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Theirs to Keep early giveaway!

I promised you guys I’d give away EARLY print copies of THEIRS TO KEEP and well the only way I’ll be able to fulfill that promise is if I have a QUICK contest and only leave entries open for ONE day so that winners have time to send me their info BEFORE I leave town on Thursday for a conference in Seattle.

So here’s the fine print. You have until tomorrow, Tuesday, October 15th at NOON to enter. At that time I’ll draw winners and you will then have ONLY until NOON on Wednesday, October 16th to claim your book so they can be mailed out Wednesday afternoon!

Otherwise they simply won’t get to you on time.

For those of you attending the signing this Saturday in Bellevue, WA at the Westin Bellevue, I’ll have early print copies of Theirs to Keep at the signing!

Good luck! Just post a comment to enter. Say whatever’s on your mind :)

xoxo

Maya

EDITED TO ADD: I forgot to tell you HOW MANY copies were up for grabs :) I have 10 copies I’ll be giving away, so I’ll be drawing 10 winners tomorrow at noon xoxo

 

Colters’ Gift ARC winners!

Sorry this is so late! I’ve been holed up in a hotel all week working on getting my deadline done and I hadn’t even realized what day it was!

Anyway here is the list of winners. This time, to avoid any potential confusion, I not only posted the name and comment number but the comment itself. So scroll down to see if you won. To compare the comment numbers and comments you have to look back at the ORIGINAL contest post and go to the comment number.

If you WON, please send me your mailing address to maya@mayabanks.com. The ARCs will go out in the mail Monday morning PROVIDED I hear back from everyone and all mailing addresses are submitted.

If I don’t hear from you by Monday morning, I’ll award the book to someone else.

Here’s the list and congrats to all the winners!

Comment 654–Rachel Morrell

Colter’s woman is my favorite, but Colter’s promise is a very close second. This was the first Maya Banks I discovered, other than a couple of Desire books by Maya – so I have a special place in my heart for that particular book.

Comment 304–Tara Duessel says:

Colter’s lady. I loved the dynamics with Lily and the boys!! Awesome!!

Comment 216–Lisa Boykin says:

Love them all, but the original, Colter’s Woman, is the one that hooked me. The way Holly got through Ryan’s walls….. *sigh*

Comment 164–Robin Priddy says:

I have read all of the Colter’s Legacy series and loved all of them. My favorite is Colter’s Woman. I can’t wait to read Colter’s Gift.

Comment 57–Heather Swanson says:

How can a person chose a favorite? I love all your books and fall in love with all your hero’s they are what fantasies and dreams are made of. :) can’t wait for more books from you.

Comment 252–Natasha House says:

Colter’s Woman is my all time fave!! It just caught me so unprepared and I loved it!! The character interaction, the story line – I just found no faults with this book! I could read about all of these characters forever! It will always be a favorite of mine!

Comment 506–Shay Brown says:

Colters Daughter is my favorite I love that callie has some fire in her

Comment 30–Lisa Sharpton says:

Colter’s woman is my favorite, but have and loved them all!

 

Colters’ Gift ARC giveaway!

Hey gang, I have several paperback ARCs of Colters’ Gift so of course I’m going to give them away :)

To enter, just drop me a line and tell me one of the two following things

What is your favorite installment in the Colters’ Legacy series OR

If you haven’t yet read the Colters’ Legacy series, tell me you’d like to start it with Colters’ Gift :)

I’ll leave entries open until WEDNESDAY of THIS WEEK (Sept 25) and you’ll have until FRIDAY to email me your snail mail address once I post the list of winners. The ARCs will then be mailed out by the following Monday. Sound good?

Then let’s get to it!

xoxo

 

Coming SOON news!

I’ve been promising you all an update on THEIRS TO KEEP, book 1 of the Tangled Hearts trilogy which I had originally planned to publish last fall. I’m happy to say that things have been finalized and that Theirs to Keep will release October 22 of this year! So not a long wait at all and definitely something to tide you over until the Surrender trilogy debuts next February :)

Since I am self publishing this trilogy, it gives me more control over pricing and distribution. I’ll be offering the book at a lower price than my trade editions of the past, and because I’m self publishing it, there will be no geographical restrictions. The book will be available worldwide in digital AND in print.

The print edition will be offered only through online retailers in print on demand. It won’t be stocked in the usual physical bookstores as my other books are, but it was important to me not to exclude my print readership so I ensured that you can at least order the print edition online.

If you saw the original covers on my website or last Fall when I had originally planned to release the first book, then please note that the covers will be different and redesigned. The story remains the same however and if you haven’t yet seen the blurb check it out below.

When Cade Winslow and Merrick Sullivan find Elle hiding in the cabinet of a gun store, they know they can’t just walk away from the fragile woman with no memory of who she is or who tried to kill her. Merrick is training for the title shot in the heavyweight division as a mixed martial artist and can’t afford distractions, but neither can he turn his back on the woman who tugs at his heartstrings.

Elle feels safe with her two protectors, and the longer she spends with them, the more she realizes that she has no desire to remember her past. Not when it could compromise her future with Cade and Merrick.

Cade has his own set of concerns when it comes to Elle, and it quickly becomes clear to the two men that for the first time in their friendship, a woman is coming between them. But what if they just kept her there? Between them. Where she belongs.

The Tangled Hearts trilogy will be written and published in ADDITION to all of my other planned books/series and will not affect the publication of those planned stories. And as such, since I’m fitting the trilogy into an already crowded writing schedule, I won’t announce publication dates for Always Mine (book 2) and Forever Ours (book 3) until I’m certain that the date won’t change. Also, it is my plan not to have long periods of time between the books. Since the books are closely connected, it’s my hope to get them out to readers in fairly quick succession. But also note, even though the books follow the same cast of characters, none of the books end in cliffhangers. Promise! Each story arc will have a definite end and resolution and won’t cut off leaving you to wait for the next story to find out “what happens”

The Tangled Hearts trilogy is a series of stories I LOVE. Theirs to Keep has been written for two years now and wasn’t written under contract. I wrote it because I loved it and it had to be written. My readers have been so utterly fantastic to me this year, and every year of my career to date, and so I wanted this to be a special treat for all of you. An “extra” if you will. And I wanted to set a lower price point, again, as a thank you for supporting me and my career since it began seven years ago.

It’s very much in the same vein as the Colters’ Legacy series. It has the same “feel” and “tone” but a completely different story. But the Tangled Hearts trilogy incorporates MANY of my very favorite tropes. It’s over the top and utterly cracktastic, my favorite kind of book to READ, so it follows that it would be my very favorite kind of story to WRITE :)

I want this to be a FUN and heartfelt read for my readers. It’s emotional and angsty and while it is erotic in nature, the focus is not sexual at all. The emphasis is on the story, emotion and the romance, and in fact, there are few love scenes in the first book. Though the stories follow an untraditional relationship, at its heart, it’s still about romance and falling in love. And it’s absolutely possible to write a story about a polyamorous romance without it being nothing but endless sex and kink. MANY of my “menage” stories are not highly eroticized at all! (Stay With Me, Amber Eyes, Love Me, Still, just to name a few!)

So my hope is that you enjoy the Tangled Hearts trilogy and that you will love it as much as I do :))

xoxo <3 <3 <3

Maya

 

For Her Pleasure winners!

Hey gang, so here is the list of the winners of the signed copy of For Her Pleasure. Please note the comment NUMBER is listed in front of the name so there is no confusion in case there are same or similar names. If there is any question, simply look up the comment number so you’ll know whether it’s YOU or not :)

You’ll have until the end of the week to email my assistant and provide your mailing address so she can ship your copy out to you. PLEASE put FOR HER PLEASURE GIVEAWAY in the subject header so she’ll know exactly what the email is and it won’t get lost in the shuffle :) Her email address is twelty75@gmail.com

Here’s the list!

270 Ana Oviedo
3 Katie
548 Tena Kralj
131 Vicki Lake
705 Summer G
412 Ashley Boger
50 Meghan Stith
529 Alissa Shields
153 Amber
331 Penny Culberson
604 Jonie Wilcoxson
206 Kandy Hendrix
15 Ruth Gutscher
984 Emily B
733 Heather Syearns
440 Brandi Harmon
109 Tracy Graczykowski
647 Nicole Buckley
57 Ursula Yost
813 Christy Reagan
292 Jeannie McMillan
758 Judy
33 Sandra S
581 Beth Johnson
136 Crystal
51 Yvette Crawford
489 Kaillee Brown
956 Katelyn Lee
823 Laura
117 Katina
7 Melissa Chestnut
172 Elaine Howell
455 Samantha Moynes
594 Wendy
921 KB
155 Tracy Gilpin
323 Crystal Clark
711 Terri Norris
372 Holly A
626 Leza
61 Angie G
310 Susana Uribe
329 Heidi
910 Joan
874 Pam T
83 Beth Jones
925 Sacha Rollock
557 Astrid Stegbauer
350 Jessica Johnson
949 Rene Mahood
18 Casie
107 Gina Burgos
58 Danielle Washington
904 Xenia
668 Charity
349 Lisa
611 Maggie
404 Evan Blanc
31 Randi Palmer
306 Jacy
8 Angie Baker
718 Sonya Parke
537 Jolanda
864 Latricia
900 Megan Amburm
11 Meghan R
659 Breia B
978 April
803 Ronda Thayer
515 Jennifer Beck
150 Jordan
379 Andrea Kress
902 Corrie
49 Terry Mock
857 Kim Knox
251 Madelyn
99 Rebecca C.
585 Kathy Espitia
171 Sarah Struck
81 Jennifer P. Cajas
506 Dacee Chellberg
708 Kylee Hainey
750 Lisa Andrade
969 Tammy Hogue
504 Samantha
746 Khris
354 Nikki Flannery
74 Heather Lasala
217 Kelly Wilson
551 Cheryl Martin
764 Mariekris
610 Angelia Sanchez
299 Melissa Mattern
152 Julie Pryor
401 Cammie S.
234 Audrey Beany
192 Kerrie Todd
600 Karen Scotti
533 Ashley Bateman
204 Lisa Miller
727 Anna Crone
982 Daniella Mee
264 Arivanh Cullum
67 Kelly Mann
453 Denise
603 Hope Jones
851 Jaime
205 Mary Badillo
899 Debra Wright
503 Sue Peterson
640 Sarah Dickerson
821 Patty Presley
222 Natasha House
653 Jenna Underwood
883 Tammy Kotiuk

 

Huge giveaway!

As I promised on Facebook, I’m going to give away MANY copies of For Her Pleasure. The giveaway will be for the ORIGINAL trade paperback with the original cover that was published in 2007. My publisher is reissuing the book in mass market and they updated the covers for both the trade and mass market edition. So they sent me several cases from the warehouse of the old version and in turn I’m going to sign those copies and give them away here on the blog :)

Sound good?

I’ll be out of town for Labor Day Weekend so I’ll leave the contest open until TUESDAY, September 3. That will give everyone the opportunity to enter. Entering is easy peasy! Just drop me a comment and tell me you want a copy. If you’ve never read some of my older works, here’s your opportunity to read my very first book that Berkley published of mine. If you’ve read it but want an autographed copy, feel free to enter as well!

Please note: Due to the volume of books I’ll be giving away and the time and effort it will take to mail all the individual books, I won’t be personalizing the copies. I’ll just be autographing each of them.

Also, my contests, when possible, are ALWAYS open to international entrants, so no worries there! I’m quite used to shipping internationally :)

I’ll try to draw winners by Wednesday Sept 4th and here’s the important thing. You MUST check back to see if you won on Sept 4th. I can’t chase every one down to make sure they claim their prize. Winners will be instructed to email me with their mailing address and I’ll give everyone a few days to do so, but after that I’m afraid the book will be awarded to someone else.

With that said, let the contest begin! I don’t know the exact number as I haven’t counted all the copies yet, however, I do know I have over 100 copies to give away. I’ll worry about counting when it’s time to know how many winners to draw lol

Enter away and good luck!

xoxo

Maya