Interview and Giveaway: Grace Burrowes and Darius

Today’s guest is Grace Burrowes and she is here to talk about her new book Darius.

1. Could you tell me 3 fun things about yourself?
Grace Burrowes: I used to manage horseshows. I published a column in Runner’s World magazine about what I learned coming in last (EVERYBODY cheers for you). I started baking brownies when I was seven years old.
2. What can we expect in your new book, Darius?
Grace Burrowes: A bit of the unexpected. Darius is the most heartsore, lost hero I’ve written, at least at the beginning of the book, but it means his happily ever after is one of the sweetest.
3. What was the inspiration that lead to this series?
Grace Burrowes: Well, the previous series. As I wrote about the eight Windham siblings and their parents, the Duke and Duchess of Moreland, various secondary characters kept trying to steal scenes, and then steal entire books. When a character has that much of a gravitational field, he gets his own book.
4. And what will come next in this series?
Grace Burrowes: Darius is the flagship hero for a long string of loosely connected Regency romances, the next three of which feature Nicholas Haddonfield (who marries Darius’ sister), and Nick’s two brothers, Ethan and Beckman. Other books in the series spin off from thosebooks, then from those books….  Sometimes I think of these not so much as series books as the literary equivalent of spider plants. Always, a new shoot…
5. I need to know, if this was a movie, who would play the leading couple?
Grace Burrowes: That’s a tough one. For Darius we need lots of schmoulder… Maybe Michael Fassbender doing a slightly darker-haired Mr. Rochester, and for Vivian… maybe Anne Hathaway. This may be a question the readers are better equipped to answer than I am, because I’m movie-avoidant.
6. If you for some reason could not write historical romance, is there any other genre you’d love to try?
Grace Burrowes: A travelogue of Scotland would sure be fun!

1 copy of Darius

1. Open to Everyone! Everywhere in the world
2. Ends May 5th
3. Just enter 🙂

A story that breaks all the rules…
Darius is a remarkable and romantic tale of desperation, devotion, and redemption from award-winning New York Timesand USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes. Her gorgeous writing and lush Regency world will stay with you long after you turn the final page…
With his beloved sister tainted by scandal, his widowed brother shattered by grief, and his funds cut off, Darius Lindsey sees no option but to trade his company for coin, all but selling his favors. Until the day he encounters lovely, beguiling Lady Vivian Longstreet, whose tenderness and understanding wrap his soul in a grace he knows he’ll never deserve…
Praise for Darius:
“Burrowes brings to life a deeply moving romance that’s sure to be remembered and treasured.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars, Top Pick
“This rising author handles powerful romance and complicated family life with skill in romances with great appeal.” —Booklist
“Burrowes creates her usual intelligent characters, exciting chemistry, and flowing dialogue…” —Publishers Weekly
“Very compelling… Likable characters with enough angst to keep the story moving along.” —Night Owl Reviews, 4.5 stars, Reviewer Top Pick
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes’ bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish and Lady Eve’s Indiscretion. The Heir was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010, The Soldierwas a PW Best Spring Romance of 2011, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wishwon Best Historical Romance of the Year in 2011 from RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight was a Library Journal Best Book of 2012, and The Bridegroom Wore Plaid was a PW Best Book of 2012. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland. For more information, please visit
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42 thoughts on “Interview and Giveaway: Grace Burrowes and Darius

  1. Karen says:

    Darius sounds sad but hopeful. "literary equivalent of spider plants" hehe That's a good way to describe these series and spin offs.

  2. Jenny says:

    Oooo Michael Fassbender! He's always a good bet. I'd pretty much watch anything he was in, but I think he'd make a particularly good regency romance hero:)

  3. Mone says:

    Thanks to you both for the interview. Really loved The Windham family stories and am looking forward to read about those secondary characters. Bravo!

  4. Ren says:

    Thanks for the interview! Oooh, you had me with Michael Fassbender. I think he will portray Darius well :)Rensawamura_foxman AT yahoo DOT com

  5. Meghan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and great interview! I actually have two of Grace Burrows books and I have yet to read them! I just have so many books to read! I'll get to them, though! Promise.mestith at gmail dot com

  6. Barbara E. says:

    I enjoyed the lovely interview and I'm looking forward to reading Darius. I know I'm going to love learning all about his story and seeing how it all turns out.

  7. Grace Burrowes says:

    Karen, I first came across the analogy from a mental health practitioner, who referred to some of his clients as coming from "spider plant" families–your aunt divorced your uncle but married a cousin on your mom's side… shoots sprouting off in every direction at once…

  8. Grace Burrowes says:

    Charlotte, it's a different book for me. My characters previously were embedded in, even smothered by, loving family, but Darius has been dealt different and much lower cards. Readers seem to be rooting for him all the more because of it.

  9. Grace Burrowes says:

    Felicia, it was QUITE the hilly course, and wouldn't you know it, I knew the deputy in the sweeper car from my work at the courthouse. Dude got on his bullhorn: "Grace, you sure you don't need a ride? Grace? Maybe you want some water? Grace, you know my kids are waiting for me to take them to the park…?" Very long race, that one.

  10. Grace Burrowes says:

    I got MORE applause and louder cheers than the gazelles who'd come in first Waaaaay ahead of me. And I think the applause was genuine, and not just because now all the volunteers could go home.

  11. Grace Burrowes says:

    Meghan, I'm curious: Which two? Darius is at least the start of a series, but if you have "The Heir" and "The Bridegroom Wore Plaid," then you have the start of two OTHER series.

  12. Anachronist says:

    What I am supposed to say…yeah…B's interviews are always so nice so thanks for posting another one B and thanks, Grace for coming! Baking at 7 is pretty awesome!

  13. Lúthien84 says:

    I have not heard of Grace Burrowes until I pick up The Heir. I'm glad to discover new books especially from romance genre.evangelineace2020(a)yahoo(dot)com

  14. Aurian says:

    This sure sounds good, thanks for the nice interview. I do love all those connected books in a long series, so this one goes on the wishlist!auriansbooks at gmail dot com

  15. Anita Yancey says:

    I haven't read one of her books before, but this one sounds really good. I would love a chance to try one of her books. Please enter me. Thanks!ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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