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Hi all..

 

New poster, but not new to the forum. I've been reading everyone's views for a long time, and it's great how everyone else thinks and loves this series. It's almost as if it's not fiction eh?! Even my husband asked how Gideon & Eva's HEA went..!

Lighthouse - I totally agree with your post, and love how you think it will turn out!

I love the whole series. There are some little bits that I question, simple things like how did 'Golden' become 'Golden Girl' in OWY?

I felt in CBY that the tone changed, but I tied that in with reading from Gideon's POV, when we were so used to Eva's.

There were a couple of times for tears in OWY. The Angus/Gideon scenes were AMAZING!! And to see Gideon admit that he thinks of him like a Dad, awesome!

The Gideon/Elizabeth scene, wow. That woman is screwed and doesn't deserve any of her children in her life!

When Gideon didn't tell Eva straight away about Monica.. I was actually shaking waiting for a reaction from her, but her shock kinda shocked me. I thought she would of reacted differently, but it shows that she trusts Gideon and the way he knows her.

I like where it went. I'm going to reread slowly, as I still don't 100% understand the Monica/Lauren story. It takes some getting your head around!

But overall I was happy with the book. We were never going to get what a lot of you are asking for, as it was set in 'real-time' as such. There's is no end to life.

Well done Sylvia, I've never read a book series that has had me this gripped or invested in the characters before! :)

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Not sure if any of my little notes from yesterday's reading are of help and apologies if any have already been included, I'm still not up to speed on discussions (friends leave on Wednesday so life goes back to normal pace).

In the part where Gideon is talking to Angus when they first discovered about Monica's real name Monica Dieck was scared, 'when she heard Lauren's name she went white as a ghost'

I think someone questioned that Gideon maybe didn't have sufficient security with just having Angus and Raul -and those mentioning the offer to Victor to be security - in Gideon's thoughts was the following:

'My security detail was used to managing only my affairs.  Now I had Eva in my life, which effectively doubled their duties.  Angus and Raul were accustomed to rotating shifts, but lately they were both working nearly round the clock.  They had standing orders to hire whatever support they required, but what we needed was another security chief - maybe two.  Experts whose sole charge would be Eva and whom I could trust as implicitly as I did my existing team.'

The seeds are sowed for Victor coming on board.

In the same chapter Gideon dreams he is standing, as an adult, alongside his father looking up at the Crossfire building and in his thoughts is something that I can't grasp - not sure if this is important or if something occurred later that answers my question:

'We're the same height and that startles me for a moment.  Why does that surprise me? The answer hovers in the back of my mind, but I can't grasp it'  -anyone have a clue what the answer hovering in his mind might be?

 

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16 hours ago, Lighthouse said:

I read the paperback in one sitting, and then I moved on to listening to the audio book, which I finished today.
 

I loved it! One section of in particular brought tears to my eyes when I heard it on the audio book. It's the part in Chapter 6 when Angus plays for Gideon the tape of Eva going after Anne. 

Angus, "She'll stand by you."

Gideon, "If my past goes public? Yes, she will."

Sylvia ended the saga with strong New Eva and still-healing Gideon on their honeymoon, giving us fans each our own opportunity to envision how happily-ever-after unfolds for GidEva. Here are some short-term developments I imagine unfolding upon GidEva's return to New York:

Anne Lucas will be charged in connection with Monica's murder, and as the court case unfolds, Hugh's sordid past will finally come to public light. In a way, he will be prosecuted at long last. Also, the revelations about Terrance Lucas' role in covering up the abuse will finally come out. Gideon's past as a sexually-abused child will cause most people to admire him for what how he overcame adversity and turned his private pain into a desire to help abuse victims via charities.

Corrine won't publish her book. The revelations about Anne and Hugh will make her finally understand why Gideon wouldn't -- couldn't -- marry her all those years ago. She will at long last throw in the towel.

I think I can finally trust Detective Graves to make sure Gideon is never prosecuted for Nathan's death.

I think Deanna won't take the job, because she'll be too spiteful about the face Eva had been the person who suggested Cross Industries hire her. I think Deanna will instead opt to make money writing free-lance stories about Gideon as the Lucas scandal unfolds. Eva will be more than her match in Team GidEva crisis management as Deanna's stories run, and so even though Deanna will probably get paid big bucks by tabloid media, Eva will win the war.

The revelations about the Lucases will start the process that heals the rift between Gideon and his half-brother, Christopher.

Elizabeth will continue to stick her head in the sand, but hey -- Gideon's already made his peace with the fact his mother is self-centered and weak, so he's now past caring how she responds to the news coverage.

Oh, and I think that Arnoldo and Shawna will end up together.

P.S. I think Gideon's dream in which his father wishes for a grandson and a grand-daughter has a shade of precognition to it: several years down the road, Gideon and Eva will have two children. A girl they'll name Lauren in honor of Eva's late mother. A boy they'll name Gideon Geoffrey Cross Jr.

Agree to  all of this . But I would love Elizabeth to see Dr. Petersen .. I think she really needed the help  upon the suggestion of Gideon and their  family with Chris would start  healing too ..  But Shawna has  a BF you're breaking them  up  , I would go for Arnoldo and Megumi  and Corrine would go back in France with Giroux after she personally apologize  to Gideon and Eva  after she found out  that Anne Lucas posing  psychiatrist in a pseudo  name used her . Oh and she would  file a case against Anne Lucas  too..    I would hope for Victor to not  accept the job from Gideon  instead wold work with Graves  ..(if Graves is not married  .. well they could be together  ).

I dont think Gideons' sexual abuse would be known in public even if Anne  got prosecuted because Hugh did not mentioned those in his notes .. (or I have to reread that part) because Gideon said HUgh lied on everything  about his  session with him  . But even if it goes public . Gideon would have the public sympathy though and he would have the respect of everyone .  

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Well, I too am upset this series is over. I've never been pulled into a book or characters like this before. And I love Lucky now! Angus even more...and Chris Sr. ^_^ All the build up and planning for the wedding...and nothing...we get tragedy and more confusion instead. 

 I'm sure I'm a minority here, but I did not like FSOG...so to read this after reading that....it was like 'Yes! This is a well written book w/ characters I'd like to read about!'. I'll be happy if this series continues on and on. But maybe with surprise releases and not release dates b/c those don't seem to work well w/ Sylvia for some reason lol.

I don't mind making conclusions up in my head....I just thought it was odd to throw so much drama and characters in such a short space of time and not have an actual conclusion to much of it.

I will read the Blacklist series when both are released. Hopefully it'll be soon as she's been talking about them since last year :)

Slightly off topic- Looking forward to Me Before You movie releasing in June...that book was so great!

I like reading everyone's opinions on here! It's nice that we can discuss with out being rude to each other as I've seen on her FB page. Some people were posting the whole story line, giving away major spoilers under the post that Sylvia asked they DO NOT give  away spoilers! So rude...smh...

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I liked Fifty Shades but didn't like the bdsm aspect of it, my sister borrowed the books and insisted Christian was grooming Ana which I didn't think was the case, but sister reckoned if someone was going to be as interested in sex as Ana proved to be she would surely not have still been a virgin?????  The base storyline was fine, and the writing okay but I prefer Sylvia's writing and her depth of characterisation, particularly as the basis of two abuse sufferers and their road to recovery was interesting and needed some research.

Those posting on both Sylvia's page and other review sites are downright rude in many ways, they give away a lot of the story line and therefore some are saying they may not even bother reading the book.  A lot of them are using pretty similar words, I wonder if somewhere there is a website where they get together and plan a mass review with low ratings, using similar words just because they are annoyed there are five books instead of three and they had to wait a total of four years to read all five books.  I am aware of one discussion section on Good Reads where the members have been slating Sylvia since CBY came out, and had pre-judged OWY before reading it.  Only a couple of their members picked up the subtle nuances of CBY, neither of those have returned to discuss OWY on there.

If you speed read the books you are likely to miss things - I know my first read was pretty fast and I accepted I wouldn't pick everything up and would need to re-read immediately.  None of those spoiler reviews have added anything to what happened in the book, just churned over the same thing such as we need to know about Cary and the baby, if Gideon and Eva have children etc. and as some on here (and thankfully some reviewers) have pointed out we don't need to know that at this point, we just needed to know that G&E had come through and were working together, living together, that they had a future together. 

When people first began pointing out the 'unfinished' points I did wonder if maybe all the fans clamouring for more would mean Sylvia might have intended that to happen so she could write a sixth book, but I think the possible idea of characters being in other books or mentioned in them was a good way to have a new story line but finalise some of the things we'd like to know about.

Maybe Sylvia wanted the ending of the books to be different to how other authors tend to end, perhaps it's to do with the tv series and the producers wanted something heavy at the end of the story?  As has been said, it's Sylvia's book, she can write what she likes how she likes.  But I do think it is very poor of her readers to write such vitriolic comments on her own page - example:

"700 hundred books ive read! And of all of them Cross series was my favourite. the first 3 books was! Then you go write crap! In book 4 then destroyed the whole story in 5th book. Waited two fecking years for a book full of unanswered stories and no thought for Eva when her mom die? You just want to finish the book and be done! Well Sylvia Day im now done with you and anything else you write from now on.. hope THE MONEY is worth loosing your Fams for!.."

Fine don't like the book, and no problem with this person telling the author they didn't like it, but there's no need to be as rude as this.  The book is not 'crap' at all, just because you can't be bothered to read it properly and try and understand what is going on and all the hints within the text, that doesn't mean the book is wrong.  A lot of the stories are actually answered as far as they can be within the time limits of what these books are about, and although it would be nice to know about Cary's baby etc. etc. they don't impact on Gideon and Eva's own happiness which is what this book was about.  And what is with the  'no thought for Eva when her mom die?' (repeating the person's appalling grammar there is killing me).  Gideon gave full consideration to why he could not tell Eva after it happened (and we may be right that he saw his father's body and did not want Eva to see her mother's).  He told her the next morning and yes, she did not say much but shock can do that.  Plus of course we heard that side from Gideon's POV so we only heard what he noticed was happening, if the chapter had been written from Eva's POV we may have gained different information about how people inter-acted and the funeral.  Eva looked like Monica, how hard was it for Richard Stanton to be with Eva for the funeral, seeing someone so like the woman he loved?  (I've not re-read the end of the book yet, literally just finished the chapter where Monica is shot so I'm writing from memory of my 'speed read' and things others may have commented on).

I still see reviewers claiming that there are 5 books because of money grasping - she didn't need to extend this series to 5 books to do that, she could just have written other books of a similar genre as they would have sold because people had loved the Crossfire books and would have gone on to buy them.  Look at how many bought ELJ's Grey - and then criticised because it was the same story as the first 50 Shades book even down to repeating the dialogue - but of course that is what the book would be, ELJ was putting over Christian's POV so any scene with Ana would mean the original dialogue would be the same - but there would be Christian's thoughts as to what was happening, and more about what he was doing when he was not with Ana.

With Crossfire we got alternating POV's, I actually would like to read some scenes from the opposite POV - it was interesting to read those two pieces posted on the web site about the scene in Gideon's office with Corinne - interesting seeing the same event from both of them.

 

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Hi D500 as I mentioned earlier I think the Crossfire series is Sylvia's masterpiece and that can be said because the supporting characters were so interesting in addition to Gideva being such a delicious couple. Ten books could be written in this  series  because we simply adore all of them and want more. To those who say the series was extended for the purpose of financial gain... Well they are obviously not on this blog and would not be welcome.  I hope we do hear about Gideva in some of her upcoming novels but I would really like another book about them down the road. Perhaps 5 years down the road and release on Gideon's birthday which coincidentally is my birthday as well! I can tell you it would be one of my favorite birthday presents ever. :)

 

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I also believe the people marking low stars on reviews are doing so purely because of their need for the tieing up of all the other characters rather than the writing and the storyline. And just seen one person say that Sylvia has strayed too far from the formula for this book - what formula?  Have I missed something?  Are writers supposed to slavishly follow a formula so every book is pretty much the same?  Is that why people were complaining at there being 5 books - are all authors meant to write a trilogy and set the story out in the same way?  Does every story have to end up with the two main leads having a baby, with all their friends settled with one another?  An epilogue seems to be something that is essential and HAS to be set some time in the future, but I quite liked the fact that the epilogue here was at long last Gideon and Eva on their honeymoon, spending a considerable time on their own together rather than having friends and business in the background.  Does there even have to be an epilogue?  I'm sure some books I've read have not had any.

There's also been a few comments about the price, in the UK the book was £4.99 for the e-book and if ordered from Amazon, the paperback was £3.99 (and Waterstones sold it at half price in store).  I don't know how much it was in the US but I pay some authors 99p each for four instalments of a novel and have to wait some time for the next part to appear so £4.99 isn't a bad price.  We pay something like 20% VAT on e-books so although they are often cheaper than the official publication price of a paperback (usually £7.99) paperbacks don't incur VAT. 

 

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I think that some threads are INCOHERENT (with previous books) = people are disappointed ....

and please remember

there was almost nothing new happening in Captivated by You, but in One with You - is happening too many things.

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Someone just instagrammed the following statement from Sylvia (I don't know where Sylvia posted this)

One of the questions that came up a lot over the last week that I've been on tour is whether we'll see the Crossfire Series crew again.  I think the answer to the question would be of interest to many here, too so I'll share it.

All of my stories, whether they're contemporary, historical, paranormal or futuristic, take place in the same fictional universe (otherwise known as the crazy place that's my imagination).  There are no silos for me.  I don't end a book or series and close the door on that world and those characters to move on to another world where those characters don't exist.

Gideon and Eva reached a place where they don't need me any more.  There are other characters who do, so I'll spend time helping them.  In the meantime, Ireland will grow up (she's underage now!) and when she's ready, I'll help her too.  This might seem tangled for some, but in my mind, they're moving forward at the pace they set.

Every writer has writing and creative processes that are unique to them and the limitless boundaries of one fictional universe is part of mine.  The timeline in my mind will continue on indefinitely in either direction and all of my characters travers that pathway with each other.  I never say goodbye, only farewell until we see each other again.

 

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The above quote is on Facebook.  And it's getting a great reception.

Someone has mentioned not liking the thought of Ireland in a steamy novel and how no boyfriend for her could be as hot as Gideon - Sylvia's response "But he'd have to be quite a man to go toe-to-toe with Gideon, who we all know will be his usual super protective self."

 

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I wonder how long this Ireland spin off novel has been in the works ? If it is set in stone it would be the perfect way to include Gideva because they both love Ireland to death and will certainly be a big part of her life. It will also be able to showcase the aftermath of the break up of Chris and  Elizabeth's marriage and the healing or not of their family. I cant imagine Eva forgiving Elizabeth anytime soon.  

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5 minutes ago, sscrph said:

I wonder how long this Ireland spin off novel has been in the works ? If it is set in stone it would be the perfect way to include Gideva because they both love Ireland to death and will certainly be a big part of her life. It will also be able to showcase the aftermath of the break up of Chris and  Elizabeth's marriage and the healing or not of their family. I cant imagine Eva forgiving Elizabeth anytime soon.  

She began writing Bared in 2011 so presumably the entire series took place that year or maybe 2012.  Ireland was 17.  So in 2016 Ireland is 21/22.  Maybe she needs to be 24 (like Eva was) so we may have to wait a couple of years.  No problem with that as we have the Blacklist books to come and fill the interim.

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14 minutes ago, D500 said:

She began writing Bared in 2011 so presumably the entire series took place that year or maybe 2012.  Ireland was 17.  So in 2016 Ireland is 21/22.  Maybe she needs to be 24 (like Eva was) so we may have to wait a couple of years.  No problem with that as we have the Blacklist books to come and fill the interim.

Or it can mean that Ireland is NOW 17...I think "not being underage" in the US means 21?(Where i come from it's 18)...So we have to wait at least 4 years? If I'm correct...

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1 minute ago, Sandra_1705 said:

Or it can mean that Ireland is NOW 17...I think "not being underage" in the US means 21?(Where i come from it's 18)...So we have to wait at least 4 years? If I'm correct...

Since the Crossfire series only covered 3-4 months Ireland is still 17 going on 18.  I'm thinking that Sylvia is waiting for her to be in college or almost graduating....23-24 years old.  We don't want her to be "jail bait" or Gideon would really flip out!!

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Yes but the existing Crossfire series is set in the year 2012 which is now in the past - even though the last book only came out this week it is about a period four years ago.  So in real time Ireland is now 21 or 22 so if her story will be about her at age 23-24 and Sylvia and the character get into communication we could see a book in a couple of years or a little later. 

If she is 24, the age Eva has been in these books, Gideon can't complain if she has a good relationship.

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Yes I agree if there will be such a novel Ireland would probably be in her 20's perhaps just finishing college and starting at Vidal Records or Cross Industries. If you remember in CBY when Ireland stayed overnite she wanted a glass of wine and Gideon said maybe in a couple of years and Ireland said by then you'll have kids it won't be as fun lol so Im sure it will be a ways off. As OWY ends Ireland is probably a senior in high school and off to Columbia  in the next year.

Hopefully she will not hook up with Brett Kline lol????????

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1 hour ago, sscrph said:

Yes I agree if there will be such a novel Ireland would probably be in her 20's perhaps just finishing college and starting at Vidal Records or Cross Industries. If you remember in CBY when Ireland stayed overnite she wanted a glass of wine and Gideon said maybe in a couple of years and Ireland said by then you'll have kids it won't be as fun lol so Im sure it will be a ways off. As OWY ends Ireland is probably a senior in high school and off to Columbia  in the next year.

Hopefully she will not hook up with Brett Kline lol????????

LOL, I don't think Brett would be that stupid. We know the "Lily" in the Blacklist works  at her families record business. I'm thinking she is a cousin to the Vidal's or maybe even a cousin tho Gideon by her description.  This story spans "years" so maybe at the end of that is where we see Ireland as a grown woman. Then she gets her own  book. She has also made friends with Cary so maybe we get to see him, whole, mature, and living life in a good way. 

Fifty Shades to Crossfire, there is no comparison in my mind. Crossfire is much better, even though I was one of the people disappointed.

Fifty Shades was the first books I had read in years and got me hooked on reading. It was the dirty little secret of the mom's in the neighborhood. We just passed those books around  to each other like crack or something, lol. I liked "Darker" the best. Just as I like CBY best of the Crossfire books.   

Anyway, I'm looking forward to see what Sylvia has in store for us in the future. I just wish it was faster like everyone. 

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Hi Lou totally agree with you about FIFTY SHADES while it wasn't a literary work of art I thought it was a really good  story and 80 million readers cant be wrong. Book 2 was also my favorite. In contrast the Crossfire books are addicting and 10 more wouldnt be enough. I too was one of the disappointed. EWY WAS MY FAVE OF THE FIVE and OWY wasn't the book that I had anticipated but 80percent of it was a really great read. Hope there is more to come????????

Ireland Vidal is also a kick Arse name to quote Eva just as Gideon and Eva Cross are.

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1 hour ago, Sandra_1705 said:

Or it can mean that Ireland is NOW 17...I think "not being underage" in the US means 21?(Where i come from it's 18)...So we have to wait at least 4 years? If I'm correct...

Lots of different meanings to 'underage' in the U.S. but in the context Sylvia used it, I'm pretty sure she meant Ireland is still a 'minor' -- not yet a legal adult. Throughout the U.S., age 18 is considered legal adulthood. 'Underage' sometimes can refer to laws about teen-agers and sexual consent. Age of consent is part of state law, and each of the 50 states has its own set of laws that cover what is considered under-age teen-aged sex (sometimes called statutory rape). Some states have the age of consent set at 16, others 17, and some 18. I looked up New York state, and if the page I found was correct, 17 is the age of consent there.

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On 4/11/2016 at 1:01 PM, D500 said:

D500 You make some good points but I have to disagree with some of your statements

Those posting on both Sylvia's page and other review sites are downright rude in many ways, they give away a lot of the story line and therefore some are saying they may not even bother reading the book. 

I completely agree.  I don't have a problem giving a low rating to a book if there are real literary points to make about legitimate items to review:  i.e. character development, connecting with the characters, plot inconsistencies, etc.  I don't get the "I will never buy another book by..."  Let's face it if Sylvia writes another great book many of the people who say they will never will. (I'll wait for the complete series in the future because I'm impatient.) I also don't know why GR allows reviews before a book is released.  How can you give a book 1* just because you think you won't like it?  Amazon and other sites block those early posts.  How can you hate a book just because?  Also spoilers are a no no.  Personally I like spoilers for books but don't post a spoiler and ruin a book for another reader.  

A lot of them are using pretty similar words, I wonder if somewhere there is a website where they get together and plan a mass review with low ratings, using similar words just because they are annoyed there are five books instead of three and they had to wait a total of four years to read all five books.  I am aware of one discussion section on Good Reads where the members have been slating Sylvia since CBY came out, and had pre-judged OWY before reading it.  Only a couple of their members picked up the subtle nuances of CBY, neither of those have returned to discuss OWY on there.

I still talk to some women who used to be on this site and without collaborating or discussing in advance ,everyone agreed that the first 80% of the book is just what we wanted.  The last 20% left a lot of unanswered questions, has an off the wall climax that doesn't fit (IMO), and leaves an unsatisfying ending to a much loved story.  That is a fact for many readers.  It is a legitimate criticism.  I'm sure it feels finished to SD or she ended the Gideva story the way it works for her but it doesn't work for all her readers.

If you speed read the books you are likely to miss things - I know my first read was pretty fast and I accepted I wouldn't pick everything up and would need to re-read immediately.  None of those spoiler reviews have added anything to what happened in the book, just churned over the same thing such as we need to know about Cary and the baby, if Gideon and Eva have children etc. and as some on here (and thankfully some reviewers) have pointed out we don't need to know that at this point, we just needed to know that G&E had come through and were working together, living together, that they had a future together. 

I did speed read my first pass.  I even read sections out of order.  Then I went back and read again and listened to the audio (I often get some additional hints from the nuances of the narrators).  After all those re-reads, I still stand by my belief that a couple extra lines would have given everyone what they needed.  I like Monica's backstory.  It explains a lot about her actions especially her over protective nature towards Eva.  I can imagine how she suffered feeling she let down her sister then her daughter.  For me this reveal would work better if it were earlier in the fifth book.  Allow the reader to wrap their head around the horror.  At the end it is so rushed I got whiplash.  More adjusting to Monica and less bachelor party disaster would change the whole "feel" for the reader.

Cary:  I get that this is Gideon & Eva's story but Cary was right there from the beginning.  Sylvia spent a lot of time developing his story and character; an equal amount of time needs to be devoted to wrapping up his story arc.  I'm not saying that I have to see his baby born.  I'm saying a few sentences definitively saying yes he is the father or no he isn't or Tat admitted that...  I don't have a problem with Trey undecided about where he wants his relationship to go.  I understand his caution completely. 

When people first began pointing out the 'unfinished' points I did wonder if maybe all the fans clamouring for more would mean Sylvia might have intended that to happen so she could write a sixth book, but I think the possible idea of characters being in other books or mentioned in them was a good way to have a new story line but finalise some of the things we'd like to know about.

I love multiple character series.  I would be very happy if Sylvia is planning a spinoff of an Ireland book, a Trey book, a Mark & Stephen book, even a Giroux book (that would be an interesting read).  If that is in the plan, why not let fans know at some point over the last couple years?  I read a book differently when I know a spinoff is coming.  Like Sylvia, I love the "In Death" series.  Nora Roberts is up to 40+ books in that series and her support characters' development continues with each book.  I would love that with Crossfire or a spinoff.

Maybe Sylvia wanted the ending of the books to be different to how other authors tend to end,

I know a writer writes his/her story as it comes to them.  I've read Hemingway's comments that writers don't have to follow the rules to be a good writer.  I agree with that too.  I also believe that a character that is developed extensively through all four books should have some closure unless there is a plan to spinoff that character.  My personal preference (I stay away from "The Lady or The Tiger" type books).  I want books to end with a feeling that I know good things are ahead.  For the most part I feel that for Gideon and Eva but there is a small flicker of doubt mostly centered around the way they handle life's big events.

perhaps it's to do with the tv series and the producers wanted something heavy at the end of the story?  I don't buy it.  TV producers don't have any problems re-writing books to work on TV.  A book is written for a reader.  A TV script from a book is adapted for a viewer.  Sylvia is an author, not saying she can't write a script,  however,  I don't believe she would insert a TV script at this point in the series.  As has been said, it's Sylvia's book, she can write what she likes how she likes.  But I do think it is very poor of her readers to write such vitriolic comments on her own page

I still see reviewers claiming that there are 5 books because of money grasping - she didn't need to extend this series to 5 books to do that, she could just have written other books of a similar genre as they would have sold because people had loved the Crossfire books and would have gone on to buy them.  Bollocks!  My biggest complaint about "fans" are the people still going on about Crossfire is supposed to be a 3 book series.  Sylvia said a long time ago that she wanted the story to have more realistic characters dealing with this situation of abuse.  I like more.  Some of the people that I know from book groups aren't consistent.  They cheered when K. Bromberg said she was going to add to the Driven series.  (I cheered too.) I can list many authors who added novella's, additional chapters on their websites, and full length novels to expand on their popular series.  I love getting additional information.

I think that there are legitimate reasons to not be happy with some of OWY and it isn't always a hateful.  There are very good writers in all genres who have turned out mediocre books.  OWY is not mediocre but not outstanding in my opinion. 

I guess I've rambled on enough for the time being....

 

 

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Did anybody see Sylvia Day News, Sylvia Day releases last Crossfire novel. Can fans move on? I would like to know what everyone thinks.

I loved the Crossfire Series and FSOG because of the story lines, I work in Special Education (grades K-2) and see the results of what abuse can do to children, so to see (even in fictional stories) that some people can and do survive it makes me feel good.  I feel that that is why I love the story lines in Crossfire and FSOG.

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It kind of sounds like she trying to dangle a carrot out there for Crossfire fans.    I'm sure she's well aware that some  her fans are a bit unhappy this may be her way to appease them or entice them to buy the new series.   I didn't read the tease and probably won't.

 

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