Monday, April 23, 2012

Meet Kendrick from Basement Level Five: Never Scared

I’ve often talked with writer friends about falling in love with a supporting character.  Enter Kendrick from Basement Level Five: Never Scared.  I’m talking about him at Just Another Book Addict.  Hope you can stop by and check it out.
ALSO, if you haven’t heard, I’m giving away a few FREE ebook copies of the book for two lucky commenters.  SO, comment and you’re entered. 
ONLY 5 more days until Basement Level Five: Never Scared is released.  I’m excited…how about you?
And because I LOVE Kendrick so much, here’s another excerpt.
Now she tapped her foot against the floor and glared at him. “Kendrick, stop breathing all heavy. It’s okay.”
“It’s not, Alexa. I’m not going to get killed because you refuse to take your safety seriously. That asshole shouldn’t be threatening you. And what is with that punk you’re dating—Erik? You’re with him but he can’t even defend you?”
She rolled her eyes. “Look, I don’t need Erik to defend me. I can defend myself.”
“You shouldn’t have to, especially when you have a date.”
“You’re worse than Lei and Dro. These are high school students, Kendrick, not hardened criminals out for revenge. You’re overreacting.”
He shook his head incredulously. “You’re serious? What part of ‘threat’ don’t you understand? You know there’s history between Steve’s father and Pop. That’s nothing to take lightly.”
“I’m not taking it lightly. I can beat Steve in my sleep. He’s weak, all talk and no action.”
Kendrick pinched the bridge of his nose. “You realize the others are not going to see it that way, right?”
“Yeah.” She shrugged. “So what?”
He ran his hand down his face and took a deep breath. She was really starting to get on his nerves. “You’re playing with serious fire, Lex. Why would you risk it?”
She studied him with amusement on her face then placed a hand on his shoulder and squeezed. “Steve is Erik’s best friend. I have to see him every day at school. It would be more dangerous for me to act like he’s a leper. You always told me to keep my enemies close, so that’s what I’m doing.”
She was right, Kendrick thought, but Dro was still going to kill her—after he kills me for not keeping a better eye on her.


  1. So exciting, Leslie. Loved the excerpt. The book sounds great.

  2. Lex is causing some problems lol. Can't wait

  3. Hey Leslie - Wow, you have a great blog site. Another great excerpt. I'm sure you can't wait for Saturday! Good luck it sounds like a great story and I can't wait to read it.


    1. Thanks Debbie! You're right, I'm so excited for Saturday.