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Sylvia Day No, I don't plan to write another book with Teagan and Garrett as the leads. That said, all of my books are set within the same fictional universe (yep, that includes paranormals, futuristics, historicals, etc.!), so my characters often hop around to different stories/books. I expect we'll catch up with T & G in the future that way.
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Sylvia Day I certainly plan to! But I can't put it out there for you to read if I don't think it's ready. As soon as it is, I'll be very happy--and extremely relieved--to pass it from my hands to yours.
Sylvia Day I never thought of the series as a trilogy. When I was halfway through writing the second book, Reflected in You, I told my editor it was going to be at least 4 books, maybe as long as 6. I think there were two big issues that led to the series being marketed as a trilogy even though it was never planned to be one. 1) The concurrent release alongside 50 Shades led ppl to think of Crossfire as a similar "trilogy," so many bloggers, bookstores, etc. referred to it that way and still do. I still see ppl writing things such as, "I just finished the fourth book in the trilogy." 2) The publisher originally contracted for only 3 books and our relationship grew contentious during the publication of the third book. It was uncertain whether I would stay with them or move the following books to another publisher. The situation was so precarious that the third book was on shelves and I still had not even begun negotiations with the publisher for the last two books. Because they didn't know if another publisher would be handling the future books or not, they made no effort to tell readers they were publishing more than three books. So there's nothing I could have done on my end to write the series differently and I wouldn't. I'm extremely proud of Crossfire and I wouldn't change the experience of writing it. There were external factors--public perception and publisher marketing--that created an issue for readers in understanding how many books were in the series and that's unfortunate in many respects but not anything I could control. Believe me, I tried!
Sylvia Day Deeper in You released many years ago, under a different title: Reflected in You. The title was changed because some retailers felt Deeper in You was too suggestive for their customer base.
Sylvia Day I'll be in Los Angeles at The Ripped Bodice on August 31st. That's the closest I'll get to Corona this time around. :)
Sylvia Day I'm not planning on a book for Manuel at this time, but never say never. As for Gideon and Eva, you'll spot them in my upcoming Blacklist series, which launches with So Close. And you'll catch up with where everyone is again in Ireland's series, which comes after Blacklist.
Sylvia Day My upcoming Blacklist series, which launches with So Close, is similar to Crossfire in some ways and yet very different, and it features new characters you haven't met before (as well as those you have!).
Sylvia Day Not yet. The publisher is waiting for me to turn it in and I'm waiting for the moment when I feel like it's ready. We're getting close though!
Sylvia Day Katie, you may be excited to hear that a film adaptation of Afterburn & Aftershock is in the works! Jax came from my love of Scandal. :) And Gia is a product of my love for New York and the family of a college roommate of mine. I spent a holiday with them one year and thought about how I'd love to fictionalize a boisterous, loving Italian-American family like theirs.
Sylvia Day Keep an eye out for my upcoming Blacklist series, which launches with So Close. And don't miss Ireland's series, which comes after Blacklist.
Sylvia Day You'll see some of your Crossfire series faves in my upcoming Blacklist series, which launches with So Close. And you'll catch up with where everyone is again in Ireland's series, which comes after Blacklist.
Sylvia Day We'll catch up with everyone via cameos in the Blacklist series, which launches with So Close, and we'll get a more in-depth look at how Cary's doing at in Ireland's series, which follows.
Sylvia Day We'll catch up with everyone via cameos in the Blacklist series, which launches with So Close. As for a spin off, Ireland will have her own series after Blacklist is concluded.
Sylvia Day We'll catch up with everyone via cameos in the Blacklist series, which launches with So Close, and we'll get a more in-depth look at where they're all at in Ireland's series, which follows.
Sylvia Day My Australian publisher tries to set the same release date as my US publisher, so once a release date has been announced here in the US, we'll know more about the Australian date. Please sign up for the newsletter on my website. You'll get a notice as soon as the date is set!
Sylvia Day The Crossfire series is completed, but we'll catch up with everyone via cameos in the Blacklist series, which launches with So Close, and we'll get a more in-depth look at where they're all at in Ireland's series, which follows.
Sylvia Day The Crossfire series is completed, but we'll catch up with everyone via cameos in the Blacklist series, which launches with So Close, and we'll get a more in-depth look at where they're all at in Ireland's series, which follows.
Sylvia Day Yes, we'll see more of Gideon, Eva, Cary, and their families in other series. And yes, Ireland will be getting her own series. :)

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