Promo and Q&A with Amelia Grey on How to Train Your Earl
Thank your for having me at Romance Reviews today. I’m delighted to be here with you and your readers.
1. Tell us about your newest release.
How To Train Your Earl is the third book in my First Comes Love series. Brina Feld lost her husband to the tragic sinking of the Salty Dove. Now, five years later, Brina has settled into a genteel and happy life helping the less fortunate of Society and has no need of a man in her life until the rakish Zane Blacknight returns to London and sets his eyes on her. He’s not the kind of man she expected to awaken her passionate desires, but the instant her gaze falls on his, she feels the ground shake and knows a man who is known for breaking hearts, is going to battle for her own.
After an extended absence, Zane arrives back in London as the new Earl of Blacknight. He was never supposed to inherit the earldom so Zane has little reason to be respectable or dutiful to a family that considers him the black sheep of the family. Card games that ended badly, duels that should have never been fought, and a few displays of misconduct have been more common in Zane’s life than Sunday afternoon rides in Hyde Park with a lovely miss.
But then Zane catches sight of the self-sufficient and, from what he’s heard, saintly, Mrs. Brina Feld. Zane knows he wants her for his own and will do whatever it takes to win her heart. Even if she swears she’ll never marry again.
2. What was your favorite scene?
I have to say it’s the first scene in the book. It’s such fun. I won’t be giving away too much to say that the heroine is at a masked ball and trying to get away from an amorous stranger so she hurries into a room and locks the door. Thinking she’s safe, turn and find there is a man dressed only in white shirt and trousers. She’s might not be safe after all. But then the man says, “Come untie me,” and she realizes he’s actually tied to a chair.
3. Do you have any interesting writing quirks or rituals?
Not many. I do like to get emails answered in the mornings before I start writing. I’m not the kind of person who can write if the tv is on or music is playing. I’ll find myself listening to whatever is going on. I work best in a quiet atmosphere. Usually, I scribble each scene out by hand and then I take it to the computer to flesh it out.
4. What authors or friends have influenced you in helping you become a writer?
Early in my career a friend who wrote for Harlequin was very generous helpful with her time. Sadly, Diedre Martin is no longer with us, but I remember her well. We were both living in Connecticut and took me to my first Romantic Times conference in NYC and I have been hooked on writing ever since.
5. What does your family think about your career as a published author?
They love it. My husband is my biggest fan. He doesn’t mind picking up dinner or helping in the kitchen if I need to work late. He loves to tell people to go to ameliagrey.com to read about my latest book.
6. Besides writing, what other interests do you have?
Traveling—which has been restricted the past year because of the pandemic. It’s something my husband and I both enjoy and we’ve missed seeing the world outside our own little community. We’ve been to Africa, Dubai, Australia and many countries in between. We are looking forward to the time we can travel safely again.
7. Can you tell us what is coming up next for you?
I’m excited to tell you about an anthology I’m participating in with fabulous authors Suzanne Enoch and Anna Bennett. It’s titled Kissing Under the Mistletoe and my story is Christmas At Dewberry Hollow. The story is sexy, sweet and charming. It takes place at an inn with some terrific supporting characters. It’s set to be released September 28.
8. How can readers connect with you online?
The best way is AmeliaGreyBooks@Facebook.com. I try to post something most days. I hold a Friday Fun Day question each week and give away my own books and other books by my publisher. Readers love that. If you want to know more about me and my writing career you can go to my website at ameliagrey.com. I love to hear from readers and answer questions. They can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And I have a newsletter I try to get out once a month but sometimes it’s longer. I’ve love for you to sign up for it at: https://madmimi.com/signups/214982/join
About the book:
Brina Feld has
settled into a life devoted to helping others since the sinking of the Salty
Dove left her widowed. She has no need for a man in her contented life. But
when the notorious and handsome Lord Blacknight returns and awakens her
desires, her peace and serenity vanish. If she agrees to an alliance with him,
she knows she will have to battle her heart to keep from being snared under his
Zane, the Earl of Blacknight, was never supposed to inherit the earldom, so he didn’t much care to lead a respectable life before then. Fistfights, card games, and drinking are the order of the day. Now he’s determined to change his rakish ways and he knows the proper lady who can help him. There’s just one problem: He's already bet he’ll win her hand before the Season is over. With her resolve to out-scheme him, how can he show her that his love is true?