Mills & Boon has signed up bestselling author Sylvia Day to write two exclusive books for a new e-book series from the romantic fiction publisher in association with Cosmopolitan magazine.
The publisher plans to release two original Red-Hot Reads each month from September 2013 and hopes the short-length 30,000-word books will appeal to readers using mobile devices.
Publishing director of Cosmopolitan, Ella Dolphin, said: “Cosmopolitan readers love romantic fiction and this new eBook series will cover subject matters which they can get lost in. That’s precisely why we’ve created Cosmo Red-Hot Reads with Mills & Boon - to engage our audience in content they love, whenever they want, on any device they choose.”
Day, an American author who penned titles including Pleasures of the Night, Ask For It and Bad Boys Ahoy!, will produce the first novella, Afterburn, for publication on August 15 and the second, Aftershock, for a 12 November release. Both titles will then be released as a two-in-one paperback in November.