New Erotic Novel Sells 100,000 Copies in First Week

Reflected in You - Sylvia Day

Sylvia Day is in exalted company. Her Amazon Author Rank places her in the top five most popular writers (she’s number four today) on Amazon.com with the launch of the trade paperback version of her novel Reflected in You. The book has been available in eBook format since October and has sold more than 450,000 copies — exceeding sales of Fifty Shades of Grey in its first week.

Reflected in You is the third book in Day’s Crossfire trilogy and has established her as a force to be reckoned with in erotica and romance, topping both print and eBook charts in the U.S. after its release last month. Its success has led Penguin to declare Day its “new erotic brand sensation” and the book is Penguin UK’s “fastest selling paperback for a decade”. Only J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy and Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol have sold more copies in their first week, according to Nielsen.

Like the Fifty Shades... trilogy, the book centers around a young woman and her relationship with a “tormented billionaire”. And yes, it’s sexually explicit content puts it firmly in the category of “mummy porn”.

So the answer to the question of whether Fifty Shades of Grey was a blip on our collective horizon looks to be ‘no’ — I’d guess we’ll be seeing more mummy porn on the shelves soon.

Any mummies here excited about this?

Image of Reflected in You (Crossfire, Book 2)
Author: Sylvia Day
Price: $8.71
Publisher: Berkley (2012)
Binding: Paperback, 352 pages
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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. November 6, 2012 - 1:38pm

I think that Reflected in You is the second in the Crossfire Trilogy.  Entwined with You would be number 3 (at least that what it looks like on Amazon).

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like November 6, 2012 - 2:06pm

I can't wait to cut my fingers on the sweet, sharp edges of those pages. When it gets here, I'll open my package from amazon with the sweet, sharp edge of my keychain.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig November 6, 2012 - 2:47pm

The only effect this has on me is that it leads me to questioning whether I should try my hand at some strange mix of fantasy fulfillment and BDSM (in my writing, that is).

 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. November 6, 2012 - 2:57pm

The answer is yes.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig November 6, 2012 - 5:14pm

I wonder if there is an untapped market for domme mommy porn? 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. November 7, 2012 - 8:43am

Again, yes.