#StudioSmexy Superstar of Romance Author Darcy Burke

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Jenn:Hi Darcy!
Darcy: Hi Jenn!

Jenn: Tell us 5 fun facts about your book
Her Wicked Ways: This was probably my easiest book to write (so far). It just flowed. I wrote the epilogue so that I could introduce a character that would appear in my next Regency series. He’s not named, but he’s mentioned.

His Wicked Heart: The heroine was originally named Emmeline and in an earlier version she was in a traveling troupe of actors. I don’t often picture famous people when I write characters, but when it came to describing Jasper, I kept seeing Daniel Craig. Which was okay with me. 🙂

To Love a Thief: I wrote the first draft of this novella in two weeks. It’s the fastest thing I’ve ever written! I’d originally intended the hero to be a character who had about two pages of screen time in Her Wicked Ways, but realized his backstory from Her Wicked Ways wouldn’t gel with who I envisioned this hero to be. So, that guy (Lord Kersey) will get his own book in the next Regency series I write. To Love a Thief launches an overarching suspense plot that carries through the last two books in the Secrets & Scandals series, Never Love a Scoundrel and Scoundrel Ever After.

Jenn: Did you know of Studio Smexy before it ended up on your cover?
Darcy: Yes


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Jenn: How well does the cover illustrate your vision of the hero/heroine? Of the story?
Darcy: All of the covers do a superb job of conveying what I love in a romance: beauty, sexiness, and hot, hot guys. 🙂 The Her Wicked Ways cover is perfect because it really captures Miranda’s essence. For His Wicked Heart, my designer colored the model’s hair red and it’s PERFECT for the heroine. To Love a Thief is a great pose because of how the woman is sort of in the power position. Since she’s the thief in the title, I like how it looks.

Jenn: If you could pick one element for your cover, what would it be? (chest, landscape, dress…)
Darcy: Wow, that’s hard. Color. I love me some arms and chest, but the color needs to be eye-catching and vivid. And it should look delicious. If I want to lick a cover, that’s a good sign!

Jenn: Describe your cover in one word (smexy or sexy doesn’t count)
Darcy: Her Wicked Ways: Lush, His Wicked Heart: Smoldering (it’s the way she’s looking at him!), To Love a Thief: Vibrant

Jenn: Describe yourself in one word
Darcy: Superthoughtfulworrierwhoishelpfulaladocious (What? That’s ONE word.)

Jenn: What can readers expect from you next?
Darcy: I am hard at work on book 5 of the Secrets & Scandals series, which features another Studio Smexy cover! (Never Love a Scoundrel) This is the story of Lord Jason Lockwood, whom readers first met in To Seduce a Scoundrel when the hero saved the heroine from being seen at his vice party (which naturally would have ruined her). It also features Lady Lydia Prewitt, whom readers met in His Wicked Heart and To Seduce a Scoundrel. Lydia is a terrible gossip, but hides a secret despair. I so want both of these characters to get an HEA!

Jenn: Is there more #StudioSmexy in your future?
Darcy: I think that’s a pretty safe bet. 😉

20121125_burke_0062cropsmDarcy Burke wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. An RWA Golden Heart® Finalist, Darcy loves all things British (except tomatoes for breakfast, or any other time of day, actually) and happy ever afters.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her devoted husband, their two great kids, and three cats. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. She’s also a fair-weather runner, and her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge. Visit Darcy online at http://www.darcyburke.com, follow her on Twitter, or like her Facebook page.


Today on the blog you can win an ebook copy of Darcy’s Her Wicked Ways, His Wicked Heart, or To Love a Thief, winner’s choice. All you have to do is leave a comment.

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27 Responses to “#StudioSmexy Superstar of Romance Author Darcy Burke”
  1. I love the sweep of her blue dress on the cover of To Love A Thief. I also like Her Wicked Ways cover. I like very colorful and Vibrant covers, it’s like the books calling card.

  2. Karen H in NC says:

    Hi Darcy, You are a new-to-me author and I do believe I would really enjoy reading your books. I love historical romances best of all. Beautiful covers on all your books. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • darcyb says:

      Thank you, Karen! You can actually pick up Her Wicked Ways free right now-so do that before it’s too late! 🙂 Then you can pick another one if you win. Even better, the next book in the series will be out in mid-March! Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. Maria says:

    Great interview! I look forward to reading more Darcy Burke!

  4. I really enjoyed Her Wicked Ways and look forward to reading your other books. Enjoyed your comments.

  5. Patricia Perez says:

    I have never read any of these but would love too. Thanks for the giveaway books look great!!!

  6. Patricia Perez says:

    Oops forgot to ask please notify me with updates.

  7. Ellen Thompson says:

    Thanks for the great interview! I haven’t read these books yet but they sound great. I love the covers.

  8. SheriV says:

    Beautiful Beautiful covers!!! Historical is my go to genre!

    • darcyb says:

      Thank you, SheriV! Obviously I love historical too! And I really think we have the best covers, especially if they’re smexified like mine!

  9. pickyme says:

    Your covers are amazing! 😉 I am not biased at all…

  10. Janie McGaugh says:

    I agree with you about the colors on these covers. They certainly draw you to the books.

  11. jeannemiro says:

    The only thing I don’t like about my Kindle is you can’t see the colors on the cover of Darcy’s books her her Secrets and Scandals series!

    I couldn’t stop reading To Love A Thief and now I have to read the first three books in the Secret and Scandals series and get caught up before Never Love a Scoundrel, is released!

    The good thing about my Kindle is that I’ll be able to pre-order Never Love a Scoundrel and it will magically appear on my Kindle on release day!

    I love the colors on the covers and they really bring to light (sorry I couldn’t resist) the characters personalities and the connection between them!

  12. Linda says:

    I want me some lick-able covers!

    • darcyb says:

      I know, right?? I keep paperbacks on my desk, which probably isn’t a good idea because they’re very distracting. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Mary Preston says:

    All of these books look positively ‘delicious’.

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