Hi there! Thanks to Lea for inviting me over for the day. I decided today I’d share a bit of myself with you. So, I’ve interviewed myself. 🙂
Question: Who’s your celebrity crush and why?
Alexa: I have 3. Matt Damon because he’s a great actor & seems to be a genuinely nice guy. Brad Pitt because I’ve been watching him for almost 25 years. At first I loved him because he was hot. Then I liked the movies he chose to work in. Now he’s just been “a part of my life” for so long I can’t imagine not loving him! Chris Hemsworth. I LOVED the 1st Thor movie, the character as well as the actor. But I admit I’m shallow about this one. He’s just hot!
Question: What drew you to write in the genre(s) you do?
Alexa: I remember watching The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman as a child. Those stories and characters really interested me. Then the only Disney movie I remember from my childhood was The Rescuers. As I grew up, more suspense-type shows, movies and books continued to intrigue me. By the time I started writing it was only natural.
Question: What has been your most rewarding publishing moment?
Alexa: I have to say I was at a local writers’ group and one of our newer members crossed the dining room to tell me how much she loved my book Dance Away, Danger. It made my night.
Question: What are the next five books on your ‘to be read’ pile?
Alexa: Far Gone by Laura Griffin, To Scotland with Love by Patience Griffin, Perfect Summer by Katie Graykowski, Intimate Enemies by Joan Swan.
Question: What would you say is your most interesting quirk?
Alexa: I eat all of one thing off my plate at a time. So if I have meat, veggies and potatoes, I eat the veggies 1st, then the meat, then the potatoes. I also save my favorite part of the meal for last.
Question: Which of your characters would you most/least to invite to dinner, and why?
Alexa: I would actually love to have Travis Blake, a secondary character in WAKE ME, to dinner. He’s a sweetheart of a guy, Sarah’s best friend. But underneath that good boy attitude and behavior, I just know Travis has some dark secrets. I know he’ll eventually get his own book and I do know a little about the part he plays in the Hidden Destiny series, but he hasn’t started talking to me yet. I guess he doesn’t trust me yet.
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Her psychic dreams come true.
Sarah McKinley’s attempts to take her foreknowledge of crimes to the Seattle Police Department marked her as a troublemaker and were never taken seriously. Starting over in Austin, she plans never to reveal her gift, but shortly after she arrives, the dreams begin again, and the local police want to know why she has knowledge only the killer could possess.
Detective Jesse Cordell watched his mother con people with her “psychic ability” all through his childhood. He hones in on Sarah, who has means, motive, and opportunity to have murdered the victim in his current investigation. Instinct tells him she didn’t commit the crime, but she definitely knows more than she’s letting on.
Can he put aside his doubts and join forces with her, against everything he believes in, to find the real killer? Or will he do his job and put her behind bars? After all, there’s no such thing as the “psychic ability.” Or is there?
The buzz around her head grew louder as more students joined the crowd. Yellow tape secured the crime scene several yards away, but limbs still stuck over the cement edge of the water fountain.
A guy in plain clothes ducked under the tape and ventured toward them. A gold shield hung from his belt. “Can anybody tell me what happened?”
“She can!” a male voice from behind called out.
Hoping to take attention off herself, Sarah joined the other students in whirling around to see who the guy meant. Several voices rushed toward the man, accosting him with different versions of the crime. Sarah floated through the sea of people, away from the crowd.
For the nine months, she’d lived in Austin, she’d never mentioned a word about her so-called psychic gift. Almost a full year had passed. She’d started to think she would be normal again.
But a brand-new dream reminded her she would always be different.
Heading toward the street, she picked up her steps. Don’t look back. You’ve done enough damage.
“Miss! Hey, wait up!”
“Damn.” She slowed her feet. No point in trying to run. She’d look guilty of something then the cops would have a reason to haul her off the school campus in cuffs.
Turning, she came face-to-face with the striking plain-clothes cop. “I’m Detective Cordell with Austin Police.” He stood at least six inches taller than she, his jet-black hair sheared in a standard cut for police. The bulk of his chest stretched the material of his short-sleeved dress shirt. With dark eyes and sexy confidence, he was all sorts of captivating. If he hadn’t been such a threat to her freedom, she might even have called him handsome. “Do you have a minute? I’d like to ask you some questions.”
There died his charm.
Alexa Bourne is a teacher by day and a romance writer by nights, weekends, and all school holidays. She also teaches online classes for writers throughout the year. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance and is thrilled to have the chance to share her stories with readers everywhere.
When she’s not concocting sinister plots and steamy love scenes or traveling and exploring new cultures, Alexa spends her time reading, watching brainless TV, and thinking about exercising. Okay, she also spends way too much time interacting with readers and writers on social media sites. But don’t tell her editors! Find out more about her and her books on her website, www.alexabourne.com.