The Sweet Seduction of Maya Banks 49


Maya Banks is one of those authors I’ve ‘worshipped from afar’.

If you look for her at your local bookstore you’ll find her books amongst the Silhouette Desires: The Tycoon’s Pregnant Mistress, The Tycoon’s Rebel Bride; Berkley Heat: Sweet Persuasion, Sweet Surrender (whose cover is so hot a reader was asked to put it away when she started reading it on an airplane), Be with Me, and For Her Pleasure; her soon-to-be released Berkley Sensation’s The Darkest Hour (I got a sneak peek at the cover of TDH on Twitter yesterday – Yummylicious and drool-worthy); Loose Id’s Golden Eyes; and Samhain’s Red Hot Summer, Amber Eyes, Into the Lair, Reckless, Stay with Me, Into the Mist, Love Me Still, Brazen, Undenied, Understood, Seducing Simon, and the best selling title of 2006 and Reader’s Choice Award 2006-2008 – Colters’ Woman. (There are too many to link to, so here’s a link to her Author Page over at Samhain.)

Phew! What a list. She can write from the sweet to smokin’ hot sexy. Paranormals, contemporaries, menage of the trois and quatres variety. No matter the genre, Maya’s got a book for you. And that’s not including the books she’s written as Sharon Long.

I went out with a (non-writing) friend last night – we meet every other week at our local bookstore’s Starbucks and talk about our favourite books. When Maya’s name came up, my friend said “I’ve never read a Maya Banks book I haven’t loved.”

So I was thrilled when Maya agreed to be a guest on my birthday bash. I sent Maya a list of ten questions, and asked her to answer five. I took the questions from both ones I’d written and ones you asked JK Coi when I challenged you to come up with interview questions. (I’ve credited the person who asked the question in brackets.)

Here are Maya’s answers:

Do you ever get fans asking if you “do” what you write about? (Leah)

God no! I’m sure if they ever did I’d just stare dumbly at them.

What is something unusual that you do or have done that people would be surprised to know about you. (Something like being an avid ghost hunter or that you once took sky diving lessons.) (Lady Vampire2U)

Dude, I’m so boring. I mean seriously. I can’t think of anything that would surprise people other than maybe I’m a really conservative person. For some reason I get snickers when I share that little tidbit…

If we could ask your best friend “What the funniest thing about Maya”, what would they say?” (Cathy M)

She’d say I’m a complete and utter bitch (she means it)

What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? (Inez Kelley inspired that question on another blog post)

You know I really hate that term. I’ve never figured out why pleasures have to be guilty 😉 I’m pretty irreverent when it comes to things I like. And I’m so not into guilty.

You recently took a trip to England and Scotland – any funny tales to share? Something that surprised you? (Leah)

They’re obsessed with roundabouts. You can’t go half a mile without one. And they love curbs. Even on the M. I can’t figure that one out. Where the hell do you go if you’re trying to avoid a wreck? No shoulders. Hell they barely even have roads. It’s more like bike trails …

If you could go back to meet yourself as you were just getting out of high school, what advice would you give yourself? (Leah)

Oh sweet mother…I don’t have all day. I was such an idiot back then. But then I have to consider that if I hadn’t made such a career out of fucking up in the old days, I wouldn’t be where I am now and since I’m pretty darn pleased with the way things have turned out I just have to suck it up and try not to dwell on how screwed up I was as a “young adult”

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Maya’s next release for Berkley will be in October ’09, Sweet Seduction follows Maya’s fabulous Sweet Persuasion and Sweet Surrender From the looks of it, Sweet Seduction is going to be another smokin’ hot read.

He was the stuff erotic dreams are made of

Salon owner Julie Stanford wanted Nathan Tucker ever since she gave him his first massage. Getting paid to feel every inch of his body, stripped, oiled, and spread out in front of her? Stuff dreams are made of. But the sexy lug was oblivious to the signals she was sending—until she finished off his final rub-down with something extra. In fact, the best extra he ever had. Unfortunately, he came around too late. Now Julie’s moving on…

She was everything he’d dreamed of

The woman was driving him crazy. She lit fire to his insides then ran like a scalded cat. And now she’s going to someone else to have all her fantasies fulfilled? Over his dead body… He’s more than willing to give her what she wants, and as soon as he pins the little minx down, he’d show her his own brand of sweet seduction.

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But that’s not all Maya’s got releasing in the next few months – there’s also The Tycoon’s Secret Affair from Silhouette Desire next month, Songbird over at Samhain in September, and the follow up to Sweet Seduction, Sweet Temptation releasing from Berkley Heat in April 2010. (Tired yet? I know I am)

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Maya is offering up a book (print or e-copy) from her backlist to one lucky commenter (and yes, even if you’re from Finland or Australia, she’ll ship a print book out to you.)


49 thoughts on “The Sweet Seduction of Maya Banks

  • Book Junkie

    Great Interview Maya! I am a huge fan of your books, Sweet Seduction looks to be a hot read, I can't wait!

  • Nancy G

    Wow! With all those books, how do you find time for daily life? I'd be absolutely exhausted by your pace ('course I'm old, as my kids keep insisting). Great interview.

  • Amy M

    Great interview! I LOVE your work. I think that I have read almost everything…not quite, but I am getting there. Can't wait for October and Sweet Seduction!

    Thanks!

    Amy M

  • joyroett

    I love Maya Banks. There, I said it. 😀

    But conservative? No way! lol

    I agree with your friend, Leah. I've never read a Maya Banks story that I didn't love and I've read them all! hee hee

    Great interview.

  • HockeyVampiress

    Maya I doooooo love your work. And since someone yelled it to the world I do admit the more men the merrier when there is hawt romance in the book. That said Be With Me is still one of my favorites and I can't wait to get my hands on more of your work. Although between print and ebook I do have several I would love to add to that collection. Thanks for stopping by and making not only Leah's day but mine too. You are one of the ladies who inspire me to continue on my own work. 🙂 Thanks again Shell

  • RKCharron

    Hi 🙂
    Thanks for having Maya on your Blog and thanks to Maya for being here.
    Great fun interview!
    I adore Maya's writing.
    🙂
    Love from Northern Ontario
    twitter.com/RKCharron
    xoxo

  • host

    Great interview and an impressive book list 🙂
    And I'm with on all those guilty pleasures…

  • Valerie T.

    I love Maya! I got to meet her in person last year! She's so nice, don't let her fool ya. 🙂

    I have all of her books, and hopefully I'll get them all signed next year at Lori's!

    Valerie

  • Blodeuedd

    I do hear only good and juicy things about the Banks books. I have been dying to read one. And this one sure sounds hot

  • Pearl

    Great interview!
    Maya you are one lean, mean writing machine LOL

    I am anxiously awaiting the first KGI book: The Darkest Hour…it's the cover you now? LOL

  • housemouse88

    I just recently read my first Maya book and have fallen in love with her writing. Please count me in. I'd love to read more. Have a great day.

  • Chris

    LOL – I'm glad to know that you aren't basing The Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress on your own life! 😉

  • Viv Arend

    So nice to see you here!

    Enjoy your writing very much Maya, and look forward to the mix of stories you offer– from Paranormal to scorching red hot contemporaries.

    Viv

  • limecello

    Ooo great interview, ladies, and I want want want Sweet Seduction! Waaaaaaaant. And I love the cover too – it's rather different from the previous two.

    😛 I guess I'll console myself with Maya's Silhouette Desires books- I just bought the newest 😀

  • Cybercliper

    Love, love, love Maya Banks!!! Looking forward to the release of Sweet Seduction!

  • joder

    Wow, you have alot of new books coming out soon! Even more titles to add to my tbr list.

  • Heather B.

    I love Maya's books. I was lucky enough to win a copy of Swee Persuasion from a blog. It is a very HOT book. I can't wait to read the rest in this series. I still love Be with Me. It's one of the 1st Maya Banks books I bought.

  • Inez Kelley

    Leah blames me for everything I am innocent, I tell ya, innocent!!

    And I love Maya, too. In a completely platonic-internet-stalking-from-a-few-pixels-behind-kinda-omg-did-she-just-look-at-me-squee-and-swoon kinda way.

  • Armenia

    I,too, am a crazed fan of the Maya Banks of HOT STEAMY books. Great post. Can't wait for SWEET SEDUCTION and SWEET TEMPTATION.

  • elaing8

    Great interview.
    Maya is a new author to me and the books sound great.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

  • Pamk

    great interview and I love Maya books any of them I've and and I do believe i've read most of them lol

  • Kathleen O

    Wonderful interview.. I am a big Maya Banks fan. Any of her books. Cannot wait for the next installment of her "Sweet" Series or her Harlequin series.. All those hot Greek Gods… oooh baby..

  • Marley Delarose, Author

    Colter's Woman started me on the Maya Banks train. Can't wait to read Sweet Seduction.

  • tigger9

    wow that's a lot of books that you've written and it doesn't look like your planning to slow down yet! That's great. I haven't had the pleasure to read one of your books but I am definately interested in them and will be checking them out for sure. Love the cover to Sweet Seduction.
    lexeetoste at sbcglobal.net

  • Cathy M

    Hi Maya, loved your interview.

    I have the first two books in the Sweet series on my favorites book shelf and can't wait to read Sweet Seduction.

  • Natasha A.

    Maya is so great! I have only read a few, but those I have read? WOW! I can't wait to get caught up on all that I have missed!!!

  • Anonymous

    I do love her books. I don't have all her books, but I will do, soon!!!

    Thanks for the great interview.

    By the way, Maya, do tell us…do you do the things you write about? Hehe!!!

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    Valerie
    valb0302@yahoo.com
    In Germany

  • Karen H in NC

    Hi Maya,

    Great interview. And any book that has such a hot cover that a reader is asked to put it away is a book for me!

  • Janet H

    Leah, I agree with your friend…I have never read a Maya Banks book I didn't love…

  • booklover1335

    OMG I LOVE Maya's books, but I haven't read anything she has written as Sharon Long. I don't know why that is, maybe because she is so prolific as Maya that I always seem to have a new read from her (a fact which I love). I would recommend her to any friend that likes romance, especially if they start with the Harlequin romances. Love the Greek Tycoon series, and I'm normally not a Harlequin reader. I swear she could convert any reader to be a fan…she is just that good.

    Loved the questions Leah, thanks for the interview!

  • Maya Banks

    You guys are the bestest for coming out for Leah's party! Big hugs and smooches to you all. I really appreciate all the terrific comments.

  • Cecile

    OH wow! That was an awesome interview, ladies!! Well done!! Thanks for the honesty Maya!!
    It was nice to learn a little more about you!!!
    Please drop my name in the hat!!!

  • iokijo

    Great posts..
    I went to the site..and OMG do I have alot of catching up to do on good books..
    Thanks both of you for the information. Congrats on the new release.. or maybe I should say on all the upcoming new releases..

    ioki_jo at hotmail dot com

  • Kytaira

    I was strictly a Harlequin Presents girl for series books but crossed over for Maya. Love her Silhouette Desires!

    And since I also love hot books I need to start reading her other books as well!

    lynda98662 at yahoo dot com

  • lindseye

    I started with Colters' Woman and have read most of her books. My other favorite is Golden Eyes. I enjoyed the interview.

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