Sylvia Day

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Sylvia Day
Born (1973-03-11) March 11, 1973 (age 41)
Los Angeles, CA
Pen name S. J. Day, Livia Dare
Occupation writer
Nationality Japanese American
Period 2004 to present
Genre Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Erotic Romance, Historical, Speculative fiction, Contemporary, Urban fantasy
Notable works Bared to You, Reflected in You
Website
www.sylviaday.com

Sylvia June Day (born March 11, 1973) is a Japanese American writer of romance novels. She also writes under the pseudonyms S.J. Day and Livia Dare.

Career[edit]

Day writes romance novels, speculative/paranormal fiction, historical fiction, and futuristic fiction (under the pseudonym Livia Dare). She has also published fiction under the pseudonym S. J. Day, and non-fiction.

She is the co-founder of Passionate Ink, a special interest chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA),[1] and served on RWA's Board of Directors from 2009-13. She was the 22nd President of RWA.[2]

She presents workshops for writing groups and has been a speaker at events such as the RT Booklovers Convention, Romance Writers of America's National Convention, and Comic-Con.[citation needed]

In March 2013, Harlequin Enterprises and Hearst Corporation announced[3] the signing of Day to a seven-figure contract to write two novellas to launch "Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin," a new collaboration between the publisher and communications giant.

In June 2013, Penguin USA agreed on an eight-figure deal for two more "Crossfire" books, with Penguin UK acquiring UK and Commonwealth rights for an additional seven-figures.[4]

In January 2014, Macmillan's St. Martin's Press announced a two-book, eight-figure agreement with Day for a new "Blacklist" series.[5] Penguin UK acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to the series[6] for an additional seven-figures.[7]

Crossfire[edit]

Day's Crossfire series has 13 million English-language copies in print and international rights licensed in over 40 territories as of January 2014.[8]

Bared to You was #4 on the Amazon.com's list of top 10 best-selling books of 2012,[9] #5 on iTunes' Top Ten Books of the Year,[10] and #7 on Bookscan's Top 10 Print Book Sales of 2012 – Adult Fiction.[11]

The Crossfire series has been acquired by Lionsgate Television Group for television adaptation.[12]

Honors[edit]

Day has been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, the EPPIE Award,[13] the National Readers' Choice Award, and several nominations for Romance Writers of America's RITA Award.[14]

  • 2007 RITA Award nominee ("Her Mad Grace")
  • 2007 Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers' Choice Award nominee (Passion for the Game)
  • 2008 RITA Award nominee ("Mischief and the Marquess")
  • 2008 Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers' Choice Award Winner (Don't Tempt Me)
  • 2008 National Readers' Choice Award Winner (Heat of the Night)
  • 2009 Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers' Choice Award Nominee (In the Flesh)
  • 2009 National Readers Choice Award Winner (In the Flesh)
  • 2010 Readers' Crown Award Winner (In the Flesh and Eve of Darkness)
  • 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Best Romance Nominee (Bared to You)
  • 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Best Goodreads Author Nominee
  • 2012 Amazon's Best Books of the Year in Romance editors' selection (Bared to You)

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Bad Boys Ahoy! (2006)
  • Ask For It (2006)
  • The Stranger I Married (2007)
  • Eve of Darkness (2009)
  • Eve of Destruction (2009)
  • Eve of Chaos (2009)
  • In the Flesh (2009)
  • Pride and Pleasure (2011)
  • Seven Years to Sin (2011)
  • A Touch of Crimson (2011)
  • Bared to You (2012)
  • A Hunger So Wild (2012)
  • Reflected in You (2012)
  • Entwined with You (2013)
  • A Taste of Seduction (2013)

Novellas[edit]

  • "Magic Fingers" in Wicked Words: Sex on Holiday (2005) and Black Lace Quickies 7 (2007) and Wicked (2012)
  • Catching Caroline (2005)
  • Misled (2005)
  • Kiss of the Night (2005)
  • Snaring The Huntress (2005)
  • Wish List (2005) in White Hot Holidays, Vol. II (2006)
  • "Treasure Hunters" in Ellora's Cavemen: Dreams of the Oasis II (2006)
  • "A Familiar Kind of Magic" in Alluring Tales: Awaken the Fantasy (2007)
  • Salacious Robinson in Got a Minute? (2007)
  • "Magic and Mayhem" (2007)
  • "Mischief and the Marquess" in Perfect Kisses (2007)
  • "That Old Black Magic" in Alluring Tales: Hot Holiday Nights (2008)
  • Eve of Sin City (2010)
  • Eve of Warfare (2010) in The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2 (2010)
  • Lucien's Gamble (2011) in Bad Boys Ahoy! (2006)
  • All Revved Up (2011) in Wicked Reads (2011)
  • "Razor's Edge" in The Promise of Love (2011)
  • "Taking the Heat" in Men Out of Uniform (2011)
  • A Dark Kiss of Rapture (2011)
  • Iron Hard (2012) in Steamlust: Steampunk Erotic Romance (2011)
  • Black Magic Woman (2012) in Alluring Tales: Night Moves
  • What Happened in Vegas (2011) in Best Erotic Romance (2011)
  • "Blood and Roses" in Guns and Roses (2012)
  • "On Fire" in Hot in Handcuffs (2012)
  • "Afterburn" (2013)
  • "Aftershock" (2014)

Series/Related Titles[edit]

Alluring Tales[edit]

  • "A Familiar Kind of Magic" in Alluring Tales: Awaken the Fantasy (2007)
  • "That Old Black Magic" in Alluring Tales: Hot Holiday Nights (2008)
  • "Black Magic Woman" in Alluring Tales: Night Moves (2013)

Carnal Thirst[edit]

  • Misled (2005)
  • Kiss of the Night (2005)
  • Declassified: Dark Kisses (2006)

Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin[edit]

  • "Afterburn" (2013)
  • "Aftershock" (2013)

Crossfire[edit]

  • Bared to You (2012)
  • Reflected in You (2012)
  • Entwined with You (2013)
  • Captivated by You (November 18, 2014)
  • Book 5 (no release date)

Dream Guardians[edit]

  • Pleasures of the Night (2007)
  • Heat of the Night (2008)

Georgian Series[edit]

  • Ask For It (2006)
  • Passion for the Game (2007)
  • A Passion for Him (2007)
  • Don't Tempt Me (2008)

Marked Series (w/a S. J. Day)[edit]

  • Eve of Darkness (2009)
  • Eve of Destruction (2009)
  • Eve of Chaos (2009)
  • Eve of Sin City (2010)
  • Eve of Warfare (2010) in The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2 (2010)

Renegade Angels[edit]

  • A Dark Kiss of Rapture (2011)
  • A Touch of Crimson (2011)
  • A Caress of Wings (2012)
  • A Hunger So Wild (2012)
  • A Taste of Seduction (2013)

Sapphire Series (w/a Livia Dare)[edit]

  • In the Flesh (2009)

Non-Fiction[edit]

  • Perfectly Plum: Unauthorized Essays on the Life, Loves and Other Disasters of Stephanie Plum, Trenton Bounty Hunter (2007)
  • The Write Ingredients: Recipes from Your Favorite Authors (2007)
  • Lustfully Ever After: Fairy Tale Erotic Romance (Foreword - 2011)
  • Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey (2012)
  • Story of O (Introduction - 2013)

Media[edit]

In April 2013, HeroesAndHeartbreakers.com[15] broke the news that Day's Crossfire series had been optioned for television adaptation. Lions Gate Entertainment secured the rights.[16] Kevin Beggs, President of the Lionsgate Television Group, confirmed the acquisition on August 5, 2013 in a press release.[17] Lionsgate TV Executive Vice President Chris Selak, who will oversee development for the studio, said, "The Crossfire series is an incredible property and it is a thrill to bring it to Lionsgate. Sylvia has created an enduring, sexy and edgy story, and we're looking forward to working with her to create a show that both excites and connects with audiences as her books have done."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passionate Ink Founders". Passionate Ink. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  2. ^ "About RWA: Board of Directors". Romance Writers of America. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  3. ^ "#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sylvia Day inks seven-figure deal with Harlequin to launch Cosmo Red Hot Reads eBooks". PR NewsWire. March 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  4. ^ "Writer Sylvia Day secures ‘eight-figure deal’ for a pair of erotic novels". The Times. June 26, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  5. ^ "St. Martin's Press Acquires #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sylvia Day". PR NewsWire. January 16, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  6. ^ "Penguin UK keeps hold of Sylvia Day". The Bookseller. January 14, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  7. ^ "Romance Novelist Wins Big Valentine". The New York Times. January 15, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  8. ^ "St. Martin's Press Acquires #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sylvia Day". PR NewsWire. January 16, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  9. ^ "Amazon.com Announces Best-Selling Books of 2012". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  10. ^ "iTunes Top Ten Books of the Year Also Dominated by Erotic Romance". digitalbookworld.com. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  11. ^ "Nielsen Tops of 2012: Entertainment". http://blog.nielsen.com. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  12. ^ "Lionsgate Acquires Television Rights to the #1 New York Times Bestselling Series Crossfire by Award Winning Author Sylvia Day". PR Newswire. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "2007 EPPIE and QUASAR Finalists Announced". The Electron Files. January 10, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  14. ^ "2007 RITA Awards Finalists". Bookreporter.com. March 26, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  15. ^ Frampton, Megan. "Sylvia Day’s Crossfire Series Optioned for Television!". HeroesAndHearbreakers.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  16. ^ "FAQs - SylviaDay.com". sylviaday.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "Lionsgate Acquires Television Rights to the #1 New York Times Bestselling Series Crossfire by Award Winning Author Sylvia Day". PR Newswire. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 

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