Welcome! I’m so pleased you are visiting today, and thanks for agreeing to answer some questions. Where do you dream of traveling to and why?
I would love to travel to the Hebrides islands just off the coast of Scotland. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit to mainland Scotland, but stories (fiction and non-fiction) that I’ve read about the Hebrides islands just fascinate me. I’ve definitely got plans to go someday!
Does travel play in the writing of your books?
Travel does play into the writing of the books. My Honor Guard stories for Decadent Publishing are all set in countries outside the US, and all are places I’ve visited. Not only that, but my heroines are also American women in the UK for various reasons.
When in the day/night do you write? How long per day?
LOL! I write when I can. I don’t have a specific time/day that I write. It all depends on the “real world” since I have other jobs and commitments. I do tend NOT to write early in the morning simply because I’m sooooooo not a morning person.
What is your favorite meal?
Breakfast! I love breakfast foods and would eat them for all 3 meals if I could. This is funny considering I’m not a morning person.
Do you play any sports?
I don’t play sports, but I LOVE watching them! I grew up watching football and watching my brother play baseball. I was a score keeper for basketball while I was in high school. Thanks to Rocky Balboa I even watch boxing. About a decade ago I was watching soccer while on vacation in Europe and I fell in love with it. I even have a soccer coach in my current work-in-progress!
Do you have a milestone birthday coming up? If so, how are you approaching it?
Actually, in 2011 I turned 40. To start the year off right, some friends and I went to Edinburgh, Scotland to participate in their New Year’s events. It was a fabulous time and later that year, after I hit 40, I signed my first book contract.
Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?
Ooooh, can I tell you 2 places? I’d like to go to New Zealand because it looks so beautiful and friendly. And I’d love to go somewhere safe in Africa just so I could experience a culture so completely different from my own. Those two trips would DEFINITELY have at least one heroine or hero coming from them!
Alexa Bourne is a teacher by day and a romantic suspense writer by nights, weekends, and all school holidays. She also teaches online classes for writers throughout the year. She is thrilled to be writing for Decadent Publishing and to have the chance to share her love of Great Britain 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. She loves to interact with readers, so visit her web page, hang out at her blog, follow her on Twitter or drop her a note at Alexa@alexabourne.com!
Physically and emotionally scarred during her stint as a U.S. soldier, Joanna Grainger wants nothing more than to enjoy life. New Year's Eve in Edinburgh marks the beginning of her transformation. But when she witnesses a crime no one believes occurred, her plans come to a screeching halt. To make matters worse, her sexy but headstrong bodyguard has no compassion for her or the victim.
As danger hunts them during one of the busiest times of the year, Joanna must convince Colin she's a worthy partner. But first, can she convince herself?
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