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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cosmo + Harlequin = Red-Hot Reads and Giveaway!

Yep, U.S. best-selling women's magazine Cosmopolitan has teamed up with one of the world's leading publisher Harlequin to bring us...

What does this mean?  This means two sexy, contemporary romance story ebooks every month!  But first launching this month with the debut of Afterburn, the first installment in a series (Aftershock, book #2, will be available 11/12/13) by Sylvia Day, then starts the two a month by different authors in September.  So look for the Cosmo Red-Hot Reads wherever ebooks are sold.

By the way, I was sent an excerpt of the first two chapters of Afterburn and I got to admit, I want to read more!  Day's writing drew me into the plot.  It did sound sexy.  Looks like Gia learned to hold her on after Jax but now that he's back into her life again, who knows?  I'll have to read the rest of the book to find out!

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Who better to launch the brand new Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin eBook Program than #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Sylvia Day? One of the hottest authors around the globe, Day is known for her highly-sensual, emotionally-charged fiction, and in her new book AFTERBURN (August 15, 2013; $3.99 eBook), she cranks up the heat—and the passion.

Gianna Rossi knows she’s the perfect candidate to work for the legendary Lei Yeung, a scion in the restaurant industry. Gia is hardworking, comes from a family in the restaurant business, and is endlessly loyal. Being betrayed by someone she gave her heart to gives her an edge. Just the right kind of edge to do business in one of Manhattan’s most cutthroat industries.
When she gets the job, Gianna’s ecstatic and throws herself into her new life as Lei’s protégé. Things are going incredibly well. After only a year Gia is on the cusp of helping Lei land two big new clients. It’s been months of wooing and finessing, but the contracts are printed and ready to be signed. And then Jackson Rutledge shows up. The same Jackson—Jax—who disappeared two years ago, breaking her heart and taking a piece of her with him.
Jax’s arrival at their business meeting isn’t the only surprise of the evening. At his side is Ian Pembry, Lei’s former mentor and now nemesis. Neither Lei or Gianna is quite sure how, or why, Jax and Ian started working together but Gianna is determined not to let things get personal.
But suddenly, Jax is everywhere and it’s getting harder and harder for Gianna to pretend she doesn’t want him, that she doesn’t still have feelings for him. But Gianna’s not the same girl she was two years ago. She’s not about to let Jax waltz in and out of her life when he feels like. She’s worked too hard to get where she is.
As Gianna starts to piece together the Rutledge involvement with Lei’s nemesis and tries to save what might just be the most important deal of her life, she begins to realize that some business is personal…very personal. Only now, she knows the rules—and stakes—of the game, and she’s not going to lose.

AFTERSHOCK, the follow-up to AFTERBURN, which will be published by Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin on November 12, 2013. Both books will also be available in an exclusive two-in-one paperback edition, also on sale November 12, 2013.

Two years later, he was back. Walking into a deal I'd worked hard to close. Under the tutelage of Lei Yeung, one of the sharpest businesswomen in New York, I had picked up a thing or two since Jax walked away. I wasn't the girl he once knew, but he hadn't changed. Unlike the last time we'd drifted into each other's lives, I knew exactly what I was dealing with... and how addictive his touch could be.

The inner circle of glamour, sex, and privilege was Jax's playground--but this time, I knew the rules of the game. In the cutthroat business world, one adage rules all: keep your enemies close and your ex-lovers closer...

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About Author

Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of more than a dozen award-winning novels sold in 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 20 countries, and a reader favorite across several genres, with millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has sold more than 12 million copies since its debut last year. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and her work has been honored as Amazon's Best of the Year in Romance. She has won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award and been nominated for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award twice. She is currently president of the Romance Writers of America, an association of over 10,000 writers. Visit her at and Follow Sylvia on Twitter @SylDay.

About Harlequin
Harlequin ( is one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in 31 languages and sold in 110 international markets. The company publishes more than 110 titles monthly and more than 1,200 authors from around the world. Harlequin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation (, a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Harlequin’s website is located at Harlequin has offices in 19 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London. For more information, please visit and Follow Harlequin on Twitter @HarlequinBooks.

About Cosmopolitan
Cosmopolitan is the best-selling young women’s magazine in the U.S., a bible for fun, fearless females that reaches more than 18 million readers a month. Cosmopolitan delivers the latest news on men and love, fashion and beauty, health, work and money, self-improvement, and entertainment. Readers can also interact with the brand on the digital front: reaches 10 million unique users a month, in addition to boasting 2 million+ Facebook fans and a half-million Twitter followers. Cosmopolitan is also available on apps for the iPhone and iPad, and via Cosmo Radio, the only magazine-branded radio channel of its kind, available on Sirius XM Channel 109. In addition to the U.S. flagship, Cosmopolitan publishes 64 print magazine editions around the world. Cosmopolitan is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. With 20 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (ABC 2012) and reaches 83 million adults (Fall 2012 MRI gfk). Follow Cosmopolitan on Twitter at @Cosmopolitan.

One of my lucky readers will win this awesome prize goodie bag (too bad I can't enter!).  Thank you Cosmo-Harlequin for sponsoring this!


No purchase necessary. You must be a follower of this blog and 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Jinky is Reading and sponsored by the Cosmo-Harlequin. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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