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Book Cover Monday/Author Interview with Janiera Eldridge

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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.

Buy Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Good-Ghost-Gone-Janiera-Eldridge/dp/1482345730/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2
Barnes and Nobles: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/good-ghost-gone-bad-janiera-eldridge/1114266415?ean=2940015962499

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.

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: prettyhaydengurl@yahoo.com or connect with her through her author page: https://www.facebook.com/authorjanieraeldridge

Book Cover Monday/Author Interview – Fire Angel by Susanne Matthews

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Good Morning all! Today I am pleased to have Author Susanne Matthews joining me on my blog today. Everyone clap real loud for Susanne. 🙂

Susanne: Thank you so much, Siren for inviting me here today.

Siren: You’re welcome. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to join me. Let’s start off by you telling readers a little bit about yourself!

Susanne: I’m Canadian, born and bred in Cornwall, Ontario, which is just across the St. Lawrence River from New York State; there is an International bridge here and at times, it’s quite busy. I graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa and married my university sweetheart, John. We have three adult children, Greg, Jason, and Angela and five grandchildren which I adore – Hannah, Nico, Eleni, Georgia and Tonio.
I worked as an educator for more than thirty years, most of them as an English teacher, and when I retired, I decided to dedicate myself to writing, something I’d always wanted to do. I enjoy camping, gardening, reading, and watching mysteries on television. I love to travel and see new places and hope to be able to do more of that in the future.

Siren: What is the name of your new book and what genre is it?

Susanne: My new book is titled FIRE ANGEL, and it is a Romance/suspense.

Siren: When is your book scheduled to be released?

Susanne: April 29, 2013

Siren: Where can we find you on the web and your next blog stop if any?

Susanne: My website is http://www.mhsusannematthews.ca
I have a Goodreads author page at http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7009276.Susanne_Matthews
Both those sites access my blogs.
As far as blog stops, I’m scheduled to appear on
Tasha Taylor’s blog April 20
Crimson Romance’s blog April 29
Kristina Knight’s blog April 30
Muse Tracks on May 3
Just Romantic Suspense on May 23-24
You can find me by searching for the names on those given dates.

Siren: Where can your readers find your book?

Susanne: My book will be available at Crimson Romance, Amazon.com, and Barnes and Nobles.

Siren: I’m excited about your new book and can’t wait to read it! Tell us a little bit about the book!

Susanne: FIRE ANGEL is a Castle meets Criminal Minds kind of story. Jake McKenzie, recently returned from Afghanistan minus a leg, is a criminal profiler hired to get into the mind of a serial killer who uses fire as his weapon of choice. Jake realizes that he doesn’t understand fire well enough to do the job on his own, so he gets the police chief to send for Alexis Michaels, a fire and arson investigator with a reputation for solving complex arson cases. What he doesn’t realize is that Alexis is the girl he fell in love with at sixteen, the one who ran away, and he’s never forgotten her. Sparks fly between them, but both Alexis and Jake have trust issues to contend with, and they have to set them aside to work together to find the killer who has made it clear that Alexis is his next target.

Siren: How old were you when you realized that writing was what you wanted to do with your life?

Susanne: I wanted to be a writer when I was a teenager, and would pound out stories on the typewriter in the basement at home, but back then, parents had definite ideas about things, and my choices were limited to teacher, nurse, or secretary. Women have so many more opportunities today. The idea of writing was always on my mind, but the realities of life kept it on the backburner until now.

Siren: Who has inspired you the most along your journey as a writer?

Susanne: My husband without a doubt; he’s always encouraging and doesn’t complain when dinner is late or I’m so wrapped up in my writing that I forget the real world exists.

Siren: Lol, you have a good husband. My fiance complains that I spend more time with my fictional men than I do with him. Susanne how did you come up with the idea of your current book?

Susanne: The main inspiration for the crime in the book came from a series of unsolved arson cases in and around Cornwall. The villain is a composite of all the people I have met with the sense of entitlement that makes them believe that what they want is more important than what anyone else wants. My wounded warrior hero was my way of acknowledging that all those who serve in the armed forces lose a bit of themselves because of the sacrifice they make. My heroine was inspired by my daughter who has an uncanny knack of being able to bounce back from adversity and who never quits, no matter how stacked against her the deck may be.

Siren: Your daughter sounds like a wonderful woman. How did you come up with the title?

Susanne: Angels are seen as good and demons as bad. I had thought of Fire Demon at one point, but decided that I liked the contrast of good versus evil better and decided on Fire Angel. When I chose it, I had no idea how popular the title was. I’ll check that out next time.

Siren: I think that’s some advice all aspiring writers should listen to – always google your title to make sure no one else is currently using it. Though that does not prevent others from using it in the future. Susanne what other advice would you give to others who are interested in/or currently working towards becoming a published author.

Susanne: Don’t give up! Keep writing and finish what you start. The worst thing an aspiring writer can do is give up on themselves and their work. I almost did that with FIRE ANGEL. I had written the story specifically for a pitch, and when the editor wasn’t even interested in looking at it, I was devastated. I was ready to throw in the towel and I didn’t write for almost a week, but the writing bug had me and I went back to the computer to start something else. One of my friends in my writing group told me that Crimson Romance was taking Twitter pitches, and I pitched to Jennifer Lawler. The rest, as they say, is history.

Siren: What books/authors have influenced your writing?

Susanne: There isn’t just one author who inspires me, just as I don’t want to write only one kind of book. I’ve read all kinds of books—science fiction, historical, suspense, paranormal, fantasy, but the thing I’ve always look for in a book was its romantic element. I’d have to say that all romance authors inspire me, and my personal favorite is Nora Roberts, who writes in so many different sub-genres, and succeeds beautifully at all of them.

Siren: Do you ever experience writer’s block?

Susanne: Sometimes; when I do, I go and do housework, do some baking, or read for a while. Then, I’ll go back to my own work and re-read the last couple of chapters. That generally puts me back on track.

Siren: Where do you get your ideas for your blogs and manuscripts?

Susanne: Inspiration comes from almost anywhere. Sometimes it will be something that I’ve heard or seen either in real life or on television, something in the newspaper, or just a personal experience. Recently, I wrote a blog about a 3D movie that had me ducking in my seat. Blogging is new to me, so I haven’t run into the ‘I have nothing to say’ problem yet. As far as ideas for manuscripts, I sometimes get those from the places we visit on holidays and the places I’d like to go. I’ve used a small part of my own ancestry in a historical novel, and my writing friends have given me lots of plot ideas. I’m a romantic at heart, so happily ever after is the goal in everything I write – how I get there is up to the characters.

Siren: Do you write an outline before every book you write?

Susanne: All the years that I taught, I religiously preached the need for an outline only to realize that I’m a pantser. I tried writing an outline for the book I’m currently writing and within two chapters I was out in left field.

Siren: Tell me about your characters.

Susanne: My characters are as real to me as any of the people outside of my writing world. I create them on the page the first time they’re mentioned in the story and then they take on a life of their own. If there are children in the story, they will behave initially like my grandchildren do; if it’s a teenager that character might take on a composite persona of any of the thousands of teens I’ve taught over the years. I tend to imbue my female characters with traits I either admire or detest, many times using some characteristic of my daughter that I admire. The males tend to be caring but not overbearing, since I’m not big on controlling men; if there is one in my stories, he won’t be the hero. My characters control the flow of the plot, taking it where it needs to go, suffering and falling in love along the way.

Siren: Since this is a romance and fashion blog I have to ask you a fashion related question – High heels or flats, which one do you prefer when it comes to shoes?

Susanne: While high heels look great on some people, I’ve never mastered the art of walking in the without wobbling. Most of the time, I prefer trendy flats or wedged heels. I love strappy sandals as long as the heel is less than 2 inches high.

Siren: What’s your favorite writing attire?

Susanne: I do my best work in my housecoat early in the morning. In fact, that’s one of the best parts of being a writer; I can work in whatever comfortable clothes I like. During the day, I’ll don jeans and a sweatshirt. This summer, I’ll probably write in loose-fitting sundresses or shorts and comfy tops.

Thank you Susanne Matthews for joining me on my blog today. I’ve enjoyed this interview and I will definitely be purchasing Fire Angel when it is released on April 29, 2013.

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By the way – I love this cover! 🙂
xoxo Siren

The Sultan’s Bride By Ariadne Wayne

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Hi everyone! I’m so excited to have Ariadne Wayne over at my blog today. Ariadne is the author of The Sultan’s Bride, which was released January 31, 2013. Everyone clap real loud for Ariadne.

Siren: Ariadne I’m sure all the readers want to know where they can find you on the web?

Ariadne: You can find me at http://www.ariadnewayne.co.nz\

Siren: Where can your readers find your books?

Ariadne: Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, All Romance, iTunes, Diesel.

Siren: How old where you when you realized that writing was what you wanted to do with your life?

Ariadne: I always enjoyed writing and when I was in high school I decided I wanted to be a journalist, specifically a sports journalist and not just for the hot guys. When I left school I did the odd piece of writing for a local magazine but started working in a computer shop and decided I wanted to work in IT. I still work in that field but last year realized that the stories I’d been making up in my head for the last 20 years were no good there and I should start recording them. I haven’t stopped since then!

Siren: I’m glad you haven’t stopped! 🙂 Who has inspired you the most along your journey as a writer?

Ariadne: I refer to Neil Gaiman at times on my blog as when I went back to writing I was so unsure of the rules around it as it had been so long. I saw a post on tumblr from him saying that there were no rules. It gave me the confidence to write on the topics I wanted to and as much as I wanted to.

Siren: How did you come up with the idea of your current book?

Ariadne: I am a real fan of historical novels and have read so many over the years and then discovered historical erotica and loved what I was reading. I’m not really sure where the idea came from specifically but it was definitely influenced by what I was reading at the time. There was some thought too about writing a strong female character, she goes through some tough stuff at the start but she comes out on top in the end.

Siren: How did you come up with the title?

Ariadne: The Sultan’s Bride went through a couple of name changes, it started in draft called Harem and then became The Sultan’s Wife. I checked if there were any books out there called that first because I didn’t want to complicate matters and then found when I went to publish there was another book by that name so I changed it slightly.

Siren: What made you decide to self-publish?

Ariadne: The geek in me was intrigued by the technical aspects of it. I have enjoyed learning about formatting documents as I have seeing my work published.

Siren: What advice would you give to others who are interested in/or currently working towards becoming a published author?

Ariadne: The world is at your fingertips as far as information goes, don’t rush anything and make sure you research everything you can. Just keep writing.

Siren: Good advice! Briefly describe the process of becoming a self-published author and the benefits of doing this on your own?

Ariadne: What I love is that I control everything from what the book looks like (although there are some sites that do their own thing and you have to learn how to work with it) through to pricing and seeing sales in almost real time. What I did was write my story and then looked around for what I then needed to do, there are so many resources online and most publishing sites have help files to help you get published.

Siren: Do you belong to any critique groups? Do you think it’s important for writers to belong to critique groups?

Ariadne: I think it’s a great idea though I haven’t gone looking for any yet.

Siren: What books/authors have influenced your writing?

Ariadne: I love Philippa Gregory and Anne Rice’s Beauty series.

Siren: Do you ever experience writer’s block?

Ariadne: It’s pretty hard to say, writing part time I only tend to write when I’m inspired to. I’d imagine if I did this full time and had deadlines with someone that maybe I would.

Siren: Do you write an outline before every book you write?

Ariadne: I did, but I did things back to front. I had an idea for a book and wrote a short story which turned into my draft and then I wrote the outline.
For the next book I wrote the outline first.

Siren: What is your favorite time of the day to write and your favorite place to write?

Ariadne: Normally I write in the evenings after the kids have gone to bed and in my recliner chair in front of the TV. I’m one of those people who can’t sit in silence and concentrate, I have to have noise.

Siren: I need complete silence when I write, lol. Since this is a romance and fashion blog I have to ask which you prefer –heels or flats when it comes to shoes?

Ariadne: That is an awesome question. I love heels but can’t wear them so I just tend to look at pictures!

Siren: I think I would die without my heels. Tell us about the other books you have written?

Ariadne: After The Sultan’s Bride I put out Hot For The Boss which is three novellas. I then collected them into one complete edition and it can be found everywhere that The Sultan’s Bride is found.

You have been a very busy woman. Thank you Ariadne Wayne for taking time to do this interview. I have already purchased The Sultan’s Bride and so far I am loving it!

Short Description of The Sultan’s Bride:

Stolen from her parents Catherine Stanton grows up in the eastern region of Ajara, a ward of the Sultan. When the Sultan claims her as his bride she indulges both his deepest desires and her own. Suddenly reunited with her parents she had to adjust while making a choice between the man she loves and the man she married. Which one will it be? Warning: This book contains explicit sex scenes.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAKBAAI

Corporate Bedroom by Author Michelle Outlaw!

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Happy Saturday!

I have been waiting all week for Author Michelle Outlaw’s book to be released and finally the day is here! (So Excited)

Author Michelle Outlaw has stopped by to talk to us about her steamy new book that I can’t wait to read. (I just purchased it)

Every one welcome Author Michelle Outlaw to the blog today by clapping real loud.

Siren: Welcome Michelle and thanks for allowing me to interview you. I want to start this off by asking you to tell the world the name of your new release:

Michelle: Corporate Bedroom I – Genre Erotica. Release date March 30th on Amazon.

Siren: Where can we find you on the web?

Michelle: I’m on Facebook Author Michelle Outlaw – https://www.facebook.com/michelle.outlaw.90
I am horrible; I am currently working on the web page.

Siren: Don’t feel bad. I’m sure that when the site is finally up it’s going to be worth the wait. Michelle tell us a little bit about yourself.

Michelle – I am a hedonistic voyeur. I love watching people enjoy themselves. I enjoyed my twenties which is where a lot of my characters and stories come from. I love beautiful things, and I do not mean superficially. Sexy goes a lot further than fine! I want people to be lost in my stories, and experience the characters as if they were right there with them.

One interesting fact about me is that I always love the villains of my stories, if there is a villain in the story there is more of me in that character. A fact that will probably confuse people about me is that I absolutely think that kissing is totally disgusting, but I find lips fascinating. Most of my profile pictures will have lips, but kissing freaks me out. I even have a difficult time when my characters kiss. So that is a little peek into my strange quirk.

Siren: I’m glad I am not the only one that thinks kissing is a little weird. Just the thought of swapping spit disgusts me. Then again I am a hypocrite because I seem to do just fine with other body fluids…okay I’m getting off track here, sorry.
Please continue Michelle, lol. (Just joking about the other body fluids comment; sorta kinda!)

Michelle: 🙂 My goal is to tell a good story, I want people to discuss the characters with friends because they are just that interesting. The first two e-books are short erotic stories; however, my novels will be erotic thrillers. I always want to keep my reader guessing, and engaged in the story and with the characters. I want the reader to be taken through emotional changes with the characters, and to hold their breath until the book ends. I want you to experience the book to the point that you have an emotional reaction when it is over.

Siren: How old were you when you realized that writing was what you wanted to do with your life?

Michelle: I have been writing since I was in the 7th grade. I won writing contests while in high school, and I won scholarships for college! My college professors would tear my writing apart now.

Siren: Who has inspired you the most along your journey as a writer?

Michelle: My inspiration comes from my mom, hubby, and some book addicts at work. The book addicts are the ones that will tell me if something sucks or if I have entertained them well enough to be given their seal of approval. Believe me these women (Eve, Ashanti, and Twanda) can be brutal!

Siren: LOL, but it’s good to have a group of friends who will give you their honest opinion. Thanks Eve, Ashanti and Twanda for being honest with Michelle.

How did you come up with the idea of your current book?

Michelle: I know how much work can stress people out. People spend most of their lives at their jobs, when you spend so much of your time in one place; you develop relationships with those you see on a daily basis. I wanted to create short stories about characters that were successful, but needed that outlet from their progression in their career.

Maybe it will make employees look at their boss’s and co-workers in a different light because when we are nude, we can be vulnerable. (In some cases…) These characters all have facades in public and in the boardroom. The reader will find out in the corporate bedroom, there is no façade only bare skin. These are short stories, which gives each character a voice and a space of their own. I suggest a quiet place and a person with um “talents” nearby because each story will take you to a pleasurable garden where you will be an invited voyeur.

Siren: You hear that readers? You have officially been invited to be a voyeur in the Corporate Bedroom! How did you come up with the title, Corporate Bedroom?

Michelle: That is interesting – my publisher had me change the title. Originally I called it Freakernizing, a play off fraternizing. We discussed it and decided to go with Corporate Bedroom. The people in these short stories are all professionals, who need a release, and a walk down the road less traveled.

Siren: What advice would you give to others who are interested in/or currently working towards becoming a published author.

Michelle: Write and/or be creative every day. Invest in a digital recorder; sometimes the muse will visit you at the weirdest times. Keep that recorder with you, in case you can’t get to your computer. Seek mentors; I want to be clear about mentors. For me a mentor would be someone who wants to help you develop your voice. Keep in mind not everyone is going to love your work, but don’t let those who do not have the communication or people skills to give you constructive criticism in a respectful way discourage you.. Keep writing!

Siren: I love that answer! I learned the hard way that not everyone is there to help. Some people enjoy tearing others down.

What books/authors have influenced your writing?

Michelle: Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty series I love all her books, but that series is one of my favorite. I have recently become a big fan of Kenya Wright’s; love her erotic paranormal series. Madame Bovary was a book that has stayed with me for years. A woman viewed as a harlot, but I found her to be awesome. I love books with strong women, women who are not afraid to explore their sexuality while at the same time attempting to follow rules always draws me in.

Siren: Do you ever experience writer’s block?

Michelle: Yes, I have had my muse leave me, but the crazy thing is that if I watch something on Investigation Discovery she returns to me. Looney I know.

Siren: That’s hilarious. Do you write an outline before every book you write?

Michelle: Great question and the answer to that is no. I cannot write outlines for my stories. I saw on someone’s page they had handwritten their novel, and that absolutely blew me away. Everything I do, I do at the computer. I just sit down and begin writing. An outline just stifles my creativity; due to the fact that I just let the characters become who they are from my head to the screen. When I am writing I feel like the goddess who watches the mortals, I let things play out without interfering too much. (Yes I love mythology, and no I do not have a god complex) As writers we create worlds, and literally can rule over them. LOL

Siren: I totally understand. I think in another life you and I were sisters because I feel the same way about a lot of the things we’re talking about. LOL; outlining works for some authors but I have to just let my characters do their own thing. They don’t like it when I meddle too much in their affairs!

What is your favorite time of the day to write and your favorite place to write?

Michelle: I am definitely a night person. I work during the day, very long hours, but I have to write every day and it has to be after 10pm.

Siren: One last question before you leave Michelle, you know I have to ask a question about Fashion; who is your favorite Fashion Designer and why?

Michelle: Oh wow favorite designer, hmm. That is hard. Monif C. Bein Roule at the moment. Donna of course if they can design for size sexy and height, I am almost 6ft.

Thanks so much for coming through Michelle. I have enjoyed chatting with you and can’t wait to read your book. Today is the day Readers, Corporate Bedroom is now available on Amazon. I have to read it; I have been waiting all week for this release. I wish you much success Author Michelle Outlaw and thanks again. Corporate Bedroom 2 will be released in April.

You can find book one at: http://www.amazon.com/Corporate-Bedroom-ebook/dp/B00C3KCVRA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1364651878&sr=8-3&keywords=corporate+bedroom

The cover is sexy! I am a sucker for sexy covers! Time for me to go read! 🙂

xoxo Siren

Welcome Melody S – Author of an original poetry collection called ‘Soul Speech’

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I would like to welcome Melody S. Author of Soul Speech to my blog.
(Every one clap for Melody.)

Her Poetry Collection was released March 26, 2013 and I’m so happy that she took time out of her busy schedule to do this interview.

Melody S. is also the Author of Love’s Wrong Turns. She is the mother of three wonderful boys and the wife of an Army Veteran. She discovered her love for writing at the age of twelve and has been writing ever since. Melody S. is a Brooklyn, NY native and her stories are usually set in the NY Metro area. Melody S. plans to pen children’s books and to release other Adult Fiction stories like her release, Love’s Wrong Turns, in the near future.

Now that we know Melody S. a little better let’s ask her a few questions.

Siren – Melody S., how old were you when you realized that writing was what you wanted to do with your life?

Melody S. – I was about 15 years old when I realized that I had a gift but I didn’t get serious about writing until I was 28 years old.

Siren – Who has inspired you the most along your journey as a writer?

Melody S. – My husband and my children. They not only inspire me, but they motivate me and push me to keep producing great stories.

Siren – How did you come up with the idea of your current book?

Melody S. – Soul Speech, came from the need to heal and to tell my truth…without interruption. I also hoped to be able to help someone else who have dealt with some of the things that I’ve dealt with.

Siren – How did you come up with the Title of your current book?

Melody S. – Well, being that Soul Speech was going to be all about my personal experiences and how I felt about them, in essence it is MY truth. The words written on each and every page came straight from my soul which doesn’t have the ability to lie or see things in any other way, but truthfully.

Siren – I love that answer! 🙂 What advice would you give to others who are interested in/or are currently working towards becoming a published Author?

Melody S. – Stay true to you and don’t be afraid to be different! Also, get to know this industry inside and out so that you are educated in what it takes to be successful.

Siren – I totally agree with that. What books/Authors have influenced your writing?

Melody S. – Anything ever written by Iyanla Vanzant for sure.

Siren – Do you ever experience writers block?

Melody S. – No, I haven’t had the pleasure of that yet.

Siren – Lucky you, I have and believe me it sucks! Do you write an outline before every book you write?

Melody S. – No. Most times I already have the story mapped out in my head so it’s just a matter of putting fingers to computer keys.

Siren – What is your favorite time of day and place to write?

Melody S. – I love to write in the morning because that is when my characters like to come out and perform. My favorite place to write is this desk in my home office that my husband purchased and he and the boys put together. It’s an awesome space!

Siren – Your book was released yesterday, where can readers go to find it?

Melody S. – On Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Speech-Melody-S/dp/0988994909/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1364297771&sr=1-1&keywords=soul+speech

On Createspace.com
https://www.createspace.com/4127033

And on my website
http://www.melodytheauthor.com

Siren – One last question before you go…since this is a Fashion and Romance Blog you know I have to ask you a Fashion related question. Who is your favorite Fashion Designer and why?

Melody S. – My favorite designer is Chanel hands down. The designs are always classic and sexy which I absolutely love! When I wear Chanel, I feel like I need to straighten out my back and walk with my shoulders pushed back.

Siren – I love it! Chanel is also one of my favorites. 🙂

Thank you so much Melody S. for joining me on my blog today. Readers don’t forget to use the above links to purchase Melody’s book Soul Speech, an inspiring collection of poetry from the soul. Thanks Melody and Congrats on your new release!

xoxo Siren