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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

What Makes My Heart Beat Faster by Amelia Grey - Guest Post & Giveaway

About Amelia Grey

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Amelia Grey read her first romance book when she was thirteen and she's been a devoted reader of love stories ever since. Her awards include the Booksellers Best, Aspen Gold, and the Golden Quill.

Writing as Gloria Dale Skinner, she won the coveted Romantic Times Award for Love and Laughter and the prestigious Maggie Award. Her books have sold to many countries in Europe, Indonesia, Turkey, Russia, and most recently to Japan. Several of her books have also been featured in Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs.

Amelia is the author of twenty-five books. She's been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over thirty-five years and she lives on the beautiful gulf coast of Northwest Florida. Her first book with St. Martin's was The Duke in My Bed.

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What makes my heart beat faster 
Guest post by Amelia Grey

Good morning everyone!

I’m Amelia Grey, author of over fifteen Regency romances I describe my books as delightfully fun and wonderfully sensual. I make my heroes handsome, my heroines strong, the dialogue witty, and their romance sexy. Dear Readers,

It may be summer warm in Florida, but it feels like Christmas to me! I’m hearing jingle bells and ho, ho, ho. There’s a hint of cedar, pine, and wood smoke drifting through the air. Houses are decorated with the welcoming warmth of colorful shades of autumn which will soon turn to Christmas lights, and it’s the perfect time to tell you about my two Christmas novellas: The Duke and Miss Christmas and Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis.

I hope you’ll go to your favorite e-retailer and check them out. But before you do, today I want to give you three reasons why I love Regency romance books, and I’m hoping by the end of this blog you will love them, too. So without further ado, here they are.

Amelia Grey’s top three reasons for loving Regency Romance Books:

Reason 1:

The time period is fabulously sexy because men were gentlemen and women were ladies. A lady’s clothing was stunning and delicate. Soft cotton chemises, sheer and wispy lace gowns, silk stockings, and jeweled combs to hold their chignons in place. Men cloaked themselves first in honor and then their perfectly tied neckcloths, cutaway coats, and Hessian boots that were polished to a sexy gleam, while slowly sipping a glass of brandy from the finest crystal snifter. Setting the scene and atmosphere are important to me whether I’m writing or reading. 

Reason 2:

The love scene in a Regency is like silk and satin, a falling of clothes so gentle and grand it's like the reader is a part of the fabric that ties the scene together. There’s a definite feeling in a Regency when the hero and heroine succumb to the moment they know they must be together. There’s no greater element of sensuality and romance as that moment we've been waiting for as our hero finally touches our heroine. 

Reason 3:

The intricate dance of manners expressed in a Regency are not born but taught and very romantic. Think of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. My goodness, the sexuality sizzles as they perform the maneuvers in keeping impeccable decorum. The reader is sitting at the edge of her seat waiting for Mr. Darcy to please brush his thumb against her wrist and hold her waist just a little tighter. But alas, his gallant manners are perfect. Our desire to keep reading in the hopes one of them will fall short and embrace the other are what makes us breathless!

To find out more about me and my books please check out my website or Facebook page listed below. Don’t forget to check out my Christmas novellas: The Duke and Miss Christmas and Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis.

The first book in my new series Wickedly Wonderful Widows will be out June 2019. Please watch for THE EARL NEXT DOOR.

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Three very lucky readers of With Love for Books will receive a book of choice by Amelia Grey (winner’s choice).

The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.


  1. Wow, you are a very prolific writer to have already published 25 books. I wouldn't even manage to have enough ideas for one let alone so many. :-)

  2. I completely agree with your three reasons to love Regency Romance Books.

  3. Great guest post. I love Regency romance books too

  4. I love these romances, such beautiful reads.

  5. You have certainly must have a vivid imagination to have written so many books. I agree, Regency romances are awesome!

  6. I love historical romances and finding new authors who write them <3 Thank you for the chance :)

  7. I love historical romances. Thanks so much!

  8. I love Regency Romance books too. Great reasons.

  9. Looking forward to the new series.

  10. Hello Amelia, You are a new-to-me author. I enjoy historical romance. Your books sound wonderful!

  11. I love how Amelia speaks so passionately about her writing, it makes me want to read her books.

  12. Many thanks for the great guest post!

  13. I'm newbie. But not for long. These books sounds absolutely wonderful.

  14. I love all the period details in historical romances.

  15. I would love to read one of your books

  16. i havent read any of these books but id love to!!

  17. The clothes and the manners are a very large part of why I love Regency romances, too.

  18. Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

  19. Oh I love reading the historical romances! Have to say they are one of my favorites!

  20. You did it! Your post has made me want Regency Romance Books to read. All the best with all your books (25? Wow) and thank you for the giveaway.

  21. "The intricate dance of manners ...". What a perfect description of the underlying sexual tension between the main characters!