Hear My Cry

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With: Alexa Bourne

**Congratulations to Bn100, the winner in Alexa’s giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!**

There were two TV shows that I loved when I was a kid, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. Both shows focused on characters who’d had bionic implants which gave them superhuman abilities. They joined a secret government organization and, once they learned how to use their abilities, they worked to make the world a better and safer place. I loved how the characters fought to lead “normal” lives and at first balked at their bionic alterations. Then when they finally began to accept their roles as super-humans, I loved watching them use their powers to solve cases and put villains behind bars. I think this was what influenced me the most to begin my Protector Cell series and write HEAR MY CRY. Granted it’s taken me a long time to actually write the book, but I wanted to wait until I believed I could do the story, and the series, justice.

In HEAR MY CRY, Harper Monroe is an ordinary woman trying to lead an ordinary life. But when she loses her hearing and then gets it back tenfold, she soon learns her world will never be the same. Like the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman, Harper balks at the superpower she receives and refuses to listen to anyone connected to the secret project. She struggles with the fear of being wanted, of being vulnerable, of being different. But whether Harper chooses to accept her superpower or not, The Collectors are still coming for her and they intend to study her like a genetically altered frog in a science lab.

Does Harper finally accept her power and her place in The Protector Cell? Maybe you could use your own superpower and find out for sure. Or you could just read the book!

 

Giveaway:

So, if you could have a superpower what would you want it to be and why? One lucky commenter will receive a prize!

 

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Book 1 of The Protector Cell series

 

Harper Monroe has simple goals- work her day job, pay her debts and finish college. But life rarely goes as planned. When two lunatics spouting off weird phrases attempt to kidnap her, Harper’s world turns upside down and she loses her hearing.

All bartender Scott Jackson wants after work is his couch, a Longhorn game and a cold beer. Instead, he reluctantly becomes Harper’s protector. As the two of them work to find out why she’d wanted, Harper’s hearing returns. Only now she can hear everything.

With more research, they discover Harper is a member of The Protector Cell, a secret society of men and women with superpowers. Harper refuses to accept her fate until The Collectors, the people hunting the Protectors, make her their number one target. Suddenly, Harper will have to choose: deny her frightening future or use her new skill to save the man she loves.

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Book excerpt:

He reached behind him to the table to grab the notepad and pen. Don’t be scared, okay? Since there’s nothing physically wrong with you then it stands to reason you’ll be able to hear again soon.

He’d written the message, but Harper could see the doubt rumbling through his eyes.

When she pulled her gaze away, it fell on the bandage covering part of his forearm. An injury he wouldn’t have gotten if he had walked away. A knot clutched in her stomach. “What’s your name?”

Scott Jackson.

“Thank you for saving my life.” The admission brought a whole new wave of worry.

You were doing pretty good on your own.

With a light touch of her pinkie, she traced the tape around his bandage. “I’m sorry you got hurt because of me.”

He shook his head. You didn’t burn my arm. There’s no reason for you to apologize.

“But if I hadn’t stopped you…”

He held up one finger, close to her mouth but not touching. She pressed her lips together, and then he continued writing. My choice.

Rich green eyes stared back at her with strength and pride. Moisture gathered in the corners of Harper’s eyes. When she’d called out to him for help she hadn’t wanted him hurt. For her. “I’m so sorry.”

He brushed away the tears before they fell down her cheeks.

She knew it wasn’t fair, wasn’t right, but she didn’t want him to leave her alone. With his soft touch, his straightforward words, and his ability to hear, Scott Jackson was the only person who made her feel safe at the moment.

 

Author Bio:

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 (sometimes with paranormal elements!) 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.

 

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Giveaway:

So, if you could have a superpower what would you want it to be and why? One lucky commenter will receive a prize!

 

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11 comments

  1. There are so many fun super powers but I think I’d like super speed…then I could get all the chores done quickly and have more time for reading!!

    Goldgirl149 at hotmail dot com

  2. Should say Oooh not Pooh 😏

  3. I’ll choose invisibility! Imagine the many things you’d be able to do and see under the radar! 😉
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    • Ooooh, Didi, that would be cool. You could hear people without them knowing and you could mess with the people you don’t like! Not that I would do that, of course. 😛

  4. Flying is always my answer to this question. The ability to be that free and unencumbered is very appealing.

    I loved SMDM and BW, too! My best friend and I would pretend to be them, and we made my little brother be Oscar Goldman. He still complains about that. Jaime was my pen name when I was six! LOL

  5. LOL, Natalie! I used to pretend to be Jaime when I was little and then I also pretended to be her partner to help solve the problem. I did that with both SMDM & BW.

  6. fun- would be fun

  7. I always want to be able to travel to places without having to go through immigration, taking care of visa, being trapped on delayed planes and stranded on airports and such. So I guess the power of teleportation would come handy. LOL

  8. Ami, that would definitely save time AND money, wouldn’t it?