Sylvia Day Whets Our Appetite for "Entwined with You"--and More Crossfire

Entwined-with-YouAfter naming Sylvia Day’s Bared to You a 2012 Best Book of the Year in Romance and devouring Reflected in You, we've been anxiously awaiting the release of the third book in Day's scorching Crossfire series, Entwined with You. To whet our appetites and make waiting for the book's arrival a little easier, Amazon Romance expert Alyssa Morris spoke with Day about what’s next for Gideon and Eva, her upcoming collaboration with Harlequin and Cosmopolitan, her all-time favorite romance novels, and much more.

Alyssa Morris: Now that you’ve had a bit of time to absorb the success of Bared to You, does it feel real? Or are you still surprised?

Sylvia Day: I'm still surprised! I’m glad I’m a veteran and that I’ve been publishing for close to 10 years, so I had some experience under my belt as far as dealing with it. But on the other hand, there’s no way to anticipate writing something that becomes a global phenomenon, you know. I don’t know about other writers--I didn’t even dream about anything like that. I always figured that it just happened to the Stephenie Meyers and J.K. Rowlings of the world. So, yeah, I don’t think I’ll ever get over being surprised that I had a series that struck such a chord.

AM: It just hit such a moment in our culture, where all of a sudden this is what everyone wants to be reading. It’s an interesting confluence.

SD: Right. We always talk about that, about right book, right time. Random House released Fifty Shades on the same day I self-published Bared to You, so talk about the right timing. Just… wow!

AM: Do you have a favorite moment in the Crossfire series so far? 

SD: You know, I really loved the weekend that Gideon and Eva spent in the Outer Banks. These poor guys. When they’re alone, they’re fine. Life is perfect when they’re alone. Unfortunately, they don’t get a lot of time alone. [Laughs] So I just love that. I love seeing them together away from all of the distractions and intrusions and everything else that’s going wrong in their lives.

I can’t talk too much about Entwined with You because it’s not out yet. And that’s so hard, because I so want to talk tabout it! But there’s more alone time with Gideon and Eva as we move forward in the series and they grow stronger, so I’m really enjoying that as a writer. 

AM: Can you tell us a little bit about what we can expect to see next for Gideon and Eva? And is Entwined with You the last book in the series, or it might continue farther?

SD: Yes. It’s definitely continuing, so I can say that for sure. I was not able to wrap up the entirety of the storyline into three books, and I was absolutely adamant that I was not going to try to rush or cram the third book to try to make it fit. And I was fortunate that my agent and my editor they both agree that it would be a big disservice to the series to not let it play out the way it needs to, so there will definitely be future books.

The first book was really the introduction to Gideon and Eva. That’s where we first become familiar with their flaws and their issues, which are of course very prevalent in the first book. The second book they were really apart most of that book. They were mostly broken up through that whole thing. It was very angsty and dark. The third book is very different. Eva’s in a different place. At the end of Reflected in You, Gideon has made a pretty large sacrifice for her. Her big issues had been insecurities, concerns about other people and other women particularly in Gideon’s life. It’s hard to have those sorts of fears and self-doubt after somebody makes a huge sacrifice, like Gideon did for her. So she’s in a much more stable place as far as her comfort level with the relationship and being able to accept the depth of his commitment to her.

Gideon, however--what he’s done, there’s a lot of ramifications. Not just externally, but internally. So as she grows stronger, he’s actually struggling with more. That said, she’s really the anchor for that relationship. She has been from the beginning. So with her being stable, it brings new stability to the whole relationship, and readers will see a lot more moments of calm and connection between the two than we have seen in the previous books.

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Comments (6)

I really enjoyed reading this interview, first one for me! I'm totally stocked that Crossfire has ~~~~more bookS~~~~ as in plural!!! As I anxiously the next amazing Gideon & Eva book(s), I will re-read the initial Trilogy....
Sylvia Day is such a force to reckoned with and I've always appreciated her luscious love stories!!
When I was made aware of Bared to You, it was right after I had read FSOG.....I wasn't ready to let go of Ana & Christian connection!! The fantastic pitch I received about B2U was enough to have me buying it to read yet another erotic romance story that I wasn't sure I was ready for after just finishing FSOG!
Well, initially I was one of the many, many people that felt Gideon & Eva were just an imitation or knock off of C & A.......well let me tell you how I feel today after reading Entwined with You, Totally have a different take now!!
I've been a follower of Sylvia Day for many years and had to remind myself that she doesn't need another Author/Writer to take her into a direction...she can go there all by herself!!! I'm so glad she did..Now I can only hope and pray that the next book of the Crossfire Series doesn't take as long as Entwined with You takes to come out!! Please, please give one date (sooner rather than later)and keep that date as the release date---PLEASE!!!! Lol...
I will patiently as I can await the release.
Thank you bunches Sylvia for being such a fantastic Author to follow for so long! I love how you keep out-doing yourself at every turn you take...Please keep all the rather exotic reading coming to us devoted followers ;-)
Sending love, Diana
P.S. I love how you have such a flow hen you put pen to paper. Thank you.......

Posted by: Diana | Tuesday June 18, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Hi, just wondering how long we have to wait for the Crossfire Novel Book 4 to come out as book 3 took forever. I re ordered Entwined with you was supposed to have been released in September then on the 31 December but only came out on the 20 May. Hope we don't have to wait that long for the fourth book!!!!

Posted by: Marlene Da Silva | Saturday June 15, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Sylvia, you are an amazing writer! I loved all 3 books in the Crossfire series and cannot wait for the fourth one to come out! I think you'll win back all those that were upset about it by getting it out there as quickly as possible! I am so excited that this may be a tv series!!! I was always hoping!! Do you have ideas as to who you would have play the roles of Eva and Gideon?

Posted by: Courtney | Monday June 10, 2013 at 9:40 AM

I read the Entwined book already and loved of course but was very upst with the ending. I know you will come out with another book but how long will we have to wait for this one.

Posted by: jill | Sunday June 9, 2013 at 7:39 PM

I really enjoyed reading Sylvia's interview & it has made my day to know that there are more books coming in the Crossfire Series, YAY!!! Also can't wait to read Afterburn & Aftershock, it sounds like a good story. Only 26 more days before I leave Perth & fly to Melbourne to be at Sylvia's book signing, can't wait!

Posted by: Lenette Correia | Sunday May 19, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Not to be rude and i mean no disrespect to any other author, but Sylvia Day basically compared herself to Stephanie Meyer saying this happens to the Stephanie Meyer's of the world ... ARE YOU KIDDING ME ???
you BLOW AWAY anything she has ever written.
your 3 steps above that and then some ....
again i mean no disrespect, to each his own .... but i see no comparison .... YOUR THE BOMB MS SYLVIA DAY !!!!
Much love and hugs
and keep on smiling and doing what you do ... cuz your top of the line !!

Posted by: Traci | Saturday May 18, 2013 at 3:42 PM

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