Review & Giveaway: BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN (The KGI Series) by Maya Banks

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BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN (The KGI Series, Book 11) by Maya Banks

Publication Date: March 7, 2017

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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IMG_7051Searing action and passion ignite the latest KGI novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Darkest Before Dawn.

The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.
Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering.
Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t…

As the last unattached member of the Kelly clan, Joe is more than ready to risk life and limb on any mission he’s assigned to, but when it comes to love, he’ll keep his distance. He’s content to watch his brothers become thoroughly domesticated.

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Donna 5 Stars

I could not put this book down! At first I wasn’t sure about Zoe and her ultra-self-esteem issues, but I’m glad I got past that. It was a heartfelt romance that showcased Joe’s romantic side, as well as his patience. It wasn’t a super sexy novel, but it was gratifying all the same. The Kelly family banter is always fun and showcases how close knit they are during the good times and the bad. The story didn’t hold as much danger as the others did, but it sure kept me riveted. I loved it.

*Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review. 

FAV QUOTE: “Make love with me. Let me make love to you. Let me show you how very perfect it would be between us.”

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Excerpt

Read an Excerpt: http://mayabanks.com/books/brighter/#excerpt

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✦THE KGI SERIES BY MAYA BANKS ✦
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✦ Book 1, The Darkest Hourhttp://amzn.to/1dZVOZx
✦ Book 2, No Place to Run ➢ http://amzn.to/15Uj8Pj
✦ Book 3, Hidden Awayhttp://amzn.to/17UPIDO
✦ Book 4, Whispers in the Darkhttp://amzn.to/18SL5cn
✦ Book 5, Echoes at Dawnhttp://amzn.to/17WVWkp
✦ Book 5.5, Softly at Sunrise (Novella) ➢ http://amzn.to/1aovoww
✦ Book 6, Shades of Grayhttp://amzn.to/15UkVnv
✦ Book 7, Forged in Steele ➢ http://amzn.to/15hXOrx | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-jh
✦ Book 8, After the Stormhttp://amzn.to/17i63lF | Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-Sf
✦Book 9, When Day Breakshttp://amzn.to/1NE1x5D | Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1nX
✦Book 10, Darkest Before Dawnhttp://amzn.to/1H6iNii | | Review http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3dV
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imageMaya Banks is the #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today and bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy. Her other chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance. She lives in the South with her husband, three children and a variety of pets.

Visit her online at http://www.mayabanks.com, http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMayaBanks, and twitter.com/maya_banks.

Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway: With Every Breath
 by Maya Banks

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With Every Breath
 (Slow Burn #4) by Maya Banks

Publication Date: August 23, 2016

Synopsis

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#1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and sizzling Slow Burn series with this fourth book—a mesmerizingly sexy tale of a strong, brilliant woman who encounters the one man who makes her lose all control.

Eliza Cummings fought free of a monster who terrorized her when she was an innocent teenager and helped put him away for good. She took a job with Devereaux Security Services and devoted every hour to taking down the very thing she’d nearly become. No one, not even those closest to her, know her darkest, shameful secrets. But now the killer has been set free on a legal loophole and it’s only a matter of time before he comes for her. Eliza’s only choice is to run and lead the monster away from the people she loves.

Wade Sterling has always lived by his own rules, a law unto himself who answers to no one. He’s never professed to be a good man, and he’s definitely not hero material. Wade never allows anyone close enough to see the man behind the impenetrable mask—but one woman threatens his carefully leashed control. He took a bullet for her and the result was more than a piece of metal entrenched in his skin. She was under his skin and nothing he did rid himself of the woman with the courage of a warrior and who thinks nothing of putting her life before others.

But when Wade sees a panicked and haunted Eliza he knows something is very wrong, because the fool woman has never been afraid of anything. And when she tries to run, the primal beast barely lurking beneath his deceptively polished façade erupts in a rage. She may not know it, but she belongs to him. This time, Eliza isn’t going to play the protector. She was damn well going to be the protected. And as long as Wade breathes, no one will ever hurt what is his.

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Excerpt

“Baby,” he whispered, watching as her eyes became cloudy and then shiny with tears when he murmured the endearment. As though she mattered to him. Didn’t she understand she was the most important thing in the world to him? No, she didn’t. Not yet. But she would. “Lay your burden down. It’s time to let someone carry it for you.”
He’d said it before but this time it seemed to really register with her and hit home. For a brief moment there was a spark of hope and so much yearning in her eyes that he automatically squeezed her tighter in his arms.
She wanted to lean on him. He’d seen that in her eyes right before defeat registered and with it her loss of hope. She truly believed that no one could help her, even if she wanted it. How to make her believe in him? How to make her believe that there was nothing he wouldn’t do for her, to alleviate the pain and guilt in her eyes, to permanently remove those bruising shadows?

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Giveaway

(Three (3) Print Bundles of the complete Slow Burn Series, including, IN HIS KEEPING, KEEP ME SAFE, SAFE AT LAST & WITH EVERY BREATH.)

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About the Author

imageMaya Banks is a #1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author whose chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, Scottish historical romances. She is the author of the Breathless Trilogy, the KGI novels, the Sweet series, and the Colters Legacy novels.

She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a Calico who’s been with her as long as her youngest child. She’s an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else who’ll listen! She very much enjoys interacting with her readers on Facebook and Twitter as well as in her Yahoo! Group.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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✦Book 6, Shades of Gray ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/15UkVnv
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Review & Giveaway: DOMINATED (The Enforcers Trilogy, Book 2) by Maya Banks

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DOMINATED (The Enforcers Trilogy, Book 2) by Maya Banks

Publication Date: May 3, 2016

Genre: Erotica/ Contemporary Romance

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In Drake’s shadowy world, his enemies would exploit any weakness he had in order to bring him to his knees, and so he’s never allowed himself to care about anyone…never exhibited any vulnerability, and it made him a force to be reckoned with. Until Evangeline—his angel. A woman who slipped past his defenses like no one had ever managed. She was his to protect and ultimately, to do that, he had to do the unthinkable and drive the only good thing in his world away.

But he will stop at nothing to get her back…

Devastated and destroyed, Evangeline doesn’t know what made Drake turn on her in such a shocking manner. She only knows she’ll never be the same. He once freed her from all her inhibitions, only now she is a prisoner to never-ending pain. But when Drake finds her again, she realizes there is more to his world than she ever imagined, and she must decide if she can once more trust—and submit—to the man who holds her wounded heart in his hands. And he must convince her of just how far he’ll go to regain her love and forgiveness.

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Cori 4 Stars

Dominated is the the second book in The Enforcers Trilogy by Maya Banks. Dominated picks up where Mastered left off with Evangeline and Drake’s story. Drake isn’t the typical hero but I found myself drawn to him anyway despite the lies and mystery surrounding him. This trilogy is fast paced, suspenseful and full of smoking hot romance. I loved the secondary characters in this series and I’m hoping for a spinoff featuring the hot guys surrounding Evangeline and Drake. I can’t wait for the conclusion of the trilogy to release in November. I recommend this trilogy for readers looking for a series that has a mix of hot erotic romance and romantic suspense that will keep you flipping the pages.

*Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review. 

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“Find her,” Drake said harshly, the nights without sleep evident in his haggard appearance. “This is your only priority, your only job. Find her and bring her back to me.”
He’d gathered his sentinels. The only men in his inner circle, a tight band of men—brothers—his partners in business and the only men he trusted with his life—and Evangeline’s.
The only men he’d allow to see him at his lowest, unguarded. Vulnerable. Nothing mattered to him. Not exposing his weakness. Not allowing his iron control that had maintained him through most of his life to slip. They all knew that Evangeline was . . . special. All important. And they, like him, liked her. Respected her.
And they were all pissed. At him.
“Goddamn it, Drake,” Maddox hissed out. “How could you do it? There had to be another way.”
“There was no other goddamn way and you know it!” Drake barked, fury and helplessness eating him alive, gutting him until there was nothing left but a soulless shell of a man standing helplessly in front of his brothers begging for their help.
Looks were exchanged. Some of sympathy, some of resignation as they realized Drake was right, and still others of quiet fury that Evangeline had been treated—betrayed—in such a despicable manner.
Goddamn useless woman. Can’t even give good head. Your only use is in my bedroom.
His cruel words sliced through his mind, a jagged cut making him bleed all over again, a vicious reminder of the unforgivable things he’d said to her. All in the effort to convince the fucking Luconis she meant nothing to him.
When in fact, she was his goddamn world. And she was gone.
He couldn’t blame her. He’d devastated her. Had ripped her to shreds until she was bleeding from the verbal wounds he’d inflicted. And Jesus, his physical treatment of her. No, the only person at fault was himself.
Silas had remained silent, his features carved in stone, but his eyes were a dead giveaway in a man who usually gave away nothing at all.
“She didn’t deserve this,” Silas said in his quiet voice. But then he never had to raise his voice to make his point. When he spoke, others instinctively ceased talking and listened to him. He was a man who commanded authority and respect.
“No, she didn’t,” Drake said hoarsely. “Don’t you think I know that? Do you think a single night goes by that I don’t replay the image of her broken, in utter despair, her tears—goddamn it, her tears—and worse, her fear. Of me. Of her humiliation. Her absolute belief in every insult, every word I hurled her way in an effort to make sure the goddamn Luconis never suspected what she meant to me. I’ll never forget. As long as I live, I’ll never forget that night.”
His tone grew savage, fury radiating from him like a beacon.
“She could be anywhere out there. Alone. Afraid. Her parents haven’t heard from her. And those bitches she called her best friends . . .” He broke off and had to visibly compose himself.
He and Maddox had gone there first only to discover that they hadn’t heard from her either. Except . . . Lana had admitted that Evangeline had called that day, the day she’d planned to visit them. To reconcile. And that she’d told her not to come. Guilt had been reflected in the eyes of all her “friends.”
It was then that Drake had understood that she’d never planned to execute her surprise to him, hadn’t lied to him in order to set up her playing hostess for him. She’d been hurt by her friends’ rejection, and so she’d turned to the one true thing in her life, seeking his approval, needing it, because she had no one else.

Posted by arrangement with Berkley Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Maya Banks, 2016.

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Giveaway

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TYE ENFORCERS TRILOGY BY MAYA BANKS

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✦BOOK 2: DOMINATED ➢ Amazon http://amzn.to/1PhC4Bv

✦BOOK 3: KEPT (Releasing Nov. 1, 2016) ➢ Amazon http://amzn.to/1pXYuz4

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imageMaya Banks is the #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today and bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy. Her other chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance. She lives in the South with her husband, three children and a variety of pets.

Visit her online at http://www.mayabanks.com, http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMayaBanks, and twitter.com/maya_banks.

Review: Mastered (The Enforcers Series) by Maya Banks

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Mastered (The Enforcers Series, Book 1) by Maya Banks

Publication Date: December 29, 2015

Genre: Erotica/ Contemporary Romance

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Mastered by Maya Banks Cover What he wants, he takes with no remorse or guilt.

She stood out in his club like a gem, unspoiled and untouched. A lamb among wolves, she clearly didn’t belong. Drawn to her innocence he watched as she was surrounded by men who saw what he did—but no one but him could touch her. He summoned her to his private quarters. He sensed her fear. He also recognized the desire in her eyes. And he knew she wouldn’t leave before he possessed her. She had no need to know his secrets. Not until he had her under his complete and utter control.

What he wants, she isn’t sure she can give him.

The moment he told her want he wanted, she couldn’t resist. Instinct told her to run, but her heart said stay and walk the fine line between pleasure and pain. Though she wasn’t sure she could ever completely surrender, the primal part of her wanted to try, even knowing this man could break her in ways she never imagined. Because once he possessed her, he owned her and it would be too late to turn back. She can only pray that he doesn’t destroy her in the end.

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READ AN EXCERPT HERE: http://mayabanks.com/books/mastered/

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Donna 4 stars

A very hot story of a rather innocent Evangeline finding herself under the spell of a sexy domineering Drake. Although at times her meekness seemed a bit much, I still was able to relate to her. Drake was hard to get to know but his sexiness explained her attraction to him so that their hook-up made sense. He definitely grew on me as did the men surrounding him. I Hope she writes a book for each of them as well! The tension ramped up as the story progressed so that you weren’t sure just what would happen next. Especially since there was so much mystery to the Enforcers background. Are they good bad-guys or bad good-guys? I had hoped to find out and I actually groaned out loud knowing I had to wait until May for an answer.

*Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review. 

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Teaser Mastered by Maya Banks

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imageMaya Banks is the #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today and bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy. Her other chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance. She lives in the South with her husband, three children and a variety of pets.

Visit her online at http://www.mayabanks.com, http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMayaBanks, and twitter.com/maya_banks.

Review & Giveaway: Darkest Before Dawn (The KGI Series) by Maya Banks

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Darkest Before Dawn (The KGI Series) by Maya Banks

Publication Date: October 27, 2015

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.

Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.

Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t…

The enigmatic Hancock has been both opponent and ally to the KGI teams for as long as they’ve known him. Always working a deep game, Hancock’s true allegiance has never been apparent, but one thing is for certain—he never lets anything get in the way of duty.

But now, his absolute belief in the primacy of his ultimate goal is challenged by a captive he’s been ordered to guard, no matter how much she suffers in her prison. She’s the only woman who’s ever managed to penetrate the rigid walls surrounding his icy heart, but will he allow his perplexing feelings for the beautiful victim to destroy a mission he’s spent years working to complete or will he be forced to sacrifice her for “the greater good.”

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***POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW****STOP READING IF YOU DO NOT WANT SPOILERS***

Note: We usually do not post spoilers with our reviews but this book was an exception. We are fans of the series and  felt certain details were needed to explain why we felt the way did about the book.

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I was so excited to read the new KGI installment and thought of it like a decadent dessert. When I began to read it I thought that maybe the character descriptions were a bit lengthy but I looked over that since it was a KGI novel. I liked Honor at first because she was strong, intelligent and resourceful but still a nice person. With Hancock I figured he would straighten up fairly soon since he had the alpha male traits that I love so much. He also had Mojo, Conrad and the rest of his team to help him.

I began to quickly lose my respect for Hancock when they left the desert. All because he did not even contemplate different choices and scenarios, he was just going to give Honor up knowing the horrors she would be put through. Then Honor lost my respect and empathy about 1/3 of the way through the book when she turned all meek sacrificial goat because she loved him. Then when she apologized to him for not being able to handle an attempted rape by a bad guy? That’s when I no longer even liked her. The ONLY reason I kept reading is because it was a KGI Novel. What on earth happened to the woman in the beginning of the story?

I began to dislike Hancock in earnest when they finally made love. She was a virgin and asked him to make love to her so she would know what it was supposed to be like before she was gang raped. (I could only shake my head at that) It was the night before he would be turning her over to the sadistic rapist and terrorist group for her rape, torture and murder and what does he do? He goes all Dom on her, pleased to see her natural sub tendencies. UH, WHAT? Instead of enjoying the scene like I normally would, in this storyline all I could think of was “ Your hair pulling and forceful actions are really preparing her for the torture tomorrow. Way to break her in buddy…” The only reason I kept reading after that is I needed the HEA to redeem the KGI Series that I love so much…but even that was lacking. It was like some ‘cry me a river’ fest that I just wasn’t feeling.

I know others will love this book and that is the joy of reading, we all have our likes and dislikes. I cannot wait for the next KGI installment so I can move on from this one.

*Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review. 

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✦ Book 7, Forged in Steele (June 25, 2013) ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1aovEMj| Kindle http://amzn.to/15hXOrx | B&N http://bit.ly/1gaQKCY | Kobo http://bit.ly/193VUwt
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-jh
✦ Book 8, After the Storm ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/15OQxMl | Kindle http://amzn.to/17i63lF | B&N http://bit.ly/1kg5q1g | Kobo http://bit.ly/1cZUban
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-Sf
✦Book 9, When Day Breaks ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1NE1x5D | Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1esgKeq | B&N http://bit.ly/1prBuTC | Kobo http://bit.ly/1jHCeQK
Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1nX
✦Book 10, Darkest Before Dawn (October 27, 2015) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1H6iNii | Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1HDUkV6

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imageMaya Banks is the #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today and bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy. Her other chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance. She lives in the South with her husband, three children and a variety of pets.

Visit her online at http://www.mayabanks.com, http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMayaBanks, and twitter.com/maya_banks.

Series Recommendation: The KGI Series by Maya Banks

imageIt’s a holiday weekend and while celebrating the 4th I thought it would be fun to read some hot military romances. Donna and I love this series! Protective alpha heroes, hot romance and suspense that will keep you on edge. You can check out our last review post here: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1nX
Series reading order and buy links are listed below. -Cori

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✦THE KGI SERIES BY MAYA BANKS ~ READING ORDER✦
✦ Book 1, The Darkest Hour ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/15OVcxI | Kindle http://amzn.to/1dZVOZx | B&N http://bit.ly/1coxIWo | Kobo http://bit.ly/1cZVhmr
✦ Book 2, No Place to Run (December 7, 2010) ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1d4qkyw | Kindle http://amzn.to/15Uj8Pj | B&N http://bit.ly/18bTiOs | Kobo http://bit.ly/1coyz9w
✦ Book 3, Hidden Away ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1dZWheu | Kindle http://amzn.to/17UPIDO | B&N http://bit.ly/193VtlT | Kobo http://bit.ly/1f0myYp
✦ Book 4, Whispers in the Dark ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1dZWvlP | Kindle http://amzn.to/18SL5cn | B&N http://bit.ly/1coy1Aw | Kobo http://bit.ly/1bjXKFC
✦ Book 5, Echoes at Dawn ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1aovaWm| Kindle http://amzn.to/17WVWkp | B&N http://bit.ly/193V5UB | Kobo http://bit.ly/1bjyx1q
✦ Book 5.5, Softly at Sunrise (Novella) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1aovoww| B&N http://bit.ly/1coy9zS | Kobo http://bit.ly/18G62Oa
✦ Book 6, Shades of Gray ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1fX3sAJ | Kindle http://amzn.to/15UkVnv | B&N http://bit.ly/1d24bAj | Kobo http://bit.ly/18G6sEe
✦ Book 7, Forged in Steele (June 25, 2013) ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1aovEMj| Kindle http://amzn.to/15hXOrx | B&N http://bit.ly/1gaQKCY | Kobo http://bit.ly/193VUwt
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-jh
✦ Book 8, After the Storm ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/15OQxMl | Kindle http://amzn.to/17i63lF | B&N http://bit.ly/1kg5q1g | Kobo http://bit.ly/1cZUban
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-Sf
✦Book 9, When Day Breaks ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1NE1x5D | Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1esgKeq | B&N http://bit.ly/1prBuTC | Kobo http://bit.ly/1jHCeQK
Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1nX
✦Book 10, Darkest Before Dawn (October 27, 2015) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1H6iNii | Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1HDUkV6

 

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SPOTLIGHT, Review & Giveaway: When Day Breaks (A KGI Novel, Book 9) by Maya Banks

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When Day Breaks (A KGI Novel, Book 9) by Maya Banks
Release Date: June 24, 2014
Reviewed By: Reading in Pajamas/Donna
Rated: 4.5 Stars

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THE ALL-NEW KGI NOVEL BY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELING AUTHOR AUTHOR MAYA BANKS

The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business. Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background. Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t…

Eden is said to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her face has graced countless magazines and her body has sold millions of dollars of clothing. But her fame and beauty has earned her more than she ever imagined. Evil is stalking her, determined to extinguish the ethereal beauty forever.

Swanson or “Swanny” as his teammates call him is always up for the next mission. He came back from Afghanistan wounded and scarred. Hardly the kind of man who even belongs in the same room with Eden. And yet there’s something about the quiet beauty that stirs his blood and makes him dream of the impossible. Because Beauty loving the Beast only happens in fairy tales and KGI doesn’t deal in fairy tales. Ever.

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Another great KGI novel. The KGI members still thrill me with how they not only work as a well-oiled machine but also show their closeness with their easy banter and camaraderie. I’ve grown to care about them too, which is why I was anxious for Swanny’s story. Even though the drama and action didn’t start soon enough for me, the tender romance made up for it. It even moved me to tears a few times. A nice addition to the series and has me itching for the next one.

*Review copy provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

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Kindle http://amzn.to/1NE1x5D | Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1esgKeq | B&N http://bit.ly/1prBuTC | Kobo http://bit.ly/1jHCeQK

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✿FACEBOOK PAPERBACK GIVEAWAY: Winner receives paperback copies of When Day Breaks (A KGI Novel) by Maya Banks. Winner will be announced Friday, June 27th by 5PM Central on Facebook.
Enter on this FB Post: https://www.facebook.com/ReadingInPajamas/photos/a.523273397722860.132625.523268664390000/775799855803545/?type=1&theater

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http://mayabanks.com/books/day/

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Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today and bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy. Her other chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance. She lives in the South with her husband, three children and a variety of pets. Visit her online at http://www.mayabanks.com, http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMayaBanks, and twitter.com/maya_banks.

✦THE KGI SERIES BY MAYA BANKS ~ READING ORDER✦
✦ Book 1, The Darkest Hour ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/15OVcxI | Kindle http://amzn.to/1dZVOZx | B&N http://bit.ly/1coxIWo | Kobo http://bit.ly/1cZVhmr
✦ Book 2, No Place to Run (December 7, 2010) ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1d4qkyw | Kindle http://amzn.to/15Uj8Pj | B&N http://bit.ly/18bTiOs | Kobo http://bit.ly/1coyz9w
✦ Book 3, Hidden Away ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1dZWheu | Kindle http://amzn.to/17UPIDO | B&N http://bit.ly/193VtlT | Kobo http://bit.ly/1f0myYp
✦ Book 4, Whispers in the Dark ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1dZWvlP | Kindle http://amzn.to/18SL5cn | B&N http://bit.ly/1coy1Aw | Kobo http://bit.ly/1bjXKFC
✦ Book 5, Echoes at Dawn ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1aovaWm| Kindle http://amzn.to/17WVWkp | B&N http://bit.ly/193V5UB | Kobo http://bit.ly/1bjyx1q
✦ Book 5.5, Softly at Sunrise (Novella) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1aovoww| B&N http://bit.ly/1coy9zS | Kobo http://bit.ly/18G62Oa
✦ Book 6, Shades of Gray ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1fX3sAJ | Kindle http://amzn.to/15UkVnv | B&N http://bit.ly/1d24bAj | Kobo http://bit.ly/18G6sEe
✦ Book 7, Forged in Steele (June 25, 2013) ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1aovEMj| Kindle http://amzn.to/15hXOrx | B&N http://bit.ly/1gaQKCY | Kobo http://bit.ly/193VUwt
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-jh
✦ Book 8, After the Storm ➢ Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/15OQxMl | Kindle http://amzn.to/17i63lF | B&N http://bit.ly/1kg5q1g | Kobo http://bit.ly/1cZUban
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-Sf
✦Book 9, When Day Breaks ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1NE1x5D | Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1esgKeq | B&N http://bit.ly/1prBuTC | Kobo http://bit.ly/1jHCeQK
Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1nX
✦Book 10, Darkest Before Dawn (October 27, 2015) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1H6iNii | Amazon PBK http://amzn.to/1HDUkV6

★1st Year Celebration Facebook Giveaways★

We’re celebrating our 1st year blogging today over on our facebook page. Be sure to stop by to comment on the giveaway posts to enter.

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★Prize Pack Giveaways★ 2 Prize Packs – 1 Contemporary Romance Prize Pack & 1 Paranormal Romance Prize Pack. Thank you everyone for making this first year so much fun for Donna, Dawn and me. To enter go to this post on our FB page and comment to enter: http://fb.me/6tKEXVAC8

★Ebook Giveaway★ Ebook copy of The Plus One Chronicles Boxed Set by Jennifer Lyon. Jennifer Lyon was the first author to like our page and send people to our page a year ago. I love her books and it was so nice of her to help us when we first started our page so I thought we should give away a copy of the Plus One Chronicles when celebrating our first year. To enter go to this post on our FB page and comment to enter: http://fb.me/365PMy3Wc

Winners will be announced by 5PM Central today so be sure to check back to see if you won. /Cori

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Letting Go (The Surrender Trilogy) by Maya Banks

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Letting Go (The Surrender Trilogy) by Maya Banks
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Series: The Surrender Trilogy (Book 1)
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4 Stars

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THE FIRST BOOK OF THE SURRENDER TRILOGY

In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do: cross them. And never have the consequences of erotic exploration been so irresistibly inviting, so shockingly intimate, and so totally unexpected…

LETTING GO

Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her: dominance. Lonely, searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find would be the one man who’s long been a source of comfort—and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend.

Dash has lived in an untenable position for years: in love with his best friend’s wife but unwilling to act on that attraction. He’d never betray his best friend. And so he’s waited in the wings, offering Joss unconditional support and comfort as she works past her grief, hoping for the day when he can offer her more.

When he finds her in a club devoted to the darker edges of desire, he’s furious because he thinks she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Until she explains in detail what it is she wants. What she needs. As realization sets in, he is gripped by fierce, unwavering determination. If she wants dominance, he is the only man who will introduce her to that world. He is the only man who will touch her, cherish her…love her. And the only man she’ll ever submit to.
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Letting Go is the first book in The Surrender Trilogy and is an emotional second chance romance between two friends. After she loses her husband Joss did not think she would find love again. After three years of mourning she decides she wants something her deceased husband couldn’t give her….dominance. Dash has been in love with Joss since the moment he met her and has never acted on it because she was married to his best friend. He helps her grieve and comforts her while she mourns hoping when she moves on he will be the man she moves on with. When Joss walks into a Dom/Submissive club on the arm of another man he is furious. He then decides if Joss is looking for a Dom than he will be the only one for her. They enter a Dom/ Sub relationship and have struggles along the way. There story is ultimately a love story about overcoming loss and finding love again. It’s an emotional read. There is also lots of scorching sex. I look forward to reading the next book in the trilogy when it comes out in April.

*ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review.

BUY LINKS ➢ Kindle $7.99 http://georiot.co/2m7U | Amazon Paperback $10.12 http://georiot.co/1OXb | B&N (Paperback $10.32/ Nook $7.99) http://bit.ly/1gEwKKf | Kobo $9.99 http://bit.ly/LpobnW

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★PAPERBACK GIVEAWAY – Letting Go (The Surrender Trilogy) by Maya Banks★ To enter comment on FB post: http://t.co/wWz1X2s6yF

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Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today and bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy. Her other chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance. She lives in the South with her husband, three children and a variety of pets. Visit her online at http://www.mayabanks.com, http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMayaBanks, and twitter.com/maya_banks.

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The Surrender Trilogy ~ Reading Order
✦Book 1: Letting Go, February 4, 2014
✦Book 2: Giving In, May 6, 2014
✦Book 3: Taking It All, August 5, 2014

In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do: cross them.

✦Letting Go (Surrender Trilogy) Coming FEBRUARY 4, 2014

In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do: cross them. And never have the consequences of erotic exploration been so irresistibly inviting, so shockingly intimate, and so totally unexpected…

Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her. Dominance. Lonely and searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find is the one man who’s long been a source of comfort—and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend.

Dash has lived in an untenable position for years. In love with his best friend’s wife and unwilling to act on that attraction. He’d never betray his best friend. And so he’s waited in the wings, offering Joss unconditional support and comfort as she works past her grief, hoping for the day when he can offer her more.

When he finds her in a club devoted to the darker edges of desire, he’s furious because he thinks she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Until she explains in detail what it is she wants. What she needs. As realization sets in, he is gripped by fierce, unwavering determination. If she wants dominance, he is the only man who will introduce her to that world. He is the only man who will touch her, cherish her…love her. And the only man she’ll ever submit to.

Buy Links: Kindle $7.99 http://amzn.to/I2fG0D | Amazon Paperback $10.12 http://amzn.to/18bvx9N | B&N (Paperback $10.32/ Nook $9.99) http://bit.ly/1cI2R51 | Kobo $9.99 http://bit.ly/I7kW3U

✦Giving In (Surrender Trilogy) Coming MAY 6, 2014

In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do: cross them. Now, the story continues as one woman, haunted by the shadows of the past, explores the possibilities of a new beginning in ways she never could have imagined…

Kylie sees the way Jensen looks at her. The dark promise in his eyes. That rough edge of dominance she knows he possesses. But dominance is the one thing that frightens her above all else. She and her brother barely survived a childhood steeped in violence and abuse. She could never give up total control and submit to a man. Especially a man like Jensen. Could she?

Jensen sees the shadows in Kylie’s eyes. Knows he has to tread very carefully or risk losing any chance he has with her. All he wants is the opportunity to show her that dominance doesn’t equal pain, bondage or discipline. That emotional surrender is the most powerful of all, and that to submit—fully to him—will fulfill the aching void in her heart in a way nothing else ever will.

Pre-order Buy Links: Kindle $7.99 http://amzn.to/18bwTRV | Amazon Paperback $12.14 http://amzn.to/1c70HMi | B&N (Paperback $12.14/ Nook $9.99) http://bit.ly/17veVqv

✦Taking It All (Surrender Trilogy) Coming AUGUST 5, 2014

In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do: cross them. And for a married couple taking steps to renew their marriage, the consequences of one single moment of inattention may come at a price the husband never expects.

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.