Saturday, October 8, 2011

Deadly Secrets by Lee Ann Burke-Interview:Sizzling PR Tour Stop

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?


Tell us about your current release.
My Current release is a romantic suspense that takes place in Montreal and Shawinigan and it’s called DEADLY SECRETS.

Who is your favorite author?
Lucy Maud Montgomery is my all time favourite author. I loved reading about Anne of Green Gables and then about Anne’s children.

When in the day/night do you write? How long per day?
I used to write all the time, but since taking over Lachesis Publishing with partners my schedule has changed and my writing time is limited. At the moment I write when I have the time which has been during lunch time, because the authors and Lachesis itself come first.

How do you describe your writing style?
I don’t’ know that I have a writing style per say. I tried my hand at different genre of writing and always found myself killing characters off even when they weren’t suppose to which is how I realized I was a romantic suspense author.

Do you use a pen name? If so, how did you come up with it?
I do use a pen name. Leeann is not my legal name, it’s a nickname that was given to me within twenty-four hours of being born. The reason being that my sister who was only 14 months old at the time couldn’t pronounce my name properly and kept calling me “Noonie”. My mother didn’t like that at all and decided to have her call me Leeann.

How do you develop your plots and your characters? Do you use any set formula?
I am not a plotter. I tried, but my characters wouldn’t stick to it. They have their own minds about how their story is suppose to be told.

What are you passionate about these days?
These days I’m passionate about giving back and the charity that is closest to my heart right now is Breast Cancer Research. I’m lucky, I haven’t had a problem with the disease, but I have lost two wonderful friends to it. So in their honor my publisher made it possible for my book to be an official sponsor of the American Breast Cancer Foundation and donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of my book to them. I am also donating all my royalties to Breast Cancer Research.

In honor of Breast Cancer Month my publisher is discounting the ebook for DEADLY SECRETS to $2.99 and will donate an extra $1 for each book sold. I am hoping they get to write a huge check at the end of the month. If your readers want to help they can pick up a copy HERE.


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.


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