Friday, 22 February 2013

Book 3 Sold (!!!)...and Other Stuff

It's been over a month since I last blogged...yeah, naughty me. I blame two very close-together deadlines and a bout of revisions hell.

But hey, I wouldn't have it any other way...well, maybe a little bit...whatever.

The GREAT news is, I heard from my editor yesterday and Book 3 is a go! I love, love, love Cesare & Ava's story and I had to work pretty darn hard to make it shine. Seeing my editor's email to say I'd succeeded made all the pain so much yayyy!

I have no title or release details yet but I'll let you, my lovely blog readers, know as soon as I know.
In other news, my second Harlequin Presents/Modern book, The Sinful Art of Revenge, received 4.5 stars from RT Reviews! Although it's my second book from Harlequin Mills and Boon, it's my official debut book in the US as my first didn't get a US retail release (although I expect some news on that soon, so watch this space). So I'm doubly chuffed that my official debut book has been so well received by RT!

From reading through their ranking system, 4.5G is the highest ranking, followed by 4.5, then 4 and so on, so to receive 4.5 on my "first" is truly awesome.

So, what's next?

My editor currently has Book 4, so I'm awaiting revisions on that, my Entangled editor has my revisions on my romantic suspense, so I'm awaiting her thoughts on that too, and my next HPs (Books 5&6) are my very first duet featuring two hot Greek brothers which I'm really excited about.

Writing can be stressful at times, especially juggling it with a full-time day job and family, but I feel so blessed to be doing something I love so much!

Would love to hear your news, or just what everyone else is up to!

Take care, lovely people :)



  1. Hi Maya, I'm looking forward to reading all of your next books, they sound delish! I thought of you the other day when i read a female won some sort of racing thing for the first time ever. Anyway just also want to share with anyone who hasnt read The Price of Success to please please do so, it was an oustanding book for me in 2012 :D

  2. Wow, Maya. It seems like no time since we were all congratulating you on the acceptance of your first novel – and now you’re looking at number four. You clever, clever girl!

  3. Yay, you! Way to go! Can't wait to expand my growing Maya Blake collection. Definitely looking forward to reading your great stories while I slog through revisions. xo

  4. Tash, I'm so touched by your kind words. And especially thrilled The Price of Success remains with you after this while - that's so special for an author to know. Thank you! I'm hoping you'll enjoy The Sinful Art of Revenge just as much! Rafael's story is currently with my editor so I'll let you know as soon as he gets the go ahead, too! xx

  5. Hi Rena. Thanks so much. And yes, the time has flown by! It's less than two months to my first Call-iversary and it's nuts how much it's whizzed by! Thank you so much for stopping by. xx

  6. Thank you, lovely Kate! I'm doing my best to provide entertainment while you revise :) And also waiting with bated breath for my next instalment of Kate's Special Story ;) xx

  7. Yay, Maya, congratulations!

    Am so looking forward to reading book 3!

    And a Greek duet? Fabulous!!

  8. Thanks, sweetie! I'm excited :)