Open Road has secured the North American rights to popular UK series Eighty Days. The first book, Eighty Days Yellow, will be published on September the 18th and will directly appeal to people who loved 50 Shades of Grey.
The series was originally published by Orion in the United Kingdom and is geared towards erotica fans. The description of the first book states, “Caught in a frustrating relationship with a man who can’t accept her for who she is, passionate, flame-haired violinist Summer finds release in her music. She spends her afternoons busking on the underground, lost in the works of Vivaldi or Mendelssohn. When her violin is damaged beyond repair, Summer receives a surprising proposition from Dominik, a university professor with powerful desires, who has been captivated by Summer ever since he heard her perform. Dominik will replace her priceless violin, but only if she agrees to play for him in a private concert. Unable to deny the chemistry between them, Dominik and Summer embark on an intense affair full of daring twists and turns, as unpredictable as it is thrilling. For Summer it is a chance to finally embrace her long-denied dark side, but she’ll soon learn that where there’s pleasure must come pain. And can a relationship born of such all-consuming passion, ever really survive? Exhilarating, seductive and tantalizingly bold, EIGHTY DAYS is a love story that will leave you breathless for more.”
Open Road intends on exclusively publishing the trilogy in ebook form, which will be available for most platforms.
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