I’m over at Everybody Needs a Little Romance today, talking about a few things that happened over the past months, and mentioning that I’m starting to question where I am in the pecking order in my house. (Hint: I’m not at the top. I think that’s the cat.)

Where do I rank around here?

Yes, it’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada this weekend. For the first time, because of their schedules, neither of our sons will be home at the same time so we can have dinner together as a family. 🙁 So we’ve decided that in order to have our special time with both, […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Miranda over at Joyfully Reviewed gave Hidden Heat a lovely review. Here’s a little snippet, but go over to the review to read more: Hidden Heat is plump with sexual tension and thrilling drama. Leah Braemel keeps her Hauberk Protection series hot with another exciting couple and edge of your seat plotting. ~ […]

New Review for Hidden Heat, and more on Seamus and ...

Turtle is the newest member of the Braemel household.  We adopted him yesterday from a rescue group where he’s been looking for a home for over two years, almost his entire life. Why is he called Turtle? Because of his coloring. He has this neat almost black stripe down his […]

Meet Turtle

To give you an insight into the way my brain is hopping around today, here’s some of the things I’m pondering. Yes, it’s the next installment of Pinky’s POV* time! 1. I read. Gizmo Guy reads. Curly sometimes reads. Therefore our house is filled with books. There are book shelves […]


A while back I mentioned that we’d gotten Seamus trimmed and I promised to post pictures but it got buried beneath my deadlines. So here he is … the old versus the new: This is him when he’s begging for attention while I’m working at my desk. Hmm, that doesn’t […]

He has eyes!

It’s been one of those days and it’s not yet 2 p.m. I’m working on two deadlines, one tomorrow, one for the end of the month, for two different books for two different publishers. So I’ve been repeating my “I’m on a deadline, do not disturb me on pain of […]

Shaking my fist at Mondays or we should have got ...

This photograph of Seamus cracks me up — it’s now the background of the lockscreen on my iPad and I figured it was too funny not to share here…

Seamus Sunday

How the heck did it get to be Friday already? I seriously went through Wednesday thinking it was Tuesday — I didn’t discover my mistake until Thursday morning when Gizmo Guy set me straight. In addition to promoting Private Property, updating my website (I added a Hauberk Primer page), and […]

End of the Week round-up and some BSP

Phew, after a much tighter deadline than normal, I finally finished my edits and sent them winging their way back to my editor.  Which normally means the pressure is off. Except I have a super sekrit project that also comes with a deadline that I have to work on next. […]

Are You Out There, World?

Although Seamus figured how to go upstairs shortly after we got him, he still has to figure out how to go downstairs. We’ve tried putting his favorite dried liver treats on each stair, and placing his front feet on the stair and trying to show him how to put his […]

Descending Mountains. Pig style.