Andrew Parsons)
The hardcover editions of the Fifty Shades Trilogy were released in the U.S. and Canada on January 29, 2013, and author E.L. James is giving fans the chance to win an autographed set of the US hardback editions.
Fans can leave a comment on her website describing their favorite scene from the books, and one winner will be chosen at random on Valentine's Day.
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The odds will be steep: as of Saturday, 2,204 people have entered, and Valentine's Day is still two weeks away. Fans all chose different favorite moments from the trilogy. Some focused on the sex scenes, but many seemed more interested in the sweeter, more romantic moments between the main characters, Christian and Anastasia.
(Warning: Spoilers ahead!)
"I absolutely love the end of book two. When he proposes to her and he give her flowers and his hearts," gushed one fan, 'Liliana90813.' "That has to be the best and most romantic proposal ever."
Another fan 'AlinaVennwald' wrote, "I really like the scene where Christian falls on his knees because he's horrified that Ana leaves him again, and then Ana sinks to her knees as well...to show him that their relationship will only work as equals. It's really thrilling to see a change in their relationship."
And most people who commented seem enamored by Christian Grey: "This book had me in its world," wrote one user, 'yukpooh,' "I still yearn for Christian Grey (the only wish I have now is [him] taking a human form instead of living in that fantasy world)."
The first installment of the trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey, was the fastest selling paperback in history, according to the Daily Mail, beating out the previous record-holder, the Harry Potter series. According to the Telegraph, global sales of the trilogy surpassed 40 million as of last August.