Welcome to Book Cover Monday. Today we have the very talented Janiera Eldridge here with us! (Every one clap real loud for Janiera.) I love her cover for Good Ghost Gone Bad. If like me, you love the horror genre, then this is the book for you.
Siren: Janiera when was your book released?
Janiera: Feb. 3, 2013
Siren: Yay, it’s already out, so I don’t have to wait to read it. Where can we find you on the web and what’s your next blog stop if any?
Janiera: You can find me at my author and reader blog – Books, Beauty and Bodascious Deals. http://janieraeldridge.blogspot.com
Siren: Janiera, How old where you when you realized that writing was what you wanted to do with your life?
Janiera: I was around 21 when I realized college really wasn’t for me but writing creative stories was!
Siren: Who has inspired you the most along your journey as a writer?
Janiera: My parents, they encouraged me that I can do anything and at times I feel like I actually can. lol
Siren: Ahhh, love that answer and just for the record – you can do anything you put your mind to. 🙂 How did you come up with the idea of your current book?
Janiera: I watch a lot of Investigation Discovery. It inspired me to write a story about seeking revenge against so many of the nasty murderers out there. I desired to write a scary revenge tale.
Siren: How did you come up with the title?
Janiera: I wanted it to be a campy title like some of the other ghost films. The title tells you it’s a scary book, but it also shows you some of the campiness that can be found in the book.
Siren: What advice would you give to others who are interested in/or currently working towards becoming a published author.
Janiera: Write the story you have in your heart and don’t sacrifice your story for anyone! If traditional publishers don’t publish it, don’t worry, self-publishing is an amazing new option! It’s rewarding and really helps you to grow as a person.
Siren: What books/authors have influenced your writing?
Janiera: Stephen King, Stephanie Meyers, Kathryn Stockett, pretty much anyone who wrote a book that I love has helped me to write my own amazing story.
Siren: Do you ever experience writer’s block?
Janiera: All the time! I get over it by watching a good movie or reading a good book to get the juices flowing. Sadly, it’s life that often gets in the way of my creative. Not the wonderful world of fantasy.
Siren: Do you write an outline before every book you write?
Janiera: Oh no, never! I write a story by the seat of my pants and let the story develop itself. I find my writing so much better this way and more juicy too.
Siren: Yay! I’ve had a lot of authors say that they don’t write an outline for their stories. Glad i’m not the only one. What is your favorite time of the day to write and your favorite place to write?
Janiera: I love writing in the afternoon or evening propped up in my bed. The later the better, the best ideas come when the world is quiet.
Siren: What’s your favorite food to eat while writing?
Janiera: I always have to have lemon water present if I’m not sipping on coffee while I’m writing. It’s strange but true.
Siren: Ohhh, I have to have coffee when I write, no matter what time of day or night it is. What do you do when you’re not writing?
Janiera: I’m usually reading If not that then hanging with my family. The simple things make me happy!
Siren: You sound like me. I enjoy time with my family also and I have a very big family. Janiera I have enjoyed this interview. I’ve already read your other book, Soul Sisters, which I loved; now I have to read Good Ghost Gone Bad. Thanks for stopping by Janiera. 🙂
For you readers out there here is a synopsis of Good Ghost Gone Bad. Be sure to read the excerpt below also – it really hooked me. I can’t wait to read this book and I love the cover for it!
Synopsis: 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.
Barnes and Nobles: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/good-ghost-gone-bad-janiera-eldridge/1114266415?ean=2940015962499
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.
Author Bio: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: firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with her through her author page: https://www.facebook.com/authorjanieraeldridge
2 thoughts on “Book Cover Monday/Author Interview with Janiera Eldridge”
Thank you for having me on your wonderful blog today! I really enjoyed the interview.