Join Badass in welcoming Maya Banks today! We got lucky enough to ask Maya a few questions about her writings. I enjoy her historical romance novels — I just devour them. So I was excited to try out a new contemporary series of hers. First, the book and then the interview. Oh and stick around because below we have a giveaway for Maya Banks’ new book — play to win (just scroll down).
Letting Go (Surrender Trilogy #1) by Maya Banks
Release Date: 2/4/14
Regina: I am a fan of your historical novels. A very typical theme in historical romance novels is the scarred hero but your historical romance novels instead focus on a heroine who has been hurt in her past and her pain is a barrier to her becoming involved in a relationship. Why the twist on the standard?
Maya: It’s no secret that I LOVE writing tortured heroines as opposed to writing a tortured hero. I know a lot of authors who love to write scarred or tortured HEROES but for me the emotional opportunities are so much more with a tortured heroine. Plus I’ve always been a bit of a rebel so I love twisting things around and putting a different spin on them 🙂
Regina: You write so many books and in a variety of genres! Do you have a preferred genre to write in?
Maya: No I actually don’t have a favorite. What I LOVE about my job is that I GET to write in multiple genres. It keeps it fresh and exciting for me. If I only had to write in one genre then I’d bore myself silly
Regina: Several of your fans want me to ask this question: Do you see yourself writing more historical romance novels each year? Perhaps another historical romance series or maybe even a Western Romance series?
Maya: I definitely plan to continue writing historical romance. Just at a slower pace than I did in the beginning. I love Scottish historicals and at present have no plans to write a different historical setting.
Regina: Regardless of genre, your books have steam. Do you have a writing process for your sexy, steamy scenes
Maya: My love scenes are driven by the characters and what they’re thinking and feeling at the time. For me, love scenes need to be emotional, strengthening the bond between the hero and heroine.
Regina: When you sit down to read, what are your favorite series, authors and/or genres? And as a writer of guilty pleasure novels, what is your guilty pleasure?
Maya: I hate the word guilty pleasure lol. Because for ME I have absolutely NO shame in my reading choices and don’t care who knows what I read. So I definitely don’t have any “guilty pleasures”
Regina: So if it is your ideal Friday night, what are you doing?
Maya: Relaxing at home with my family. Cooking an awesome meal or just enjoying take-out. I’m a total home body so any time I’m home with my family around me I’m happy.
Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today and bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy. Her other 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 www.mayabanks.com, www.facebook.com/AuthorMayaBanks, and twitter.com/maya_banks.
Play to win! Enter to win one of two copies of Letting Go (Surrender Trilogy #1) by Maya Banks. One will be sent by the publisher (thank you!) to a winner with a US address. But Badass will be sending a copy to anyone in the US or Canada. So enter below!
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