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88. An Interview With Maya Banks Part II, Plus Listener Email!


Jane asks Maya Banks about her response to reader disappointment with After the Storm. Jane talks about author responses to reader reactions

Please note that after about 4:55 into the podcast, audio problems created a segment wherein it sounds like we threw Maya down a well. Which we did, of course. We tossed her down a well and gave her a microphone to finish the interview. (No, not really but it sounds that way. I’m sorry about that.)

But what she had to say about responding was so interesting that we wanted to share it.

Then, listener email! Recommendations, questions, requests, and suggestions – oh, my!

Here are the books we discuss in this podcast:

Book After the storm - Maya BanksBook Lori Wilde somebody to love

Book Tigers & Devils by Sean KennedyBook Toni Aleo - Assassins Series 5 Book Bundle

Book Deirdre Martin, Body CheckBook Power Play

Book Blitzing Emily - Julie BrannaghBook Flat Out Sexy - Erin mcCarthy

Book The Wicked Ways of The Duke by Laura Lee Guhrke

And the music recommendation was Amos Lee, who has a YouTube channel of many of his songs.

Book The Kraken King - MelJean BrookThis podcast is brought to you by InterMix, publisher of Meljean Brook’s all-new e-serial novel THE KRAKEN KING, a sexy steampunk adventure with a first installment available April 15th!

The Kraken King and the Scribbling Spinster

A former smuggler and thief, Ariq—better known as the Kraken King—doesn’t know what to make of the clever, mysterious woman he rescues from an airship besieged by marauders. Unsure if she’s a spy or a pawn in someone else’s game, Ariq isn’t about to let her out of his sight until he finds out…

After escaping her fourth kidnapping attempt in a year, Zenobia Fox has learned to vigilantly guard her identity. While her brother Archimedes is notorious for his exploits, Zenobia has had no adventures to call her own—besides the stories she writes.

But when she jumps at the chance to escape to the wilds of Australia and acquire research for her next story, Zenobia quickly discovers that the voyage will be far more adventurous than any fiction she could put to paper…

The music you’re listening to was provided by Sassy Outwater. This is Sassy herself playing “Fiddler on the Loose,” and I’m not sure if she recorded this just for us on the fly (in which case, holy crap) or if this is a composition she’s worked on, but that’s Sassy fiddling. Literally.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

One Comment

  1. cleo
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 11:37:29

    I liked the listener email question from a 20 something who doesn’t like NA, wondering who’s the target audience for NA. I’ve wondered that myself (as a 40 something who also doesn’t particularly like NA). It’s not clear to me if NA’s written for college age / 20 something young adults or just about them. (Unlike YA which is clearly written for middle school and high school age readers, even though older readers read it too.) My gut feeling is that it’s more about NA age people than specifically for them, but I don’t really know.

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