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So here’s an interesting twist– Leah Braemel is a fellow Canadian–and even though she lives out east in Ontario, and I’m nearly dipping my toes in the Pacific, we spend a fair bit of time together online. Thank you LORD for the internet!!

We’re both tried and true pantsers–ie  we start writing and see where the story takes us. Well, that is we WERE pantsers until we started chatting and poking and prodding each other, and we’re now coming up with new ways to get the stories down on paper for you to enjoy. We’re calling it plotsing. 😀 We still get to go wild at times, but we’re trying to at least cut off a few of the bunnytrails that can distract us.

So why share that with you? Couple reasons. One, Leah has a new story out tomorrow. I got to see the progress as she worked this into a full story.

And interestingly enough, I also have a book out tomorrow! Lovely coincidence.

When we talked about doing a little promo, she was pretty blogged out, so I decided to interview her instead. Actually, we went to Chat and I’m copying and pasting parts. Ready? No…no you’re not 😉



okay, diving into something…

Leah: ok


me: tell me your first response to the following—

funny girl

Leah: Barbra Streisand

me: that wasn’t a question


Leah: you said to tell you my first response to the following

me: giggle. I need more coffeeeeeeeee

Leah: I’m cutting down today, need sleeeeeep

okay, anyway, dive away, I’ll behave. Sorta

*how do you take your coffee*

and through an IV is totally an answer…

Leah: liquid creamer (flavored) and a spoonful of Splenda (I’m not allowed milk or any dairy products in the morning, nor am I allowed soya, so no dry creamer, so I have to buy the expensive bottles of liquid creamer) and no sugar allowed either 🙁 I only recently started drinking coffee because of the no-milk issue, used to be a tea granny but can’t stand tea without milk and I have this big 16 ounce mug with kitty cats on it. I go through three of them usually in a morning

me: tea with milk?


Leah: the first one is pretty much inhaled

me: you need better teas

Leah: hey, English parents here. milk in the tea. Although I can take tea with honey and lemon, it’s okay, but not all the time

me: (oops–sorry, forgot the British influence…)

Leah: LOVE English or Irish breakfast tea — best over in England. Think it’s something in their water, cuz i bought some over there and brought it home. Not the same

me: double bergamot English breakfast is GOOD

Leah: don’t like Earl Grey shudder like drinking perfume

like oolong

me: sooo funny how all our taste buds are different…onward

*favorite breakfast*

Leah: banana bread french toast

me: *colour for a heroes eyes*

Leah: grey

me: go Canadian spelling!!

*most mispelt or typoed words*

Leah: form instead of from

thign instead of thing

*colour of the walls in the room you usually work in*

Leah: white — I REALLY want to paint them, but it’s Gizmo Guy’s office and I’m waiting until Guitar Hero moves out and then I’ll probably paint his room hunter green and work up there

me: lol

*three places in Texas*

Leah: Arlington, Cleburne, and Fort Worth

me: *where you’d like to go for a short getaway*

Leah: BANFFF!!!!!

long, short, I don’t care, I want to go back there

me: LOL!! *where would you go if you had 3+ months?*

Leah: England

me: which part?

(hint, it’s BIG!)

Leah: everywhere in England — I’d start in York, then hit the Cotswolds, then leave England and head to Wales

*worst time waster as an author*

Leah: Mahjong

me: lol


Leah: came with the computer, part of Windows Media Center

*fill in the next thing that happens–give me three different options–hero walks around corner of room and find heroine is…*

Leah: wrestling with some repair on her car

under her desk hooking up some new device to her computer

trying on lingerie

me: love your list!!

Leah: (she’s not trying to repair her car while trying on lingerie though)

*one of your favorite scenes in TT*

Leah: There’s a love scene towards the end that I really like, it hints at something more between Dillon and Brett but leaves it to the readers’ imagination

Leah: and the “dinner scene” where they go to visit Dillon’s family and Dillon’s grandmother guides the conversation — she’s the type of old lady I plan on being


That was fun…like most of our conversations! Need to know a little more about Texas Tangle? Here’s the blurb, and tomorrow the book goes live over at Carina. I hope you take a minute to check this out. 😀 Cowboys, menages. What’s not to love?


Thanks to her cheating ex-husband and her thieving brother, all horse breeder Nikki Kimball has left is a bruised heart, an overdrawn bank account and an empty home. When sex-on-legs Dillon Barnett and his brooding foster-brother Brett Anderson start showing more than just neighborly attention, Nikki is intrigued…and a little gun-shy.

Dillon and Brett have a history; back in high school, the two friends fought a bitter battle over Nikki. Now, ten years later, Brett still longs to be the man in Nikki’s life, but he’s determined to stand back and let Dillon win Nikki’s heart.

Society says Nikki must choose between the two men she loves. Is Nikki strong enough to break all the rules in order to find happiness?


Carina’s website
Leah’s Website and Blog
A place to buy really great Earl Grey Tea (sorry Leah…)

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Maria D.
Maria D.
11 years ago

I can’t wait for both your book and Leah’s to go live tomorrow!

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