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Wed
Apr 20 2016 12:00pm
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Dominated: Exclusive Excerpt

Maya Banks

Dominated by Maya Banks

To save her, he had to betray her...

In Drake’s shadowy world, his enemies would exploit any weakness he had in order to bring him to his knees, and so he’s never allowed himself to care about anyone...never exhibited any vulnerability, and it made him a force to be reckoned with. Until Evangeline—his angel. A woman who slipped past his defenses like no one had ever managed. She was his to protect and ultimately, to do that, he had to do the unthinkable and drive the only good thing in his world away.

But he will stop at nothing to get her back...

Devastated and destroyed, Evangeline doesn’t know what made Drake turn on her in such a shocking manner. She only knows she’ll never be the same. He once freed her from all her inhibitions, only now she is a prisoner to never-ending pain. But when Drake finds her again, she realizes there is more to his world than she ever imagined, and she must decide if she can once more trust—and submit—to the man who holds her wounded heart in his hands. And he must convince her of just how far he’ll go to regain her love and forgiveness.

Get a sneak peek at Maya Banks's Dominated (available May 3, 2016), the sequel to Mastered (where Drake and Evangeline's story began), with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

The sound of the door made Drake turn in his tracks, and he held his breath as Evangeline hesitantly appeared in the doorway of the en suite bathroom, her fingers gripping the door frame so tightly that her fingertips were chalk white. Her hair lay damply against her face and trailed down her shoulders, and when she saw he was looking at her, she shifted and curled her arms protectively around her midsection as if to hide herself from his scrutiny.

She was wearing a simple pair of jeans and a long-sleeved T-shirt, and he noticed that she’d put her socks and shoes back on, as if ensuring that she was prepared to flee at any moment. Unease and indecision flickered through her expressive eyes, and after she’d sought out his position in the room and briefly locked gazes with him, her stare skittered away and she refused to look up at him again.

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Fri
Dec 4 2015 1:00pm
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Mastered: Exclusive Excerpt

Maya Banks

Mastered by Maya Banks

What he wants, he takes with no remorse or guilt.

She stood out in his club like a gem, unspoiled and untouched. A lamb among wolves, she clearly didn’t belong. Drawn to her innocence he watched as she was surrounded by men who saw what he did—but no one but him could touch her. He summoned her to his private quarters. He sensed her fear. He also recognized the desire in her eyes. And he knew she wouldn’t leave before he possessed her. She had no need to know his secrets. Not until he had her under his complete and utter control.

What he wants, she isn’t sure she can give him.

The moment he told her want he wanted, she couldn’t resist. Instinct told her to run, but her heart said stay and walk the fine line between pleasure and pain. Though she wasn’t sure she could ever completely surrender, the primal part of her wanted to try, even knowing this man could break her in ways she never imagined. Because once he possessed her, he owned her and it would be too late to turn back. She can only pray that he doesn’t destroy her in the end.

Get a sneak peek at Maya Banks's Mastered (available December 29, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Drake Donovan saw her the moment she walked into the club. He was sitting high above the dance floor in his private quarters, several surveillance monitors strategically placed for easy viewing of every inch of the club. He didn’t just own the club and assume a hands-off approach. He owned many businesses and he had a tight leash on them all. And he closely monitored the goings-on any time he was here.

He quickly zoomed in on the curvy blonde who warily entered the front bar, her eyes wide as she took in her surroundings. A blistering curse blew from his lips even as he continued to track her every movement.

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Wed
Mar 20 2013 11:00am
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Fever: Exclusive Excerpt

Maya Banks

Fever by Maya BanksJace, Ash, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Jace, it’s a woman whose allure takes him completely by surprise...

Jace Crestwell, Ash McIntyre, and Gabe Hamilton have been best friends and successful business partners for years. They’re powerful, they’re imposing, they’re irresistibly sexy, and Jace and Ash share everything—including their women.

When they meet Bethany, Jace begins to feel things he’s never experienced before: jealousy, and a powerful obsession that threatens him, overwhelms him—and excites him beyond control.

Jace isn’t sharing Bethany—with anyone. He’s determined to be the only man in her life, and it’s jeopardizing a lifelong friendship with Ash. Bethany will be his and his alone. Even if it means turning his back on his best friend.

Get a sneak peek of Maya Banks’s Fever (available April 2, 2013) with an excerpt of a selected scene.

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Twenty-five minutes was how much time it took for her to realize she was out of her mind. Twenty-five minutes to know she’d made a huge mistake.

Bethany washed her hands and then checked her pocket again to feel the folded bills. The kitchen had died down and most of the staff had left except for those remaining behind on clean-up duty. That wasn’t her gig, thankfully. Her job was done.

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Tue
Nov 13 2012 3:00pm

Falling for Maya Banks’s KGI Series

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to have Maya Banks as a guest.  Softly at Sunrise, her latest release, is a novella featuring Ethan and Rachel, the couple from her very first book in the KGI romantic suspense series. It's now available as an e-book and will be included as part of Shades of Gray (available in paperback December 31, 2012). Softly at Sunrise continues the story of Ethan and Rachel as they deal with their pasts and move forward with their future together. Today, Maya shares her special connection with Ethan and Rachel, as well as an excerpt from their original story, book 1 in the KGI series, The Darkest Hour. Thanks, Maya!

Ethan and Rachel have been on quite a journey together. Between miscarriages, divorce papers, and kidnappings, it’s amazing their marriage has made it this far. But here they are, still together, still in love, and still learning how to leave their tragic past behind them and move on with their lives. Softly at Sunrise is the continuation of their story after all the drama they have lived through.

For those new to the KGI series, Ethan and Rachel’s journey starts in the first book, The Darkest Hour. The suspense kicks offwhen Rachel is kidnapped by a drug cartel on a trip to South America just after Ethan, her husband, hands her divorce papers. Soon after her departure, Ethan is told that Rachel is dead. For a whole year, he wrestles with his guilt and grief until, one day, he receives information claiming Rachel is alive. What else can he do but go rescue her? It seems miraculous that their marriage could survive all of this. How they recover and move forward together is brought to a crescendo in Softly at Sunrise.

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