Interview and Giveaway with Maya Banks!



Welcome back to UTC, Maya! Since your last visit, you’ve written a brand new series called the Surrender Trilogy. TAKING IT ALL is the third and final book in this trilogy. Lets talk a bit about it.

What is your favourite thing about Tate’s character?

He’s the ultimate care giver alpha even if his head is stuck up his rear for a part of the story 🙂

If you could collaborate with another erotic romance author, who would you pick and why?

I actually don’t play well with others lol. It’s the control freak in me! BUT If I were to ever choose an author it would be Jaci Burton and Dee Tenorio

I know you adore reading books and indulge when you’re not busy writing. What was the last book you read? Would you recommend it?

I just came off a Kresley Cole reread binge

You’ve written so many books, from so many series. Is writing a trilogy different (more difficult or easier) than writing longer series?

It’s not different for me because I’ve never written a trilogy in the sense that each story wasn’t completed with a satisfactory ending.

When starting a new series, what are the first things you need to do in order to start writing?

Quit staring at the damn blank page in front of me and start typing some words!

If you could pick any place in the world to be your writing office, where would you pick and why?

Hmmm Probably northern CA coast

What’s your drink of choice to have while writing?

Whatever’s there!

What’s next for Maya Banks?

I have a brand new series debuting with Avon starting in October. The second releases in Jan and the third in Mar. It’s a romantic suspense series with psychic elements so I’m very excited about it!

After that I’ll be doing a third trilogy with Berkley and of course continue to write stories for the KGI series.



Chessy and Tate have been married for several years. In the beginning, their relationship was everything she wanted. Passionate. All consuming. She offered her submission freely and Tate cherished her gift with a tenderness that made her feel safe. Content. Wanted. And loved beyond all measure. But as the years have gone by, Tate has become more immersed in making his business the success it has become, and Chessy has taken a back seat to his business obligations. Growing unhappier with the status of their once blissful marriage, Chessy knows that something has to give. Or they stand to lose it all

Tate loves his wife. Has always loved her. Providing for her has always been his number one priority. But lately she’s seemed unhappy, and he’s worried. Worried enough that he arranges for a night together that he hopes will reignite the fire that once burned like an inferno between them.

But a business call at the wrong time threatens everything. Chessy’s safety, his concentration, his wife’s faith in him as her husband, a man sworn to love and protect her above all else. Gutted with the realization that he’s going to lose her—has already lost her—he readies for the fight of his life. Whatever it takes, he’ll get her back. And prove to her that nothing is more important than her love. And that if she’ll allow him to prove himself one more time, he’ll take it all. Everything. But he’ll give far more back. Himself. His undying love.


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LETTING GO: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
GIVING IN: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
TAKING IT ALL: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads



About Maya Banks

Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.



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This book sounds amazing

Amy R

Thanks for the interview, now that book 3 has released I plan on reading them back to back. I would love to see a Maya Banks and Jaci Burton collaboration.

Amanda S.

Why this giveaway has to be US only? *sigh* I’m in love with Maya Banks’s books since foreveeer. I wish you guys will have another giveaway from Maya Banks, but this time international one. :'(

Sabrina P

Sounds like a good book!


I LOVE this series – I am glad you gave me the teaser about Tate having his head up his rear for part of the book – I’m guessing it’ll have a happy ending!!!


just love this series!


congrats to Maya on the new release!!! This series sounds fantastic 🙂 T hanks for sharing!

jodi marinich

love maya’s books

Deborah K

“…because I’ve never written a trilogy in the sense that each story wasn’t completed with a satisfactory ending.”
And, we thank you from the bottom of our cliffhanger-hatting hearts for that! Thank you also for Chessy and Tate’s story. I have been waiting to read more of them ever since Letting Go.


Great interview


great writing advice! 🙂

Pansy Petal

I have been a Maya Banks fan for a long time. Nice interview, though short and sweet. Maya Banks and Jaci Barton – hmmm. That could be a very interesting story. Congratulations on this latest installment. I need to go read now! 😉 Thank you. aka Becky


Great series. Looking forward to the third.

Kathleen O

WTG on the new release. Great series

Adrean Garcia

Loved it!!!!


Sounds like an amazing series. So interesting to see a romance about a married couple. Would love to read it! Thanks for the great giveaway!


Love her work. Was gutted when she cancelled the Edinburgh signing event.


Different covers

April B

I own several Kresley Cole books but I’ve not read them yet. Knowing Maya enjoys them, I’m definitely going to have to start reading them.

Krysten M

Definitely cannot wait to read this one! Great interview!

Brielle Lassiter-Helou

This book sounds amazing!!

Annette Court

Thanks for an awesome interview, looking foward to reading this trigoly

Kim Perry

Interesting interview. I’m looking forward to reading this book! I love books with an already established couple.

Laura DeSimone

The first two in the series were really good, and I suspect this one will be just as good if not better.

Lori Meehan

Love Maya Banks!!!


What a fantastic series! Maya Banks is one of my favorite authors. Thanks for sharing the great interview.


I love Maya and all her books! Stoked bout this book release!

Jen B.

I have been waiting for this story. I love that it’s about a married couple and their chance to rediscover each other.

Lori Moore

Awesome interview

Lisa W

Great series!

Karen G.

Thanks for the post and the fun interview. I also am a big fan of Kresley Cole! haha Your new series you are starting sounds so intriguing, I will be on the lookout for it. First things first tho …I am excited for this release, thanks for the chance to win! =D

Jenny Dauksa Schaber

I’d read a Maya/Jaci book in a heartbeat. I’m going to have to look Dee up. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

Loraine Oliver

have loved all of your series and can’t wait for the new ones!!


Awesome thanks for the chance


Can’t wait to read.

Stephanie F.

Wonderful interview. I am so eager for this book, loved the first two in the trilogy. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Shannon Cole

I really enjoyed the interview with Maya Banks. I’d love to read a book collaboration with Jaci Burton!
I bet it would be AMAZING!!!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Laura Lovejoy Brunk

Love the interview and all of Maya’s book’s !!

Kathleen O

This is going to be a great read. Love Maya Banks books. But sad that this contest is only open to US readers.

Sue G.

Sounds great. I just love these colorful covers.

I understand about being a control freak! You want everything your way so you know it’s correct!


I have been waiting for the last book in this trilogy. Maya a book written by you and Jacinta Burton would be great.


I absolutely adore her books! I can’t wait to read this one!


Hmm I haven’t read the other books in this trilogy but I love reading stories about married couples! This one looks really good…

Diana Doan

Great interview! Thanks for sharing.


thanks for this interview.! cant wait to read this book <3


I love reading everything by Maya Banks.


Love Maya Banks… Time to start another series from her!


Great interview! Can’t wait to read this book.

Andrea Figard

Love your books!!

Heather Stanley

Have not read these yet but look foward to it!!!!