Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Welcome Author Lee Brazil Today/Contest

Contest Information: Lee is giving away to one lucky person one of the following:  Reader's choice of: The Librarian, LovingJacob, or Word Play in ebook format only. Leave a comment with your email address (this is in case you win we have a way to contact you) today. Winner will be announced on this post Thursday Jan. 26th. 

To get us startedcan you tell us a little about what you are working on or have coming out?

Right now, I'mworking on the fifth book in the Truth or Dare series, it's about Arden's brother, Bastian and her secretary,Rick. The fourth book in the series is the story of the fourth Blake brother,Dan Blake. It's called Taking the Dare and it will be released on February 3rdfrom Breathless Press.

 If someone hasn't read any of your work,what book would you recommend that they start with and why?
I'd recommendstarting with Keeping House. I think it strikes the right notes, humor,romance, and fantasy. It is lighthearted, easy reading to while away an hour orso. 

Ifyou could entertain a character from a book, who would it be and what would theevening be like?
Hmmm...I'd invite Athos, of Dumas's The Three Musketeers, for anight of wine, stargazing and conversation. I always felt his was the most interestingcharacter of the four, you know?

What would you say is yourinteresting writing quirk?
I'm addicted toellipses.  I put them in everywhere andhave to edit them out before I send my manuscripts on to my editor.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
Ummm...whileresearching for Giving Up, book three of the Truth or Dare series, I learnedthat some people name their toys. I didn't believe it at first, so I confirmedit with some friends in the Story Orgy, and they said it is indeed true.

Ifyou had a reporter follow you around for the day, what would the readers get tosee in your daily schedule? 
Huh.  Average day:
I get up at five, make and drink coffee, watch the sun come up,write, Facebook. Do household stuff, read, bake, and write some more. I playwith my cat and my dog, walk in the woods or in the spring and summer, garden.Most nights, I'm in bed by ten.

Whatdoes your workstation look like?
It's in my kitchen, because I bake when the characters aredisobedient. The ingredients pretty much always do what I say, the charactersnot so much. I have a desk with a printer and a desktop computer because I donot like lap tops. There's a shelf of reference books. It's all pretty neat,I’m kind of OCD about my desk space.
Areyou the type of individual who gets weepy at the end of a good movie, or a sadmovie, or do you just stay neutral through it all? 
Ummm... I don't cry at movies. Possibly because I don't actuallywatch very many that are tear worthy.  Welike action/adventure and comedy flicks.

What are you working on now?

Right now, I'mwriting a new contemporary romance, the 5th book in my Truth or Dareseries. It's an m/m romance about Arden's brother and her secretary.

Where can readers find you onthe web?

I'm around these placesusually-

Lee on Twitter @leebrazil

For fun:

What is your favorite pizza?

I like a thickdoughy crust, light sauce, good cheese, mushrooms, bell peppers, olives,onions, and Roma tomatoes.

What is one thing scientistsshould invent?

A coffee machinethat teleports coffee into your hand wherever you are.  What? I’m serious.

Are you a morning person or anight person?

I am mostdefinitely a morning person. I find that the sunrise inspires me. It purifiesmy thoughts and grounds me in the here and now. No point worrying aboutyesterday, it's gone, no point worrying about tomorrow, it's not here. What youhave is a day before that is full of potential, full of possibility. Make of itwhat you will.

When you looked in the mirrorthis morning, what was the first thing you thought?

Whoa...I stillhaven't gotten up the guts to look in the mirror yet this morning.

Anything else you would liketo add?

Thank you for having me onthe blog today! I appreciate the opportunity.

The Librarian
Valentine Michaels has just taken a vow of celibacy. AdrianGrey intends to take full advantage of that vow to re-create his relationshipwith Val.
Val is at a crossroads in his life. A college dropout, he'sgone as far as he can in his career as a cosmetologist, owning his own stylesalon. He no longer finds satisfaction in it, though he's put years intoproving to his bigoted parents that a college degree and the veneer ofstraightness aren't the only roads to success. They'd turned their backs on him,and he proved he didn't need them to make it.
His love life is no better than his working life. Hisrelationships always start with a bang and fizzle into boredom, or worse,anger.
Adrian has his own agenda forhelping Val: he's been in love with Val since they were freshmen. Theintervening years of listening to Val's gossip about his lovers andrelationships have taught Adrian just what it was he did wrong all those yearsago, and he thinks this time around he now knows exactly how to get—and keep—hisman.
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Lee Brazil said...

Thanks for having me on today!

Wicked said...

First comment? No way! Fantastic interview. First thing I read this morning, first smile of the day.

mswickedtruth at gmail.com

Jodi Olson said...

Great Interview Lee. It's always good to read more about you.

Cathy Brockman said...

Wow!!this is one of the best nterviews I have read in a while!!and with my favortie author!!


kyreadinggirl said...

I think it's cool that you're a morning person and get up to see the sun rise! I used to be that way, but now--after working night shift--I have been tempted too much to stay up late. I miss the sunrises! If I win, I'd love a copy of Loving Jacob!


Havan said...

Great interview! And if you could invent that coffee machine I'll be the first to buy it! :)

Aimee said...

Lee, as always, it's a pleasure to be allowed to see a glimpse inside the man behind the writing.

Thanks for taking the time. And when you find someone to invent THE coffeemaker...I'll buy one! LOL


desitheblonde said...

wow i love the book you have and would like to know if yew have any bookmark of them or covers i collect them i love to read and try to get at least 4 done week

Kiru Taye said...

Great interview, Lee. I love the mornings too. It's so great to start a new day refreshed and re-inspired.

As you know I'm a huge fan of Keeping House. The Librarian sounds fab. I look forward to reading it soon.

Loveless3173 said...

Really enjoyed the interview! :))

haha... I'm a bit OCD on my desk space too. I like always having it neat. If I see dust, I swear, I feel all ... bleh, and go on a cleaning binge. lol

Thanks for the contest! :D


Desirée Lee said...

Good luck on your new release!

I think Athos is an interesting choice of companion for conversation and stargazing. Though I think Porthos would be more fun to take for a night on the town.

I too would pay so much for that coffee maker you described. Alas, my talent is with crafting words, not inventions. We will have to wait.

Carpe Noctem,

Desirée Lee
Putting the Romance Back in Necromancy

Marissa said...

Great interview! And I'm so glad I'm not alone on ellipses... ;-)

forettarose@yahoo.com said...

Love truth or dare series!!!

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