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Maya Banks Snags 2nd Multi-Million Book Deal

mayabanksRomance novelist Maya Banks has signed a “multi-million” dollar multi-book deal with Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Banks will write a new romance series called Slow Burn will consist of three books.

Kimberly Whalen, Executive Vice President of Trident Media Group, sold the world English rights to May Chen, Senior Editor at Avon Books. Avon Books will publish each book in trade paperback and as an eBook. The first novel Keep Me Safe will come out on in October 2014. The second will be out January 2015 and the final book will publish March 2015.

This isn’t all that the author of the bestselling KGI series and Sweet series has been up to lately. In May, she signed another multi-million dollar deal with Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), for a new trilogy of erotic romance novels. The Surrender Trilogy will publish next year.

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Maya Banks Lands ‘Multi-Million Dollar’ Book Deal

Erotica romance author Maya Banks has inked a “multi-million dollar deal” with Berkley Books for a new trilogy.

Trident Media Group executive vice president Kimberly Whalen negotiated the deal with Berkley executive editor Cindy Hwang. Here’s more from the release:

Berkley will publish simultaneous digital and trade paperback editions of each book. Brilliance Audio has acquired audio rights in a six-figure deal … The new trilogy will be set in Houston, Texas amidst a world Banks originally created for the Sweet Series. Focusing on the lives and friendships of a closely intertwined group of people, the series will explore the friends’ tragedies and triumphs as well as their darkest fears and secrets.

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Maya Banks Inks 7-Figure Deal for Erotica Trilogy

Romance novelist Maya Banks has landed a 7-figure deal with Penguin’s Berkley Books imprint. Starting in 2013, Berkley will release a new erotica trilogy by Banks (pictured, via)–the Breathless series.

Book one, Rush, will hit bookstores in February 2013. The sequels Fever and Burn will follow in April 2013 and August 2013. Executive editor Cindy Hwang negotiated the deal with Trident Media Group literary agent Kimberly Whalen.

Here’s more from the release: “In this new trilogy Banks brings her talent for writing edgy, seductive, and darkly sexual novels to a story that will appeal directly to a wide group of readers.  The series follows three billionaires—Gabe Hamilton, Jace Crestwell and Ash McIntyre—who are best friends and business partners.  The men dominate both in the boardroom and in the bedroom.  Each novel in the trilogy will explore the relationship of one of the men as he discovers the woman he will love.”

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