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More Scottish Historicals? Why yes!

I guess I kind of just assumed that readers would know that I would continue to write Scottish Historicals. No idea why, mind you, it just wasn’t something I ever gave thought to explaining. But I’ve received many emails and questions asking if I’ll be writing MORE Scottish Historicals beyond the trilogy releasing this fall and ending with Never Love A Highlander next month.

The answer is absolutely! I love, love, love historicals. I began my writing career aspiring to be a historical romance author. And there is nothing I love more than Scottish Historicals.

Many of the questions have been whether I’ll continue writing about the McCabes or about secondary characters in the McCabe clan. While I won’t be writing about the McCabes, I will be beginning a new series and I can’t wait to dive into the first story. I’m SO excited about it. I adore the hero and heroine.

I don’t have an exact release date yet for the next historical after Never Love a Highlander but I believe it’ll be in the fall of 2012. Of course as SOON as I know, I’ll let you guys know. But you’ll have plenty of books to keep you busy in 2012, including two KGI books, two Harlequin Desires, Sweet Addiction, the Colter novella in June and of course a historical in the fall :)

Sound fair?

It is my sincerest hope that in 2012 I’ll finally get my schedule just as I want it and then you can look forward to a KGI book every six months. A historical every six months. And one book in the Sweet series spinoff every year in the spring.

In the meantime, know that I’ll absolutely be writing more historicals and will be publishing them on a six month schedule after the next one is released sometimes next fall :)

87 thoughts on “More Scottish Historicals? Why yes!”

  1. Leigha says:

    I have been waiting through the last 2 years along with all the other fans for highland ever after. I loved all your historical novels, but I have 0 interest in reading erotic novels or contemporary romance. I am so sad that you do not find highland ever after worthy enough to publish for your faithful historical readers. I thought ‘Finally we have a real release date!’ That was last year when I thought I would see it in 2015 at some point. How can you expect us to wait another 1-20 years to read this book?! It makes me never want to reread the books I own already because I cannot actually read to the end with the final chapter missing! Can you please for the love of God either give us a real release date to look forward to that won’t be changed (hopefully within this year— please!!) Or refund the preorders and tell us its never going to happen. I’m just so sad and frustrated. I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for something I’ll never get to read.

    1. Gwendolyn Williams says:

      I’m in agreement with the other readers . I p reordered the third book in the highlander series . It had since been taken off my nook. I’m reluctant to p reorder another book written by maya banks.

    2. tanya says:

      Would really like a true release date for highland ever after with the Armstrong’s because truthfully your KIG novels are getting worse with every new one published. Skipped the last one all together the reviews were so bad.

  2. B.Thompson says:

    I waited years for Quenton and Page’s story but you’ve never written it. Instead you are writing the M/A series. Thank you for many years of reading pleasure, but it’s time for me to find another author to enjoy.

  3. Rachel says:

    I was so shocked and upset to hear about the cancellation of “highland ever after”. With that series focusing on women with physical flaws who feel that no man would want them, it made the Montgomery/Armstrong series that much more special. Please reconsider….

  4. mavis phinney says:

    I really want “highlsnf ever after”how can I get a copy

  5. mavis phinney says:

    highland ever after how to a get a copy

  6. Lynn Gentile says:

    Please tell me the email from Amazon stating a twenty year wait for the next Montgomery and Armstrong book is wrong. Your loyal readers of scottish historicals have been waiting to long already and that is just ridiculous. Please tell us it’s an error.

  7. Lynn Wright says:

    It is unfair to your readers to start a series and not finish it. I too pre-ordered Ever After and have patiently awaited it’s release. Why is it cancelled? Your other books should be on hold to get this one published. If your not going to release it then I too want my refund. I have never posted negative comments before, but I will.

  8. Sara says:

    I’m sorry to write this but I am extremely disappointed to hear that Highland Ever After has been cancelled. I have waited patiently along with others for this book to be released but it is not so. Why start a series when there is going to be no end? I think I will now go to other authors who actually commit to the books that they say they will write, not authors who stop a series midway.

  9. Shawn says:

    I never buy “pre-orders”, however, I loved the Armstrong and Montgomery series so ordered the third one. Two years ago. The expected date keeps changing and now Barnes and Nobel has it available in 2035. Really!

  10. Rachel says:

    Like everyone’s comments above, I have been disappointed that the last book in your sequel seems to be put on the permit back burner. I have look for a long time for a Author that can rival Julie Garwood in historical romance and believe I had finally found one. BUT I am disappointed in the seeming lack of follow through….and no response from you that has not been posted to everyone’s comments above.

    A disappointed fan.

  11. Kelly says:

    I am also upset, she comes out with new series and can’t finish the ones we have invested in. And yet she won’t reply to any of the comments. Seems to me like she doesn’t care about her fans!

  12. Lori says:

    I agree. Why can’t Maya acknowledge her fans about Highlander series? Finish what you start.

  13. Charlie says:

    Can you give an update on what happened to Highland Ever After and when/if there are any plans to publish it?

  14. Joya says:

    Seriously? Finish what you start? Have you ever written a book? Ever dealt with a publisher who’s priorities are different from yours? I am sure Maya wants to get the book out, but whether they publish it and when is not under her control. We don’t know what was written when. Again, publishers have their own priorities. I am sure Maya cares, but as much as I want to read that book, I will wait until it arrives and not judge her and say she doesn’t care.

  15. Ally says:

    I’m in withdrawal for this series to continue. To help out fellow fans Maya has posted about it on her facebook which is a updated regularly. I found one post

    There are more–she definitely wants the book out there. Just not up to her when. AHHH! Frustrating.

    Hope this helps.

  16. Tina says:

    I have pre-ordered Highland Ever After. Loved the series. I CANNOT BELIEVE that I have waited over 3 years for this last book. Then Barnes & Nobel tells me that it will be released in 2035 WTH….now it’s been taken off their list. Maya Banks was new me and her first books I purchased was the Armstrong/Montgomery Series…Fell in love with the first 2 books and was so excited for the last book. This series portrayed woman who endure a great deal of pain yet survived but not without a price. In the end they found men who loved them deeply despite their scars emotional and physically. This is one of the reasons why I fell in love with the series. I JUST CANT BELIEVE that an author would start a series in such HIGH DEMAND AND NOT FINISH THE LAST INSTALLMENT that everyone has been faithfully waiting on. She should loyal to her fans that buy her books that keeps her income flowing. So a HUGH DISSAPOINTMENT!!!!

    1. Amy says:

      I could not agree more!

  17. Amy says:

    I also pre-ordered Happily Ever After only to see it never came out. More then a little annoyed, I doubt I will ever read another of her books,nothing like leaving the fans hanging in favor of the sadly in thing now…..bdsm books….puke!

  18. Camille says:

    I loved the Montgomery and Armstrong series i have physical difficulties so i was pleased with these books just knowing love like that exists, but honestly i don’t think i’ll be here when the last book comes out tomorrow is not promised.

  19. Darlene says:

    Glad I discovered this blog. Thought I was one of the only ones so very disappointed to never see the third book in this trilogy. I could care less about contemporary romance and will not be reading any of those. Maya has great talent in writing historicals. What a shame.

  20. Leanne says:

    So excited when I pre ordered book 3 of the Montgomery and Armstrong series. But like you guys I’m left very disappointed.

  21. Toni says:

    So disappointed that Highland Ever After may never happen. Like everyone else, can’t believe an author would abandon a series like this.

  22. Wendy says:

    I’m with all the other people commenting on here. I am so disappointed to hear this series has been cancelled. It’s the same with Lisa Valdez and “Primrose” I have been waiting over two years for this book to be published. Why start writing a series if you have no intention of finishing it?

  23. Louise says:

    I too am disappointed that you will not continue the Montgomery Armstrong trilogy, please, please reconsider? In reading some of these comments, I however do love love the KGI series and many other of your series but there’s just something about this Scottish historicals, please reconsider, you obviously have a talent for it. Just like TV brought us “Outlanders” you can bring us your series thru books, #hereshopingyouchangeyourmind#

  24. Mer says:

    Yes, Ms. Banks. Please do reconsider. You actually write quite amazing historical romances and that I truly enjoy and love them. Please Ms. Banks, I’m begging you. Please don’t end the series.

  25. DLKreads says:

    I’m wondering after reading all these posts if the Montgomery & Armstrong series is cancelled, because according to the FB page you are trying to get a scheduled for release. So I’m wondering is it Cancelled or delayed and if its just delayed can you give us your best guess?

  26. Ally says:

    I’m not sure why everyone is blaming the author. I posted a link. She has claimed several times–IT IS IN THE PUBLISHERS HANDS. She indicated–she had (long) finished Highland Ever After. I haven’t read anything saying they will never release it. I would think it would be removed from any popular book-related sites. Contact the publishers if you want. I looked on their site and they removed the book from their upcoming releases. Makes no sense. These books are profitable. They’re basically killing this series by prolonging this. Maybe that’s their intention. Romance authors have been experiencing rather serious issues with publishers from what I read/researched.

  27. Ally says:

    This is the most recent details I could easily find.

  28. Elgy says:

    According to Book Depository, Highland Ever After is being released January 1, 2015. Price for pb (no cds,kindle reads, etc) is discount of $7.11. Pre-orders are being taken. If they’re wrong, they’re very fair in giving refunds back.

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