Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Write What You Don't Know!

That header sounds a little risky, doesn't it?

But it's totes the advice I'm giving aspiring writers over on the So You Think You Can Write SOLD blog. Come check it out!

Specifically, this is the book I'm talking about in this post. WHAT THE GREEK CAN'T RESIST was a HUGE risk for me, but it paid off with a RITA nomination, so I guess I was doing something right. Right?

I also have a new cover that I've been dying to share since it landed in my inbox!

It's another pushing-envelope story for me (Chapter 1 sees the hero coming out of jail after over a year behind bars!), and I can't wait for you all to read A MARRIAGE FIT FOR A SINNER this December :)


Maya xx

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Sunshine & Belated Happy News!!!

Oh yes, to say it's been "a while" since I blogged is to say our UK winter lasted only "a while"! Or maybe it's just me, and this winter hasn't really lingered on and on and on?

But hurray, the sun is out today, and has been out in my neck of the woods for a few days now, so I'm choosing to celebrate!!

And speaking of celebrating, for those who didn't hear me bleeping the F-word all over social media a couple of weeks ago, I'VE BEEN NOMINATED FOR A RITA AWARD!!

Believe me, nobody was as SHOCKED as I was when I clicked the email from  (!!!OMG FAN GIRL MOMENT ALERT!!!) Shirley Jump, to say WHAT THE GREEK CAN'T RESIST had finaled as Best Contemporary Short! I re-read the email three times before I hit REPLY (because I was to call her back and email to let her know I'd received her message) so fast, my forefinger spasmed, lol!

Luckily, my short tardiness wasn't a big deal to anyone, hehe, so I'm still a RITA Nominee, and yes, I STILL pinch myself every time it crosses my mind.

I was looking forward to attending my very first RWA conference before the news hit, but I'm now even more stoked to be going to NYC in July. If you're going and you spot me hiding behind a fern or three, please say hello!

This weekend was also three years since I sold my first Harlequin Presents, and I'm as awed now by the fact that I get paid for doing what I love as I was when I got that fateful call.

To top it all off, I returned from holiday in Spain this weekend to find a box of flowers waiting for me from my lovely editors and publishers! How wonderful are they?

Life is good, and I'm truly thankful.

Maya xx

Monday, 17 November 2014

Books On Sale!!!

Morning, everyone!! 

Wow, it's been a while since I blogged, hasn't it? My only excuse? I've been busy writing books, which I'm sure, given the option, you'd rather read, lol! 

That said, I have book sale news today! 

I've just found out that I'm going cheap over on Amazon UK today. Well...not me, just two of my books which are on sale for JUST 59p each!! If you haven't tried my books yet, here's your chance to give one of my books (or both) a go!  

Hope you enjoy them.

And for everyone's who's been waiting for the last in my The Untameable Greeks Trilogy, just a quite note to say, WHAT THE GREEK WANTS MOST is now available for pre-order, and will out on 1 December in all formats! 

Have a great week!

Maya xxx

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!!

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!


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!