Maya, thanks for joining us at Reading Between the Wines today!
Thanks so much for having me! xoxo
What is your favorite thing about the hero of you newest novel, LETTING GO?
His patience and determination. His unwavering love of Joss and the fact that he’d go to any lengths to have her and protect her even to the point of suppressing integral parts of himself if it was the only way he could have her. He’s very selfless.
You often include a close friendship between women as a part of the books you write. Why is that?
I love writing and reading about close female friendships. I think it adds authenticity to the stories as well as a compelling subplot if you will to the main romance. Most of us in real life have at least ONE girlfriend we confide in and are loyal to and I enjoy exploring those relationships in my romances as well.
You’ve written so many fantastic characters during the course of your career. Which character, or which group of characters, would you most want to hang out with for an evening?
Hmm that’s a hard question! I love all of my characters but if I had to choose it would be an evening with the Sweet girls from the Sweet Series. Especially Julie. I just love her character and her bluntness.
What makes you want to pick up a particular book to read?
I have certain tropes that I love so any book employing those tropes are pretty much an autobuy for me. Friends to Lovers, marriage or relationship in jeopardy, women in jeopardy, pregnant heroines (LOVE) and the word “secret” in a blurb is my kryptonite. I HAVE to know what the secret it!
What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not writing?
I love spending time with my family. We love to travel. Love to hunt and fish and my daughter is very active in select softball so during season we’re usually at a tournament pretty much every weekend.
What is your current work in progress?
I’m currently finishing up When Day Breaks, the 9th KGI story and then I’ll write the last book of the SURRENDER trilogy, TAKING IT ALL.
What is your favorite way to connect with your readers?
I LOVE hanging out with my readers, getting to chat with them or dish books or just talk about anything in general. I mostly keep in touch through my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/authormayabanks) or via twitter (@maya_banks)
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