#StudioSmexy Superstar of Romance Author Grace Callaway

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Grace Callaway is one of #StudioSmexy’s newest authors. She works with Carrie Divine, one of my fav designers, and her covers are SCRUMPTIOUS. I love seeing what Carrie Does with Grace’s ideas, my images and her creativity. So let’s meet Grace!! 


Jenn: Tell us 5 fun facts about your book.

  1. When I say the hero Hux is tortured by his demons, I’m talking really tortured. By real demons.
  2. Abigail Jones started out as novella and ended up at 110K+ words. (So everyone’s definition of a novella is different, right?)
  3. It intertwines gothic romance, paranormal mythology, and even a bit of Victorian art history. Oh, and did I mention lots and lots of smexiness?
  4. It was inspired by two of my favorite novels as a teenager: Jane Eyre and Rebecca.
  5. Abigail Jones is the first in the trilogy. Hold onto your carriage straps: newly-weds Abby and Hux will be encountering more strange and dangerous paranormal forces in the next installment, which has a planned release date in December 2013.

Jenn: Did you know of Studio Smexy before it ended up on your cover?
Grace: I found Studio Smexy through a random web search. When I saw Jenn’s fabulous photos, I knew I’d found what I wanted for the “Abigail Jones” trilogy. Three photos of the same hot couple in historical clothing aren’t exactly easy to come by!

Jenn: How well does the cover illustrate your vision of the hero/heroine? Of the story?
Grace: I’d say it’s pretty darn perfect, thanks to my genius cover artist Carrie Divine @ Seductive Designs. Although maybe my heroine wouldn’t wear pink … but the overall cover palette was so gorgeous that I couldn’t resist 🙂 I think the elements of the cover really convey the tone of the story: sexy, gothic, paranormal, and mysterious.

Jenn: If you could pick one element for your cover, what would it be? (chest, landscape, dress…)
Grace: For me, it’s always the couple. Gotta feel the smolder 🙂

Jenn: Describe your cover in one word (smexy or sexy doesn’t count)
Grace: I’d say … “intriguing”.

Jenn: Describe yourself in one word
Grace: Um … “zany”? Hubby–looking over my shoulder–disagrees and says “cute”. Which is why he is my hubby.

Jenn: What can readers expect from you next?
Grace: I’m currently working on the next book in my national and international bestselling Mayhem in Mayfair series. These are steamy Regencies; Her Protector’s Pleasure (Book 3 in the series which includes Her Husband’s Harlot and Her Wanton Wager) will be out Summer 2013.

After that, I’ll be onto the 2nd book in the Chronicles of Abigail Jones.

Jenn: Is there more #StudioSmexy in your future?
Grace: Absolutely! Her Protector’s Pleasure and the Abigail Jones trilogy will be graced with Studio Smexiness!

National bestselling author Grace Callaway writes steamy historical romances set in the Regency and Victorian eras. Her debut manuscript, Her Husband’s Harlot, was a Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Finalist, a #1 National Regency Bestseller, and reached the Top 100 in multiple national and international bestseller lists.

She also holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan and practices clinical psychology. She lives in California with her family and has a passion for many things …just not house cleaning. Or cleaning in general.

Find Grace: Author Site | Facebook


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24 Responses to “#StudioSmexy Superstar of Romance Author Grace Callaway”
  1. Linda Thum says:

    Hi Grace! You’re a new author to me & I’ll have to check out all your books! If 110k words is your version of a novella I’d love to read a full length novel you’ve written =)

    • Jenn says:

      110K!! Right?!? I can’t wait to read this as well, Victorian is my FAV time period. 🙂

      • Thanks for saying hi, Linda. The 110K is after ruthless rounds of editing … so you can only imagine what those initial drafts looked like! My regencies are slightly shorter (~105K) so if you’re interested in a quicker read *grin* do check those out!

  2. Hi Grace there is nothing wrong with being zany and cute so you should embrace both! lol You are a new to me author as well but Jenn’s talent is not new and i have seen a lot of amazing covers come out of her work. Thanks for sharing your book.

    Lisa B

    • Jenn says:

      Hi Lisa!!! So glad you stopped by 🙂 I’m looking forward to this one. Maybe we can book club it. Ooo #StudioSmexy book club?!?!?



    • Hey Lisa, Thanks for stopping by! I’m so happy I discovered Jenn and her beautiful work–it motivates me to write faster so I can have more covers done 🙂

  3. Karen H in NC says:

    Hi Grace, You are a new-to-me author. I love the cover on this book. I’m busy checking out your website for other books too! Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Erica Monroe says:

    This looks like so much fun and I adore the cover.

  5. Sheryl says:

    I am adding this to my wish list on Amazon. I can’t wait to try this out, I love Paranormal and Gothic.

  6. Candace79 says:

    Love every book cover as well as the content between! Great article! Can’t wait for the next in the series.

  7. Janie McGaugh says:

    The book sounds intriguing with all the different elements you’ve incorporated.

  8. jeannemiro says:

    Hi Jenn and Grace!

    Jenn – Sorry I’m checking in after the giveaway for Abigail Jones was over but we just got our power back from the blizzard today! Congratulations to Jainie on winning!

    Grace – I just wanted to let you know how much I liked your website and was thrilled to learn that Abigail Jones is the first in the trilogy and to let you know how much I’m looking forward to finding out more about your books!.

    • Hi Jeanne, So glad to hear things are recovering from the blizzard. What I saw on the news looked intense–and I’m from Winnipeg originally, so I’ve seen snow–and I hope everyone is staying safe and warm. Thank you so much for checking out my website and my books!

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