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My friend, Alexa Bourne, shares a slice of her life and inspires the rest of us to be better people.



Spring Break Must Reads – Day One

It’s Spring Break. A great time to catch a few rays while catching up on some great books.

I’m posting a suggestion for  eBook reads each day during the next week. My choices are NOT from the best sellers list. Everyone knows those titles and authors. Nope, my list comes from the lower ranks.  There are wonderful gems of hidden talent in the digital world if you just dig for them. You may not agree with my selections but I encourage you to give them a try.  We each have expectations of what we want in novel and it’s virtually impossible to satisfy everyone. Trust me . . . as an author, I have first hand knowledge of this phenomena.

So to begin my first day of Spring Break Must Reads, I’m offering a fresh out of the gate debut author. Alexa Bourne has crafted a wonderful, intriguing and thoroughly saucy novella called Her Highland Champion. This author is well-travelled and used her first hand knowledge of Scotland to create a descriptive background that rivals the reader’s fascination with the sexy alpha hero, Malcom Fraser. Ms. Bourne has a talent for building sexual tension in the most simplistic scenarios. I’ve licked my lips so many times, I was forced to purchase a new tube of ChapStick.

Okay, I admit I’m a sucker for amnesia plots. When Heather Winchester washes up on the shores of Loch Finnan, half-frozen and lacking a memory, she’s rescued from more than a bad case of hypothermia. Malcom Fraser, a retired bodyguard with secrets of his own, charges into her life and heart with all the passion and desire of a  Highland laird from history. The connection between the main characters is immediate and intense. Add a dash of suspense in a delightfully twisted sub-plot, another area of expertise in which Ms. Bourne excels, and you’ve got a riveting story that keeps you turning pages to the end.

I finished this quick read with a mixture of satisfaction and disappointment.  Disappointment because I wanted more!  And there is more to come.  Her Highland Champion is the first in a wonderful series developed around these hunks of burnin’ love bodyguards i.e. IPN Honor Guards.

This is a perfect read for a poolside diversion. Once you’ve finished, go take a dip in the cool waters. You’ll need it!

Lucky 7 Meme – Tag, I’m It!

Karen Gerard must have known what was lurking on my “page 7” when she tagged me in this game. Whoa! Still, in the heart of fun, I’m participating and tagging 7 other authors to do the same.

The rules are:

1. Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next seven lines as they are – no cheating
4. Tag 7 other authors (Done on Facebook)

Here’s my seven lines from newly released paranormal, “The Gatekeeper”.

 I wanted this guy . . . bad. As much as I hated to admit it, the demon had stirred up a sexual itch that needed to be scratched. Cowboy definitely had the equipment to do it.

I like sex, although I’m pretty picky about whose cock gets inside me. But a one night stand with this hunky cowboy was exactly the distraction I needed. No strings. No expectations. No emotional intimacy. And since he wasn’t from here, I wouldn’t have to make up an excuse tomorrow morning about why I couldn’t see him again.