Sylvia Day

Sylvia delivers a provocative duo of novellas set within the inner circle of glamour, sex, and privilege.



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Afterburn & Aftershock

Afterburn & Aftershock:

Genre: Contemporary
Series: The Jax & Gia Series , Book Bundle
Original Publication Date: March 11, 2014

  • #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • Globe and Mail Bestseller
  • New York Times Bestseller
  • USA Today Bestseller
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Never mix business with pleasure. Never bring politics into the bedroom. In a way I did both when I took Jackson Rutledge as a lover. I can’t say I wasn’t warned.

The realization that Jax still affected me so strongly was a jagged pill to swallow. He’d only been part of my life for five short weeks two years ago. But now he was back. Walking into a deal I’d worked hard to close. And God, he was magnificent. His eyes were a brown so dark they were nearly black. Thickly lashed, they were relentless in their intensity. Had I really thought they were soft and warm? There was nothing soft about Jackson Rutledge. He was a hard and jaded man, cut from a ruthless cloth.

In that moment I understood how badly I wanted to unravel the mystery of Jax. Bad enough that I didn’t mind how much it was going to cost me…



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…

When it came to playing games, my lover Jax was a master strategist. He pulled strings behind the closed doors of D.C.’s most powerful political players, and somehow still found time to nearly sideline my career. What he didn’t know was that when I didn’t like the rules, I threw them out and made my own. I wasn’t going to let Jax get away with it. I wasn’t going to let him get away at all.

I loved Jax enough that it was impossible to give up. Jax loved me enough that giving up was the only end he’d consider. He didn’t think I could swim with the sharks. It was entirely my pleasure to show him that I’d already dived in…


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Afterburn & Aftershock

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Film & TV News for The Jax & Gia Series

    Afterburn Aftershock film Businesswoman Giana Rossi is determined to be successful in her new job, but when her ex lover Jackson Rutledge waltzes back into her life, their passionate connection ignites not only in the boardroom, but the bedroom. Starring Caitlin Leahy, Tyler Johnson, Shi Ne Nielson, Gordon Thompson, Joshua Coxx, Donny Boaz, and Sarah Stouffer.

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The Jax & Gia Series

Afterburn & Aftershock is part of The Jax & Gia Series. The full series reading order is as follows:

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