Want a chuckle?  The Old Spice guy is back! Help, I’ve fallen captive to his striking brown eyes and I can’t get free…

He’s Baaa-aack!

So as I’m adding books to my new Book Crawler app, I’m also adding yet-to-be-released books that I want to buy/read. Believe it or not, I tend to rely on my friends to keep me in the loop when it comes to other authors’ book releases. I’ve added Jaci Burton’s  […]

Help needed for my To-Be-Bought list

Wererabbit, you won the 2011 Toronto Firefighter Calendar contest last week. I sent you an email but haven’t heard back from you.  (You may want to check your spam box.)  If you could sent me an email to leah (DOT) braemel (AT) gmail (DOT) com with your snail mail address […]

Calling Wererabbit

Wererabbit Contest notes: Each entrant who correctly responded with five differences was added to my spreadsheet and assigned a number in the order their entry was received. (I received 22 entries, by the way.)  I ran those numbers through random.org’s sequence generator to determine the winner — Wererabbit.  I will […]

Winner of the 2011 Toronto Firefighter Calendar

My reading habits have changed over the years: this year was definitely the year of the contemporary. Since it’s that time of year for reflection, I’ve looked back at some of my favorite books I’ve read. Thanks to suggestions on Twitter (I love being exposed to new-to-me authors through the […]

Favorite Reads of 2010

My friend Vivian Arend is trying to keep the spirit of Christmas this year on her blog with her 12 Days of Giving posts.  Today she’s encouraging people to call someone and let them know you appreciate them.  As part of it, she’s giving away copies of books written by […]

Give a hug

It’s my second annual “Spot the Differences” contest.  The prize is the 2011 edition of the Toronto Firefighter calendar — the proceeds of the sales of the calendars support Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. (Princess Margaret Hospital is one of the premier cancer hospitals in the world.) They don’t ship […]

Want to win a fireman? Or twelve?

It’s been a rough November dealing with Curly’s pneumonia, Mom’s stroke, and Gizmo Guy’s neuropathy tests. So, knowing I was stressed out, Gizmo Guy sent me this joke and I figured I’d share it with you: God: Men, what car you get in Heaven will depend on how faithful you […]

A joke from Gizmo Guy

Back in October, Tina Gerow, who also writes as Cassie Ryan, was on my blog talking about her book Seducing the Succubus. I’m sad to say that Tina is currently in hospital after undergoing repeated brain surgeries to treat something called Arterial Venus Malformation.  She is in need of your […]

Weekend Round-Up

Meet Gina Gordon Your significant other will be home any minute. Dinner is made, the children have been shipped off to a safe place, the table is set, the music is playing and the lights are dim. There’s only one thing missing….where’s the sexy? I’ve come to the conclusion that […]

Gina Gordon: What makes you feel sexy?

I woke up this morning to the thermometer in negative numbers and frost coating the grass and the cars for the first time this fall. It shouldn’t surprise me. After all, it snowed for the first time yesterday. And so begins our Canadian winter…six months of cold weather when I […]

How do I know it’s November?