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‘Bared To You’ Author Sylvia Day Tells Me Who She Thinks Would Win In A Fistfight – Gideon Cross Or Christian Grey

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I was fortunate to be able to send some questions in to ‘Bared To You‘ author Sylvia Day after being sent her novel to review, so of course I did what any sane woman would do – I asked her who would win in a fistfight – Bared to You hottie Gideon Cross or Fifty Shades of Grey hottie Christian Grey.  Her answer might surprise you.

Read on to see what Sylvia had to say about that as well as why she thinks erotica is so mainstream now;

KD – Who would win in a fight – Christian Grey or Gideon Cross?

SD – I think that would depend on the stakes.

(Note – The only thing I dislike about email interviews is there’s no opportunity to follow up! Because dammit I could have an hours long conversation on this subject! Because in the end – all male fights come down to ego, no? And for the record, my money would be on Gideon Cross.)

KD –  If they made Bared To You into a movie, who would you want to play Gideon Cross and Eva Tramell?  Did you have a specific person in mind when you created these characters? And do you ever have fans send you pictures of who they visualize as their idea of Gideon or Eva only to have it be someone completely different from who you have imagined?

SD – I didn’t have specific individuals in mind when I wrote Bared and no one in real life looks exactly like they do in my mind. I have seen quite a few pictures that readers have posted and I started collecting them for everyone to enjoy.  Of them, I think Henry Cavill would be a great Gideon and he’s the right age. Eva’s harder for me to cast. Candice Accola might work. She’s the
right age, too.

KD – Bared To You has made my ‘must read‘ list for the summer – what’s on your must-read list?

SD – Thank you! I’m very happy Bared to You made your list! On my list is Archangel’s Storm by Nalini Singh – I have mad love for the Guild Hunter series!

KD –  In Bared To You we get insight into Eva’s personal demons but we’re left to draw our own conclusions about Gideon’s. Will the sequel Reflected In You reveal more of Gideon’s tortured past?

SD – Absolutely. Eva has been where Gideon is; she understands how it feels to be unready to discuss something painful and so she hasn’t pushed him. But she also knows that their relationship is founded on their equality. They’ll falter if she’s fully  committed and he’s holding back. Eventually, Gideon will be faced with a choice–either let down his guard or lose Eva.

KD – You’re active on social media sites like twitter and Facebook. How do you think social media has changed the rules for authors in getting the word out about their books?

SD – I question how well it works as a sales tool, but it’s definitely a fabulous way to interact socially with readers. Writing a book is a personal experience and I hope it’s a personal experience for the reader.  That sometimes leads to the reader wanting to reach out to me and social media makes it easy for them to do that and easy for me to respond. That’s important to me. I want readers to know that I value their time and their dollars spent.

KD – Why is erotica so mainstream now? We know women have been reading it forever, but now it’s not something that we tuck away and read only at night! Now women can be spotted reading it on the subway or bus, while waiting for their kids at dance class, and talking about it to anyone who will answer on social media (maybe that’s just me:)). And it seems the hotter the better for most of us (OK again maybe just me!) Why do you think we’re so much more open about our love of erotica now than we have been in the past?

SD – Perhaps it’s the realization of just how many other erotic readers there are. No need to hide when everyone’s enjoying it! Plus the more subdued packaging helps considerably.

I sincerely want to thank Sylvia Day for taking the time to answer my questions.  I know that she has been incredibly busy as of late now that Bared To You is a blockbuster hit and with it’s sequel, Reflected in You due in bookstores in October.

I’m so very happy that I have a copy of Bared To You to give to one lucky reader.  To enter leave me a comment below telling me what book is on your must read list this summer!

The contest is open until midnight, July 20th.  One entry per person per day. Canadian residents only.  Good luck!

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  1. Melissa says:

    Aside from this book (I’ve heard great reviews, hotter than 50 shades too!!!), definitely want to read The Taker by Alma Katsu

  2. Shannon says:

    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is on my must read list for the summer!

  3. Marla says:

    Im still reading 50 shades. Bare to you is definitely next 🙂

  4. Carey says:

    Wild by Cheryl Strayed is on my must read summer list. Looks like a great memoir!!

  5. Amber Edwards says:

    This one is on my list, I’m currently reading 50 shades and I have yet to read the hunger games, very excited to read the hunger games.

  6. Michele M says:

    This book us high on my list as is the Night Circus.

  7. Adina H. says:

    Catching Fire is on my reading list for the summer.

  8. Theresa McGeragle says:

    To read this summer: Gold
    Bared to You
    The Uglies
    Game of Thrones
    Bossy Pants

  9. Melissa says:

    Kelli what’s your opinion on who would win in a fist fight?

    1. admin says:

      Well I think it would be a very close fight, but I would lean towards Gideon. He seems to be just more physical than Christian. Christian to me is more mentally tough than Gideon, where as Gideon has more brute strength and anger. I think Gideon would win in a fist fight but Christian would win in the board room.

  10. Rebecca says:

    I’m still finishing the 50 Shades series! It will be my vacation read 😉

    1. admin says:

      Congratulations Rebecca on winning a copy of ‘Bared to You’! Please email me your full mailing address at!

  11. Ashlee McAdams says:

    Hopefully this will be!!! =)

  12. Lindsay @ Turning the Pages says:

    My summer MUST read is Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols… LOVE her books! 🙂

  13. Sarah says:

    Summer reads for me! So many good books, but the buzz around Bared to You makes it top the list (I’m praying for better writing than in Fifty Shades!)

  14. olga petrik says:

    I’m looking forward to reading “Freud’s Sister”.

  15. Kate says:

    I have Age of Miracles up next. And then it’s Gone Girl. Well frankly, it’s a giant pile of books that are my next must read. There is not enough time in the day!

  16. Sarah says:

    Bared To You is on my reserve list at the library. Can’t wait.

  17. Natalie says:

    I love reading these comments – it adds to my book list! I’m reading Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter right now – slowly!

  18. janice montroy says:

    Gold is my next summer read

  19. Nicole says:

    With the Olympics coming up, GOLD is on my must read list!

  20. tracy houston says:

    ive read bared to you really enjoyed it its on stamp as fifty shades waiting to read reflected in u not recieved that as yet cant wait to get inti it is there goning to be 3rd book to follow bared to u and reflected in u

  21. Amy Wheatley says:

    Bared to you was absolutely amazing !! I loved every page of it and now onto reflected in you which I’m really excited about . Sylvia day has to be one my favourite authors she is a very talented writer and can’t wait to read more of her books!

  22. Pauline says:

    I have read both 50 shades and just finished the 2 book of the crossfire, I honestly find the crossfire triligy to be much better than 50 shades even though Im a big fan of both! I can relate to alot of thing in this book and I can not wait till I can buy the third!

  23. Wanting more says:

    Love love this book would love to see it from his eyes! Please write it:)

  24. tina says:

    Amber heard for eva and paul walker not henry cavill for gideon. There seems to be loads of suggestions flying around but they seem to forget wot the people inthe book look like eva had blond hair and gideon has black long hair. Henry cavill in my opinion isnt the man for thr job. I dont know if the film wud be a sucess due to the fact that so much content would have to be taken out otherwise it would be x rated. Please hurry up with the last two books life without gideon is unbearable. Id rate gideon over christian any day

  25. Marie Manseau says:

    I haven’t read the other books but frankly, Christian Grey in a fight? He would call in Taylor to fight for him. I hated the character! Taylor sparked my interest more. Where the hell does he come from? Does he have a life? I love the strong silent type:) I never finished the series.

  26. leneya says:

    I thought Eva was mixed white and hispanic? It’s a little odd that Sylvia would want Candice Accola to play Eva when Gideon described Eva as petite and voluptuous in the third book. Eva herself even described herself to have big breasts and a big butt and curves that came from her fathers side of the family. So i pictured a short curvaceous girl, because Eva had said the girls Gideon dated were everything she was not which was tall, slender, model type women. Not to sound stereotypical and racist as it might come off that way, but why not cast a light latin/hispanic girl? Most latino/hispanic women have what Eva was described as. And knowing that Sylvia pretty much wrote the book why would she cast someone totally opposite from what was written? I don’t understand where Amber heard fits the description either and in hoping she’s not cast as Eva as for Eva’s mom Jennifer Tilly is the one

  27. Karla says:

    I can sooooo see Sylvia Day’s idea of who should star in the roles of Gideon and Eva….Henry cavil and Candice accola both fit the character descriptions perfectly!!!!

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