‘Crossfire’ Author Gets Eight Figures for a New Series

Romance Novelist Wins Big Valentine

‘Crossfire’ Author Gets Eight Figures for a New Series


JAN. 15, 2014

St. Martin’s Press is making a very big bet that Americans are still hot and heavy for romance novels.

The publisher has just agreed to pay an eye-popping eight-figure advance to Sylvia Day, a romance writer, for her next two books, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

The books, a series called “Blacklist,” are a follow-up to Ms. Day’s “Crossfire” series, which has sold more than 13 million copies since its release began in 2012.

Read more: NYTimes.com


New Release: A Taste of Tomorrow

New Release: A Taste of Tomorrow

Summer in February Trailer

I’m writing like crazy today so I can reward myself with this tonight.

Summer in February – Official UK trailer – In Cinemas June 14 (by Metrodomefilm)

Edited to Add:

Gentle Reader,

This will destroy you—in the best of all possible ways. And that stunning score—which I listened to all afternoon to the point that I feared I might have ruined the film viewing—well, not a problem. It was so seamlessly woven into the fabric of the story that it merely swept me along with the drama, with an underlying mental note that I would return to crank up the volume and revel in it later.