by Sylvia Day
Harlequin (Cosmo Red Hot Reads)
Contemporary Romance: Sensual, Contemporary Romance
October 30, 2017
Available in: e-Book (reprint)
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sylvia Day
America’s premier author of provocative fiction delivers the first installment of a series set within the inner circle of glamour, sex and privilege.
Now an original movie from PassionFlix.
The realization that Jax still affected me so strongly was a tough pill to swallow.
He’d only been part of my life for five short weeks two years ago. But now he was back. Walking into a deal I’d worked hard to close. And God, he was magnificent. His eyes were a brown so dark they were nearly black. Thickly lashed, they were relentless in their intensity. Had I really thought they were soft and warm? There was nothing soft about Jackson Rutledge. He was a hard and jaded man, cut from a ruthless cloth.
In that moment I understood how badly I wanted to unravel the mystery of Jax. Bad enough that I didn’t mind how much it was going to cost me…
Originally published August 2013 and November 2017 in the 2-in-1 Afterburn/Aftershock anthology.
Sylvia Day is the national bestselling, award-winning author of over a dozen novels written across multiple sub-genres — contemporary, fantasy, historical, futuristic, science fiction, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy — under multiple pen names: three! A wife and mother of two, she is a former Russian linguist for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence.
Sylvia is a lifelong California resident who loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her to Japan, Holland, Germany, France, Mexico, Jamaica, and all over the United States. Born in Los Angeles, she grew up in Orange County (the O.C.), and later lived in Monterey, Oceanside, and the Temecula Valley.
She is a Japanese-American who enjoys the many Japanese cultural events in Southern California as well as frequent family jaunts to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and Sea World. Her childhood career aspirations were few — become a dolphin trainer at Sea World or a bestselling novelist. Obviously, the dolphin trainer career took a back seat.
A year after she first sat down at the keyboard, Sylvia sold her first book to Kensington Brava and three years later—to the day—she sold her 15-17th single title books. In addition to her novels, she's written numerous novellas and short stories for both print and electronic-original release. Called "wonderful and passionate" by WNBC.com and "wickedly entertaining" by Booklist, Sylvia's stories are frequent recipients of Readers' Choice and Reviewers' Choice accolades. Her work has been translated into Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. She's been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice award, the EPPIE award, and multiple finalist nods for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award of Excellence.
A voracious reader, Sylvia still manages to keep up with her two young children. She's blessed with an understanding husband who is proud of her writing and doesn't mind (too much) that her computer sees her more often than he does.