Sunday, December 28, 2014

Celebrating Debutantes 2014: Lex Martin (Interview + Giveaway)

Indie NA author of Dearest Clementine Lex Martin celebrates with us today!

Lex Martin

1. What's the best thing that happened after your book was published?
An agent with the Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency read my debut (Dearest Clementine), loved it, and offered to represent me. As it turns out, Kimberly is not only an amazing agent but a fantastic friend. I also have to say I never expected to make so many new friends as a result of publishing my book. 

2. How did you celebrate the publishing of your book?
This sounds so girlie, and I'm rolling my eyes at myself, but I go on a mini-shopping spree at Sephora. 

3. When is your best time to write?
First thing in the morning.

4. Do you read reviews of your book?
Yes, every one.

5. What is your best or most unforgettable moment with a fan?
A fan (now friend) named Silvana started making me teasers for Dearest Clementine. I was floored someone would take the time to do something so lovely for me.

6. Were there any books from other debut author of 2014 that you loved?
Upside Down by Lia Riley. I love the depth and imagery in her writing.

7. Are you interested in writing in a different genre or for a different audience?
Although Dearest Clementine is the first book I published, I wrote a YA paranormal romance before that. It sits like Gollum in the darkness of my laptop. I might brush off the dust one day and revise it for a more adult audience. But paranormal romance is my first love. I'm also a sucker for post-apocalyptic books and would be open to writing one. 

8. Share one embarrassing moment you've had.
I guess having my family figure out I had a new Facebook profile and reading all of my posts, which tend to run into the NSFW territory. Because do I really want to explain what Out-Skank is to my dad or uncles? Not particularly. But they're good sports.

9. Favorite color? 
Black or purple

Favorite movie? 
Good Will Hunting or Pulp Fiction

Favorite ice cream flavor? 
Anything with chocolate

Favorite song?
I've really been into Amy Winehouse for the last several years, and now I'm on a Black Keys kick. But my music tastes run parallel to whatever is helping me write, and then I gorge on those songs for months.

Ultimate celebrity crush (dead or alive)?
If we're talking pretty boys, then Nick Bateman or Colin Wayne. If we're talking whose brain makes me want to hump his leg, then I'd have to say Ben Affleck.

10. What's next for you?

I'm wrapping up the Dearest series and then working on another top secret New Adult project. And because so many people have asked me about writing books for some of the supporting characters in the Dearest series, I'm considering doing a few spinoffs to tell their stories. At the top of the list would be Jenna & Ryan and possibly Travis. Honestly, I'd even consider writing one for Veronica. The former best friend who lures away Clementine's boyfriend in high school has some fucked-up issues I'd be interested in exploring. Because I love redeeming the unredeemable. 


About the Author

Author of DEAREST CLEMENTINE, FINDING DANDELION and KISSING MADELINE. I write new adult novels, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. 

Look for book 2 in the Dearest series, FINDING DANDELION, July 11! (Each book is a stand-alone.)

Check out Lex's debut novel!

Dearest Clementine
(Dearest #1)
by Lex Martin

Published July 14th 2014 by Lex Martin

Blurb (Goodreads):
Twenty-year-old Clementine Avery doesn't mind being called bitchy and closed off. It's safe, and after being burned by her high school sweetheart and stalked by a professor her freshman year of college, safe sounds pretty damn good.

Her number one rule for survival? No dating. That is until she accidentally signs up for a romance writing class and needs material for her latest assignment. Sexy RA Gavin Murphy is more than happy to play the part of book boyfriend to help Clem find some inspiration, even if that means making the name of research, of course.

As Gavin and Clem grow closer, they get entangled in the mystery surrounding a missing Boston University student, and Clem unwittingly becomes a possible target. Gavin tries to show Clem she can handle falling in love again, but she knows she has to be careful because her heart’s at stake…and maybe even her life.

DEAREST CLEMENTINE is a stand-alone novel with two companion novels. This New Adult romance is recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content.

Yesterday: Joy N. Hensley, author of Rites of Passage. Tomorrow: Sally Green, author of Half Bad (last author to feature). Check out the schedule here.

- paperback copy of Dearest Clementine
- open internationally
- contest ends January 13th
- each entry will be checked. Daily entries requires different info/links every day. This will be checked as well so be honest!
- winner must respond on email notification within 48 hours or else we will pick another winner


  1. I want to read this book because I really loved the cover and the description

  2. I want to read because I've heard great things about this book!!

  3. I already read the book and fell in love with it :)

  4. I want to read Dearest Clementine because it feels relatable to me. Keeping yourself closed off, from not getting hurt.

  5. I loved Dearest Clementine, would love to have a paperback copy.

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  7. I would love to read this because I have heard a lot of good things about it and it's such a pretty cover! Thank you for the chance!

  8. I just moved and had to let go of almost all of my books. T_T So I am in need of some books I have not read yet- make my bookshelf less lonely. lol
    Mary G Loki

  9. Want to read it because i heard a loy of good things about the book

  10. I love Amy Winehouse, too. And I love colledge romances so this is a must read for me.

  11. I love the idea of a Veronica story. I like to read the side of the misunderstood. There are always demons that reside beneath the service. Fb name Cynthia Aponte

  12. My favorite color is also purple <3

  13. I've had my eye on Dearest Clementine for awhile! That cover is beautiful! So now I'm even more intrigued. :)


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