Thursday 21 July 2011

Interview and Giveaway: Amelia Grey - A Gentleman never Tells

Today I have Amelia Grey over for an interview. And at the end of this interview there is a giveaway of her latest book A Gentleman Never Tells.

Welcome to Mur-y-Castell!

Tell us something about yourself, so we can get to know you better…
AG: The first thing I would like you to know about me is that I’m a girly girl! I love pearls, lace, ruffles, candlelight, and soft music. I don’t want to get my hands dirty and I like my make-up on. But I’m a big fan of college football, and I always pick a team and watch the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, and the World Series. I love to watch sports—I just don’t want to play sports. I love living on the beach but I don’t like to walk barefoot on the sand or getting in the water. I love to watch the waves roll in and listen to them crash on shore and one of my favorite things to do is watch the sun set over the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.  I enjoy going to movies, reading books, and traveling to places I’ve never been before. I would rather have a quiet dinner with my husband and a few friends than be at a loud, rocking party.  

Your latest release is called A Gentleman Never Tells; can you tell me what it is about?
AG: Viscount Brentwood is minding his own business, walking his mother’s Pomeranian in Hyde Park early one morning when a lovely and alluring young lady walks out of the mist and into his arms. Of course, this is all very much to his liking until they are caught, and he finds out that she is not only another man’s fiancé, she also happens to be the daughter of a powerful duke. And if that wasn’t enough trouble for the Viscount to be in the middle of, he’s lost his mother’s dog, too.

Lady Gabrielle is dependable, sensible, and obedient. That’s why she had accepted the practical, unemotional marriage her formidable father had arranged for her. That’s what those of her kind did—or so she had always believed until early one morning, when her defenses were down, she threw all of her upbringing away for the chance to spend a few passionate moments in the arms of a handsome stranger.

But kissing the stranger didn’t free Lady Gabrielle. She only thwarted the shackles of one arranged betrothal to immediately find herself stuck in yet another forced engagement. The strong-willed lady isn’t going to give up her freedom so easily. She has plans that her father and Lord Brentwood don’t know about and scandal and mishaps become the order of the day while Gabrielle and Brent scour London to find a notorious dog thief.

If this book became a movie, who would you see in the lead roles?
AG: Oh, I simply loved the man who played Charles, King Henry’s best friend in The Tudors. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend the series. Henry Cavill play the part of Charles and he is good-looking and intense.  I also am growing quite fond of the deeply intense Francois Arnaud who plays Casare Borgia in The Borgias. As for the heroine, well all I can say is if a producer managed to get one of these two men to be the hero—I’d pay to be the heroine!

Could you tell me a little about some of other books you have written?
AG: All nine of my books have been set during the Regency Period. To me there is something extremely sexy about a powerful, titled young gentleman. I like to set my books in London and I like to get my hero and heroine in situations that are difficult to get out of. I try to always add a little mystery of some kind that the hero and heroine solve together. I never let the mystery take away from or overshadow the romance. I keep the focus of my books centered on the romance.

Who is your favorite hero/heroine from your books?
AG: This is an impossible question to answer because I LOVE all my heroes. If I don’t love my heroes I can’t convince my readers to love them. So if I start a book with a hero I can’t get into or I’m just not falling in love with him, I throw him out and start over. I want to love my heroes. And I’m always the heroine in all my books. I love picturing myself with these fabulously strong men I create.

Are you writing on something at the moment?
AG: I’ve just finished A Gentleman Says “I Do” and I’m now working on A Gentleman Surrenders (title subject to change). The heroes in these two books are twins and I’ve had great fun with them. They look alike but have different personality traits.

Any advice for aspiring writers?
AG: Never give up. Some writers are blessed and they sell their first finished book. I wasn’t that lucky. But if I had given up with that first, second, or third rejection I would have never been published. If you really want to be published you must keep trying even when it seems an impossible dream to reach.


2 copies of A Gentleman Never tells/2 winners
1. Open to US and Canada
2. Ends July 28th
3. Just enter or join in and ask a question, comment on the interview or tell me if you are a dog or cat person ;)

Have fun!


A stolen kiss from a stranger…
As if from a dream, Lady Gabrielle walks from the mist and into Viscount Brentwood’s arms. Within moments, he’s embroiled in more scandal than he ever thought possible…

Can sink even a perfect gentleman…
Beautiful, clever, and courageous, Lady Gabrielle needs Brent’s help to get out of a seriously bad situation. But the more she gets to know him, the worse she feels about ruining his life…

Enter the unforgettable world of Amelia Grey’s sparkling Regency London, where a single encounter may have devastating consequences for a gentleman and a lady… 

Winner of the Booksellers Best Award and the Romantic Times Award for Love and Laughter, Amelia Grey’s books have sold in Europe, Russia and China. Married for over thirty-five years to her high school sweetheart, she has lived in Alabama, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and now calls Panama City Beach, Florida, home. For more information please visit or email her at


  1. Thanks for the interview Amelia :D

    The twins, yay :D I am sure those two will get into a lot of trouble.

    I do have a question. Poor Lord Snellingly, will he ever find a silly woman to love him?

  2. I just wanted to say I enjoyed the interview and was reminded I need to catch up on my Tudors!! I so loved the first few seasons :D

  3. I LOVE the author's picks for the actors! Henry Cavill and Francois Arnaud are both so swoon-worthy. Especially Francois - I love his intensity in The Borgias!

  4. I am absolutely in love with historical romances right now, so this book sounds awesome! I haven't seen the Tudors yet, but I've been dying to watch it! Great interview and thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Good morning! I'm very happy to be here today at this fabulous site.

    Blodeuedd, I don't think I will ever give Lord Snellingly a woman because he is so much fun just as he is. A woman might make him settle down!

    Leontine, you have a beautiful name. I've only known one other person with that name. And YES you need to finish the Tudors! I rate it among my favorite of all time.

    Misha, I love Francious' intensity too and Cavill was just so hot!

    Jessica, you have a treat coming if you watch the Tudors, and I'm so glad you love historicals. Stay that way!


  6. I love Henry Cavill! He would be a fabulous choice and that would be a movie I would very much want to see:) Thanks so much for the giveaway too!

  7. Great interview :) Henry Cavill is awesome!
    (No need to enter me)

  8. Great interview! Love you sweetie. Keep them coming, okay?

    Best of luck and see you soon, I hope.


  9. I've been in love with Henry Cavill since watching him in The Count of Monte Cristo. Yum!

    I can imagine it's hard to chose a fav among your characters when you created them and love them so much.

    Awesome interview and giveaway! Thanks,
    missie at

  10. I adore the Tudors and Henry Cavill. Did you know he's going to play Superman in the new movie? - Yay! I'll have to go check out The Borgias! The Regency period is awesome. This book sounds like so much fun.

  11. I love all animals but am definitely a cat person. I have two!

    Great actor picks!

    mk261274 at gmail dot com

  12. Thanks Leontine!
    I only watch the first ep :/

    I loved what I saw when I browsed by Tudors one time, yum ;) And that hunky guy from Borgias, yes too

    Hi Jessica
    Thanks for stopping by and glad to hear you love HR at the moment. They always make me happy

    Hihi, I would certainly see that movie too!

    Jenny Girl
    I think that should have been my little question at the end, who loves Cavill? Lol

    Hi Sharon :)
    Btw, that new cover for your book was so pretty :D

    I did not know he was in that movie...pretty sure I have watched the recent ones too. But then it was before I knew who he was

    Cavill as superman, yes I did squee when I heard. Who would not. I have to see that movie

    Yay another cat person, I love them too

  13. Amelia
    Lol, I do understand that ;) I do like him just as he is. Though I do feel a bit sorry for the poor man too, with his horrible poetry and all.

  14. Oh I love the casting!! I need to read this now with Henry in mind! :D

    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

  15. Jenny, do you know of anything Cavill has played in other than the Tudors. I would rent it if I knew.

    Jenny Girl, you are right on!

    Sharon, from my heart to yours!

    Missie, you just gave me a movie I can go watch. Thanks! I am so hooked on that guy.

    Alyssa, oh wow! I had no idea he was going to be the new Superman! I am thrilled. Thanks for letting me know.

    Melissa, I have a lot of friends who have cats and they absolutely adore them.

    Blodeuedd, since you like Lord Snellingly just wait until "A Gentleman Says "I Do" (title subject to change) comes out next spring. More dreadful poetry is coming! :-)


  16. Please enter me in the draw!

    Not that I don't think dogs are great - I'm a huge animal lover - but I have a soft spot for cats. I have three - two are rescues (one was a feral and the other a stray) and the other was adopted from the humane society on her final day before she was going to be put to sleep!

    My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. I am a cat person. Thanks for the giveaway!


  18. I love to learn tidbits about authors. Looking forward to my first Amelia Grey books.

    PS: I love dogs and cats!


  19. Amelia
    Yay, I can't wait for more horrid poetry, lol. Suddenly he really is the one that stands out in these books for me. ..not in a romantic way though ;D he is just a fun side character. I love those.

  20. Love Henry Cavill too and I'd pretty much watch anything that he's in. For historical romances, the regency period is one of my favorites to read so will have to check out one of Amelia's books.

  21. Melissa, I had him in mind the whole time I wrote the book! :-)

    Darlene, cats are wonderful, too. Thank you for saving one!

    Margaret, my mother's name, so have a fondness for it.

    Nise, I hope you enjoy my books!

    Blodeuedd, I understand completely what you mean. He has been a fun character to write about. Most everyone in the ton fancied themselves a poet back then.

    Jenny, Henry has been a big hit on this blog and I think that is great. I didn't know if anyone would even know who he was.


  22. I enjoyed the interview and A Gentleman Never Tells sounds like a great book. I love animals, but I'm definitely a cat person.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  23. Great interview - and great answers. Sounds like a fun read. And, dispite having two cats and only one dog - definitely dogs. Big ones!

  24. She sounds like a girly-girl after my own heart! Fabulous interview :)

  25. I love romance novels including historical and I love cats. Please enter me in contest.

  26. Ohh, I like the idea of featuring a set of twins in your books. I find it fascinating the way twins can be so alike, yet so different. Looking forward to reading the book.

    jen at delux dot com

  27. When it comes to a pet that lives in our home, I am a cat person. I really love dogs, but we live in OK and get extreme temps, and I DO NOT like walking a dog in the summer or winter, LOL:)

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

  28. Ooh i'm all excited over the twins! Those are sure to be excellent books!

    As far as being a dog or cat person, I lean more towards cats. But I have a soft spot in my heart for all animals. Whenever I get asked if I'd like a new pet my response is, "My husband says I can't bring home any more critters." (which he really does say, lol). We've had a dog, two cats, a turtle, a rabbit, and two hermit crabs so far. My children seem to have inherited the animal lover side of me!

    Thank you for the giveaway!


  29. Sorry I never got back last night, ladies, but you know how hectic it can get around dinner time. Thank you all for stopping by and one more time, thank you, Blodeuedd for having me. This is a GREAT site!

  30. Great interview, it really sparked my interest in this series! Not eligible in the contest.

  31. I love interviews that give you insight into the author and her writing, and this was definitely a good one! I am a dog person who likes cats a lot! Does that make sense? Well, it works for me! I really cannot wait to read this book - it sounds like a really good one:)

    Thanks for a great interview and an awesome giveaway:)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  32. Melissa
    I know, awesome casting :D

    Good that you took in that stray and rescued that poor kitty! So sad. I do love all animals

    Same as me

    I hope you get to read one soon

    Mine fav period too, must be all that Austen BBC drama I have seen

    Cats rule ;)

    Carrie :)

    Ohh big ones too, they look scary


    Thanks for stopping by

    I can't wait to see what happens in those books too

    I hear you. I would not walk a dog in this horrid Finnish weather

    Lol, I do hope you bring in more critters ;)

    I am glad it did

    It does :D

  33. Awww thanks!
    Thanks for stopping by Amelia :) I have a dash of scandal by you to read soon and I can't wait.

    And yay more Lord Snellingly poems, lol

  34. No need to enter me. I just wanted to pop in and say how much I enjoyed the interview. The novel sounds great but I'm overloaded with books as it is. I love The Tudors series as well - it is fantastic!

  35. I have entered a couple of different giveaways hoping to win a copy of this book. I would love the chance to read this book. I am always looking for new authors to read.

  36. Thanks for the interview and giveaway! Would love to win this :)


  37. Great interview!

    I am definitely a dog person, although I love cats as well. I would love to have my own pet one :) I know there is a cute dog in "A Gentleman Never Tells" which to me makes a great story even better. It's a little touch I always appreciate in books.


  38. Love titled men of that time, She is right something powerfully sexy.

  39. very nice interview! A Gentleman Never Tells sounds like the perfect summer read.

  40. I am a dog person... very much a dog ... :)

    Thank you for making this open to CANADA! Loved the interview and love my historical romance even more :)


    Good luck everyone :)

  41. Thanks everyone for stopping by!! ANd good luck :D

  42. Nice interview! I LOVE historical romances!! This one goes to my TBR list! I love both! Cats and dogs, they look so cute when they play together!! Thanks!!


  43. OMG! historical novels are my favoriteeee! I'm a doggie person!!

  44. Although I like puppies, I am less impressed with adult dogs. It's too much like having another kid in the house. So I'm definitely a cat person. They snuggle and then they leave. ;)

    catherine.n.morgan @



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