Whispers in the Dark back cover copy!

Tadah! I finally have the back cover copy for Whispers in the Dark. I’m so excited!

She came to him when he needed her the most

She came to him at his lowest point. The voice of an angel, a whisper in the dark. She’s the only thing that gets Nathan Kelly through his captivity, the endless days of torture and the fear that he’ll never return to his family. With her help, he’s able to escape. But he isn’t truly free, because now she’s disappeared and he’s left with an all-consuming emptiness as he struggles to pick up the pieces of his life. Did he imagine his angel? Or is she out there, needing his help as he’d once needed hers?

Now he rushes to save her before it’s too late

Shea has been on the run from people who will stop at nothing to exploit her unique abilities. She never wanted to drag Nathan, who’d already suffered so much, into danger, but she doesn’t have a choice so she reaches out to him for help. Finally face-to-face after having already formed a soul-deep bond in hell, their emotional connection is even more powerful than their telepathic one. Nathan refuses to consider ever letting her go again, but she worries they can never have a life free of the dangers that dog her every step. He’ll protect her with his every breath, but can he convince her that they are meant to face these threats together?

MB Bookstore is now open!

I’ve had so many readers ask how they can get autographed copies of my print books and I promised them I was working on it :) I’ve been working on getting my bookstore up and running since last year and we’re now ready to open. Yay!

You can find it at http://www.mbbookstore.com

There are two things you need to know about the store. In the past I’ve released “ebooks” through Samhain and then I have books I release through other publishers like Berkley (The Sweet and KGI series) and the Harlequin Desires and those all release simultaneously in print and digital. Going forward, any NEW digital only releases that I publish will be released through MB Bookstore.com

Now this doesn’t apply to books published by Berkley, Ballantine or Harlequin. This only applies to shorter releases, like the upcoming A Colter Christmas!

And before you ask, yes, you will absolutely still be able to purchase my digital only releases from Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc! MB Bookstore will be the “home” store and you can always find information about new digital only releases either at MB Bookstore.com or on my website MayaBanks.com

In addition to new digital releases, you will also be able to purchase autographed and personalized copies of my print titles direct from the store.

Go poke around!

KGI news and Q & A

I’ll be doing this same news posting and Q & A session on my Facebook Page and at the Writeminded Readers Group as well so participate wherever you feel the most comfortable!

The 4th book in the KGI series is Whispers in the Dark and it will release February 2012. It will feature Nathan Kelly.

The 5th book in the series releases August 2012 and is of yet untitled. It will feature Rio.

If you have questions about the series, I’ll be happy to answer them. Provided I can! I can’t promise to answer them all, but I will try to give you as much information as I can.

Please be considerate of other readers who may not have caught up in the series or who’ve yet to read the current titles. If you have a spoilerish question, please MARK it a spoiler and separate the body of the question or comment from the spoiler heading so those who wish to avoid them may.

Please be patient with me today. My daughter has practice tonight and a tournament early tomorrow morning and we leave for vacation right after so I have to board the dog, get everything done and get packed all by tonight. So I’ll be off and on all day.

Fire away!

A note about future Colters’ Legacy books

First I’d just like to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has purchased or plans to purchase Colters’ Daughter. I truly appreciate each and every one of my readers and love you for allowing me to do something I love more than anything. Because of you, Colters’ Daughter climbed all the way to #2 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list for all books. It also dipped well below the 100 mark at Amazon and it’s a bestseller at the Samhain store as well.

Many of you have been asking if this is the last book in the Colters’ Legacy series.

I should first say that I honestly never had any intention of writing books beyond Colters’ Woman. It took me a few years to come around on that point after many, many and I mean MANY reader emails asking me to please write more about the Colters.

So I’ll tell you now, that I’ve had plans to write at least one more book since I decided to write Colters’ Lady and Colters’ Daughter. :)

For those of you who’ve asked about loose ends or just wanting a feeling of completion to some issues that were raised in Colters’ Lady or Colters’ Daughter, this book would sort of tie all that together in what I hope is a satisfying conclusion.

I hope you’ll understand that I simply cannot bring myself to write future generations of Colters because it would mean saying goodbye to Holly, Adam, Ethan and Ryan and I would be devastated to write a book in which they were no longer alive. I couldn’t do it! It would break my heart. For me they will always live in my heart and mind and on the pages of my books.

So the story I’ve planned to write is about the Colter family as a whole, not just one particular relationship. It would include Holly and her men as well as Lily and hers and of course Callie and Max.

I would love to say I’ll have the book ready by this fall but I can’t promise. Since I want to title it A Colter Christmas, I’d love to have it out no later than November, and I will try very hard, but I simply can’t guarantee it.

But I just want to say that without all the wonderful emails over the years about Colters’ Woman and the nonstop requests to write more books about this family, I would have honestly never written Colters’ Lady or Colters’ Daughter, so this final book would be my way of saying thank you to all my readers.

I love you all to pieces!


Things you need to know about Colters’ Daughter!

There always seems to be a mixture of confusion and chaos when I release an ebook through Samhain. So hopefully this post will make some things clear and help out those of you readers who might experience difficulties trying to purchase this book.

First and most importantly. This is NOT a print release. Not yet. I thought I’d make this clear on my website but I still get a lot of people asking about the print copy. Colters’ Lady which released in ebook format last June isn’t even available for print yet. It comes out in June of this year. Colters’ Daughter will release FIRST as an electronic book and will then be released as a print book in early 2012. I know this isn’t good news to those of you who only read print books, but this has ALWAYS been the case with my Samhain releases.

Because I know many of you hate having to wait so long for the print release, I asked my publisher to release my next book in print and electronic format on the same day. They have agreed and so this August when Long Road Home is released, you’ll no longer have to wait for the print copy. You can get either on release day.

NOW for perhaps the most frustrating part for those of you who have waited so patiently for the release of Colters’ Daughter. I’ve had many, many, MANY inquiries as to why places like Amazon and Barnes and Noble don’t have the ebook available for pre order. I can only give you information based on my past experiences. Typically Amazon puts up the book anywhere from three days before release day right up TO release day so it could show up literally at any moment provided the book has been made available to them by my publisher. I’ll definitely be posting the buy links as SOON as I find them. Promise!

As for Barnes and Noble? They are horrible about putting up new ebook releases. I’ve never really been able to figure this one out because they typically have books from my other publishers available for pre order on the Nook well before release day. But I’ve found that they often don’t put up Samhain releases until days AFTER the official release day. Yes, that means that if you own a Nook and want to buy the book from Barnes and Noble, you might very well have to wait up to a week after everyone else buys it in order to get it. I can only encourage you to email Barnes and Noble and tell them you want the book on release day or you’ll take your business elsewhere. I don’t know what else to do since I have absolutely no control over when they book goes up.

With all that said, ideally I know you like to purchase books at the place you’re most comfortable purchasing them at, but if you’re like me and are IMPATIENT and want the book on release day, then you’re willing to buy it wherever it’s available. If it turns out that on Tuesday, Feb 1 that you can’t find Colters’ Daughter, you can always go to the Samhain Store and buy the book in whatever format you like. They have formats for Nook, Kindle, Sony, Kobo etc. You name it they have a format you can read on your reader. Promise! And they already have it up for pre order at 30 percent off the cover price.

So with all that said, there are only four more days to release day :))) I hope you enjoy the book, wherever you manage to purchase it from.



Oh lots of stuff to talk about

No Place to Run released this week. A huge thank you to those of you who’ve already bought and read it. You guys are so fast! And I hope those of you who are buying later will enjoy it!

There are lots of updates to the website this week as well. FInally an excerpt to Colters’ Daughter yay! AND I’m SO excited because not only do I finally have blurbs for my Scottish historicals that release next fall, but I also got new titles as well! I didn’t like the old ones and the reaction to them was pretty tepid. But I’m so very happy with the blurbs and the titles now. The blurbs are just gorgeous. Gorgeous! I’m so afraid now the books won’t live up to the wonderful back cover copy hehe.

But the new titles are In Bed with the Highlander, Seduction of a Highland Lass and Never Love a Highlander. You can check out the blurbs on my coming soon page! And please do let me know what you think :)

Hubby and I went couch shopping tonight. Now the thing is, we just moved into this house a year ago. In fact this very time LAST year we were furniture shopping and I picked out TWO couches for our living room. So why were we shopping for another couch?

Because my children are wallowers.

Seriously. The problem is the couch that my husband and I sit on in the evening… Well it’s a large deep couch. I sit on one end and I work. He sits on the other. I sorta stretch out and put my feet on him. Sometimes he’ll lay toward me. Sounds perfect right?

Well, back to the wallowing.

My children refuse to sit on the OTHER couch. It’s going completely to waste. No, they have to sit with mama and daddy. Or ON us I should say. My two youngest pile on the couch and then wallow all over us as they snuggle and wallow and make their place ON us lol. Cute huh?

So I told my husband we simply have to get a bigger couch to replace BOTH couches so that everyone can sit (and wallow) together because right now it’s just not comfortable because while the couch is PERFECT for me and hubby, it is NOT perfect for 4-5 people.

So we went couch shopping and I brought the kids and made everyone sit and wallow on it to make sure we’d all have room and be comfortable. I think the saleslady thought we were insane, but hey, she got a sale out of it!

I’ll have to post a pic of the dogpile when we get the new couch…

Four Play ARCs

All the available ARCs have been spoken for. Thanks to everyone for such a fantastic response! I wish I could give an ARC to everyone who requested one.

This is the last week before school starts, and I’ll be frantically trying to get everything done, so I’ll be scarce for a bit. Hope to catch up with everyone when my house is quiet again!

Four Play ARC giveaway

My publicist at Berkley and I are going to give away ARCs of Four Play to bloggers and readers who are willing to read/review an erotic contemporary romance.

You can find information on the story here and if it’s something that interests you, drop me an email to mayaATmayabanks.com with the subject header FOUR PLAY ARC and please do use the subject line otherwise the email will get lost in the hundreds of others that filter in throughout the day. Please do also introduce yourself to me and let me know what your blog or messageboard of choice is :)

The only condition of this particular giveaway is that you read the book and offer commentary, review, blog about it, review it at Amazon or BN or your favorite messageboard. Liking it is entirely optional ;)

These are paper ARCs and will be mailed to the recipient. You will be asked to provide a mailing address. Unfortunately, we do have a limited number of ARCs and as much as I’d love to accommodate everyone, it just isn’t possible.



Sweet Addiction it is!

Have spoken to my editor and we weighed the responses. Sweet Addiction gets the nod :) We’re both thrilled with the outpouring of opinions. Thanks so much!