Thursday, 10 July 2014

Have you met THE ULTIMATE PLAYBOY yet?

Well, HE'S OUT NOW!!!!

He's strutting his stuff over on the I HEART PRESENTS blog!!

http://www.iheartpresents.com/2014/07/meet-narciso-valentino-from-the-ultimare-playboy/

You can also read the first chapter right here. Just click the linky to the righty :)

A virgin in the lion’s den… 
Tonight at the gaming tables of the impossibly exclusive gentleman’s club Q Virtus, ruthless billionaire Narciso Valentino is finally about to destroy his enemy. But one look at the club’s curvaceous hostess assigned to see to his every need and he’s willing to delay the moment of satisfaction—for another kind altogether… 
Talented chef Ruby Trevelli is there to force Narciso to save her business—not give him her virginity. Yet beneath Narciso’s lethally sexy exterior is a tortured man who believes himself beyond redemption, and Ruby is soon facing the ultimate temptation—with the ultimate playboy!

Monday, 26 May 2014

Free Online Read Now Up!!

Woooo hoooo!

My free Harlequin Online read is up! If anyone fancies a read, here's the link. It's the prequel to the 21st Century Gentlemen's Club collaboration I did with the fabulous Dani Collins and amazing Victoria Parker. This book was so great to write and I can't wait to share it with you!

And here's my lovely UK & US covers, one

complete with my hero's mask (which is much more detailed in the book, I hasten to add!)

Hope you enjoy the free read!



Sunday, 19 January 2014

Cover Love!!

My April Harlequin Mills and Boon cover has been sitting in my inbox for a while - why, because I plain forgot!

Allow me to share the cover of the first in my UNTAMEABLE GREEKS triloy with you!

WHAT THE GREEK'S MONEY CAN'T BUY has an official release date of 1 April but it arrives in stores and e-retailers from around Mid-March. This is the story of Sakis Pantelides and his uptight PA, Brianna Moneypenny. Oh and there's also a huge-ass oil tanker somewhere in the mix ;)

Can't wait to share my very first office romance with you all. Whoop!!!


Wednesday, 1 January 2014

HAPPY 2014!!!

I find myself saying almost the same thing each year - WOW, HASN'T THIS YEAR FLOWN BY!!!

But truly 2013 absolutely whizzed past me! At times, I was really challenged by how much time was flying past and absolutely terrified that I wouldn't be able to achieve the tasks and goals I'd set for myself, never mind the ones my editors were setting for me.

Luckily, I managed to kill myself, umm, push myself to get things done. And for that, I'm truly thankful!!

If I had to choose my favourite part of 2013, I'd definitely choose the second part of the year. Between June and December, things got SUPER CRAZY but in an absolutely great way. I was invited to partake in a project (more of that when I can reveal it), I got the green light for a trilogy I was dying to write now titled THE UNTAMEABLE GREEKS, and my writing journey took another unexpectedly exciting direction. Sorry to be a little vague but I have to be until the right time.

My love of writing Harlequin Presents was also perpetuated by a 6-book contract (whoop) which means I'm employed until 2015 or whenever I write the sixth book, which I hope will be way before 2015! So readers, you're in for more books from me in the coming months!!

Of course, I couldn't have done any of this without the loving support from my family, personal friends, and writer friends, some of whom are even closer to me than some personal friends. I continue to be humbled by how giving the writing community is each time I reach out and also how much I continue to learn with each book. Thank you!!

I go into 2014 with so much optimism and excitement because my family is happy and healthy, and also I have some decisions to make in the coming months which WILL be life-changing in a good way. My family and I are keeping our fingers crossed that it comes to pass and I promise to share that news too when the time is right.

It's been a fantastic year for me, thanks to you, my readers and friends, and I hope you stick around for 2014!

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THE VERY BEST WISHES FOR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS!!

Maya x

PS - I've also just found out that awesome reviewer Desere Steenberg has added my December Harlequin book - HIS ULTIMATE PRIZE to her January book recommendations. Whooop! Already a  great start to the year. Go check out her other recommendations! http://contemporaryromancecafe.com/january-book-recommendations-by-desere-from-romance-book-haven/

xx

Monday, 2 December 2013

IT'S RELEASE DAY!!!

I’ve been dying for this book to be released ever since I wrote what became my debut book for Harlequin Mills & Boon, THE PRICE OF SUCCESS.

It's sequel, HIS ULTIMATE PRIZE was a joy to write. I know most writers say that but the truth is some books are tough, and some books, like this one, just FLOW. I know in most part it was because Rafael had been waiting a while to have his story told, and boy did that man have a lot to say!

Anyway, he got his wish and his official outing today.

And the good news is, not only do you get to read how Rafael wins Raven's heart, his brother Marco and his lovely heroine Sasha, have somehow also managed to slip in there! So my dear blog friends and readers, you’re getting what my US friends like to call a Twofer and we on this side of the Pond refer to as a BOGOF!!

If you looooove bad boys as much as I do, then this is the book for you. If you haven’t read Marco’s story (why not?!) and would love to read my debut Harlequin, then this is the book for you, too. Really, it’s a win win!

Here’s the blurb for both. 

HIS ULTIMATE PRIZE:

Winning is everything 
Rafael de Cervantes was a devil behind the wheel and in the bedroom until his near-fatal crash. To mask his pain? He'll seduce his beautiful physio, Raven Blass! 
Knowing she's responsible for his scars, will Raven risk discovery for one glorious night in Rafael's bed? 

THE PRICE OF SUCCESS:

Owner of the Espiritu racing team, tycoon Marco de Cervantes thinks he knows exactly what's going on inside Sasha Fleming's pretty little head...She's clearly not above using her wide-eyed beauty and tempting curves to become Espiritu's first female racing driver. The infuriating thing is - she's the best driver around! Marco's willing to reap any rewards...on and off the track...but he couldn't be more wrong about Sasha. Unlike the socialites that flock round him she has no interest in being a billionaire's trophy wife - and she wills her body to prove this to him. But success always comes at a price! 

Having held the book in my hand, I can assure you it’s the perfect weight for a Christmas stocking ;) So go on, get it out – your Christmas stocking, not your, er….never mind.

Get it out and get stuffing :) And if you leave me a lovely comment, one of you will win a signed copy of your very own to stuff your stocking with!

Good Luck & Happy Reading.

Maya x


Tuesday, 24 September 2013

New UK Cover!

Diving out of my deadline cave to squeal about my new cover. It's my second racing brothers story and I love that the cover comes complete with race cars! Whoop! *dives back into cave*






Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Book 5 Sold & Other News!

So, Sakis & Brianna's story are a go!

This is the first in my THE UNTAMEABLE GREEKS trilogy and the title is WHAT THE GREEK'S MONEY CAN'T BUY!

Whoop!

I must confess I do love typing my sold blog headers. If for nothing else it's my own little pat on the back that keeps me going through all the tough revisions and long, nail-biting waits to hear whether it's a go or not.

This book was also another first for me - it's a boss/PA relationship which my editor loved but which needed a bit (okay, a lot) of tweaking to make it sing.

As always, my problem was digging deeper and finding that extra layer of angst that makes Harlequin Presents such emotionally satisfying reads. Luckily, a few days ago I heard the good news that I'd succeeded. *wipes brow*

More lovely news? I'm working on a secret project which also got the green light. I'm so, so, sooooo excited about this one and can't wait to share the details with you when I can. The idea blew my socks off and my ed laughed at the swiftness with which I signed on!

Finally, I got the cover for Book 4. HIS ULTIMATE PRIZE is being released as a 2-in-1 with THE PRICE OF SUCCESS this December. I'm especially thrilled with how things worked out since THE PRICE OF SUCCESS didn't get a US release so it's a chance for US peeps to read the very first book that Harlequin Presents bought. And since HIS ULTIMATE PRIZE is about Marco's brother from TPOS, you get read about my two hot Spanish racing brothers in one hot little book. Yayyyy! So this is a heads up to everyone who wanted to find out if Rafael was getting his own story! You can get your hot little hands on it in Nov/December!

How lovely is this cover?