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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Maya Blake - The Sinful Art of Revenge



Japan is very high on my must-visit bucket list and I knew when I started writing Harlequin Presents that I had to write a Japanese hero or heroine. In a way, Reiko Kagawa, my heroine in The Sinful Art of Revenge has been in my mind the longest. She was very patient in waiting for her story to be told and I was thrilled to bits when I got to tell her story. Researching ancient Japanese temples, French aristocracy, how fast bullet trains travel and when cherry blossom trees bloom was an extra delight.


And coupling Reiko with her last-in-his-line Frenchman, Damion Fortier, was well…icing on the cake. But these two didn't have a smooth journey to their happy ever after.

They both had personal baggage – Reiko has deep emotional and physical scars that literally give her nightmares and Damion had his own obsessive traits to battle through. At times it seemed impossible that these two would see their way to a lasting relationship but writing their story was a blast because I got to go along for a thrilling vicarious ride.

Leave a comment for a chance to win!! I'm giviving away one copy of The Sinful Art of Revenge to a lucky commenter, and I'm happy to send it anywhere in the world!


THE SINFUL ART OF REVENGE is out now available at Mills and Boon  and at Amazon US Amazon UK and Barnes and Noble

***Maya's winner is girlygirlhoosier52!  Please email totebag@authorsoundrelations.com with your mailing information!  Thanks!***

25 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

Oh wow, the cherry blossom tree's in bloom are so pretty. I can't imagine seeing that in person.

The book sounds great! Am looking forward to reading it.

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Maya said...

Thank you, Mary for stopping by! And I adore the cherry blossom trees too. I hope to see them in real life one day :)

TashNz said...

Hi Maya, I ADORE the English cover (the blue one) and i've just discovered your Pinterest boards, they are faaaaabulous. I'm really looking forward to The Sinful Art of Revenge and I'm going to shamelessly plug your book The Price of Success - if you havent read it - do do do, it was (for me) one of the most memorable books I've read in a long while :)

Sally Clements said...

I know exactly what I'm going to be doing next week, reading this! Can't wait!

Desere said...

Thank you for sharing your book with us, I love that you combine France with Japan! Thank you also so very much for the chance to win a signed copy and for offering to send it anywhere in the world.

Desere

Maya said...

Tash, great to see you here! Between you and me (shh) the UK cover is my favourite, too! I'm so thrilled that you loved TPOS. Sasha holds a dear place in my heart :) Pinterest...sigh...I could spend all day there, lol.

Maya said...

Yayyy, I hope you enjoy it, Sally :)

Maya said...

You're very welcome, Desere! Thank you so much for stopping by :)

Catherine Coles said...

Am so looking forward to being able to read this, it's pre-ordered! And I agree, the covers are beautiful :)

girlygirlhoosier52 said...

Love the cherry blossoms... saw the Washington DC ones several years ago... lovely!

Maya said...

Thank you, thank you, Catherine :)

Maya said...

Oh, would love to see the DC ones too. Shall add it to my list. Thanks for stopping by Girlygirl :)

Pat Cochran said...

Intrigued by the Japanese connection in
this book! Our eldest granddaughter has
long had an interest in Japan. So much
so that she will graduate with a major
in Japanese Studies in May. (She was to
spend a semester studying in Japan du-
ring her jr. year, but plans were abor-
ted by the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear
leak situation.) Looking forward to
reading this book & sharing it with her!

erin said...

Congrats on the new release! Thanks for sharing :) I think that Japan is fascinating and I would love to visit there too!

penney said...

I love it! I can't wait to read it! It sounds like a good new series.
Thanks
Penney

Mary Preston said...

You must visit during the spring for the cherry blossoms. THE SINFUL ART OF REVENGE looks fantastic. Love the title too.

Lacey Devlin said...

Now I want to see Japan too, especially now that I know about the cherry blossoms :D

Maya said...

Pat, that's so interesting about your daughter. I really hope she gets to visit Japan. Thank you so much for stopping by :)

Maya said...

Thanks so much, Erin :)

Maya said...

Thanks, Penney. I hope you enjoy it :)

Maya said...

Thanks so much, Mary :)

Maya said...

You must go, Lacey. Hey, we could go together :)

PrincessFiona01 said...

Want to read.

Eli Yanti said...

congrts on new release, sounds interesting book :)

TashNz said...

I could spend all day at Pinterest too lol