Thursday, March 28, 2013

Guest Author Series ~ Janiera Eldridge



Today, I am pleased to have Janiera Eldridge on PRaB. I'm excited to learn more about her latest release, Good Ghost Gone Bad!

The Interview:


Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m the bright and sunny south. Although Jacksonville can be very small town at times  but it really is a beautiful place. I’m a really simple girl writing, reading and good comfort food is enough to keep this girl happy! I have a morbid sense of humor and love when I find someone  who can understand my humor!

What made you want to be an author?

When I fell ill with mononucleosis and then developed Fibromyalgia, telling stories was so therapeutic for me. I knew from that point on that telling stories was in my blood and I had to make a career out of it! I’ve never done anything else that could make me happier.

What do you like best about being a writer? What do you like the least?

I love telling stories and chatting with fans about the characters and events in my book! However, I really don’t appreciate the exclusivity  and importance that the publishing industry put on money over quality books.

Are you a plotter or a pantser, i.e., do you outline your books ahead of time or are you an “organic” writer?

I’m A Panster 100% My work gets so boring when I outline. All the juicy stuff happens when I just go with the flow of the story and let the characters talk for themselves.

What influences your writing? And why?       

Books, books and more books! I’m a dedicated reader AND writer so reading other talented author’s work enables me to keep coming up with my own outrageous ideas.

Name one thing readers don’t know about you.

Adam’s Family is my favorite comedy of all time and I’d love to meet a man like Gomez Addams!

Are love scenes easy/difficult for you to write?

I don’t write many love scenes but I can say that when I do I must be totally alone because an incredibly goofy smile will cross my face. The hardest part is getting over my own personal embarrassment of writing naughty things; I’m actually very good at writing them.

Do you have another career besides writing? What is it?

I’m a copy writer, entertainment, beauty and book blogger. Overall, I’m a freelance writer when I’m not being novelist (which I love the most!)

What hobbies do you enjoy when not writing?  

I love a good book and a good movie. My fibromyalgia often leads me tired and in pain at the end of the day so resting outside of work, had become a hobby!

If you could be any supernatural creature, what would it be and why?

A vampire. If  I could be beautiful, young and rich forever I’d totally rock that. There’s be no moody vampire here!

If you had one take away piece of advice for authors, what would it be?

Write what you want to write, how you want to write it and don’t let reviews or anything change your style.

Do you have any future projects that we can look for?

I’m currently working on the third book in my popular Soul Sisters series (yes, it’s a vampire series but one different from anything you’ve read!). It’s a doozy and I can’t wait for people to see it.

Tell us more about Good Ghost Gone Bad.

Brianna Moreno was an average 22-year-old women who loved shopping, hanging out with her friends and making more career plans....until the night she was brutally and unexpectedly murdered.

Now she finds herself trapped in the ghost world while residing on earth. The problem is, her killer can see all of his ghostly victims and enjoys taunting them as much as he does killing them.Brianna soon finds out that her killer has horrible new plans concerning her family.

Brianna meets up with a few of her killer's past victims to hatch a plan so terrifying, the entire town will never be the same again.

Brianna is a good ghost gone bad; the good girl side is gone forever!

*This book is not a YA read. It's an 18+ only novella that features sex, strong language and strong violence.

Where can readers find more about your stories, books and you on the Internet?

My blog is where you can read all about me, my books and other indie authors I love supporting.

If you’d like to connect with me and chat about my books then I’m always available at my FB page and love talkin’ to ya!
https://www.facebook.com/authorjanieraeldridge

Now for my fast five:

Angels or Demons?
Angels, I may have a wicked sense of humor but I hate dealing with evil people!

Vampires or werewolves?
Vampires are sleek and sexy. Werewolves remind me way to much of Dogs.

Coffee or Chocolate?
OMG such a hard choice but chocolate is great for any occasion.

Early Morning or Late Night?
Late night, early morning is just… blah.

E-book or Paperback?
Ebooks, so much easier to travel with and snuggle up with in bed.

Buy links for your book
AMAZON    B&N


Excerpt:

That’s when I saw my face on the TV. It was my high school picture from four years ago. My face was fuller since I had lost 25 pounds this year from spending some of my spare time on a recreational soccer team but overall, I looked the same. There was no way I could fool myself into thinking it wasn’t me on the television screen. Next to the picture were the stats that once belonged to my physical self. The conservative looking reporter with his perfectly brushed come-over and bright blue eyes said I was 5’9, 145 pounds, black curly hair, dark skin, hazel eyes. My body shuttered from crying with no tears. It was a pathetic scene (which I was glad no one could see) but I cried harder knowing there was really no relief from this terrible pain. In life, tears were a way of watching emotional pain flee from the body, but now they were stuffed deep down inside of me somewhere and bottled up with a cork. I couldn’t hear what was being said on the TV and really didn’t want to. My parents must have gone to the police and said I was missing. I disappeared just in time to make the 11 O’clock news; I’m sure my killer was at home enjoying this. Exploding in anger, I punched the outside wall that faced the street. The couple sitting side by side on the couch shivered and moved apart. They felt me! “Hello!” I screamed at the top of my lungs. They didn’t budge anymore, but for a moment they did feel me. There was no hole in the wall, but they must have heard when the punch landed. For a short time, I was a part of the normal world again.




Meet Janiera Eldridge:
Janiera enjoys feeding her book addiction when she not writing. Writing is theraputic to her during her struggles with Fibromyalgia. Being unable to work a normal 9-5 is what encouraged her to write full time. She is also a book blogger at Beauty and Books where she mixes being a book nerd with keeping things chic. When not reading or writing she is freelance writing in the entertainment industry.When trying to relax she likes a huge yard sale on a Saturday morning, rainy days to read by and nacho cheese is her kryptonite. Soul Sisters is her debut novel.
Feel free to visit her book blog where she loves reviewing books and doing author interview at Books & Beauty- http://janieraeldridge.blogspot.com. She loves feedback and welcomes any questions or comments to her email:
prettyhaydengurl@yahoo.com or connect with her through her author page: https://www.facebook.com/authorjanieraeldridge



2 comments:

  1. Thank you for being my guest today, Janiera! :)

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    1. Thank you for having me on your blog. i looove the beautiful banner!

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