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.

WEEKLY RELEASE LIST 01/05-01/11 ✦Romance✦Paranormal Romance✦Romantic Suspense✦Erotica✦New Adult✦

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*This list will be pinned to the top of our FB page and updates will be made throughout the week. Buy links for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Paperbacks. Amazon Global links are provided. Genre codes included with titles. Key to codes listed at the bottom of the list.

MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
✦The Professional: Part 2 by Kresley Cole #ER #CR (Cori 5 Stars) ➢ $1.99 Kindle http://georiot.co/8Hx | Nook http://bit.ly/1dhog5n | iTunes http://bit.ly/JywwG0

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
✦After the Storm (A KGI Novel) by Maya Banks #RS #CR (Donna/ Cori 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://georiot.co/lGQ | Amazon Paperback $4.83 http://georiot.co/1Pqz | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1kg5q1g | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1cZUban
✦Dark Wolf A Carpathian Novel by Christine Feehan #PNR (Donna 4.5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $10.44 http://georiot.co/1Rin | Amazon Hardback $15.85 http://georiot.co/19bp | B&N (Hardback $15.85/ Nook $10.44) http://bit.ly/1exCsbx | Kobo $12.99 http://bit.ly/1dkBxJa
✦Come to Me Quietly: The Closer to You Series by A. L. Jackson #CR (Dawn 4 Stars) ➢ Kindle $5.12 http://georiot.co/4BHn | Amazon Paperback $10.57 http://georiot.co/1IIu | B&N (Paperback $10.54/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/1fidCwY | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/1ejT76u
✦Hope Flames by Jaci Burton #CR (Dawn 4 Stars) ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://georiot.co/1A0h | Amazon Paperback $5.03 http://georiot.co/2yMP | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/1lmYr9W | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/JBYpwv
✦Forsaken: The World of Nightwalkers by Jacquelyn Frank #PNR (Donna 4.5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://georiot.co/2Anv | Amazon Paperback $5.78 http://georiot.co/3piS | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/19t5hIq | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/19t5n30
✦Wanted: A Most Wanted Novel by J. Kenner #CR #ER (Dawn 4.5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $7.99 http://georiot.co/2UXl | Amazon Paperback $11.86 http://georiot.co/BDW | B&N (Paperback $11.08/ Nook $9.99) http://bit.ly/1bBeOYv | Kobo $9.99 http://bit.ly/1f6j220
✦His Untamed Desire: A Moon Shifter Novella by Katie Reus #PNR ➢ Kindle $2.99 http://georiot.co/22oS | Nook http://bit.ly/1dFwlmJ
✦Ruined by An Ethan Frost Novel; A Loveswept New Adult Romance by Tracy Wolff #CR #NA (Dawn 4.5 Stars) ➢ $2.99 Kindle http://georiot.co/3oco | Nook http://bit.ly/1lp1HBU
✦Cursed By Destiny: A Weird Girls Novel by Cecy Robson #SF (Cori 4 Stars) ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://georiot.co/iRz | Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://georiot.co/HAY | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1eA8ALF | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1eA8HXp
✦The Last Man on Earth by Tracy Anne Warren #CR (Dawn 4 Stars) ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://georiot.co/3z40 | Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://georiot.co/Vnl | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1eA93gF | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1d968i4
✦Before Jamaica Lane (Dublin Street) by Samantha Young #CR ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://georiot.co/3KNo | Amazon Paperback $11.34 http://georiot.co/2tX7 | B&N (Paperback $11.11/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/1a9eq7a | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1lIWC4x
✦The Destiny of Violet & Luke (Callie & Kayden) by Jessica Sorensen #CR ➢ Kindle $2.99 http://georiot.co/2MIR | Nook $2.99 http://bit.ly/19KHxzI | Kobo $2.99 http://bit.ly/1cRSVIX
✦Lord of the Hunt by Shona Husk #PNR #SF Kindle $6.15 http://georiot.co/W7Y | Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://georiot.co/3swg | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $7.49) http://bit.ly/1f6oKkr | Kobo $6.59 http://bit.ly/JVwc3f
✦Perfect Stranger (Novella) (Serendipity’s Finest) by Carly Phillips #CR ➢ Kindle $2.99 http://georiot.co/8cK | Nook http://bit.ly/1f6pjef
✦Rome: A Marked Men Novel, Book 3 by Jay Crownover #CR #NA ➢ Kindle $4.74 http://georiot.co/2kKK | Amazon Paperback $10.67 http://georiot.co/9ud | B&N (Paperback $10.45/ Nook $4.74) http://bit.ly/JVxHON | Kobo $4.99 http://bit.ly/1bJ2t4h

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
✦Pushing The Line (Line Series) by Kimberly Kincaid #CR ➢ Kindle $1.99 http://georiot.co/3wjS

✦GENRE ABBREVIATIONS✦
#CS – Contemporary Romance
#PNR – Paranormal Romance
#RS – Romantic Suspense
#NA – New Adult Romance
#ER – Erotica Romance
#YA – Young Adult Romance
#UF – Urban Fantasy Romance
#FR – Fantasy Romance
#HR – Historical Romance
#SF – Science Fiction Romance

★READING IN PAJAMAS ~ FAVORITE ROMANCE BOOKS 2013★

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★READING IN PAJAMAS ~ FAVORITE ROMANCE BOOKS 2013★
✦Romance✦Paranormal Romance✦Romantic Suspense✦Erotica✦New Adult✦
✦Styxx (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon #PNR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1d3CtWU | Amazon Hardcover http://amzn.to/13KPRXy | B&N http://bit.ly/1hF7eUo | Kobo http://bit.ly/1bnSfWq
✦Lover At Last: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward #PNR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/16GUthu | B&N http://bit.ly/1857gzz | Kobo http://bit.ly/19A26HM
✦Forged in Steele (A KGI Novel) by Maya Banks #RS #CR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/15hXOrx | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/1aovEMj | B&N http://bit.ly/1iKNsbC | Kobo http://bit.ly/18rNApR
✦MacRieve (Immortals After Dark) by Kresley Cole #PNR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18WSMQx | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/I5QtDo | B&N http://bit.ly/1aprRPS | Kobo http://bit.ly/1b5Ef9I
✦Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley #CR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/13xkYuU | Nook http://bit.ly/1gcLteQ | Kobo http://bit.ly/1ejxy2d
✦King Hall by Scarlett Dawn #PNR #NA ➢ Amazon US: http://amzn.to/147cbA9 | Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1gvvntA | B&N: http://bit.ly/1cUqCH8 | Kobo: http://bit.ly/JinsEj | iBookstore: http://bit.ly/19IXBfw
✦Breathless Series by Maya Banks #CR #ER ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1giXUWF | B&N http://bit.ly/1gl0dFE | Kobo http://bit.ly/KjwGAH
✦Real by Katy Evans ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/185EgUg | Nook http://bit.ly/16QQDrd | Kobo http://bit.ly/1cYL8ud
✦The Plus One Chronicles by Jennifer Lyon #CR #ER ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dSvjqg | Nook http://bit.ly/Iud7oQ | Kobo http://bit.ly/1d3Atg9
✦Fury of Desire (Dragonfury Series) by Coreene Callahan #PNR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dcP8qP | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/14jkWoO
✦Kinked (A NOVEL OF THE ELDER RACES) by Thea Harrison #PNR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1bCTGmw | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/17bKFOI | B&N http://bit.ly/1agfykA | Kobo http://bit.ly/1dTTzHD
✦Connected by Kim Karr #CR #NA ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1cruEaI | B&N http://bit.ly/1bpweY2 | Kobo http://bit.ly/1cW4gd4
✦Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills #NA #CR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1aWVQQM | Nook http://bit.ly/19IFOaZ | Kobo http://bit.ly/1gg1tNo
✦Bound by Night (The Moonbound Clan Vampires) by Larissa Ione #PNR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17VutD7 | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/16FXwK3 | B&N http://bit.ly/1fHqO1K | Kobo http://bit.ly/1iQVjSz
✦Wolf With Benefits by Shelly Laurenston #PNR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/15dbXIw | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/Hj6Iw0 | B&N http://bit.ly/1anzwfi | Kobo http://bit.ly/1a7FXRu
✦Iced: A Fever Novel by Karen Marie Moning #PNR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1f3H5ez | B&N http://bit.ly/1ckgh8K | Kobo http://bit.ly/Ki9ALm
✦Eternal Sin: Mark of the Vampire by Laura Wright #PNR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/HAgaeX | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/1f9yWDk | B&N http://bit.ly/1fcFym8 | Kobo http://bit.ly/1b4VXVv
✦Darkness Avenged (Guardians of Eternity) by Alexandra Ivy #PNR ➢ Amazon http://amzn.to/1aJVf4Q | B&N http://bit.ly/1kZrjoC | Kobo http://bit.ly/Ki5WRC
✦Shadowed by Rebecca Zanetti #PNR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/14OL5IN | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/1fbomz | B&N http://tinyurl.com/pn7bsqx | Kobo http://tinyurl.com/kdjx84o
✦Bad Things (Tristan & Danika #1) by R.K. Lilley #CR #ER ➢ Amazon http://amzn.to/1cfiCyT | B&N http://bit.ly/1ckau36 | Kobo http://bit.ly/1cl9yYU
✦Rock Bottom (Tristan & Danika #2) by R.K. Lilley #CR #ER ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18BsSEf | Nook http://bit.ly/1dvEMU6 | Kobo http://bit.ly/1dSnbkN
✦Darkest Craving by Gena Showalter #PNR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/13KQ2lD | B&N http://tinyurl.com/lwg9guk | Kobo http://tinyurl.com/mo7rzb3
✦Bayou Heat Series by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright #PNR ➢ Amazon http://amzn.to/18WOVY0 | B&N http://bit.ly/1ep4QMV | Kobo http://bit.ly/19FMoN3
✦The Line Series by Kimberly Kincaid #CR ➢ http://amzn.to/1juTXgt
✦Born Wild (Black Knights Inc) Julia Ann Walker #CR ➢ Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/18RgGg9 | Kindle http://amzn.to/Hm8rQH | B&N http://bit.ly/HkyHvB | Kobo http://bit.ly/1aKk8bM
✦Hunter’s Heart (Alpha Pack) J. D. Tyler #PNR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17WKHdB |
Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/18Rfjhx | B&N http://bit.ly/JIoM3g | Kobo http://bit.ly/1cVKHRH
✦Honor Unraveled (Red Team) Elaine Levine #RS #CR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/15qHjcP | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/18Y2aCY | B&N http://bit.ly/1k5wg15 | Kobo http://bit.ly/1hdGVVz
✦Mine to Keep by Cynthia Eden #RS #CR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17AYlky | Nook http://bit.ly/1awzCQh | Kobo http://bit.ly/16jenFP
✦Beck (Corp Security, Book 3) by Harper Sloan #CR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1lay3gM | Nook http://bit.ly/19m4OHX | Smashwords http://bit.ly/1dy893B
✦Born In Blood: The Sentinels by Alexandra Ivy #PNR ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17i6k89 | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/17i6jRz | B&N http://bit.ly/19P0IBJ | Kobo http://bit.ly/1eSWuxz

Review: After the Storm (A KGI Novel) by Maya Banks

After the Storm (A KGI Novel) by Maya Banks
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
REVIEWED BY: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
RATED: 5 Stars

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:

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…

Over the years, Donovan Kelly has fought relentlessly for justice, women and children always holding a special place in his heart. Working side by side with his brothers, Donovan has witnessed firsthand the toll it’s taken—physically, mentally, and emotionally—on his loved ones, and the innocent lives caught in the crossfire. What he never expects is for his next mission to happen right on his home turf—or for it to take a very personal turn.

Picturesque Kentucky Lake is the perfect place for a soul in search of safe harbor. A beautiful stranger has arrived—desperate, breathless, and on the run from a dark past closing in on her and the younger siblings she has vowed to protect. Donovan must now draw on every resource at his disposal—if he wants to save a woman and the children who may prove to be his destiny.

REVIEW:

I have been looking forward to this installment of the KGI series. I love Donovan and wondered what kind of a woman would snag him. Eve did not disappoint. She was a desperate woman in danger and in need of the help only the Kelly’s could give. I love the way the KGI group rallies behind each other and overcomes all obstacles. Their loyalty and fun banter is always enjoyable. The romance started tender and soon steamed up quite nicely. I like how it wove seamlessly in with the danger and tension. I could not put this book down and read it in one sitting. The only bad part about reading this book is now I have to wait for the next one.

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

BUY LINKS:
Amazon Paperback $4.79 http://amzn.to/15OQxMl | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/17i63lF | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1kg5q1g | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1cZUban

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✦THE KGI SERIES BY MAYA BANKS ~ READING ORDER✦
✦ Book 1, The Darkest Hour (September 7, 2010) ➢ Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/15OVcxI | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/1dZVOZx | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1coxIWo | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1cZVhmr
✦ Book 2, No Place to Run (December 7, 2010) ➢ Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1d4qkyw | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/15Uj8Pj | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/18bTiOs | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1coyz9w
✦ Book 3, Hidden Away (March 1, 2011) ➢ Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1dZWheu | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/17UPIDO | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/193VtlT | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1f0myYp
✦ Book 4, Whispers in the Dark (January 2012) ➢ Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1dZWvlP | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/18SL5cn | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1coy1Aw | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1bjXKFC
✦ Book 5, Echoes at Dawn (July 3, 2012) ➢ Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1aovaWm | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/17WVWkp | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/193V5UB | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1bjyx1q
✦ Book 5.5, Softly at Sunrise (August 21, 2012) Novella ➢ Kindle $2.99 http://amzn.to/1aovoww | B&N $2.99 http://bit.ly/1coy9zS | Kobo $2.99 http://bit.ly/18G62Oa
✦ Book 6, Shades of Gray (December 31, 2012) ➢ Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1fX3sAJ | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/15UkVnv | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1d24bAj | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/18G6sEe
✦ Book 7, Forged in Steele (June 25, 2013) ➢ Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1aovEMj | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/15hXOrx | B&N $.799 http://bit.ly/1gaQKCY | Kobo $7.59 http://bit.ly/193VUwt
✦ Book 8, After the Storm (January 7, 2013) ➢ Amazon Paperback $4.79 http://amzn.to/15OQxMl | Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/17i63lF | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1kg5q1g | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1cZUban

New Series: The Surrender Trilogy by Maya Banks

New Maya Banks Series to add to your TBR! The first book in The Surrender Trilogy releases February 5, 2014. I just got confirmation that we will be part of the Blog Tour and that will include a giveaway for a copy of Letting Go for one lucky winner on February 3, 2014. Information on the series is below. /Cori

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

Pre-order Buy Links:
Kindle $7.99 | Amazon Paperback $10.12 | B&N (Paperback $10.32/ Nook $9.99) | Kobo $9.99

✦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 | Amazon Paperback $12.14 | B&N (Paperback $12.14/ Nook $9.99)

✦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.

Sale ~ The Breathless Trilogy by Maya Banks

The Breathless Trilogy Sale (reg. $9.99)=>
RUSH is $5.99 on Kindle, Nook & Kobo
FEVER is $7.99 on Kindle, Nook & Kobo
BURN is $4.99 on Kindle & iBooks

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The Breathless Trilogy by Maya Banks ~ Reading Order
✦#1 ~ Rush by Maya Banks
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✦#2 ~ Fever by Maya Banks
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Kobo $7.99: http://bit.ly/1af8Gdh
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✦#3 ~ BURN by Maya Banks
Kindle $4.99: http://amzn.to/13KQiBb
iBooks $4.99: http://bit.ly/1aLqR59
Nook $9.99: http://bit.ly/1daHVFf
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Rush (Breathless Trilogy Book 1) by Maya Banks
Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it’s making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she’s ripe for the picking…

When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires.

Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s fourteen years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.

As Gabe pulls her into his provocative world, she realizes there’s a lot she doesn’t know about him or how exacting his demands can be. Their relationship is intense and obsessive, but as they cross the line from secret sexual odyssey to something deeper, their affair runs the risk of being exposed—and vulnerable to a betrayal far more intimate than either expected.

Fever (Breathless Trilogy Book 2) by Maya Banks
Jace, Ash, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Jace, it’s a woman whose allure takes him completely by surprise…

Jace Crestwell, Ash McIntyre, and Gabe Hamilton have been best friends and successful business partners for years. They’re powerful, they’re imposing, they’re irresistibly sexy, and Jace and Ash share everything—including their women.

When they meet Bethany, Jace begins to feel things he’s never experienced before: jealousy, and a powerful obsession that threatens him, overwhelms him—and excites him beyond control.

Jace isn’t sharing Bethany—with anyone. He’s determined to be the only man in her life, and it’s jeopardizing a lifelong friendship with Ash. Bethany will be his and his alone. Even if it means turning his back on his best friend. P

BURN (Breathless Trilogy Book 3) by Maya Banks
Ash, Jace, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Ash, it’s the woman who changes everything he’s ever known about dominance and desire…

When it comes to sex, Ash McIntyre has always explored his wilder side—extreme and uncompromising. He demands control. And he prefers women who want it like that. Even the women he’s shared with his best friend, Jace.

But Jace is involved with a woman he has no intention of sharing. And now even Gabe has settled into a relationship with a woman who gives him everything he needs, leaving Ash feeling restless and unfulfilled.

Then Ash meets Josie, who seems immune to his charms and his wealth. Intrigued, he begins a relentless pursuit, determined she won’t be the one who got away. He never imagined the one woman to tell him no would be the only woman who’d ever drive him to the edge of desire.

The KGI Series by Maya Banks

I love this series! Hot alpha males with lots of action, danger and steamy romance! The books that have been released in The KGI Series are $7.19 for Paperbacks and $5.99 eBooks.

Amazon has the Paperback for Book 8, After the Storm, releasing December 31, 2013, on Sale for $4.79 (Pre-Order).
Pre-Order Links:
Amazon Paperback ($4.79) http://amzn.to/15OQxMl | Kindle ($5.99) http://amzn.to/17i63lF

Series Information:
The Kelly/KGI Series centers around a military family. There are six Kelly brothers, all of whom served in different branches of the military. When the idea for this series came to me, the first question that always pops into my mind is where? For me this answer was immediate. I lived in Paris, Tennessee for several years and spent many a day on Kentucky Lake and in the Dover area. For me, it was the perfect place to base the stories.

The Kellys are a lot of fun to write. They’re loyal, hard working, fiercely competitive and family is the most important thing in their lives. Marlene Kelly is the matriarch of the large family and has a penchant for collecting “strays” as her sons tease her endlessly over. Over the years she’s added “adopted” family members to the fold and she incessantly mothers them all. Her most recent addition to the Kelly clan has her sons up in arms, but Marlene didn’t raise six rambunctious sons by being a wimp!

The first book in the series, The Darkest Hour, finds the Kelly family in turmoil after the death of Ethan Kelly’s wife a year before. Rachel was much beloved by all the Kellys and Ethan hides a dark secret about the state of his marriage before her fateful mercy mission to South America—the one she never came back from. Now on the one year anniversary of her death, he receives startling information. She’s alive.

THE KGI SERIES READING ORDER:
($7.19 Paperback and $5.99 eBooks unless noted below)
✦ Book 1, The Darkest Hour (September 7, 2010)
Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/15OVcxI | Kindle http://amzn.to/1dZVOZx
✦ Book 2, No Place to Run (December 7, 2010)
Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/1d4qkyw | Kindle http://amzn.to/15Uj8Pj
✦ Book 3, Hidden Away (March 1, 2011)
Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/1dZWheu | Kindle http://amzn.to/17UPIDO
✦ Book 4, Whispers in the Dark (January 2012)
Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/1dZWvlP | Kindle http://amzn.to/18SL5cn
✦ Book 5, Echoes at Dawn (July 3, 2012)
Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/1aovaWm | Kindle http://amzn.to/17WVWkp
✦ Book 5.5, Softly at Sunrise (August 21, 2012) Novella Kindle ($2.99) http://amzn.to/1aovoww
✦ Book 6, Shades of Gray (December 31, 2012)
Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/1fX3sAJ | Kindle http://amzn.to/15UkVnv
✦ Book 7, Forged in Steele (June 25, 2013)
Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/1aovEMj | Kindle http://amzn.to/15hXOrx
✦ Book 8, After the Storm (December 31, 2013)
Amazon Paperback ($4.79) http://amzn.to/15OQxMl | Kindle ($5.99) http://amzn.to/17i63lF

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BURN (Breathless Trilogy Book 3) by Maya Banks

BURN (Breathless Trilogy Book 3) by Maya Banks
PUBLICATION DATE: September 3, 2013
REVIEWED BY: Reading In Pajamas/Donna
RATED: 5 Stars

DESCRIPTION:

Ash, Jace, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Ash, it’s the woman who changes everything he’s ever known about dominance and desire…

When it comes to sex, Ash McIntyre has always explored his wilder side—extreme and uncompromising. He demands control. And he prefers women who want it like that. Even the women he’s shared with his best friend, Jace.

But Jace is involved with a woman he has no intention of sharing. And now even Gabe has settled into a relationship with a woman who gives him everything he needs, leaving Ash feeling restless and unfulfilled.

Then Ash meets Josie, who seems immune to his charms and his wealth. Intrigued, he begins a relentless pursuit, determined she won’t be the one who got away. He never imagined the one woman to tell him no would be the only woman who’d ever drive him to the edge of desire.

REVIEW:

I was so anxious for Ash’s story and was not disappointed at all. His intensity was softened by his caring treatment of Josie. In that I mean it held a softer BDSM quality that I found appealing. The storyline had the intrigue and danger that I like, but it did not overshadow the romance or the lighter girlfriend fun. A well written closure to this series. This set of books will stay on my keeper shelf.

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Buy links:
Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes

FORGED IN STEELE by Maya Banks

FORGED IN STEELE by Maya Banks
PUBLICATION DATE: June 25, 2013
REVIEW BY: Reading In Pajamas/Donna
RATED: 5 Stars

DESCRIPTION:
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…

Steele, a KGI team leader, is an enigma not even his teammates understand. His emotions are tightly locked down and nothing can break that icy exterior. Nothing except Maren Scofield, a doctor on a mission, a woman who has gotten under Steele’s skin and threatens to crack that unflappable cool he’s legendary for.

Steele is determined not to allow Maren past his carefully guarded defenses. But when she’s in danger, there’s no way he’ll allow anyone else to protect her.

Maren’s hiding something. He’s sure of it. But he isn’t prepared for the shocking discovery her secrets reveal. Or how they will forever alter the course of his destiny. He has a decision to make. Hold tight and shut her out. Or take a chance on something more powerful than he’s ever faced: Love.

REVIEW:
The KGI Team is more than a random group of people, they are a real team and I enjoy how they interact with one another. They crack me up and I love how they support each other through everything. I enjoyed how Steele, the ice-man, gives in to his emotions with Maren. Their romance melted my heart as it was real, strong and heated. It was a very nice counterpoint to the drama and danger which kept me on the edge of my chair. I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting. My favorite KGI story so far!

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Buy links:
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Maya Banks – Fever (THE BREATHLESS TRILOGY)

Maya Banks – Fever (THE BREATHLESS TRILOGY)
Publication Date: April 2, 2013
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Book Description
Jace, Ash, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Jace, it’s a woman whose allure takes him completely by surprise…

Jace Crestwell, Ash McIntyre, and Gabe Hamilton have been best friends and successful business partners for years. They’re powerful, they’re imposing, they’re irresistibly sexy, and Jace and Ash share everything—including their women.

When they meet Bethany, Jace begins to feel things he’s never experienced before: jealousy, and a powerful obsession that threatens him, overwhelms him—and excites him beyond control.

Jace isn’t sharing Bethany—with anyone. He’s determined to be the only man in her life, and it’s jeopardizing a lifelong friendship with Ash. Bethany will be his and his alone. Even if it means turning his back on his best friend.

Review:
This is the 2nd book in The Breathless Trilogy. Maya Banks always delivers steamy romance with great characters and she definitely delivered in this book. Jace Crestwell is a powerful, alpha male who for the first time, falls instantly for a woman he doesn’t feel the need to share with his best friend, Ash McIntyre. Since Maya Banks introduced Jace in her book, Rush, I have been looking forward to his story. He raised his sister after losing their parents and built a powerful empire with his two best friends. Jace is a very masculine, alpha male, but is also deeply compassionate and protective of those he loves. He is determined to protect Bethany and make her completely his.
I am calling this a sexy Cinderella love story! It gave me everything I look for in a great story! Loved it and can not wait for Ash’s story!

Reading In Pajamas – Cori

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