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.
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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?
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.