New York, NY, May 21, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Fifty Shades of Grey (and its sequels) has taken the world by storm, selling several million copies, introducing erotic fiction to mainstream readers, and turning author E L James into an overnight star. Publishers everywhere are asking “What will all these Fifty Shades of Grey fans read next?” Berkley Executive Editor, Cindy Hwang let the readers themselves lead her to the answer.
Author Sylvia Day originally self-published "Bared to You," offering the first installment in her Crossfire series as an eBook and a print-on-demand title. The buzz for Day’s erotically-charged novel began within days of the April 3rd publication—reviewers across the internet compared the book (favorably) to Fifty Shades of Grey. "Bared to You" immediately jumped into the list of top 40 bestselling eBooks at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The author is currently selling about 1000 copies of "Bared to You"—everyday. "Bared to You" is now a national bestseller, landing on both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. And sales are continuing to grow.
On May 24, Berkley Books will take over the publication of "Bared to You," releasing a slightly revised eBook edition, complete with brand-new cover art that speaks directly to the Fifty Shades of Grey audience. On June 12, Berkley will publish a trade paperback edition of the book.
"Bared to You" is the first book in the Crossfire series about new college graduate Eva Tramell and billionaire businessman Gideon Cross. The book finds Eva accepting her first job at an advertising firm located in a NYC skyscraper owned by Gideon. When she and Gideon first meet the chemistry is strong and instantaneous. But both Eva and Gideon bear emotional scars and a healthy romantic relationship is foreign to them. The Crossfire trilogy explores the developing physical and emotional relationship of these two complex characters.
Day is known for her romantic and deeply emotional novels and "Bared to You" is no different. While Day explores the exciting and passionate physical relationship Eva and Gideon share, it is the emotional connection between the two that is so captivating. Undoubtedly, readers who want an intense romance and a taste of the darker edge of sensuality will find all they are looking for in Day’s newest novel.
The second book in the series is set for release in the fall of 2012 and the third book is set for release in early 2013.
Sylvia Day is the national bestselling and award-winning author of over a dozen novels written in the romance and urban fantasy genres under several pen names. A wife and mother of two, she is a former Russian linguist for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. Visit her website at http://www.sylviaday.com.
Bared to You
by Sylvia Day
eBook on sale: May 24, 2012
Trade Paperback book on sale: June 12, 2012
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