Saturday, October 22, 2011

Deadly Secrets by LeeAnn Burke - Author Interview

I am pleased to host today's stop on LeeAnn Burke's Sizzling PR blog tour for her book Deadly Secrets. She is a fantastic author and her book looks amazing, check her out!

About the Author:

At the age of 12 Leeann put pen to paper and created stories. She finished her first and only short story within weeks. She kept on writing through high school, university and her first few dead end jobs. To this day she still has a pen and paper handy.

After 22 years of writing she finally got “the call”. The owner of LBF Books called to let me know she wanted to purchase DEADLY SECRETS. Her dream was finally coming true. She decided to give her dream more purpose by donating funds to the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) and to a Canadian organization that does Breast Cancer Research. DEADLY SECRETS is also a proud sponsor for ABCF.

Book Summary:

Philippe Lafrance is a well-known reclusive writer whose life is suddenly thrown upside down when the grandfather he never knew existed, dies. He investigates the reason and learns that his family has kept secrets from him. Deep, ugly secrets. Worse, a killer is murdering the men in his family. He discovers that his father, then his grandfather, were murdered by someone desperate to keep secrets buried.

Bereft, Roxanne St-Clair is left to manage a restaurant when the only person who ever mattered to her, her foster parent and mentor, is murdered. She puts her life on hold to find his killer and bring him to justice.

Thrown together by circumstance and a mutual goal, Philippe and Roxanne fight their attraction and team up to find the killer, bring him to justice and unearth the truth. To stay alive, they must keep one step ahead of the assassin in order to prevent him from killing his next target, Philippe.

Will they succeed in bringing to justice this killer before Philippe becomes his next victim? Will they be able to deal with the truth behind the deadly secrets?

Author Interview:

1. Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words.

Scary, inspiring and challenging

2. What is your favorite genre of literature?

That’s a hard one. It would depend on the mood I’m in when I’m reading which is why I have such a huge and eclectic book selection in my to be read pile.

3. At what point in your life did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

I can’t remember when I decided I wanted to be a writer per say, but I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have characters in my imagination telling me their stories.

4. What would you consider to be the best book you have ever read?

In the last few years I have a few, RILLA OF INGLESIDE by L M Montgomery, IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS by Wendy Markham and THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett

5. Why do you write for children instead of adults or vice-versa?

I don’t write for children at the moment.

6. Who would play you in a film of your life?

I’d love to say Sandra Bullock or Rachel McAdams.

7. What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer?

A good critique partner or someone you can brainstorm or bounce ideas off with. I’m lucky have had both in my career.

8. Do you enjoy giving interviews?

As long as I’m prepared and clear minded yep.

9. How much impact does your childhood have on your writing?

A bit, I first started putting pen to paper when I was 11 years old. So writing was part of my growing up and I wouldn’t change that for anything in the world.

10. What was the greatest thing you learned in school?

Routine and scheduling. I had part time jobs towards the end of high school and all through University. So in order to get everything done and done well I needed to be organized.

11. Do you admire your own work?

Not really, I am my own worst critic. I will always my writing to be better than it is no matter what.

12. Who else’s work do you admire?

I have always admired L. M. Montgomery. She was my first true favorite author. However as I meet more authors in different genres I find I respect a lot of them, but one that I respect the most is Hannah Howell. She is always available to her fans in person or emails. When you meet her you wouldn’t know how successful she truly is. Also she is a fountain of information and support for pre-published and new authors. She is what I want to be when I grow up as an author.

I’d like to thank Everyday Is An Adventure Book Blog for this wonderful interview. In honor of Breast Cancer month my publisher has discounted the ebook price for DEADLY SECRETS to $2.99, but the best part is that they will be donating an extra $1 from each copy sold to the American Breast Cancer Foundation ( They are also offering 25% off all their titles at the moment. So if you want to pick up a copy of my book please use the following promo code RevolvingBook123111. You can click HERE to purchase the book!



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