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Kelly Group International Books In Order

Publication Order of KGI Books

The Darkest Hour (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Place to Run (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden Away (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whispers in the Dark (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Echoes at Dawn (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shades of Gray (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forged in Steel (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Storm (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Day Breaks (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkest Before Dawn (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of KGI Short Stories

Softly at Sunrise (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Maya banks is a renowned American bestselling author of several book series touching on erotic romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense and Scottish based historical romance stories. She presently lives in Texas together with her husband and their three children. She loves keeping pets (cats to be specific) and when not writing, she loves going hunting. Playing card games such as poker and fishing during her free time.

A southern girl born and bred Maya loves life right below the mason Dixon. More importantly, she really loves bringing southern characters and the southern set up of her stories. This is one of the things which make her books an exciting read of course besides the suspense, twists and turns.

About the Book: Kelly Group International

Kelly group international is brought out by Maya in the book series as a super elite, top secret and family operated business. It is mainly charged with the sole responsibility of handling jobs which the United States government cannot. Characters featured in the book are brought to life in such an interesting manner with each playing a role in plot development as the series continues from the first book onto the rest.

Below is an overview of the titles in Maya’s book series “Kelly group international”. They include the :

1. The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
It starts once year on after an ex navy seal Ethan Kelly saw his wife one Rachel olive after a long period of time. He seems overwhelmed by the grief and guilt of his perceived failure as a husband. He ends up shutting himself not only from everyone but also from everything. His brothers having noticed this, try to bring him into the KGI fold in a bid to break the barrier he had built around himself. Unfortunately, Ethan refuses to cave in right until he gets news that Rachel might still be alive.

What follows is that, Ethan is forced to dodge bullets and cross the jungle as well as risk falling captive to a dangerous drug cartel. All this he does in a bid to bring Rachel back home. Interesting thing is, in spite of being able to track Rachael, he still has to force her recovery lost memories from her past which she wouldn’t want to relive.

2. No Place to Run by Maya Banks

Sam Kelly, one of the main characters is expected to pull Sophie Lundgren who is wounded and by the lake. It emerges that they previously shared a brief and intense affair before she vanished. Sophie spent her last few months literary on the run. This was after she realized that her mistake would cost her life as well as that of her unborn child. She refuses to resurface sighting fears that Sam might be harmed.

Sam on the other hand has a series of questions to let her slip away again as she did before. He however vowed not to be seduced this time round by her. Interesting thing is, a single look into her eyes reignited the passion which had been burning for long. What he fails to understand is the fact that Sophie’s past is way too dangerous than he may have thought and that the only way to survive it is to outrun it.

3. Hidden away

Most people would prefer to take an all expenses paid trip to the beach without second thoughts. When Garrett Kelly accepts to keep watch on Sarah, Daniels who seemingly is in hiding, witnesses a murder by her half brother Marcus Lattimer. Marcus also happens to be a personal enemy of the KGI.

Things take an unexpected turn since Garrett had not contemplated falling for Sarah. To him seduction only served as a tactical maneuver. However, whenever he revisits Sarah’s dark past, the only thing which comes to his mind is keeping her safe. As strange as it may sound, Garrett does not have a clue about what Sarah is running from or who is after her. The only thing which is clear to him is that she is running for her life.

4. Whispers in the Dark by Maya Banks

Besides facing the lowest point in her life, she is forced to run away from people who are not willing to stop at anything right until they have exploited her amazing and unique abilities. Her intentions were never to make Nathan suffer anymore than he already did but she also does not have any other choice considering the situation she finds herself in. Fortunately, he is willing to protect her with every breath plus he convinces her that they stand a better chance facing the threats against them together.

5. Echoes at Dawn by Maya Banks

Expected to bring grace home, Rio who is a relentless KGI member seems unprepared for his reaction to the wounded and damaged woman. Fortunately he decides to keep her safe from those intending to hurt her giving her a safe haven and most importantly a ray of hope amidst everything she has gone through. Unknown to him, the dangers which she is running from are fast closing in on her.

6. Shades of Gray by Maya Banks

P.J and cole are seen sharpshooting rivals. At the same time KGI team is enjoying a spirited and uncomplicated camaraderie on a night they gave into their own desired and took their relationships to another level. The aftermath of the night is a disastrous mission which ends with P.J. walking away from the KGI.

7. Forged in Steele by Maya Banks

Steel a KGI team leader is seen determined to allow Maren past the carefully guarded fences. However, when faced with danger, he is not willing to allow any other person to protect her. She on the other hand is also hiding from something else not yet known. He on the other hand is prepared for the shocking truth which her secrets will reveal.

8. After the Storm by Maya Banks

Picturesque Kentucky Lake is brought out as the best place for soul searching in the safe harbor. A beautiful stranger arrives but desperate and on the run from her dark past. Seemingly her past is also closing in on her and accompanied by her younger siblings who she vowed to keep safe. Donovan therefore has to choose which resources under his disposal to use to keep this woman safe as slowly this proves to be his destiny.

9. When Day Breaks by Maya Banks

Eden is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. She is faced with countless magazine interviews and her body sold for several millions of dollars. Her beauty and fame earns her more money than she ever imagined. The author showcases how evil communicates with her in a bid to completely extinguish her ethereal beauty for eternity.

10. Darkest before Dawn by Maya Banks

An enigmatic hancock has served as an ally as well as an opponent to the KGI teams. Always working too deep within, hancock’s true allegiance has never once been apparent. What’s more, he never lets it get in the way of his duty. Unexpected to him, his belief in the primacy of his main goal is challenged by one captive who he is ordered to guard regardless of how much he suffers while in her prison.

Final Thoughts

The book is full of a lot of action, fun and suspense which by the way is what most of the new generation of readers are interested in. Simply put, there is absolutely nothing in the book which can easily distract the reader from enjoying a cozy afternoon or evening following up on how event unfold in the world of the Kelly family as brought out by Kelly.
Any reader who believes that they can read this book without finding themselves seated at the edge of their seats at least once is obviously delusional. That said, in case you have not read the book, consider getting yourself a copy

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