The Widow Vanishes (Heart of Enquiry Prequel Novella)

Grace Callaway
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~~The Prequel Novella to the National Bestselling Heart of Enquiry (Kent family) series~~

A Lady in Peril

A disastrous marriage leaves Annabel Foster buried in her dead husband's debt and at the mercy of a menacing cutthroat. Faced with death or selling her body, she makes an unthinkable choice…

A Scotsman with a Past

Haunted by his past, Scottish soldier William McLeod seeks forgetfulness in the arms of a tempting wench. What begins as a night of lust, however, transforms into desire beyond his wildest fantasies…

One Night of Passion

Insatiable hunger flares between the pair even as an evil enemy seeks to destroy them both. Can one night of passion lead to their salvation and love forevermore?

Length: Novella (Approximately 36K words)

Sensuality: This is a hot historical romance with steamy love scenes 

The Widow Vanishes is the prequel novella to the Heart of Enquiry series, which features hot, sexy romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and intriguing mystery/ adventure. While The Widow Vanishes can be read as a stand-alone story, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. The chronological order for Grace's series follows below:

The Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series (hot historical romance):

Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)
Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)
Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)
Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)
Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)
Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)
Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)

The Mayhem in Mayfair series (hot historical romance):

Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)
Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)
Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)
Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)

The Game of Dukes series (COMING SOON!):

Book 1: The Duke Identity (January 2018)

Chronicles of Abigail Jones (hot paranormal Victorian gothic romance):

Book 1: Abigail Jones


Keywords: Scottish, wounded hero, soldier, bodyguard, historical romance, adventure, mystery, thriller, suspense, family saga, series, duke, marquess, aristocracy, London, underworld, Regency, Victorian

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"I discovered a new auto-buy author with [M is for Marquess] ... I've now read each of Grace Callaway's books and loved them--which is exceptional."--Romantic Historical Reviews

A Prisoner of His Past 

Gabriel Ridgley, the Marquess of Tremont, is dubbed The Angel for his pristine reputation. Yet he harbors a dark secret: a spy during the Napoleonic Wars, he bears deep and dangerous scars. When he meets Miss Dorothea Kent, a delicate virgin, he is torn between carnal desire—and the need to protect her from his inner demons. 

A Captive of Her Passions 

Despite a frail constitution, Thea Kent has strength of spirit and heart. A wild attraction blooms between her and Gabriel, a widowed aristocrat with tortured eyes, yet he resists the pull between them. When fate places his disabled son in her care, she’s determined to guard the boy—and unravel the mystery of Gabriel’s past. 

Freed by Love and Passion

Someone is killing Gabriel’s former colleagues, and he may be next on the list. As the desperate hunt for the villain begins, he and Thea get entangled in intrigue, betrayal, and desire too powerful to resist. Will trust help them to survive… and true love set them free?

Length: Full-length novel (over 90K words)
Sensuality: This is a hot historical romance with steamy love scenes 

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M is for Marquess is the 2nd novel in the Heart of Enquiry series, which features hot, sexy romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and intriguing mystery/ adventure. While this book can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. The chronological order for Grace's series follows below:

The Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series:
Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)
Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)
Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)
Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)
Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)
Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)
Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)

The Mayhem in Mayfair series:
Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)
Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)
Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)
Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)

The Game of Dukes series: 
Book 1: The Duke Identity (Harry & Tessa)
Book 2: Enter the Duke (December 2018)

Chronicles of Abigail Jones (hot Victorian gothic paranormal romance):

Book 1: Abigail Jones


Keywords: duke, tortured hero, rake, virgin heroine, wallflower, aristocracy, lord, spies, espionage, Napoleonic wars, military romance, spinster, bluestocking, mystery, adventure, suspense, family saga, series, hot sexy historical romance, regency, Victorian

He's a duke in disguise. She is his lover...and has an even bigger secret. (Hint: it involves a baby...) 


One wicked night of passion results in life-altering consequences for innocent bar maid Maggie Goode. Years later, she’s a respectable widow, but her troubles are far from over. With debts looming, she must salvage her fossil shop to support herself and her beloved daughter. Fate leads her to a man who can save her business…but he’s also the biggest mistake from her past.


The son of an English aristocrat and a Chinese merchant’s daughter, Rhys Cavendish, the Duke of Ranelagh and Somerville (“Ransom”), hides his secret pain behind a rakish façade. Yet he cannot hide from his debts, and now he’s on the run from cutthroat moneylenders—and the necessity of marrying for convenience. His last hope: the inheritance his uncle left him in the form of a treasure map. When he goes to hire help for his expedition, he comes face to face with a woman he’s never forgotten…and a daughter he never knew he had.


Dangerous secrets smolder between Maggie and Rhys, but neither can resist a scorching reunion. Personal demons and hidden enemies rise to threaten their passionate romance. Will they defy all odds to find the ultimate treasure: a love for all time?

Length: full-length novel (over 90K words)
Heat level: steamy 

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Enter the Duke is the 2nd book in the Game of Dukes series, which features hot, sexy romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and intriguing mystery/ adventure. This book can be read as a stand-alone novel and as part of a series. 

Game of Dukes series:
Book 1: The Duke Identity (Harry & Tessa)
Book 2: Enter the Duke (Rhys & Maggie)
Book 3: Regarding the Duke (Garrity & Gabriella, May 2019, Preorder now!)

Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series:
Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)
Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)
Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)
Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)
Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)
Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)
Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)

The Mayhem in Mayfair series:
Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)
Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)
Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)
Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)

Chronicles of Abigail Jones (hot paranormal Victorian gothic romance):
Book 1: Abigail Jones

 

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Publisher
Grace Callaway
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Published on
Oct 31, 2014
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Pages
228
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ISBN
9781939537041
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English
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Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
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Fiction / Romance / Historical / Scottish
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
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"I thoroughly enjoyed [Her Prodigal Passion]. Grace Callaway is a remarkable writer." -- Love Romance Passion

A Diamond in the Rough
Merchant's daughter Charity Sparkler is a sensible miss who harbors one secret folly: she's in love with her best friend's brother. She knows that the worldly rake will never return a wallflower's affections, yet when destiny throws them together, she discovers that passion can be the greatest of equalizers … and love can be more than a dream. 

A Hero in the Making
Gentleman turned prizefighter Paul Fines battles his demons through boxing, drink, and women. When an act of disgrace nearly destroys him, he begins the road to redemption—only to accidentally compromise his sister's spinster friend. Honor bound to a marriage of convenience, he is stunned to discover that lust can heat a bridal boudoir ... and love can mend a jaded heart. 

A Marriage About to Become Inconvenient
As an ugly duckling and a reformed rake fight for love, secrets unfold that could threaten their future. Can she forgive a past betrayal and recognize her own beauty? Can he find redemption in the boxing ring? Will steamy nights of Her Prodigal Passion turn into happily forever after?

Length: Full-length novel (over 90K words) 
Sensuality: This is a hot historical romance with steamy love scenes 

The Mayhem in Mayfair series (hot Regency romance): 

Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)
Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)
Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)
Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)

The Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series (hot historical romance):

Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)
Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)
Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)
Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)
Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)
Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)
Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)

The Game of Dukes series (COMING SOON!):

Book 1: The Duke Identity (January 2018)

The Chronicles of Abigail Jones (hot Victorian paranormal romance):

Book 1: Abigail Jones


Keywords: wallflower, ugly duckling, cinderella, virgin heroine, marriage of convenience, friends to lovers, family saga, series, prizefighter, tortured rake, London, Mayfair, mystery, adventure, suspense, action

~~~ A National Bestselling Historical Romance!~~~

"Callaway is a talented writer and as skilled at creating a vivid sense of the Regency period as she is at writing some of the best, most sensual love scenes I've read in a long while. For readers who crave sexy, exciting Regency romance with a fresh plot and intriguing characters, I would highly recommend HER PROTECTOR'S PLEASURE."--Night Owl Reviews

She Breaks Society's Rules
Wealthy widow Lady Marianne Draven is as notorious for her behavior as she is for her beauty. Unbeknownst to the ton, however, her scandalous image obscures a desperate quest: to find her kidnapped daughter. Clever and daring, Marianne will stop at nothing to get her little girl back ... and the last thing that she expects is for her heart to get in the way.

He Stands for Justice and Order
A man of honor, Thames River Policeman Ambrose Kent has devoted his life to duty and doing what is right. When his father faces financial ruin, Kent takes on a risky yet lucrative assignment to save his family. Fate has him investigating a mysterious and unscrupulous beauty, a lady he has no right to desire ... and no power to resist.

When Two Opposing Forces Collide
Passion ignites between the unlikely lovers. As secrets unravel, can Marianne and Kent trust one another and work together to rescue her child from a dangerous foe? Can their love survive betrayal ... and will Marianne surrender to Her Protector’s Pleasure?

~~~

Her Protector's Pleasure is the 3rd book in the Mayhem in Mayfair series, which features hot romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and intriguing mystery/ adventure. While this book can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. The chronological order for Grace's series follows below:

The Mayhem in Mayfair series (hot historical romance):

Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)
Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)
Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)
Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)

The Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series (hot historical romance):

Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)
Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)
Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)
Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)
Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)
Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)
Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)

The Game of Dukes series (COMING SOON!):

Book 1: The Duke Identity (January 2018)

Chronicles of Abigail Jones (hot paranormal Victorian gothic romance):

Book 1: Abigail Jones

Keywords: regency, historical, Victorian, romance, London 1800's, widow, revenge, policeman, detective, sleuth, sexy sensual hot, aristocrat, duke, marquess, series, family saga, mystery, suspense, adventure, action  

"Her Wanton Wager is a great read that is fun, sexy and very enjoyable!" --Five-star review from Love Romance Passion

A Wager She Can't Afford to Lose
When her brother falls into the clutches of gamester Gavin Hunt, feisty heiress Persephone Fines will do whatever it takes to save him. Hunt offers her an outrageous proposition: he will release her brother… if she can resist six nights of seduction. Can she withstand the scoundrel's wicked charm—and the shocking desire he rouses with each touch?

A Bet He's Determined to Win
A product of London’s violent stews, Gavin Hunt has clawed his way to success and power. Now he will stop at nothing to achieve his life-long goal: revenge upon the man who betrayed him. He plans to seduce his enemy’s sister… but doesn't count on losing his heart. Will he give up his need for vengeance—or risk forsaking the only woman he’s ever loved?

From Six Nights... to Forever
As the battle of the sexes rages on and seduction flares into uncontrollable passion, Gavin and Percy must also fight a hidden enemy. Only by trusting one another can they defeat the threats of past and present. In this high-stakes game of love versus sin, what will be the outcome of… Her Wanton Wager? 

Length: Full-length novel (over 90K words)
Sensuality: This is a hot historical romance with steamy love scenes 

~~~

Her Wanton Wager is the 2nd book in the Mayhem in Mayfair series, which features hot romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and intriguing mystery/ adventure. While this book can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. The chronological order for Grace's series follows below:

The Mayhem in Mayfair series:
Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)
Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)
Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)
Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul) 

The Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series:
Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)
Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)
Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)
Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)
Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)
Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)
Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)

Chronicles of Abigail Jones (hot Victorian paranormal romance):
Book 1: Abigail Jones


Keywords: virgin, innocent heroine, tortured rake hero, family saga, series, mystery, adventure, suspense, intrigue, sexy steamy hot romance, Regency, Victorian, revenge, duke, marquess, aristocracy

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