Heroes and Heartbreakers was lucky enough to attend a Sylvia Day event held in New York City this week—and we also got a few minutes to speak with Sylvia about what's next in the Crossfire series, and how her vision of Gideon and Eva came about.
The series was inspired when she was writing her historical Seven Years to Sin:
“In [Seven Years to Sin], Jessica was the survivor of childhood abuse, and the hero was emotionally abused by his stepfather, so they come into this relationship very damaged...I got about three quarters of the way through the book, and in that case, that history of feeling unwelcomed and unwanted and unloved as children is what drew them together as their point of reference. But as I was writing it and doing research on it, I realized the opposite happens. A lot of abuse survivors find each other, but their relationships are very difficult, because they’ve both come up with different coping mechanisms and they have to to learn how to adapt to survive. But if I’m gonna do this topic justice, and talk about two people coming into a relationship with so much damage, I need to do it realistically, so as soon as Seven Years to Sin was finished, I started working on this...at first, I just took Alastair and Jessica and put them into modern-day New York City...it took a couple chapters before they became their own people.”
Later on, Sylvia shared some news about the series: fans won't have to wait long for the fourth book in the series, and she solicited title suggestions as well. The series has been optioned for television, and her own fan casting for Gideon would be Henry Cavill. The producers are fans of the series themselves, and have no intention of changing things the fans won't like.
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