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

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!



Coming in 2014!!

Hey gang, so as promised here are the covers and blurbs for the SURRENDER TRILOGY releasing in 2014 :))  Hope you love!!




 Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her. Dominance. Lonely and searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find is the one man who’s long been a source of comfort—and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend.

Dash has lived in an untenable position for years. In love with his best friend’s wife and unwilling to act on that attraction. He’d never betray his best friend. And so he’s waited in the wings, offering Joss unconditional support and comfort as she works past her grief, hoping for the day when he can offer her more.

When he finds her in a club devoted to the darker edges of desire, he’s furious because he thinks she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Until she explains in detail what it is she wants. What she needs. As realization sets in, he is gripped by fierce, unwavering determination. If she wants dominance, he is the only man who will introduce her to that world.  He is the only man who will touch her, cherish her…love her. And the only man she’ll ever submit to.




Kylie sees the way Jensen looks at her. The dark promise in his eyes. That rough edge of dominance she knows he possesses. But dominance is the one thing that frightens her above all else. She and her brother barely survived a childhood steeped in violence and abuse. She could never give up total control and submit to a man. Especially a man like Jensen. Could she?

Jensen sees the shadows in Kylie’s eyes. Knows he has to tread very carefully or risk losing any chance he has with her. All he wants is the opportunity to show her that dominance doesn’t equal pain, bondage or discipline. That emotional surrender is the most powerful of all, and that to submit—fully to him—will fulfill the aching void in her heart in a way nothing else ever will.




Chessy and Tate have been married for several years. In the beginning, their relationship was everything she wanted. Passionate. All consuming. She offered her submission freely and Tate cherished her gift with a tenderness that made her feel safe. Content. Wanted. And loved beyond all measure. But as the years have gone by, Tate has become more immersed in making his business the success it has become, and Chessy has taken a back seat to his business obligations. Growing unhappier with the status of their once blissful marriage, Chessy knows that something has to give. Or they stand to lose it all

Tate loves his wife. Has always loved her. Providing for her has always been his number one priority. But lately she’s seemed unhappy, and he’s worried. Worried enough that he arranges for a night together that he hopes will reignite the fire that once burned like an inferno between them.

But a business call at the wrong time threatens everything. Chessy’s safety, his concentration, his wife’s faith in him as her husband, a man sworn to love and protect her above all else. Gutted with the realization that he’s going to lose her—has already lost her—he readies for the fight of his life. Whatever it takes, he’ll get her back. And prove to her that nothing is more important than her love. And that if she’ll allow him to prove himself one more time, he’ll take it all. Everything. But he’ll give far more back. Himself. His undying love.

HUGE thank you to all my readers!

This last week has been a little surreal for me. On Wednesday I learned that BURN was the #1 bestselling book on the USA Today as well as hitting the top spot on the NYT Trade Paperback list, the NYT digital list and the paperback/digital combined list. A clean sweep!

I’ll admit, I did NOT expect to hit the #1 spot on the USA Today or the NYT digital. I had some really TOUGH competition with JK Rowling in the top spot on the Trade Paperback list and her book under her other pen name was #1 on the USA Today last week and still going very strong! Not to mention James Patterson had a new release out on the same day as BURN and he is a very consistent top placing author on those lists! So I was STUNNED when I learned that BURN had earned the top spot.

But you know what? I should have had more faith in my AWESOME, AMAZING readers and for that I apologize! You guys are SO good to me and it’s solely because of YOU that BURN hit that top spot.

I say it every time, but as an author *I* don’t hit those lists. All I do is write the book and unleash it in the wild and hope for the best because once it’s out of my hands, it’s squarely in the hands of the READERS as to whether it becomes a bestselling book or not.

So THANK YOU. I owe you all more than I can ever hope to repay! But I hope to at least give back SOMETHING by continuing to write and give you stories that you enjoy and want more of. I am SO grateful to have such wonderful, supportive readers. Without you, I would not be living my dream of writing stories that fill my mind.

In the very beginning of my career, it was a dream, and in my mind a PIPE DREAM, to even HIT a list like the NYT and the USA Today. The very first time I ever accomplished that (because of YOU!!!) I was flabbergasted and so very grateful.

To a new author, reaching the top spot on ANY list is one of those things you kind of wistfully think in the back of your mind “oh one day… One day I’d love that” but you don’t really ever think it will happen!

So imagine by shock, amazement and utter gratitude when it happened! It finally happened!

I’ve written and published over 50 books in the 7 years I’ve been published. (My 7th anniversary was June 6 of this year) and with each one, I’ve been absolutely humbled and a little baffled at how wonderful my readers have embraced them.

If someone had told me back in June 2006 when I published my very first book that 7 years later I would have a USA Today and a NYT #1 bestseller, I would have laughed and said NO WAY. But it happened. And it happened because of YOU.

I will never be able to properly express my gratitude to my readers. I know it sounds corny, it likely doesn’t sound genuine. Simply because I’ve thanked my readers after every single time one of my books has hit the best seller lists. But you know what? I am one hundred percent sincere. *I* did not hit the best seller lists. YOU did that. YOU put the books there. And for that, I will be eternally grateful and so very humbled by your support.


And PS: I’ll be posting news this week! New covers (OMG are they AWESOME) and blurbs for my next trilogy which will be releasing starting in February 2014 :)) So be on the lookout Tuesday for the reveal!



BURN ARC winners!

Ok as promised guys, here are the FIVE lucky winners of an ARC of BURN! If you see your name below, please email me at and provide your mailing address so I can ship your book out to you.

You have until Monday morning (early) to claim your book as my assistant will be popping everything in the mail Monday morning before we head off to Girlie’s World Series next week :)

I made my assistant write down all 1300 plus numbers and draw winners by comment number. I’m sure she LOVES me about now hahahah.

So here they are. And Congratulations!

Comment #26- Nancy Bozeman
Comment #711-Sandie Buckley
Comment #852- Marlo Whitfield
Comment #1101- Mistie M
Comment #1257- Kristina Longoria

As I said, you have until MONDAY morning EARLY to get your info to me. If you fail to provide your address by 10:00 am CST Monday then your book will be given away on twitter. So get to emailing me! :))

Thanks to everyone for playing! xoxo <3 <3 <3

BURN giveaway!

Hey gang!

Soooo, right before I left for Book Bash in Orlando, I received ARCs of BURN in the mail. We’re just a month away from release day! Anyway, I thought I’d give you guys a chance to win an advanced copy of BURN :)

To enter, simply post below and tell me who you’re favorite “guy” in the Breathless trilogy is. Granted you haven’t gotten to read Ash’s story yet, but you’ve gotten glimpses of him in the previous two books *g*

That’s it! I’ll leave the contest open until Thursday of this week and post winners by Friday morning. At that time you’ll have until Monday morning to claim your book by emailing me and providing a mailing address. Any unclaimed books will be given away on twitter next week.

I’m giving away FIVE copies. Ready? Set? GO!!!

Virtual signing for BURN and Forged in Steele!

Hey guys, I have some news about a virtual signing for Forged in Steele and BURN. I know many of you who participated in the virtual signing for RUSH and FEVER were asking if I’d be having one for BURN as well.

I’ve been working with my publicist and the bookstore where the signing will be held and while I don’t have ordering links YET, I can confirm that I will be signing books the week of July 24th.

A few things I want to mention about the event. It will occur AFTER Forged in Steele has released (A month) but it will be BEFORE BURN releases August 5th. What this means is that if you order Forged in Steele to be signed, you’ll get it AFTER Forged in Steele releases June 25th. However, you will get BURN on release day as the bookstore will have me sign those copies and will mail them so they reach readers by release day.

ALSO, you can order ANY of my titles, even older titles, that you’d like to have signed. THe event is NOT just for the new releases, Forged in Steele and BURN.

It’s also available for INTERNATIONAL readers. The bookstore WILL ship books overseas so anyone is able to participate.

Turn the Page bookstore in Boonsboro, MD is hosting the virtual signing, and in the coming weeks, they’ll post the event on their website along with order links for my entire KGI series and the entire Breathless trilogy. HOWEVER, if you wish to order ANY of my backlist titles, you can email or call the store and they’ll be happy to order whatever title you want and I’ll sign ALL ordered books when I’m in the store on July 24th.

I just wanted to give y’all a heads up because I’ve had many emails and posts asking if I would be doing another virtual signing for those readers who are unable to make it to one of my in person signings this year.

Though I WISH it were possible to visit many of you in your hometowns or in a neighboring vicinity, with my writing schedule, it’s impossible for me to travel that much. Otherwise I’d never be able to publish any books! lol

So a virtual signing is the next best option for readers who aren’t able to attend my “in person” signings and I hope those of you who want signed books will participate so that we can do more of these in the future :))

I will post more info and ordering links the minute I receive them so be on the lookout in the next few weeks!

So if you have any older favorites that you’d like to have signed, the store will absolutely order in any of my titles in addition to the newer titles, Forged in Steele and BURN.

xoxo <3 <3 <3


NYC book signing/event!

Hey all,

I’ve been telling you guys that I had a NYC signing in the works and that I’d let everyone know when I had everything hammered out. So here is the official announcement for a NYC signing! :)

An Evening With Maya Banks Reader Event
June 19th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Opal Bar and Restaurant (
251 E 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022

Meet Maya Banks for an evening of romance and conversation! Maya will mix and mingle with readers and answer questions about her popular books. There will also be a book signing with books available onsite for purchase.

Food and refreshments will be served.

Readers will also have the opportunity to meet the great team from the romance site Heroes and Heartbreakers, who will be offering fun door prizes to readers.

Hope to see many of you there! It’s going to be a blast. Can’t wait to meet y’all!

EDITED TO ADD: This event is FREE and open to the public! Also if you plan to attend or even think you may attend, hop over to the Love Always Facebook event page they’ve created for this signing and you can RSVP on the page. We’d love to see you there!


Virtual signing opportunity! (international readers too!)

Hi guys, coming up there are a few opportunities to get autographed and personalized copies of my books.

For U.S. and Canadian readers, Murder By the Book bookstore in Houston, TX is hosting a virtual signing for RUSH and FEVER. The order deadline is March 23 and I’ll be going in to sign all the ordered copies and they’ll be shipped to arrive on release day for FEVER (April 2)

You can order here for your copies of RUSH or FEVER.

ALSO! Since Murder by the Book only ships to U.S. and Canada, my international readers can order copies of my book from Turn the Page bookstore. I’ll be there signing in person on April 6 and if you order a copy by March 25th, I’ll sign the books while I’m there and they’ll be shipped out the following Monday. In addition to RUSH and FEVER, you can also order copies of my backlist books such as my KGI series, my Sweet series, the Colters’ Legacy series or any of my other backlist books that are in print.

To order you can go here and if the book you want isn’t on the ordering page, you can email Janeen Solberg from the website and let her know which book you’d like to order to be signed and she’ll take care of you.

This is a great way to get signed, personalized books if you can’t make one of my in person signings this year!



Reminder!! I’ll be signing in Dallas on Feb 16th

Here’s a reminder for those of you in the Dallas area! I’ll be signing at the Angelika Film Centre next Saturday, February 16th! For more info you can check my events calendar on my website and here is the link to the event to sign up along with info on times and schedule. AND I’ve asked that they allow readers to bring in outside books to be signed. I hate to make readers buy a book just for a signature if they already own the book!

But also, there WILL be copies of my some of my backlist titles available for purchase. The ticket price of the event includes a copy of RUSH that you can have signed, but in addition to RUSH, they will have Shades of Gray, Never Seduce a Scot, the newly recovered Sweet Series and Colters’ Woman.

If you are GOING and if there is a specific book that you want to be able to buy to have signed, EMAIL ME and let me know and I will make sure that the book is there and available for you. I’ll keep a list of everyone who contacts me with their choices of books so you don’t get there and not find the book you’re wanting to have signed :)

You can email me your book choices at and please put DALLAS SIGNING in the subject header so I won’t overlook it.

Here’s the link to the event if you haven’t already signed up! And if you’re on the fence or are unsure yet if you can make it, I’m 99 percent sure that you can buy a ticket at the door but I’m double checking that with the event organizer.

It all starts at 2:00 and don’t worry! I know they have a “set time” for the signing but I’m not leaving until all books have been signed and everyone has had their opportunity to get their books autographed. Promise!

Hope to see you there!