Hearst's Cosmopolitan is to launch Cosmo Red-Hot Reads in a joint venture with Mills & Boon UK.
The series of "contemporary, fun and sexy stories" starts with the publication of two novellas from Sylvia Day. The internationally best-selling author will publish 'Afterburn' as an eBook on 15 August and 'Aftershock' on 12 November as part of the series. Both will also be available in print in November as a two-in-one paperback pack.
From September 2013, Mills & Boon UK aims to publish two Cosmo Red-Hot Reads each month, with each novella featuring female protagonists written to embody the 'Cosmo ethos'.