Fiction Vixen is please to welcome author Sylvia Day. Today is the print release of Reflected in You, the second book in the Crossfire Series.
Welcome to Fiction Vixen Sylvia. We are excited to chat with you today. Congratulations on the amazing success of the first two books in your Crossfire series.
Let’s get right to it shall we?
Jen: There are so many books being compared to 50 Shades right now. From my perspective, I feel that the Crossfire series has a similar feel but goes far beyond where 50 took us. Gideon and Eva both come from abuse yet also know wealth and privilege. Was it harder to write about two characters that can almost see both sides of the coin?
Sylvia: I wrote Bared to You to explore what a relationship would be like between two people who have everything in common, yet still can’t find common ground. Eva and Gideon’s lives mirror each other in so many ways, but they’ve each learned different coping mechanisms to deal with their shared trauma. The very things that they count on to survive are the very things that push the person they love away. It’s a complicated dynamic, but that was the goal when I started.
Jen: You are one crazy, diabolical woman. I love it. I admire it. I want to be you when I grow up. The second half of Reflected was set up so beautifully that I knew where it was going yet I didn’t see where it was going. Does that make sense in a twisted way? How did it come to you?
Sylvia: I knew what Gideon was capable of when I met him and though he’s changed in profound ways, he’s still Gideon. As for plotting mayhem, I confess, that comes naturally. *smile*
Jen: Have you ever considered sticking a chapter or two in there from Gideon’s point of view? I was aching inside for Eva especially when he stood her up at the therapist. Do you think that by allowing us to only see Eva’s side it causes more emotional impact?
Sylvia: I plan to release a scene or two from Gideon’s POV, but no more than that. He’s very difficult to work with. He only allows me to see him through Eva’s eyes, which is why the story is told from her POV. He’s having a hell of time letting Eva in, let alone all of us.
Jen: Can we talk about Brett Kline too? Will we see him in Entwined? Please tell us you have something in the works for him? While obviously not Gideon, he was still a fascinating dude.
Sylvia: Yes, we’ll see Brett again. I like him a lot, too. He’s the antithesis of Gideon, so it’s fascinating to me that Eva was/is so fiercely attracted to both of them. Each man brings different things to the table.
Jen: You write in several different genres. Do you have a preference? Is one genre easier than the other?
Sylvia: No preference. I’m a storyteller first and foremost. Time period and setting are mutable depending on the story I want to tell. Writing comes easiest if I’m consumed by the characters, regardless of when or where the book is set.
Jen: I will be pretty broken up after I finish the last Crossfire book. Can you give us a look into what you have coming up next?
Sylvia: I can’t say Entwined with You will be the last book in the series until I finish it. It’s possible that it may take a fourth book to really get Gideon and Eva to the closure and happy ending they deserve. After that, I’m contracted for four more books: The last book in the Renegade Angels trilogy, A Taste of Seduction; one more historical romance; and two sequels in my Sapphire’s World trilogy, which started with In the Flesh. I’ll also continue to self-publish, because I enjoy it so much. Additionally, all of my backlist single titles under all my pseudonyms are being repackaged and re-released over the next few months.
Thank you for talking with us today Sylvia.
To celebrate the print release of Reflected in You we are excited to be able to give away a copy. To enter, just leave a comment here on our interview with Sylvia Day.
Because the prize is being mailed directly from the publisher, the giveaway is restricted to US and Canada only please. You have until end of day Oct 26 to enter, winner will be announced soon after.
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