Author Override: Lexxie Couper

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Interview with Samuel “Strings” Gibson

If you could choose only one song that showed the real you, which one would it be?

Lily’s Song. You know that feeling you get…that shove right in the middle of your chest when your heart slams into your throat and you know you’ve seen the one person you want to spend the rest of your life with? That feeling? I got that feeling for a woman who hated everything I stood for. How fucking…sorry, how messed up is that? Lily’s Song was me pouring my heart out to her, knowing I never stood a chance of changing her mind. Now that, is messed up. Which I guess, coming back to your original question, is the real me.

What’s playing on your iPod?

(laughs) Always Queen. Nick Blackthorne, of course. Gotta stay in touch with your roots, right? And the very first Zombie Grill album. AC/DC is always on there, as is Pink Floyd.

What is the coolest thing you learned from being a musician?

Hmmm…how to get into Buckingham Palace without an invitation. It involves an Australian flag tattoo, a guitar and a challenge from Sir Elton John…

If you could write your own headstone what would it read?

The Best Narcissist On The Planet. Seriously.

If a movie was to be made about your life, what would the title be and who would play you?

Geez…title. Lead Me On(because I’m the lead guitarist, get it?) Who’d play me? I don’t know…what’s that guy called? The one in that movie about the sex addict? What’s his name? God, let’s just go with Chris Hemsworth. (laughs) We’ve both got the Aussie accent, right?

What’s your favourite city to perform in?

Don’t laugh at me, but Berlin. I know a lot has been written about the infamous Berlin Blackthorne concert, and yes, Jax did end up in hospital, but man…the people in the audience at Berlin really know how to rock out.

Do you think it will be possible to replace Nick Blackthorne as front man for the new band? Honestly?

(long pause)Fucked if I know. Between you and me, no. But we’re not going to give up. Synergy is going to fly, man. You wait and see…


 Exclusive Excerpt

“That,” she snapped a heartbeat before storming towards the glass window that looked like the mirror maze’s ticket booth.

When she got there however, she wanted to scream.

A small cardboard clock with plastic hands tucked at the bottom of the window indicated the attraction wasn’t open for another twenty minutes.

She glared at the offensive timepiece.

“You’re Samuel Gibson.”

The startled gasp directly in front of her made her jerk her head up. A man stood on the other side of the glass, his mouth open as he stared at the space beside her.

“I am.” Samuel’s warm, hard thigh nudged her hip as he leant an elbow on the ticket booth counter and smiled at the gaping man. “G’day. We were hoping to have a go, but you’re closed.”

The man—who appeared to be in his forties, going by his slightly receding hairline and lived-in wrinkles—shook his head. Frantically. “I’m happy to let you and your girl in, Mr. Gibson. I’m the manager, I can do that.”

Lily held up her hand, hot horror licking through her. “I’m not his—”

“We’d love to go in,” Samuel cut her off, his smile growing wider for the man behind the counter. “If it’s not too much hassle.”

“I’m a massive Nick Blackthorne fan,” the man went on, staring with awestruck admiration at Samuel. “Went to every performance he ever did here, and I gotta say, you are the best guitar player I’ve ever heard.”

Samuel chuckled. “You should hear me play the kazoo.”

“Wow.” The manager of the mirror maze looked awed.

Lily wanted to roll her eyes. Instead, she cast Samuel a sideways glance. “I’ll think you’ll have lots of fun here.”

He didn’t miss her attempt.

We will.” He grinned at her. “Won’t we?”

“You will,” the manager agreed, nodding at Lily. “I’ll keep everyone out for thirty minutes. Just so you can both really enjoy it without any interruptions.”

Hot tension flooded Lily’s belly, and lower. Damn it, why did her sex react to that idea?

“Perfect,” Samuel murmured beside her. “Thank you…?”

“Flemmings,” the man damn near gushed out his name. Lily could see reverent idolization for the rock star on his face. “Martin Flemmings, Mr. Gibson.”

“Thank you, Martin,” Samuel said. “Lily and I appreciate it.”

Lily gave the quivering, smiling man a small nod. “We do.”

Samuel chuckled again. He knew exactly what she thought of the situation and was antagonizing her.

Martin Flemmings beamed some more and then, with a jiggle of keys, the main entry to the attraction slid open.

“I like this idea.” Samuel’s low voice tickled the side of Lily’s neck. “It’s fun.”

She twisted her head, ready to tell him to stick his idea of fun in his ear. She froze when her stare connected with his.

His face was so close, his eyes so brilliantly blue and direct. The smile on his lips was boyish, genuine, the faintest hint of a dimple creasing his right cheek. His heat seeped into her, his hard leather-clad body pressed to her side.

At some point during his conversation with the maze’s manager, he’d slid his arm around her and now rested his hand on the counter on the other side of her hip. How had she not noticed that? How could she not notice that? He’d trapped her with his body and she hadn’t noticed. What was going on with her?

She stared into his eyes, her pulse pounding. He slowly moved, the hand on the counter moving to her hip, her lower back.

She caught her breath, parting her lips.

Goddamn it, he was gorgeous.



“He may rock her world, but she will shake him to his soul. ”

“Heart of Fame, Book 5”

Brooding. Arrogant. Narcissistic. Rock legend Samuel Gibson has worn all these labels-and he’s in no hurry to drop them. Until he meets Lily Pearce, whose brother would be the perfect new singer for the band. There’s an allure beneath Lily’s prickly demeanor that makes Samuel wonder if it’s time to correct some of the misconceptions trailing behind him like a mile of bad microphone cord.

After watching her brother get chewed up and spit out, Lily has no love for the hedonistic world of rock ‘n’ roll, or anyone in it. Yet her own body betrays her with an instantly sizzling sexual attraction to the very symbol of everything she hates about that lifestyle-Samuel Gibson.

Things heat up and Lily’s heart is on the line once she starts to catch glimpses of the man beneath the reputation. But can she reconcile her feeling for Samuel with everything she knows his world to be?

Warning: Be prepared for sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. As well as molten, relentless seduction. And heartbreak. Because rock stars rarely play by the rules.

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About Lexxie Couper

Lexxie’s not a deviant. She just has a deviant’s imagination and a desire to entertain readers with her words. Add the two together and you get darkly erotic romances with a twist of horror, sci-fi and the paranormal.

When she’s not submerged in the worlds she creates, Lexxie’s life revolves around her family, a husband who thinks she’s insane, a indoor cat who likes to stalk shadows, two yabbies hell-bent on destroying their tank and her daughters, who both utterly captured her heart and changed her life forever.

Having no idea how old she really is, Lexxie decided to go with 27 and has been that age for quite some time now. It's the best of both worlds - old enough to act mature, young enough to be silly.

And silly she can be. Just ask her husband who frequently has to endure her bursting into song whenever the mood strikes her, feeling him up in public (one of her favorite pastimes), or rolling around in the sand with their dog - a large mutt of dubious origins who causes almost as much havoc around the neighborhood as Lexxie herself. Or squealing her way down the slide at the local park with her daughter!

Lexxie lives by two simple rules - measure your success not by how much money you have, but by how often you laugh, and always try everything at least once. As a consequence, she's laughed her way through many an eyebrow raising adventure


Lexxie is graciously giving away the first four books of the Heart of Fame series, Love’s Rhythm, Muscle for Hire, and Steady Beat! Comment to enter.

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wow I loved the Exclusive Excerpt lily and samuel sounds like a great couple i cant wait to read about thanks so much for the giveaway it is very nice to do this for all your fans

Melanie J

Awesome.. thanks for the giveaway. Can’t wait to read this!


this series sounds awesome!!! Congrats to Lexie on the newest release! I’m dying to read this series! Thanks for sharing 🙂

Lori Meehan

What a great giveaway! The series sounds really good. I like the cover to this book.


Love finding new to me authors!!! Can’t wait to read this series!

Jeannie L

I’ve read a couple of Lexxie’s books and I did enjoy them. Looking forward to reading about Rock Stars. Thanks for the giveaway.


Happy Release Day and thanks for the great giveaway!

Karen G.

Thanks for the post and the excerpt, I really enjoyed it all. This is a new series to me but I have read and loved several other books from Lexxie Couper. This sounds great and I would love to check them out, thanks for the chance to win!


Wow great giveaway!…thanks and thanks for the interview and giveaway


So very exciting. Also great to read a home grown author

jodi marinich

would love to read this book


I have read the first in this series and loved it!! Thank you so much for the chance to read the rest.



The sarcastic humor in Lead Me on is priceless…being a former San Franciscan, I love the talk and scenery of SF…pier 39, the seals, the mission district….brings back memories

Loving the book so far – Nice Job Lexxie!


Sounds like an amazing series!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Heather P

Wow! This book sounds hot! I can’t wait to read it. Loved the others in the series. Thanks for the giveaway.


I love character interviews, so fun. The teaser was great too, thanks for the giveaway!!


“The Best Narcissist on the Planet.” That got me. Great line. 😉 Thanks for sharing and for the chance at the giveaway!

Tessa F

I just finished Love’s Rhythm. I realized that Nick was in Tropical Sin and Frankie is from Suck and Blow. Aiii! Now I have to go read those before I continue.
Love the interview. Thanks for the giveaway.


Sounds like a great read. I’ll definitely be adding it to my TBR. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

Michelle Willms

I loved both the interview, the excerpt, and the blurb. I can understand the author’s manner of aging. I am 28 and have been for a few years now. I’ve decided until I have a perfect 28th year, I refuse to turn 29. Since perfection is impossible…you get the picture. Thanks for the giveaway.


I love Lexxie! What an awesome and generous giveaway!!

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Amy R

Lexxie Couper is a new to me author and I’m wondering how I haven’t heard of this series before, Rockstars, Jocks and it happened in Vegas are book crack to me. I will definitely be adding this series to my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway.


Wonderful giveaway – I would love to read your books!

Mary Preston

A most telling interview thank you.


Great post 🙂 Really enjoyed reading it.

Sandy Lion

I think the series sounds amazing. I would love to have a chance to win and take a bite out of the sexy rock star.


Nice interview


I read the first book and really enjoyed it. I’m excited to read the rest!