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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Guest Post with Author Maya Blake and Giveaway

Maya Blake is here to chat and share about her book Hostage to Love. Please give her a warm welcome.

Maya Blake's dreams of becoming a romance author began when she picked up her first romance novel at age thirteen. She eventually realised this dream in 2007 when her first romantic suspense was published. Maya lives in Kent, Southeastern England, with her husband and two kids and an endless supply of romance novels.

Places to find Maya:
| Site | Facebook | Twitter

I’m your typical book worm, only at my truly happiest when I have a book in my hand! But when you pry said book out of my hands, I transform into a wife of one, mother of two, a lover of Twitter and all things social media. I live in Southeastern England and currently also work full time in the legal industry.

I wrote my first book at 16 but that went nowhere fast! It wasn’t until I had my second child in 2005 that I started getting back into writing. I began actively pursuing publication in 2007 and currently write for two awesome publishing houses - Entangled Publishing and Harlequin.

Because I work full time, I don’t have a lot of time to write during the day, but luckily, I’m part-owl! Once my kids are in bed, I jump on the laptop and if the words are flowing, I can write till 2 or 3 in the morning. Unfortunately, I can only do that for so long until my human side kicks in and demands care. But it’s a routine that works for me because the books are getting written.

A random conversation with my husband who’s a broadcast journalist about despotic rulers in Africa sparked the idea of a reunion story with a twist. I took it from there and HOSTAGE TO LOVE was born.

The story starts off in the fictional country of Nawaka in Central Africa. Belle Winkworth-Jones’s marriage is on the rocks after six short months. Unable to cope with her husband, Nick’s control issues, she leaves him and volunteers on a charity mission only to be kidnapped by a psychotic despot who becomes fixated on her. After Nick puts aside his personal hurt to rescue his wife, he takes her to his Greek island paradise where they try to mend their marriage under the shadow of threat from Belle’s kidnapper.

Nick is the ultimate flawed hero. He’s wealthy, good-looking and wants what he wants but he needs to learn that he can’t always get his own way and it’s this journey to compromise that I’m confident readers will enjoy.

Belle is also a strong heroine who makes the tough decision to walk away from the man she loves because she knows she doesn’t want to play second fiddle or be a puppet.

I hope readers will love her strength and the hot chemistry between these two.

Thank you so much for having me on your blog!

On an idyllic Greek island, danger surfaces...and passion re-ignites.

During a charity mission to a war-torn African country, Belle Jones is kidnapped by the vicious rebel leader determined to make her his. Belle’s estranged husband, Greek billionaire Nick Andreakos, stages a daring rescue, saving her from the horror.

To hide her from the obsessed kidnapper—and to repair their broken relationship—Nick whisks Belle away to his private island paradise. But she still won’t put up with his controlling ways...even if she’s still defenseless against their scorching-hot chemistry. With the brutal killer hot on their heels, Nick knows he must earn Belle’s trust again—and fast. Even if it means risking everything. And losing his heart forever.

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Up For Grabs:
  • 1 Lucky person will win an African Necklace + $15 Amazon Gift Card

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Patricia! And thanks for stopping by :)

  2. i do love suspense romance and the blurb is tempting

  3. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. Sounds like a great book and I am looking forward to reading it. evamillien at gmail dot com

  4. Thanks for the giveaway chance! Love the cover and blurb!

  5. The book sounds great. I'm going to AMZ now to get it. Thanks foe the giveaway.

  6. Okay it just makes my day when one of my fav author has a new book coming out... Can't wait to read it...And like you, I am never happier than when I have a book in my hand..

  7. I have added this book to my TBR list. It sounds exciting, suspenseful, emotional, and sexy!