The latest offering from “The trilogy of Fifty Shades of Grey” by American author Sylvia Day, is set to become a best seller, as readers say it is ‘better written’ than the Fifty Shades trilogy.
The Crossfire series is much like the 50 Shades books, but although it does not feature scenes of bondage or sadomasochism, it does show graphic sex scenes and is said to be more sexually explicit than its rival. It is similar in that it features the now obligatory handsome but messed up male, but whereas readers of 50 Shades may have felt the characters in these books were a tad one dimensional, Sylvia Day says this is not the case with hers.
“The 50 Shades series is a Cinderella story, where the characters seemingly have no flaws. The Crossfire series is very different in that these two characters are almost mirror images of each other. Eva and Gideon are both wealthy and have had that advantage. As they get to know each other they realize they have the same traumas in their past, which is both are sexual child abuse survivors.
So there’s a lot of baggage that comes into the relationship and they both cope with those traumas in totally different ways. The things she uses to thrive trigger him in negative ways and vice versa.”
The Crossfire series have so far sold more than one million copies, and the books – Bared to You, and Reflected in You are available in both print and e-editions. In fact, Reflected in You sold 82,000 copies within the first six days of release. There have so far only been two other novels have had better opening week sales – JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, and Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol.
The story of the Crossfire series follows 24-year-old Eva Trammell, who works in an advertising firm, and her intense and passionate relationship with 28-year-old sexually magnetic billionaire. It seems that with the rise of e-readers and tablets and the anonymous way customers can download e books, erotic material is becoming evermore popular. So for our readers we have a couple of brief excerpts from both books and links to longer ones available.
Bared to You
Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness…
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily… Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds… and desires. The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart…
Reflected in You
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside.
He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction… my every desire… mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful… except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession…
SylviaDay.com offers a longer excerpt and purchasing opportunities for both books.