Thursday, 30 May 2013

Lee and his musings...and a gentleman...

It's the Breathless Press Round Robin

Breathless Press Round Robin

My Favorite Book and Three Other Random, Trivial Things You Don't Know About Lee Brazil

Good morning all! Thanks for having me on your blog Raven!  you're always welcome, you make great coffee for me. Not sure when you're reading this, but I'm writing it just as the sun goes up at six am. The windows are open and the house is quiet. Even the Great Dane is still asleep! I've got my coffee and a lovely twittering song bird chorus to keep me company, so I'd say it's all good J (Agh! Twitter! I have to go tweet after this!)

Raven's such a fabulous hostess that she told me I could talk about whatever I wanted to. As long as it's legal :) Isn't that fabulous? Threw me right back to my high school days. You know when your Language Arts teacher said "Write 500 words on the topic of your choice"?

*sips coffee*

I always hated topics like that. I'd spend six days racking my brain for a fantastically original and sure to earn an A topic and one day racing to meet the deadline by writing about the first thing that came to mind when I realized I was out of time.

My favorite book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. I've read it more than a dozen times, for the first time in high school and most recently last year. Steinbeck is one of my heroes not for any quality or aspect of his life- but solely because of the way he could string words together and put them on a page.
Even his shortest sentences are high impact.

“All great and precious things are lonely.”


“People like you to be something, preferably what they are.” Brilliant sentences

East of Eden is a family saga that explores the very nature of good and evil and the war between the two in the guise of humanity. It's intense, heavy reading at times but it always makes me laugh, cry, and growl in frustration. It reads like truth. Steinbeck had a real handle on the way people behave and how they think and this book really showcases that.

Okay, three other things you don't know about me…

I come from a very large family and have eight siblings.

Sherlock Holmes and Edgar Alan Poe were my introduction to mystery fiction.

If I'm doing shots I like my whisky icy cold- so there's always a bottle of Johnny Walker Black in the freezer. I'm trying to persuade him to swap to Macallan...

Many thanks to Raven for having me over and letting me ramble about whatever struck my fancy…

If you've got a few minutes to spare, check out my latest release from Breathless Press,

A Gentleman Never Does

Gideon Westwood is passing time at a debutante ball when he encounters a man from his past he'd give anything to avoid.
Unfortunately for him, Gareth Belmain isn't in the mood to be pushed aside.

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  1. Good morning Raven and readers! Thanks for hosting me today! Hope everyone has a fabulous day!

  2. Good morning Lee and Raven! These hops are fun because I get to learn a little more about some of my favorite authors. While Steinbeck's too deep for me, I do love Poe, but Ray Bradbury has always been my inspiration. Have a great weekend!