I’ve gathered some questions I’ve received from emails and interviews and listed them here…don’t hesitate to ask me if you have other questions.
1. How do you pronounce your name?
Lee-ah. Oh, you mean my last name. Bray-mel, with the emphasis on the ‘mel’.
2. I don’t own an ereading device; how do I read your books?
Funny you should ask, I just happen to have written a post about that. Go to this page to read about the various ways you can read my ebooks.
3. You’re a Canadian, but your stories are set in the States. Will you ever write a story set in Canada?
Since I was first asked this, I’ve written an erotic novella called I NEED YOU FOR CHRISTMAS that’s set right here in Ontario — in fact in the area where I grew up in Central Ontario, an area known as the Haliburton Highlands (it’s cottage country). The heroine is a Mountie and there are lots of other Canadianisms in it. I loved writing it because I didn’t have to keep checking my dialogue and narrative the way I do when I write Americans. Of course I still had to make it friendly to those who aren’t used to the metric system, so there is still reference to feet and pounds where we use centimeters and grams. You can purchase either on its own, or as part of Carina Press’ Red Hot Holiday anthology.
I also have a freebie story Cherry Cottage that is set in Niagara Falls, but that’s it so far. I’d love to set another story somewhere in Canada one day, but perhaps because I live here I don’t find it as fascinating as “exotic” locations such as Texas.
4. I just read Texas Tangle and loved it…I took it there was more going on with Brett and Dillon than they both realized. Just wondering.
LOL, I left that completely up to the reader to decide.
5. Come on, that’s a cop out — what’s the real scoop about those two?
When you first meet Dillon, he comes across the confident one, the player. But as you get to see the two of them in action, and especially once the two of them begin interacting with Nikki, you’ll come to realize that Brett is the one who is more experienced, who has tried things Dillon never has despite all his talk. Okay, so I’m still not answering your question, am I? All right, admittedly, while I was writing Texas Tangle, I did toy with the idea that perhaps the fight they had when they were in their teens was out of jealousy, that perhaps Dillon wasn’t jealous that Brett kissed Nikki, but that Nikki kissed Brett. But when it came to writing them as having some latent feelings, it just wasn’t coming out properly so I decided to leave that to the readers’ imagination. It was one of those issues that might be addressed as they settle into the relationship, but that’s for the future, and one place where they shut the bedroom door on me.
6. In Texas Tangle Dillon asked Brett “You’re not gonna want to cross swords, are you?” What does that mean?
It’s a euphemism for two guys letting their dangly bits touch.
7. Will I have to have read Perfect Proposal to understand Hidden Heat or any future books?
No. Perfect Proposal is a follow-up, an epilogue of sorts, to Personal Protection. I loved Sam and Rosie so much I wanted them to finally have their HEA, but I didn’t want to divert attention from the heroes and heroines in the other books to revisit them. But if you’ve read Personal Protection, you may want to read Perfect Proposal to see what happened to Sam and Rosie after they finally get together.
8. What is the chronological order of the Hauberk series, including the short stories?
- First Night — a short story you can download for free as a PDF or read online. It’s a single chapter snapshot into how Mark and Jodi’s affair began.
- Private Property (Mark and Jodi’s story, introduces Sam)
- Personal Protection (Sam and Rosie’s story)
- Deliberate Deceptions (Chad and Lauren’s story)
- Perfect Proposal (Sam proposes to Rosie–refers to events in Deliberate Deceptions)
- Hidden Heat (Troy and Sandy’s story)
9. How long will the Hauberk series be?
Originally I’d planned for the series to be five, possibly six books long, ending with Scott’s story. But writing is also a business and I’ve had to make the tough decision to put it on hold while I write the Bull’s Hollow series.
If you like the Hauberk series, and wish it to continue, please let me know through the contact form. I’d love to write one more book in the series, but it really does depend on whether anyone is waiting to read it.
10. I love Texas Tangle but will it ever be available in print?
At the time Texas Tangle was released, Carina Press was digital-only. While they’ve since begun to print some of their full length books, I don’t know of any plans (yet) to print Texas Tangle.
11. Why is Private Deceptions out in print but not available in digital format?
Both stories in Private Deceptions are available in digital, and have been for several years. Samhain’s policy is that a book over 50,000 words goes to print a year after it is released digitally. Since neither Private Property nor Deliberate Deceptions meet that quota, they would only be available in digital format. So after Deliberate Deceptions came out, I asked my editor if Samhain could combine the two shorter books as an anthology so readers could own the entire series in print. Hidden Heat, book 4, will be available in print April 2013.