Happy Thursday everyone! What makes Thursdays so special? Well it is one day closer to the weekend. And this Thursday, Leslie Wright is joining us for an early cup of green tea and an introduction to Alexa Martinez. Yeah, green tea–it’s all sorts of good for us, you know. If you’re still getting your caffeine level up to bearable, pour another shot and sit back. This is going to be fun.
Character Interview: Alexa Martinez, the heroine in Basement Level Five: Never Scared
Blurb: Alexa Martinez was raised to believe that murder, deceit, and lies were a part of life. A trained killer, she follows in her father’s footsteps, specializing in political assassinations for Martinez Security—contracted through the CIA. She thrives on the power, money, respect, and—most of all—the adrenaline rush.
Despite the danger associated with her profession, Alexa strives to give her children a normal life. But when her past catches up with her, they become pawns in a deadly game of revenge. Operating from a secret base five levels below ground, Alexa struggles to unravel the puzzle, uncovering secrets that will alter their lives forever. Now she must make a choice—is she willing to die to give her children a life outside the bullet proof glass?
Hello, Alexa! Thanks for agreeing to do the interview!
Thanks for having me! I don’t usually do interviews, but you asked so nicely…and I’m trying to be a little more open.
Give me two words to describe yourself.
If you could pick one person, who has had the greatest impact on your life?
I would have to say Daddy. I’ve always been a Daddy’s girl, and his presence in my life has always been a constant. It seems as though he’s always there…watching. He definitely keeps me on my toes and he’s taught me EVERYTHING I know. I always knew that I could count on him. I remember when I was a teenager. I ended up getting this ugly tattoo. I cringe every time I think about it, even now. Instead of punishing me for disobeying him (he always told me never to mark my body), he went and got a matching tattoo. I knew it before, but it really cemented, for me, the fact that he would always have my back.
Let’s talk about Dro… When did you fall in love with him? What is it about him that attracts you to him?
Ummm… I think I fell in love with Dro shortly after I turned eight. Lol. Just kidding. I’ve always loved him because he’s been a part of my life forever. But I realized I was in love with him on my 17th birthday. And let’s just keep it at that. He’s a very attractive guy, but his spirit has always attracted me to him. He doesn’t trust easily, but I love that he trusts me. That attracts me to him even more. And the fact that he is so smart and capable and strong…really turns me on.
What is your favorite part about being a mother?
I love every part of being a mother. I never realized that motherhood would change me in such a profound way. Being a mother and raising beautiful, intelligent children…it’s been more rewarding than anything in my life. It’s something to see someone grow from infant to tween to teenager. I can see parts of myself and Dro in them and…it makes me proud…that I could be a part of such an exceptional life. And my children make me want to be a better person. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for them.
What do you hope your children remember about you?
I hope they remember that their mom protected them to the best of her ability—that I loved them unconditionally—that I encouraged them to follow their dreams.
Favorite Song? Never Scared by Bone Crusher. lol
Favorite Movie? Believe it or not… My Best Friend’s Wedding
Favorite Season? Winter
Favorite Food? I don’t have one. But I HATE beans
Favorite Vacation Spot? Puerto Rico
Any parting words? Not really. It was fun, though.
About L. R. Wright: I’m a devoted wife of many years and mother to 3 wonderful children who inspire and motivate me to follow my dreams. In addition to writing, I love romance novels, fine wine, and hanging out with my friends and family. I crunch numbers for a living, and plan events for fun.