Some of you may have seen me post this over on Twitter and Facebook yesterday but I didn’t want to horn in on Barbara’s post … I woke up yesterday morning to find a lovely 5 Cherry review of Personal Protection had been posted on The Long and Short of It’s Whipped Cream site. It made my day to see phrases like: “incredible characters that are not only well developed, but absolutely hilarious, an intriguing whodunit plot that will keep you guessing, and a whole lot of mind blowing sex” and “Leah Braemel writes some of the best dialogue out there.”
I have to admit it’s also a little intimidating because now I’m thinking “OMG what if I can’t follow that up? What if my current work-in-progress sucks?”
Congratulations to my friend and fellow Samhain author, Vivian Arend, who announced yesterday that she’s been offered a contract by her Samhain editor for the next installment in her Wolf series. Vivian’s debut story, Wolf Signs, was a runaway best seller when it came out earlier this year. The second in the series, Wolf Flight, comes out later this month. (Viv will be guest blogging here on the 28th, so don’t miss it. I love the warning on this book: Warning: Contains nasty Alphas, secret Omegas and werewolves acting raunchy on the dance floor. Sarcasm, wilderness cabins and hot nookie back by popular demand.)
Congratulations also go to my youngest son, Curly. Today he “officially” graduates from high school. This evening they put the cap and gown on him, and hand him the diploma he earned last June. (He’s still going to school every day, voluntarily taking an extra year in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.) I imagine that tomorrow, you’ll be subjected to photos of him all dudded up, beside his very proud Mom and Dad.
The picture to the left is how he looks now, but I’ll always think of him as this little curly-headed fellow. (And yes, he’s still serious about his golfing – he was darned good at it then, and he’s even better now.)
Congratulations, Curly. We are proud of you!