Sweet Addiction ARC winners!

Ok folks, I added 5 more ARCs just since we had SO many entries! So without further ado, here they are!

Robbye #321

Kristina in GA #272

Lisa B #383

Sasha #483

Deborah #69

Anna #1

Lynda the Guppy #93

Myranda #122

Amanda #679

Annie@UTC #304

Imzadi #277

Jacki Tonyan #53

Lee Keeny #448

Hannah Yarger #655

Shawn Baker #151

Brittany #468

Kim #709

Dawn J #95

Jeena #80

Kim Turner #16

Kim Spinbella #101

CaryLory #415

BethAnn Buehler #169

LadyCobra #204

Chandra Hurlbut #229

If you won, PLEASE email me at maya@mayabanks.com and send me your mailing address so the ARC can be mailed out to you. You’ll only have until Thursday morning to claim your prize, so get to emailing!

Congrats everyone!

Spin off of the SWEET series

So I’ve gotten LOTS of emails and FB posts and tweets about Kane from Sweet Possession, and it’s not that I was ignoring you guys or purposely trying to torture you, but it wasn’t as simple as saying yes or no that I’d write a book about him. Of course I wanted to write about him and his team and delve into their shenanigans, but these things take time!

I’m happy to say that everything is now finalized and I’ll be writing a spin off series of the SWEET series involving Kane and his coworkers, boss etc.

As I’ve explained on FB, this is not a romantic suspense series. It’s very much a sexy contemporary series where the focus is on the relationship between the hero and heroine. There may well be elements of suspense on a book by book basis, but it is definitely NOT the focus of the series whatsoever.

I’m still working on scheduling and arranging it so that I have a set release schedule for all my books so that readers know that on X month I’ll have a KGI release and on Y month I’ll release a book in the new spin off series and on Z month I’ll release a historical.

I’m very excited to dive into a new series! I hope you guys will enjoy Kane and his gang as much as I will :) I’ll definitely keep you posted on any new developments as I get them!



Sweet Addiction blurb!

This time he won’t walk away…

He awakened a need within her…

Cole is successful beyond his dreams. He can have any woman he wants, but there’s only one he can’t stop thinking about. His childhood sweetheart, Renita. He’s never forgotten his first taste of innocent love and the desire that consumed them—or the pain he brought upon her…

But now she belongs to another…

Her long ago brush with submission awakened a longing in Ren that drove her to walk the darker edge of desire. She’s become a beautiful woman at ease with her sexuality and unapologetic about her need for a dominant man. When Cole finds her again, he’s gutted that she belongs to another. Ren’s current master agrees to give her to Cole for a short time, but then she must return to his keeping. And though Cole agrees to this bargain, he knows he will never be able to let Ren go again…

How about some new covers?

Today was a bounty of riches in my email! I got the covers for Whispers in the Dark AND Sweet Addiction. Tell me what you think!

It’s been awhile!

It’s been so long since I last blogged that I couldn’t remember my login info. Yeah, that bad…

I’ve been incredibly busy this fall. I don’t think I’ve stopped since August. I’ve churned out one book after another and the result has been edits on all books coming at me all at once along with MORE books that I’m trying to get done in short order.

But enough about that. It’s why you haven’t seen much of me, though I tend to check in on my Facebook page more often.

Had a super weekend. Cooked yummy food, put up our Christmas tree, hung out with the kids and snuggled on the couch in front of a fire. Tonight I’m working on copy edits for Sweet Possession. I’m almost done, done, done! I also just finished up Colters’ Daughter and Hidden Away. Like I said, I’ve been busy!

No Place to Run releases in just a week! Amazing how fast the time has gone by. I swear it was just yesterday that The Darkest Hour released. I LOVE this series. I’m already day dreaming about KGI #4. I have a tentative title but can’t share it until I get final approval from my editor. I LOVE it though. It fits the story so very well. I’ll also let everyone know WHO is in KGI #4 as soon as possible :) I want to make sure I have it all cemented before I let my readers know. Let’s just say I doubt it’s who you think it’ll be ;)

Visiting old characters

So here is my question for readers. How do you feel about scenes revisiting characters from previous books in a series? Particularly if their story may not be completely finished. Or do you resent any time spent away from the main characters of the current book?

The Sweet Series, for me, has been a continuing story of a group of friends. All of them, even though each story features a new hero and heroine. In these books while each set of characters achieve their happily ever after, things are not always perfect. That’s not the point of this series. It’s about two people who love each other and are committed to working out their issues and problems because they want to stay together and have a life together. The series isn’t about perfect people who once they make their declaration of love, they have perfect lives forevermore and ride off into the sunset.

Faith and Gray, who kicked off the series, have been featured in each of the subsequent books and they still have obstacles to overcome, but they love each other and so they work it out. Damon and Serena had a tumultous relationship and their happily ever after wasn’t quite complete at the end of their book although they loved each other and were very committed to doing whatever it took to make their relationship work.

With each book, the relationships progress and I’ve had a lot of fun showing that progression. But how do readers feel about it?

I’ve been thinking about this because I’m currently working on Sweet Possession, and last night I wrote an emotional scene between Micah and Angelina, the hero and heroine from Sweet Temptation. For those of you who’ve read Sweet Temptation, you know that these two had a very volatile, passionate relationship and that it got off to a rocky start.

So I’m wondering if you as a reader are interested in seeing scenes that further Micah and Angelina’s relationship in a book that isn’t their own. They certainly aren’t the focus of Sweet Possession, but as this is a series about a very tight knit group of friends, it only makes sense that you see them in each of the books.

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!

News and need your opinion!

Okay, for you Cole fans out there, I’ve discussed it with my editor and we’re going ahead with a sixth Sweet book, which will be Cole’s story :) His story will follow Connor’s story (Connor’s story is Sweet Possession and will release in April 2011) Tentative release date for Cole’s book will be the following April of 2012.

Now for the opinion part. We’ve been discussing titles and we’ve narrowed it to two we really can’t decide between. So I decided to let you guy wade in with an opinion.

Our two options are Sweet Addiction and Sweet Satisfaction

Which is your favorite? I can’t give you details on his story because it’s still burning a hole in my brain and it’s likely to change multiple times before I actually sit down and write his story, however, I will say that it incorporates some of my fave themes in romance and I love, love, love his story already and I love his heroine. :)

Book news!

Blurbs for Hidden Away, book 3 in the KGI series, and Sweet Possession, book 5 in the Sweet series, have been posted to my coming soon page!

Hope everyone has a terrific weekend! I’m on vacation countdown. One week and counting!