Sunday, February 24, 2013

Blog Tour: Rush by Maya Banks (Spotlight and Interview)

Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it’s making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she’s ripe for the picking…

When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires.
Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s fourteen years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.

As Gabe pulls her into his provocative world, she realizes there’s a lot she doesn’t know about him or how exacting his demands can be. Their relationship is intense and obsessive, but as they cross the line from secret sexual odyssey to something deeper, their affair runs the risk of being exposed—and vulnerable to a betrayal far more intimate than either expected.

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Author Interview

I would like to welcome author Maya Banks to Socrates’ Book Review Blog. Maya is a bestselling author of over 50 books. We are very happy to have her visit our little blog.

1) You have written quite a number of books. Do you have a favorite?

I have a few favorites and sometimes they change depending on my mood :) But I really love Whispers in the Dark, Shades of Gray, FEVER, Stay With Me, Amber Eyes and Sweet Addiction.

2) Do you have a favorite genre to read and write?

For me I just love a good romance. If an author can give that to me then I'll read any genre. I will say I don't read a whole lot of paranormal and oddly enough I don't read many historicals at all even though I love writing them. As for what I love to write, I'm writing exactly what I love and want to continue writing. Contemporary erotic romance, romantic suspense and Scottish Historicals.

3) Is it easier to write one genre over another?

I would say my KGI series is the hardest to write. It has a large cast of characters and keeping up with timelines and what's happened in prior books keeps me on my toes. I don't know WHY they're harder for me to write, but I can write my historicals and my contemporary erotic romances in half the time it takes me to write one of the KGI books. I put a LOT of thought and concentration for those KGI books, as I do with all my books, but the KGI series takes more brain power for me than the other books I write.

4) Is it easier to research one genre over another?

No, I'd say research is research. Whether I'm writing a historical or a contemporary, I still have to get it right and I have to fact check and check plausibility and know when I can stretch the parameters and when I can't.

5) What made you decide to be an author?

I love writing. I've always loved writing. I express myself so much better in the written word over speaking. And I love romance. I adore it. I've read it since I was ten years old so it was only natural that romance would be what I wrote when I decided to take the plunge and write for more than just my own enjoyment.

6) Who is your greatest influence in your writing career?

I've always said that everything I learned about writing really great books, I learned from reading Julie Garwood's books. And by that I mean, she makes every single character, no matter how small of a role they play, interesting and colorful. It's something I've carried over into my own writing. If a character is going to make an appearance I want them to be appealing. I want every scene to count and to be interesting and advance the story and I think Garwood is a master at that.

7) How did it feel when you first found out you were going to be published?

It didn't really set in right away. I was kind of disconnected because I didn't feel like it was real. In some ways thats still true. I'm still in awe that I'm able to do something I love more than anything and make a living at it. I still have days where I think how the heck did this happen? And I'm still not really sure how it did lol

8) Do you have one all time favorite book?

I can't pick ONE, but I have several that I adore and reread often. I love Honor's Splendour and Saving Grace by Julie Garwood. I love Dark Prince and Dark Fire by Christine Feehan. I love The Seduction of his Wife by Janet Chapman and I have several favorites by Sharon Sala. Out of the Dark and Remember Me. And my favorite Lisa Marie Rice book is Dangerous Passion

9) Is there one author you admire more than any other?

No, I can't say that there is one single author that I admire above all others because I have so much respect for many authors. If I had to absolutely pick ONE, I'd probably go with Nalini Singh. I adore her personally and professionally.

10) Do you have any tips for aspiring authors?

Don't give up. There isn't an author alive who hasn't been rejected at some point in their career. And be true to your voice and don't let others water it down. Go with your gut and stick to your guns. If you love what you're writing and you're passionate about it, it will show in the writing.

11) Can you give us a sneak peek at your next release?

My next release is FEVER, the second book in the Breathless trilogy and features Jace Crestwell, a man who more often than not shares women with his best friend and business partner Ash McIntyre. But that all changes when Jace meets Bethany, and after a threesome, Jace makes it clear that Bethany is his and his alone and he won't share her with anyone. Even Ash. Even if it costs him a friendship and a bond that is closer than blood. It's a very angsty, raw, emotional book! I can't wait to see if readers love it as much as I do :)

Thank you so much for visiting us, Maya!

Thanks so much for having me! xoxo

1 comment:

  1. Wow, great interview! Im a fan :) I've read Maya Banks Colters Woman and enjoyed it. I have In Bed With a Highlander on Mt TBR. this trilogy sounds great, I'm adding it to my wishlist.


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