Meet Jesse Cordell from WAKE ME by @AlexaBourne #PNR #romsuspense

Meet Jesse Cordell from WAKE ME!

Thank you to Jessica for inviting me. I hope you don’t mind, but I brought someone else with me. Jesse Cordell is the hero of my new book, WAKE ME, and I figured your readers might like to get to know him a bit more.

Alexa: Okay, Jesse, here we go. What was your 1st impression of Sarah when you saw her at the crime scene?

Jesse: She was hot, but she had shifty eyes so I knew she was hiding something.

Alexa: Did your opinion of her change when she claimed her dreams come true?

Jesse: Oh yeah, absolutely. I mean, come on. Somebody’s looking good for a murder and she springs that on you? I’m not stupid. I knew better than to listen to her about the dreams.

Alexa: What about when your partner & boss tried to seal up the case against her?

Jesse: I knew in my gut she might be crazy, but I knew she hadn’t committed a crime….well, not a murder anyway.

Alexa: What do you like to do for fun?

Jesse: I like going to the different festivals Austin is famous for. And of course, I’m a huge Longhorns fan. I’ve got season tickets to the football games so I do a lot of tailgating. I also like to run around Lady Bird Lake to relax.

Alexa: So, I know you grew up in Austin. What do you love about it?

Jesse: I love the weather during all the seasons except summer. It’s hot! There are some crazy people, ones I’ve seen through my job, but there are some awesome people, too. A certain positive vibe travels throughout the city. We’ll come up with a way to celebrate almost anything.

Alexa: What made you want to be a police officer?

Jesse: (shifting in his seat) My mother was a con artist. When I found out, I lost all faith in her. I decided I wanted to work for the good guys, for the victims.

Alexa: Do you ever speak with your mom now?

Jesse: Nope. Not since she left me with my uncle when I was around 10. Can we go back to talking about Sarah?

Alexa: Okay, last question. What’s your favorite thing about the woman in your life?

Jesse: (A wide grin covers his face.) I’m not allowed to mention that online without getting in trouble. BUT, she’s a great woman. She struggles with things in her life, but in the end she always does what’s right and takes care of the underdog.

Alexa: Thanks so much for joining me, Jesse! Stay safe on those Austin streets.

Jesse: Thanks. I’ll do my best.


Alexa Bourne is giving away THREE prizes throughout her Wake Me Blog Tour!

Leave comments in any (or all!) of the tour stops and you will be in the running!

For this stop, who (dead or alive) would you most like to interview and why?

Find the rest of the stops on the tour here.

Wake Me by Alexa Bourne


by Alexa Bourne

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?

Available from:

Amazon | Decadent Publishing

About the Author

Alexa BourneAlexa 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,

Social Media:

Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Website | Blog


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Meet the narrator of ANOTHER NIGHT, ANOTHER PLANET ~ Audrey Lusk @VoxPulchris #audiobook #ACX_com

ANAP audio with headphonesHello my dear readers! Have you tried audiobooks yet? I know, I know, just another format to get books in. But, it’s a format I’ve just recently started to enjoy. I listen to audiobooks while I’m cleaning, making dinner, driving alone (my kids and hubby don’t like to listen to the books I like), and walking the dog. Others I’ve talked to who listen to audiobooks use them to pass the time when doing housework and driving long distances, like back and forth to work.

In the summer, Another Night, Another Planet was released as an audiobook, and I had the opportunity to interview my wonderful narrator, Audrey Lusk. Here we go…

How long have you been narrating audiobooks?

AL: I started working through ACX just over a year ago, but I’ve done volunteer readings for years.

How did you get started?

AL: I’ve always done acting, and love reading aloud.  As soon as someone mentioned there was a way to do this for money, I jumped at the chance.  For all its flaws, ACX makes this pretty accessible to anyone who can read and produce a good finished product.

What are your favorite types of stories to narrate?

AL: Ones with great characters, where I can really get IN to the roles I get to play.  That’s always been the most appeal to me – being able to play all the characters.

What are your favorite scenes to narrate?

AL: Great dialog, with snappy lines that are fun to deliver.  I am, at heart, an actor and love a meaty role or five.  The most challenging stuff, though, is really touching moments, when I have to try not to cry.

What are your least favorite scenes to narrate?

AL: Boring scenes (or entire books) where nothing is going on.  The scenes that should have been left out.  You know, “How are you?” “I’m fine, how are you.”  “I’m good.  It’s a nice day.” Etc.  Like the crap you had to memorize in elementary French, but without the weird “r”s.  Oh, and sentences that just don’t make sense, though I can make them sound like they do.

In Another Night, Another Planet, what was your favorite scene?

AL: Tough choice.  No spoilers, but the makeup scene, when they’re finding out what went wrong before was really nice, but I also love the opening chase scene, as he’s trying to keep from getting caught.  Good action is a lot of fun.

What format of books do you prefer to read or listen to?

AL: I’m good with most forms of books – just depends on my mood, so I guess i don’t really have a preference.

Who is your favorite author?

AL: Agatha Christie.  For all that some of her work got a bit formulaic, she did a lot with taking stereotypical characters and peeling away to reveal underlying differences – and often with just a single word or phrase.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

AL: What is this earth-thing you call “spare time”?

LOL I can totally understand. What projects are you working on next?

AL: Currently I have a number of books on the recording list – I got a bit behind this year and am still digging my way out from under – but I’m also working on publishing some of my own short stories for kindle, and recording them as well, of course. I’ve also managed to get stories into several anthologies, from “Take the Heat” edited by Skye Warren, to a couple of upcoming books from the Coming Together series, and I’m also part of a new venture called Eclectic Anthologies.

Find Audrey Lusk here:

WebsiteFacebook | Twitter | Titles (ebooks & audio) on Amazon

Another Night, Another Planet

Erotic Sci-Fi Romance

Limited by status…ANAP audio

Ava is a housekeeper aboard Star Spirit, a luxury cruise ship travelling between the Milky Way and the Belvarian System. Coming from a middle-class family on Earth, she is considered by passengers as nothing more than an object to be tossed away when they’re done with her.

Shunned because of his lineage…

Banned from several planets across the universe, Nate struggles to run his interstellar shipping business. But the DNA of an exterminated race runs through his blood, giving him a diluted form of their powers, and leaving him labeled as a terrorist.

Both searching for the one…

Through her 1Night Stand dating service, Madame Evangeline matches these two together for a celestial escape on the pleasure planet, Elatia.

Will Ava and Nate find what they’re looking for, or will their date be just another night on another planet?

Audio Book Available From:

Audible | Amazon | iTunes


At Amazon, if you buy the Kindle format

(only 99¢ for the month of October!),

you can get the audio book for a reduced price.


Listen to a sample here:



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Read PHOENIX SPANKED, an F/F #spanking story for #SpankorTreat 2014

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Spank or Treat 2014 has come and gone. I hope you had a chance to read all of the wonderful stories and enter the multiple giveaways. All winners will be announced on October 31, 2014.

If you didn’t get a chance to read PHOENIX SPANKED and the rest of the stories, or would like to have a digital copy of them all, be sure to check out the Spank or Treat 2014 anthology coming November 1, 2014 to most ebook retailers.

For more spanking fun, visit Saturday Spankings each week.

Happy Halloween


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