Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Interview & Giveaway: Maya Banks

Today on Waves of Fiction we are proud to have Maya Banks with us again!  She is here to talk about her newest release Fever. 
Fever (Breathless, #2)

1. This book is vastly different from Rush, what drew you to a character like Bethany?
I like writing different characters. Mia was pretty self-assured even if she was a little overwhelmed by Gabe. For Bethany, I wanted someone more vulnerable, someone who appealed to Jace's protective instincts and I liked exploring the disparities in their "worlds" She has a different kind of strength than Mia, and while Bethany IS vulnerable, in a lot of ways she's stronger than Mia because of all she's survived at such a young age.

2. What was it about Bethany that grabbed Jace from the get go? 
At first it was just that one glance across a crowded room. That spark of something different. Interest and definite attraction. Of course once Jace learns of Bethany's circumstances, it only makes him that much more determined to provide for her and protect her.

3.At first I was under the assumption that Fever would be more about Jace and Ash coming to grips with Jace wanting Bethany to himself, but the story was much more involved than that. Was it always the plan to have Bethany be so broken and Jace be her hero? 
Yes, absolutely. I knew that Bethany would be a woman who changed everything for Jace (and for Ash) and that for the first time, Jace would be faced with wanting a woman completely to himself and one he absolutely would not consider sharing with Ash.

4.I am excited to see Ash finally get his book, can you share any details about Burn? 
In BURN, readers will discover what I've known all along and what I've hinted about in RUSH and FEVER. That Ash is a much darker more intense character than is shown on the surface. He's believed by many to be much more charming and laid back, softer than Gabe and Jace, but nothing could be further from the truth. :)

5.After you finish this series, what do you plan on working on next? 
I have some ideas in the pipeline, but will have to work out the details. Nothing final yet. I'll definitely be working more on the KGI series as I have Donovan's story to write next. I also have the first book in the Sweet series spin off to write this fall and I will also be working on another Scottish historical.

Thanks Maya for stopping by!  

The wonderful people at Sullivan and Partners have graciously offered to send one lucky winner a finished copy of Fever!  Enter to win by filling out the Rafflecopter below.  Good Luck!  
This giveaway is for US residents only

Fever by Maya Banks
About the book
Jace, 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.


  1. Loved Rush and really want to read Fever badly! Love me some Jace please! Thanks for posting the interview! :)

  2. I have a copy of Rush, but haven't had the chance to read it yet. The friend who gifted it to me absolutely loved it, so I can't wait. I've heard great things about Maya's writing, and enjoyed this interview.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. oh that book sounds yum, I have yet to read anything by Maya but I heard so many wonderful things <3

  4. Great interview. Fever sounds amazing. Looking forward to reading this book.

  5. I've had the Breathless trilogy books in my wishlist (the KGI series too), but Banks' answers to these questions, especially #3 & #4, were really intriguing! I'm hooked! And wow, she's going to be busy writing!

  6. I want to read this series so *bad* :) Thanks for sharing!

  7. I really, really, really want to read this series! Does the series need to be order?

    I love Maya's KGI series and know that any books Maya writes are rockin' good:)


    1. No you can read them out of order. If you do read them out of order you will get a few details that are spoilerish in regards to the first book, but nothing that would ruin it =)

  8. I want to read the book so badly! I've read some of her KGI books and they're awesome. I know she won't disappoint!

  9. I want to read this book and would LOVE to win!!! Awesome Interview and Thank you for the giveaway!!!

  10. Excited to read this series soon and interested about all of the spin off books! Thanks for the interview and chance to win!

  11. I can't wait to read FEVER! This sounds like it will be another great book form Maya Banks.

  12. Thanks for the interview. I'm looking forward to Ash's intensity. lisagk (at) yahoo

  13. I purchased a copy of Rush & will be starting it this weekend. After reading the interview & your thoughts on Fever, I cannot wait for this book. Thanks for the giveaway & having this author & her book here.

  14. Hi Maya!!. I fell in love with your writing through the McCabe Trilogy which is one of my all-time fav historical romances. I have The Breathless trilogy on my fiending list. I love the way you build your characters and develop there relationships with so much emotional depth and complexities. It sounds like that carries through in your contemporaries. Thanks for sharing with us and for the giveaway!

  15. I do loved the series! :) Great review and thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Great interview. Sounds like a good book.

  17. I loved Maya's Highlander series. This sounds like a great contemporary.