Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Showcase Author Sylvia Day - Aftershock

I'm happy to be bringing back to showcase #1NYT and International bestselling author, Sylvia Day whose novella Afterburn was the Harlequin/Cosmo hook up premier in August of last year. Today she's releasing the second e-novella in the Jax & Gia series, Aftershock.

  • ISBN-13: 9781459245990
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 3/11/2014
  • Series: Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 17
  • File size: 200 KB

America's Premier author of provocative fiction #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day comes the gripping romantic conclusion to the miniseries that launched Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin. It started with Afterburn (available August 15, 2013) and ends with an Aftershock (available March 11, 2014).

When it came to playing games, my lover Jax was a master strategist. He pulled strings behind the closed doors of D.C.'s most powerful political players, and somehow still found time to nearly sideline my career. What he didn't know was that when I didn't like the rules, I threw them out and made my own. I wasn't going to let Jax get away with it. I wasn't going to let him get away at all.
I loved Jax enough that it was impossible to give up. Jax loved me enough that giving up was the only end he'd consider. He didn't think I could swim with the sharks. It was entirely my pleasure to show him that I'd already dived in...

  Read an Excerpt:

I’d just hung my makeup bag on the towel rack when the room phone started ringing. Knowing I probably took a lot more time than Chad did to unpack, I expected he was ready to head down to see the construction site of his restaurant in the very same hotel we were staying in. The Atlanta Mondego was being turned into a destination with a capital D, and I would soon have the dust on the soles of my Jimmy Choos to prove it.

Grabbing the receiver off the bathroom wall, I tucked it into the crook of my neck and said, “Hey. You settled in already?”

“Gia, damn it. Turn on your cell phone!”

Jax’s deep, sexy voice slid across my senses, bringing with it a rush of heated and beloved memories.

Something inside me tingled with pleasure that he’d gone to the trouble of tracking me down. Jackson Rutledge was a busy guy with his pick of women. Following me around the country was entirely unnecessary. And really flattering.

I leaned against the bathroom counter. “Newsflash–I’m avoiding you.”

“Good luck with that.”

My jaw tightened. So what if he was an animal in bed? So what if I was happy to hear from him? I was still mad at him. “I’m hanging up now.”

“You can’t run from me,” he said tightly. “And you can’t pull that shit you pulled yesterday. We need to talk.”

“I agree, but that usually means you tell me I’m only ever going to be a fuck buddy to you and you don’t give me any reasons why. I don’t have the patience to run around in circles. Unless you’ve got real answers for me, I’m not giving you any more of my time.”

“You’re going to give me a hell of a lot more than time, Gia.”

A shiver of awareness moved through me. I knew that tone of his. It was his I’m-going-to-bang-the-hell-out-of-you tone. “You wish.”

“I’m about to land, Gia. I’ll be at the hotel within the hour and you’re going to see me.”

“What?” My pulse gave a traitorous leap of excitement. My sex drive had been revved since I’d left him the night before. It was all too eager to cross the finish line. “I can’t believe you followed me to Atlanta! How the hell did you know where I was?”

“Your sister-in-law.”

Denise was going to be hearing from me. She knew better, which meant she’d done it on purpose. “Well, turn around and fly home again. I’m working, Jax. I don’t trust you to be around my work.”

His sharply indrawn breath told me I’d scored a hit.

“Fine,” he snapped. “I’ll send a car for you. We’ll meet at my hotel.”

“I’ve got stuff to do today. I’ll let you know when I have a moment, and I’ll find a neutral place for us to meet.” A bar, maybe, or even a shopping mall. Someplace where intimacy wouldn’t be a problem. Sadly, I couldn’t trust myself around him now that I knew how he felt about me.

“My hotel, Gia,” he reiterated. “A public place won’t save you. We’re going to fuck, long and hard, wherever we end up. Better we don’t end up in jail and splashed all over the tabloids while doing it, don’t you think?”

“You’ve really got to do something about that ego.”

“Baby, I’ll crawl on my hands and knees if that’s what it takes.”

It was my turn to suck in a deep breath. He knew how to get to me, how to open me up and leave me defenseless. I tried to do the same thing to him. “Tell me you love me, Jax.”

There was a moment of silence. “Loving each other isn’t our problem.”

He hung up, leaving me holding on to an empty connection. As usual.

Sylvia delivers the dramatic finale to the provocative duo — set within the inner circle of glamour, sex, and privilege — that began with Afterburn.


The Jax & Gia Series consists of the two novellas Afterburn and Aftershock, which tell the story of Gianna Rossi as she navigates the  inner circle of glamour, sex, and privilege in the cutthroat business world.


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Sylvia Day is the #1 NYT and #1 international bestselling author of over a dozen award-winning novels sold in 40 countries. There are millions of copies of her books in print. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and RWA’s prestigious RITA and won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award. Amazon also honored her work as Best of the Year in Romance. Visit the author at sylviaday.com, facebook.com/authorsylviaday, and twitter.com/sylday.

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  1. Hi! Hopping over from The Social Blogger linky. =) I haven't read Sylvia Day yet, though I've heard wonderful things about her books. This sounds like a great series!

    1. Hi Diana, thanks for the visit I'll head back over there and check out your sites too!

  2. Wow, sounds like I need to try this series Debbie.,.I am off to look at book one :)

    1. Hey Kim these romances are definitely on the sizzle burner :)

  3. Ahh I have these on my list. One of my favorite books is by her. Seven Years to Sin. Wonderful historical. Very steamy and just nicely written.

    1. Anna, I knew these would be on your list, they're right up your hot, hot romnance alley

    2. LOL they so are! I love a good spicy read. She's an excellent one for that :)

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