Amelia Grey | Questions, Questions, Questions
May 25, 2012
Good morning everyone! Thank you for having me at Fresh Fiction today. I always
enjoy my visits to this fabulous site.
You know, as a writer, I get asked the same questions over and over again so I
was thinking it might be fun to share with you the top three questions I hear
and what I think about them.
Without a doubt the most asked question is, "Where do you get your ideas?" I
would love to be able to answer something exciting like "From Mars! Or, I make
nightly trips to the moon in a space ship and pick them up from a little green
man." But, alas, that wouldn't be the truth. The answer is that I sit down in
front of the computer and start by saying, "What if?" As in my book that just
came out May 1 A
GENTLEMAN SAYS "I DO". What if my heroine has to finish her
father's story so he will get paid and she will have enough money to keep the
household going? What if the story sheds a slanderous light on the hero's
mother? What if when the hero comes looking for the poet, he find the
lovely daughter instead? So it's really simple but all my ideas come from
The second most asked question comes from friends, family, and acquaintances and
it's "Are you still writing?" Now, I have to admit this question annoys me.
Would anyone ever ask a doctor if he was still practicing medicine? Would anyone
ask a lawyer if he was still practicing law? But for some reason it seems to be
perfectly acceptable to ask if I'm still writing. The answer is always the same,
"Yes! After twenty-four books I still enjoy it and I'm not ready to stop
The third most asked question is my favorite and it is, "When is your next book
coming out?" I love to tell people when I have a new book coming out. My latest
book hit local and online bookstores May 1 and it's titled A GENTLEMAN SAYS "I
DO". Here is a short synopsis of the story to enjoy.
Iverson Brentwood has finally met his match. Catalina Crisp heats his blood
like no other lady. Her alluring countenance has stopped him dead in his
tracks. But no matter how attracted he is to her, he can't give into his desire
to possess her in every way... she is the daughter of the man he's sworn to
Catalina's father is a well-known writer, but he's a wastrel whose
disappearances continuously put them close to destitution. Something drastic
must change, so it is with quill in hand, that Catalina completes her father's
latest parody of Iverson and Matson Brentwood's spectacular arrival in London.
When the story hits the newsprint, a darkly handsome man is at her door, looking
for her father.
Seeing the dashing rogue in the flesh, for a bewildering moment dallying with
the rake seems like the perfect fictional escape—and it's all she can do
not to give into the madness of the intriguing man.
I hope you'll pick up a copy of A GENTLEMAN SAYS "I
I love to hear from readers. Please visit me at website, Facebook, or email me
One commenter will win a copy of A GENTLEMAN SAYS "I
DO". . US / Canada addresses only
44 comments posted.
Re: Amelia Grey | Questions, Questions, Questions
This sounds like a new amd interesting story. I want to know more. I would love to win this book.
(Kathleen Yohanna 1:16am May 25, 2012)
would love to win this book it sounds so good thank you so much
(Denise Smith 7:36am May 25, 2012)
Oh, don't you love a hero who wants so much to feel disdain for a heroine yet
finds himself totally drawn to her like a magnet? I do! "A Gentleman Says I Do"
sounds like just the plot I adore. Add to all that the fact that it's by Amelia Grey
and I'm hooked. I'm adding this novel to my Wish List! It sounds delightful!
(Connie Fischer 10:09am May 25, 2012)
Great story and I love the name Catalina. :)
(May Pau 11:03am May 25, 2012)
Kathleen, thank you! You will enjoy the story. Good luck!
Denise, good luck on the win!
Connie, thank you for being an Amelia Grey fan! I love a story where the bad boy hero gets tamed by the heroine. Good luck on the win!
(Amelia Grey 11:05am May 25, 2012)
Oh my! Catalina seems to be in trouble or maybe she will be trouble for the hero. I love the plot.
(Anna Speed 11:30am May 25, 2012)
oh revenge plots where pesky love and passion get in the way. Catalina and Iverson's story sounds interesting.
(Sharon D 11:46am May 25, 2012)
Catalina sounds like a great heroine...and who doesn't love a great revenge plot?!
(Catherine Lee 12:00pm May 25, 2012)
I love the synopsis! Catalina sounds like someone I would like. She's sassy and full of spunk! I love that kind of heroine. And her last name is fun...Crisp. Iverson sounds like a very attractive rogue.
(Sandy Fielder 12:13pm May 25, 2012)
Anna, yes to both your statements!
Sharon, revenge plots are always such fun because revenge stirs up a lot of passion.
Catherine, I'm with you!
Sandy, I chose the name Crisp because Catalina is one cool lady!
(Amelia Grey 12:47pm May 25, 2012)
This sounds like an interesting book. I rally enjoy historical romances so I am looking forward to reading it. I hope you have a great day.
(Chelsea Knestrick 1:14pm May 25, 2012)
I would love to win a copy of this book. It sounds great. Best of luck with it.
(Nancy Reynolds 1:27pm May 25, 2012)
Sounds like a great read
(Sheila True 2:22pm May 25, 2012)
Thank you, Chelsea, Nancy, and Shelia. I'm wishing all of you good luck on the win!
(Amelia Grey 2:37pm May 25, 2012)
I have read a couple of your books and enjoyed them... this sounds like another one I will enjoy getting my hands on!
(Colleen Conklin 3:01pm May 25, 2012)
Sounds interesting and I agree that Catalina is an interesting name. I like the comment where you say you get your ideas from Mars. I've been to Mars ... okay, it was a restaurant in Toronto, but still it was called Mars. I don't think I'd ask a writer where she gets her ideas, only if it was an unusually different plot point that she came up with.
(Michelle Fidler 3:17pm May 25, 2012)
love your books
(Debbi Shaw 3:43pm May 25, 2012)
Colleen, I always like to hear that a reader has enjoyed my books. Thank you!
Too funny, Michelle, but believe it or not, I am asked that question a lot.
Debbi, you said what I love to hear!
Good to everyone on winning a copy of the book!
(Amelia Grey 3:51pm May 25, 2012)
I'm super new to romance novels and can't get enough. I'd love to add this book to my growing stack of titles for summer reading.
(Monica Tillery 3:58pm May 25, 2012)
This book sounds great. I love a story where there is an interesting conflict between the hero and heroine.
(Carol Woodruff 4:38pm May 25, 2012)
Definitely need to add this to my 'to be read' stack! Can't wait!
(Jane Limback 4:57pm May 25, 2012)
Oh, for the old times when women had to pretend to be men to do anything of substance---makes for wonderfully fun situations.
(Sue Farrell 5:05pm May 25, 2012)
(Lisa Elwood 5:05pm May 25, 2012)
Hi, Amelia! I soooo can't wait to read A GENTLEMAN SAYS "I DO"! It sounds wonderful and, guh, stunning cover!
(Chelsea Brooks 5:06pm May 25, 2012)
Monica, welcome to the wonderful world of romance. I hope you find a home with Regency romance!
Carol, it's always fun to keep the hero and heroine at odds until the end of the story--but with a whole lot of romance along the way!
Jane, I love hearing that!
Good luck everyone!
(Amelia Grey 5:06pm May 25, 2012)
Lucky lady to have a gentleman say "I do".
(Marjorie Carmony 5:33pm May 25, 2012)
The book sounds like a good one.
(Maureen Emmons 6:27pm May 25, 2012)
looking forward to reading it
(Teresa Roberts 7:22pm May 25, 2012)
Love this one ,sounds like a wonderful read.
(Deb Pelletier 7:28pm May 25, 2012)
Great read. Great contest. Love to win!
(Mary Hay 7:47pm May 25, 2012)
I just wanted to tell you that after reading your posting, I love your thought process, your sense of humor, and most of all, I'm sure that I'm going to adore your book!! You seem to write the type of love stories that I crave, and even though the summer is fast approaching, I don't mind a little extra heat!! The cover is well done, too!! I love those pecs!! Have a wonderful summer, and thank you for a great posting!!
(Peggy Roberson 9:37pm May 25, 2012)
This sounds like a wonderful romance novel. Thanks for the giveaway!
(Kristin Bingham 9:51pm May 25, 2012)
Instead of asking you if you were still writing I would probable ask you how you decide which story you write. Because I am sure more than one or two are floating around in your head at any given time. I so appreciate you for sharing your gift with all of us readers.
Thank you for your talent and for the giveaway.
(Patti Paonessa 10:08pm May 25, 2012)
I think this story sounds great!!!! I love the fact that Catalina has to step up and write to keep her family afloat. That means she is strong and resourceful. I love that!
(Jennifer Beyer 10:14pm May 25, 2012)
Sounds like a great read.....I believe I've added another Author to my must read list....Thank you! Got my fingers crossed for a win!
(Joy Gifford 10:21pm May 25, 2012)
This sounds great...really would like to read it!
(Leanna Morris 10:54pm May 25, 2012)
Sounds really good!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
(Natasha Donohoo 12:16pm May 26, 2012)
Amelia, I fell in love with Brent in "A Gentleman Never Tells". He is sexy,
strong, funny and kind. I did not want to but the book down.
I just started "A Gentleman Says I Do" this morning; I am a third into the
book and Iverson & Catalina's chemistry is perfect. There bantering is witty
& fun. I catch myself smiling at each encounter they have- I want to thank
you for a most enjoyable day. Looking forward to Matson story!
(Cathy Genna 6:04pm May 26, 2012)
Just love the "bad" boys.....sigh!
(Kathy Kasley 7:17pm May 26, 2012)
sounds like a very good read. thanks for the draw!
(Barbara Studer 10:07pm May 26, 2012)
It's now on my TRL. Sounds like an exciting story that I want to read. Congrats on this release. And the opportunity.
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(Carol Luciano 5:27am May 27, 2012)
I would never ask if you were still writing. I would ask you to keep writing and
could you do it faster. I became a fan of your books quite a while ago. Now I
don't want to have to do without them. So I repeat "Keep Writing Please!"
(Sandra Spilecki 11:55am May 27, 2012)
Just keep up the great writing and bring us more of Catalina!
(Ann Thaxton 10:47am June 2, 2012)
A rake and revenge sounds good to me.
(Alyson Widen 12:22pm June 2, 2012)
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