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Monday, January 27, 2014

Maya Banks' LETTING GO Interview, Review & Giveaway


Have you ever come across a song that might fit the theme of one of your books?
Hmm I have from time to time but then it slips my memory and I don’t hang on to it if that makes sense lol. I love the song Titanium and have found that it fits the theme of a lot of my books.

When writing do you have a playlist of music you like to listen to? What are a couple songs on it?
I’m not a music listener when I’m writing. I prefer it to be quiet with as few distractions as possible and if I listen to music I’ll end up singing along and then the writing goes out the window, lol.

What do you do when you think nobody is watching?
I honestly can’t answer this one! I’m a pretty reserved person and my fear would be that someone WAS watching so I’m careful never to put myself in a potentially embarrassing situation.

What does your husband/significant other say about your writing erotic stories? What about your family and/or do they read your books?
My husband is extremely supportive of WHATEVER I write. Some of my family reads my non-erotic series, like the KGI series, but even if they don’t READ some of my books, they’re all very proud and very supportive of me.

What is one of your favorite series to keep up with?
I try to keep up with Christine Feehan and Lisa Marie Rice because I love their stories and I also adore Kresley Cole’s IAD series!

What do you think you would be doing if you weren't writing?
I don’t even want to contemplate having a “regular” job. I can’t imagine NOT being able to write so I try NOT to play the what if game because it makes me crazy, lol.

Do you have any hobbies or activities you enjoy doing?
We love to travel. We also love to hunt and fish as a family and my husband and I enjoy taking a few trips to Vegas each year just to relax have fun and play poker or just goof off.

We all know about muses...what do you think inspires you to allow your creative juices flowing?
I AM my own muse. I don’t really believe in writer’s block nor do I believe in sitting around and “waiting” for my muse to kick in. If I’m not writing it’s for one of two reasons. Either I’m slacking and being lazy OR there’s something wrong with the story and I veered off the path at some point. Once I figure out WHERE I went wrong and fix it then the story flows much better and faster.

Maya Banks is a #1 New York Times bestselling author whose chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance.  She lives in the South with her husband, three children and a variety of pets. Visit her online at,, and

Josslyn found her soul mate, after losing him she never thought she'd find love like that again. Dominance is now what she is craving, something she was needing that her husband could not give her. Trying to push away the loneliness she gores to an exclusive club that caters to people who enjoy the same things in life she fantasizes about. She could not believe her eyes when she runs into the one many that for the longest time comforted her since the day she lost her husband...his own best friend.

Dash was stuck in the worst possible situation for many years...he was in love with his best friend's wife but never once acted on it, not wanting to betray that friendship. He stood by her, offering Joss support and comfort while working past her grief. Waiting for the one day she would want more with him.

He finds her at the exclusive club dedicated to the darkest edges of desire, and is beyond mad when he feels she has no idea what she's trying to get herself into. Josslyn explains in depth what is it she is looking for, her need for dominance. Dash is now determined more than ever to be the only man to show her. He is going to be the only man to touch, cherish and love her...the only man she will ever submit to.


I could not put this book down, and can honestly say I enjoyed it more than many others that have touched this lifestyle. This is something that touches close to home with me, and since it is my personal life I wont go into detail but I will say this...this series is going to be so close to show the light on how the dominance lifestyle really is. Maya Banks hit everything a great story should have like a great set of characters, story line, drama, sex and so much more. The characters and story touch you deeply, excite you and made you want more. 

With this being a trilogy I can only hope this gets hotter and there is more dominance involved. 

Dash is my new fictional boyfriend and would love to have a man like him in my world. 

If you liked 50 Shades of Grey, you would beyond love this book and hopefully this trilogy. 

Berkley will provide one trade paperback copy of LETTING GO to a winner in the U.S.

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