Archive for December 21st, 2009

My name is Leeann Burke and DEADLY SECRETS is my first published book. It was released December 2009. I’d love to say I sold to a publisher right away, but that would be a lie. It took me quite a few years before I found a home for it.

As I waited to hold a copy in my hands I decided I wanted more. Here I was about to get my creative dream come true while there were women out there who weren’t as lucky. That’s when I decided to donate my royalties to a charity. It had to be one close to my heart, Breast Cancer. Why? When I was barely 15 my own mother found a lump in her breast. We were lucky it was benign, but not everyone is as lucky. Since then I have lost one friend and had countless friends like fellow LBF Books author A B Wallace, who have battled and won their fight against breast cancer.

When I told the owner of my publisher, Carole Spencer, of my intentions she decided she would also donate proceeds to the cause. Together we approached the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the American Breast Cancer Foundation to be one of their sponsors. We were thrilled when the American Breast Cancer Foundation accepted and we became their first Canadian sponsor.

My goal is to sell enough copies of DEADLY SECRETS to donate $1,000 USD to the American Breast Cancer Foundation and $1,000 CAD to a Canadian organization that does research to find a cure for breast cancer. At the moment I am about ¼ of the way. I’m not giving up.

Here is a bit about DEADLY SECRETS my Romantic Suspense

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?  

Please help me reach my goal by purchasing a copy of my book at the following locations LBF Books, ARe, Bookstrand, Fictionwise, Amazon or get your library to carry a copy.

I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Many thanks to Leeann for being our guest today! Remember to leave a comment for the chance to win a copy of  DEADLY SECRETS. Three winners will be announced on Sunday. Good Luck!

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