#StudioSmexy Superstar of Romance Author Mia Marlowe

Design by Syd Gill

Lovely, lovely, lovely Mia. I met Mia through our designer, Carrie at Seductive Musings. She needed a pirate, and I had a Karl to fit the bill. Since then we’ve had a few more covers come through the works, and I think we have a few more on the horizon. Mia is a wonderful woman, a beautiful writer, and has a visual sensibility that I love to work with. So without further adoooooo—

Jenn: Tell us 5 fun facts about your book

  1. Captain Nicholas Scott, hero of LORD OF DEVIL ISLE, is a smuggler/trader based in Bermuda just before the Revolutionary War.
  2. My heroine Eve spent time in prison before she was shipwrecked on the way to Colonies. Nick fishes her out of the storm-tossed Atlantic and refuses to take her on to Charleston.
  3. History buffs rejoice! There’s a true-to-history raid on the British powder magazine on Bermuda in the book.
  4. I actually visited Bermuda to make sure the settings were accurate! Hope you can smell the trade breeze.
  5. Nick’s beloved ship, the Susan Bell, is named for my dear little dog Susie Bell. She was my constant companion for 12 years and I still miss her every day.

Jenn: Did you know of Studio Smexy before it ended up on your cover?
Mia: No, Carrie of Seductive Designs sent me over to browse through Smexy’s incredible portfolio of images. Talk about man-candy. It’s hard to pick just one!

Jenn: How well does the cover illustrate your vision of the hero/heroine? Of the story?
Mia: The cover really captures Nick’s smoldering sensuality and dangerous nature. I love it.

Jenn: If you could pick one element for your cover, what would it be? (chest, landscape, dress…)
Mia: Oh, my, there’s so much to choose from, but one of the things that really works on the cover of LORD OF DEVIL ISLE is that the model is wet. Nick first meets the heroine when he dives into the waves to fight off a tiger shark that’s circling her and her friends. In all my imaginings of Nicholas Scott, he’s always hauling himself back into his ship, dripping wet and totally hot after a
brush with razor-jawed death.

Jenn: Describe your cover in one word (smexy or sexy doesn’t count)

Jenn: Describe yourself in one word
Mia: Curious.Jenn:

Jenn: What can readers expect from you next?
Mia: My next release will be STROKE OF GENIUS, the tale of a brawny and brilliant marble sculptor. And of course, Carrie is using a Smexy model for the cover.
stroke of genius by mia marlowe

Jenn: Is there more #StudioSmexy in your future?
Mia: Yes, indeed. Next summer, SILK DREAMS will feature another fabulous Smexy image. Be sure to pop over to http://miamarlowe.com/next.php to check out my cover art. It’s always posted there first!

mia marlowe author picMia’s work has been featured in PEOPLE magazine and one of her books is on display at the Museum of London Docklands! Her TOUCH OF A ROGUE was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten Romances for Spring, but the accolade Mia loves most comes from her readers.

Connect with her at http://www.miamarlowe.com , http://facebook.com/MiaMarloweFanPage and http://twitter.com/Mia_Marlowe .


Today on the blog you can win an ebook copy of Mia’s Lord of the Devil Isle. All you have to do is leave a comment.

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26 Responses to “#StudioSmexy Superstar of Romance Author Mia Marlowe”
  1. Emily T says:

    Love reading anything written by Mia!

  2. Karen H in NC says:

    This book sounds so good. It’s been years, seriously, since I’ve read a good novel set in the West Indies during the years before the American Revolution. Looking forward to getting my copy soon! Love your stuff, Mia! Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Mia Marlowe says:

      I know in the interests of my career, I should write Regency all the time, but I do so love exploring other times and places. Thanks for coming along for the ride, Karen.

  3. Sheryl says:

    What a great interview! I can’t wait to read this, I love a sexy man that has a boat.

  4. Debbie says:

    I’m glad you ventured from Regency long enough to give readers a handsome captain and warm breezes to offset the winter blues. Captain Morgan and Captain Jack can’t float everyone’s boat 🙂

    • Mia Marlowe says:

      I know I’m in the minority, but I was never a Jack Sparrow fan. Johnny Depp nances around far too much for my taste. I know he’s going for the fop, which was very fashionable during the Georgian era, but it so doesn’t work for me.

  5. Sheila M says:

    I would like to see him dripping wet after cheating death!

  6. ELF says:

    I love seeing how connections are made (and I adore Carrie’s covers!). Thanks for sharing.

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

    • Mia Marlowe says:

      One of the lovely things about writing romance is all the wonderful people I’ve met along my journey. Jenn is a doll and so very talented. Granted, her models give her plenty to work with, but she knows how to get the best from them. Like my artistic hero in STROKE OF GENIUS, Jenn understands how light and shadow combine to move us.

  7. SheriV says:

    I already have this book but I wanted to stop in and say Mia rocks!

  8. Lily B says:

    Stunning covers ❤ your books looks fantastic!

  9. Julie says:

    I would love to have this book. Please and thank you. Have a great day!

  10. Janie McGaugh says:

    Great covers; thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Linda Thum says:

    I’d love to be in your quandary; going through Smexy’s portfolio of images to select the right one. Hope you took a good long time to go through all of them; several times over…you can never be too careful in choosing just the right cover :p

    Love to be the lucky one to win a copy. Then I can spend time mooning over the cover too!

  12. OOOOOh loving all the sexy! I like when it’s just a shirtless guy on the cover!

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