Nikki Interviews Maya Banks

I should really title this post “the time I was so nervous I almost had a panic attack” or maybe “don’t say something dumb Nikki, don’t say something dumb” or even “omg ya’ll I got to talk to Maya Banks on the phone!” Instead I will leave it as simply “Nikki Interviews Maya Banks” and you can just infer the rest. Because it’s there. Totally.

When I got asked to do this phone/video interview I may have flipped out just a bit. I mean it’s Maya Banks….she’s one of my top five favorite authors. My poor husband reacted with the proper enthusiasm because it was obvious from the way I shrieked and started yammering to him all about every book I’d ever read of hers, that this was IMPORTANT TO ME. I then put it into perspective for him by saying “how would you feel if you got to interview Jon Davis?” (lead singer of Korn for all you non-rock fans). He instantly understood and then proceeded to let me bounce interview questions off him (for WEEKS) like he actually understood what the hell I was talking about. He didn’t…let’s be clear. My husband has no idea what a romance trope is…or if erotic romance has hit its boom…or even if mixing paranormal and suspense in the same book works. But he sat there like a champ and told me I was awesome at the appropriate times.

Then I had to convince my boss, who also knows nothing about the romance genre to let me close the office down in order to conduct the interview. He too understood how important this must be when I launched into a whole diatribe on how much it meant to be asked and this was my first time and omg please let me do this.

So now we’ll progress to the “professional” part of this post…and you can all just imagine I didn’t just flip out on my own blog like the huge fangirl I most definitely am.


Rush by Maya BanksFever by Maya BanksMaya Banks ( has just finished up her Breathless trilogy with the release of Burn…a series of books that are both carnally delightful and sinfully well done. You can read my review of each book as well as find buy links by clicking on the title. Also until 8-11-13 you can enter to win a print copy of Burn by clicking on that title and leaving me a comment on the post  (open to US residents) – Thank you to Sullivan & Partners for allowing me to host the giveaway and the chance to talk with one of my most favorite authors! :




Burn by Maya Banks

Burn Back Cover Copy 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.


My Interview With Maya Banks – please picture me sitting in my back office, door closed, silently willing my co-workers to stay away from me. And if you hear an Old Spice Whistle, well that was my boss texting me..even though I expressly said don’t bother me for 20 minutes….


The interview ended way too soon. I could ask her questions all day. She’s the sweetest person. If you haven’t read her books yet, you’re missing out!

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