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Awesome news!

Today was “list” day as we call it in publishing. Every Wednesday, the week FOLLOWING a new release, all the best seller lists are published and it’s then that an author finds out how well the book performed.

Thanks to my wonderful, amazing readers, Shades of Gray was #13 on the USA Today best seller list and #4 on the New York Times mass market fiction best seller list. It also hit the digital NYT, the combined hardback and paperback list and the combined digital and print lists!

Grand slam, guys! And it’s all because of you :)))

Thank you all so very much for making this book such a success. I absolutely couldn’t do it without you!



30 thoughts on “Awesome news!”

  1. Michele says:

    Doesn’t surprise me at all, your books are unbelievably AWESOME!!! I couldn’t put this book down!!! This book pulled at so many of my emotions.

    Thank you for writing, don’t ever stop :)

  2. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for writing this series – I love it and cant get enough. =)

  3. Sam says:

    Maya, congratulations!
    I absolutely LOVE this.

  4. anne says:

    Absolutely love this series. Just one question are we going to get Donovan’s, Joe’s, and Swanny’s stories?

  5. Michelle Lane says:

    So true

  6. monica says:

    It was an awesome read, thank you so much, it focused on the story as opposed to sex, sex, sex, it was grest.

  7. Cynthia says:

    OMG! I just love the KGI series can’t get enough of them. I love the humor, all the lovin, and the guys are so hoooooottttt. PJ was the bomb. Can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with Steele. My daugther and grandson think I’m crazy now, because I always end up laughing so hard when I get to the funny parts. An being that this next story will be about Steele (the harder he’s going to fall). Can’t wait, jumping in my seat. Maya you’re an “AWESOME Writer”.
    Thanks for the stories.

  8. Traci Kent says:

    That’s exactly I want to know! I really connected with Sarah’s and PJ’s keep making strong stories with strong lead females!!

  9. Mary Salmon says:

    Thank you Maya!! I feel it was the best of the KGI series. I was up very late to finish reading it. I was not going to put it down until I finished it. You are the best!!

  10. Neecee says:

    This is my absolute favorite series in the non-paranormal romance category. I have loved every single installment, and that is not said lightly since most series have at least one volume that is not as good. I cannot say that with KGI. Every single book has been great, and they just keep getting better. I am not surprised at all that Shades of Gray did so well. I mean, come on! It’s KGI!

    Thank you very much for this series Maya. I am looking forward to Steele’s story, then Donovan’s. Now I am also looking forward to the rest of Steele’s team, and of course Rio’s band of misfits. Joe and Swanny still need stories. Not to mention I still have my hopes up for Rusty and Sean…sometime in the future… :D

  11. Andrea Hoey says:

    Thank you Maya and congrats!!! I couldn’t wait for it to come out and was not disappointed. I can’t wait for Steel and Donovan now!!!!! Great story line!

  12. Deborah East says:

    I have just recently started reading your books and after the first book I’ve been hooked. I went and bought 9 books. And have been reading non stop for a week. You are a fabulous writer! You books bring out so many emotions laughter, tears, suspense. You’re characters are so defined I expect to see them in person. You have definitely found your calling! Thank You for sharing your gift with us. Can’t wait to read more.

    1. Heidi says:

      What was your first book? I feel like buying nine more too! :)

  13. Heidi says:

    I just finished my first book of yours, where have you been all my life?! I am so excited I have SO many more to read!!!!!!! You are a great writer. I look forward to following your blog as well :) :) :)

    1. Heidi B says:

      And you are going to love all of them :D

  14. amanda burns says:

    I have read all of the KGI series and love everyone cant wait till the next keep up the great work

  15. Deirdre Cantando says:

    Hey Maya I am on book 6 Shades of Grey and I love it except the part where Cole has to listen to the love of his life P.J. get raped. But I’m glad she comes out and top and kicks the guys ass. Get wait for Forged in Steele

  16. Trish says:

    LOVE this series & the fact that you still have several characters still left to cover means there will be more for me to read! & maybe at the end you will be kind enough to recap everyone….one can only hope!

  17. Tara says:

    This was my favorite out of the Kelly series, LOVED IT!!! It was so emotionally. I truly hope we will be able to read about when P.J. And Cole are finally able to make love again…please! Keep up the awesome writing..

  18. tabitha says:

    Oh, god you are killing me in the first few chapters of Shades of Gray. Its silly but I love the Kelly book characters like they are family.

  19. Claudia says:

    Hello maya I just love all ur book. Is there any chance that one day u might do a book signing in or around North Dakota. I love to meet u and have a sign book by you that would be so awesome.

  20. kareen says:

    Hey Maya I read the sweet series and of course I loved them will there be anymore books from the sweet series

  21. Janet says:

    OMG!!! Love Rush can’t wait for next book. Thanks Maya your one of my favorites!

  22. Sally Barton says:

    I just finished reading Rush and am reading it again. I love the story of Mia and Gabe. The Paris scene really upset me and I wanted Gabe to suffer more for what he did to Mia. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series and see how Jace handles himself. I hope Bethany has a backbone! Love the book.

  23. Bilkis Modan says:

    Hi Maya,

    Love the KGI series. Just read Shades of Gray and like all the other books, I can’t put it down til I’ve finished. The strylines are so amazing. Keep up the great work. Can’t wait for the next one.

  24. Isabella Giulianelli says:

    I like the KGI series; I read “The darkest hour”, “No place to run”, “Shades of gray”. Shades of gray is a wonderful story, I love Cole and PJ characters, I think it is the best book of this series. I like Kelly family, I’m glad that I can read books in English, because a lot of romantic suspense stories aren’t translated into Italian language.

  25. Keta Burgess says:

    I am in love with your books. You have brought reading back in my life. GREAT JOB!!! keep up the good work.

  26. Chenelle says:

    I love this series. I’ve only just recently started reading them, but I can’t keep my eyes off the pages. Love them so much sleep is next to nothing until I finish them. It’s got everything this girl could ask for, thank you for an awesome read!!

  27. Ms Brandy says:

    I love your books!! Will you be writing a book for Hancock?

  28. Julie says:

    Love this series!! Please keep them coming. Also, would love more on Cole and PJ. Wonderful story, again! Thanks:)

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